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Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by wb57, Oct 20, 2016.

  1. STBNE

    STBNE Yamaha ADVenturer

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    schnabba Long timer

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  3. FishHunt

    FishHunt slow poking...

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    I had an '88 LX 5.0 that was mostly stock and ran neck and neck with the mostly stock Grand Nationals in the 1/8 & 1/4 mile. Fun times 2 clutches and a transmission later I bought my first sport bike in 1994 a Honda CBR 600 F2.

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  4. schnabba

    schnabba Long timer

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    I remember when those were all the NC HP cars... not the hatchback though.
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    STBNE Yamaha ADVenturer

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    Foxbody...
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  6. schnabba

    schnabba Long timer

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    yeah man! had the "lifetime" silicone heater and radiator hoses, larger radiator, transmission oil cooler.... not a lot of other upgrades. basically stock, used the coupe to save weight over the hatchback.... back then even that car had the 4 lug wheels, and still had drum brakes in the rear.... only the SVO turbo whatever mustang had 5 lug wheels, larger front disc, rear disc (many other upgrades, it was a car before it's time unfortunately) .... so not a lot of upgrades over stock on that one.

    and check out that HOT low band antenna.... 42 Mhz baby!
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  7. BlueM00se

    BlueM00se 'Cuse LAX Fan

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    I coulda sworn mine had 5 lugs, but I could be wrong. It was a few years ago!

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    STBNE Yamaha ADVenturer

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    For cop cars nothing beat the Chevy Caprice 9c1's..I've always been a big fan of chevy..My first car out of hs was a 1964 chevy impala SS327..Around the same time i owned the Buick i also owned a Chevy Caprice 9c1(police)..I had a couple of them. The things i liked about these cars are theeir extra heavy duty everything..engine..tranny..suspension brakes..like you say...those lifetime hoses and suspension components...police certified and motor pool maintained..they made excellent ex-police cars as well. the cdivillian cars were crap..but the police cars were tought durable and ..last long time..LOL. After the end of the caprice 9c1s the it became Ford's baby with the Crown Victorias..And as good as they were they werent quite as good as the 9c1s... I had an '86 with a 350 v8 with a Flowmaster true dual exhaust.man that sounded great...later I had a '90 with a small block V8..both were great cars..some where I have real old fashioned photographs..but i gotta dig for 'em..
    1990...
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    schnabba Long timer

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    Nope. 4 lugs. And rear drum brakes.

    1994 the rest of the mustangs caught up with the 1986 wheels of the mustang SVO. Car before it's time.
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    schnabba Long timer

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    Back then I was looking at spindle swaps to do disc brakes on the cheap... the last 1970s Granada fit the bill... 5 lugs, correct bolt pattern... oem disc brakes... the mustangs at the time were all 4 lug and wouldn't fit up to the control arm..... I was a total car geek back then...
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    Oh, I don't know.... :D

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    It's cool to read your stuff and it's cheaper than a subscription to Hot Rod. :D
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    schnabba Long timer

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    I read every hot rod and car craft magazine there was... back then, had to sit and talk to racers, parts suppliers, mechanics... why I worked as a mechanic... to learn. Didn't have the internet... and in many ways it worked better. Other people would drop by the shop.. after work, we would sit around for a few hours and just yap.... got to know the owner of the auto parts place there on Honeycutt (Eddie Copeland)... and would just sit in there for a few hours... most of the customers had great knowledge about this stuff... again much better than any forum today. Old dudes that had been around, circle track racers, drag racers... all the mods I learned was from talking to Eddie since he had a LOT of people that came in.... the internet is nifty. Sitting for an hour in eddies shop was much ore rewarding and also much more informative.

    I was a car super geek... and my specialty was ford (although chevy was a close second).

    Funny about the car magazines... been to a car show in pigeon forge... it was "invitation only"... and many of the cars were ones from the covers of the car craft magazines I had read.... I cannot begin to describe how awesome that was... also, a few of the Shelby mustangs from the Sevierville museum were invited... but those were hand autographed by Shelby himself...
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    So....
    Thinking about getting a Prius or Smart Car. And then lifting it, throwing some mudders on it. Flowmasters, of course. Thinking about doing the Baja 500 in the "You're F'ing Kidding Me" class. You up to date on all this?



    (kidding)
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    STBNE Yamaha ADVenturer

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    and here I thought you were just a high tech computer techie geek... You're old school cool...:beer
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    STBNE Yamaha ADVenturer

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    :lol3
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    schnabba Long timer

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    Do a search on smart car and hyabusa....
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    schnabba Long timer

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    And happy birthday America! The constitution was drafted on this day 230 years ago.... (yes, wasn't fully ratified until 1788, but details...)

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    STBNE Yamaha ADVenturer

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    I want one....
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    schnabba Long timer

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    Also a fun video to get you in the mood in case you wanna read the constitution (I do each year)... and if you are really bored the federalist papers, the anti federalist papers, Madison's notes on the convention, and so on (and yes, I've read that stuff and continue to...)