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Default 11-05-2014, 17:33 | posts: 13,288 | Location: UK

Figured I'd better get some stuff done on my car before winter kicks in; dropped the exhaust to fix the manifold studs and weld in an O2 wideband port, stripped down the rer suspension again to sort out the ride height and anti-roll bar clearance problem I was having. Fixed up the rear fuel lines, bled the brakes and re-wired some stuff. Also replaced the fuel tank sender unit and finally fitted the front airdam, bumper and turn signals; my car has a face again!

Once I get the flux capacitor fitted this thing is going back to the future hover cars unite!



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Default 11-05-2014, 17:45 | posts: 13,735 | Location: Devon, In A Little Town.

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Downhill mode ?

Those NA BMW sixes really make a sonorous sound.


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Default 11-05-2014, 18:41 | posts: 10,608 | Location: Toledo

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Figured I'd better get some stuff done on my car before winter kicks in; dropped the exhaust to fix the manifold studs and weld in an O2 wideband port, stripped down the rer suspension again to sort out the ride height and anti-roll bar clearance problem I was having. Fixed up the rear fuel lines, bled the brakes and re-wired some stuff. Also replaced the fuel tank sender unit and finally fitted the front airdam, bumper and turn signals; my car has a face again!

Once I get the flux capacitor fitted this thing is going back to the future hover cars unite!

I really can't wait until you finish this thing. It's been what, a nearly 8 year project now? Or has it been ten?
   
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Default 11-05-2014, 20:11 | posts: 12,909 | Location: Toledo Ohio


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Here's what I ended up replacing the Magnum with, smaller but man this guy is fun!
   
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Default 11-06-2014, 01:09 | posts: 2,820 | Location: Gloucesterestershire

It's now really muddy - but was good while it lasted.



Random Panda action shot...

   
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Default 11-06-2014, 01:33 | posts: 10,608 | Location: Toledo

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Here's what I ended up replacing the Magnum with, smaller but man this guy is fun!
Very nice Vince! Haha, we both have Ford products now

Did you get that with the CVT or the 5 speed manual? The latter is quite a rare option.
   
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Default 11-06-2014, 09:00 | posts: 25,235 | Location: NZ

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Downhill mode ?

Those NA BMW sixes really make a sonorous sound.
Lol, it was actually. 2AM no one around on a 10Km straight stretch of motorway, just wanted to see what it could do.
Strangely enough my owners manual says 530i steptronic are limited to 244 (152).


And yeah the M54 sure sounds sweet when it's angry.

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Default 11-06-2014, 09:39 | posts: 25,235 | Location: NZ

Damn check this out....Auckland Motorway near me.






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My current compact ride. Blast to drive not the fastest but way faster then my 2.0L citroen c4 was. 8-8.5s 0-100km/h when driven correctly on sport mode.

On a winding road this thing oh yes \o/

And when driving economically I get 45mpg. Usually more on the side of 40 tho.

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Default 11-06-2014, 13:15 | posts: 12,909 | Location: Toledo Ohio

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Very nice Vince! Haha, we both have Ford products now

Did you get that with the CVT or the 5 speed manual? The latter is quite a rare option.
I wanted the ST hatch but Kistler didn't have any in! Actually none of the Ford dealers in the area had one in, and cost too!

Wanted a hatchback still but couldn't find one under 20K, with my discounts I got the SE at $20k. I like it a lot! Good size, good space, and great little acceleration on this guy! I did look at a Fiesta ST, but it was way too small for my liking.

We took it to Florida last week, 38 mpg! My Magnum only got about 28 mpg highway!

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Default 11-06-2014, 13:50 | posts: 13,288 | Location: UK

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I really can't wait until you finish this thing. It's been what, a nearly 8 year project now? Or has it been ten?
Nor can I, believe me! I think it's been 4 years but it damn well feels like 10, finding the time is the problem and I miss my old garage

I love the spotlights on the front of that Panda; squint really hard so you can't even see it and it could be a rally car


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Default 11-06-2014, 14:21 | posts: 10,608 | Location: Toledo

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I wanted the ST hatch but Kistler didn't have any in! Actually none of the Ford dealers in the area had one in, and cost too!

Wanted a hatchback still but couldn't find one under 20K, with my discounts I got the SE at $20k. I like it a lot! Good size, good space, and great little acceleration on this guy! I did look at a Fiesta ST, but it was way too small for my liking.

We took it to Florida last week, 38 mpg! My Magnum only got about 28 mpg highway!
The ST hatch has to be special ordered from Ford at both Kistler & Brondes (And presumably Matthews too). I asked about it too at Brondes and that's what I was told. They don't carry them normally, and they don't allow test drives either. Kinda lame. It's also $32,000. But regardless, congrats. Enjoy the mileage, hehe. I only get about 28 highway in this thing, but I'm okay with that because I don't drive much.

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Nor can I, believe me! I think it's been 4 years but it damn well feels like 10, finding the time is the problem and I miss my old garage

I love the spotlights on the front of that Panda; squint really hard so you can't even see it and it could be a rally car
Well at least you're almost there! Not much more to go now.
   
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Default 11-06-2014, 18:56 | posts: 588 | Location: Pittsburgh

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Default 11-06-2014, 22:04 | posts: 2,820 | Location: Gloucesterestershire

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Nor can I, believe me! I think it's been 4 years but it damn well feels like 10, finding the time is the problem and I miss my old garage

I love the spotlights on the front of that Panda; squint really hard so you can't even see it and it could be a rally car
Took me 18 months to sort the Saab out and I was reeeally struggling with motivation toward the end because the car was outside - 4 years on must be a real challenge.

The Datsun is looking lush - you're so close now by the sounds of it! It'll be epic when it's done!

Haha thanks - the headlights are quite feeble in these, this seemed like the best option

It has been off-piste occasionally, so it was like a really slow rally car, at least...

   
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Default 11-07-2014, 13:18 | posts: 12,909 | Location: Toledo Ohio

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The ST hatch has to be special ordered from Ford at both Kistler & Brondes (And presumably Matthews too). I asked about it too at Brondes and that's what I was told. They don't carry them normally, and they don't allow test drives either. Kinda lame. It's also $32,000. But regardless, congrats. Enjoy the mileage, hehe. I only get about 28 highway in this thing, but I'm okay with that because I don't drive much.



Well at least you're almost there! Not much more to go now.
I had a Taurus before and it was fun driving it for being underpowered. Had the SES 01! Only bad thing about it is it had the series X transmission, which only lasts without needing any repair on the seals and gears about 160k.

I test drove the new SHO just for giggles, and man that thing was a beast. If only I had the money to drop on that.
   
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Default 11-07-2014, 23:56 | posts: 10,608 | Location: Toledo

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I had a Taurus before and it was fun driving it for being underpowered. Had the SES 01! Only bad thing about it is it had the series X transmission, which only lasts without needing any repair on the seals and gears about 160k.

I test drove the new SHO just for giggles, and man that thing was a beast. If only I had the money to drop on that.
Did yours have the 24V DOHC or the regular 12V OHV? The former actually has a lot of power and moves the car pretty well. But yeah, the AX4S/AX4N isn't really known for lasting a super long time. Keeping the fluid changed (and changing the filter once) helps immensely with that though.

And yes, the brand new SHO's are pretty damn nice. With a tune and a few basic modifications people have been getting near 500hp at the crank with them. And this is a V6 engine.
   
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Default 11-10-2014, 15:08 | posts: 12,909 | Location: Toledo Ohio

I had the 12V OHV.
   
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Default 11-17-2014, 08:19 | posts: 13,735 | Location: Devon, In A Little Town.

It's eco friendly ?


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Default 11-17-2014, 08:33 | posts: 8,227 | Location: London, United Kingdom

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It's eco friendly ?
It doesn't have to be fuelled up, maintained, taxed/mot'd by the op and doesn't get held up in traffic .
   
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Cool 11-26-2014, 23:11 | posts: 1,626 | Location: United States

Thread bump!!!

I love boost and cooler weather. 700 horsepower pulls strong up top. Chevrolet Corvette LS3. No Z06 No ZR1, but I'll pull either one in a straight line.

Closed course rolling into 3rd, granny shifting, and riding out 4th gear.





   
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Default 11-27-2014, 04:47 | posts: 4,562 | Location: MI, USA

^It's ridiculous how the Mph's roll up just as fast as the rpm's do with those modded C6's

It's like it's not even pushing anything
   
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^It's ridiculous how the Mph's roll up just as fast as the rpm's do with those modded C6's

It's like it's not even pushing anything
Thanks dude! It's only got the blower kit, supporting mods, headers, and a tune. That's it. Stock cam, no meth injection, etc. Plenty of room to add even more power. I do have supporting suspension upgrades but that's not motor work.

Man this thread is dead...I'll try and bump it one more time.

This Corvette is how it's supposed to be. Terrifying. Don't get me wrong, it's stupid fast out of the box. It's just there's plenty of good competition that with a sleepy driver they can lose. This power now, it feels like a roller coaster when you get on it. The whole front end lifts, it'll rip the tires out at 65mph if you don't slowly roll into the gas pedal. This is basically bat **** nuts.

I don't condone this type of driving but I came across a Honda CBR1000 RR not too long ago and he wanted to play. Ran him 4 times. This was the 4th run. I didn't get the 1st three on video so I egged him to run one more time so I can get it on video. I got a small jump but I beat him the other 3 times as well. I stopped when we were catching up to traffic and he does the fly-by. Crazy times!!! For a street car this is insane IMO.





   
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Default 12-05-2014, 14:25 | posts: 8,227 | Location: London, United Kingdom

My previous Mercedes SL500:

   
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R129 and W124s are very nice built cars.. I had a 94 E320 that had almost 300k miles and the only problem it had was a leaking head gasket(common problem), didnt ever need work done to it.
   
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