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      05-20-2020, 11:34 AM   #67
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The idea that open-cockpit cars, like convertibles, are "for handling" (in his description) is a bit ridiculous.
That's not what I said.

Open cockpit cars are generally more "fun", as are manual cars, lighter cars, 2-seat cars, cars with a radio, cars that don't have so much power that they will kill you for any little mistake, RWD cars, etc.

Can you not see that the more performance a car has, and the more work it does for you, the less fun it becomes?
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      05-20-2020, 12:30 PM   #68
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      05-20-2020, 01:37 PM   #69
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Dude Pontiac sunbird was my first car believe was 76 or 77. Camt recall, was a real pos. 600 bucks in high school. Drank oil.
Yeah, that sounds about right! Weirdly enough, running it in endurance races hasn't done anything to fix the oil drinking issue....


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....how!?!? How did someone build one of those and say 'yup, that'll do nicely. Let's make lots more of these.'
Malaise era baby! I've done basic breathing mods which have helped move the powerband more towards the top of the RPM range. That means that during races i'm typically shifting at around 4100 RPM instead of 3700 RPM or so like when I first got it. Not making any power does have its advantages though. I don't care how big an engine is, if its only making 100ish hp, its not going to use that much gas.

At the end of the day though, its still a RWD, manual transmission race car. It'll put a smile on the face of anyone who races it.
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      05-20-2020, 03:14 PM   #70
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Not sure about that we prepared a ford probe gt manual for lemons class racing. I didn't enjoy driving a 100hp car on the track at all.
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      05-20-2020, 03:21 PM   #71
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Can you not see that the more performance a car has, and the more work it does for you, the less fun it becomes?
It's not the size, it's how you use it.
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      05-20-2020, 04:41 PM   #72
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Not sure about that we prepared a ford probe gt manual for lemons class racing. I didn't enjoy driving a 100hp car on the track at all.
Well let that be a lesson to you!

NEVER GO FWD.

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      05-20-2020, 04:58 PM   #73
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Is that the damn problem been number of years all o remember is go to the brakes a mile early and once slowed down put it to the floor thru the corner cuz it takes a month to get moving. All I did was wait for it to do.what it was supposed to. Not enjoyable
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Um, 4.2L?

Same here. 4.2L in the RS and actually had a B7 S4 at the same time, also 4.2. Never own both at the same time.

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      05-20-2020, 05:16 PM   #75
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Not stock but 8.2l 502 crate. Joint collab with my father on rebuild. Kind of a father son reconnect effort
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Not stock but 8.2l 502 crate. Joint collab with my father on rebuild. Kind of a father son reconnect effort
Cool!
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As everyone is moving to smaller, more efficient ways to propel themselves in a vehicle, I went the opposite direction. The newest car I own also has the biggest engine and the worst gas mileage of anything I've ever owned: 6.4L/392CI.
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      05-22-2020, 02:03 PM   #82
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      05-22-2020, 02:23 PM   #83
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Black thunder as I called it
Great motor! I have a 2008 C63. Loved it!
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      05-24-2020, 02:14 PM   #84
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Good ole 'merican push rod LT1

They say it gets 19 MPG combined average. I've never seen it.
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Um, 4.2L?

I had the non DI 4.2L in my B7 S4. Miss the sound, don't miss the oil consumption.
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