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post #31 of 53
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Very nice! Like the Nismo rims.

I highly recommend the Nismo catback exhaust. Sounds fantastic. I always turn my stereo down in town because the music on the stereo can't compare to the exhaust music!
Heh heh - what stereo? My car has a stereo? *LOL*

A little while ago, my husband came in while I was posting the pics and asked me about this thread ... so then we decided that we are going to take the money we had saved to get some other things taken care of and do some more work on the Z ... instead of the catback, I think we are going to install a new rear end (can't remember the type - it starts with a Q - quaffaile maybe???), StopTech brakes all around and the twin turbos (want some cheese with that whine???). The catback will come next but it is going to be a while longer yet. I gotta get my teeth fixed first. *blush*
post #32 of 53
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LMFAO @ knitting. To each their own! But i LOVE your car!! that is HAWT!!! bet you can toast all the lil kiddies in their lil *sleeper* cars
Girl, I do not toast anyone, even though I to believe I can ... *LOL* ... I value my car insurance and driver's license WAY too much to get a ticket. I am a confirmed track driver, and only goof off on the track, never, ever, ever the street. And if you believe that, I have some waterfront property in Arizona to sell you!! *ROFL*
post #33 of 53
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Girl, I do not toast anyone, even though I to believe I can ... *LOL* ... I value my car insurance and driver's license WAY too much to get a ticket. I am a confirmed track driver, and only goof off on the track, never, ever, ever the street. And if you believe that, I have some waterfront property in Arizona to sell you!! *ROFL*


LMFAO, now you sound like me!!! And i LOVE the ideas you have for the car, its brings a tear to my eye!

And on the subject of toasting,lol. I have toasted a few in my time, mostly just light to light. When i had my 2000 Avenger sport, i toasted a 07 stang GT, boy was he MAD!!! i was getting all sorts of gestures,lol!

I cant wait to get back into the saddle of a new ride. Its gonna feel like HEAVEN!! especially when i get to mod it. nothing a lil NOS dosent make better, hehe!

Going with the twin turbos instead of supercharged? be ready for the lag with the turbo on he track, unless you comped for that
post #34 of 53
First post.

I join my first Cat Forum and find Gearheads.

I may have found another home.

'78 Mach1 getting a roller block 302, I mean 5.0, and a '77 Hatchback II thats suppose to be getting a Cleveland. Someday.

My other car is a truck.
post #35 of 53
Here's what I drive for fun:



I use it to keep the local brats with their fart-can exhausts humble.
post #36 of 53
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Originally Posted by mrblanche View Post
Here's what I drive for fun:

Oooooh now THAT is a sweet whip!

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... fart-can exhausts ...
*LOL* What an accurate description!
post #37 of 53
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First post.

I join my first Cat Forum and find Gearheads.

I may have found another home.

'78 Mach1 getting a roller block 302, I mean 5.0, and a '77 Hatchback II thats suppose to be getting a Cleveland. Someday.

My other car is a truck.
Welcome to TCS (The Cat/Car Site???)!!! I am so pleased you've found us!

Ahhhhh, yes, the beautiful and classic 78 Mach1. I had a friend in HS whose brother had one and wrecked it. There is a 302 Boss "Clone" up at my local old Mustang Retirement Home ... and a 66 Fastback I've had my eye on for a while - I love the old Ponies!
post #38 of 53
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I have to admit, old ponies and muslces cars just SCREAM sexy!

nothing wrong with the newer cars of today, but give me a old ponie, a 442, or a Road Runner, and i will drool and gawk,lol
post #39 of 53
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Originally Posted by Liza24 View Post
sounds like a geargal to me!,lol. I like chevy's too, and i have to say im partical to the old monte's, like the 86-87 SS's.


My husband makes fun of me somtimes cause on Saturday mornings, i like watching *trick my truck* and all the tech car/truck shows on Spike tv,lol


Me and my husband actually met over our love of Dirt Track racin,lol. I loved to watch, and he was a safetytruck driver and EMT for the tracks
I'd love to have my own 86-87 Monte SS, maybe in the future. Now you know where our most recent RB baby got his name My family also has a tradition of naming our cats after car stuff. We've had: Muffler, Sunshine (after Sunshine tools/sponsor for my dad's car), Carbon, Mag, Battery, Tune up, Sparkplug, Camshaft, Crankshaft/Turbo (changed his name after Cammy died from distemper a month or so later), Chassis, Caliper, and Tailpipe. It started since our first kitties were born at my dad's shop. Then we just kept it going.

My dad was a racecar driver on both asphalt and dirt, and was the champion of indoor racing in Atlantic City. I vaguely remember his racecar being at the shop (I was maybe 11 or 12 when he sold it). My parents live about 10 miles from Lowes Motor Speedway, so sometimes my dad goes to watch them race on the dirt track there. Rob and I drag race for fun One of these days my car will be finished and I'll be able to see what it'll do!

Just like one day I'll have that 67 Camaro I so yearn for
post #40 of 53
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Originally Posted by Tara & Rob View Post
I'd love to have my own 86-87 Monte SS, maybe in the future. Now you know where our most recent RB baby got his name My family also has a tradition of naming our cats after car stuff. We've had: Muffler, Sunshine (after Sunshine tools/sponsor for my dad's car), Carbon, Mag, Battery, Tune up, Sparkplug, Camshaft, Crankshaft/Turbo (changed his name after Cammy died from distemper a month or so later), Chassis, Caliper, and Tailpipe. It started since our first kitties were born at my dad's shop. Then we just kept it going.

My dad was a racecar driver on both asphalt and dirt, and was the champion of indoor racing in Atlantic City. I vaguely remember his racecar being at the shop (I was maybe 11 or 12 when he sold it). My parents live about 10 miles from Lowes Motor Speedway, so sometimes my dad goes to watch them race on the dirt track there. Rob and I drag race for fun One of these days my car will be finished and I'll be able to see what it'll do!

Just like one day I'll have that 67 Camaro I so yearn for


omg, i do the same with kitties!! My first kitty was Turbo. I have had a Yankee theme lately with fosters. There was Posada, Yankee, Moose( for Mussina), Giambi, and georgie ( for steinbrenner).

I gre up on dirt racin, as 3 of my uncles were pure stock racers here locally. I LOVE em! Gimme a dirt track local race anyday! or even World of Outlaws. I have been to a WoO race at Charlotte, as well as the Coke-a-Cola 600. OMG i loved that place!

Im a huge Nascar fan too. I have been to ALOT of races, havent missed a race at Watkins Glen Road Course in 10 years! Have also been to Bristol, Darlington, Daytona, Pocono, Martinsville and kentucky. Im a thrill seeker, and cant wait to save my pennies to do a Petty Racin school. A few friends have done it and DAMN im jealous!,lol. You should show some of your drag pics, those are always sweet
post #41 of 53
Don't let those 10 inch wheels fool you. Off the line this little guy surprises everyone, he has a lot of torque for his mass. It's a 76 Mini, right hand drive, I got it for the DH for Father's Day 3 years ago. It's the only car I've driven that has a manual choke. It's sporting Mini-lite mags now, instead of the dog dish hubs.


post #42 of 53
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Don't let those 10 inche wheels fool you. Off the line this little guy surprises everyone, he has a lot of torque for his mass. It's a 76 Mini, right hand drive, I got it for the DH for Father's Day 3 years ago. It's the only car I've driven that has a manual choke. It is sporting Mini-lite mags now, instead of the dog dish hubs.


Nice!!
post #43 of 53
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Don't let those 10 inch wheels fool you. Off the line this little guy surprises everyone, he has a lot of torque for his mass. It's a 76 Mini, right hand drive, I got it for the DH for Father's Day 3 years ago. It's the only car I've driven that has a manual choke. It's sporting Mini-lite mags now, instead of the dog dish hubs.


its cute!!! Last car show i was at there was on. The guy that owned it was like 6'4! i was like HOW do you drive it? he said its not as bad as it looks, just takes some bending,lol
post #44 of 53
Mrblanche, that is a great car!
I have a friend that I just have to mention.
He always says it takes a real man to do chop up an old car. He did several episodes of Monster Garage, and is now designing some secret stuff for the government. My DH saw a chopped and lowered Hummer that had this guy's style all over it. Whatever he is making is already in production and being used in Iraq.
He also had a hand in the cars in the ZZ Top videos, Sharp Dressed Man, and Tush. I just cannot imagine this guy tattooed from one end to the other, still wearing his fifties hairstyle being in a secured gov facility. I bet the suits just love him. I am so proud of him. He is a gearhead to the bone.
post #45 of 53
I am a bit of a car dork I love seeing what people can do to their cars!
We go to NOPI Nationals every year its sooo much fun! If anyone else is going to it look out for us we will be there with the Kia.

This is my boyfriends car but the one I'm in the most. But right now it is getting repainted. He has done all of the work himself, including paint. (minus the exhaust.) He's very proud of it!
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e2...n/100_1978.jpg
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e2...n/100_2442.jpg
post #46 of 53
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Originally Posted by Liza24 View Post
omg, i do the same with kitties!! My first kitty was Turbo. I have had a Yankee theme lately with fosters. There was Posada, Yankee, Moose( for Mussina), Giambi, and georgie ( for steinbrenner).

I gre up on dirt racin, as 3 of my uncles were pure stock racers here locally. I LOVE em! Gimme a dirt track local race anyday! or even World of Outlaws. I have been to a WoO race at Charlotte, as well as the Coke-a-Cola 600. OMG i loved that place!

Im a huge Nascar fan too. I have been to ALOT of races, havent missed a race at Watkins Glen Road Course in 10 years! Have also been to Bristol, Darlington, Daytona, Pocono, Martinsville and kentucky. Im a thrill seeker, and cant wait to save my pennies to do a Petty Racin school. A few friends have done it and DAMN im jealous!,lol. You should show some of your drag pics, those are always sweet
Haha, and here we thought we were the only crazies to name our kitties after car stuff! It's definitely unique though!

My uncles are dirt track drivers too, as well as my half-brother-in-law. So if you've ever heard of any Fornoros or a Hoffman, you'll be hearing about my family We are also close family friends to the owners of Pocono Raceway, the Mattiolis. That absolutely floored Rob when he found out he was sitting next to them at my grandpa's memorial service reception thingy! He was bragging about it to his dad as soon as he could get on the phone

I will have to upload some pictures of my Camaro when it was working (it'll be after the weekend, since we are going to my parents' house in Kannapolis right after work), the first time we brought it to the track. All the other pictures I have are of our stock, 210,000 mile Integra at the strip And we definitely beat people with that car, too! It was quite entertaining.

I've never been to a Nascar race before, even with my parents living right outside of Lowes Motor Speedway for the last 4 years! I dont think my dad has made it to one yet either, and he's a die-hard Nascar fan! (As you can see, my entire family is racing-oriented My mom was even a scorer at one point, and my grandpa was both a driver and a flagger - even at Indy for the Indy 500 in 93? I believe). And some people wonder why I like cars
post #47 of 53
I reckon its time to get some bikes on here (and keep the thread alive).

I'll start.....heres my Ducati 1098:

post #48 of 53
I love your Ducati! Aren't those mad fast?
We looked at one of those before we bought the Goldwing. We sold a '71 Superglide HD to get it. The Superglide hated me. Every time I got near it, she would sling parts, especially shifters. My DH had vise grips for a shifter for the last 4 years we had her. The Wing runs sooooo good and is so comfy. I will probably have another Harley.
post #49 of 53
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I love your Ducati! Aren't those mad fast?
We looked at one of those before we bought the Goldwing. We sold a '71 Superglide HD to get it. The Superglide hated me. Every time I got near it, she would sling parts, especially shifters. My DH had vise grips for a shifter for the last 4 years we had her. The Wing runs sooooo good and is so comfy. I will probably have another Harley.

Yeah she's pretty quick (0-60 in 2.7, quarter mile in 10 seconds) but I won't be able to ride all week because of a sprocket recall. But unlike your Goldwing, the bike is not much for comfort...I've rode to St.Louis and back (220 miles) but any further than that and i'd probably be permanently hunched forward. I've heard the Wings are pretty comfortable....cruise control and everything!
post #50 of 53
Now that I'm back from my parents' house, (and that this thread has been revived!) here is a picture from the first time I took my car to the track, up at Piedmont Dragway in Julian, NC.


Here is my Camaro now:



I dont have any pictures of our Integra at the drag strip, but here it is, in all of it's awesome gas-mileage glory.


And then there is our Fiero:


And Rob's 86 Monte Carlo (in happier times, before it became a project):


And the final car we've got right now - an 88 Trans Am that we'll be selling once we put a drivetrain in it. Do we really need 5 cars? We're trying to work down to 3 for now.:
post #51 of 53
Nice collection Tara! You can never have too many toys IMO. (I'm thinking of buying a 280Z I looked at today.....that would be vehicle number 5....for one person.)
post #52 of 53
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Nice collection Tara! You can never have too many toys IMO. (I'm thinking of buying a 280Z I looked at today.....that would be vehicle number 5....for one person.)
Thanks And I agree, you can never have too many. Except when the people you live with start whining My in-laws HATE it when we bring another car home. Which probably makes me enjoy it even more When I first started dating my husband, he had 14 cars The two of us have gone through quite a few together ... basically buy one, drive it, get rid of it. But now we're stocked up on projects and the Teggy is very reliable

I say go for the Z if you got the $$ to spare!
post #53 of 53
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Thanks And I agree, you can never have too many. Except when the people you live with start whining My in-laws HATE it when we bring another car home. Which probably makes me enjoy it even more When I first started dating my husband, he had 14 cars The two of us have gone through quite a few together ... basically buy one, drive it, get rid of it. But now we're stocked up on projects and the Teggy is very reliable

I say go for the Z if you got the $$ to spare!
14 cars!! Thats excellent! Looks like you picked a man with his priorities straight. Its kinda hard to quit the addiction once you get started. There's alot of old, cool sports/ muscle cars out there for not too much money.....and Ebay and craigslist make it too easy to find them! I'll probably shoot this guy an offer for the Z and see what happens (although its the last thing I need!).
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