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Caleb Dick

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What are your wheels?
« on: April 15, 2007, 02:29:25 am »

Since cars come up a lot, we need a thread about them.  I sold cars in a past life, it's a strong part of me.  

Favorite brand, Nissan/Infiniti.  Current ride, '91 Infiniti Q45.  V8, RWD, lots up power upgrading possible.  I must be getting old, I passed up a 240SX for this!  Needed room for child seat.

Any good car buying stories?  Dream cars you want to buy/restore?  

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Re: What are your wheels?
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2007, 05:49:35 am »

I have a '93 Q45, silver, taupe interior, with Mille Migia MMII deep-dish 6 spokes and 225/55-15s.  (Thank goodness for traction control!  Without it, on a wet road this thing will swing it's tail around faster than a hooker at a porno convention.)  (It's not much better with the stock tires and wheels - which look like pie plates - UGLY! ).  It's a bigger car than I wanted, but when I got it in '96 there were not yet any used A4 Quattros, the BMW 320i was too noisy & had a very frumpy interior, and the Lexus 400 was just no fun to drive at all (a high quality version of your father's Oldsmobile).  Now there are plenty of A4s, but "ah ain't got no money".  But other than when there's snow on the road, I still like my Q a lot.  One of these days it won't be worth the cost of repair though - 'twill be a sad day indeed.

When I was a lad, my uncle had a "dirty yellow" 51 Merc two-door with a flathead V8 and black Naugahide upholstery by Tony Nancy.  The old flathead was so quiet, uncle put in a tachometer just so he could tell whether the engine had started.  Damned if he didn't sell it before I was old enough to drive Sad

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Re: What are your wheels?
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2007, 06:17:45 am »

ive owned too many cars.

90 acura integra
92 acura legend 2 door
95 dodge avenger

currently a 2000 saturn 3 door
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Re: What are your wheels?
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2007, 11:38:13 am »

Started out with a 1988 Chevy Sprint. aka Geo Metro with a 3 cylinder engine and a 5 speed. That thing got me zipping around town all over. Then first gear went out on it at the parents said it had to go (I was in high school)

Then i was handed down my family's 1990 ford tempo... that thing was a tank, took about 5 minutes to get up to 75, but it got me places.

Then I picked up my current pickup. a 2003 S10. I wasn't ready for a full size as parking a full size in the apartments i was living it was just asking for it to be hit buy somebody flying through the parking lot like a crazed idiot.

Dream cars... man where to start... I have a thing for weird cars that no one else would want...

1995 Ford Taurus SHO 5speed
1992 Ford Escort Cosworth
VW Golf R32
2003-05 Subaru Impreza WRX Sti (don't like the new front end..)
1970 Plymouth Superbird
1969 Mustang Mach 1

The last one that I actualy have, that needs to be completly overhauled.

1958 Ford F-250 with the 223 under the hood and a 4 on the floor.  I still have a few years in my life to finish this.
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Re: What are your wheels?
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2007, 12:09:19 pm »

Currently:
1998 Vord E350 Super Duty, V10, bought new, 455,000 miles on chassis, current powertrain from Downs Motorsports has about 13,000 miles on it and makes just over 500 horsies. She'll hit 60 in under 7 seconds and scares everyone but me.  Smile

1995/98 TZ250, currently on mothballs in case I ever get the urge to go motorcycle racing again

1977 TZ750, I'll restore it someday...

2006 Mazda6, actually the fiance's car. We skipped the "sport" body package but bought all the performance/chassis upgrades. Surprisingly quick yet totally subtle.

1992 SCCA A stock prepped Corvette, ex-Lingenfelter racer

I don't have the time to list everything else that I've owned through the years, but there will always be a special place in my heart for my 1984 CJ7 that I built from the ground up with a Chevy 350, Ford T18, and Dana 60s from a Dodge.

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Re: What are your wheels?
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2007, 01:36:29 pm »

64 Ford Galaxie 500 w/ 428 DOHC
69 Mustang BOSS 302
73 Malubu 454
* 77 Dodge van
72 Chevy step side
78 Licoln Town car
* 73 Dodge Dart
* 78 Chevy Blazer
87 Ford Bronco II

Currently 3 ford Explorers 96 - 2005

500 HP Ford Cobra Mustang end of next summer  Very Happy

And a 100 others I can't remember
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Re: What are your wheels?
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2007, 02:34:11 pm »

My stock 300+ HP cobra mustang is puny by comparison. Even my old '93 with a blower (RIP) was probably still less than 400 HP, That old Fox chassis was a flexible flyer, I trust the new running gear can handle 500HP. The 'stangs never were known for good handling. Will they have IRS on that 500HP beast?

One feature I'd really like on a go fast scooter is the smart brake steering, which would be useful in the occasional downpours I encounter. I'm an old ford lover but the corvette package looks pretty good.

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Re: What are your wheels?
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2007, 03:11:50 pm »

Caleb Dick wrote on Sun, 15 April 2007 00:29

Since cars come up a lot, we need a thread about them.  I sold cars in a past life, it's a strong part of me.  

Favorite brand, Nissan/Infiniti.  Current ride, '91 Infiniti Q45.  V8, RWD, lots up power upgrading possible.  I must be getting old, I passed up a 240SX for this!  Needed room for child seat.

Any good car buying stories?  Dream cars you want to buy/restore?  

Caleb



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Re: What are your wheels?
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2007, 04:13:48 pm »

I've got the "working man's A4", a 2003 Volkswagen Passat with the 1.8T 4 banger, 5 speed manual, front wheel drive. Giving it the test today, so far the traction control and my Nokian Hakkapeliittas have been able to take the winter weather, but this slushy ice crap seems to have everyone off the road.

I love the car, but the newer model year Passats just ain't the same thing, so I'm going Audi for the next one. S4 with Quattro if I can swing it.
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Re: What are your wheels?
« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2007, 04:44:53 pm »

My fun cars are:
1967 Camaro RS/SS 350 convertible
1960 Studebaker Silver Hawk
1969 Austin Healey Sprite

Everyday driver 1969 Ford Contour

Equipment van 1986 Ford stretched cargo van with only about 72,000 original miles.

The best eveyday driver I had was a Subaru GL10 all wheel drive. To bad it rusted away around me!

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