Discussion in 'Motors' started by Will Gill, Jun 16, 2005.
Hmm... I was going for S class, I’m sure I don’t need to explain what I think S stands for!
That is a right case of badge snobbery.
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?
One of my headlight washers frozen open on the way to work today (-5c), never seen that before O_o
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.
Yeah looks like a roadrunner from the rear. 5.7 hemi probably
Road-runner. No clue which engine but all of them were v8's.
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.
Doing it right when the smallest engine option is 6.3 litres
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!
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
The 1.6 will have more HP though
Some 60s muscle cars give modern ones a run for their money.
They only started getting **** in the 70s when emissions laws appeared.
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!
Prefer the old school one by a long shot. You can see the car moving when he revs it a thing of beauty
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!
Many were 3-400hp. But There were a few that made well over 400.
Separate names with a comma.