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Everything posted by falcongtho3

  1. That was my first thought as well. Maybe a super duper snake?
  2. Looks like maybe an unknown Dukes of Hazzard remake? Looks like at least he cleared the fence!
  3. https://autoweek.com/article/car-news/c8-corvette-be-officially-revealed-july-18
  4. Yeah, Ford was supposed to go lighter on the S550 as I recall, and we all know how that turned out. So our next Mustang can be super-sized, electrified or soccer mom flavor?
  5. And on the new Mustang front... https://www.automobilemag.com/news/next-ford-mustang-details-on-sale-info/
  6. For any interested in getting one of their own... https://fairfieldcollectibles.com/2015-shelby-gt-mustang-1-18-scale-diecast-model-by-gt-spirit.html?email=2361&utm_source=FT20190324A&coupon=&sourcecode=FT20190324A&utm_medium=email&utm_content=dynamic&utm_campaign=FT20190324A&link=2
  7. Had a '69 Q-code Grande' (one of 29) for a number of years, and one thing it had in spades was torque. It felt like it twas going to rip the asphalt off the ground. As far as Woodward, one legendary car that I did get to see there on display when I went in 2007 was the Silver Bullet, a car that was built and refined over the years on the street through street racing. https://www.dragzine.com/features/car-features/muscle-cars-you-should-know-67-hemi-plymouth-gtx-silver-bullet/ For all you gearheads, if you want to see the coolest and most bizarre story in automobiledom, check out Autobiography on the Motor Trend channel tonight. they're going to do the 'lost' Daytona story. I don't know how detailed it's going to get, but for those that know the story about the former Phil Spector car, it's incredible. https://www.cnn.com/style/article/shelby-daytona-cobra-coupe/index.html
  8. Real. Very real. A Mustang you'll be able to take 6 of your closest friend with you to the retirement home. Extension cord optional.
  9. This is a car I had a hand in designing and building for SEMA in 2004, One of the most unique things we did was crack upon the headlight buckets and apply a layer of tinted film that became clear when an electric current was introduced. So, when the lights were turned on, the light covers became clear. I sat in the car for hour during the SEMA show amazing passers by simply by flipping the lights on and off and seeing their reaction. That part of the build was one thing I did not participate in so I don't know the technical side of it, and the discussion about offering it to the public ended with the uncertainty about its legality.
  10. And the hits just keep on coming... https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2019/03/14/ford-mustang-electric-ford-teases-new-car-same-time-tesla-event/3170965002/
  11. I was more impressed that the manual rate was in the 20+% percent range. I hope that's true, and I hope that we continue to see three pedal cars for a long time. But you have to remember that such mighty publications such as C&D have the last say in all things automotive, like when they gave the Pontiac Phoenix their highest recommendations. (Of course, who can forget the twin Chevy Citation and its mighty HO660 V6 engine. Everyone, I guess)
  12. It was most definitely an owner installed 'upgrade, as the ratchet adjuster has either broken or stripped out. I don't know if they used nylon gears or not but they were obviously toast within 3 or 4 years. I didn't mean to infer that it was a factory piece. Besides who would used something like balsa wood in a production car...oops! (yeah, I know. Porsche did, too in the shift knob on the Carrera GT)
  13. It came from actually driving one. A good friend of mine had a smogged down 454 (73/74?). Although it offered a ton of low end torque, not only did it wheeze and stumble above 4 grand, but no two body panels seemed to occupy the desire to travel in the same direction at any one time. I found the interior on a Bricklin SV1 better laid out, although not much better put together. That lasted way beyond the C3 years. The self destructive tendencies of (especially early) C4s tell their own tale and are why their rarity is likely to mirror that of similar year Camaros and Firebirds. And about that time Car & Driver did a report on a long term Corvette. Their loving name for their money pit? The Plastic Pig. But then again I drove a 308 GTS about the same time and found it amusing that the seat back was being held up by a 2x4 piece of wood. Italian engineering at its finest.
  14. I hope that you're making up the % of manual number. I'd hate to think that 's the direction Americas favorite plastic pig is going. I would love to know the percentages of Mustangs, and Camaros are three pedal cars. It's rare to see a manual Challenger, but I've seen and driven a few. With Ferrari, Aston Martin, Lamborghini and all of the exotic builders going automatic only...I miss the Viper.
  15. But it worked so well in the back seat of a Festiva!!! https://autoweek.com/article/car-life/jay-leno-shows-his-sho-powered-ford-festiva
  16. Ger ready for the new Shelby Garden Snake, and sign up for the new MCA soccer mom division... https://www.motor1.com/news/307715/ford-mustang-non-electric-crossovers/
  17. Wondering if there are complaints about the front end plowing in corners?😂
  18. Porsche builds SUVs they're not called 911s. Jaguar builds SUVs, they're not called E-Types. Rolls Royce builds SUVs, they're not called Ghosts or Phantoms. This is not going to end well for the pony faithful. Mark my words.
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