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Post by Tailhappy on Thu Jul 04, 2013 11:13 pm

SBF wrote:A 110 with a 4-speed and a 3.27 rear end should get you about 26 mpg. Actually the Powerglide cars aren't bad either.

Know anyone who wants to trade decent one for a Camry that gets 30? :saynomore: 
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Post by Honor on Fri Jul 05, 2013 8:26 am

Haha, you're sick of that Camry already?
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Post by Tailhappy on Fri Jul 05, 2013 9:16 pm

Of course. Plus I have my loaner to drive around, so its just sitting in the back lot collecting rust. DUST, I mean. Dust.....
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Post by Honor on Fri Jul 05, 2013 9:23 pm

Shit, that would be a good dd. I might buy it from you if you werent so far away.
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Post by Tailhappy on Sat Jul 06, 2013 8:42 am

I'll have sex with you if you drive all the way out here and buy it :saynomore: 
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Post by Honor on Wed Aug 14, 2013 1:35 am

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Post by thewalrus on Mon Oct 07, 2013 12:06 pm

Nice. A Bugeye. One of my favorite old roadsters. Are you restoring that?
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Post by SBF on Mon Oct 07, 2013 4:26 pm

Actually it's a '58 TR3A.

It's my uncle's. He is in pretty bad health and I'm trying to help him sell it. It's pretty complete, it just needs to be put back together.
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Post by thewalrus on Mon Oct 07, 2013 4:39 pm

SBF wrote:Actually it's a '58 TR3A.

It's my uncle's. He is in pretty bad health and I'm trying to help him sell it. It's pretty complete, it just needs to be put back together.
Sweet. I always get those two confused. Wish I lived in a house with a garage, I'd be tempted to dip into my wife's student line of credit....
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Post by Honor on Mon Oct 07, 2013 5:32 pm

What did you think it was Wally?
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Post by SBF on Mon Oct 07, 2013 6:57 pm

He thought it was a Bugeye Sprite
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Post by Honor on Mon Oct 07, 2013 7:05 pm

Ohh. Yeah that's in Forza 4 DLC. Actually so is the TR3 I think. The Sprite is ridiculously slow. Like old VW bug slow.
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Post by SBF on Mon Oct 07, 2013 7:32 pm

That's because they only have like 80 horsepower. That's what you get when you put a tractor engine in a car.
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Post by Honor on Mon Oct 07, 2013 8:51 pm

I thought they had even less than that.
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Post by Honor on Mon Oct 07, 2013 8:53 pm


1958–61: 948cc cc A-Series I4, 43 hp (32 kW) at 5200 rpm and 52 lbf·ft (71 Nm) at 3300 rpm

A car was tested by the British magazine The Motor in 1958. It had a top speed of 82.9 mph (133.4 km/h) and could accelerate from 0-60 mph (97 km/h) in 20.5 seconds. Fuel consumption of 43 miles per imperial gallon (6.6 L/100 km; 36 mpg-US) was recorded. The test car cost £678, including taxes of £223.[5]

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Post by Honor on Mon Oct 07, 2013 8:53 pm

20 seconds to 60, wow. I think the old VW bug was around 30 though. My dad had one back in the 70s and he said the only way he could get his over 55mph was when he was going downhill. :roflmao:
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Post by Tailhappy on Mon Oct 07, 2013 9:13 pm

This is now a project car thread. ^_^



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Post by Honor on Tue Nov 12, 2013 8:37 pm

I are teh fast.

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Post by Tailhappy on Tue Nov 12, 2013 9:05 pm

Speaking of downhill with a tailwind.....

I keed, I keed. What have you done to that thing? (I assume thats the wrx)
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Post by Honor on Tue Nov 12, 2013 9:19 pm

A bunch of shit. I had it pro-tuned in September.

Seems pretty awesome til you think of all the money you spent. Woe 
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Post by Talon on Tue Nov 12, 2013 9:47 pm

Honor wrote:A bunch of shit. I had it pro-tuned in September.

Seems pretty awesome til you think of all the money you spent. Woe 
Cars are like the worst investments. Put a bunch of money into it, worth less. :jay: 
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Post by JaysonAych on Wed Nov 13, 2013 2:32 am

Talon wrote:

Honor wrote:A bunch of shit. I had it pro-tuned in September.

Seems pretty awesome til you think of all the money you spent. Woe 
Cars are like the worst investments.  Put a bunch of money into it, worth less. :jay: 
And then you see ads on Craigslist that are like, "2002 Miata, 160,000 miles, over $20,000 invested (huge list of Pep Boys parts), asking $16k (photos show faded paint, rust, scuffed wheels, dents, said Pep Boys parts shoddily installed, etc)" and other stupid shit.

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Post by Tailhappy on Wed Nov 13, 2013 8:27 am

Yeah, once and awhile you find some noob that'll pay a lot for a modded car, but.... yeah, you almost never get out what you put in. Might as well do it for yourself and enjoy it.
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Post by Talon on Wed Nov 13, 2013 8:53 am

Most sports cars are worth more stock.
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Post by Tailhappy on Wed Nov 13, 2013 9:11 pm

The thing is to find a car that will appreciate in value, like a classic muscle car, or exotic. But its hard to know NOW what will be worth 10X its value 20 years from now......

Probably low mileage stock WRX and STises. Because they've all been modified.
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Post by Honor on Wed Nov 13, 2013 9:23 pm

Stock MKIV Supras are worth a good bit now arent they?
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Post by Honor on Wed Nov 13, 2013 9:27 pm

lol

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Post by Tailhappy on Thu Nov 14, 2013 8:14 am

Thanks, Toretto!
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Post by Turbojett on Thu Nov 14, 2013 8:11 pm

Honor wrote:Stock MKIV Supras are worth a good bit now arent they?
problem is, you're more likely to find a unicorn.
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Post by Talon on Sat Jan 18, 2014 10:45 am

Turbojett wrote:
Honor wrote:Stock MKIV Supras are worth a good bit now arent they?

problem is, you're more likely to find a unicorn.

Hence the worth.
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Post by Swerve on Sat Jan 18, 2014 11:11 am

Tailhappy wrote:Yeah, once and awhile you find some noob that'll pay a lot for a modded car, but.... yeah, you almost never get out what you put in. Might as well do it for yourself and enjoy it.
It's only money, can't take it with you when you die!

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Post by Honor on Tue Feb 18, 2014 7:58 pm

Corvairs had safety standards? Wasn't that Ralph Nader book based on how unsafe the Corvair was?
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Post by thewalrus on Fri Feb 21, 2014 12:51 pm

Honor wrote:Corvairs had safety standards? Wasn't that Ralph Nader book based on how unsafe the Corvair was?

I think that's the joke he was going for.

Though as I understand it, the Corvair wasn't any less save than other rear / mid-rear engined cars of the day - 911s, Karman Ghias, etc. You just had to be a halfway decent driver, and understand the handling dynamics.
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Post by Turbojett on Fri Feb 21, 2014 6:06 pm

And Corvairs weren't the only cars Nader was spazzing out about, its just part of the book. As I understand it he ranted about 50's tailfins having the potential to impale people and fullsize cars being a danger to everyone on the road in cramped inner cities.

Of course, his book also brought about regulations for mandatory seatbelts and crash safety standards.
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Post by SBF on Sun Feb 23, 2014 11:35 am

No joke here, I just needed to get my body tag picture up and online off my phone.

My car is a '68. This is the year Federal mandates took place towards safety. Every car company was supposed to have Dual Master cylinders (front and rear brakes have separate chambers for brake fluid), 3-point Safety Belts (2 separate belts!), high back bucket seats (if equipped), and mandatory padded dasboards.

Hence why the body tag says what it says. It was just to show that the car complied with the Federal guidelines.

Also, the whole Nader thing was blown out of proportion back in the mid 60's. Early model Corvairs were not the only vehicles out there that had rear Swing Axles. Nader just wanted to make a showcase out of them. By the time his book came out, Chevrolet had already changed the design of the rear suspension for the Late Model Corvair and it no longer was a Swing Axle design. Nader didn't make the Corvair go away, the Mustang ultimately did. When the Mustang proved to be a sales success and fuel economy wasn't a big deal anymore in the mid-60's (which is one of the reasons the Corvair was made in the first place), GM decided it needed a competitor and that's how the Camaro and Firebird were born.

In 1972 (IIRC) the National Traffic Safety Board found Naders research inconclusive and deemed the Corvair no more dangerous than any other car on the road.
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Post by Turbojett on Mon Feb 24, 2014 1:52 pm

right, a lot of it (vast majority) was pretty much bunk.
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