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Unread 05-20-2006, 11:57 PM   #51
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Man...this is a good thread. Althought it makes me feel like I should buy and sell more cars. I'm already 30 and I don't have even close to the list you guys have.
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Well, the Escorts don't count as real cars, so nyah!

Just kidding...ever ridden in a Cosworth? I did when I was in the UK. F'ing ay...that's a car!
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Well, the Escorts don't count as real cars, so nyah!

Just kidding...ever ridden in a Cosworth? I did when I was in the UK. F'ing ay...that's a car!

yeah, in case you can't tell, i buy a lot of disposable cars.
takes the worries out of driving...
parents bought me the first escort as a learner car....
then later bought the other escort for $150 so i wouldn't have to drive miata in winter.... then the dodge was just the $300 beater for cruisin in honolulu.
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My best friend had an Escort...it was like...invincible..we treated that car like crap.
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My best friend had an Escort...it was like...invincible..we treated that car like crap.

oh yeah, mine were off-roaded heavily.... the first one died because i didn't quite understand the concept of coolant.... and managed to get it up to 90 mph on a gravel road... but by the time i got home i was runnin on 1-cylinder.
the 2nd one was far uglier than the first, and we intentionally kicked the crap out of it and my 300 lb. friend did some cannonballs onto the hood.
not sure if you've been around snow much, but when they plow parking lots, they usually pile up massive piles of snow somewhere in the lot, which become mostly ice. Well I'd climb up them with the escort, or just ramp them. Or, sometimes I just parked halfway up a snow mountain. It was hilarious leaving the car parked teetering with two wheels like 3 feet off the ground. :lol:
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Nice '02, Funk. Old cars rock.

I just picked up a '98 Subaru Impreza. Haven't sold one of the Minis yet, but it needs to be done.
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Nice '02, Funk. Old cars rock.

I just picked up a '98 Subaru Impreza. Haven't sold one of the Minis yet, but it needs to be done.

i gots videos and pics stashed here:
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damn..you guys had/have some sweet cars..especially the guys who`ve lived in japan..anyway heres my crappy list haha.
84 ford crown victoria(police package with 351w)beat that up,blew the trans.
84 crown vic again..dad kept buying me these POS`s..blew the motor.felt weak to begin with though..wanted to swap the motor from the other one but too much hastles for a piece of crap ford hah.
71 pontiac firebird with 400sb.was going to be a project car but didnt go through with it and ended up junking it..
75 toyota corolla sr5 coupe..dual 40mikunis,trd header,crapmaster exhaust..car was still slow..damn TuRDs haha.
91 nissan sentra..bone stock but was a fun car for what it was during the peak of the mid nineties ricer craze days.
78 toyota corolla liftback.beater for college.
93 honda civic 4dr..blew the stock motor with too much nitrous,too much mileage..blew up the b16 miss shifting on the freeway in cali from third back to second.built a mild LS/VTEC with 50shot..totalled it.
90 honda civic si.bone stock.traded for the 240sx..was kinda sick seeing the car run 12s 2 months after trading my friend..gsr on the bottle..
89 nissan 240sx.bought a s13 silvia front clip from cali,transfered to the car..
ended up blowing the tranny,decided i wanted to move back home to hawaii and had to sell the car dirt cheap.(before the whole drifting is cool trend started in vegas).
drove the 91 sentra after coming back home,overheated and warped the head.car was pretty much trash so i junked it.
85 toyota 2wd truck..drove that for a while then ended up trading with my friend for a 86 isuzu p`up..total POS..but reliable and came in handy.
88 crx project..ended up getting stolen.
89 crx project..ended up getting towed and the ****in state crushed it.
89 toyota truck 4wd.straight front axle conversion,6"susp lift,4.88 gears front and back,detroit locker in the rear..wanted to try off roading,ended up liking it but driving that thing on the street SUCKED!
93 honda civic coupe project for superlap..stolen.(damn crackheads love stealing my hondas!)
86 mazda rx7 gxl..eibach springs,tokiko blues,racing beat header,testpipe.apexi dual n1 exhaust,act 6puck clutch,koyo radiator.(still own).might be getting rid of soon cause it eats gas and theres no track.
90 honda civic 4dr..bone stock,keeping it that way.just a mode of transportation till i can save enough for a decent accord or maybe camry..

plenty of beaters yea?i`m only 28 too haha.
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This is the only picture I have of my Skyline until recently when my old buddy in Okinawa sent me some that he had. I'll post them up later after I scan them.



Mod list:
*2.8L (propane) engine. These cars only came with a 2.0L inline six, so 800cc's more felt great! Plus the liquid propane burning engines had a different cam profile and compression, so more power! Of course with the Mikuni's I was using gasoline.
*triple Mikuni's
*"no name" header & exhaust system. It was dual 50mm all the way back. sounded great!
*Tokiko "heavies" shocks w/cut springs.
*lightweight flywheel (I don't hear of people doing this in Hawaii. Was one of the first mods we did)
*Ultra CDI ignition (another mod we used to do right away, but not here. maybe the newer cars have adequate ignitions?)
*headlight conversion (from 4 round lights to 2 rectangular ones)
*taillight conversion also (from '78 model to '82, same with the headlights, so it looked natural)
*Volk Racing wheels. These 16 spoke 3 piece wheels came with wheel covers you bolt from the inside. An idea copied from the old Group C cars. Remember those vent covers for the front wheels only for brake cooling? This worked great for getting away with having wide wheels while driving on base.
*Acrylic lacquer do-it-yourself paint job. Can never get that gun metal grey color...keeps coming out brownish. Look at the Luce picture in the early post, same thing there.

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Nice video, too Funk.

Man she rolls a lot... all I had running through my head was, "Yo, ho, yo, ho a pirates life for me!"

Tom, I might be putting a cylinder head with twin 40mm Mikuni PHHH (I think that's their designation for the side-draft carbs)...anyway, putting that on a Mini engine. I'm going to need some help from you guys who've actually tuned carbs like that!
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I thought I posted this picture here, but can't find it anywhere. Anyhow, here's one of my '78 RX7.



This was the car that the previous owner (yes, an American) killed his girlfriend got thrown in prison, so I bought the car from his bank. Actually the bank branch manager was a guy I knew and he gave me the first and final bit on this car ($500). It was basically stock except for suspension (GAB 5-way adjustable shocks & cut springs). It also had Dunlop racing tires. They were basically racing slicks with groves. Very popular (& cheap) back then (1987). Only lasted 3 months though.

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Sure thing. What size is the engine? If less than 2.0L, 40's might be over carberated (I know 45's were too big for a 2.8L stock six cylinder). The basic jet setup would be 180 air and 140 fuel using a F11 emulsion tube. My terminology might be a little off, but I remember those settings. The next trick is to balance or sinc the carbs together. I usually do it by cylinder work load. What you do is shut off one set of carbs and have the egine run only on the other. With a techometer (Tach & dwell meter. Do they sell those nowadays?). Set the optimum rpm by adjusting the idle screws (try to idle the engine at the lowest rpm possible). Ganted, the engine will run rough. Shut that carb off and do the same to the other. This will set the carbs for each cylinder. Watch for signs of untuned carbs. 1). popping or back firing when initial acceleration. mainly caused by unsinc'd carbs. 2) popping or breaking up at high rpm. caused by having too lean of a mixer. 3). Engine struggles to accelerate or the power is "wavy" during hard acceleration. Caused by too rich of a mixture. In Hawaii, I don't think you will have to worry about having 2 sets of jets (summer and winter). You may experience performance changes if you go up to, let's say Tantalis were the air is cooler and thinner.

Dual or triple carbs! How fun and cool that was! Grunt!!

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Nice video, too Funk.

Man she rolls a lot... all I had running through my head was, "Yo, ho, yo, ho a pirates life for me!"

Tom, I might be putting a cylinder head with twin 40mm Mikuni PHHH (I think that's their designation for the side-draft carbs)...anyway, putting that on a Mini engine. I'm going to need some help from you guys who've actually tuned carbs like that!
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Oh, by the way Andy, I think I have some jets for mikuni at the track. Various sizes of air and fuel.
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Ooh...sweet!!! I have a pair of 40s and a pair of 45s (my buddy is going to give them to me). Would love to scoop up / buy whatever jets you've got when the time rolls around!

The Mini, as you may or may not remember, uses a funky cylinder head design like the early VW Rabbits - the intake and exhaust ports are on the same side (firewall) of the head. A Dutch company called AKM made this crossflow head - you can use the "standard" cams and exhaust yet you get twin side draft (drought?) carbs up front. They reccomend 40s, but I think a few guys have run 45s. The engine will most likely be 1310cc. It's a lot of carb for the engine, but they've been quite successful with it so far so I know it can be done. Oh and it'd be way b****in cool too




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Ooh...sweet!!! I have a pair of 40s and a pair of 45s (my buddy is going to give them to me). Would love to scoop up / buy whatever jets you've got when the time rolls around!

The Mini, as you may or may not remember, uses a funky cylinder head design like the early VW Rabbits - the intake and exhaust ports are on the same side (firewall) of the head. A Dutch company called AKM made this crossflow head - you can use the "standard" cams and exhaust yet you get twin side draft (drought?) carbs up front. They reccomend 40s, but I think a few guys have run 45s. The engine will most likely be 1310cc. It's a lot of carb for the engine, but they've been quite successful with it so far so I know it can be done. Oh and it'd be way b****in cool too

[qimg]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v519/AndyKauffman/Minis/7port-2.jpg[/qimg]

[qimg]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v519/AndyKauffman/Minis/7port-1.jpg[/qimg]
Are you sure they're Mikuni's? Those sure look like Webers. Come to think about it, the jets I have are for Webers I think not Mikuni Solex's.
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I've got a set of 40DCOE Webers in my garage too. They're pretty bare from what I recall. I'd love to check out the stuff you have though.

I forgot to mention that the car in the picture is on Webers but I have access to some Mikuni carbs.
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Nice video, too Funk.

Man she rolls a lot... all I had running through my head was, "Yo, ho, yo, ho a pirates life for me!"

Yeah, the longest/earliest video is from its first time at AX, with stock suspension and completely dead shocks. You could compress them with one finger. They didn't video it, but I went into one slalom too hot, and almost rolled, continued to make the turn, and she rocked up on the other 2 wheels, then back again for a 3rd time on 2 wheels!
Yeah, in the later videos I got Bilsteins, and eventually H&R springs... not sure which video has which mods. I've now got huge sway bars on it too, but no videos of that. It corners a bit flatter now.
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ok i'll post up....i have pics but its in storage, from memory, i might have left some out.....crap to crap history.

78 Corrolla
74 Celica ST
74 Celica LT
81 Chevy Citation
?? Chevette
85 Honda Accord
87 Mitsu Precis
89 Mitsu Max P/U
91 Mitsu Eclipse
86 Bronco FS 4X4
87 Cutlass Ciera
87 Must.Convt' 5.0
87 Volvo 750 GLE
87 Dodge Ram 250 Conversion Van
84 Mazda 626
84 F150 reg cab
81 F150 super cab
85 Chevy 1/2 ton van
87 Ford Aerostar van
93 Civic coupe
81 Firebird (big block swapped)
89 Firebird
91 Camaro RS
78 Camaro Z-28
96 Camaro Z-28
2002 Neon ACR
2005 Neon SXT/SRT design (haha)
96 Nissan super cab 4X4
94 Chevy 1/2 ton LB
87 Chrysler 5th Ave
81 Monte Carlo
01 Explorer
?? Welding machine trailer
05 utility trailer

i'm sure there's more but you should be laughing real hard about now......

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Jeez, that's allot of friggin cars there Dave! I guess people can tell our age by the number of cars we owned, he, he.
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Here's a couple more shots of my '78 Mazda Luce (the previous model was called an RX4 here in the U.S.)

Front end shot. Did Mazda copy the '70's Monte Carlo or was it a Buick?



Interior: notice the "component system". Do they sell these now-a-days? Awesome sounding equipment. Look at how much leg room. I was able to mount my tapes by my left leg.



Here's a rear view shot;


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Nothing but Chevys for this big boy...

1) 1966 Impala SS396 (still own - under construction)
2) 1993 C1500 Sportside Sport
3) 1966 Impala 4-Door Hardtop
4) 1966 Impala SS327 Convertible
5) 1979 Camaro Z/28
6) 1984 Camaro Berlinetta
7) 1969 Nova
8) 1971 Nova
9) 1985 Caprice Classic
10) 1971 Impala 400 Convertible
11) 1984 Monte Carlo SS
12) 1988 Monte Carlo SS
13) 1996 Impala SS (still own - daily driver)
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You still own your first car? Wow!
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Since February 21st, 1988. 17 years old and he gets a big block Impala... not the brightest move my parents ever allowed me to make.
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Jeez, that's allot of friggin cars there Dave! I guess people can tell our age by the number of cars we owned, he, he.
hahahaha.....memory fails me....

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67 Buick Skylark coupe
96 Tercel coupe
83 Honda Civic HB
87 Dodge Ram50 PU
71 Chev Malibu
72 Chev Malibu coupe
81? Mazda PU

if my meds kick in and i remember more i'll post it.
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