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Old 06-23-2020, 06:06 PM   #541 (permalink)
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Old 06-23-2020, 06:29 PM   #542 (permalink)
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The slant-four diesel out of my dasher would work, but a Dieselgate TDI would be quieter.
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JSH! You look different! Did you cut your hair?
Looks more like a bit of weight gain...
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Manual neutral engine off.100% @MPG <----- Fun Fact.
Manual 1:1 gear ratio .......98%
CVT belt ............................88%
Automatic .........................86%

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Old 06-23-2020, 06:57 PM   #544 (permalink)
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JSH! You look different! Did you cut your hair?
I finally figured out that my profile picture and avatar are two different things.
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Old 06-24-2020, 06:17 PM   #545 (permalink)
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Coincidentally, this weekend I visited the brother I mentioned at #525. His Samurai is in a body shop (for weeks now) getting repainted. The repair done when he rolled it rotted out above the rain gutter.

He talked about wanting to re-engine it with a V-4 made with small-block Chevy parts. ???
Wouldn't a V6 make sense? And it would be easier than working around a makeshift V4. If he really wanted another 4-cyl to adapt to the Samurai, a Chevy Aveo/Sonic engine would be most likely the easiest way to go. On a sidenote, Volkswagen engine swaps into Suzukis are not unheard of in Brazil.
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Old 06-24-2020, 06:23 PM   #546 (permalink)
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How do we import one of those?
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How do we import one of those?
Since many parts of it are actually made in Thailand, I guess if you could get body panels imported separately to assemble as some sort of kit-car
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Old 06-24-2020, 08:48 PM   #548 (permalink)
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Looks more like a bit of weight gain...

Looks like the "covid 35000".
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Old 06-24-2020, 08:53 PM   #549 (permalink)
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What kind of race is that?!
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What kind of race is that?!
Actually, the Covid 2800 has been quite remarkable.

The 2013 Cannonball record (28:50) by a well funded and prepared team got broken last fall with a time of 27:25 by another well funded and prepared team. Whose record then got broken in April by some freaks that did everything right and added "during a pandemic" to their plan, making it in 26:38. Then Fred Ashmore showed them how to really do it.

Ecomodders should claim this guy: $3,000 spent total on the rental car, equipment and fuel. One fuel stop. And his 25:55 included a 25 minute wait at an agricultural inspection station at the California border (and one tour of a highway interchange's cloverleaf to lose a cop).

He rented a Ford Mustang, took the seats out and slapped in some gas tanks that fed into the main gas tank through an access panel in the floor. He went solo with Waze and Google Maps (and the obvious radar, laser and CB).

Me? I'm jealous. I've only done two endurance runs, and they were both actual travel. One of those times I'm quite proud of, but it was a stressful week and I was simply trying to get home. I know where I did things that cost a bunch of time and wonder what I could have really done. Fred Ashmore did it right.


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