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capt_furious last won the day on April 25 2016

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  1. RIP John Coffey (johnc)

    aux told me. John's screen name and avatar was always a signal to stop scrolling and pay attention, because I was going to learn something. Rest in peace, sir.
  2. Hey, folks. Haven't been around much, but I had to come post this after an encounter at a parade yesterday. I got dressed up in my AF blues(reserve KC-10 crew chief) and took a friend's '37 Olds to a local parade. He's out of town and I'm housesitting and have permission to flog on the car. I was in the assembly area, waiting for the parade to begin, and a guy in his ~30s in a pleather jacket sporting a barbell bridge piercing comes up to me and chats me up about he car. We get to talking about car in general and he says he likes Japanese stuff, I mention that I've got a Miata and a 260Z. He says he's got a '71 240. Hey, cool, kindred spirit! ...then it gets weird. He says it's been modded a bit. I ask him what he's done, and I don't remember everything, but he quickly rattles off a list of mods that sound - almost - legit, but pretty extreme. Carbon fiber this, cage that, seats whatever, blah blah coilovers, as if he'd been rehearsing it. Then the Duesie: He says he 'stretched the frame' 4" and put in a stroked, twin turbo Ferrari V-12. I told him I felt as if he was bullshitting me. Nope, he says, it was a 'Scarab' before, his dad bought it and put the 350 in, the 350 was blown up, and he found the '5.3 liter V12 from a 556' from some guy in Idaho that wrecked his car. He stroked it & bored it out to 6 liters, put in 'titanium pistons and rods and had a full port and polish job done', and had the ECU custom built along with the turbo plumbing. The whopper was that he somehow caught Guy Fieri's attention, was challenged to a race, and met Guy at Sears Point(fine, Sonoma Raceway), who hired a 'professional driver' for his Lambo. He says the race was 5 laps, and he lapped the pro driver in the Lambo twice. I told him that was an amazing story and it must be one hell of a car, and the folks on HybridZ would love to see it. Of course, he had no idea what HybridZ was. So, yeah...look out for a stretched Z with a twin turbo Ferrari V-12 out of a '556'. Thing must be Indycar fast.
  3. Hey, strangers.

    I'm all over the place on shocks. I should just go with Bilstiens like they had on the factory R package, but I really want Fat Cat Motorsports' Elite setup. Not cheap at $2k!
  4. Awesome 240z on YouTube

    Roakill is all about [email protected]#$ing up. Watch all of the episodes, they're great. Even though these guys are editors for Hot Rod, these are their personal side projects, and it's all done with Vise-Grips and duct tape by the side of the road.
  5. Hey, strangers.

    '94 M Edition, all the bells & whistles(AC, power windows, PS, ABS, power mirrors, cruise control), OZ Superleggeras, hardtop, Hard Dog single diagonal roll bar and a nice Rockford Fosgate headunit. Drivetrain is bone stock, but the M Editions came with a Torsen LSD. It's a donut/tailwagger machine for sure. Power steering makes things really fun. Yep, it's slow, but it's FUN as hell, and it's far closer to being track ready than the Z is. Just need some good shocks.
  6. Awesome 240z on YouTube

    LOVE Roadkill. I'm friends with Mike and Dave on Facebook and tech-inspected their '73 Fury a few times when they were running it at Lemons. Is this the first post about the Rotsun? If so, I'm surprised, I figured it would have got quite a bit of attention.
  7. Hey, strangers.

    Greetings from oblivion. I don't think I've posted in four years or so. I got a little distracted. I bought a Miata in 2010 and it bumped the Z to driveway ornament status, combined with some horrible ignition issues that I couldn't wrap my head around. I swapped the coil out for a high performance unit I had laying around last month, and the ignition issues vanished! I've been meaning to offload her for four years and just can't bring myself to do it. Can't really dump any more money into her, either, so she sits, except for the occasional terrorize-the-neighborhood jaunt on the weekends. Just figured I'd say hello.
  8. Sold My Z Now What to Get Next

    $3700, as you see it. Hardtop, Hard Dog roll bar, OZ Superleggeras. The suspension is currently stock, but it's not going to stay that way.
  9. Sold My Z Now What to Get Next

    Miata. Cheap, ridiculous handling, easy to mod, reliable, fuel efficient, tons of aftermarket support. Wonder why you haven't seen me around much? Yeeeeah, I bought one. The Z sits a lot now.
  10. I'm torn again, I've gone gun crazy

    Lots of disparaging comments about Californians in this thread. Stick it. calguns.net <- Read it, and change your tune. Don't throw out the many for the actions of the few. There's nothing wrong with a revolver - if you're worried about your assailant being able to tell whether or not your weapon is loaded, don't. It's a moot point, you should never point an firearm at another human being with the intent to merely threaten. You do not pull it unless you're going to use it, and at that point, it had better be loaded and you'd better be prepared to fire...if your assailant suddenly stands down when you draw your weapon, good, but you should never be counting on this. In the end, caliber, size, action, etc is a not a question of damage to the target, but effect upon the shooter; you should be able to accurately place shots in vital areas quickly. Shot placement matters far more than wound channel. You can be just as deadly with a .22LR as you can a S&W 500 if you have steady nerves, a steady hand, and a sharp aim. Make your weapon selection based upon what you are comfortable shooting. Accuracy, ergonomics, ease of use and a myriad of other factors that affect the shooter, not the target, are what makes a firearm a good choice. I like my Colt Lawman MKIII, but my Hi-Standard Model B is much easier to shoot. They are completely opposite ends of the firearm spectrum. In a SHTF situation, I grudginly admit that the HS-B would likely be a more useful firearm.
  11. RHD S600!

    My parents had a 600 Z coupe when I was a kid, they hauled around a family of 4 in it. When it came time to get rid of it, a collector from Germany snapped it up. Neat find! I'd love to take that for a spin.
  12. New 240Z Coupe Record at Bonneville

    ...I am a little confused as to why that stock coil is still there, though, since there's a modern individual coil setup and no distributor.
  13. New 240Z Coupe Record at Bonneville

    Video here! http://www.rebelloracing.com/news.htm CONGRATS! Amazing that no ducting to / sealing of the radiator to the core support appears to have been done...no aero mods at all!
  14. Forum etiquette, HBZ style.

    The squiggly red lines are Firefox's built-in spell checker. That said, the forum DOES link to a spell checker(upper right hand corner of the text field, 'ABC' with a check mark), and most browsers and even OSs now have them built in, as well. Homonyms aside (there, their, they're), there's no longer an excuse for bad spelling. Much of the reading and writing involved on the web is at a fourth grade level...a fourth grader can communicate properly on the web if they stick to what they've been taught.
  15. Finally saying goodbye to an old computer friend.

    I banned computers from my house. TV, too. Only way I can get on here and post is from the library. That's one of the pitfalls of having an addictive personality. I only recently disposed of a computer case that I'd been using for more than 10 years. It had a ridiculous amount of stickers, car show plaques and other assorted junk hanging off of it. I must have upgraded that thing about 6-7 times. It started off as a Pentium II and ended as an AMD somethingorother.