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Old 01-16-2008, 08:36 AM   #15
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But see, if the auto industry changes, so too must the RV industry. Airstream had it right (in weight) oh so many years ago... but then the consumer's wants were less then too... less big televisions, less animeties, etc.

The Safari sports are a step in the right direction. I think a good cross between a Euro AS and some American desires can be had for little engineering.

I'd love to have a crystal ball!
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Old 01-16-2008, 08:42 AM   #16
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Who needs a V8?

I guess most of you are too young to remember the GMC 305 cid (5.0L) V6. Idled rough, but it wouldn't stop pulling.
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Old 01-16-2008, 08:50 AM   #17
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I can clearly see how well you are doing with your V6 in your current situation, and as a rabbid car nut, I can also share exp with the mods you do to make it do what it does...been there and done that as most here can tell you.
No mods required here except for custom receiver.
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Is this going to make my 4 duece small block manifold worthless?
I'll miss the excitement of engine compartment fires.
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Not only am I old enough to remember the 305 V-8 but I am old enough to remember a rather awkward sounding V-6 in GMC trucks wayyyyy back in the early 60's. Problem with the motor....it used more fuel under load than the 283 or 327. Short lived V-6. My uncle had one being the Diehard GM guy he was. He only had it for a short time and traded it for a 3/4 ton with a V-8. He admited years later it was a gas hog with less power than the V-8.
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Doorgunner....you are a diehard chevy guy...Them Quadrajet fires are lengendary. I lost a 2 ton Gimmy to one..burned to the ground along a freeway loaded with 10 tons of hot off the press newspapers...god..I loved the old days..lol
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Old 01-16-2008, 10:50 AM   #21
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quadrajets??
4 dueces and a 4 speed- Stromberg 97's!
Listen to her whine
tach it up and sidestep the clutch
I love the smell of burning rubber in the mornin
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Old 01-16-2008, 12:11 PM   #22
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4,6,8,12? It still requires a specific amount of energy to do a specific amount of work. I'll have the 8, thankyou.
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YouTube - American burnout vs. European Burnout
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Old 01-16-2008, 12:25 PM   #24
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This is great cabin freaver fodder....lol. That Iraqi burn out is hilariouis. The guy in the Beemer must be on drugs....asking for trouble. NOW We come the the Good Ol AMERICAN....BABY thats how its done.....light em up...first...second ...third gear and HE still hand not moved..left foot on the brake, right foot on the gas....thats an authomatic buy the way in that roadster...lol. We Americans perfected power.
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I gotta tell ya about my all time burn out thingy. It was back in about 1973 or 4...can't remember for sure? A friend of mine build race cars then for The Nascar Northwest tour. He had a buddy who had...NOW get this....427 Cobra SC...the real deal..one of only 335 made by Ford. I could barely get in the thing....they are small and I was the passenger. He wanted to show me..OMG> First thing We did was hit 150 mph in about 10 seconds it seemed...then..the scary part was...we were doin 70 down the freeway...and HE says....hang on....He dropped the Toploaded down to third gear an nailed the gas....the rearend broke loose and went up in smoke.....honest to god....we were fryin the tires at 70 mph....This guy was a race car driver....and I was scared. people were lookin at us like we were nuts...WE were. He layed about 200 yards of rubber on the freeway. I think if you did that in the middle of a summer day now you might go to SanQinton???
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Hunting a street race used to be the norm...
See a Chevelle, Cuda, Firebird or almost anything jacked up a little in the rear, and we were u-turning to chase them down, for a little red light action.
All night long.
There were about 4 million less cars on the road then too...and zero Toyotas.
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Nice Klattu.... I think that not only are they gonna have a heck of a gas bill, but both will have a close relationship with their wallets and tire suppliers.
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