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(Topic ID: 255566)

Ford Vs. Ferrari


By o-din

11 months ago



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#251 70 days ago

FFS please tell me there wasn't a Shelby Dodge Omni.
Every Dodge I've ever owned the transmission fell out. And that's like, 5 transmissions.

#252 70 days ago

This is my daily summer driver. I've had it for 25 years, and it has 98000 miles on it. And I've followed Carroll Shelby since the 60s, have every Cobra book ever published, yada yada.

Ever since that movie came out, I am hounded by people who want to tell me all about the Cobras in that movie and inform me of the whole history of Shelby.

Like I had no clue.

So many experts, so little time....
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#253 69 days ago
Quoted from Gryszzz:

FFS please tell me there wasn't a Shelby Dodge Omni.
Every Dodge I've ever owned the transmission fell out. And that's like, 5 transmissions.

I'm afraid to ask what those were!

I'm not sure about the early model turbos, but by late 80s they were installing German-built Getrag transmissions specifically designed for the turbo engine with specially heat-treated and high-strength parts. Most impressive was the differential case with four-pinion design, good for aggressive launches. Likewise with the clutches, over-sized 230mm, 230mm pressure plate pattern, 8-bolt crank.

I only have good things to say about the 555 Getrag my car had, and I drove it hard: original clutch lasted over 100,000 miles. Shifted real smooth too, man did that clutch kick-back hard though, never encountered another car with a clutch requiring that much force.

#254 65 days ago
Quoted from Gryszzz:

FFS please tell me there wasn't a Shelby Dodge Omni.
Every Dodge I've ever owned the transmission fell out. And that's like, 5 transmissions.

Yeah, they were fast little buggers for the time. Some of the mags were having them running 12's with some mild mods. As funny as it sounds, they existed.

And the Omni GLHS: "GLH stood for "Goes Like Hell" and GLH-S stood for Goes Like Hell S'more. Just 500 were made."
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shelby_GLH-S

#255 65 days ago
Quoted from HighVoltage:

I'm afraid to ask what those were!
I'm not sure about the early model turbos, but by late 80s they were installing German-built Getrag transmissions specifically designed for the turbo engine with specially heat-treated and high-strength parts. Most impressive was the differential case with four-pinion design, good for aggressive launches. Likewise with the clutches, over-sized 230mm, 230mm pressure plate pattern, 8-bolt crank.
I only have good things to say about the 555 Getrag my car had, and I drove it hard: original clutch lasted over 100,000 miles. Shifted real smooth too, man did that clutch kick-back hard though, never encountered another car with a clutch requiring that much force.

My family had a Plymouth Horizon (same thing) and it was the worst piece of shit my family ever owned. And my dad had a FIAT in the 70s.

I was 5 when we got it and 7 when we got rid of it and I remember it breaking down on us and leaving us stranded on the side of the road at least 3 times. I distinctly remember it happening to us once on the beltway late at night. On a school night.

#256 65 days ago
Quoted from CrazyLevi:

My family had a Plymouth Horizon (same thing) and it was the worst piece of shit my family ever owned.

My buddy had a Horizon that I learned to drive on, what a POS. He also had a Plymouth Voyager (mini van) and both were sticks. Might have been the only Mini Van stick I've ever been in.

#257 65 days ago
Quoted from CrazyLevi:

My family had a Plymouth Horizon (same thing) and it was the worst piece of shit my family ever owned. And my dad had a FIAT in the 70s.
I was 5 when we got it and 7 when we got rid of it and I remember it breaking down on us and leaving us stranded on the side of the road at least 3 times. I distinctly remember it happening to us once on the beltway late at night. On a school night.

When something is less reliable than a Fiat---that's saying something.

#258 65 days ago

Car maker acronyms:

Dodge - Drips Oil Drips Gas Everywhere
Chevrolet - Can Hear Every Valve Rattle On Long Extended Trips
GMC - Garage Mechanics Companion
Audi - Automotive Unsafe Designs, Inc.
Saab - Sad Attempt At Beauty
BMW - Big Man Wannabe

#259 65 days ago
Quoted from Blenderhead:

Car maker acronyms:
Dodge - Drips Oil Drips Gas Everywhere
Chevrolet - Can Hear Every Valve Rattle On Long Extended Trips
GMC - Garage Mechanics Companion
Audi - Automotive Unsafe Designs, Inc.
Saab - Sad Attempt At Beauty
BMW - Big Man Wannabe

Fiat - fix it again Tony

#260 65 days ago

Flashbacks of a Michigan Stand Up opening act that goes through all the names...it was funny the first 10 times.

#261 65 days ago

Ford - First On Race Day

#262 65 days ago

Pontiac....

As for the movie it was a solid watch. Most Bales are, hes easy to watch.

#263 65 days ago

Great movie

#264 65 days ago

Cracked
Heads
Every
Valve
Rattles
Oil
Leaks
Engine
Ticks

#265 65 days ago

65 Stang. Look familiar?

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#266 64 days ago
Quoted from calprog:

65 Stang. Look familiar?
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Nice car.

#267 58 days ago
Quoted from calprog:

65 Stang. Look familiar?
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Was this the "premier" car from the movie?

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