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2-3 vehicles: not bad, but still more vehicles than drivers. 13 18.57%
4-6 vehicles: which one was the gateway drug? 14 20.00%
7+ vehicles: don't fight it, embrace it! 27 38.57%
Not a hoarder: I drive everything I own! 16 22.86%
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Old 12-18-2016, 10:23 AM   #101 (permalink)
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What do you mean by Brazilian extra-big tanks? Aren't them the same as the old Jerry cans?
It's a gas tank that's a few gallons bigger thanks to a domed top. I can't remember if it was marked "VW do Brazil" or if it was some aftermarket company. Here's a link: 1961-1967 Fuel Tank Beetle & Ghia 12.5 Gallon with Cap From Mid America Motorworks

Nowadays, I can't remember why I wanted to convert to internal fill, or carry two extra gallons with me. I've only fallen short of reaching a gas station once in my life, and it's not like I used this car for long trips...

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Old 12-19-2016, 12:13 AM   #102 (permalink)
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Those are a really nice fit!
The stress bar on the Macpherson strut towers is what makes it. They only fit one way, the left side one is inverted. It's a range extender, 11 to 21 gallons mean 600+ miles.
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Old 12-19-2016, 07:58 AM   #103 (permalink)
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Old 12-21-2016, 09:19 PM   #104 (permalink)
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Today the thought struck me that an E36 or 46 BMW with an LS conversion would be really fun. By now I'd likely have everything from a Nissan Pao, Omni GLHS, and a Fiat 500 Abarth to a Ford T hot rod, kustom Chevy wagon, and a Lada 4x4. It'd be a bit of a Jalopnik garage.
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Today the thought struck me that an E36 or 46 BMW with an LS conversion would be really fun.
In my country, old Chevy engine swaps into E36 Bimmers became somewhat of a trend. More frequently the Iron Duke, but there are also some fitted with the late-type Stovebolt Six too. I have seen only one fitted with a V8, but it was not an LS.


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Having many different vehicles would be cool, but now I'd be more inclined toward a random Asian forward-control van. Maybe shoehorning a tuned V8 into it wouldn't be totally out of question though...
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What I've been thinking of lately would be a street/rat rod with a Ford flathead V8. They had top radiator hoses in the center of the head, so they could point backward (with return lines to the water pump under the headers):


http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2017/09/marie-curie-at-wheel-of-one-her-mobile.html

It would have the '25 or earlier body with the narrow footwell with custom twin radiators with a remote top tank. The hood would be a bullnose plenum, the intake would be between the frame rails with vertical louvers at the A-pillar for exhaust.

It could be in sheet brass like the bell of a tuba.

LED cowl lights. V'd Duval windshield on a severely chopped sedan body. BMW i3 tires on Model A 19" wire wheels in red.
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Since this thread has become active again, I suppose I should declare for the record that my earlier attempt at horde reduction ...



... was nullified by the addition of another turd-mobile that I've been posting lots about ...


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