metalshapers- You right.. I guess it is kind of a "loose" interpretation of the 500.. still looks like fun just not sure where it falls on the "Guy" scale...
I like your version.. bit like that guy with the front and rear engined Toronado.. also a early Mini on Bring-A-Trailer with a JDM Honda and CRV all wheel drive... kind of cool..
TZ- Good idea .. actually my cousin hit a hell of a deal on an A8 awhile back for right around 30 and change .. another friend had said the VW Phaeton are a steal .. but whole different type of car...
TexasSpeed- I can feel you fun with PI.. My '68 FLH Harley is an ex-Cop bike.. when I first got her I'd get the same result even though she was 25 years out of service and Blue ?... Also in some sick way I really like the first plan wrapper Fox body Mustangs.. Friend had one that was an ex Florida trooper car with a little large tire and a minor drop ... really grew on me...
Good point about the Kid.. ha.. what ever it is he'll use it ... my have to rethink that plan...
The Brits used to build twin engined Mini's, they called them Twiny's.
They had unpredictable handling and one killed a really good race or rally driver.
I've seen a Mini Moke Twiny in a museum once.
It was really basic and looked like it would be easy to copy.
There were some twin engined Golfs or Jetta's built by VW to race Pikes peak.
Maybe they figured out a way to tame the things a bit...
( think if you could electronically couple the engines ignitions so one engine cant outrev the other, that could go a long way towards doing that...)
Last edited by metalshapes; 03-24-2012 at 12:34 AM.
What about a new Mustang V6 with the performance package? 305 hp with a nicely balanced suspension.
Ha. Yeah, the V6 wasn't enough to get me into any serious trouble other than a single speeding ticket. Granted, it was 57 in a 30 and my license was expired, it wasn't much fun other than the fact that I got to drive something older than all of the cars in the school parking lot.
Originally Posted by PurHell
But the way I see it.. You could go for something with a good amount of power, fun, dependable, and your kid will appreciate it when he goes up to you and goes "Dad, this broke.. Would you fix it?" All those weekends spent in the garage fixing what I broke on my truck taught me a lot and made me closer to my dad.
I looked high and low but there weren't any of those Fox body Mustang cop cars anywhere close by me otherwise I would have gotten one too but the CVPI was too good to pass up on. 2007 model for 4 grand and freshly retired from the force.
metalshapers- man that is a cool little mini.. be kind of a kick to give it a run.. the double throttles is something...
Yeah, I think your right about the electronics as the way to go.. My friend designed the stunt show at Euro Disneyland / Disneyland Paris .. He worked up with his team these little GM bodied Hayabusa powered stunt cars that they could throw a preset that would lock all the throttles together .. being able to jump multiple cars around a foot apart over jump ramps... actually those little cars are a story all to them selves...
fast Ed- Probably a good car to look into.. Must be my hotrod side that has keep me from looking at the Stang or Camaro with out the big magilla V-8... ha
I did test the Challenger last year with the hot hemi and all the goodies (44K) and I liked it.. but it sure didn't feel like 470 hp .. maybe because every time the motor felt like it was getting into the power band.. the rev limiter kicked in.. also surprised how "tight" the interior felt .. I hear the Mustang is smaller ? Still sounds worth trying...
TexasSpeed- I agree.. my oldest boy is always out with me working the projects .. right now we are building a CB350 into a Cafe bike for him to sell to fund a 280z his grandfather gave him and hopefully will have done by the time he is ready to drive.. The other two kids could use some shop time ... Must be a old school Dad thing.. but For my girl I really don't want a car that will strand her...
I've seen a few CHP SSP units out here.. so far either stock and a project or all hacked up trailer trash racer style ... Past few weeks there has been a ton of nice shape Intercepters on the market.. be pretty funny to take a client to lunch in ...
Nice. Are you going to let him get some seat time on that CB around the backyard? If I had the room, I would be doing cafe racers too along with bobbers but I only have room for one car and that's the Project Mattitude over on the HAMB. Maybe later on down the road.
Originally Posted by PurHell
Maybe start with making a list of 5 cars that you like, comparing their tech sheet, price, aftermarket parts availability, etc, then as you're looking through cars online or if you spot one in a magazine and you see something you like, knock one of the existing five cars off to put that one in its spot. Once you feel you're happy with the list of five cars, start brainstorming on which one suits your budget and taste best. I couldn't imagine just looking aimlessly for cars without any form of organization.
That would be cool to do on here, as all the members give their input and previous experiences, good/bad on the list of five you have, update your list every once in a while so we can see what cars are in the running for your lead foot to torture in the near future.
Yeah, I've got some room.. so I'll let him play a bit on the CB.. his easter break will probably be a big push on the project together.. I myself should just go back to bikes .. hell of a lot easer than cars to finish and store.. ha
I'll have to go check you project out on the HAMB and see what your build'n ...
Been putting together a lose list on the cars/features I like.. so many opinions and stories on the web that its been good to field some ideas from a like mined group of car guys.. I need to go out and put in a little seat time to find a direction.. small glitch in the plan is a couple of the cars we talked about aren't on the road quite yet...
Ill do a little up date when I start finding a firmer direction...
Thanks everybody for all the help.. and if you can think of any other ideas.. I'm big time open...
This is a totally biased opinion,but have you looked at the 07,08 Shelby GT's? Ive seen a few low mileage examples selling between 28-30000. Very fun car to drive, plus gets decent mileage. These are upgraded GT's with Hurst short throw shifter, FRPP dampers, exhaust with x pipe, cold air intake, and a shock tower brace. And depending on how many more x's the original owner checked off, Baer 6 piston brakes, 20 in Shelby Razor wheels, and could be had with a supercharger.
Last edited by Greezy; 03-28-2012 at 04:02 AM.
Seems like the Mustangs is one of the best "Bang" for the buck cars.. The Shelby sounds like it could be a real ball to drive.. I'll take a look at them.... Thanks Greezy...