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Old 01-31-2017, 12:58 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Well, first of all, I would need to purchase a garage! Then I would fill it with tools. I would spend the money on tools instead of more cars, but then I would be better able to keep my two Hondas in top shape.

I stopped missing my first car, a 1987 Honda Prelude Si, when I bought Chorizo. They have enough similarities, but my Civic has cupholders, and oh, beats the best tank in my Prelude on almost every single tank, with apparently low compression.

Yeah, if I could afford to collect cars, I would rebuild the engine I already have...

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Old 01-31-2017, 01:34 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I'd probably be more interested in European station-wagons and small vans from the '90s. Too bad I don't have any picture of that green Opel Vectra B Caravan with Chilean plates that I used to see regularly in '98 and '99 near the Florianópolis airport...
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Old 01-31-2017, 07:13 PM   #23 (permalink)
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I'm not discriminating enough. Give me a giant quanset and I'll fill it right up with whatever I get my grubby mitts on.

But I've always wanted a 356 Speedster replica.
A replica, not the real thing? This is the "dream" thread.
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Old 01-31-2017, 07:29 PM   #24 (permalink)
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A replica, not the real thing? This is the "dream" thread.
Some replicas with improved brakes and suspensions, and eventually a more efficient drivetrain, are not a bad idea at all.
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I support all three of you. If cost is no object — acquire the Inrekor Speedster.

One off so it's collectable, 300kg less weight than stock, good foundation for a pure EV. All it needs is a top made of basalt fiber.


https://www.theengineer.co.uk/issues/31-january-2011/inrekor-unveils-flat-pack-production-process/


http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthread.php/so-why-do-you-think-there-no-cheap-32312-5.html#post487108

Edit: Oh, yeah, the basalt soft top.


http://basalt.guru/basalt-fabric-with-a-touch-of-glass/

This is regular basalt twill with a nano-glass coating. Fireproof, knife-proof and electrically insulative. Actually, the glass sizing is so you can embed it in resin without it turning a blotchy blue-black. So you could do the whole Speedster body in basalt. That thick it would be bullet-proof as well; it's like Kevlar. And you could have a hypercar raw-fiber finish in a nice copper-brown.

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Old 01-31-2017, 11:32 PM   #27 (permalink)
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This is regular basalt twill with a nano-glass coating. Fireproof, knife-proof and electrically insulative. Actually, the glass sizing is so you can embed it in resin without it turning a blotchy blue-black. So you could do the whole Speedster body in basalt. That thick it would be bullet-proof as well; it's like Kevlar. And you could have a hypercar raw-fiber finish in a nice copper-brown.
That would be cool. Makes me wonder about the suitability of this material to make an entire monocoque, that would probably take the weight reduction even further.
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Wonder no more ==> Basalt Guru, your source for basalt products and information

If you page back through the stories you'll find everything from concrete reinforcement to kayaks to tennis rackets. If you graph the price/performance of S-glass, E-glass and carbon fiber; then basalt falls inside the triangle.

If you look under Products you'll find fiber, fabric, mesh and rebar. It deforms like metal instead of shattering like carbon fiber (according to them).

What do you think of the front and rear suspensions on the flat-pack floorpan?
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Rooster: here is a vectra b in Saturn skin. Sold here as a lw200 with a 4 cylinder and a lw300 with a v-6
The only real Saturns (not the rebadged Opels) that I have ever seen were older S-Series privately imported in the early '90s, so I can't tell you if I like the looks of the L-Series more than I liked the Vectra. But anyway, unless I move to another country where used car imports are not so restricted as they are in Brazil, I doubt there will remain any L-Series once they reach the 30-year deadline that allows for import of used cars as collectors' items. BTW is the V6 a High-Value?


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If you look under Products you'll find fiber, fabric, mesh and rebar. It deforms like metal instead of shattering like carbon fiber (according to them).
As long as it could lead to an easier detection of material fatigue and easier repairability than carbon fiber, sounds like it would become a great option for aircraft.


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What do you think of the front and rear suspensions on the flat-pack floorpan?
It doesn't look so much more complex. Is there any great improvement over the setup used in the later Beetles that I missed?

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