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    #81
    That's a taboo question

    Octavia
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      #82
      I'm kinda optimistic and say that the car will do closer to 15mpg on average.
      Fuel consumption: https://www.spritmonitor.de/de/detai...ht/687230.html
      Gallery of the e30 restoration: https://db.tt/hbFq2YSh

      www.LPEpower.com
      If you want to contribute to the rebuild of the E30, paypal is: nicjasno@gmail.com

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        #83
        I think we can be quite sure that the car will consume petrol.
        Battered and weary after the craziness of the 1960s, the self-righteousness of the 1970s and the greed of the 1980s, I want to go home again, oh, so desperately - home to that land of drive-in restaurants and Chevy Bel-Airs, making out and rock 'n' roll and drag races and Studebakers, Elvis and James Dean and black leather jackets. Not that I ever owned a black leather jacket.
        (Roger Ebert)

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          #84
          Originally posted by Dr_Grip View Post
          I think we can be quite sure that the car will consume petrol at a standstill, with the engine off
          Originally posted by tigger
          The Lord spoke, "Let there be angry V8s, whistling turbos and big ass cams." And it was good.

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            #85
            It has so far. Nearly 50 gallons.

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              #86
              Originally posted by nicjasno View Post
              The scary thing is, that that was the level of technology when humans last walked on the moon.
              Disc brakes are a level of technology from before when humans first walked on the moon. We're still using them.

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                #87
                Well, after 1,525 miles and 32 hours on the road, Lucille, Gena and I have all made it home no worse than when we started (though after that amount of time in the truck the humans backsides are very sore).

                I'll get Lucille off the trailer later and get a few shots of her before I clean out a spot for her in the garage. The Fairmont will have to stay outside for the time being.

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                  #88
                  This car and the way it was purchased make me feel happy and jealous the same time. Congrats and enjoy her, Doc. And Craig too, of course.

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                    #89
                    Another Lucille from '72... That Dr_Grip probably can't see because of Germany's interesting take on music on YouTube.

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                      #90
                      Those sideways mounted rear seats gave me flashbacks to childhood. One of my friend's parents had an 80s Country Squire at one point.
                      <insert witty saying here>

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                        #91
                        Took it around town for a little drive to better familiarize myself with the big gal. She's spunky for a girl her size.

                        As you all can see Gena and Caden enjoyed riding in the rear jump seats.

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                          #92
                          Don't fall in love Craig, it's only a summer affair.. then you'll have to let her go.

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                            #93
                            Indeed. She's easy to love, that's for sure.

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                              #94
                              Originally posted by Dr_Grip View Post
                              Budget and German classic car rules prohibit extensive modifications - the things I could get away with (heads, cam) I can't afford. Thus, we'll probably get an Edelbrock Performer 400 intake manifold and a matching 4 bbl carb and leave it at this.
                              Period-correct EFI would be an interesting concept fuel economy wise but I fear that'd blow the budget as much as or more than heads would.
                              A manifold and carb will be more than a pleasant upgrade, I know those 400 motors can be a bit of a dog.
                              Originally posted by MadCat360
                              You've never driven your car hard and you never will. Only a professional racing driver can drive a car hard. Everyone else sucks.

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                                #95
                                Does the rear window wind down into the tailgate? If so FG Punch and Judy show at Ringmeet 15!
                                WillDAQ: To use the technical terms: "the Mustang is to aerodynamics what horse shit is to fine dining"

                                Dr Grip: Brilliant!

                                EyeMWing Because what fun is a silicone dick if you don't try putting it in somebody's backside at least once.

                                Jay IKEA now ranks up in my awesome list, quite near bacon and blowjobs.

                                Cowboy I've never gotten so drunk I wanted to rub one out while shoving a fire extinguisher up my ass.



                                Remind me never to have him round to dinner!

                                www.mattonmotors.com/ @MattOnMotors

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                                  #96
                                  Very well done lads, though good Lord that thing is as big as Germany itself...
                                  ??

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                                    #97
                                    I don't see what's the deal with everyone talking about the size of the thing. Germany has thousands of vehicles this size already. They're called Zug

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                                      #98
                                      I'm pretty sure it winds down.
                                      Fuel consumption: https://www.spritmonitor.de/de/detai...ht/687230.html
                                      Gallery of the e30 restoration: https://db.tt/hbFq2YSh

                                      www.LPEpower.com
                                      If you want to contribute to the rebuild of the E30, paypal is: nicjasno@gmail.com

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                                        #99
                                        Well not yet. That's one of Lucille's little issues. I looked at it last night, but didn't manage to fix the problem yet.

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                                          But she came out of the factory with that feature?
                                          WillDAQ: To use the technical terms: "the Mustang is to aerodynamics what horse shit is to fine dining"

                                          Dr Grip: Brilliant!

                                          EyeMWing Because what fun is a silicone dick if you don't try putting it in somebody's backside at least once.

                                          Jay IKEA now ranks up in my awesome list, quite near bacon and blowjobs.

                                          Cowboy I've never gotten so drunk I wanted to rub one out while shoving a fire extinguisher up my ass.



                                          Remind me never to have him round to dinner!

                                          www.mattonmotors.com/ @MattOnMotors

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