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    Food! [The thread that started this section]

    I love Toad in the Hole - I should make some sometime soon. Any pics?
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    It's time for a cheaper sports car.

    Those are FWD. (If you're talking about the T180 Celica.) The last RWD Celica was the 1985 A60 model.
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    It's time for a cheaper sports car.

    The 914 1.7 actually has a VW engine, but the 2 Litre is all Porsche - with all that that implies.
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    See what was at #1 on the day you were born

    So I take it the whole grunge music thing never quite made it to the UK?
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    See what was at #1 on the day you were born

    For me (Or rather, my parents), it was "Help!" by the The Beatles. No wonder my mom named me John Winston...
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    The General Motorbikers Discussion Thread

    Well, it looks like my stepdad will be taking his bike out of storage this weekend and go for a ride. (Weather permitting, of course.) He bought his first motorcycle last fall - a Kawasaki Vulcan 1600 Mean Streak, like this one: This is how I foresee his ride turning out:
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    It's time for a cheaper sports car.

    Neither is a BMW... I really think your best choice would be either a Miata or a Mustang. But you don't care for Mustangs so that leaves you with a Miata. An MR2/MR2-Spyder is worth keeping an eye out for, but keep in mind the small trunk of a mid-engined car; it may not be as practical as a...
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    The "Song Stuck In My Head" Thread

    Warning: Contains prog rock, a flute solo, and yodeling.
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    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    And wheels - definitely needs a new set of wheels. Rostyles or Minilites - either will do.
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    It's time for a cheaper sports car.

    There's really only one choice that ticks all the boxes. Like this one, which looks great and has the stuff you want but may be more money than you want to spend. (Also doesn't have a hardtop, which may be a deal-breaker.) As far as a 2ZZ engine in a Corolla GTS, I don't know. The 2ZZ engine...
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    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    This. I had a FlowDronemaster Delta Flow 50 on my Cadillac and I hated it. Way too loud, and the drone at highway speeds was very annoying. I had Magnapacks on my S197, and I never had a problem with drone. They weren't that loud, either; especially once I had a muffler shop relocate them from...
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    The Funny Maths Thread.. which sometimes contains mildly amusing pictures

    Imperial walkers on the North ridge!
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    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    Can't believe it's been 10 years already. In honor of the occasion, a little music:
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    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    And to put a 427/428 engine in the AC involved having to create a new chassis with a coil spring suspension. Compared to the 260/289 which just dropped into the engine bay.
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    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    Also, one advantage of a cam-in-blockOHV engine is its external dimensions. For example, here is a Ford 302 Windsor engine: And the 302 cubic inch 32V DOHC Ford Coyote engine: The Coyote looks to me like it would be a very tight fit in an AC Ace.
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    The "What the Bloody Fuckintosh?" Thread

    Clearly, he is not to be trusted with a gun or a toothbrush...
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    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    Technically, the Ford flathead was not the first V8 engine. Cadillac was the first manufacturer to put a V8 engine in a volume production car in 1914. (Rolls-Royce and De Dion-Bouton were first, but there cars sold in very small numbers. For instance, only 3 V8 Rolls-Royces were built from...
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    Idiots + cars = LOL

    Vapor lock used to be a real problem. I remember Ford flatheads being exceptionally vulnerable. One fix - believe it or not - was to clip wooden clothespins onto the fuel line to help dissipate the heat.
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    No 56k: Classic car show in Ellringen, northern Germany

    1974-77 was hardly a high point for the Corvette, either. Still, quite a few nice cars there. I like the Spitfire, the Capri (Although that shade of green isn't the best color for a Mk1 Capri.), the DB4, and - of course - the 1970 Charger. (At first, I thought that was the Charger featured on...
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    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    US hearses - at least, US hearses of that generation - were also built by coachbuilders, like their European counterparts. However, US hearses were built on a stretched commercial chassis, that was built to take the extra weight of the bodies that would sit on top of them. (Limousines were also...
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