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NSMB Automotive Thread ( Q&A, Car Porn, etc)

May 12, 2015, 6:13 p.m.
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Figured if there's a gun thread, a beer thread (somewhere), there should also be an automotive thread instead of random threads. Consider it a substitute to round out the ATF, just without the tobacker b/c apparently, smokings evil.

I'll start off with a question. If I have a cold air intake that the end going into the turbo inlet isnt exactly round causing some pre-boost leaks, should I take it to a shop or just hamfistedly round it back to oval with home tools. Home tools consist of very few actual tools btw but a good solid screwdriver, various wrenches and some sockets. I have a short ram on now but with summer here the CAI provides air intake temp's 20-30C cooler than the SRI and speedy likes that and yes, I have data logged that.

And now for some car porn. Everyone loves to hate on Ford but I'm loving the new Mustang. The Camaro and Challenger look like bricks comparatively (imo).

2016 GT

This reminds me a GTR Mustang love child. There's a GT 500 and a Mach1 which anyone can google image. But the blue looks good. Changing it up, I've seen one of these on south Granville (marpole) a few times. Nothing like a $1.2 million car to over shadow the usual Lambo, Ferrari and Bentley 'super car commuters'.

The McLaren P1

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May 12, 2015, 6:24 p.m.
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Pre boost leaks means your turbo (and engine) is suckin in unfiltered air. get that thing sealing up properly stat.

Ha Ha! Made you look.

May 12, 2015, 6:38 p.m.
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Pre boost leaks means your turbo (and engine) is suckin in unfiltered air. get that thing sealing up properly stat.

I realize that - the SRI seals up fine. The CAI is currently uninstalled and uneven due to being dropped once or thrice being removed every fall. It's the turbo inlet coupler and the uneven surface of the CAI thats causing my fuel trims to be way the eff off.

This is even moar awesome: My clutch pedal temporarily broke itself coming back from Whistler last Wed. Got stuck in upper levels traffic where I was in 1st for 45 minutes (from lonsdale to top of the cut), took the Willingdon exit of the #1 and when the light turned I could barely get it into gear and the pedal was sitting almost on the floor. Made my way onto Canada way as I changed plans to just get it home, slid my foot under the clutch pedal, gave it a little lift and it popped back into place. So its fine. In fact, it feels better than ever. So I have very little time left on it in my mind.

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it." -Aristotle

May 12, 2015, 10:27 p.m.
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Anyone dealt with Eunos automotive? Will be taking delivery of a 1990 miata soon and would like to find a shop that knows them. I hear they are Mazda specialists.

sign up for the nsmba here

May 13, 2015, 8:31 a.m.
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I could take or leave mustangs but was impressed as I drove by a ford dealership that the new ones actually caught my eye.

May 13, 2015, 8:57 a.m.
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Gasoline cars are so boring.

When one person suffers from a delusion, it is called insanity.

When many people suffer from a delusion, it is called religion.

May 13, 2015, 10:32 a.m.
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This is even moar awesome: My clutch pedal temporarily broke itself coming back from Whistler last Wed. Got stuck in upper levels traffic where I was in 1st for 45 minutes

You don't need to use the clutch to shift gears.

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May 13, 2015, 10:32 a.m.
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Hellcat. Accept no substitute.

It is easy to dodge our responsibilities, but we cannot dodge the consequences of dodging our responsibilities.
- Josiah Stamp

Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race.
- H.G. Wells

May 13, 2015, 10:36 a.m.
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Hellcat. Accept no substitute.

Lulz


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kG6veF_34QE

When one person suffers from a delusion, it is called insanity.

When many people suffer from a delusion, it is called religion.

May 13, 2015, 11:09 a.m.
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I don't get it.

It is easy to dodge our responsibilities, but we cannot dodge the consequences of dodging our responsibilities.
- Josiah Stamp

Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race.
- H.G. Wells

May 13, 2015, 11:20 a.m.
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I don't get it.

he's saying this phrase:

There's no substitute for cubic inches

is wrong

May 13, 2015, 11:27 a.m.
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electric car = YAWN fest….

May 13, 2015, 11:29 a.m.
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wtf happened to the driver in the Hellcat? Jumped the light then just decided to smoke the tires down the strip?

Can one showing a real run?

I do love that the Tesla corks em, just want to see a more realistic run.

May 13, 2015, 11:43 a.m.
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Here ya go. Rematch


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PewWDfasfnA

May 13, 2015, 11:48 a.m.
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Lulz


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kG6veF_34QE

The person driving the hellcat doesn't have a clue what they are doing.

This is a quick vid of my wife's cousin driving "Hyper Henry"

http://www.streetfire.net/video/hyper-henry-revised_646399.htm

This car was raced in the 60's/70's by her father, after he passed away her cousin tracked it down and rebuilt it.

[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

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