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W2S

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Hi All

What car do you have or previous owned

Older the Better
 
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W2S

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Was at the Rolls Royce Show Room

And No its not mine but my mates

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Former cheap beater/toy/ex-wife's plaything: 1992 Plymouth Laser RS (sold when I moved to California)

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Current garage queen: 1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX (will hopefully race again someday, sadly no current pictures)

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Current daily driver: 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR

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Along the line there's been a '69 GMC pickup, a '74 Datsun truck, a mid-70's Ford LTD, and a '99 Ford Mustang, plus my ex-wife's '99 Jeep Wrangler and '05 Subaru WRX Wagon, and anything I've owned in the last 15-20 years has been pretty heavily modified. I might have a problem.
 

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Loved my Ford's when growing up plus the 22% discount Ford employees and families got from my cousin

Ford Escort MK2 RS2000
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Ford Escort RS 1600I had one in silver and Red

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Ford Escort RS Tubro Mk 1 they only came in white great car and easy to chip plus could fit the bigger Garrett Turbo from the sierra cosworth

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Ford Sierra Cosworth RS 500 this thing was a beast and the thief's loved them

police couldn't catch them too fast


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I love the Ford Panther platform - Crown Vics, Town Cars. Sad that they were discontinued.
 

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I had a 95 Maxima V6 with manual transmission.

Now I have a new Camry 2.5L four cylinder, with an 8 speed automatic and rather extreme fuel economy engineering...

Variable oil pump - 15psi most of the time, increases when the engine is heavily loaded, seen 45psi
0W-16 oil
Electric Water Pump - reacts with temperature
Electronic Thermostat to go along with it.
Port and Direct injection - sometimes uses one or the other (rarely) or both(?) (often)
8 speed auto that seems willing to go into lockup in any gear at any speed, depending, doesn't necessarily report an unlock to shift.
Variable valve timing (some electric rotational doo-dad) on the end of both cams. Reading goes to 50 degrees.
Variable speed radiator fan.

Playing with an OBDLink LX with Toyota extensions to watch all this stuff operate.

There may be more I'm not remembering at the moment.

The SalesLady asked "How do you like it?"
I said "It feels like a rent-a-car."

The radio isn't anything to write home about. That's OK, Rush Limbaugh came through clearly. Four speakers, one in each door, by your feet.

It's quiet at 60, and reports like 50mpg, wind noise at 80, drops into the 30's

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Have a Porsche Cayenne 2006
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Also have a Porsche 944 1985 which I have no pictures in this phone but like this (except with black rims instead of red)...
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And a Mitsubishi Colt GL 1989 which I will never part ways, my father bought it new and I consider it my big brother as I was born in 1991 and since then I've been riding that car! :D
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However actual color is like this...
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Made a bet with my older brother (a BWM 2002 Turbo owner at the time) that you could build a US car that handles. Bought a run-down Chevy Nova-75 (the ugliest model ever!)
Assembled a stroker engine, roller cam and extensively ported Corvette heads with bigger valves. Replaced the automatic after it exploded with a Doug Nash 5-speed racing gearbox, a fully prepped Ford 9-inch rear axle with Mark Williams axles and Nascar gears after the 10-bolt rear end also exploded. Installed sway bars from a Camaro Cup racing car, replaced all rubber bushings with polyurethane replacements. 12-inch front racing brakes, and bigger Brembo brakes at the back. Stiffer springs and lowered. Full roll cage. Everything was prepped for a much larger dual-turbo boosted 427 stroker engine with fuel injection.

Then the first kid arrived. Had to sell.

But it was fun learning how to build a car from scratch. And yes, it did handle very good (for an American car.)

I haven't had a working car in years, because the public transport is really good in Sweden, so owning a car is a big hassle an expensive.

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Here's an old article and video about the car from Street Muscle Magazine, but this is with the 355 cu. engine, not the stroker.
 

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I'm more a mc guy in heart, now I drive BMW X3 3.0si -07 (bought it 2017). I have never bought a new bike or boat, and only one a car which was a mistake! My first car was dad's ex Cortina in 1982. It was a sad day to sell SLK, an excellent winter car!

Car History: Ford Cortina 1600 -72, Citroen Visa GT -83, Citroen BG GT -86, Opel Vectra 2.0 -90, VW Golf 1.3 -90, Ford Galaxy 2.3 -01, Audi A6 2.0T Avant -07, MB SLK 230 -97, BMW X3 3.0si -07

MC history:KTM 125GS -74, Yamaha SRX600 -86, Triumph Sprint RS 955i -07
Snowscoot history: Ski-Doo 530 -86, Arctic Cat Pantera 580EFI -97, none
Motorboat history: Flipper 470GT/Mercury 50 2-stroke -83, Yamarin 5800/Yamaha 100 -02
 

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MINI Cooper S JCW -06.
(pics from when I imported it from Germany last summer)
Nice Mini but you can beat the original Copper

First car I worked on was a Mini Mk 1
We strip out the engine to a Morris minor 1.6L bored out the values and added twin SU carburettors With bilstein shocks and upgrade coilovers and larger wheels can't remember the size

We painted the car in Orange ( this just a pic off the internet but looks similar)

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Cheap to run and insurance

Boy she was quick and you could park anywhere even in spot for motorbike that small
 
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My toy is a 1986 full size Bronco:


It didn't take long for me to replace the hardtop with a soft top:


Right now I'm pulling the engine for a full rebuild, or a big block swap, haven't decided yet:


I'm also rebuilding the dash from scratch to optimize it for Image Dynamics/Steven Audio HLCD's:


The dash panels are temporary until I get the HVAC in place and finish up the wiring. I've pull the entire factory wiring harness and have rewired it from scratch. I've also converted it to EFI with a Holley Terminator kit.

My daily driver is also a convertible:


It's a 2010 Miata. I have a small system in it, AudioFrog GB15's in the stock tweeter locations, Illusion Audio Carbon 8's in the stock mid locations, and Image Dynamics ID8's in a custom box that fits under the top, even when it's open. It's all powered by a JL VX800/8i thats getting a digital signal from and APL1. I'm going digital out of my phone into the APL1. I gutted the factory radio and glued the buttons back in place, the factory volume knob location now houses the volume knob for the amp. The APL1 and other small stuff fits behind the radio panel. It all looks stock from the outside, but sounds great. The doors are fully treated, I just need to build an under dash panel on the driver side to clean up a dip in the midbass on the left side. I also need to add a top up/down switch so it will auto switch between the top up/down tunes in both the amp and APL1.



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