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Senseless testosterone filled picture thread,post "your current version hot rod"

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by struggle, Sep 15, 2009.

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  1. struggle

    struggle Minister of Fire

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    I realize this is a pretty heavy green oriented board but post your current performance car.

    Here is ours 2009.5 Pontiac G8 GT
    6.0L 361 hp 6 speed auto it puts smile on me every time I drive it. 0-60 in 5.3 seconds and 13.7 in the quarter mile.

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  2. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    1973 Challenger - This pic was taken awhile back. The car is currently in a much more "assembled" stance. Small block, punched out, cam'd, swirl port heads, mallory ignition and ready for exhaust (what little of it I plan on sticking under it. %-P )

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    My brother in laws, but he lets me use it whenever I want. I put together a local cuise night in my town and use this whenever we have the event. Thing is an utter blast to drive and its absolutely amazing how many people swear up and down that they used to have a car "just like it", but got rid of it.

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    struggle Minister of Fire

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    Jags me want to see a more complete picture. I like the looks of that color. I bet it is very sharp. What was the original color?

    The 57 Chevy is undeniable the most classic/vintage car ever in my mind.
  5. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    The original color was gold. I purchased the car in black and now its blue (a corvette blue that changes shades). Yeah, I have to agree that when all washed up and spit shined it is a very sharp color. I don't have any current pics. It is still a project in the works. It is completely assembled now, with the exception of door panels and exhaust. Oh, and I have new rims to put on it. Probably gonna be awhile before I get back to it, but hey, I have owned it since 1990. Its not going anywhere.
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    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    '36 Ford pickup. All original when I got it. The Dearborn-type restoration zealots would shoot me for what I've done to the chassis. Hope I can finish it before I'm too old to drive it. %-P Rick

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    Shipper50 Minister of Fire

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    My buddy had a 70 or 71 Challenger that had the 440 six pack scoop, but we later found out it had a 426 with duel quads from the factory. What you think that would be worth today? We went 136 in it with me sitting behind him watching the speed.

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  8. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    An original 426 with dual quads is a "sky is the limit" type car. If you get a couple of people that get into a bidding war, it could easily get into 6 digits.

    As far as speed goes, yeah, the last plane that nailed me when I brought the car home from SoCal. claimed I was doing 138 MPH. The Bastage! :shut:
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    Shipper50 Minister of Fire

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    The bad thing is he sold the car around 75 or so and I know he only paid less than $4000 for it new. The other bad thing was we went 136 on a snowy road back when we were really stupid. :roll:

    Shipper
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    My hubby's got a 2004 Audi A8L with a 4.2L engine. She's got 330hp @ 6,500rpm. What can we say she's a little curb heavy at 4,400 lbs. - 0-60 in 6.3 secs. 14.2 in the 1/4 mile. We hear 160mph top, but US models are limited to 130mph. She gets 17mpg city/24mpg highway. A pleasure to drive.

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  11. stejus

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    My current version of a German muscle car. One car away from the real 3 series muscle car, that being the new 2008 M3. This is my 335i (3.0L Twin turbo) 6sp coupe with 300 hp and 300 lbs torque. It has the giddy-up to get to 60 in 5.2 according to BMW. Motortrend clocked it at 5.1 and C&D;clocked it at 4.9. I have no idea but it's sure fun to get on it when I can.

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    Wow, other than the grill, that hardly even looks like a BMW. I'll bet it's a nice car to drive...
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    It sure is but a little hard on the bumps due to the low profile run flat tires. You learn to avoid any surface deviations quickly with this car. BMW got caught up in the hp/torque wars and designed this 335i and realized it was as powerful and fun as the current (at that time) M3. The ride and tranny is much more tame than the older M3. I'm not knocking the old M3, but it was hardly civil enough to be a daily driver. The new M3, hmmm, they combined the best of both worlds. A mode for urban streets and a mode for the track and a V8 under the hood!
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    sullystull Feeling the Heat

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    Salsa soft tail frame modified with a Carbon Fiber "lefty" front fork
    carbon fiber bars
    carbon fiber cranks
    29 inch wheels outfitted with tubeless tires
    weighing in at 25 lbs

    Does this qualify as a "hot rod"? :)

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    Not if I'm the power plant. :red:
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    Do you still call it a "fork" even if its only got 1 arm??
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    sullystull Feeling the Heat

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    maybe we should call it a knife instead
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    This was my hotrod last year, my business and two kids forced sale, I will eventually get over it. 1700cc EFI is a very sweet thing!

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    Took me awhile to find a photo, but this is my project car. 1964 Triumph Spitfire. Currently I've got it wrapped up and off the ground so it doesn't get any worse than it already is. I
    ve verified that all the mechanicals are there adn work as well as can be without replacing them. I've even driven it which was a rush...the thing is so small and unbelievably low that I had the living hell scared out of my by a Subaru Justy because I was looking up at the things grill...seriously, the roof is below my waist.

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    You guys should be ashamed of yourselves I thought this Forum was about being "green" and the support of conserving fossil fuel!
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    OBT this is what keeps me busy all summer :)

    Sorry had to!

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    What...putting reflective tape on your boat trailer? Replacing light bulbs in the garage? What? Rick
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    Nice catch on the bulbs! I think the trailer tape is required (they all have it)

    BTW I do try to conserve where possible it just sounds Hypocritical coming from me so I just try my best to conserve by arriving faster!
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    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    Need to see a pic from the stern. Looks to be ~36', maybe 10 tons or so, but the lens is deceiving, of course...Triple axle trailer. Where do you race it? Lakes, I assume, unless you drag it all the way from Ohio to the ocean. Been a boat guy all my life, in one way or another...until I retired from the Navy. No more boats for me, but I still really like scoping out other folks' boats. She's a beauty...but I still wanna know what's under her hood and what you do with her. Rick
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    What...my bike didn't count?
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