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Cars We Drive!

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Bert1568, Jul 18, 2006.

  1. double00

    double00 Senior member

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    can i be the contrarian here and say i dig the ducktail?

    it's cool like a mullet and cutoff tee - it's all about commitment.

    my generation of kids was always too cool for school and it's one of the things i frankly regret and try to avoid nowadays.

    so i say if it speaks to you listen to that voice. $.02.
     
  2. bawlin

    bawlin Senior member

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    Not a fan of the Sport Classic I take it?

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  3. Thrift Vader

    Thrift Vader Forum Mechanic

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    Square 1?

    buy the harnes and ecu from an identical car that has accident damage if available.

    you could remove the harness, dry it out in a warm room. hit all the connections with a hairdryer. . . . . how flooded was it?
    wouldn't be surprised if you dryed the car out, (removed the interior,carpets and sound mats,etc) you could maybe get away with a few fuses and relays, floor carpet, and ecu if it fried.
    -unless of course there is water in the mechanicals. in which case he is better off selling it to a guy who would buy it cheap and do whatever it takes to make it a good deal.
     
  4. mimo

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    Thanks TV. He's given it to a garage and is waiting for a full diagnosis, but he's taking the need for a new ECM as read, pending the full report. The dealership has named a predictably felonious ransom for the part, so I said I'd look around outside the country if need be, to help the guy out.

    The "square 1" option looks like the first thing to investigate. Anyone know any online scrap merchants with a database for this kind of thing? I have a feeling he will end up very glad that this car was made for the US market...
     
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  5. HRoi

    HRoi Senior member

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    Hey @Dino944 look what I found

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  6. bawlin

    bawlin Senior member

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    ^ That's a pretty car indeed. Will be interesting to see how Ferrari positions the new Dino. Turbocharged V6, I'm going to assume...
     
  7. ridethecliche

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    Oh trust me. It wasn't on purpose at all. Just trying to accelerate on cold tires with the steering close to lock while at a stop sign with the car on a hill joining a flat road. Basically the rear just spun around the front because of the steering angle. Didn't help that it had been a bit foggy/damp and the roads were likely a bit slick.
     
  8. bawlin

    bawlin Senior member

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    ^ Dude could use some lessons from this guy...

    [VIDEO][/VIDEO]
     
  9. Thrift Vader

    Thrift Vader Forum Mechanic

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    Badda Bing...

    http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_fro...Cruiser+ecu.TRS0&_nkw=FJ+Cruiser+ecu&_sacat=0


    http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odk...ess.TRS0&_nkw=FJ+Cruiser+ecu+harness&_sacat=0
     
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  10. Dino944

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    We never officially got those in the US. However, I finally saw one in person last year at a show (a local dealer imported one). While the "Ducktail" and modern "Fuchs" may have seemed like a cool idea in magazines, I just didn't think much of the "Sport Classic" in person.

    I will say the ducktail for a 997 looks better than the one they offer on 991s. However, to me ducktails on modern cars look like they are trying too hard to be something they are not. However, its your car so at the end of the day if makes you happy go for it.

    Love those old Dinos. They hold a special place in my heart. My first ride in an Italian car when I was about 11 years old was in a 246GTS Dino. My parents were at a dealership that sold Datsun, BMW, Ferrari, and Chrysler (sort of an odd mix). My Dad was looking at a 5 series and 6 series BMW, and when we got there my Mom and I were walking around the lot. We heard a car start and a guy was backing a Dino out of a space. My Mom stopped him and got me a ride in it. It was like a religious experience! One of the best car days for a car loving kid!

    Hopefully, if the resurrect the Dino name, it will be something truly worthy of it. The last time they resurrected a vintage name, the "California" they gave us a rather bulbous unattractive car.

    Glad you weren't doing anything like that on purpose. It can be fun, but so dangerous. Every year there are countless people who show off and when they are lucky they only wreck the car and no one gets hurt. When we do our local cars & coffee group drives we always tell people, to have fun but not to do anything foolish that will put them on Youtube.

    Anyway, this time of year, be mindful of damp roads and cold tires, those conditions aren't very sports car friendly.
     
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  11. HRoi

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    I always liked to imagine your username is because you like Dinos and Porsche 944's
     
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  12. ridethecliche

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    My bigger concern is to learn how to handle things if this happens on accident (aka my want to try to do things in an open parking lot.

    Things are going to be a lot less forgiving in 2-3 months when the car has twice the power.
     
  13. Dino944

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    [​IMG]You are right on target. I love both Dinos and 944s. In addition, my nickname with friends and family is Dino...and my first sports car was a Porsche 944.
     
  14. bawlin

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    I don't mind the California T. The first one, however, was a disaster.

    On the topic of Ferrari, some of the 70th Anniversary liveries are pretty effin' cool. Gimmicky, but cool...

    [​IMG]

    Challenge Stradale:

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    16M:

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    FXX:

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    SA Aperta:

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    Speciale Aperta:

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    F50:

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  15. Thrift Vader

    Thrift Vader Forum Mechanic

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    @ridethecliche as a new guy to sports cars, you really gotta get out in the early morning. when the roads are empty. and learn your car. on a track is better. [​IMG]
    when you know your car? you can understand the threshold of grip vs power. and control it more precisely.
     
  16. suited

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    Last week I saw a yellow 911 with a burgundy convertible top. I assume it was custom. It was an interesting combination of colors.
     
  17. Dino944

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    Probably a customer ordered it that way (I doubt a dealer would spec it that way for their lot), but its not really custom. Burgundy is a standard optional convertible top color and can be paired with any exterior color. I just tend to think yellow cars paired with red tend to look like Ronald McDonald ordered it as a company car.

    [​IMG] [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  18. HRoi

    HRoi Senior member

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    There needs to be a person at Porsche Exclusive whose sole job is to slap customers who put in stupid orders until they come to their senses
     
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  19. bawlin

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    try www.car-part.com to look for a spare ECU. good luck as water and electronics can get messy and expensive!


    i i like the duck tail on that particular car. On say a bone stock one it may not look as good.


    and you'll never learn the limits of your car on the street as much as you would on the track
     

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