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#21 Armand

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Posted 31 January 2016 - 11:55 AM

Ol' man Ago' would have loved to have the brakes of modern superbikes, not to mention the wide low-profile tyres (adding possible lean-angle and increasing the amount of rubber on the tarmac) :-)

Sidestory: I the early 80's was motorsport-Germany on a highroll because of native Anton Mang became double world champion in the 250cc as well as 350' motorcycle-class
A motorbike magazine brought Mang and the interwar star racer Siegfried Wünsche together with their respective racers at a racetrack for a report:
Mang drove a pair of laps on the historic supercharged DKW and went back impressed and honoured and mostly commented the noise (it is told the DKW's was heard across the Irish sea to british mainland when racing on the Isle of Man!) Wünsche, being in his mid-60's, had to be forced aside by intense handsigns and was eagerly keeping talking about the never ending rev's and the lean-angles of the modern Kawasaki racer for the rest of the day! :-)

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Posted 31 January 2016 - 08:35 PM

I know everybody, I should have stopped at Dream Car and left it at that. I should never have used the words "Favorite Ride". Well, I did use those words and you just have to love Armand's enthusiasm.

 

God bless Armand. Don't you ever change. :)



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Posted 01 February 2016 - 09:02 AM

The 205 was a dull four door (so called 5-door, by the 'short stationwagon -design) with a small 1.1 litre engine and plain 50 HP.


We were always quite impressed with ours. Having driven a modern Corsa with the same engine size the Peugeot was much better at hills

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Posted 01 February 2016 - 09:21 PM

Content with my current Lincoln LS V8 2000 daily driver, may, just may  :D wish to change it for a 2006 model which is regarded the hottest rod of these.

 

About the dream ride, well, I have it, 1991 V8 Ford Thunderbird, currently stored though. Needs few bits and pieces to get it on the road again.

 

Will be fixing my 1970 Cortina Mk.2 1600DL too, I had sweetly tuned engine with 40 DCOE sidedraughts, that was one fast ride with approx 95hp... have bits and pieces to push it to something like 120hp, for 800kg car that is pretty awesome.

 

Of the almost unobtainable dream rides, Crayford Cortina Mk.2 / Cortina Mk.2 Savage / Cortina Mk.2 Savage Estate (see the pattern?  :D ) But 1970 Ford Zodiac or Executive would suffice too.


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#25 Armand

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Posted 01 February 2016 - 10:16 PM

Cortina = vintage!
I would prefer the Escort/Mexico Mk.1 among the vintage segment. However I think the Honda Civic Mk.1 would be a better investment as it already is a bigger rarity than the Ford, and IMO is the little Civic a gem among its generation!

#26 Armand

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Posted 01 February 2016 - 10:46 PM

We were always quite impressed with ours. Having driven a modern Corsa with the same engine size the Peugeot was much better at hills


With the "race trailer" hooked on, I discovered that once at speeds way over the legal 70km/h (no concessions here) and actual impressive for the small engine, it managed to keep the speed in topgear even though he low country of DK is quite hilly :-o
In the lack of a rev-counter and any dyno-scripts it's obvious that the torque had an mid-rev peak by wich falling rev's increased the torque when 'climbing backwards on the curvature' - 'torque-reserves' as the drivers of heavy equipment calls it!
With the flatline torque of the turbo-charged Hdi I actual can miss that behaviour during daily transportation (except when I get use of the deep accelerations).

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Posted 02 February 2016 - 01:10 AM

Back in the '30s and '40s there was this rather steep hill that my grandfather told stories about of cars backing up the hill. The cars couldn't get a good run at the hill going forward and couldn't make it over the top. Coming down the hill was exciting as well, with the brakes of the day being what they were.



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Posted 02 February 2016 - 12:13 PM

Back in the '30s and '40s there was this rather steep hill that my grandfather told stories about...


Sounds like Garrowby hill in Yorkshire - the stories even include cars running out of fuel because the angle took fuel away from the feed pipe! It was on this hill that our 205 decided to have brake troubles... fortunately my wife is a good driver!

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Posted 02 February 2016 - 02:22 PM

Just outside Moncton NB there is a hill called Magnetic Hill where cars go up the hill without power. It is an illusion as the cars are actually rolling down the hill.

 

http://www.magnetich...gnetic hill.htm


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Posted 04 February 2016 - 11:06 PM

No valuable feedback on the mystery propellers yet, but dad is enjoying them. Thanks for all insight rendered thus far.

 

As for the dream car, it started off as a body shell of a 1970 Mustang Boss 302, originally "Grabber Green" with a shaker scoop and rear wing and louvers. The engine to go in was to come from a '65 Mustang coupe that someone had swapped a stock Boss 302 for its original 289, the interior from a '70 Mach 1 I bought as a parts car. Unfortunately, it was destroyed while in storage, but I did drive the '65 Mustang with the Boss 302 engine for a few years, and although it had an automatic, I put in a manual valve body and shifted it like a standard. It was quite a blast, weighing almost nothing with 290 hp on tap.

 

Presently building a 1964 Comet as an A/FX replica, with a stroked 427 FE, but am thinking I'll find a second body to put a stroked and highly modified Boss 302 engine in as well. Ultimately, I'd like to take that car to the Targa Newfoundland to race when I return to The Maritimes!

 

Aloha,

Robert


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