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Nidhg00670000
Mar 26, 2010

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Grimey Drawer

Gern Blandsten posted:

I bought a new car:



This is the first car I have purchased on my own and titled in my name.

This thing is a loving blast to drive!

Time to start the madness!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cQ6BL_BXK0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKAK1Fzk6f0

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Nidhg00670000
Mar 26, 2010

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Hi there buddy. Long time no see. Yeah, I know. I really don't deserve you.



All prettied up. Time to get you back to the cave.

1972 Plymouth 'Cuda, 340 and 727 original. Got it 9 years ago, hasn't passed inspection in 5 years. Not enough time and money to fix things, so every year I take it out, drive it over to my dads, we clean it up and the I drive it back to where I keep it locked up and hope I'll have time for it next year.

Nidhg00670000
Mar 26, 2010

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Wiring looks like someone paid a hobo in booze to do it, the rear needs a complete overhaul (and different gearing, 4.56 is quite annoying as soon as you're not on a quarter mile strip), the prop shaft needs new u-joints, the 727 is leaking from the rear seal and I have no idea what type of oil is in there (PO gave me a big box of fluids and poo poo when I got it, and it contained among all the other stuff bottles of two different brands of ATF, with the same colour and taste). I've had the engine out once, since the PO seems to have halfassed it when he "fixed the engine". After I put it back in I discovered I halfassed it myself (should've retapped everything), I put the water pump back on when the engine was in the car and two holes are stripped so the water pump leaks at a steady drip.

Rust. The car's got the original vinyl roof, and it is rusted all over below it. Hole in the roof above the windshield on the drivers side. Plenty of rust bubbles large and small all over the A and C-pillars and down around the rear window. Rockers are rusted on both sides, and there is a lot of filler in lots of places.

I got a new Edelbrock Performer carb and the factory setting as lean as hell, and the guy I spoke with to get it on rollers (understandably) doesn't want a car that leaks various fluids on his rollers.

So after this vomited mess of problems, all that really needs to be done to pass a swedish inspection is to get the fueling/timing right to pass a sniffer test, and fix the rockers. The roof rust is getting pretty serious though, so last month I started taking out the interior of the car so a guy I know (who's never got time to follow through on his promises, but nevermind) can start fixing the roof. Headliner and vinyl roof is next to go, but a lack of time and workspace is killing my motivation.



In short, it's time to kick rear end and wear jorts, and I'm all out of jorts.

Nidhg00670000
Mar 26, 2010

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MrSaturn posted:

Holy poo poo, I love your bike. I wish I knew more about them, and wasn't so drat convinced I'd kill myself if I bought one.

You won't, unless you're functionally retarded perhaps. If you don't ride drunk (or high I guess) and actually take a safety course before you start riding, you're at about 8% higher accident risk than in a car.

So what I'm saying is, start trawling CL for bikes!

Nidhg00670000
Mar 26, 2010

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kastein posted:

Slap a new bed on it, flip it for a billion dollars, then use that money to buy 10 more 7.3 donors.

Reaching supercriticality after only one purchase is pretty impressive, if this works.

Nidhg00670000
Mar 26, 2010

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Waa waa, trade barriers kill us poor multi-billion dollar companies, free unregulated markets are best (when it benefits us, gently caress you consumer)!

Nidhg00670000
Mar 26, 2010

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And if you're stupid enough to drive around on snow & ice with summer tyres or all seasons, then you have lost your right to complain about stupid car related poo poo (if you live somewhere that gets snow for any longer period of time).

Nidhg00670000
Mar 26, 2010

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raseri posted:

And my tracktoy Honda Integra Type R with a EDM K20A2



Noice. Anderstorp?

Nidhg00670000
Mar 26, 2010

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Grimey Drawer

Oxphocker posted:

Some engines you can even buy a cam lock tool that holds the gears in place while you replace the belt.

On Peugeot XU-series engines there are holes in the sprockets for 10mm dowels, where you can just insert a 10mm drill bit or whatever you have handy and thereby lock the engine until you've replaced the belt. No need for any special tools.

Nidhg00670000
Mar 26, 2010

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Grimey Drawer

spleen merchant posted:


Peugeot 306 GTI-6
First fwd, first non-japanese and first 6 speed car I've bought. Needed something fairly cheap quickly but wanted something a bit fun.

Nice! My first "expensive" car was one of those, a long time ago, although I had a gold metallic phase one. Noticed the difference in turning radius between left and right yet?

Nidhg00670000
Mar 26, 2010

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Grimey Drawer

GramCracker posted:

Good man rolling with the top down in winter. I like that.

mrk posted:

Being cold is a decision!

blk posted:

There's no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing.

doogle posted:

You can only take so many items of clothing off.

I don't know about the beemer, but I know for a fact that in both an SL500 (R230) and a 996 convertible you can drive around with the top down in -20 celsius with just a t-shirt on without freezing, as long as you keep the temp and fan on highest and blasting straight at you.

Nidhg00670000
Mar 26, 2010

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Grimey Drawer

He's not retarded, he's norwegian. Easy mistake.

Nidhg00670000
Mar 26, 2010

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Grimey Drawer

A 426 Superbird went for over 500k at Barrett-Jackson IIRC. Although TBF, the prices at their auctions are often retardedly inflated.

Nidhg00670000
Mar 26, 2010

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meatpimp posted:

That's awesome. It's like VW is trying to troll the poo poo out of Sprinters. I wish they brought it to the US.

Looks like every other euro van ever?

Nidhg00670000
Mar 26, 2010

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I see. I thought you meant that it was somehow more similar to the Sprinter than other euro vans.

Nidhg00670000
Mar 26, 2010

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Mooseykins posted:

Sprinters, Crafters and a handful of others can stay. Ivecos are borderline.

We had Sprinter 4x4s in the military when I did my military service, we called them "Sprintelände" (Sprinter + Gelände, but also a pun about how absolute poo poo they are as elände means "miserable thing" in swedish). The Sprinter is built to a price just as much as all other miserable piles in that market segment.

Nidhg00670000
Mar 26, 2010

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Grimey Drawer

willroc7 posted:

Hell froze over and I sold my GTI on craigslist for asking price, which has allowed me to get the car I've been lusting after for 5 years. Previous owner modded it with almost everything short of a supercharger (intake, exhaust, tune, etc) and it is loud as gently caress. Love it.




I like sloppy timing chains and I cannot lie.

Nidhg00670000
Mar 26, 2010

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Grimey Drawer

My new daily driver for the summer. Just got home after doing an eleven hour overnight drive home with it after doing a fly & buy, so I'm going to go die in my bed now, kthx.

Nidhg00670000
Mar 26, 2010

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Grimey Drawer

Seat Safety Switch posted:

Totally awesome. Is it stock?

Thanks! It is painfully stock, AFAIK it's the original numbers matching 350 4bbl and TH350 it came with, and from what I can tell there's never been any internal work on any of them. Yes, a 43 year old engine/trans combo that's never been opened. I guess that's why the street looks like this after parking it 12 hours. My size 11 for reference. Front of the car was facing left, and I think the big puddle far left is front main seal, the two smaller ones below that is the PS pump leaking like a sieve while running, the thinner one behind the large one is engine oil from the rocker covers, and farther to the right with the small seed in it (and the one above that) is the rear main seal. The one with gravel in isn't mine, and the top one far right is trans rear seal. Puh.




HotCanadianChick posted:

How painful is it putting gas in that thing in dear old Scandinavia?

Would you say it is traumatic enough to cause Stockholm syndrome?

Let me put it like this; 18 MPG US at 55 mph steady, 12 MPG at 75 mph. Petrol is about USD 6.45/gallon here...

kastein posted:

loving bad rear end.

Thanks! It ain't no J series Jeep, but those are so goddamn rare here.

Nidhg00670000 fucked around with this message at 20:24 on Jun 18, 2015

Nidhg00670000
Mar 26, 2010

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Grimey Drawer

No full frontal.



Nidhg00670000
Mar 26, 2010

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Cleaning out some old harddrives, I found this. From my second day of ownership IIRC, which would make this 2004.

https://vid.me/vDsv

Nidhg00670000
Mar 26, 2010

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It *is* like some kind of reverse GOP screed. "Less gas for me, gently caress you!"

Nidhg00670000
Mar 26, 2010

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Grimey Drawer

The only thing that is somewhat of a bother when driving a RHD car in a normal country, or a LHD car in an abnormal country, is overtaking IME.

Nidhg00670000
Mar 26, 2010

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Grimey Drawer

BX 14, aka 1.4 litres of hot hatch fury. Late 80s early 90s PSA is my guilty pleasure.

Nidhg00670000
Mar 26, 2010

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Grimey Drawer



Since crash safety was suddenly brought up, there is a correlation between horsepower and speeding, which in turn has a direct correlation with crash frequency and severity. I can hear everyone going "Duh!" right now but this seems to be the level the conversation is at.

Effects of vehicle power on passenger vehicle speeds, McCartt, Anne T.; Hu, Wen, 2016 posted:

After controlling for driver characteristics, speed limit, vehicle type, and traffic volume, a 1-unit increase in vehicle power was associated with a 0.7% increase in mean speed, a 2.7% increase in the likelihood of a vehicle exceeding the speed limit by any amount, and an 11.6% increase in the likelihood of a vehicle exceeding the limit by 10 mph. All of these increases were highly significant. To illustrate the findings, a 3-unit increase in vehicle power, which is equivalent to the difference between the 10th and 90th percentile vehicle power for the study vehicles, is associated with a 38% increase in the likelihood that a vehicle exceeds the speed limit by more than 10 mph.

World report on road traffic injury prevention, edited by Margie Peden ... (et al.), 2004, p76 posted:


• Empirical evidence from speed studies in various countries has shown that an increase of 1 km/h in mean traffic speed typically results in a 3% increase in the incidence of injury crashes (or an increase of 4–5% for fatal crashes), and a decrease of 1 km/h in mean traffic speed will result in a 3% decrease in the incidence of injury crashes (or a decrease of 4–5% for fatal crashes) (40).

• Taylor et al. (41, 42), in their study on different types of roads in the United Kingdom, concluded that for every 1 mile/h (1.6 km/h) reduction in average traffic speed, the highest reduction achievable in the volume of crashes was 6% (in the case of urban roads with low average speeds). These are typically busy main roads in towns with high levels of pedestrian activity, wide variations in speeds and high frequencies of crashes.

• A meta-analysis of 36 studies on speed limit changes showed, at levels above 50 km/h, a decrease of 2% in the number of crashes for every 1 km/h reduction in the average speed (43).

Nidhg00670000
Mar 26, 2010

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Old Binsby posted:

anyway this is a pic thread I guess i should post pics not chat. Exposure to 80s mpvs is tolerable mostly in small amounts so i’ll post an 80s euro ford i parked behind which i reallyyyyy wish were my ride, a genuine cosworth sierra — e, that should have said rs (welp)afai can tell






That... that's an Escort?

Nidhg00670000
Mar 26, 2010

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Yeah, I was about to say, I don't think those fourteen segment displays made their debut in car stereos until the early-mid 90s.

Nidhg00670000
Mar 26, 2010

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1488 has been around for quite some time. It's neo-nazi and white supremacist trash being "sneaky".

Eg. "WHAT I DIDNT SAY HEIL HITLER I JUST TYPED 88 OVER AND OVER MAYBE IT IS IN FACT YOU WHO ARE RACIST".

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Nidhg00670000
Mar 26, 2010

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heated game moment posted:

Not sure how to get all the salt off from underneath the car, that poo poo is like concrete. I need a lift and a power washer but have neither!

The swedish winter driving experience without having to freeze, cool.

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