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Old 18-04-2012, 14:18   #241
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Winters finally gone and now I have pimped my ride a little with some new "summer" wheels
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Old 18-04-2012, 14:30   #242
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This was my first restoration project before I got into sailboats.



I let it go back in 2007 when I THOUGHT I was getting married. Regretted that move, but had a 911 for a while, which was fun but resulted in several how-to repair videos because something was always wrong with it.



Meanwhile my little brother is in the endless process of building a 1966 Shelby kit car. He started it somewhere around the time I sold the Mustang and while it does run from time to time, it has yet to be "finished" and still looks about like it does in this video.



These days I've narrowed my hobbies down to just the boat and photography.
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Old 18-04-2012, 14:45   #243
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On the Cobra replica, for a diesel it sounds good, but for a gas engine,,,,, well, it sounds like a diesel.
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Old 18-04-2012, 14:53   #244
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On the Cobra replica, for a diesel it sounds good, but for a gas engine,,,,, well, it sounds like a diesel.
Yeah, he had a cam sensor in wrong or something. I can't remember. Anyway, he got that fixed but then decided to stick a DOHC 4.6L with a blower in it. That's been in process for years now. Thankfully he bought a house in February, so it's now in his own garage instead of mine.
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Old 18-04-2012, 16:21   #245
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Strangely enough, my brother just called to say he'd picked up an old 280z he came across this morning. It's left-hand drive and sounds like it's in pretty sweet shape.

Plus, you can't beat commercials like this!

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Old 18-04-2012, 17:14   #246
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Although I have had my share of other modified fast/sports cars like two fox body 5 liters Mustangs, an LS1 Camaro, a turbo rotary, a bone stock M3,and a few bikes. My love is for the Hondas. I have had 3 swapped CRXs and two swapped Civics. This white one was my last Civic. It had a (stock internals) K20 swap and a GT35r turbo. It was so much fun and ran consistently in the 10s, never trailered/never broken and managed 42 mpg on the highway. Damn I miss that car.

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Old 18-04-2012, 17:20   #247
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This is Angelina my 60 T-bird ride...
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Old 21-04-2012, 13:52   #248
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Not a classic yet, but we love it. You can still order a 427 Corvette.
We'll be on the Hot Rod Power Tour this year:

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1922 Rolls Royce boattail stern, designed (in 2006) by Olin Stephens, of classic sail experience, and built by Bob Dixon and myself in 2007. Honduras mahogany and Bubinga (African rosewood), ash and oak framing on an original Rolls frame and machinery. It really goes to weather, too.
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1922 Rolls Royce boattail stern, designed (in 2006) by Olin Stephens, of classic sail experience, and built by Bob Dixon and myself in 2007. Honduras mahogany and Bubinga (African rosewood), ash and oak framing on an original Rolls frame and machinery. It really goes to weather, too.
Both this ride and the square bird are just too cool.
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Yes... "close"... ...and I believe you are probably faster in a straight line.

However, I offer up this video here of the older version S1 Exige. ( The new Exige "S" is quicker and handles better IMHO).

This video, (aside from some nice driving skills), confirms quite nicely Colin Chapman's statement regarding horsepower versus weight. It is INDEED nothing but a matter of ratios, and in this video we see a $40,000 car passing cars selling for well into six figures. That's why I stick to my "nothing more than 4 cylinder rule". It's just not necessary to go to a huge engine (AND price tag) in order to go very VERY fast.

I don't think most people are aware of what the little Lotus cars can do to the "big boys" as demonstrated in this video. Being an ex-pro kart driver I really love and appreciate this video. I think that is why I was drawn to the Lotus in the first place. After my first test drive in my 2005 Elise, I absolutely stunned how "kart like" the Lotus was---and I was sold. Then when I got the new supercharged Exige S, it was like...WHOA!!!! HOLD ON!!!!

I hope you all get a kick out of this video. Keep in mind this is a FOUR cylinder 1.8 Liter engine folks. I hope this doesn't offend the "Muscle Car" fans...because we are really talking apples 'n oranges here. Both sides of the sport and hobby are really fun. ...Just don't start tail gating me me on twisty Lawson Valley Road! Ha!!!!

Cheers!

Excellent use of traffic to postion your self in the first few minutes of the video, also I admire your ability on the deep braking. Excellent video.
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Deep braking is something you can get away with in a light car. No sense fighting the Laws of Physics.
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I agree with the small is better crowd, i have driven the Lotus Esprit S2 with Group two racing cams, and it was blazingly fast.
I have had Renault's, Rovers, Fiats,Opel GT, i used to love Rat Racing (Rallying with no rules) i am also an old car nut,,from old T-birds, to 40 Dodge Coups,i swore to myself many years ago and many cars ago that i would never consider a car newer than 1974 as anything other than a transport device.
I have owned and driven over 350 cars in my life so far, along with many Motorcycles.
Give me European for handling any day, and give me old chrome beauties for everything else. "LONG MAY SHE SHINE"
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Carroll Shelby, who brought the AC cars over from the UK in the early 60s, and built the Cobra race cars, passed away Friday.
A giant in the motor industry
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I had no idea. I was hoping his replaced ticker would have kept him going longer.
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