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Old 06-27-2017, 02:45 PM
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Bonus points for guessing the orange thing in one of the pictures--be specific! EDIT: the orange "thing" is in the background of the second picture... HINT: it was made in 1972...

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I'm going with a Boss 302 Mustang. ..maybe a Mach 1 but I have my doubts on that. ..
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Old 06-27-2017, 03:29 PM
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Are you talking about the Chevelle SS in the background? I'm partial to the '69, especially the 396/375 with the solid lifters.
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Old 06-27-2017, 04:16 PM
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Jeez man, you trying to confuse our American friends?
I thought as long as I didnt use a logical and structured system of measurements they'd be ok?

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No, 1.8t like JohnBoy's. A little newer "AWP" engine so a few more horses, around 180, I think. DOHC 20v, 3I/2E per cyl, turbo/intercooled, pretty sweet mill, starts pulling real nice around 2500rpm--no need to wind the hell out of 'em. The "tuners" insist on putting bigger turbos and intercoolers, oil catch cans, 3" exhaust, fart cans, ECM "tune", etc but this one is bone stock--no MIL, no codes, all the emission stuff is connected and working. I add a 1/2 qt about every 2000mi--not bad for 268k!
Yeah I might be one of "them" well half way. It's gonna stay stock looking, maybe dropped a teeny bit, maybe upgrade to some 17s, but OEM ones. But the chassis is getting a lot of TT bits fitted. then maybe a fruitier exhaust, and a remap, then I'll be done, honest.

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It is not really that bad of a job pulling the door "cards" as long as you know the "tricks" to getting them off in one piece. gootube is your friend here but there are a lot of butchers so you'll have to sift through the rabble until you find a "real" mechanic there. PM me if you have any questions or want to know the procedure. If you know what you're doing it should take no more than 5min. to pull a panel off IN ONE PIECE!
I don't know if that is such a good deal, btw. It will cost you thousand$ to put the steering wheel on the left side where it belongs!
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Yeah the pulling and refitting is ok, have done it already to at least fit the thing back on right, but the damage has already been done. I've seen suggestions of a hot melt glue gun to quickly hold a few tabs to allow sticking the rest with epoxy. I also have a bit broken off where the screw goes under the mirror, and where the top section meets the main body. I've always wanted to learn fibreglass skills, this may be my chance!

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No confusion here (sort of ) That's about $800US or $2000CN (jk )

I'm guessing the "10 months test on it" means there is no need for an emissions/safety test until then and is a "bonus" of sorts.

What I do get confused with is how the plates/registration stay ON the car, maybe not in Ireland, but in England, for example. Here in the states, we keep our plates when we sell a car. There IS a paper (or electronic) title that transfers with the car and is proof of ownership.
Yeah, cars have to go through roadworthiness/emissions tests every year or two here dependant on age. so having ten months test is a good thing when buying.

Our registration system is pretty much the same as the UK, the registration number is with the car for life.
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Old 06-27-2017, 04:23 PM
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Are you talking about the Chevelle SS in the background? I'm partial to the '69, especially the 396/375 with the solid lifters.
Ya know, it helps to put my glasses on before posting. I'm thinking you're correct and I am wrong. .. I just have a Mustang mind set..love the '66 2+2..

I also like those Chevs, the Camaro is a nice one...not as nice as a 'Stang but, in the running ----usually in 2nd place.
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Are you talking about the Chevelle SS in the background? I'm partial to the '69, especially the 396/375 with the solid lifters.
Yes... That is a 1972 SS-454 "tribute" currently getting the engine redone. It seems they overheated it somehow... Note the cowl induction flap open. I didn't realize it was in the shot until I looked at the pics later. Sadly it has an automatic in it...
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When my mother was up for a new car in 1969, my brother and I talked her into getting a Camaro. 307 v-8 with a 3-speed stick on the floor, but it was at least a stick shift we could learn on. For the next 20-25 years, she bought only stick shift cars. Said she had "more control".

A few years back in a cold spell, I helped a guy jump start his old Shelby Mustang at a gas station. Big $$ car driven on weekends. There are a few good cars that pass through the neighborhood. Old Mustang, a Dodge Viper, an AC Cobra (replica?). Guy up the street has a Model T he drives on special occasions.

Me? I have a 20 year old Toyota Tacoma 4wd. Gave a Roto-Rooter van a tow up the icy hill a couple years back. Guy was grateful. Gave me his card if I ever need to get out of shit free. So I have that going for me.

Edit: My buddy's '69 396 was 4-bbl and had a 4-speed. Pretty scary. The machine shop guy nearby has a 400 Pontiac Firebird with the bird on the hood, etc. He likes them so much, he bought a company and they continue to cast the big bore engine blocks.
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