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Old 03-09-2004, 04:03 PM   #46
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Appologies SJ and everyone else *Shuts up* oh and anyway..how come we get told to shut...up and everybody else gets popcorn


You don't have time to read the post, but you can argue about it for three or four more posts...
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Old 03-09-2004, 08:13 PM   #47
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Just the fact you don't have the time to read a well thought out post is a sign of ignorance.
Not necessarily... Who says its "well thought out".... anyways.. back to the topic, I was saying (disregard money) If you could tune a car to the max (taking the top muscle car.. or top 20 .. doesnt really matter, and take the top imoprt, skyline, supra... whatever.. ) which would win, or who would win more, import or muscle... ?
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Old 03-09-2004, 08:26 PM   #48
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back to the topic, I was saying (disregard money) If you could tune a car to the max (taking the top muscle car.. or top 20 .. doesnt really matter, and take the top imoprt, skyline, supra... whatever.. ) which would win, or who would win more, import or muscle... ?

Tell'um SuperJew..

What kind of racing? If you are talking drag racing, how many 6000 hp imports are out there? hell, how many 1600 hp normally aspirated import racers are out there?

American engines are putting out those numbers...

Any imports running 4 second quarter miles, regardless of money?

How about top speed? A little clue, a STOCK BODY Pontiac Firebird with a twin turbo small block V8 has already gone over 300 mph.

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Old 03-09-2004, 08:56 PM   #49
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a STOCK BODY Pontiac Firebird with a twin turbo small block V8 has already gone over 300 mph.
OMG.. thats ****ing crazy... but i was thinking more .. 1980-and down muscle cars.. not nascars and all that bullshit.. when i say american.. i mean american muscle cars, the one you've mentioned....And what car runs a 4 secong 1/4 mile?
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yeah, althought jap cars are good at being fast, american cars win in the end.. the thing is that jap cars HAVE to be smarter to make the hp from smaller engines. hmmmmm... wonder if you could put a 10.4 litre BBC V8 engine in a ricer... the interesting thing is before i read this forum i wanted a R34 skyline (hence my name...) but now i'm not so sure.. have you guys got any good ideas for buying a serious american car in the UK that i can tune the hell out of and still be able to use everyday? as in will be safe (ish), fast, look great standard (not really into bodykis for anything but ricers)..budget of around 20,000..i was thinking a '69 camaro..or a charger.. oh.. one last point.. not many ricers have that great V8 burble do they? an unsilenced V8 is a real novility for me over here.. you lot in america are so lucky.. plus you have great fuel prices.. trivial question.. but what is the cost of a gallon over there now?
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Old 03-09-2004, 10:45 PM   #51
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plus you have great fuel prices.. trivial question.. but what is the cost of a gallon over there now?

Put gas in yesterday in my wife's car. Premium 91 octane =$2.39/gal

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Put gas in yesterday in my wife's car. Premium 91 octane =$2.39/gal

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see what i mean.. it's more like 80p / litre here.. thats ROUGHLY, I SAY ROUGHLY for all the people who will flame me for an approx value worked out in my head $5.40 a gallon.. i think emigration may be cheaper..
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see what i mean.. it's more like 80p / litre here.. thats ROUGHLY, I SAY ROUGHLY for all the people who will flame me for an approx value worked out in my head $5.40 a gallon.. i think emigration may be cheaper..
I'm with you on that one....Fuel prices over here just seem to rise and there's no sign of them sticking at a certain price..I remember the days when a litre of fuel would cost just 66p..those were the days
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see what i mean.. it's more like 80p / litre here.. thats ROUGHLY, I SAY ROUGHLY for all the people who will flame me for an approx value worked out in my head $5.40 a gallon.. i think emigration may be cheaper..


ouch. Premium here (I only know because my Beretta NEEDS it to run right) is around $1.92 or so.
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budget of around 20,000..i was thinking a '69 camaro..or a charger.. oh.. one last point.. not many ricers have that great V8 burble do they? an unsilenced V8 is a real novility for me over here.. you lot in america are so lucky.

Alright mate. Cliffy and I were only saying how lucky the Americans are the other day. The three of us just about make up the entire Britsh presence that's active in these forums right now Where are you thinking of getting a classic muscle car from? As unsilenced cars are illegal where we live, are you thinking about just taking the back box off at cruises? Remember that American cars are left-hand drive and resale could be just as much hassle. One more thing, it's best to roughly convert pounds into dollars out of consideration for our American friends. So long R34RB30DETTV... that name looks like an error
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ouch. Premium here (I only know because my Beretta NEEDS it to run right) is around $1.92 or so.

ok upstate NY prices:
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Alright mate. Cliffy and I were only saying how lucky the Americans are the other day. The three of us just about make up the entire Britsh presence that's active in these forums right now Where are you thinking of getting a classic muscle car from? As unsilenced cars are illegal where we live, are you thinking about just taking the back box off at cruises? Remember that American cars are left-hand drive and resale could be just as much hassle. One more thing, it's best to roughly convert pounds into dollars out of consideration for our American friends. So long R34RB30DETTV... that name looks like an error

yeah, sorry i didn't make my unsilenced V8 statement quite clear.. i mean i love the sound of unsilenced V8's, like you said thier at cruises and also at santa pod etc. but also i love the sound of road legal V8 too, although not quite so "meaty" still a great sound.. i was thinking of going to D.A.R.T Garages (Penshurst Rd Leigh, Tonbridge, Kent) and looking around there.. they ALWAYS with out fail have a fine display of american muscle out the front of the shop.. some of it just goes it to be serviced but there are some real beautys there.. also my friend has an obsession with chevy engines and keeps lecturing me on how much better they are than jap engines.. his brother has a pristene condition '69 (i think) stingray (its the one without the chrome front or rear bumpers i'm informed is the way to tell it apart..) and he really wants me to get an american classic. i suppose all i can do is to take a look around.. i'm in no particular hurry right now.. where do you (snoopewite)reside? are there any american garages near you?
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yeah, sorry i didn't make my unsilenced V8 statement quite clear.. i mean i love the sound of unsilenced V8's, like you said thier at cruises and also at santa pod etc. but also i love the sound of road legal V8 too, although not quite so "meaty" still a great sound.. i was thinking of going to D.A.R.T Garages (Penshurst Rd Leigh, Tonbridge, Kent) and looking around there.. they ALWAYS with out fail have a fine display of american muscle out the front of the shop.. some of it just goes it to be serviced but there are some real beautys there.. also my friend has an obsession with chevy engines and keeps lecturing me on how much better they are than jap engines.. his brother has a pristene condition '69 (i think) stingray (its the one without the chrome front or rear bumpers i'm informed is the way to tell it apart..) and he really wants me to get an american classic. i suppose all i can do is to take a look around.. i'm in no particular hurry right now.. where do you (snoopewite)reside? are there any american garages near you?
Hi R34, I'm not too sure about Snoope but where I live in Surrey there is an American car showroom kinda thing, I believe it's in Kingston although I'm not too sure. And as Snoope said, we just about make up the Brit side of things here! Nice to meet ya!
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Newbies . Ok Mr.CFnewbie, You mind backing up your little comment. Try to come up with your own words, dont quote what someone else hase already said.
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