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Unread 22 November 16, 19:09   #1551
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Unread 22 November 16, 19:27   #1552
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Awesome car, I bet you enjoy that.
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Unread 22 November 16, 19:33   #1553
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Any Capris left there anymore? I haven't seen one in the flesh in at least twenty years.
I bet they were rare there in Canada when they were new as well.
Here you see them once in a while, usually during summer days.

I remember you got them as the Mercury Capri... which later on was a tarted up Mustang (from'78).
And even later, it was a rebadged Mazda. We still had the original Capri Mk2 then (until '86).
Means we got 10 more years of fresh produce...
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Unread 22 November 16, 19:40   #1554
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Long time reader first time poster... My Sunday drive. Austin Healy 1965 sprite ,Lemans bonnet, 1275cc weber,extractors.. Fun in the sun
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Unread 23 November 16, 03:00   #1555
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Very special car. Love it from both ends!

On my end, Beastie got it's snow boots.



Yesterday, I went to the Heart Dr and took my teenaged daughter as company/co-pilot. The Dr is about 120 kms away so with weather as it was it was quite a "fun" drive. At one point I witnessed an SUV coming the other way lose control and hit the van two vehicles ahead of us head on and go flying off into the field to our right. As I went around the van through the debris on the left I noticed that ahead of the right side windshield viewed from behind where we were there was nothing there and the front wheel was gone. Ouch! From the damage and how far the SUV went into the field I'd say he was really flying. The road was ice underneath so I suspect his back end got light on the hill further up and he/she lost control. So much for all the modern "safety" crap eh?

The Olds did the trip no problem and was as surefooted as ever.

Here it is after the trip, dirty old road warrior home again.





And ready to be plugged in for it's next trip.



And if all goes well, I won't have to make the trip for another three months and the weather should be starting to clear by then. Heh. Also, it may be to Toronto instead as the Dr says it's time to "meet the team" for my future heart transplant.
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Unread 23 November 16, 04:22   #1556
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What's all that white stuff ?? 😉Great old tank , my Old man had 2 dodges here in oz in the early 70's a Phoenix 400 and a 500 , we drove from Melbourne to Alice Springs (Ayres Rock) 3200km over half on dirt tracks, memories!!
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Unread 23 November 16, 04:32   #1557
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Awesome car, I bet you enjoy that.
Sure do mate, drives like a kart . (cant wait to drive her again after getting her worked)
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Unread 23 November 16, 15:37   #1558
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In the real world, I drive a 2002 Saturn station wagon; my wife drives a 2002 Dodge Caravan. In the fantasy world, I drive whatever I like.
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Unread 23 November 16, 21:33   #1559
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In the real world, I drive a 2002 Saturn station wagon; my wife drives a 2002 Dodge Caravan. In the fantasy world, I drive whatever I like.
L series or S series?
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Unread 24 November 16, 00:10   #1560
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L series or S series?
It's an LW300 - after driving a 1993 S series wagon. Wagons are handy to transport a bicycle to the start point of a ride.
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Unread 24 November 16, 00:33   #1561
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Not many Saturns left.
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Unread 24 November 16, 04:03   #1562
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Not many Saturns left.
My next car was going to be a Saturn Sky before I got too old for the middle age crazies. But alas.
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Unread 29 November 16, 20:28   #1563
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Wife has a '02 SL1 sedan, been a great car the past 10 years .
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Unread 3 December 16, 04:20   #1564
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A recent ride obtained this summer: 1988 Nissan 300ZX 3.0L non-turbo GL Sport Two-seater.


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Unread 3 December 16, 14:26   #1565
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A VERY under rated car. I quite love these.
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Unread 6 December 16, 00:37   #1566
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So, some before and after pics of the van. The before is about 3 weeks ago but then it was in the shop getting the transmission rebuilt. The after is with the winter tyres on.

So, a general shot of the van from the rear.



A couple of the old tyres before they are off to the scrap heap.





And the winter tyres mounted.



I also had the spare rim cleaned up and repainted, then put the bnest of the old tyres on and got rid of the old beat up crappy looking tyre cover and had it mounted with chrome lugs to match the other tyres.

Before: (Ugh!)



After: (MUCH better!)



A few more pics from today coming.
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Unread 6 December 16, 00:57   #1567
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There is more to this van then what people see from the outside.........

One thing it has is this camera mounted to the passenger side door to see into the blind spot. It also has become handy for making sure the wife and kids are gone inside the house and door closed as I have to load and unload them before backing in the rest of the way because parked it's too tight to open the passenger side doors. Mostly it's to see the lines in a parking lot as the mirror don't quite show them when aimed properly.



Since this is my long distance runner and winter vehicle, a good seat is mandatory!



A general view of the office area. Meet Leilani, the van's mascot. She actually IS from Hawaii as I had her shipped from there. She's the real deal. lol. Any fans of the movie Two Lane Blacktop should recognize the steering wheel......... And of course the monitors for the cameras and modern USB head unit.




And the van's best secret for those longer drives, 1200 watts of power with a 1 farad capacitor all hooked to the coach batteries so no danger of overpowering the electrical system.



And now with the new rebuilt and modded transmission, it drives even better.
The shifts are noticeably firm but not so firm as to get the wife upset. Heh.

And a general view from the front with last night's snow. Believe it or not, yesterday it was as clear as the older pics outside!!



If you look close, you can see the Olds hiding behind.
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Unread 14 January 17, 08:37   #1568
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Very nice
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Unread 27 April 17, 01:00   #1569
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Just bought a 79 Ford Taunus L...
Hi guys, this is one of my first post here (at least using this user lol)

The post I just quoted was me posting with my old user, as I lost my password and the email got hacked (shit happens).

Just to update on my '79 Taunus I bought back in 2012 I think. It suffered several upgrades in this time.

Now the engine is 2150cc (stock was 2000cc), gearbox was changed by a Mazda M5R1 and she is running on a Crespo Semi-Race Cam (pretty aggressive cam).

Just few hours ago it started after almost a year after it was taken apart. Video below (still missing to tune mixture and timing).


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Unread 30 April 17, 16:43   #1570
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A 2003 VW Polo for everyday use, and a 1994 JDM Del Sol for the weekends
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Unread 2 May 17, 01:47   #1572
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A recent ride obtained this summer: 1988 Nissan 300ZX 3.0L non-turbo GL Sport Two-seater.


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Unread 31 May 17, 18:58   #1573
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A video from the wife parking the Jag. Peugeot and van can be seen as well.

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Unread 4 June 17, 14:49   #1574
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Got mine for $1.00.

My uncle bought this original 1990 model year Miata in November 1989. He never even offered to let me DRIVE it until he called me one night three years ago and asked if I'd like to HAVE it. Two weekends later, my wife and I made the six hour drive to Hurricane, WV.



http://www.mediafire.com/file/cc5dh4...g/IMG_0066.JPG

EDIT: How do I "Insert Image" so that it appears in my post, instead of having to provide a link to a mediafire download?
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Unread 5 June 17, 12:50   #1575
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To insert an image, you have to use "Go Advanced" instead of "Post Quick Reply". Then hit the "Insert Image" button (the one with a mountain scene). Nice car by the way!
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Thanks, kunc, but I still can't figure it out. When I'm in Advanced and click on the "Insert Image" mountain icon, nogrip asks me to "Please enter the URL of your image." No option to just upload an image directly from my computer. Then when I paste in the link to the image I uploaded to my mediafire account files, it only displays in the post as a small black box with a white X. What am I (still) doing wrong!?

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Now I don't know either! I had assumed that the poster could just navigate to the image location on their computer. Now i see the "Insert Image" icon on the "Post Quick Reply" dialog box. So I'm totally out to lunch!

Just found this by searching the forum:

http://www.nogripracing.com/forum/sh...ght=post+image
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LOL. Well, thanks for taking the trouble to download and unpack that image of me in my Miata! I'm sure someone can explain it to me. I probably have to use a photo-sharing site instead of a file-sharing site.
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I didn't have to download and unpack ... there's a "View" option.
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Kunc, thanks for pointing me (in #1577) to that discussion of how to post images!


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Unread 7 June 17, 20:42   #1581
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Wee Scot, that is an excellent car. So far, we still have our son living with us, so until he gets his own car, no MX5.
But HIS car might be an MX5... in the future.

Probably one of the best cars around, and you can mess with them, like old Minis.
You want a classic? No problem.Want it pimped? No problem.
Want it to go 250 km/h? No problem either. Watch this:



My Jag has that engine... It will also fit a Capri...
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Unread 8 June 17, 11:45   #1582
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I like that..............
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I have two Volvo
Volvo s80 2.4T aut. 2002

and summer car
Volvo 262c Bertone aut. 1980

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Unread 8 June 17, 13:47   #1584
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I like that..............
I bet you do. I like them as well, they are a bit like a crossbreed Japanese Elan/Mini.
I know lots of people that own one. They drive great, too. But watch out:
Try one and you'll probably be hooked and looking for an excuse to get one.
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Unread 8 June 17, 18:05   #1585
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Great piece on the V6 MX-5! Thanks. I'm actually very happy with my 27-year-old inline 4!
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I ride a Fuji Cyclo-cross LE THREE.O

I both cummute and exercise with it.
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Unread 18 June 17, 20:16   #1587
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I bet you do. I like them as well, they are a bit like a crossbreed Japanese Elan/Mini.
I know lots of people that own one. They drive great, too. But watch out:
Try one and you'll probably be hooked and looking for an excuse to get one.
Monster Miata conversion with Ford 5.0 V8 would be nice. heeee.......

Some nice iron here. Thanks for sharing guys.
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Monster Miata conversion with Ford 5.0 V8 would be nice. heeee.......
I've seen those, but due to the weight distribution they are more like an V1 or V2... you never know what they're gonna hit.

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Some nice iron here. Thanks for sharing guys.
At least yours is the true landyacht. Actually next one might be aluminium (Jag X350).
This weekend I'm gonna test drive a Jaguar F-pace. Just to have a look...
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Well, we did get a test drive, but they gave us a 170 HP 2 liter diesel.
Even though that probably sounds pretty quick, it wasn't.
The F-pace weighs 1800kg. As my S-type weighs some 1650kg and has 270HP...

That said, it was not as bad as I imagined. It was a full-equiped car, leather and the lot.
The finish is quite good and really beautiful. It drives well though pretty harsh compared to the S-type.
Sort of bouncy, like a really big Mini. But the looks in real life aren't bad, it looks better than a Q5 or X5.

I'd recommend anyone that wants one to get a bigger engine... the 3-pot diesel is damn slow.
Worse, even if unaudible (note: it sounds shite when you accelerate) it always sort of vibrates.
Like somebody forgot their electric toy and left it buzzing under your seat.



So, noooo this is not gonna be the next one. The wife liked it, automatic and high seeated.
But she also said the old S-type performs a LOT better... and is much smoother.
The dealer had a Range Rover Evoque too... which has the wifes fancy, now.
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What is that SUV ? I don't even recognise the badge .

Diesel engines are expensive and only good if you do a lot of hwy kilometers, the extra expense for the diesel engine will buy a lot of petrol . If you only drive around town the particle filters clog up and they are expensive to replace.

EDIT -
oh it's a Jaguar .There maybe 1 or 2 dealers left here. They are trying to make a come back here but with 60 manufactures selling cars in Australia it's going to be tough.

Is there no turbo diesel engine ?

3.0V6 SC (280kW) is SC super charged ? Does the V6 have a timing that doesn't stretch as most V6's seem to have nowdays .

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Yup it's a Jaguar F-pace. And it is supposedly a 'cross-over'. A 'less SUV-ish' SUV.

JLR (Jaguar Land Rover) is now owned by Tata Steel. Must say they are doing a good job here in EU.
I think you have lots of Landrovers down under (at least , you did when I was there).
I bet they all sell Jaguars too. Where we went, that dealer also sold Land Rover.

This IS a turbo-diesel engine, but a 2 liter 170HP is always going to be 'less than impressive' in 1800kg car.
It has an 8-speed autobox, which means that upto 100 km/h it is reasonably quick.
Afterthat, it hits an aerodynamic/weight wall. It has to shift like mad to keep up under 100 km/h,too.

That V6 would be a better option I guess. I have a V6 in my S-type (no compressor there though). There are no known problems with timing belts stretching (it has a chain, and in fact it is a development of the Ford Duratec V6).

Dunno about the new one. 280kW does seem like a lot.
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We have bought the wife a 'new' (to us anyway) car (for her birthday, sort of).
The Peugeot was traded in, great car, after 10 years and 100.000km still going strong.
I hope the next owner has as much good use for it as we did.

Hope this one will serve us as great as the Pug.





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As we bought a Farm last year (not a functioning one) SWMBO decided with 97 acres to our name she could have a couple of horses, so I had to get something that would pull a 'Horse Float'.
I detest the SUV and Truck craze rampant in Australia but Sofie has her horses so I decided on this mother!







As I dislike buying brand new cars I shopped around and came across this 2 year old Ford F150 Lariat Auto 4x4, private sale, under 10,000 kilometeres and tricked out with every option available.
'Darth' (had to have a name!) pulls the float with two horses aboard without breaking a sweat, is surprisingly comfortable and gets right of way any time I want it.
On the downside 'he' is a gas guzzler, cost a fortune to insure and register, and is high maintenance!
Not an every day driver but not just another bloody truck.
The supercharged 302 V8 is truly ridiculous in this type of vehicle but I've blown more than a few Mustangs off the line.
And yes, it cost way more than I intended to spend.

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Great name. "Darth"....
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