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    Quote Originally Posted by Guille View Post
    I could do all that but I don't want to. It was my dad's car and I don't want to mess with it plus it quarter-miles in under 14 sec any way.
    I have my wife's stepdad's 64 TBird HT but unlike yours it was a mess when I "inherited" it. He had four sons, and they hated that car back when I bought it for $1 back in '86. They all took turns abusing it. Plus it was NYC area and they drove it winters. So I had no qualms making literally dozens of mods. I've spent twice what it's worth not counting my labor. His sons are a bit jealous of it now though, lol.

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    Back in the late 80's I trained, three day classes at Watkins Glen, two years in a row. We used our own cars. Me and my lightly modified '85 TBird, lots of guys in Mustangs, 'Vettes, and more Ferraris than I've seen since. One 60's muscle car that couldn't make turns worth crap.

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    I did have a fast car once, it was a Cobra kit car but it's no longer with us. I've got a Daytona 65 kit out in the barn to replace it but I really haven't even started putting it together yet.

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    If I was going to build another car, and I might, I'd like to do a 65 Mustang fastback from a Dynacorn chassis. All new steel, thicker gauge where problem areas have been discovered on the factory cars. I'd like to use a 10th generation (89-97) Tbird as a donor for the suspension, because that was an IRS car. I'd use a Coyote crate engine under the hood. I could probably use the VIN off of the donor, but I have not researched the legality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Soul View Post
    Honda minivan. lol
    LOL No...Mazda Miata.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mott the Hoople View Post
    LOL No...Mazda Miata.
    Cuz they are cheap, reliable, and don't go fast enough to hurt anyone too badly. :shrug:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Soul View Post
    If I was going to build another car, and I might, I'd like to do a 65 Mustang fastback from a Dynacorn chassis. All new steel, thicker gauge where problem areas have been discovered on the factory cars. I'd like to use a 10th generation (89-97) Tbird as a donor for the suspension, because that was an IRS car. I'd use a Coyote crate engine under the hood. I could probably use the VIN off of the donor, but I have not researched the legality.
    You mean the rear wheel wells?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guille View Post
    You mean the rear wheel wells?
    It's been a while since I've read up on it. Probably the rocker panels, torque boxes, spring towers, and ladder reinforcements.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Soul View Post
    As I said earlier, there's a reason why I have a clean- no, perfect- driving record.

    I had to do 90 last night though, in my Jeep coming back from the airport. Some dumbass in a Honda minivan was doing 4-over in the left. No traffic. I had the cruise set at 7 over and passed him on the right. When he saw this he sped up, and I was like, you want to race me you miserable muthafucka? He did. He kept up with me until we both hit 85, then I put it to the floor and cut in front of him. He turned on his high beams (of course) and then mummy in the passenger seat made him slow down. I coasted back to 7 over and dumbass kept his highs on for the next 20 miles, 1/4 mile behind me.

    I've found Honda minivan drivers to be the worst left lane offenders. They must be so pissed of at having to drive shut a shitty car that they feel the need to make everyone around them miserable.
    When some dumbass does the "high beams" behind me, I just adjust my mirrors and shine it back at him.

    It doesn't really affect them; but it's my way of showing them that their tantrum is also having no affect on me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by USFREEDOM911 View Post
    When some dumbass does the "high beams" behind me, I just adjust my mirrors and shine it back at him.

    It doesn't really affect them; but it's my way of showing them that their tantrum is also having no affect on me.
    I used to have to do that in my other cars, but the Jeep has auto-dim on the interior mirror and the outside mirror is high enough where I usually don't get a reflection.

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    Back in the mid 70s, I owned a couple of Corvair Monzas.

    I picked one up for $50; because the dad thought his son had ruined the tranny and it was stuck in neutral.
    The kid tried to spin the tires by shifting from reverse to 1st, really quick, and had popped the stick shift out of the cup it sits in.
    Towed the car home, put the shifter back in the cup and it was fine.
    Had to put new brakes on it; but I drove that car for a few years, with no problems.

    They were fun do drive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Soul View Post
    I used to have to do that in my other cars, but the Jeep has auto-dim on the interior mirror and the outside mirror is high enough where I usually don't get a reflection.
    I can always flip down the little lever and it makes the lights appear to be dimmer; but I just move the mirror, as a "fuck you' show.

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    Quote Originally Posted by USFREEDOM911 View Post
    Back in the mid 70s, I owned a couple of Corvair Monzas.

    I picked one up for $50; because the dad thought his son had ruined the tranny and it was stuck in neutral.
    The kid tried to spin the tires by shifting from reverse to 1st, really quick, and had popped the stick shift out of the cup it sits in.
    Towed the car home, put the shifter back in the cup and it was fine.
    Had to put new brakes on it; but I drove that car for a few years, with no problems.

    They were fun do drive.
    Lol. I did the same thing with an '86 Vette. Dude put his car up for sale. He took it to the shop and they put the TPS in backward. I knew what it was, I even tried to help him but he ran his mouth about what a good mechanic he was so I payed him his money....opened the hood and reversed the sensor...then drove away flipping him the bird as I left.

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    You guys wanna drive a real car, drive one of these


    Picture 004.jpgEng & Int 001.jpg

    I drive it often, as weather permits
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    Quote Originally Posted by RB 60 View Post
    You guys wanna drive a real car, drive one of these


    Picture 004.jpgEng & Int 001.jpg

    I drive it often, as weather permits
    Uh, dude...I had one of those. Already posted about it in this thread. And you're right..that car rocks!

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