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Old 07-02-2012, 00:26   #106
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Re: Any classic car enthusiasts on board ?

I will guess Heinkel, the front reminds me of one of their bubble cars of the 50/60's and may have been a convertible version. Of course i may just be proving what a complete ignoramus i am, as if i needed that.

Just gone the google,i was wrong, what a surprise. See link.
http://www.google.com.au/imgres?q=bu...9&tx=145&ty=74

An Opelit Mopetta. How did we not get that?
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Old 07-02-2012, 06:43   #107
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I will guess Heinkel, the front reminds me of one of their bubble cars of the 50/60's and may have been a convertible version. Of course i may just be proving what a complete ignoramus i am, as if i needed that.

Just gone the google,i was wrong, what a surprise. See link.
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An Opelit Mopetta. How did we not get that?
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Should have known where it was from by the guys hat.
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Old 07-02-2012, 07:38   #108
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Re: Any classic car enthusiasts on board ?

Only a couple of these could be considered 'classic', but here are the 'fun' cars I owned in the past (fun except for maintaining the front king pins on the Fiat 850 and head gaskets on the X-19):

1961 Porsche 356B
1970 Fiat 850 Spider
1970 Datsun 240Z
1975 Fiat X-19
1976 Datsun 260Z (German Spec)
1987 Porsche 944S

After totalling the 87 Porsche I kicked the habit and pursued more pedestrian rides. In fact, apart from my one 'toy' (the 57 Ghia), I now prefer to drive my cars into the ground. The current victims of this abuse are a 2008 BMW X3, a 2002 VW Passat (340,00 km and counting!), the aforementioned 1957 Karmann Ghia lowlight, and on Isla Margarita, a 2002 Renault Kangoo ( I know, the power, the glory....). Sometimes, however, in spite of the IMS problems and the potential for low-mileage, catastrophic engine failure, I do get the urge to buy a used Boxster S ......

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Old 07-02-2012, 07:46   #109
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Well, I've gone totally Soccer Mom with my '87 300TD Turbo wagon, but if you ask a Mercedes diesel geek, she's a hot babe

in the past, I was a total Mopar geek. My first love was a '70 Barracuda with a 383, then I let her go for a '68 Dart GTS also with 383. Ah, that Dart, geez it was such a badass...sold it for money to go to college. Not sure that was a good deal ;-)
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Tamif, at leat you are getting performance out of you current boat!

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tamif27,

Has your boat been breeding at Lake Tahoe?

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Old 07-02-2012, 10:56   #112
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Hey, Bob... looks like Emerald Bay on a sunny July day with the Safari Rose in the background. Yes, there is a lot of breeding goin' on around the lake in the summer... not so much in winter... cheers, Capt Phil
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Hey, Bob... looks like Emerald Bay on a sunny July day with the Safari Rose in the background. Yes, there is a lot of breeding goin' on around the lake in the summer... not so much in winter... cheers, Capt Phil
Your correct. My brother's boat is 'Miss Blue Eyes", a F-28.
This shot was 2 summers ago during the big fires. We play tennis at the state run estate just north of Sugar Pine State Park.
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Fine lookin' boat and crew! I'll look for them on the lake... CP
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Has your boat been breeding at Lake Tahoe?
Ah, that's the Harmonic Convergence, isn't it? I see folks chatting about it at the Fboats list. Sadly and oddly there's few and far between here in the central Gulf. Nice 28CC, there was a girl down here with one but I think she's sold it. Hooked up with a guy on a leaner or something...

Here's us at the Nationals a few years back.
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Fine lookin' boat and crew! I'll look for them on the lake... CP
He sold it last year. His was still built here in California, and for some reason that carries a lot of weight on resale. He does of course still have his cabin at North Shore.
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From cars to boats and back to cars again.
I am always enticed by girls around mid-twenties. Today I could not resist her when she was almost dropped in my lap.
119.000 km on the counter and as sound as a bell. I have had 4 Jags over the years when I was a wee bit younger but when this girl of 24 came along I had to have her. Bionic ear or not.
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sweet. I'm surprised that your front spindles can handle handle over 1g lateral acceleration.Impressive.

My ride is a 300+ rear wheel hp Miata. Full race suspension. BUT only a 12.2s 1/4 mile..
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Back to the cars....

These are my "Classic Aussie Muscle" cars, a 72 XA GT.....



....and 74 XB GS....

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sweet. I'm surprised that your front spindles can handle handle over 1g lateral acceleration.Impressive.

My ride is a 300+ rear wheel hp Miata. Full race suspension. BUT only a 12.2s 1/4 mile..
Spindles don't get the compound loading of moment-arm and shear, the engine and trans are so low in the frame rails, my CG is spindle height, so it has a Go-Kart attitude going for it.
I didn't do much homework on the tires, since my Track-T weighs about what a Lotus Super 7 weighs, I just use the same tires they run. That way I keep the "big & little" look going, but can still slice and dice.
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