the art of engine

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Loadedagain, May 21, 2005.

  1. Jeffy

    Jeffy Hmm...

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    I think the Supra was a great design. It's still looks good even today which says a lot. Nice built there. Nothing too extreme.
  2. DJGypsy

    DJGypsy Ewok Taxidermist

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    too bad that still photo is the fastest that this particular car will ever go.

    immaculately clean car/bike = never driven/ridden
  3. 12bridn

    12bridn I need throttle therapy

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    I dunno, I see chips in the airdam...
  4. Vbird

    Vbird In Room 237

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    A few from last weekend:

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    Thunderbolt showing .7 miles!
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    This old Ford was there also
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  5. 12bridn

    12bridn I need throttle therapy

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    Pretty sure that last ones a Detomaso Pantera.
  6. pierce

    pierce Aven'Tourer

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    Panteras had Ford engines, and many were sold through Ford Lincoln/Mercury dealers.
  7. schlitz

    schlitz the slow one

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  8. pierce

    pierce Aven'Tourer

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    meanwhile, in the REAL world...

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    you know, where cars actually get DRIVEN rather than looked at.



    :rofl:rofl
  9. ttpete

    ttpete Rectum Non Bustibus

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    When I worked for the company, I could have bought year-old Pantera lease turn-ins for about $6000 back then. They had 351C 4V engines and what turned out to be rotten electrics.
  10. Hughlysses

    Hughlysses Long timer

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    HA! I've got one of those too (well, my 20-year-old son has it now). ~250k miles and still going strong with the original turbo. :clap
  11. pierce

    pierce Aven'Tourer

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    Swedish bricks are nearly indestructible. We have a 1987 240 (non turbo) with 400K+ miles on the engine, its never even had the valve cover taken off. Original owners, has survived our babysitters, au pairs, teenage son learning to drive, and is now my teenage daughter's car.

    The engine above is my 1992 740 Turbo wagon, which has about 220K miles, but has had a head gasket replacement (needed it when I bought it, so I got it really cheap).

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    that car will probably outlast me.
  12. schlitz

    schlitz the slow one

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    Aww shit! I've got a '92 740 Turbo Wagon too. 208K on the clock. Brick powwaa! :thumb
  13. schlitz

    schlitz the slow one

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  14. Tmaximusv

    Tmaximusv Been here awhile

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    sadly my 96 850 needs a valve job. Power, but lots of oil use and leaks. I think the POs abused the tranny. Meanwhile, I'm gonna flog the thing until it won't go no mo. Just turned 190k today running round to some geocaches!
  15. 12ARX

    12ARX Long timer

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  16. pierce

    pierce Aven'Tourer

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    sadly, the whiteblocks (850s, etc) are expensive to rebuild, the cost of that valve job exceeds the value of the car. best bet is finding a good motor on a car being parted out after a fender bender. my son has my 1996 turbo 850 wagon :)
  17. pierce

    pierce Aven'Tourer

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    more engine-porn!


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  18. pierce

    pierce Aven'Tourer

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    pierce Aven'Tourer

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  20. pierce

    pierce Aven'Tourer

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    600 horsepower from a volvo red brick

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