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Discussion in 'Motors' started by Will Gill, Jun 16, 2005.

  1. tom_nieto

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    Hmm... I was going for S class, I’m sure I don’t need to explain what I think S stands for!
     
  2. theone8181

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    That is a right case of badge snobbery.
     
  3. Nasher

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    "close enough"
     
  4. IAmATeaf

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    Location: South of the Watford Gap!

    Saw an old silver S3 yesterday on the M4 with a central exhaust shaped exactly like the Audi rings? Couldn't decide if I actually liked it or not but it did look OK.

    Mind you when saw a new mini with the GB flag rear lights I loved it, now each one I see for some reason makes me cringe?
     
  5. Nasher

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    One of my headlight washers frozen open on the way to work today (-5c), never seen that before O_o
     
  6. Gibbo

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    Hi there

    No idea what the car was, definitely a V8 as had a lovely rumble, great to see it out in such freezing conditions and the old boy was not hanging around either in it.


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  7. Rossi~

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    Roadrunner?

    *meep meep*
     
  8. Vita

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    Yeah looks like a roadrunner from the rear. 5.7 hemi probably
     
  9. Dis86

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    Road-runner. No clue which engine but all of them were v8's.
     
  10. Lashout_UK

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    No such thing in that era. :)

    You could get a 6.3-litre V8 (383ci), a 7.0-litre Hemi (426ci) or a 7.2-litre V8 (440ci) in a Road Runner.

    This looks pretty base, though, so I'd assume it's a Satellite – not a Road Runner. They could be had with smaller V8s, too, including a 4.5-litre one (with conventional heads).

    *Edit* Just looked it up on the VED checker – it's a 5.2, so 318ci. Not quite the smallest engine in the range but almost there! :)

    Had a 440 in my Charger. Arguably a better engine than a Hemi – lighter, easier to work on, etc. A good 440 would really give a Hemi a hard time.
     
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  11. mccarf

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    Doing it right when the smallest engine option is 6.3 litres:D
     
  12. Gibbo

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    Well it was a damn cool thing to see any day, let alone a day today, though someone commented on my instagram I think that he works in Fedex just down road from OcUK so I am surprised not seen it before, sounded really nice, not loud just that classic American V8 burble which to be quite frank is one of the best automotive sounds ever!
     
  13. Lashout_UK

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    Can confirm. :D
     
  14. Nasher

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    A 5.2 V8 for the "base spec". These days you'll be lucky to get a 1.6 with barely enough power to get it moving :p
     
  15. Firestar_3x

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    The 1.6 will have more HP though :p
     
  16. Nasher

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    Some 60s muscle cars give modern ones a run for their money.

    They only started getting **** in the 70s when emissions laws appeared.
     
  17. Firestar_3x

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    Looks like 230hp in 1967, though it was fitted with a thermoquad which in roadkill circles are now legendary (for the wrong reasons).

    A tower of power without doubt!
     
  18. snips86x

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    Prefer the old school one by a long shot. You can see the car moving when he revs it :D a thing of beauty
     
  19. Lashout_UK

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    And 340lb ft, which is useful. :)

    Thermoquad's actually a really good carb once you find one that doesn't have a warped base. I used one on my 440 (above) briefly and it was sweet. I didn't have the right linkage for it, though, so couldn't really use it (was fouling the kickdown set-up). Think it's still drifting around at home, now that you mention it!
     
  20. Nasher

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    Many were 3-400hp. But There were a few that made well over 400.