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Muscle Car Thread for pinball and car enthusiasts


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    #251 9 months ago

    sc93cobra love to see another fan of exposed lugs on the 93 cobra wheels and that it only works if they are 5lug.

    When I do this for my foxbody, I'll probably have a cover machined to put over the hub to hide those grease caps.

    #252 9 months ago

    1994 six speed lt1 can’t believe it’s a classic next year 25 years old.

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    #253 9 months ago

    Some more photos from some events I’ve attended......and a rough wreck I fortunately survived.

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    #254 9 months ago

    What happened!?

    #255 9 months ago

    That was my first GT. I wasn’t even speeding. Going to see friends at cars and coffee on a Saturday to talk about the event I had participated in the weekend before when I went over 230 for the first time. GT has no traction control and at the bottom of the on ramp a truck or something had dumped some gravel. I shifted to second just as I hit the gravel and the rear end lost traction and whipped out. Honestly I have corrected worse but it was a tight two lane and I ended up in the grass .....which if you don’t realize is like ice. Slid into a eucalyptus tree and went from 60-0 instantaneously. Broke my right ankle and had an open fracture on my left leg. True story. My wife was sitting with me in the ER and she had driven in the event the weekend before. She had gone over 200 for the first time. So she looks at me and say “I had a good time last weekend” I replied “so did I” then she said “well we are going to get another GT right?” lol
    One of the many reasons I love her.

    #256 9 months ago
    Quoted from skyrex:

    Some more photos from some events I’ve attended......and a rough wreck I fortunately survived.
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    WOW, your lucky to be here.

    #257 9 months ago
    Quoted from skyrex:

    That was my first GT. I wasn’t even speeding. Going to see friends at cars and coffee on a Saturday to talk about the event I had participated in the weekend before when I went over 230 for the first time. GT has no traction control and at the bottom of the on ramp a truck or something had dumped some gravel. I shifted to second just as I hit the gravel and the rear end lost traction and whipped out. Honestly I have corrected worse but it was a tight two lane and I ended up in the grass .....which if you don’t realize is like ice. Slid into a eucalyptus tree and went from 60-0 instantaneously. Broke my right ankle and had an open fracture on my left leg. True story. My wife was sitting with me in the ER and she had driven in the event the weekend before. She had gone over 200 for the first time. So she looks at me and say “I had a good time last weekend” I replied “so did I” then she said “well we are going to get another GT right?” lol
    One of the many reasons I love her.

    and they say racing is dangerous. Yeah she's a keeper.

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    #258 9 months ago

    Got the windows tinted and my custom plates. No mercy!!!

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    #259 9 months ago
    Quoted from konghusker:

    Got the windows tinted and my custom plates. No mercy!!!
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    I've always liked the styling of that year.....especially in IMSA trim.

    #260 9 months ago
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    #261 9 months ago

    1994 25th Anniversary Firehawk Trans Am - Lingenfelter 383 SuperRam LT1 - 450hp / 500tq
    1998 Nassau Blue Tigershark C5 - Lingenfelter 346 LS6 Twin Turbo - 850 hp with a mix of 100 octane

    TA runs in the high 11’s with a top speed of 185mph
    C5 runs in the high 9’s, 1/2 mile 170mph, top speed north of 200mph

    C5 was a base car where we added magnetic ride out of a wrecked 03 anniversary car with 400 miles, mini-tub for LPE HRE 19 X 12’s, Z06 export 300km/m speedometer cluster, Wilwood 6 piston 14” brakes, etc.

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    #262 9 months ago
    Quoted from skyrex:

    While my tastes in cars run a little more modern/exotic now I do love all cars. I have had a variety of cars from a BMW 850CSI, supercharged C5 corvette, 03 Viper convertible, a twin turbo NSX and then into my current line up. Never thought I would be a multi fun car but honestly except for driving my dogs around I always jump in one of them and log miles. No garage queens here. Every car I have owned in the last 10 years has been to an acceleration event and gone to top speed multiple times. Even had a pretty rough accident once. Can dig up pics if you guys are interested.

    I started a business 16 years ago with my wife and worked literally 7 days a week until I sold it in July. It was intense while it lasted but it gave us the chance to retire young and healthy.

    Thanks...If it was a compliment. Not trying to win. Important thing is my wife and I are happy and healthy everyday. The toys are nice don’t get me wrong but the people you surround yourself with are more important. Plus I don’t have kids just dogs. I joke with some of my friends with kids that look at what you put into raising your kids and that is my garage.

    You will love it. Car guy nirvana. There are so many cars and exhibits inside and outside the convention center your head will spin.

    Tell me more about the horsepower and performance numbers from these cars. Was the NSX the new or old one? I’m sure your doing more than 200mph on that Heffner GT in the 1/2 mile, correct?

    #263 9 months ago

    Painted my calipers this Labor Day. My car now has 5-10 more horsepower that it didn't before.

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    #264 9 months ago
    Quoted from woody24:

    Painted my calipers this Labor Day. My car now has 5-10 more horsepower that it didn't before.
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    I was just down at Myrtle beach mustang week

    #265 9 months ago
    Quoted from MacJedi:

    This is a freaking awesome thread!! Thanks for creating it!

    I do great things.

    #266 9 months ago

    Heres me getting ready to go hot doggin.

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    #267 9 months ago

    My pride and joy

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    #268 9 months ago
    Quoted from pindude80:

    My pride and joy
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    Sweet!!!! 69 cougar! Nice to see a fellow Cougar owner!

    #269 9 months ago
    Quoted from pindude80:

    My pride and joy
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    Nice Cougar. I had a 69 coupe. One of the best cars I ever had.

    #270 9 months ago
    Quoted from henrydwh:

    Sweet!!!! 69 cougar! Nice to see a fellow Cougar owner!

    I saw yours and felt obligated to post up a pic of mine! I've been a Cougaraholic all of my life!

    As a kid, I was probably 5 or 6, my brother and I used to play around in my dad's broken down '70 that was on the side of my grandparents house. About 6 or 7 years later my brother and I got a few books from the library, did some research, and a friend's dad helped us get her running. The exhaust had rusted off of it and I was instantly hooked when I first heard that 351 Cleveland fire up open pipe!

    #271 9 months ago
    Quoted from jhanley:

    Nice Cougar. I had a 69 coupe. One of the best cars I ever had.

    Thanks! I am really proud and happy to own her, the day she was delivered to me was like a dream coming true! Unfortunately convertible season is winding down and then winter will be here and she will have to be put up for a few months but that's when pinball takes over full time!

    #272 9 months ago
    Quoted from pindude80:

    I saw yours and felt obligated to post up a pic of mine! I've been a Cougaraholic all of my life!
    As a kid, I was probably 5 or 6, my brother and I used to play around in my dad's broken down '70 that was on the side of my grandparents house. About 6 or 7 years later my brother and I got a few books from the library, did some research, and a friend's dad helped us get her running. The exhaust had rusted off of it and I was instantly hooked when I first heard that 351 Cleveland fire up open pipe!

    My first car was a 1970 Cougar XR7! Sadly, I totaled it. (I was a dumb ass kid) Been hooked ever since! I had a 69 coupe hot rod also, built 302! man that car would scream! My current one (one I posted) got it about 2 years ago, slowly trying to put her back to stock. You say Cougaraholic, are you a member of that facebook group?

    #273 9 months ago

    I bought a 71 Cougar convertible summer of '89 with my graduation money. Had so much fun with it. 351 Cleveland was pretty fast for the time. Met my future wife showing it off to a friend of hers. Crashed it later that Summer. Nobody got hurt but totalling that car was like losing a dear friend.

    #274 9 months ago

    Fuel cell (without it's metal top is almost finished, same with the custom metal console and battery box behind the passenger seat.

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    #275 9 months ago
    Quoted from Da_Topper:

    Tell me more about the horsepower and performance numbers from these cars. Was the NSX the new or old one? I’m sure your doing more than 200mph on that Heffner GT in the 1/2 mile, correct?

    Sorry for the late reply. Traveling. NSX was an older one but it had a nice body kit and was one of only 300 made in midnight pearl metallic paint color. My first mid engine car. It was a lot of fun.

    As for the GT I do mostly mile or 1.5 mile events. However we have 3 traps so on a time slip you get the half mile, mile and 1.5 mile time. I included a couple time slip examples. . My GT.....and all production 05/06 GT’s ......has no traction control. So if I get a good hook that half is low to high 180’s depending. I have around 1,060 RWHP and 980 rwtq so getting power to the ground in first and second can be challenging even with Hoosier R7’s. I don’t spin a ton but my wife does when she drives. I saw your pics. Nice line up. I assume you are running half mile events by the pics? The guys getting the real big half mile numbers have great aftermarket traction control systems and usually are running boost by gear set ups. Those cars running 230-240 in the half are impressive. Me...well I like having control of the power. I have a friend with a big Horsepower set up that ran 293 and change at Texas mile. About the only thing left stock on his car is the body. My Heffner kit is bolt on. I didn’t have to go into the engine at all. And between my wife and I we have done over 200 passes at over 200. I have about 150 and she has about 60. Knock on wood but besides an exhaust leak twice no mechanical issues. Anymore HP and it would hurt the reliability of the car. I do have an in cabin boost controller so I can dial it back to around 750RWHP when I am driving around town.

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    #276 9 months ago

    Oh and the NSX had a bell engineering twin turbo system but it only took it to 425bhp and 400tq. Stock ones were 270hp so it was just enough to make the car more fun. I re-read your post more closely and saw your performance numbers. Very impressive. I had a C5 with a Procharger done by a shop in Ventura. 500hp at the wheels. Fun car but I had it before I started racing. First engine I ever blew up. Huge amounts of white smoke pouring from the exhaust will seriously ruin your day. lol

    #277 9 months ago

    Here's mine, 2017 Corvette Grand Sport.

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    #278 9 months ago
    Quoted from henrydwh:

    My first car was a 1970 Cougar XR7! Sadly, I totaled it. (I was a dumb ass kid) Been hooked ever since! I had a 69 coupe hot rod also, built 302! man that car would scream! My current one (one I posted) got it about 2 years ago, slowly trying to put her back to stock. You say Cougaraholic, are you a member of that facebook group?

    I had a '70 standard that was going to be my first car, but it was too far gone to bring back. I was also a dumb kid and bit off more than I could chew, but I do still have a hopped up Cleveland we rebuilt to go in it. Cool that you got her 2 years ago; I got mine last year. I'm trying to keep mine pretty stock or not change anymore from stock than has already been done. Been kicking around the idea of switching from the points ignition to pertronix for better reliability because I do drive it a pretty fair amount when the weather is nice.

    Yep, I am a member of the Cougaraholic group on facebook. They've helped me out quite a bit on various things I was working on.

    #279 9 months ago
    Quoted from AlexF:

    I bought a 71 Cougar convertible summer of '89 with my graduation money. Had so much fun with it. 351 Cleveland was pretty fast for the time. Met my future wife showing it off to a friend of hers. Crashed it later that Summer. Nobody got hurt but totalling that car was like losing a dear friend.

    That stinks it got totalled, but I think most all of us drove crazy in our younger days!

    #280 9 months ago

    My two babies. Ive had my 83 GT since I was 17, about 14 years now. Still in mint condition besides a nice 393 Built stroker with a bit of boost And my not so sort of muscle 87 Dodge Omni GLH-T pushing 25lbs on a mild built 2.2

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    #281 9 months ago
    Quoted from pindude80:

    Been kicking around the idea of switching from the points ignition to pertronix for better reliability because I do drive it a pretty fair amount when the weather is nice.
    Yep, I am a member of the Cougaraholic group on facebook. They've helped me out quite a bit on various things I was working on.

    I did the switch to pertronix on mine, love it! I am also a member of the cougaraholic page! Great group of people!

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    #282 8 months ago

    The red 68 was my high school car that I have owned for 28 years.

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    #283 8 months ago

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    #284 8 months ago
    Quoted from Mike_J:

    Beautiful car, how about some more info on it?

    Sorry for the delay. This is a 99 Pontiac Formula Firebird WS6. Super rare car. Only 175 built. 6 speed manual. Super cool. I just picked it up. I had been looking for one the last 5 years. The only one in the country for sale!!

    #285 8 months ago
    Quoted from Jerol:

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    Sweet looking car!!! Love the purple!! My 15 challenger scat pack. b5 blue and 70 challenger plum crazy purple 440-4 speed!!
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    #286 8 months ago

    A few more pictures. Fresh 440!!

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    #287 8 months ago
    Quoted from calprog:

    A few more pictures. Fresh 440!!
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    Just a beautiful car, calprog

    Plum Crazy FTW!

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    #288 8 months ago

    Just picked this up. Not as amazing as some of your rides, but I love it.

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    #289 8 months ago

    Summer ride, powered by the turbo Buick
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    #290 8 months ago

    Nice GN and LC2 powered Cobra guys. I like the Buicks. I've had an 87 WE4 since 1992.

    #291 8 months ago

    My first car.
    I bought it in 1982 and still have it.

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    #292 8 months ago

    Some amazing cars but can any of you beat 64bhp?

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    #293 8 months ago

    ‘90 GT with 22,000 original miles. 200HP never felt so fun

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    #294 8 months ago

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    Purchased new in 2001, bone stock.

    #295 8 months ago
    Quoted from jsyjay:

    Some amazing cars but can any of you beat 64bhp?

    Yes. I can. 63HP.

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    #296 8 months ago
    Quoted from SeymorGoldfarbJr:

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    LOL. Looks like a Fisher Price car next to those SUV's.

    #297 8 months ago
    Quoted from woody24:

    Looks like a Fisher Price car next to those SUV's.

    I'm thinking it actually came out of that Suburban parked next to it.

    #298 8 months ago

    A few more of my cars. I collect cars like I do pins. This is my 86 Iroc and 78 vette. Both restored and nice drivers.

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    #299 8 months ago
    Quoted from calprog:

    A few more of my cars. I collect cars like I do pins. This is my 86 Iroc and 78 vette. Both restored and nice drivers.
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    My uncle had a 79 black Vette, looked just like yours, when I was around 13 or 14 he used to let us drive it around the neighborhood. I thought he was the coolest dude around, its how I learned how to drive a manual trans.

    #300 8 months ago
    Quoted from o-din:

    I believe you because I know of one just like it. I should have bought the thing when he offered me a screaming deal on it. But I got greedy and wanted the Boss 302 instead.

    Why on Earth would take a small block over a big block!!!

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