Re: Unusual Cars Mkii Gti

Postby nostromo on Sun 10/May/15 10:24pm

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Re: Unusual Cars Mkii Gti

Postby Fraser on Mon 11/May/15 5:17am

How bad does the bloke driving the Mitsi Evo 9 feel..

This guy has quite an adventure, saw a car for sale in Greece, he puts a £5000 deposit on it sight unseen and plans to drive it back through Europe to the UK in a few days, but it isn't quite as simple as that..
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Re: Unusual Cars Mkii Gti

Postby Kev on Mon 11/May/15 9:39am

Epic journey. I enjoyed that
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Re: Unusual Cars Mkii Gti

Postby Purple_Helmet on Mon 11/May/15 9:12pm

nostromo wrote:http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/motorsport/68424292/hayden-paddon-claims-historic-otago-rally-win-in-a-40yearold-bda-ford-escort

Pretty amazing to win outright.


Holy shit that's some mean driving. How fast would they have been going when they they were flat out on the straight section?
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Re: Unusual Cars Mkii Gti

Postby Fraser on Sun 17/May/15 5:00am

If you are just having your Coffee this morning, this is the live stream to the Nurburgring 24 hour race with radio LeMans English commentary.
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Re: Unusual Cars Mkii Gti

Postby swtchbckr on Wed 3/Jun/15 7:48am

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Heaps of these rod pics of cars of a certain era have those weird round cylinder things on the side windows... anybody got any idea wtf they's about?
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Re: Unusual Cars Mkii Gti

Postby beater32 on Wed 3/Jun/15 8:34am

Old School Air Cond .
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Re: Unusual Cars Mkii Gti

Postby Fraser on Wed 3/Jun/15 8:44am

It is called a Swamp cooler back before you had air conditioning you would buy one of these from Thermador from your dealer or mail order. You fill it with water/ice up to the level and the air comes in the hole and evaporates the water, blowing cold air through the passenger window that you opened 3cm.
They hung around in the 60's as a bolt on to car that didn't come with A/C, alright with a car that doesn't go fast and that is all you had back in the day, but having a 20cm tube on the outside of the window means that you can't open the door in a parking lot or use the window for much.
It came back into fashion in the 90's when people wanted to bolt shit onto their cars that they had found at swap meets to match their roofrack with empty suitcases, empty cocacola icebox.
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Re: Unusual Cars Mkii Gti

Postby swtchbckr on Wed 3/Jun/15 10:24am

Ah! That explains everything - cool, (hurt hurt) thanks. I thought it might have been some weird Drive-in movie theater speaker reference...
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Re: Unusual Cars Mkii Gti

Postby mark2c on Wed 3/Jun/15 12:54pm

Bolt on Pratt and Whiney?
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Re: Unusual Cars Mkii Gti

Postby Fraser on Wed 3/Jun/15 7:43pm

mark2c wrote:Bolt on Pratt and Whiney?


Oh they sold those too... it was called a Turbonique!
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Re: Unusual Cars Mkii Gti

Postby slidecontrol on Wed 3/Jun/15 8:46pm

mark2c wrote:Bolt on Pratt and Whiney?


I'd whine if some pratt bolted that to my car :hmmm:
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Re: Unusual Cars Mkii Gti

Postby Percy Pig on Wed 3/Jun/15 11:01pm

Fraser wrote:
mark2c wrote:Bolt on Pratt and Whiney?


Oh they sold those too... it was called a Turbonique!
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That looks safe, putting a gas turbine directly under the gas tank...
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Re: Unusual Cars Mkii Gti

Postby ryda on Fri 5/Jun/15 8:37am

Murph on saturday night
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The boot lid was hanging off at this point, a gear to tall as he went around this corner.. it was labouring like fuck (prolly pinking & if drove it like that all day, it could explain the loss of oil pressure) Shame he had to be such a tosser about on TV last night
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Re: Unusual Cars Mkii Gti

Postby Farm on Sat 6/Jun/15 9:44am

http://expeditionportal.com/porsche-944-across-africa/

Definitely an unusual choice of car.the book could be a good read.
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