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Performance/Interesting Vehicles

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by Chango2, Apr 16, 2013.

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  1. Chango2

    Chango2 Active Member

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    Sure liked the thread about the fellow missing out on ammo at a good price, a pretty redhead, and a Boss 429 Mustang.

    It occurs to me that many, but hardy all, trapshooters are mechanically minded and have an interst in and drive an interesting car, truck, or RV that is often times unique/special/personalized.

    So perhaps we can see more posting re. unique vehicles? I particularly enjoyed seeing high performance American cars from the (first) muscle car era.
     
  2. Barrelbulge(Fl)

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    From Bruce Specht.


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    This one is from me. My old boat. Bulge.


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    1972 Porsche targa.
     
  3. Chango2

    Chango2 Active Member

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    Wow, those e Jags sure had long hoods!
     
  4. 1perazzi

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    My dad had an XKE 1971, same color but with the V12.
     
  5. Bob Schultz

    Bob Schultz Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    My baby. '92 Targa, 30,000 miles.


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  6. Diesel Smoke

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    73 Pinto, 406 SBC 650hp+ to the wheels 5.90s in the 1/8 (should be a tenth or two quicker now)

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    My E99 F250 which has been my daily driver/ project for a little over a year

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    And is currently here, without the running boards
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  7. Bruce Specht

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    The EType pictures that bulge posted for me are of my 1970 xke 2+2 I found the car in a garage on the north side of chicago it had been stored for 17 years when I bought it. It was only on the street for a year before being put in the garage and coverd. It was the last year for the car in only 6 cylinder in 71 the detuned 12 was put in the cars. The one pictured has an auto trans and factory a/c. I bought the car with 8k miles did little to it used all Jag O.E. replacement parts except fot tires. All I did was drop the gas tank clean it and have it refurbishd, a tune up, rebuilt the master cylinder and the calipers. new tires and a battery. Replaced all the belts and hoses and fluids and it started right up. I owned it for ten years when I sold it the odometer had 11k on it.
     
  8. Chichay

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    Fun cars to drive: an R8 or a 458 Italia
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  9. Hauxfan

    Hauxfan Well-Known Member

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    I love performance cars.

    My son recently bought a new car that impressed me.

    It is a Kia Optima Turbo with a 6 speed automatic transmission.

    It is a 4 cylinder, which really gets after it.

    With the turbo pushing that 4 banger, it is rated at 274 horsepower. It runs 0-60 in 6 seconds and top end is 150 mph. And at the same time is rated at 22mpg city and 34 on the highway.

    It is a nice looking 4 door car, 5 passenger vehicle.

    I drove it and it is really nice.

    Here's a picture of it.

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    I wish the had something around like this when I was younger.

    I had to put up with those big cube 440 and 455 cubic inch motors. ;)

    Well, someone had to drive them!

    Hauxfan!
     
  10. Chango2

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    Seems the trend now, amazing, reliable (smaller) engines with as much as 2 hp per cubic inch running ac etc.

    How do "they" do it?

    We had to put up with at least 350 cubic inches of thirsty V-8 up until and through most of the 80's. And many cars were real junk from about '73-to approx. '85-'86.

    Nice muscle car time we live in now! Even better than in the past.
     
  11. windyflat

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    Even though I've never owned anything more than a Lyman Islander..
    This sure looks like alot of fun!

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  12. Tron

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    The 73' Pinto has a 77'/78' front clip. I miss my 80 V8 Pinto. Man, that thing was scary! 302 HO, B303 cam, Holly 750 double pumper, 9" Posi with a 355 gear (that's all you needed being it was so lite).

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  13. Chango2

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    Nice rides for water and land! What a beautiful blue on Bob Schultz' immaculate Porsche. Here in So-Cal, too many Porsches are owned by people that give them way too hard of a life..with crashes, tasteless repaint job, flares, huge whale tails and all of that.

    And that ride on the water, preceding. Reminds me of "Glamour Profession" by Steely Dan: "....chasing the great Moray eel...at the wheel, with his Eurasian bride...."

    (Not a cigarette boat exactly, twin hulls on the preceding...)

    Tron: Did Kitty say?: "Add a fuel cell to this dangerous car instead of that factory fuel tank whose top is a trunk floor; suppose we got rear ended."

    That Rubicon Jeep: Picture from the Anza Borego area of So-Cal?
     
  14. twotimer

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    Hauxfan, my wife drives a Kia Sportage with that same engine in, talk about a sleeper! Mike
     
  15. merlynstrapguns

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    Hauxfan is quite the "sleeper" too!! Check his pictures at the Iowa State Shoot last year. Quite the sleeper, indeed....LOL....merlyn
     
  16. motordoctor

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    I really want to know how Bob Schultz FITS INTO THAT CAR. That would be a sight to see. motordoc
     
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    Tron,

    Years ago my brother dropped a Pinto wagon body onto a Bronco frame.

    Straight six, 4X4 - just set the unibody onto the frame rails - near perfect fit...
     
  18. Hauxfan

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    Twotimer, sounds like a great setup.

    Merlyn, there is no need to get all nasty on this thread........lol

    Hauxfan!
     
  19. Chango2

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    That GMC Sonoma with LT-1: "Tah die fer"...beautiful, looks factory. Are there kits for that? Is it highly traction challenged?
     
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    an E-Jag with an automatic?
     
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