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"One thing that gets me about the negativity on V8 swaps is the lack of
understanding of just how much work it actually takes to get it to work
well. Before you even get to the headache that wiring and wiring looms
can present, you need to consider chassis modifications to accept the
engine, mounts for the motor itself, gearbox choice and the adaptation
needed to the driveline to make it all fit and line up."
Maybe you could help with that? Why not have an educational article about the difficulties of doing a V8 swap? Show the readers WHY it's not easy. They get that it's a practical and reliable way to get power, but they may not get that's it's more complicated than
1) take old engine out
2) put new engine in
3) connect some tubes
4) HORSEPOWER YAY!
1 day, 2 hours ago on Don’t Hate On V8s
" Sondre and his dad estimate this set-up to be making around
2000hp-plus. Yes, you read that right!
street legal too, and other than a full cage and Sparco bucket seats,
the original Granada Ghia interior is still all intact"
I think we need a new motto. Because Gatebil is not bad, but I think Because Scandinavia or Because Nordics is necessary for things like this. 2000hp street-legal car? Because Scandinavia!
1 day, 5 hours ago on The V8 Swap Theme Continues:<br /> Readers’ Rides
@Jonathan Moore @Max Muller I think you need to put a warning next to that link:
This website could make you waste a colossal amount of your time and productivity.
Example: 1976 Le Mans 24 (find the Stratos!): http://www.racingsportscars.com/photo/Le_Mans-1976-06-13.html
2 weeks ago on Le Mans Multiplied:<br/> Time Travel At The Classic
Could we have a side-by-side photo comparison with an original '68 Coronet? I'd like to see the difference in wheelbase.
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Hybrid Technology? Meet The Coroner
Wow at that Mercedes transporter, it looks pretty weird to see the front wheels BEHIND the front doors.
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Festival In A Blur: Goodwood Speeds Past
"Which is when Ben happened upon quite possibly the best person in the
world at that exact moment. She went by the name of ‘Agent Lillian’ and
after a couple of tired English guys did a stupid dance (voluntarily I
might add) and made her laugh, she upgraded our hastily reserved booking
of a Ford Focus…To a Dodge RT Challenger! Did that just happen? Really? What, that
one outside? I scanned my license and we collected the keys."
Come on, you need to tell more about this part! What DID you do? Do you think the accent helped?
4 weeks, 1 day ago on What Time Is It? It’s HEMI O’Clock…
@Big Pooky Lust is an emotion...
1 month ago on What Does It Mean To Be An Automotive Enthusiast?
@o2fst4uo How does turbo work?
Air comes in, turbo spins at high speed, magic happens, engine gets more power. The end.
1 month, 1 week ago on Boost Control: We Want Your Questions!
"I won’t be attending Gatebil Rudskogen next month, because around the
same time I will become a father. Which, of course, is just one of the
few things more important than hunting speed. So, if I thought my
over-shooting was bad while at work, I suspect it’s going to become even
more of a problem at home when my baby arrives. More pictures of the
kid the better, right?"
As long as you don't post pictures of "the build"...
This is how the project started: low lights, candles, a nice pasta dish and some fine red wine...
1 month, 1 week ago on So Much Speed To Hunt, So Little Time
Who was the customer? Sir Mix-A-Lot? (Baby Got Back!)
1 month, 1 week ago on Enter The ’70s: RWB’s Latest Creation
"One other cool thing we’re doing is hosting a whole bunch of guys from
EA’s Ghost Studio in Gothenburg. Game designers and engineers are all
here, soaking up the atmosphere and researching car culture. Even the
boss man, Marcus Nilsson, is digging the scene out on-track with
Please tell us that they plan to include this in a future Need For Speed game (ProStreet 2?)
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Roll Up, Roll Up, Get Your Fresh Gatebil!
Ok, simple question, what's better:
This or Stadium Super Trucks?
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Think Circuit Racing Is Boring? <br />Try This.
"plus a custom wing
with huge stays that bolt to the chassis"
Call me an idiot, but I don't see that in the render.
2 months ago on Mad Mike x Miura: Virtual Becomes Reality
I think it's a bit unbalanced; probably would look more "complete" with a big GT-wing (maybe a rollcage?).
2 months, 1 week ago on 2015 Mustang: To Wide, Or Not To Wide?
@Vell Let me ask the Internet Game Cars Database:
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Need For Speed Turns 20
I can't see the poll.
My winner is the Pikes Peak Escudo. It's got TWO ENGINES. That's better than one.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Poll: The Cars Of April
@Larry Chen @prazzi Speed bumps say hello.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Cruisin’ The Family Supercar
If I saw that Mclaren replica on the street I think my brain would need a reboot. How can THAT be street-legal, for the love of Zlatan?!
3 months ago on The Night Time Is The Right Time
200hp per litre? Damn, I wonder if (no, WHEN) tuners will push that even further now that it's confirmed the car will be produced.
3 months, 1 week ago on Golf R 400: Hot Hatch, More Heat
It is me or does the drawing say "Lamborghini Mulcelago"? I know about "Engrish", but Murciélago is a Spanish word (it means bat), so...Spangrish?
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Cars = Happiness: Life At Liberty Walk
@RBJKT Maybe it's born with it. Maybe it's Photoshop™.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Google Takes Us Inside Pagani
Mr. Reichman, what do you think is the most beautiful car NOT designed by you?
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Question Time For The Century Man:<br/> Ask Mr Aston Martin
"Because this Monster Tajima’s twin-engined, tube-framed Pikes Peak Suzuki Escudo. Yup, here on Speedhunters."
MORE PIKES PEAK, PLEASE!
3 months, 4 weeks ago on Smile. It’s April.
This is the kind of article that makes me love this site. And, man, is this garage bonkers?!
4 months ago on The House Of No Compromise
"That’s pretty amusing considering the Camry routes it has!"
routes? I assume you meant "roots".
Also, damn you lucky sod!
4 months ago on The Best Lotus In A Decade
I think the "problem" is that the rims are a bit too big.
Also, isn't ironic to modify a part of an automobile (a machine designed to move under it's own power) so the effect is only visible when it's NOT moving at all (air suspension)?
4 months ago on How To Make Enemies And Upset People
Holy shit, seven speed gearbox?!
4 months, 1 week ago on From Grocery-Getting To The Grid. </br>300hp Of Escort Awesome
"I didn’t see any angry neighbours running down their driveways wielding
rolling pins though, so maybe it was okay (just for the record, I have
actually seen someone do that before – unfortunately it was my own
This sounds like a story worth being told again. Your mother? With a rolling pin? WHAT HAPPENED?!
4 months, 1 week ago on Disturbing The Peace,</br> Tommi Mäkinen Style
"Now this was just a tiny percentage of cars that they had in storage.
They asked me not to photograph any of the other cars, as they were much
too valuable for the public to know about. I respected their wishes,
but I can tell you guys that some of my drool was left in that basement.
My mouth was wide open for quite a long period of time."
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Garage Envy. You Won’t Believe What’s Inside
@PhilMaurer WHO CARES?!
If it's fast and fun to drive, why should we care about details like how it doesn't "carry an M vin number like other M cars"?
Don't call it the M Coupe, call it the 1 Series "not a real M car" if you want, I'm pretty sure Alok didn't think "damn I'm not enjoying this drive, if only I was driving a REAL M car...*tear rolls down cheek*"
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Hunting Forgotten Hillclimbs With M Power
"Do you think we should do a grassroots round up of motorsport across the globe?"
5 months, 3 weeks ago on What’s That In The Garage? It’s February!
@ThomFrischknecht Well, it's the TAS, companies want to attract Japanese customers with Japanese taste, and to do that the "easy" way is to tune cars the "JDM" way.
6 months, 2 weeks ago on Europe Takes On Japan</br> TAS Invasion
Dino, you owe me a new keyboard, I've just flooded my current one in drool..
6 months, 3 weeks ago on Bow Down To Japanese Car Culture
@MarcosMendozaCruz Erm...Huracán was the name of a bull. So were Miura, Murcielago, Gallardo and Aventador.
7 months, 1 week ago on Dear Lamborghini, We Want Your Huracán
@hennes Not really, unless they plan to put the engine in the middle.
8 months ago on Project Nemo: Found
8 months ago on Pedal To The Metal:<br />Don’t Stop Me Now December…
@zz Koenig? Yeah, they made quite some spectacular Ferrari tuners back then.
8 months ago on Brabus And An Extreme Case Of The Benz
I think you could sum up how crazy-ass Group B was with two pieces of data:
Mildly Upgraded 2.1L Evolution Motor
Yep, that's over 750hp from a mildly upgraded 2.1 liter turbo four-pot.
8 months ago on Group B Lives: The Gatebil RS200
@Max_Ryde And the movie it "inspired", 24 Hours (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0307156/)
It has a simple plot (good guy in blue cars, very bad guys in red cars), ridiculous scenes (protagonist driving blindfolded and scaring the shit out of the passanger, LeMans prototypes driving on the highway racing against the clock to enter qualifying) and a typical movie-style race finish where the good guys make a comeback and win by inches.
8 months ago on SS: The Comic Book For Rally Fans
@epicmotorwerks I got it.
Stanced Reliant Robin.
If that's too hard, Stanced British Leyland: Austin Maxi/Metro, Rover SD1, Triumph TR/Spitfire, Austin Healey Sprite "Bug-Eye"...
8 months, 1 week ago on Master of Stance: Japan Does It Best
"It’s never been that way though. Anyone with the slightest familiarity
with the history of car culture knows that these slower, more
aesthetically focused vehicles have been around since the beginning. As
the decades unfolded there were slow-cruising lead sleds, custom show
cars, lowriders, minitrucks – and so forth."
I wonder if in 30-40 years people will look at "stanced" cars the way we look now at lowriders and customs. Maybe it appreciates like fine wine...
8 months, 1 week ago on Honest Cruiser: Rotiform’s Beetle
@JungleBlues13 Erm...Need For Speed has almost ALWAYS been about the exotics. The only games that DON'T have supercars were NFS Underground 1 and 2.
8 months, 1 week ago on Need For Speed Hits the Big Screen
"It’s not so much about what the initials stand for (seriously, you don’t want to know)"
You realize that's an automatic "must see what the initals stand for" response in all readers, right?
8 months, 3 weeks ago on Cars And Camaraderie: </br> My Time With The CJC
@PaddyMcGrath They're for insurance purposes, so they aren't seats: they are just "theorical" seats. They are seats in the same universe where people have 2,2 children.
8 months, 3 weeks ago on The Hachiroku Drops Its Top
Damn, 24 entries? I can only vote once!
8 months, 4 weeks ago on Poll: The Cars Of October
@TomKimmell It's probably a weight/simplicity issue. If a "regular" suspension can give the same level of control, why bother with the extra tank/pumps/tubing?
9 months ago on Introducing the Double Down RTR
I vote Hunt for one reason only: he decided to live fully while in his racing career. He lived hard, died relatively young (age 45) and let a legacy that's still present today.
Also, R.I.P Maria De Villota.
9 months, 3 weeks ago on Poll: Hunt Vs. Lauda
"Some slightly questionable tactics were employed that we agreed to never
speak of again, but it was eventually returned to its original shape."
In short: they hit it with a hammer.
9 months, 3 weeks ago on Project Z: Light At The End Of The Tunnel
Pardon my French, but WHAT THE FUCK IS THAT ANGLIA?!
That's not...but...I think...er...
I better start cleaning brain bits out of my wall now.
10 months ago on Fall Under Our Spell
"Despite having full drag tires front and rear and a tubbed chassis, the owner has managed to get it street registered!"
Well, the rear tires seems to have a bit of thread, they aren't full racing slicks, but still...
10 months, 1 week ago on Automotive Cocktail: <br/>Auto Legends 2013