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#161

Trust me I’ve done my research. I like the FB body and I have no intention of leaving anything on there stock. Seq turbos are too much of a pain in the ass and are more likely to break something. Just getting one big ass turbo fixes that whole shitpile of a mess.

Even when I find an FB I’m going to need another 20k to do everything I want to it.


#162

Engineering Explained is a great channel to learn about cars.
It’s rare to find an smart engineer that can describe what’s going on to a dumber engineer like me.


#163

A Diablo, 348 and F40 at speed to one of my favorite bands.


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Last week a guy drove next to me in the other lane to listen and give me a thumbs up.


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The Buzzcocks are a highly underrated punk band that has been touring for 30 years.


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[Explicit] Sick anti Road Rage song.
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#164

I had that open in a tab to watch after work. Very cool stuff he did in that video.


I quite like Bad Habit.


#165

My Blazer’s story.

1999 Chevy Blazer
215,000 miles (346,000 km)
4.3L V6
190 HP
250 lb-ft
5 speed manual
4x4 (with the janky push button selector)
0-60 9.8 seconds (My best with throttle body mod)

I bought it for $600. The guy (and I at the time) thought the engine was about to go, but it had the uncommon 5 speed manual, so I was going to buy another with a bad auto trans (the autos were crap), and swap the engine.
It was making a horrible knocking noises (like rod knock), but it ended up being the catalytic converter.



I did a throttle body mod.

This first picture isn’t mine, but it’s what mine looked like before the mod (didn’t think to take a picture).

Mod done.

The butterfly valve out of the throttle body.

Drilled out the rivets holes to separate the butterfly valve from the… uhh… other thing :grin:

Cleaned it up, and tapered the rivet holes, so the J-B Weld SteelStik Putty won’t be able to come out.

Putty in.

This mod knocked about 1 second off the 0-60 (10.7 to 9.8 and it was hotter outside for the 9.8 time) also the engine is a little happier to rev to redline after the mod.


Anime Lounge 匸Pヽ(・ω・`)
#166

Car Chases


Ronin is a great movie. 7 minuttes of cars driving in Paris.
Halfway through the awesome film making amps the desperation up a notch.


When I looked for a video I remembered there are about 5 car chases in Ronin.
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I wish my subie could do that
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A video for the motorcycle thread. Technically she is passing automotive stunt drivers.
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To Live and Die in L.A. from 1985, is basically GTA V the early days.
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The French Connection

A train chase, but in a car.
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The Seven Ups is French Connection 2.

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Crashing is usually the result if one tries to car chase.
please drive safely

#168

These films must have been waaay too much fun to produce. For some reason, Clive Owens is the perfect man to drive an M5.

They tried again this year… didn’t work out as well…

Mercedes made an attempt at this as well. I don’t think it worked as well.


#169

Does any one drive a Pontiac G6? I drive a 2007 G6 and love it, but I haven’t driven much else to compare, what do you guys think of the car?


#170

First part of The Blues Brothers car chase.

Need For Speed Most Wanted trailer.

This is the beast video I could find of the car chase in Ride Along.


#171

I’ve only raced against a G6, but my family had a brand new Pontiac Grand Am GT, and it was pretty good.

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#172

I have always liked Pontiac’s. In high school my friend’s dad let us borrow his 6-cyl Firebird.

My 2 favorite Pontiac’s are the G8. Built by Holden GM Australia with a Corvette engine.
Now available as the Chevy SS.

344x258
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and James ‘The Rockford Files’ Firebird Esprit.

Jim Garner did all the driving and it has a 400 cu engine, special order gold (looks brown to me?) paint with models from 1974 to 1980. I thought 1978 car had the coolest styling.


#173

An update.

I wrecked the vfr800 on 8/24/17. A bear of a German Shepard broke his BRAIDED STEEL leash. Not the collar, the braided steel. I was in a left turn, he jumped down a hill onto the road. I had no chance but to brace. With the bike leaned to the left, I tried to compensate for impact by leaning to the right and over the front tire (Where the dog did end up hitting) Bike went down on the right side. Slide up a pretty steep incline for a solid 200 ft. Dog did a u-turn right back up the hill and into the owners house. Owner came down, got me what I needed to clean up and stayed with me until my buddy came to pick me and the bike up. I seemed to have impacted gravel, and it dug into my arm a bit, but in the end, no broken bones or fractures. Just some scrapes. (Upon meeting the dog owner, first thing I asked was how the dog was. He refused to answer until I said that I was alright and started moving around. Dog was alright, bad limp.)

On the bike side of things. Other then the usual plastics damage and peg damage, the clutch cover has a small crack on the top of it. No enough to even leak onto the road. It was dented in enough however that it couldn’t catch at all.
Rolls in neutral though. So I coasted it down the hill to somewhere relatively flat with a hill to push it onto for loading.
EDIT – A wheel is dented, is the other expensive bit. Enough that insurance will look at it. As a last note - Insurance is treating this as a deer. So no fault. Which is very good for me.


#174

Glad to hear you’re relatively okay. Bike crashes are scary.


#175

^ I second that.


#176

I didn’t know the Chevy SS was related to the G8.

Have you seen the would be Trans Am


#177

The older one looks better. :slight_smile:


#178

I would agree, and the old Camaros look better as well IMO, but still cool.


#179

Yeah, unfortunatlly as fas those new ones are concerned.
We never really going to see those uphere.
Europe is all about green and downsizing pretty much.


#180

I’m good with that. A small powerful car can be so much fun, thanks to it’s slightly squirrly and tossable characteristics.


#181

Yeah i agree downsizing is okay as long as it doesnt effect reliabillity all that much.
But at that particular point it sometimes goes wrong, looking at you VAG. :slight_smile: