Calling All Petrolheads

Discussion in 'Off Topic / Chit-Chat' started by OllieNZ, 19 Nov 2013.

  1. OllieNZ

    OllieNZ Member

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    Hi All,
    With all the discussion about cars going on about the place I thought I'd start us a thread so we stop taking over other non car related ones. Bring on the piccies and vids of anything with a motor that puts a grin on your face wether it's yours or not. I'll kick it off with a sweet vid from NZ. I remember this guy when he first started drifting, I must say he's done well for himself.

    Mad Mike vs The Crown Range
    I've driven this road a few times but never like this.



    The behind the scenes is pretty good too

     
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  2. Lindy

    Lindy Forum Moderator Staff Member

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    I have quite eclectic taste in cars but favorites are;
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    Chevrolet stingray
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    Jaguar E type
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    Bmw Z coupe M.
     
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  3. George Farmer

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    My favourite car is the Porsche 911. I've driven a 1988 Carrera Turbo and promised myself I'd buy one as a retirement present to myself.

    This is a cool video to celebrate the model's 50th Birthday.

     
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  4. Gary Nelson

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    Good taste George - I have a 911 that I use for work :thumbup:

    PS, its only used on my PC desktop background.... :arghh:
     
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  5. mlgt

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    Ive always fancied an RX7, but engine rebuilds put me off somewhat. So decided I will chase the dream and get myself a Skyline. Had money for it then got married and bought property. Few years down the line we have a little girl :)

    Currently resaving for the new spec skyline. 1/4 way there now :)

    Ive driven and worked with alot of classics as I used to work with RM auctions and do detailing work on the side. Porsches were something that I thought Yuppys would drive but after driving a few in the last few years for work. I think they are really great cars.

    I would love a yellowbird after detailing one for jzm motors. However taken a step back from detailing now and back to office environment :(
     
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  6. OllieNZ

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    You wouldnt like Mike's rx7 then, custom built quad rotor naturaly aspriated and still 500hp :eek:
     
  7. Henry

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    I'm a classic fan 'til I die. Owned and restored a Mini from the ground up, and enjoyed every minute of it. Alas, I blew the gearbox, and couldn't afford to replace it. I still regret getting rid of it to this day.

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    Now I've got a Mk2 Gti, which I've recently replaced the suspension and engine on (put in a 2.0 Mk3 block). Goes really well, but it's not a Mini. The missus approves of the comfy seats though.

    Ooo errr :eek:

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    All better :)

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  8. Nathaniel Whiteside

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    Excellent Henry,
    That mini looks mint.

    How old are you btw? I had you down for about 16-17 from your pic? Lol.

    Are you doing a course to do with mechanical engineering?
     
  9. Little-AL

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    Loving the Mk2, looks a tidy one! I had one exactly the same, even down to the RM's. Hated it though... drove like a pig haha.

    Mad Mike's RX is an animal! Had a lot of involvement with some fast road and drag spec FD's over here ...

    Crap tunnel run video of a half-bridge ported FD;



    Mates old bridged ported drag car...



    And just for kicks and giggles, a rolling burnout in the Tigra when it "only" had 500ish bhp!

     
  10. Henry

    Henry Member

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    I'm 24, just got a baby face when I've had a shave :)
    I'm actually studying Music, but turn my hand to anything and everything. Fixing cars is a necessity when you're into the old ones like I am.
     
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  11. Nathaniel Whiteside

    Nathaniel Whiteside Member

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    Ha no offence intended..!
    Decent though, how'd you pick it all up? Is your old man into Classic motors?

    I'd love to learn more about under the hood stuff, but don't really know anyone who's into it in a big way.
     
  12. OllieNZ

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    You've got a bunch of us on here;). Given what you do for a living you should be practical enough to pick it up. Start with the basics like oil and filters move onto brakes etc and that will cover most of your basic day to day stuff and save you a fortune in servicing costs. You can get alot of extra power out of most modern cars without ever picking up a spanner, all done via your computer.
     
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  13. Nathaniel Whiteside

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    Ha I wouldn't know where to start.
    Apart from pulling apart the TT and having a good look at how it's all put together.

    Knowing my luck, I'd forget how it all went back :lol:
     
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    Classics are really basic. The Mini was basically a large mechano set. Its amazing what you can achieve just by plucking up the confidence to pick and spanners and get your nose in a Haynes manual.
     
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    I'm gonna get one.

    Anyone got a link? I've got an Audi TT coupé 57 plate :)
     
  16. Lindy

    Lindy Forum Moderator Staff Member

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    Where do you put the dog and girlfriend? Do they have to pull straws?
    The old shape was so ugly, our neighbour had the 3.2l quattro. This is much prettier...
    What colour? A guess would be denim blue?
     
  17. Nathaniel Whiteside

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    Hey Lindy,
    My wolfcub won't fit in the back. And it's no comfortable ride for a person over 4.
    So it's more often than not home to just my Golf clubs. We use her 1 series BM to take dog out.

    Mines black and the Quattro 3.2ltr 250bhp version.

    All these petrol heads here are making me want to increase that Bhp to somewhere around the 8-900 point :lol:
     
  18. Lindy

    Lindy Forum Moderator Staff Member

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    Lol, but there is little point unless you are going to do track days.
    I drive a lowly 2litre diesel 140bhp skoda octavia but it is a work horse.
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    Fitted this in it albeit in 2 trips plus a 29er hybrid bike. Did have to use a bungee cord to keep the boot down...
     
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  19. Alastair

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    Bet the rear suspension was really tested with the weight of that monstrous thing in the boot plus a 29er???? I struggle getting my full sus commencal in a car lol......

    Im with george I have and always have had a soft spot for the early 90s 911.

    But.... heres me after a bit of serious road rage
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    Honda cbr 600rr :D
     
  20. Wallace

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    Currently have a 2.3 Ford Galaxy, but that's for ferrying the kids around. My Kawasaki ZX12R just sits looking rather forlorn in the shed now I've got little kids.

    Mrs sold her Mk3 Ford Escort XR3i All Blue ( limited run of 500) last year, was a show car ( Ford Fair and Classic Ford) rather than a run around. We've got a thing for fast Fords in the Wallace house, although we'd like a mint S1 Escort RS Turbo or a Sierra RS500 sitting in the drive rather than something with a silly engine.


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