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    The 100 buck BMW

    In 1996 BMW CAR magazine bought a 1977 528 automatic for very little money, and fixed it up inexpensively. This car had the 4 barrel Solex 4AI and ZF 3HP 22 auto. At nearly 200,000 miles the only real problems were a blocked air filter, new prop shaft center joint, new power steering belt and...
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    Vintage AMC cartoon

    They were smoking some powerful stuff back in the day, and here's proof! :mrgreen: Hornet Cartoon1 Hornet Cartoon2
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    The green hue of awesomeness thread

    1974 BMW 525 1974 BMW 525
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    BMW collector values

    The old skool BMWs are rising in value.:cool: 50k 535i 37k 520i e12 euro
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    Porsche book

    Well, with the "Wu Flu" going around seems like I am reading more than driving. I came across a new Porsche book after reading the review by blogger Joe Sherlock, his review is below and another showing sample pics, book cover etc. Amazon seem out of stock. It's real nice, mainly covers the air...
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    VW Type 4

    It seems like Herbie, the big bug rides again, lol.:mrgreen: Car and Track test 1973 412 Type 4 literature
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    BMW Gullwing Turbo

    I have always thought the Bracq 1972 Gullwing was a nice looking and more interesting car, than the later Giugiaro e26 M1. With an uprated 2002 Turbo engine (200 hp) BMW said it could do 0-60 mph in 6.6 seconds and 155 mph. So not much slower than the M1. It also introduced the raised hood...
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    Random Thoughts....

    Poor ol' Ziggy, gotta love the guy!:D Ziggy
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    BMW e39 M5

    For anyone that enjoyed that M5 and the pre Chris Bangle cars, this is a nice coffee table book. Those 3 to 5 liter V8s of the 1990s were sweet revving, as long as the Nikasil bore coating didn't peel off!::mrgreen: Classic 5 series - No Bangle
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    Some interesting C4 Corvette performance figures

    I came across these UK magazine test times. I think they are interesting in terms of what a showroom car can do, given that Corvettes and other fast cars tested by Car and Driver, Road & Track etc. are often prepared, even though magazines request normal cars. I recall Car and Driver's 30,000...
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    Firebird book with some nice ladies

    If you check out the free "Look Inside" feature offers, you will see girl band Chicanery and model Elizabeth posing with a '68 Firebird 400. Burt Reynolds is on p112.:cool: Firebird Book 3rd edition - eBook
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    World's Biggest Muscle Car?

    True, by the '70s the Torino was getting very big. And the Dodge Dart was always too big to be a compact. The Big Bird T-bird has the short rear deck, long hood proportions that are associated with muscle cars. Later Thunderbirds were too sedan like in shape. Put a blower and some Cragars on...
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    World's Biggest Muscle Car?

    Would you say the 7th gen T-Bird, was perhaps the biggest muscle car of all time?;) 1972-76 Thunderbird Just always had this thought seeing Jack Cassidy chasing Clint Eastwood in The Eiger Sanction (1975) movie, lol.:mrgreen:
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    Future of the Inline 6?

    V6s are great, if they are traditional 60 deg units. The trouble starts when the accountants get on board with 90 deg V6s that came from chopping two cylinders off a V8. Theory now says that with emissions and economy tightening you will have fewer V8s to derive V6s from, so a modular 3,4 6 cyl...
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    Does anyone know this Mazda book?

    It's down as 2nd revised edition, does anyone have earlier versions? As a Mazda guy I thought I knew them all, but haven't come across any earlier version.:| Mazda Rotary Book