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Where can I buy a 1976 lens? I assume that's what you used, right? Love it man...
1 year, 3 months ago on John Lennon’s Car: A Wagon That Rocks ’n’ Rolls
@ComJive Dr Sir, Reference your communication of 14minutes ago, thank you, that was greatly appreciated. Regards, Bryn
1 year, 4 months ago on Anatomy Of A Drag Car: Mazfix Made Me A Believer
Great read, I really enjoyed that as it's often much better when you have the full picture in your head. Man I need to get to Japan someday... Oh and you need to stop off at Iowa 80 sometime, 220 acres of truck stop in Iowa. Barbers shop, dentist... America does alright ;)
1 year, 4 months ago on Temple Of Speed: Let’s Daikoku!
There is an air of ex-special forces stab vest about him isn't there? Out of all of those videos they did, yours is the most informative. Good work man...
1 year, 4 months ago on Mclaren Hunts The Hunter
1 year, 4 months ago on Coupe De Thrill: A Turbo With A Honda Fitted To It
@RexSeven Really? That's crazy... I'm quite the organ fan.
@Mike Garrett @Larry Chen Reading this makes me want to come over and help too...
1 year, 4 months ago on Project Crown: Inspirations Large & Small
Tamiya only came up in conversation over the weekend, so I dug my old catalogues out. I turn a page and I'm 15 again... Those work aprons are a thing of wonder. Much need.
1 year, 4 months ago on Passion & Precision: Tamiya Heaven In Tokyo
Favourite period of American racing. Bar none. Can't pick!
1 year, 4 months ago on Poll: Trans Am Heroes
Good to see these on here at last, we were trying to get Dave this time last year and Hamish in the autumn too! Go get 'em Paddy!
1 year, 4 months ago on The Quattros Unleashed At Ultimate Dubs
That plate... Never ceases to make me smile.
1 year, 4 months ago on Anything Can Happen – The Players Rs4 Avant
No exact dyno figures as it hasn't been on a hub dyno, only a wheel dyno. Above 17lbs of boost it was spinning the wheels, Phil is very experienced as is the engine builder so this is an informed and educated estimate. Hence the 'roughly' part, sorry to be vague but sometimes you know what? It just does the job no matter what the figures :)
@Jared L That's the first time anybody has said my second name is badass, but I'll take that, thank you! Glad you approve, I just knew everybody would want to know more when I saw it.
@SaudQureshi Fair point about the photographer, maybe my drooling scared him.
@ToneDiez It really is immaculate, and the guys keep it that way regardless of any cameras. It's just pride showing through...
@roeby It's based on a 2JZ, but yes bespoke as in built specifically for this application. I guess when you make your own block you can call the engine your own?
@DanielRamirez1 @Hotcakes I think the finish line officials are worried for the timing boards...
@DaFraz I didn't see that no, I don't get a chance to look at TB much although I've been registered on there for 8 yrs I think. I do have some composite people locally, but I have a feeling I'm going to give it a go myself.
1 year, 5 months ago on The Strip Club… Project Volvo Wagon
Corey, you are a man of vision and taste. My thoughts exactly.
That's made me smile, yeah getting beaten by the paperboy on his BMX was a highpoint of previous ownership.
@JoeWhaler Go see him and find out, it'll be worth the wait though if not...
@sean klingelhoefer @Harry Q Allstar Allow me to enlighten you Sean, Harry Q, you're quite the observationalist aren't you? It might just be...
1 year, 5 months ago on Acura Legend, The Bolsa Coffee Shop Cruiser
@Speedhunters It was original body work black with a nose down stance... How it made it back to Columbus I have no idea. I ended up doing over 100 different jobs on it, became good mates with the guys in Jegs too. Keep hunting!
I've had many happy times in Ohio, down around Columbus mainly. I did buy a '47 Ford Tudor from Cincinnati in 2008, then drove it back across to New Jersey to be shipped UK side. I had the 'INGLESE' plate on a 92 Chevy G20 I toured the States in the year before, registered in Licking County :)
@WarShrike Nice style of wheel, something different for a Firebird too. Ironic I have a set of earlier Gen Firebird Turbo wheels sat waiting on the roof of my office, one day maybe.
@Kitch If it's a T5 then enjoy the understeer and lack of lock. If it's anything else don't sully your Volvo experience.
@UtterPiffleJuly, Gatebil? :) You might have to fly there, but be driven home in something old and interesting.
@frpa I know, the engine bay will swallow all sorts of motors... To be honest I'd prefer a blown LS motor to the 2J. Neither will be happening right now though, I'm dedicated to the Volvo cause. For now.
@LukeB Why so serious? :) But in all seriousness you're right.
I agree wholeheartedly, although the rest of the world may disagree with us :)
@Chris Besset I'm not saying anything... ;)
@Joachim Waagaard No, no, not harsh at all. It was a fair point and taking as such :)
This is the great thing about Speedhunters, that we can interact with each other. I appreciate in Scandinavia this pretty much everyday for you guys. It's partly where I got my inspiration from, so I know all too well how much better they are over there! I've long wanted to go to the Vallakra Festival too. Sounds like you've got some nice cars, I kind of knew you would ;)
@PaddyMcGrath No fear I still have two dervs on the fleet, I fear your M-Sport would still kick my Alfa's ass though. Unless you want to take on my bike carbed, Zetec engined Mk1 Cortina 2-dr... Oh yes. That just happened :)
@Curlytop T5 is more hassle than it's worth at this stage, converting one to inline would cost the same as getting big numbers from this engine. The 5cyl growl is nice though...
@Joachim Waagaard There are better Volvo's than this, yes. Take a look further up the page at the video posted in the comments... That's a better Volvo right there. This is my Volvo though, it's a project and will get better with time. This article is designed as an introduction, so that you the reader can join in the process and hopefully draw similarities between our projects and your own. So what do you drive Joachim? Seriously?
I'm not a massive sedan fan, unless they're done like that! I've just spent the last half hour watching those videos... I love it, such good work. It's got a really good look to it. I've been to the cruises in Helsinki too, awesome night out. In fact I just bought a car in Finland that will need collecting this summer, where are you guys?
@Millsy I think I took the term hipster too far...
@greenroadster Funny that, I almost place too much value in this to go drifting/skidding with it. I'd almost have to build another one so if I wrecked it I wouldn't mind. It may well come though :)
@classicford_simon There's no accounting for taste... You've taught them well.
@JonathanHaley It's funny but if you bought any other car with 200K on the clock it would be rock bottom cheap, because it's a Volvo people expect them to do mega mileage. They're built like stone.
@otar That's the plan, we decided to introduce some project cars to show you guys what we get up to when not using a computer or a camera. So expect some more!
@JaredDaneDelfosse There is something about them huh? :)
It's been around for a while and won't be going anywhere anytime soon, it's gone from having no value to me... To having far too much value!
@Hotcakes Thanks Cakes, it will hopefully be more mentalist in the future.
@AnthonyBurrows Haha, that picture was taken when I went over to shoot the Anglia for Classic Ford Magazine. Since then it's been supercharged and fitted with a sequential box. So yes, when I make it back it should defintely be a feature car!
@Delaney1JZ There's a Mk1 Escort Estate sat 10ft from me right now... It's the law if you're Irish to own a classic Ford at some stage :)
1 year, 5 months ago on Racing’s The Last Golden Era: The 1980s
@KeithCharvonia You get the velocity stacks and I'll loan you a car that needs a helmet, you're far better qualified than me on the former... I'm also rather envious you got to talk to Troy Trepanier about his project. Long admired his style and execution.
1 year, 5 months ago on Grand National Roadster Show: Aircleaners
One day I will have something with staggered velocity stacks on it, great post. Really enjoyed your perspective Keith.
@Delaney1JZ All good, you can never talk about Escorts too much... I just hope Paddy doesn't see this, or we'll never get out of here alive.
@Delaney1JZ I'd say that's very much a child of the 70s, given the introduction of the Mk3 Escort right about the turn of the decade. Still a great car though... I own three classic Fords, so I'm a total convert on this one.
I guess the quickest answer is look at the GT86, but yes modern demands do mean that cars are larger, crash standards are higher and equipment expectation too.
Jonathan, that picture of the Quattro sideways in the snow is quite possibly my favourite of all time. For that alone this article wins, the rest just made me whimsy eyed. Nice work.
How have you never used that title before, have you been holding back on us? Here's to suitably awesome 2013 Padraig.
1 year, 7 months ago on The Look Of The Irish
Maybe we should go and hang out with the Vandaleros, most of those vans pictures are members of that club I think. Mike did you see a phantom 46/47 for pick up there? Gold with an alloy roof? Owned by an ex-pat friend of mine. Oh and for the record, I would happily roll any of those.
1 year, 7 months ago on Vanning Is Back
@ClaytonPayton I understand your point, I guess I got carried away with the whole 'custom' made thing, this is a small run vehicle so I always feel there's more artisan in the process.
1 year, 7 months ago on Flying Solo, In The Bac Mono…
@JDMized It's actually on sale in USA!
@gliebau I completely agree, such a good look. I'm very inspired by that.
1 year, 7 months ago on Setting Standards: Mooneyes 2012
@Fred-4 I like the cut of your jib Fred...
@ninokarotta I have no doubt about it. Have fun shaking it down, that's going to be a very special feeling... :)
1 year, 7 months ago on Building The Ultimate Grip ‘n Drift Datsun
This is what Speedhunters is all about for me... I bow down Nino, awesome. Right now, there are quite possibly my favourite line up of stories ever on the homepage.
Thanks for the new desktop Larry and thanks for asking the right questions Ben.
1 year, 7 months ago on Magnus Walker: You Build Your Own Luck
@Speedhunters_Rob I'm with you. I had one of those double take, look at the beer bottle and back at the screen moments. I love details...
1 year, 7 months ago on Lighting Up The Little Details
Dino, how could you put a picture of the 86 in there without showing more that of that awesome custom van next to it? Chevy G20? I must know more! That's always the frustrating thing as a viewer with these shows, you can never get enough stuff in the pictures. Great line up :)
1 year, 7 months ago on Custom Magic: Mooneyes Hits Yokohama
There's not one car here that I don't want to jump in and drive until the rubber falls off...
1 year, 7 months ago on Poll: The Cars Of November
@Jonathan Moore @Larry Chen I'm very much a fan of getting on with the job, but seriously Larry, you want to swap? ;)
1 year, 7 months ago on Learning Your A-b-c (and D-e-f)
@Jochem @Jonathan Moore It's to do with packaging issues. But yes, it would have looked cool huh?
Unbelievably Norman Dewis is a little bit older than 90, 92 I think? Such a great guy, I think we need an interview with him someday. Some of his stories have had the hair on my neck stand up... There's a lot of Jaguar love around these parts :)
The first bike engined car I ever drove was a Blackbird engined Mini, it was hilarious. Remind me to show you the video sometime Mike. This is ace...
1 year, 7 months ago on #featurethis: Yamaha R1-powered Mini
If you owned a car like this and all you thought about was negotiating tight streets, you should have it taken away. Shame on you Corey K, worry about desert highways :)
1 year, 7 months ago on Wider Is Better, The Crazy Jdm Widebody Lambo
I like that, thanks Dino... Thinking what it would like crossed with a Spoon S2000...
1 year, 8 months ago on The Roadster…that Isn’t A Roadster
@SMRacing Good thing you missed our Porsche special in September or that would have been expensive :)
1 year, 8 months ago on Ground Control? This Is Mazda Force One
@Fernando Fotografia @RodChong There are worse things to be addicted to :)
1 year, 8 months ago on Rust Never Dies: Retro Brit Classics At Cms
@maxproof They are good, but internally they're not as refined as a P1800ES. The fibreglass body is neither here nor there either, the ones I've had experience of have been an incredible mix of mile or mill thick. Still cheap in the UK though.
This just adds to their appeal... :)
@Curlytop Valid point, the beauty here is the project probably owes Rob about the same as a low end S2000. Yet this is his, something nobody else has.
@JDMized I was a tad harsh, there are literally a hundred different engines this thing could have in it. But to dismiss one in favour of another with a simple one liner didn't have enough discussion for me. Thanks for the interaction Mr Mized :)
@Krullert Fair point but I think the secret is long gone... I've nearly gone down the MX5 route myself but never quite made it. One day.
@w Yeah, because a proven 241bhp is lame... Right?
@majik16106 Trust me there are a lot of us out there, glad you liked it ;)
1 year, 8 months ago on This Isn’t A Scrapyard, It’s A Museum.
@GerBrock @Janne Koskinen Gah... Perish my shonky F body recognition skills. Sorry guys, thanks for the note!
@GerBrock @Janne Koskinen
@KietaPhillipsThere are different ways of lowering a car, but as you say it's his car. His way. Camber is neither silly nor dangerous, unless you let it be.
1 year, 8 months ago on Airbagged And Out There: The Low Lotus.
You may just have photographed my favourite ever garage line up right there... Gah.
1 year, 8 months ago on Under The Spotlight @ Sema: Mike’s Picks
@that4AGsound An gen1 MX5/Miata would be the cheapest way to pop up ownership right? No excuses... Feel the love.
In the driving shots Dean is running a little higher and as his answer above says, "It's the natural position of the trailing arm geometry when all air is out. In normal driving position, camber is standard." So it's not really a problem :)
@Shartz Funnily enough I nearly called it that. Like up until five minutes before it was published. So no, maybe I should have.
@Glen Quagmire I was slightly disappointed when Dean didn't drive off a jetty on the way home. Only slightly though.
@EvolveWRC Well it's virtually in there by all accounts, so I hope so. Will look more appropriate too I should think.
@Lowie_64 Fair point. Well made :)
@HLB I know, you look past the ingredients and realise it's actually a really cool solution to a problem you didn't know existed!
You've driven an early 80s Lotus, right? Dean has, plus he drove it quite happily to the location and a lot of other places this summer. All with the sump intact. Last time I checked he had absolutely no brain damage either.
@Big Pooky Trust me I get what you're saying about bags, but coilovers would have had to be wound so high just to get it off Dean's drive. So it was either have bags, or not have car...
Badge engineering can be a funny thing huh? It made me scratch my head a bit at first, I've visited Aus a few times and seen them but it took a lap or two to make sense.
1 year, 10 months ago on Hanging With Friends… South African Style
@WheelDeal111 Haha, I'm sure we'd love too, the expenses account my fold under the weight of two SA trips in a month though. Need more airmiles.
I'd love too, I've got one more article to come from SA on a place we stumbled across. Something totally different...
@racewebGood to meet you Jason, thanks for the track tips :)
@datsunsss @BoostSA_Jason It was a pleasure guys, often you need to look at something for first time to fully appreciate it. It's why I love travelling so much, but seriously you guys have got a great track there. I think Martin Richards said, 'If we get to race that's a bonus.' Which sums it up for me :)
Alan's story is amazing and there is so much more information I'd love to share at some stage, obviously that's up to Alan. I'm just glad we got the GTR, as we first pictured it in 2009!
1 year, 10 months ago on The Outsider. Hakosuka Gtr In Europe…
It is surprising huh? It was found 20yrs ago, so I suspect things have changed somewhat since then.
2 years ago on To The Batmobile! The Lost Csl…
Thanks for the info, I did a google search and it came up conflicting ways of spelling it. Like I say, if anybody has any info or better still pics of the car in action that would be great! Or even if you can recommend a source.
3.5ltr, 24Valve... A milder version of this engine formed the basis for the first M6/5 engine which produced 286bhp in street trim.
Do you have any other information? Pictures or anything would be greatly appreciated by the owner Tony.
Thank you Richy, I appreciate your kind words. I've been to NZ a few times to shoot stuff and that Escort is on the list for the next trip. We've got Brad Lord down your way, so feel free to suggest more!
Hi Reginald, I've always leant more to the creative rather than the technical side... Sorry if that troubles you.