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  • #61

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    the dragster looks like a spitzer.
    also boost will make the cam act smaller

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    • #62

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      My favorite import is the air cooled VW's. Simple, light, easy to work on, and at the time, very affordable.

      They also made kickass platforms for dunebuggies!


      Ron
      It's really no different than trying to glue them back on after she has her way.

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      • #63

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        My favorite import is the air cooled VW's. Simple, light, easy to work on, and at the time, very affordable.

        They also made kickass platforms for dunebuggies!


        Ron
        x2 on the dune buggies

        vw's are even cooler with a turbo

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        • #64

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          Uh, 600.00 and 2100.00 = 2700... how about 600 and 1900.00. ; )

          Heck ya, Rx7. That'd work. How fast will it go for 1900.00 worth of mods? I'm trying to stay out of the BS zone on parts. They'll come from ebay, craigslist, junkyard, but no 50.00 ball bearing turbo good-guy deals. Grin. What could your average joe (that'd be ME) go out and buy / build.

          That'd be an import that interested me.




          what the heck kind of domestic are you going to build for $2500?!?!?


          the Fairmont that parish and team built for Pinks is the CHEAPEST domestic I've ever heard of, at a cost of about $4000 to duplicate using a ton of ebay parts. We're pushing the 5.3 in that engine with a turbo off a backhoe, to it's absolute max on stock parts, it's been 9.49 at the quarter mile. That's with some very careful tuning too.
          I love that car. LOVE IT. I loved his comments in the article, too.

          9.49 for 4k is dirt cheap and way fast in my book. I aspire to be that great some day. For now, I'm just looking to get kicked off the track for no roll bar, and want to do it for 2500.00. I'm curious what the average import guy could do for the same price... not for arguments sake, just want to know.


          beagle how fast do you want to go for 2500
          Honest expectations? 12 something. But - 11.4 would make me happy. Getting booted would make me happy. I'd probably cry if it went 10.99.

          3300 pounds with driver.
          this is possible for under 5 grand easily if you have a good platform to start with. hell probably closer to 3500 if you got a cheap car.

          one thing to add

          you can add a standalone for 400-600 bucks (ok scott, its less than that if you build it your self i know). this will help you achieve better repeatable performance.

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          • #65

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            Ed, doesn't that decision matter which border you live closer too ?

            ;)
            I live in Kansas, so technically, I guess my favorite import comes from Colorado.....

            Back to the thread......I really like the VWs too. For the same reasons. I am not familiar with the 4-banger the dragster has......Ecotec....where do they come from? Find 'em in a junkyard? Like I said, I'm from Kansas.......;)
            Ed, Mary, & 'Earl'
            HRPT LongHaulers, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19.


            Inside every old person is a young person wondering, "what the hell happened?"

            The man at the top of the mountain didn't fall there. -Vince Lombardi

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            • #66

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              its an ecotec that is made by gm believe it or not

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              • #67

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                No, I don't think so Beagle, we're just having a little fun.
                I am probably a smart-ass way too much though ...

                As David said, if you are into imports, check out CJTV's sister site;

                www.riceboytv.com
                Thanks for saying that.

                I'd build an Olds before I'd build any 4 banger.
                I don't care what kind of power you can make with em, they sound like shit,
                and make squat for torque.
                V8's forever!

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                • #68

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                  and yet another useless coment from a mod


                  dude seriously be open to new things i mean come on you want to build an olds (lol dont get hurt its all in fun)

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                  • #69

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                    No, I don't think so Beagle, we're just having a little fun.
                    I am probably a smart-ass way too much though ...

                    As David said, if you are into imports, check out CJTV's sister site;

                    www.riceboytv.com
                    Thanks for saying that.

                    I'd build an Olds before I'd build any 4 banger.
                    I don't care what kind of power you can make with em, they sound like shit,
                    and make squat for torque.
                    V8's forever!

                    I don't get the torque comment. We'll usually get the same torque number as HP, or within 80% of peak HP depending on what RPM it comes on. I won't disagree with you on the sound, however. nothing beats the v8 sound.
                    www.realtuners.com - catch the RealTuners Radio Podcast on Youtube, Facebook, iTunes, and anywhere else podcasts are distributed!

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                    • #70

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                      As in, low end torque.

                      And Shaun-bite me.
                      I like imports, some anyway, I just can't get into the sound.

                      Just like I hate V-twins, they sound horrible.
                      Not taking anything away from those who like em,
                      just I don't.

                      On the other comment Shaun, after almost 30yrs. wrenching professionally, and building engines,
                      NONE of my comments are useless.
                      Carry on...

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                      • #71

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                        hahahahaha

                        so your comments arent useless because you can sling a wrench.'


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                        • #72

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                          hey man im just messin with you. you dont need to get all pissy no one ever said you werent good at what you do.

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                          • #73

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                            I'm not pissy, just flingin back. LOL

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                            • #74

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                              good enough i always enjoy a good challenge i just dont want you to go complain to df or chad when you get your feelings hurt hahahaha

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                              • #75

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                                Shit bro, I'll just lock up your account. ;D

                                You need to meet me-I have pretty thick skin,
                                and as ex-military, I'll stand up to anyone, just ask TC.

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