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Where can I buy a 1976 lens? I assume that's what you used, right? Love it man...
2 years 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
2 years, 1 month 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 ;)
2 years, 1 month 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...
2 years, 1 month ago on Mclaren Hunts The Hunter
2 years, 1 month 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...
2 years, 1 month 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.
2 years, 1 month ago on Passion & Precision: Tamiya Heaven In Tokyo
Favourite period of American racing. Bar none. Can't pick!
2 years, 1 month 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!
2 years, 1 month ago on The Quattros Unleashed At Ultimate Dubs
That plate... Never ceases to make me smile.
2 years, 1 month 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.
2 years, 2 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...
2 years, 2 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 :)
2 years, 2 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.
2 years, 2 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.