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THE Car Talk Thread - October 4, 2016, 11:41 PM

So it's apparent we still have car enthusiasts in this group. Since my bike is down I've been reminiscing about owning a project car again. Figured there can be a thread for us all to share our projects, past and current, and any news about production cars.

I'll start off:

1) 1996 Infiniti I30 4-speed automagic.

We were the original owners and I inherited it in high school. Sold it about three years ago with 220K miles and still going strong. It was decently quick and quite loud.

- Ebay Headers, Y-pipe, Intake, 93 Octane
- Eibach Springs/Tokico shocks



Dumb highschool shenanigans




2) 1991 Toyota MR2 NA - YEAH BABAYYY

I loved this car even though it was so unreliable. I bought it for $2700 and owned it for a year until the motor blew losing compression entirely in three cylinders. It was the fastest one cylinder car I owned. Sold it in 2014.

- No power steering, ABS, and Traction Control
- TEIN Coilovers
- NSX Wheels on Dunlop Direzza Z2s
- Momo Bucket seat
- FOUR ignition coils!






3) 2001 Mercedes Benz E320

We're also the original owners and it has 233K miles. This car is so damn boring and slow. Handling is atrocious yet you can get the back end out. At least it's comfortable and reliable.





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So what do you guys have? Let's see dem pics BOIII


1996 GS500E - Sold
2001 Speed Triple 955i - Sold
1999 Daytona 955i - Sold
2000 Ducati 748S

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October 5, 2016, 07:56 AM

For the time being, I'm done with doing much to my cars, it's just not worth the time/hassle when you have a family.

Here are a few from the past:











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2018 BMW R1200 GS
2016 Yamaha FJ-09
2014 Honda CB500X
2007 Suzuki DRZ 400SM
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October 5, 2016, 09:20 AM

I love all things old, cheap, fast and fun! Had a 95' Subaru Impreza NA for a few years that was so much fun; think upstate NY, handbrake, and snow for like 5 months a year. No pics of this car though ...

Here were my last two cars. Saab 9-3 Turbo, slightly boosted, surprisingly fast; and a Porsche 944na, so much fun! Miss both these cars dearly.

(Also pictured a 1981 GS650)


and this is just a fun picture because I found this road sign in PA. Haha!



Love cars, but live in downtown DC so motorcycle make way more sense in every aspect of city living... I'll be back someday.


- Norway Daily, 90' VFR750, V4 Touring Beast
- USA Daily, 08' Versys - Urban Assault vehicle
- Toy, 02' Ducati 900ss - Loud and angry noises
- Toy, 89' FZR600 - Raw Inline Deathbox
- Project, 91' CB250 - Goal: lightweight city bike
- Project, 79' CB350 - Finally runs, now to finish

- Sold, Red 94' VS800 - Loud as F@*$
* R.I.P. Blue 06' SV650, murdered by DC!
* R.I.P. Black 98' FZR600, murdered by DC!
- Sold, Red 81' GS650
- Sold, Black 81' CM400T

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October 5, 2016, 09:32 AM

2nd gen RX-7 (19986-1991) with a stock 3rd gen RX-7 (1993-1995) engine. This has been my POS project/toy for almost 20 years, this is an eternal work on progress, nothing is enough with this toy, there is always something to tweak...



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October 5, 2016, 10:24 AM

Dark not to suck your balls or nothing but damn thats nice timeline of past cars.
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October 5, 2016, 12:10 PM

My past and current SCCA cars. Miata (past) for autoX and track days. WRX (current) for RallyCross and track days. The WRX is a blast to drive.





Then again... That's just me.

On the internet... Everyone is an expert.

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96 Impala SS - I love this car...



96 Z28 Ragtop. RIPieces



I had the most fun in this car. Racing in Manassas back in the day was dope.
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October 5, 2016, 01:35 PM

Dark - You've owned lots of clean rides. Specially that MR2! I'd say the more you mod the less reliable it becomes. At least in my experience.

sk8n - That's clean. RT/10 looks like, what year?

pnbell - Sweet 944. I've driven one and the chassis is competent. Unfortunately they're hella old and maintenance is a bish. Surprisingly the 944 Turbos still go for a premium.

knonfs - An RX7 wow. How long have you owned it and how has reliability been? lol

I drove a second gen RX8 and liked the rotary motor. But having the apex seals fail every 100K is a big turnoff.

How straightforward was the swap? Did you think about putting in a 3-rotor instead?

Drnkmonkey - You run at FedEx? I've been there a few times. I also heard that Frostburg shut down awhile back for RallyX. Where do you guys run now I thought about taking the E320 out lol

CCS - Holy smokes, what's the story behind that Z28?


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Sweet rides!

Dark - You've owned lots of clean rides. Specially that MR2! I'd say the more you mod the less reliable it becomes. At least in my experience.

sk8n - That's a clean RT/10 looks like, what year? Stick too?

pnbell - Sweet 944. I've driven one and the chassis is competent. Unfortunately they're hella old and maintenance is a bish. Surprisingly the 944 Turbos still go for a premium.

knonfs - An RX7 wow. How long have you owned it and how has reliability been? lol I drove a second gen RX8 and liked the rotary motor. But having the apex seals fail every 100K is a big turnoff. How straightforward was the swap? Did you think about putting in a 3-rotor instead?

Drnkmonkey - You run at FedEx? I've been there a few times. I also heard that Frostburg shut down awhile back for RallyX. Where do you guys run now I thought about taking the E320 out lol

CCS - Holy smokes, what's the story behind that Z28?


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knonfs - An RX7 wow. How long have you owned it and how has reliability been? lol

I drove a second gen RX8 and liked the rotary motor. But having the apex seals fail every 100K is a big turnoff.

How straightforward was the swap? Did you think about putting in a 3-rotor instead?
I've owned this car since late 90s. The swap is easy, all 13B engines have the same dimensions, so its just a matter of finding/fabricating the engine mounts. To tell you the truth, I have not had a single apex seal failure, however the original engine had to be taken out due to water seal channel collapsing due to corrosion.

The engine swap was easy, making all of the intake, turbo, and intercooler work with one another has been the hardest part (I do all of the work myself, except for the tuning)

Would love a 20B, but I am a broke SOB hahahahaha
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CCS - Holy smokes, what's the story behind that Z28?
I fell asleep driving on 95. Drove off the road went through guard rail, flipped the car a bunch and it landed in a pond. I didn't wear seat belt so I got ejected which saved me. That pic was 3 days later.
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October 5, 2016, 05:23 PM

Imgur: The most awesome images on the Internet

THis is my current project, if you can call it that, since it's in really great shape.

Minor issues , I needed a new MAF sensor, new injectors, new O2 sensor. Stil throwing a code for MAF burnoff, but the relay and sensor are good, so it's either a wiring issue somewhere (shitty) or a faulty ECM (also shitty), but I don't care

It runs fine now, and this motor is eventually getting taken out in favor of an LQ4 and 4l80e , probably supercharged.


Ive also owned:

1989 IROC that I loved and blew up
1984 corvette - probably the ONLY example of a nice Crossfire corvette

the vette sold for more than I had into it to a collector who was missing an 84. It had the usual vacuum leak from the TB linkage. I sent them out for bushings, had the TBs bored out, higher flow injectors, adjustable FPR, an aftermarket crossfire intake manifold that is no longer in production. Also did exhaust, a cam, and some other minor things. It was a really nice corvette

Still probably had less than 280 to the wheel even after the performance mods. Shitty ass Crossfire motors. LOL


-Fitz

2016 Harley Softail Slim S
2012 Harley Ultra Limited in Ultra Annoying Orange Sold!
2012 V-Strom 1000 Sold!
2009 Buell 1125R Sold!
2005 Superhawk Sold!
2001 Superhawk Abandoned!
1981 CB650C Destroyed!

Brace Yourselves... the cries of "It's too cold to ride" are coming...
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