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  1. My cars are known as what their creators called them. It's easier and less confusing this way. Now look at the subject this way; A friend of mine bought a school bus. Today he is known by all of us car guys as School Bus Bob. I have another friend who has four C2 Corvettes and he is known as Corvette Mike. In my town of 40K there are many car guys and just in my Friday lunch group alone there are over 100 guys on the lunch list and many of the guys are known by the car they drive. Putting the make and model and a persons first name is the best way to link a car guy.
  2. This popped up in Hemmings a few days ago. Same color as my Dads 1950. BTW, Ever try using CVT Automatic trans fluid? It has a ingredient your transmission was designed to use that was in Type "A" ATF. It's a bit expensive though I just changed fluid on one of my cars with CVT, $ 180.00 for a case of 12 QTS, and you can't use anything else in that trans.
  3. A little history on the car; The Ruf CTR had its first appearance in April 1987 at the "World's Fastest Cars" contest held by American car magazine Road & Track where it was designated "The Fastest Production Car in the World". It accelerated from 0-60 mph in 4.0 seconds, 0-100 mph in 7.3 seconds, 0–200 km/h in 10.5 seconds, 1⁄4 mile in 11.7 seconds at 133.5 mph (215 km/h) and reached a top speed of 211 mph (340 km/h), beating the competition by 10 mph (16 km/h). Editor Paul Frère shouted "This is faster than I've ever gone in my life!" during a ride.[10][13][12] In 1988, Auto Motor und sport organized a high speed test at Nardò Ring where the Ruf CTR was the fastest reaching 342 km/h (213 mph), surpassing a Porsche 959 s (339 km/h (211 mph)), two Ferrari F40s (321 km/h (199 mph) each) and a Mercedes AMG 6.0 32V (288 km/h (179 mph)). At one point it achieved an unofficial 346 km/h (215 mph).[7][13] Below is the description of the above video I provided. In 1989, test driver Stefan Roser drove the CTR around the Nürburgring. The laps were captured on camera and released by Ruf in a video called "Faszination on the Nürburgring" which became famous. Car & Driver called it groundbreaking, enthralling and influential and for Top Gear it's the best and most exciting lap for watching.[5][14] In 2004, an old Ruf CTR was able to keep up with new sports cars like the Porsche Carrera GT, the Enzo Ferrari and the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren at the Autocar 0-100-0 challenge and impressed the audience,[6] so did another one - with more than 100,000 kilometers on its odometer - at the Road & Track standing mile contest 2005. Steve Millen, after testing a CTR, stated: "That thing's a blast. It accelerates hard. It's a real old-school car with a lot of torque and power. Just awesome. What a rush. It pulled the whole way through."
  4. Brake glow, tires? Faszination on the Nürburgring - The RUF CTR "Yellowbird" | RUF Automobiles Canada | Weissach
  5. Back in 1964 my sister bought a new Oldsmobile F-85 Cutlass. The car was ordered with wire wheel full covers. Every week she would wash the car, but before doing so she popped the wire wheel covers and put them in the dish washer and used plenty of Cascade ( because Cascade will not leave water spots ) . Think of all the asbestos from the shoes that went through the machine. That was before asbestos became a big deal to the public. hers was just like this, but not a 442
  6. 36X48 and two stacking lifts. House has a three car garage for two daily drivers and one collectable. BTW, stacking lifts are the cheapest way to add square footage in a limited space if you have the height, and if you are a car guy a great way to save your back.
  7. If your shop is big enough you can do it. I'm just finishing a room within the shop for the bar, fireplace, sitting space, listening place, and electric trains layout. So after breakfast it's time for finishing tape and mudding drywall. I still have room for six cars, a office, working space, and a motor room. It's absolutely essential to keep the shop part separate like mine if it's a working shop, especially if you are doing any kind of painting.
  8. Just curious. When are you going to have a convention on the west coast? I think it's been a long time. 2006?
  9. Hey John, at about 2:00 in the film is a shot of A.E.ENGLAND Pontiac. Even though my Dad ordered our street/strip 1959 Catalina out of the L.A. zone office we had to pick a dealer for delivery and A.E. ENGLAND was it! My Dad also ordered and bought our 50 Pontiac from that dealer too. Sure brings back memories. Thanks a bunch!
  10. John, perhaps the imaginations and the images and hindsight are the best remembrances. I saw the DOORS just before they got banned from the Whisky. At that time you could still get in while underage. All I can say is it was bazar scene especially for underage kids. To some it was a open door to a different world, and to others like myself made me do a button hook on that whole scene. A fellow drummer friend I used to know was in a couple of bands in the mid 60's and both bands had top ten hits in the L.A. area, anyroad one day friends found him up a tree naked. He had dropped the Leary tab. He got out of it and straightened himself out, but so many people had disastrously short lives. How Jim Morrison got The Doors from Whiskey a Go Go (faroutmagazine.co.uk)
  11. Hey Peter, Why don't you put up AACA's own Oakland /Pontiac chapter info too!
  12. Besides my two daily I have three cars that have stock suspensions, one car that has poly graphite sway bar connections and the rest stock suspension and I have two cars that are built for grand touring. The big difference in the grand touring cars is once the suspension is set up I can be assured that when I'm on a track or road course the suspension is not going to change it's settings when I G load the suspension on hard turns. A car with rubber bushing will distort and change your settings under high cornering loads. If you are going to use the car for the street only I would use the factory OE bushings.
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