Well I did some digging in the deep dark depths of the forum and came across another thread like this last posted in 2004, So 3 years have passed and many a new member have joined. So let's see the update of your car(s)....
I will get a Photograph of my new car, But first this is my Old Escort which was sold 2 days ago
It's a 1988 Ford Escort 1.9l 3 speed auto... (It was registered the day I was born
Now I have a 1994 Pontiac Grand Prix with a 3.1L V6, Sadly It's an auto but with 240bhp (Some tuning done) it can hold it's own against some sporty cars.
I'm the original owner of this 15 year old 1993 Mustang 5.0 LX Notchback. It was a great ride box stock for many years, but a few years ago I decided if I was going to keep it I wanted to make a few mods. The first was to add Cobra disc brakes. New hydraulics, hubs, rear axle spline, discs and calipers. Then things started to get a little carried away. Here's a partial list of some of the goodies:
1999 Ford Explorer Motor (302) complete with:
GT40P Cylinder Heads and Intake
Ford Motor Sport (FMS) 65mm Throttle Body
FMS E303 Camshaft
MAC Shorty Headers
MAC 2-1/2" H Pipe with Cats
Flowmaster 2-1/2" American Thunder 2 Chamber SS Cat Back
190 LPH Fuel Pump
Pro 5.0 Shifter
FMS M4209 3.55 Rear End Gears
Diamond Clear Headlights
FMS M2300K 5-lug 13"/11.65" Cobra Disc Brake Package
17" 1996 Mustang GT Aluminum Alloy Wheels
I haven't had the car on a dyno yet, but it's got gobs of hp and torque. It climbs the Rockies effortlessly.
FZS, How do you like the Tricker? They are very fun looking, but unavailable in the US.
I've a few other bikes too, anly yamaha stuff. an XT500, an SR500 both 1978 just sold a TT600R and a GasGas Trial bike and for those last two came the Tricker instead.
It's a fun ride for commuting and going left and right off the road whenever I feel like it. It's a bit of a hooligan bike. going everywhere even if it's forbidden or seems impossible. going upo and down stairs no problems. taking a hill that's almost 60 degrees up? pompompom and done. down in the water, through dirt, sand whatever is your pleasure. It's not as powerfull as the 600R, not that light (18kilo more than the gasgas) as a real trial bike, but it does all the things I want. And it takes 1 litre regular fule on (ow yeah) 32 kilometers. Aint that cheap!
too bad it isnt available overthere. they sometimes have these strange regulations and the tricker wasnt supposed to come at in th efirst place, but we were lucky. In 2008 they'll stop the import in EU too (emission problems with sing cylinder carb engines).
Maybe I'll buy another, must be enough for the rest of my life. a yellow one
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