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Old 06-02-2012, 01:15   #91
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...Yes, Lucas, Prince of Darkness for certain And, why Brits don't build computers? They couldn't figure out how to make them leak oil.
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Q: Why do the British drink warm beer?
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Old 06-02-2012, 01:44   #92
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Probably more than that. They're limited to 18,000 rpm, and it seemed to sit on the limiter for a fair while on the straights. But with infinitely variable valve timing (pneumatic valves) they're a lot less temperamental than they used to be.

In races they can generate 3.5 G lateral and up to 5 G under brakes, so no wonder she looked like a sack of spuds.
My ride is just the opposite, peak hp @ 4050 rpm, 516 lb/ft @ 2800. This in a 5 speed manual, 1790 lb car, gives really sweet street manners. This video was a rodeo for T-buckets back in Mountain Home, Arkansas, a place IMHO, that has the highest church to population ratio of any place I've been. And the rodeo was held in a church parking lot where about 100 Sunday school waited for rides.

During the week long activities, no one needed to be bailed out of the slammer, probably because the Chief of the patrol division was also a Bucket Head, and hosted the gang twice at his very nice home.




The kids waiting for their rides


This little girl has a set of lungs, you could hear her scream ABOVE the engine racket.


My ride in the rodeo


This lets you know just how tall I'm geared.
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Old 06-02-2012, 14:03   #93
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Wow!,Cool ride's....
Damn....
Now I pulled the trigger again and need a shop....
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Not the first time I've heard of nylons being donated to keep the water pump and/or generator spinning.

wow--i didnt know any gear heads didnt know that one--i learned it from a guy in racing sporty cars about 35 yrs ago.. aint fergot it--is good to know, even for boats and diesels....
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Old 06-02-2012, 14:40   #95
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Problem is I never knew a girl who wore nylons aboard, at least not for long... CP
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Old 06-02-2012, 14:47   #96
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How is that a problem, exactly?
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Old 06-02-2012, 16:58   #97
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Ever lost the belt to your generator or water pump?... having a nylon clad lady around would be really handy. Panty hose don't work well because they get hung up on bolts and stuff... been there tried it... cheers, Capt Phil
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Old 06-02-2012, 17:03   #98
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I was referring to the "at least not for long," which to me implied that other priorities might take precedence.
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At my age, the longer the better! CP
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My ride now.....'68 RS/SS Camaro. Awesome beach car.

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In the past I had a '67 MGB-GT. Then bought a '63 E-Type and did a ground-up restoration on it. Then the same on a BMW 2002. After that, kids came along and the cars (and boats) got set aside for a while. Now the kids are grown and I'm back with both.

The current projects are 4 Mercedes W113s. A 230SL, a 250SL, and 2 280SLs. I bought them all at once as a 4-car barn-find. I've got 3 of 4 running now with the 4th hopefully soon to follow. 2 will get sold and I'll keep 2.

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Another rare one.......






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Another rare one.......






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Not only rare, but I pride myself on my automotive acumen and I don't know a thing about that 3 wheeler, so spill the beans and educate me please.
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I have no idea what thehell it is but do remember seeing one when I was a kid. I believe they came out of Yugoslavia. My neighbor was from there.
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I have no idea what thehell it is but do remember seeing one when I was a kid. I believe they came out of Yugoslavia. My neighbor was from there.
You have my curiosity up, I'll snag your picture and post it on my forum to see if any of those folks know. I'm thinking it might be powered by a 2 stroke like the old Saabs.
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