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Old 05-16-2009, 11:43 AM   #136
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They are work trucks. Day and night, they are usually working. Unless there is a meetup someplace, you don't usualy see them as they are on truck routes.

Ooo, BMW's Art Cars...

1975: 3.0 CSL by Alexander Calder


1976: 3.0 CSL by Frank Stella
1977: 320i by Roy Lichtenstein
1982: 635 Csi by Ernst Fuchs


... I like the BMW art car series alot, and the initial Calder version is my favorite (those others are nice too).

... I also like: 1999: V12 LMR by Jenny Holzer

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Old 05-16-2009, 12:30 PM   #137
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Miles Crouch's Triumph Spitfire with Ford 2.3 Turbo Engine

as published in British V8 Newsletter, Volume XV Issue 2, September 2007

Owner: Miles Crouch
City: Atlanta GA
Model: 1979 Triumph Spitfire
Engine: Ford 2.3 turbo inline four-cylinder engine
Conversion performed by: Owner

Engine: the engine is from an SVO Mustang. It's been balanced and blue-printed, and the head has been ported by Boport. Wiseco pistons. Chevy 5.7" rods. I have adapted the 4g63 oil jets from a Mitsubishi engine into the Ford 2.3 block to cool the pistons better.
Induction: custom intake with a 75mm throttle body, 96lb injectors, water methenol injection, and an 1100cfm intercooler.
Engine Electrical: SDS engine management, using the Ford factory harness.
Cooling: big block radiator. It stays cool and can sit all day in traffic with no problem.
Exhaust: 3.5" down-pipe off the turbo into a pulse chamber. I made the exhaust by taking 1.5" pipe and cutting it in two, then using a 7 inch flat steel to connect the two halves of the 1.5" pipe. This will give a little more than the 3.5" pipe and great ground clearance. Supertrapp muffler.
Transmission: Performance Automatic C-4 3 speed with transmission brake and 1/1 final drive ratio. 3000rpm stall, 9" torque converter. Custom driveshaft with 2 safety loops.
Rear Axle: narrowed 9" Ford, with limited slip differential, 2.75:1 ratio, and 28 spline axles.
Front Suspension: custom air-ride suspension. I made my own A-arms and used Mustang II front spindles. Grand National shocks. Factory Spitfire rack and tie-rod ends.
Rear Suspension: 4-link and Panhard bar, with airbags and camaro shocks.
Brakes: four wheel disk.
Wheels: 15" Prostar Street and Drag aluminum.
Chassis: factory Spitfire frame supplemented with a full rollcage. The 4-link structure runs rocker-to-rocker and was tied into the old factory frame for the conversion. Trust me, the car goes straight out of the hole and this is important.
Body: Frenched antenna. Ford rear wing.
Electrical: more room for gauges and I made a new wire harness that had more than 3 grounds and a few fuses.
Performance: as originally set up, we did 511 at the wheels with 29psi and 116 octane. 93 octane @ 23 psi with water methenol made 348 rwhp. We're working on a new set-up that should be better.
Weight: between 1950 and 2000lbs.
Miles Driven: thousands... to Montgomery AL and everywhere around Atlanta. No trailer queen here!
Comments: all the work was done by myself except rebuilding the turbo and the transmission. This car is making over 500hp at the wheels with race gas. I have to get an NHRA driver's license now because it was too fast on the track! There are many other mods, but those are the main ones.




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Old 05-16-2009, 12:43 PM   #138
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Old 05-16-2009, 01:53 PM   #139
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Warhol should be in prison for this.
Remember when VH1 gave away the Corvette collection? He purchased the collection from the winner. The cars have been sitting in some crappy parking garage rotting away ever since.
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Old 05-16-2009, 02:38 PM   #140
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Old 05-16-2009, 02:51 PM   #141
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Chrome has some practical use for making parts corrosion-resistant and providing a durable finish. Anything gold-colored on a car screams bling and trying to appear richer than you are, especially on an old cheap car that smokes.
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Old 05-17-2009, 01:42 AM   #142
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late chiming in but i think that's quite cool actually

made me chuckle anyways....

Never been a huge fan of this era of Roller's so this is a nice take on it IMO

Edit: seems i'm not alone in liking this! COOL!
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Old 05-17-2009, 05:24 AM   #143
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Old 05-17-2009, 05:49 AM   #144
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Old 05-17-2009, 08:42 AM   #145
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Old 05-17-2009, 08:43 AM   #146
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... what's wrong w/ this?

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Old 05-17-2009, 09:36 AM   #147
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Warhol should be in prison for this.
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Remember when VH1 gave away the Corvette collection? He purchased the collection from the winner. The cars have been sitting in some crappy parking garage rotting away ever since.
Um... I hate to be the one to break this to you guys but... Andy Warhol is quite dead. And has been since before there was such a thing as VH1.
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Old 05-17-2009, 09:52 AM   #148
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Old 05-17-2009, 10:08 AM   #149
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Body by Fisher sawzall.

I could say a lot of things,but Maybe I'd better not. My wife has had one of those Devilles since '95. I had to step out and look at it to see just how much metal they had to saw out to get those stupid tires and rims to fit. With the standard tires on it, I can barely slide my hand up under the trim to put Armorall or whatever on the rear tires-I guess that's why that idiot had to break out the Sawzall.
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Old 05-17-2009, 10:34 AM   #150
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Remember when VH1 gave away the Corvette collection? He purchased the collection from the winner. The cars have been sitting in some crappy parking garage rotting away ever since.

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Um... I hate to be the one to break this to you guys but... Andy Warhol is quite dead. And has been since before there was such a thing as VH1.

IIRC it was Peter Max who bought the collection and stashed them in a garage, neglected.

Perhaps it's some kind of "performance art."
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