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post #25846 of 26303
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No envy. Lambo's seem like the kind of car thst would suit a mechanically inclined person .
But most lambo buyers? Unworthy.
post #25847 of 26303
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Originally Posted by Thrift Vader View Post

But most lambo buyers? Unworthy.

Many modern Lambo buyers always seem to be in need of attention.  Mrs. Dino, myself, and another couple who are car people traveled down to Connecticut for a big cars and coffee style show and it was a lot of fun.  Also sorts of cars on display from vintage American and Euro to Japanese.  So definitely something for everyone.   But true to what I've seen up where I live, some guy probably with more money than class or brains driving a Lamborghini Murcielago shows up, needs some attention and starts revving the sh*t out of his car.  The organizers had to ask him to stop the engine revving.  It made the 60+ year old owner seem like an immature idiot.

 

Anyway, here are a few cool cars from the show.

 

Actually, this one wasn't at the show, but we saw it on the highway on our way to Connecticut on Saturday.  Sorry not a great photo (driving into the sun and using and cell phone), but its late 1960's Ferrari 330GTC.  

 

A very early 1970's deTomaso Pantera

 

A 1971 BMW "e9"  2800CS next to a 2002

 

For fans of Japanese cars this was really immaculate 280ZX.  

 

 

A 1980's Avanti

 

An E24  1988 M6 next to a 1970s Z car

post #25848 of 26303
As long as I own meself a 458 Italia, I'll be happy.
post #25849 of 26303
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4:19 not a drop of beer spilled

post #25850 of 26303
Nice little selection of classics at that cars and coffee Dino! Some clean lookers in there and a the stock set ups are a stark contrast to the stance cares Thrift V posted, not to knock those cars but they aren't my thing.
post #25851 of 26303
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Nice little selection of classics at that cars and coffee Dino! Some clean lookers in there and a the stock set ups are a stark contrast to the stance cares Thrift V posted, not to knock those cars but they aren't my thing.

There were some really great cars there!  It was one of the largest shows I've been to, and they really had everything from very clean original vintage cars to very heavily modded modern cars.  I tend to take more photos of the old stuff than modern stuff, since you can usually plenty of modern cars at local dealers....and since my camera died early on at the show I was only able to get a few photos.  

post #25852 of 26303
Can't watch that vid at work but I bet those crashes were all mustangs.
post #25853 of 26303
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Can't watch that vid at work but I bet those crashes were all mustangs.

 

Close. Kinda sorta not.


But you weren't wrong.

post #25854 of 26303
Awesome selection @Dino. Really enjoyed your picks. Nice to see some "Z" love too. smile.gif
But those old bimmers got carachter on spades. Dig 'em.

Stancenation had everything from oooohyeah. To WTF???.
Cars and coffee would be an event to get to. Jelly.shog[1].gif
Edited by Thrift Vader - 10/19/16 at 5:03am
post #25855 of 26303
@brahmuman.
*taps "testing. . 1. 2. . Shhhh"

BIG news from JDM.
Nissan has absorbed the car division of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. With the head guy of Renault, and who rebuilt Nissan, in charge of the new merge. Giving Nissan access to Mitsubishi's developmental technology is Huge. With a leading electric car mass producer now having a whole new toolbox to play with. And an unparalleled leader behind it.

You thought last weeks partnership between Toyota\Daihatsu and Suzuki was a threat to the power wheels market?

This is Nissan's Response to Toyota's plans.
Things are about to start cooking. .
post #25856 of 26303
Pac coast highway has nothing onn Tobago. Geez the double switchbacks.
post #25857 of 26303
2 weeks with a manual and I realize that I have a lot to learn. One thing in particular is rather concerning, and I'm hoping you guys might be able to help.

My parking stall (#2) is one of the worst in my building. It doesn't help that I'm flanked by two SUVs and have a pillar between my stall and the one next to mine. To get into my stall, I have to drive down into the garage and pull up parallel to stall #5 and then back into my stall. The pillar is right at the front of the stall (it's not as far back as it is in the drawing) so I have to be very careful to almost hook the hips of the 911 around it and then back it in straight. To give you an idea of how tight the spot is, I've also included a photo of my brother's M5 next to the pillar.. the fender is less than 1.5 inches away and I have to park his car with the mirrors folded in. Anyway, parking my car involves a lot of pressing and depressing the clutch, and never am I able to fully depress and fully engage reverse (otherwise I would be going too fast and hit something). Out of respect for the person in stall #1 who backs his SUV in with the passenger side as close to the wall as possible (as to give himself space to open his door), often times the parking job has to be corrected because the spot is so tight and my passenger-side tires are on the line. As you can imagine, this means a lot of inching forward and back, with the clutch taking the brunt of the job.

My question is this--how much wear/damage is this actually causing the clutch? Am I being paranoid or is this really bad for the clutch?



post #25858 of 26303
Slipping the clutch at those RPMs? I wouldn't sweat it one beat. These clutches are engineered to take a beating. And what you're describing is not a beating.
post #25859 of 26303
The quick answer is probably not. Especially as you grow comfortable with the clutch engagement point. I'd be more concerned about dings and scrapes
post #25860 of 26303
You worry more about slipping the clutch when you're at speed and ride it between gears or if you're using it to hold the car in place at a stop on a small incline etc.

In other news, working on your own car is like oscillating between being psyched that something worked and fiending to burn everything down.

Took about 4 nights but the headset is installed. Legit spent 2 nights trying to get 3 stuck bolts out. Ended up just cutting the last one out with a dremel which took like 5 hours. Holy shit.

The install only took an hour lol.
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