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Muscle Car Thread for pinball and car enthusiasts


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    #401 10 months ago
    Quoted from littlecammi:

    Interesting. I knew racing stripes add 20 to 30 horsepower. Didn't know steering wheels could too.

    LOL, I don't know either, but it was a heck of an upgrade honestly. The SRT steering wheel is so much beefier than the stock one was. Much more comfortable.

    Chris

    #402 10 months ago
    Quoted from littlecammi:

    Interesting. I knew racing stripes add 20 to 30 horsepower. Didn't know steering wheels could too.

    Don’t forget a good car washing. That always adds about 15 horses. It always feels faster when it’s clean

    #403 10 months ago
    Quoted from JayDee:

    Don’t forget a good car washing. That always adds about 15 horses. It always feels faster when it’s clean

    +1 to that ^

    Stick on fender vents and hood scoops, 'sponsor' decals and huge rear wings must add magnitudes of HP, based on what I see around here!
    What I find most odd is the front wheel drive vehicles that display the enormous rear wings, and WHEN in rush hour traffic are they going to achieve the 'downforce' from such monstrosity?

    Can't forget fart can mufflers, my children grew up hearing me say a loud exhaust does not a fast car make.

    #404 10 months ago
    Quoted from JayDee:

    Don’t forget a good car washing.

    Oh, please tell me all the gear heads also clay bar treat their rides? I shine my 7 yr old VW twice a year this way, paint looks almost as good as it did the day I got it and I park OUTSIDE 24/7.

    Might have been covered but figure worth another mention.

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    #405 10 months ago
    Quoted from Atari_Daze:

    Oh, please tell me all the gear heads also clay bar treat their rides? I shine my 7 yr old VW twice a year this way, paint looks almost as good as it did the day I got it and I park OUTSIDE 24/7.
    Might have been covered but figure worth another mention.[quoted image]

    There is no need to clay your car twice a year.

    #406 10 months ago
    Quoted from fiberdude120:

    There is no need to clay your car twice a year.

    Between the pine tree sap and road scum from 3 construction zones, if I don't the build up is too difficult to remove with simple hand wash.
    I used to do it once a year when I had a garage and drove it only 50 miles a month, but with a 44 mile one way commute now, I like it nice and shiny.

    #407 10 months ago
    Quoted from Atari_Daze:

    I like it nice and shiny.

    And faster

    #408 10 months ago
    Quoted from Atari_Daze:

    +1 to that ^
    Stick on fender vents and hood scoops, 'sponsor' decals and huge rear wings must add magnitudes of HP, based on what I see around here!
    What I find most odd is the front wheel drive vehicles that display the enormous rear wings, and WHEN in rush hour traffic are they going to achieve the 'downforce' from such monstrosity?

    Can't forget fart can mufflers, my children grew up hearing me say a loud exhaust does not a fast car make.

    The enormous rear wing is not there for downforce. It is just a place they use to iron the bill of their cap flat.

    #409 10 months ago

    Is anyone doing the Power Tour next year? I'm going with a friend of mine to check out the last couple of legs. We plan to pick it up near Champaign, go to Des Moines, and it ends about 10m from my house in Madison.

    https://www.hotrod.com/articles/breaking-news-routes-dates-announced-hot-rod-power-tour-2020/

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    #410 10 months ago

    I know some people don't like the "big bumper" era Camaros. But this is my fun summertime driver

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    #411 10 months ago
    Quoted from kba78:

    I know some people don't like the "big bumper" era Camaros. But this is my fun summertime driver[quoted image]

    I love the mid 70's Camaros. My wife (girlfriend at the time) had a Orange '74 in the mid 80's, then i bought it from her after she had it for about 2 years. Fun car. Love to have another one, but i can live with my '78 Trans Am

    #412 10 months ago
    Quoted from dasvis:

    Good God those fender flares are hideous.

    Well when you have wide wheels and tires on the car for a wider stance and better handling what ya gonna do? My rear end is 3 inches wider then a stock rear end. Try putting BIG race rubber your road race car without putting flairs on it. LOL

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    #413 10 months ago
    Quoted from MustangPaul:

    Well when you have wide wheels and tires on the car for a wider stance and better handling what ya gonna do? My rear end is 3 inches wider then a stock rear end. Try putting BIG race rubber your road race car without putting flairs on it. LOL[quoted image]

    HA! Even the trailer has Ford Trim Rings and Hub Caps.

    #414 10 months ago

    Happened the other day, thought it was cool...

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    #415 10 months ago
    Quoted from Atari_Daze:

    Happened the other day, thought it was cool...[quoted image]

    Looks like a VW dash. GTI?

    Chris

    #416 10 months ago
    Quoted from SilverUnicorn:

    Looks like a VW dash

    2012 GLI

    not a traditional 'muscle' car but it's all I got, current mods push about 300HP at the wheels.

    #417 10 months ago
    Quoted from Atari_Daze:

    2012 GLI
    not a traditional 'muscle' car but it's all I got, current mods push about 300HP at the wheels.

    VW's are great little cars. My wife has an EOS and loves it.

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    #418 10 months ago

    Yea I loved mine (well still do I guess) till she hit about 110000 in mileage, which was earlier this year, since June I've dropped about $4500 into it.
    And that was with only ONE trip to the dealer for a water pump, I wasn't about to jack with that one.
    But that 4500 also includes drilled and slotted brake upgrade and new tires (which still aren't wide enough).
    Next year I hope to get some 8.5" wheels and some 245s, then MAYBE they will be able to stick.

    #419 10 months ago
    Quoted from MustangPaul:

    My rear end is 3 inches wider then a stock rear end.

    So you've been bulking up? A bit more exercise might help you narrow that problem area.

    But enough about you - what gears are in your Mustang's differential?

    #420 10 months ago

    Bought his Pony Car a few months ago. Was sold new in San Jose CA. never registered in America. Shipped to Japan. Eventually it came back to North America in 2010 to Vancouver.

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    1990 LX 5.0L, Auto, Sport Interior, PW, AC, PL, The Mirrors fold, which is after market.

    #421 10 months ago
    Quoted from Darcy:

    HA! Even the trailer has Ford Trim Rings and Hub Caps.

    They were the original caps and rings off the Mustang. LOL

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    #422 10 months ago
    Quoted from littlecammi:

    So you've been bulking up? A bit more exercise might help you narrow that problem area.
    But enough about you - what gears are in your Mustang's differential?

    hahahahahahahaha never thought it was a problem. In those pictures and this one I was running 3.91 in a Ford 9 inch with Moser axles, big bearings and a Detroit Locker. Kept all that stuff but switched to 3.70 gears for greater straight away speeds. Here's a picture from 1983 when I was at Road America for the Shelby open track event. It ran REAL strong for the build in 83. That's me on the left.
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    #423 10 months ago

    Few pics from Classic Auto Mall while buddy and his son dropping off their 15 Roush RS for consignment.

    69 Charger had a lot of trash on the hood and poorly painted resprays. Grill had all sorts of minor issues. I didn't bother to look underneath. Vinyl top and interior looked great though.

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    #424 10 months ago

    Not mine.

    I saw this the other night when out to dinner. Who drives a expensive car like this and let’s it be so dirty. That car costs more than my house.

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    #425 10 months ago
    Quoted from BowlingJim:

    Not mine.
    I saw this the other night when out to dinner. Who drives a expensive car like this and let’s it be so dirty. That car costs more than my house.[quoted image]

    Probably not there only Ferrari.

    #426 10 months ago
    Quoted from BowlingJim:

    Not mine.
    I saw this the other night when out to dinner. Who drives a expensive car like this and let’s it be so dirty. That car costs more than my house.[quoted image]

    To give you an I idea I know a guy who last year made 5.7 million dollars a day all year long. He would drive that in the snow if would go.

    #427 10 months ago
    Quoted from Atari_Daze:

    current mods push about 300HP at the wheels.

    Had some real fun the other night with some kid in a nice M2.
    I wasn't even driving full aggressive mode and was smoking him at each light and for about 100 yards, then he would finally catch up, I'm sure he was a little disappointed I only had to drop $25K (& about $1.5k on mods) on my German auto vs his price tag and was almost his better!

    Side note, to those that were interested, here are a couple examples of the street signs I am making.

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    #428 10 months ago
    Quoted from Atari_Daze:

    Oh, please tell me all the gear heads also clay bar treat their rides? I shine my 7 yr old VW twice a year this way, paint looks almost as good as it did the day I got it and I park OUTSIDE 24/7.
    Might have been covered but figure worth another mention.[quoted image]

    I just did mine and look at the over spray that came off. Looking perfect now and smooth as glass again. Only the top side of the Mustang needed it and only took about half an hour with no hard rubbing.

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    #429 10 months ago

    Anyone see what this idiot did ? He was fired ! Reporter climbs on cars and bangs car door against another car ! What an ass !

    #430 10 months ago
    Quoted from luch:

    Anyone see what this idiot did ? He was fired ! Reporter climbs on cars and bangs car door against another car ! What an ass !

    Yeah I saw that, what an idiot.

    #431 10 months ago

    Wife’s Durango SRT next to my sedan. Only one can haul pins!
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    #432 10 months ago
    Quoted from Jenk540i:

    Wife’s Durango SRT next to my sedan. Only one can haul pins!
    [quoted image]

    They both haul ass!!

    #433 10 months ago

    Got done making aluminum safety rear window straps for my Mustang and half ways polished them.

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    #434 10 months ago
    Quoted from MustangPaul:

    Got done making aluminum safety rear window straps for my Mustang and half ways polished them.[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

    Did you make these for your track car?

    QSS

    #435 9 months ago
    Quoted from QuickSilverShelby:

    Did you make these for your track car?
    QSS

    It's a street/track car. Brought in the New Year with it last night. LOL

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    #436 9 months ago

    So as most have heard, the Bullitt mustang movie car sold today for $3,400,000. But the next question is how soon will we see the 2nd Bullitt movie car that was found a year or two ago in Mexico. The numbers on that car were confirmed to be one of the two used in the film.

    #437 9 months ago

    Some fun as well.

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    #438 9 months ago
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    #439 9 months ago

    Some high quality shots of the back end.

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    #440 9 months ago

    Took some photos of mine this fall after clay bar and waxing it. Storm-troopered it too. Wrapped the spoiler and hood vents in matte black vinyl.

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    #441 9 months ago
    Quoted from woody24:

    Took some photos of mine this fall after clay bar and waxing it. Storm-troopered it too. Wrapped the spoiler and hood vents in matte black vinyl.[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

    I sold this one, but it was a blast. Had borla sport exhaust.

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    #442 9 months ago

    Just picked up this ‘66 Impala SS, will spend the rest of the winter redoing the interior and finish some minor exterior for another driver for cruise nights!

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    #443 9 months ago
    Quoted from Gnatty:

    Just picked up this ‘66 Impala SS, will spend the rest of the winter redoing the interior and finish some minor exterior for another driver for cruise nights![quoted image][quoted image]

    GM was firing on all cylinders from '66-'69. My dad had a '68 Wildcat.

    #444 9 months ago

    My Alfa, almost 300 horses sitting on 2200lbs.

    A little more time and I’ll have it close to 350hp. My wife loves it too

    2015 Alfa Romeo 4C LE #106
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    #445 9 months ago
    Quoted from Multiballmaniac1:

    I sold this one, but it was a blast. Had borla sport exhaust.[quoted image]

    Did you have cat-back or axle-back? How'd you like it? I had cat-back Borla on my '06 and loved it. But got it for a deal at that time, and just haven't been able to pull the trigger yet on spending $1200+ on an exhaust system. But I keep trying to listen to videos online for different type of exhaust, and from what I hear, I don't like x-pipes and want to go H-pipe, but everyone I hear that went with an h-pipe didn't like it. I just want to deeping growl. I don't want a raspy sound.

    #446 9 months ago
    Quoted from woody24:

    Did you have cat-back or axle-back? How'd you like it? I had cat-back Borla on my '06 and loved it. But got it for a deal at that time, and just haven't been able to pull the trigger yet on spending $1200+ on an exhaust system. But I keep trying to listen to videos online for different type of exhaust, and from what I hear, I don't like x-pipes and want to go H-pipe, but everyone I hear that went with an h-pipe didn't like it. I just want to deeping growl. I don't want a raspy sound.

    I had a cat back borla sport. Not too loud, low drone, you can pull out quietly if you drive like granny. When you nail it that thing roared. Highway wasn’t too loud in cabin. Sound clips on YouTube helped me decide.

    #447 9 months ago

    Blue Beauty. Got her brand new stock built from the factory in 2004 and been modding it since. Still love her to this day.
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    #448 9 months ago
    Quoted from Moli410:

    Blue Beauty. Got her brand new stock built from the factory in 2004 and been modding it since. Still love her to this day.
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    Looks great and nice to see a 2005 getting love! Especially having owned it since new. Have you had it dynoed with the Whipple/Ford Racing kit? The 4.6 3v was a good motor and was pretty quick. They kinda were lost after the 5.0 hit in 2011. I like the 05-10 GT’s.

    #449 9 months ago
    Quoted from woody24:

    Did you have cat-back or axle-back? How'd you like it? I had cat-back Borla on my '06 and loved it. But got it for a deal at that time, and just haven't been able to pull the trigger yet on spending $1200+ on an exhaust system. But I keep trying to listen to videos online for different type of exhaust, and from what I hear, I don't like x-pipes and want to go H-pipe, but everyone I hear that went with an h-pipe didn't like it. I just want to deeping growl. I don't want a raspy sound.

    I spent $400 on an open box Mbrp cat back, couldn’t be happier, my buddy paid big bucks for a borla and he likes the sound of mine better

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    #450 9 months ago

    My uncles 2020 Ford GT just showed up

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