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by Fastback86
Wed Oct 05, 2011 4:03 pm
Forum: Other Cars
Topic: Build Thread: RX8
Replies: 44
Views: 10054

Re: Build Thread: RX8

Ok, let me go ahead and apologize, because I'm about to come off as the most cynical ass hole bastard you've ever met (Kind of like the last South Park Episode). No wait... I'm just not going to say anything and see what you do with it. If it at least looks good once you finish, I suppose that's a ...
by Fastback86
Tue Aug 16, 2011 7:35 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Fiero Discussion
Topic: Chump car reliability
Replies: 3
Views: 1663

Re: Chump car reliability

Fieros have a terrible record in LeMons, which is pretty similar, so I wouldn't bother. That goes for dukes and V-6s. You could try to slip an engine swap by them, but they've probably seen enough ratty Fieros in the series to know what oughta be under the hood. A pushrod 3.4 is about as stealthy as...
by Fastback86
Sat Jul 23, 2011 6:36 pm
Forum: Other Cars
Topic: Anyone watch "Musclecar" on Powerblock?
Replies: 28
Views: 4829

Re: Anyone watch "Musclecar" on Powerblock?

He's quite right, accepted isn't the same as true, but I've not yet seen any evidence to the contrary. What evidence have you seen *SUPPORTING* the idea that musclecar engines were under rated? As I said, I can't find the original source article online, but this is the excerpt that's popped up ever...
by Fastback86
Thu Jul 21, 2011 6:40 pm
Forum: Other Cars
Topic: Anyone watch "Musclecar" on Powerblock?
Replies: 28
Views: 4829

Re: Anyone watch "Musclecar" on Powerblock?

!= Whenever I see that, I'm convinced it's some sort of smiley face. But I can't figure out which one, so I spend 10 minutes trying to figure it out. Like, maybe it's a guy smoking? He's trying to create the equals sign with the slash through it, i.e. "does not equal." He's quite right, accepted is...
by Fastback86
Tue Jul 19, 2011 6:55 pm
Forum: Other Cars
Topic: Anyone watch "Musclecar" on Powerblock?
Replies: 28
Views: 4829

Re: Anyone watch "Musclecar" on Powerblock?

As for underrating, the story goes Just that, nothing but a story in my opinion. Horsepower wars, No one was underrating anything. "Common knowledge" is more like it. Seems to all stem from an article by Roger Huntington, though I'll be damned if I can find it online. It's pretty much universally a...
by Fastback86
Mon Jul 18, 2011 8:21 pm
Forum: Other Cars
Topic: Anyone watch "Musclecar" on Powerblock?
Replies: 28
Views: 4829

Re: Anyone watch "Musclecar" on Powerblock?

Come on, Shaun, Google is your friend. The car is a '73 Buick Century. That year, the 455 Century was officially rated at ... wait for it ... 250 hp. 190 hp at the wheels is low, but not that low considering where it started. As for underrating, the story goes that insurance companies had finally st...
by Fastback86
Sat May 28, 2011 11:49 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Random Machining
Replies: 23
Views: 3670

Re: Random Machining

Unless you're feeding your family with your racing, half-a-pound of weight doesn't mean shit.

Looks nice.
by Fastback86
Mon May 16, 2011 8:27 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Yah for me!
Replies: 16
Views: 2198

Re: Yah for me!

4 years? Long ass time at one station. You still polishing missiles? I might run into you in Vandy-Land if I stay with Orbital on the civilian side. OTOH, I'm thinking about going back to active duty in the next couple of years... someone in Millington, TN lost their damn mind and gave me an oak le...
by Fastback86
Mon May 16, 2011 8:25 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Yah for me!
Replies: 16
Views: 2198

Re: Yah for me!

'Grats man.
by Fastback86
Tue May 10, 2011 8:16 pm
Forum: Other Cars
Topic: Will's Nightmare
Replies: 17
Views: 2544

Will's Nightmare

http://www.mgexperience.net/phorum/read ... 381,page=1

MGB GT + Jag 5.3L V12 = SCCA Modified Class Autocross Hooligan
by Fastback86
Thu Apr 28, 2011 6:25 pm
Forum: Other Cars
Topic: A thread for my 472? Trans Am
Replies: 31
Views: 5495

Re: A thread for my 472? Trans Am

The links continually redirected to sites asking you to download new video player software? Me thinks you've been had. Hope you're running anti-virus software.
by Fastback86
Tue Apr 19, 2011 11:25 am
Forum: Other Cars
Topic: New Ride
Replies: 10
Views: 3447

Re: New Ride

No, the fuel economy on those beasts is just bad period.
by Fastback86
Sun Mar 27, 2011 9:52 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: "Tax the rich" signs held up by Pro-Union protestors...
Replies: 6
Views: 1444

Re: "Tax the rich" signs held up by Pro-Union protestors...

Perhaps. For people to say tax the rich is dumb. For one, how much money makes you rich? Two, why is noone asking obama to pay more taxes. The dude is a millionaire yet noone is saying "Hey, this obama guy, we need more of his money!" Poor people don't pay taxes anyways Seriously, people on welfare...
by Fastback86
Sun Mar 27, 2011 9:49 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: "Tax the rich" signs held up by Pro-Union protestors...
Replies: 6
Views: 1444

Re: "Tax the rich" signs held up by Pro-Union protestors...

Shaun41178(2) wrote:maybe by not getting taxed GE was able to employ more people thus keeping jobs for those union people? :unknown:
Except GE's been closing US plants and shipping the jobs offshore.
by Fastback86
Tue Feb 01, 2011 5:32 pm
Forum: Maintenance / Cheeseburger Palace
Topic: Looks like I get to replace the starter now! :(
Replies: 32
Views: 13430

Re: Looks like I get to replace the starter now! :(

You only need the bottom of the car to be maybe two feet off the ground if that, the tank isn't that tall. Drop it down, drag it out. The real bitch is getting all the rubber hoses disconnected from the tank, as they've all likely glued themselves on by now. There's not a lot of room to work and mos...
by Fastback86
Thu Dec 09, 2010 1:57 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 1992 Pontiac Grand Am GT Sedan Quad4 5-speed
Replies: 7
Views: 4509

Re: 1992 Pontiac Grand Am GT Sedan Quad4 5-speed

It's pretty wild to see a GM car from that era in such good shape. Have you posted on http://www.grandamgt.com/forum/ ? Yeah, I told my wife it's in incredible shape...for a '92 Grand Am. She just laughed. I've got a local guy interested, but if it falls through, I'll definitely give that site a sh...
by Fastback86
Tue Dec 07, 2010 5:18 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 1992 Pontiac Grand Am GT Sedan Quad4 5-speed
Replies: 7
Views: 4509

1992 Pontiac Grand Am GT Sedan Quad4 5-speed

1992 Pontiac Grand Am GT Sedan Quad4 5-Speed Manual Selling my near-mint ’92 Grand Am to one lucky buyer. My dad ordered this car from the factory way back in ’91 and maintained it meticulously for more than 15 years. He sold it to me a while back when he moved, but I just don’t have use for a secon...
by Fastback86
Sat Oct 30, 2010 10:54 pm
Forum: Other Cars
Topic: Cadillac on the Salt
Replies: 9
Views: 2061

Re: Cadillac on the Salt

by Fastback86
Fri Jul 23, 2010 1:20 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Mobilizing
Replies: 35
Views: 6390

Re: Mobilizing

Glad you're home safe. :good: