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SR wanted dat 'stang in HS
http://www.autotrader.ca/result/AdDetailInfo.aspx?srcID=19&frnID=9502653

 

I had a friend with one of these.  The first he destroyed wit dat NOS and the 2nd one he supercharged.  We used to call him Dave the Bitcher.

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Just took a study break and spent an hour washing/waxing/cleaning the car. Couldn't wash out some road grit stuck to the lower sides/bumpers, but it looks pretty good!

I'll take some pictures in the next few days. I haven't shared any pictures of the car since it officially became mine! I think the ones I posted were from when I went to go look at it.

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Ya yur pix to poast ratio be lackin bra
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

Just took a study break and spent an hour washing/waxing/cleaning the car. Couldn't wash out some road grit stuck to the lower sides/bumpers, but it looks pretty good!


I'll take some pictures in the next few days. I haven't shared any pictures of the car since it officially became mine! I think the ones I posted were from when I went to go look at it.

You have time management all wrong. In between working on the car, you should be studying, not the other way around.
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Originally Posted by SirReveller View Post

Here's the 90s wayback playback
http://www.roadandtrack.com/car-culture/g6451/30-of-the-best-looking-cars-from-the-90s/?

From the list, now? F355 would be my first choice.

*reselling not allowed in this scenario btw. For use.
this is a good list. except for the Olds Aurora. i legit lol'ed when i scrolled to that. that car is a piece of shit. the funniest thing is that i had a co-worker who had one and was convinced that it was the greatest car on earth. couldn't stop talking about it and said that it was better than any BMW or Lexus. Prowler is pretty garbage too, and i bet those Maser and Alfa owners couldn't keep their cars on the road.

i don't think i ever told this story but back in those days, my mother in law got remarried (after divorcing my wife's dad) to this wealthy guy who had a son 5 years older than my wife. he was a nice guy but carried himself like a douchebag. and was a terrible, terrible driver. drove way too fast and had no idea on car control and spatial awareness. in the span of 3 years he wrecked a Jaguar XJ6, BMW 840i, and BMW 750i. his father kept buying him new cars...anyway, we lost touch when his dad and my MIL broke up but i heard that he spent some time in jail for some kind of business fraud.

all while we tooled around in our MR2 and Civic. of course, i ended up wrecking the MR2, so it's not like i was all that great during that time either
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I want an E39 M5 and another E60 (m/t dis time).

Add an E92 m3 with dct while keeping the e46 and that's a holy grail garage.
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@HRoi

 

My girlfriend's dad just bought a boxster. Can't wait to ask him to let me drive that thing once I get more confident driving stick.

 

I used the handbrake trick today and it worked super well. Didn't stall even once all day and I drove around quite a bit. I did manage to stall while reversing last night womp. I also learned that I need to give the car a whole lotta gas if I downshift and clutch in for a bit because I definitely burned the clutch a hair when I let it out and was going way slower than the engine speed. Lesson learned! I did start revving it a bit if I'm downshifting. It's definitely not a smooth motion for me yet, but this has been a pretty awesome learning experience!

 

 

Oh, as for the pics:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can see some of the clear peeling in front. I also couldn't get the white stuff on the side undersides off. It was white and bumpy and very much stuck there. No idea what it was. The wheels are growing on me a bit, but I'm keeping an eye out for a set of lightweight 15's. Not sure if it's worth dropping down to 15's or to stick to 16's. People seem to think that these cars feel better on 15's, but I'm sure lighter 16's would be fine too. I bet the current wheels are heavy as hell.

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I'm actually not minding the circle design rims as much on second viewing here.
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Car looks good @rtc.
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Sweet ride, rtc.
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With enough practice, you'll be downshift rev-matching in no time rtc.

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Edit: 3rd to 2nd will most likely be the hardest for you, depending on the miata's gearing ratio. Don't even downshift into 1st. If you're coming to a slow or stop, 2nd gear should be the lowest gear you ever downshift to.
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Originally Posted by SirReveller View Post

I'm actually not minding the circle design rims as much on second viewing here.

 

Yeah, me neither. They're probably really really heavy though... Tires are solid though so I'll just use em up. If I find a light set of 15s with good tires I might swing for it if the price is right, but it's not that important to me anymore.


Edited by ridethecliche - 8/28/16 at 7:57pm
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

this is a good list. except for the Olds Aurora. ...

They also included the Prowler frown.gif. However, the McLaren F1 and the XJ220 - no questions asked drool when I was a kid. I literally printed off pictures of them in our school's computer lab's inkjet printers to put them in my locker. The F50, well not much else needs to be said - some people have Michael Jordan posters, my friends had posters of X-planes, rockets and those 3 cars.

The 355 was something I wanted by the time I turned 30 - still don't have one at 33.

The Supra, Miata, NSX were like, okay I could conceivably have them at some point when I couldn't remotely afford them.

The Lotus cars were on the cover of ever R&T back then along with the Lamborghinis and they all just were oddly cool, but I never wanted them.

Life hits reality at some point. If I ever become a billionaire, I'd just want a McLaren F1 (LM if the Ralph sells his), an Intel white ceramic 4004, and an Apple 1. Would throw in a 959 and F50 for good measure. Sleep well at night and give the rest away.

/sappy_memories
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That list is Bollocks. sarcasm.gif

But back in the day? I wanted:
A Benz E55 (black) a Yellow Gc8 Sti, a 2-tone silvia S13(peppermint over grey), a Mk3 Supra, with the crushed velour interior and popup lights, an R33 skyline in silver with bronze Volks, and a TVR Cerbera in the color flip paint.

Had 2, still got one. My dream garage is in reach.

@ramuman, an NSX prolly costs more than the 355 by now. .

And if i were a Billionare? I'd have a stash of all the Jap hero cars, all low miles, all original, and in the rare colors. On the top level of a supermarket car park. Keep my yellow as a daily, quit work. And just help other enthusiasts restore their rides. Offering sponsorship to those who have the passion, and the will to wrench. But no money. Ensuring our hobby thrives into the electric era.
Edited by Thrift Vader - 8/29/16 at 3:40am
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Car came back with a clean bill of health.

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