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Old 05-17-2005, 08:56 PM
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I have respect for anybody who has enough guts to actually take out their engine and rework it from the bottom up. Even if you rock a 4 banger, in my book, you're still cooler than some of the tools on this board who think they're cool because they're young and into the old motors, but don't know how to get they're friggin air cleaner off without starting a thread about it.

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there goes someone else poking fun at me. Or was that me??? I can work some real magic on small go kart and 4 wheeler motors. No, I dont really know what I'm doing with a sbc but you got to learn somehow. sorry to get off subject.

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Old 05-17-2005, 10:38 PM
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I had a so called ricer myself although it was a German car, in S.A. known as an Opel Monza 2l 8V. It had a very nice very lumpy idle from a 296 cam, flowed head, bored 95cc over and a few other small usual mods. For an 8V it was quite fast, if you can call 16.1 on the 1/4 mile fast. I will always miss that car as it was very nice to drive. 3rd gear could take it right up to 100 mph and fourth would also go to 7000rpm with ease. I will always miss that car.

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Now I'm into rods like I always wanted. I can't see myself every racing small cars again. Over here a rod will always turn heads because you see so few of them. Ricers hardly every turn heads due to there being so many of them.
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Old 05-18-2005, 02:34 AM
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I donīt consider the Opel Monza a ricer, I had one from ī86 to ī92,
2.5 liter straight six.I should have gone for the 3.0 liter, apparently the heads were a better design and it was more fuel efficient.
It also had rear wheel drive , the rear axle being a fixed diff and swinging half shafts.Here are couple of pics, not very good, "BD". (Before Digital)
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Old 05-18-2005, 02:53 AM
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The next Generation...

Doc here,

When the next generation of ricer racers grows old (like us olde flatulent folks..) They'll be able to kick back and reminisce with the grandchildren about the good OLDE days....

When there was Gasoline...

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Old 05-18-2005, 12:47 PM
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I donīt consider the Opel Monza a ricer, I had one from ī86 to ī92,
2.5 liter straight six.I should have gone for the 3.0 liter, apparently the heads were a better design and it was more fuel efficient.
It also had rear wheel drive , the rear axle being a fixed diff and swinging half shafts.Here are couple of pics, not very good, "BD". (Before Digital)
The South African Opel Monza is actually very different from the one you had. In Germany it was known as the Opel Kadett and in Britain the Vauxhall Belmont. Here's a pic of the one I had from 1994 to 2004:

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Old 05-18-2005, 12:56 PM
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Ah, thatīs different, and you say it was a V8?
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I have often wondered what will be tomorrows collector car... we have muscle cars and rods. Who is going to want to buy some Honda 20 years from now... it just don't make sense.

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I think cars like the WRX, todays Mustang, Spec V's, SRT-4's, Evo's, the earlier Eclipse GS-Ts and GS-X's, and dare I say the Cobalt SS will be some of the cars getting restored/rebuilt in 20-30 years.
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Old 05-18-2005, 01:28 PM
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Ah, thatīs different, and you say it was a V8?
Not V8 (I could only wish, LOL) but 4cyl 2.0 8V as in 8 valve (2 per cylinder)
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Old 05-18-2005, 01:34 PM
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Very true Ghetto,
Thing that I think about though is that ok you have our cars all steel and just last forever even in some back yard. The cars you said may very well be the ones people will save andhave later on but what they truely are marking is tech. advancement of an age not the age itself. Muscle cars marked an era for America these cars stand more for what a computer can do.

Point is that when a car stands for something like that... think of it this way we have OLD cars but very few of us put in newer type engines we like older ones that fit the age and such.
These cars are all tech. and 20 years from now I can bet you there will be much better cars just like cars have improved since the muscle car era the only diff. is you may not want to go back and buy some evo because there is a car 10 times better and faster then it sitting at your dealer and if not for some childhood memory then wheat is left to buy it for? It can hardly be collectable if no one wants one.

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Sorry,I just had to post this pic.
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hey r, where'd you get that from, that has to be the funniest damn thing i've seen in a while...

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Old 05-19-2005, 04:45 AM
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My little brother sent it to me.It was on the local Mustang board he is on.Cool huh?
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Well, I still remember when I was young (70s) and a fair number of "kids" had just as goofy of cars then. How about a 4 door 63 Chevy with the ***-end jacked up 2 feet and a fake spray on vinyle top, fake sidepipes not to mention the stickers. And if you can find pictures from the 50s or 60s you will find more goofy stuff then too. Look in a 50s or 60s J.C. Whitney, 2 pages of nothing but bolt on fake tailfins and we think these kids are the first ones to bolt stupid looking useless stuff to their cars? It's been going on since WW2 got over and kids could afford cars. And yes, 30 years from now they will all be sitting around lamenting about that old Civic they had way back when.
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Old 05-19-2005, 07:35 AM
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Well, I still remember when I was young (70s) and a fair number of "kids" had just as goofy of cars then. How about a 4 door 63 Chevy with the ***-end jacked up 2 feet and a fake spray on vinyle top, fake sidepipes not to mention the stickers. And if you can find pictures from the 50s or 60s you will find more goofy stuff then too. Look in a 50s or 60s J.C. Whitney, 2 pages of nothing but bolt on fake tailfins and we think these kids are the first ones to bolt stupid looking useless stuff to their cars? It's been going on since WW2 got over and kids could afford cars. And yes, 30 years from now they will all be sitting around lamenting about that old Civic they had way back when.
and lying about how fast it was.
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Old 05-19-2005, 01:28 PM
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Yeah,but the one in the picture is fast.Fast,like a marsupial!!
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