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  • JohnCh's Avatar
    Today, 12:33 PM
    JohnCh replied to a thread 100 Best Cars in Off Topic
    If we decide to do end-of-year forum awards, this thread is a definite candidate for Thread Drift of the Year :jester: -John
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  • Croc's Avatar
    Today, 12:20 PM
    Croc replied to a thread 100 Best Cars in Off Topic
    I definitely missed that appearance of Dolores! :rofl:
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  • Kitcat's Avatar
    Today, 12:12 PM
    Kitcat replied to a thread 100 Best Cars in Off Topic
    Shane, we bald guys never turn down a chance to add hair:)! But, I think your daughter was actually the one who put it on my head. The apple didn't...
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  • xcarguy's Avatar
    Today, 10:17 AM
    xcarguy replied to a thread 100 Best Cars in Off Topic
    LOL! Did I talk you into that, or did Croc?
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  • Kitcat's Avatar
    Today, 07:48 AM
    Kitcat replied to a thread 100 Best Cars in Off Topic
    There was more than one blonde at that se7ens event who'd had too much to drink.
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  • Brightonuk's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:47 PM
    Brightonuk replied to a thread 100 Best Cars in Off Topic
    Tesla P100D 0-60 under 3 seconds (2.8) No gas, (drive for free for life). No Tailpipe emissions. OTA updates The car learns (gets better) with...
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  • panamericano's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:10 PM
    panamericano replied to a thread 100 Best Cars in Off Topic
    I agree that the Cherokee led to the SUV craze. I don't care. My 2 favorites made the list. I only have a Seven because I realized that I will...
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  • Croc's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:06 PM
    Croc replied to a thread 100 Best Cars in Off Topic
    Sad thing was I think I had more to drink that night but obviously I hold it better..... :rofl:
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  • xcarguy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:13 PM
    xcarguy replied to a thread 100 Best Cars in Off Topic
    ..............:jester:
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  • JohnCh's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:37 PM
    JohnCh replied to a thread 2.0L Duratec Rebuild in General Tech
    Good call Sean. The balance shaft assembly attaches to that end of the block, so they likely needed to open up the area around the oil drains for...
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  • Sean's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:26 PM
    Sean replied to a thread 2.0L Duratec Rebuild in General Tech
    John, I'm no expert, but Ken at Cosworth told me the CSR motors used a Ranger block with a Focus head, as there were differences in blocks and...
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  • lucky dawg's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:40 AM
    lucky dawg replied to a thread 100 Best Cars in Off Topic
    The Jeep Wagoneer was decades before the the Explorer. Even the Cherokee beat Ford by several years.
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  • JohnCh's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:20 AM
    JohnCh replied to a thread 2.0L Duratec Rebuild in General Tech
    One interesting realization for me when looking at the Cosworth build manual is that there are physical design differences between the 2.3L and my...
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  • JohnCh's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:46 AM
    JohnCh replied to a thread 100 Best Cars in Off Topic
    The Lotus Elan and BMW 2002/1600 are notable omissions. They were both game changing when released and are still held in high regard more than 50...
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  • JohnCh's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:33 AM
    JohnCh replied to a thread 2.0L Duratec Rebuild in General Tech
    Raceline used the dome head screws due to clearance issues, so not enough room to use that option. The Torx head replacements should do the job, and...
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  • Croc's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:24 AM
    Croc replied to a thread 100 Best Cars in Off Topic
    No, I didn't. However, like sharks, crocs smell blood in the water when some cute....no thats not the right word but anyway...little xcarguy skips...
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  • Dave W's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:18 AM
    Dave W replied to a thread 2.0L Duratec Rebuild in General Tech
    A possible option for attaching your windage tray and using red Loctite, is to simple safety wire hex head bolts without a locking agent. Dave W
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  • xcarguy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:01 AM
    xcarguy replied to a thread 100 Best Cars in Off Topic
    You simply asked what any of us would include/exclude. You didn’t say anything about putting choices under a microscope and dissecting.
    18 replies | 275 view(s)
  • Croc's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:45 AM
    NEW Dutton Phaeton https://www.ebay.com/itm/1970-Replica-Kit-Makes-LOTUS/274090950972?hash=item3fd118013c:g:9sUAAOSwl-FdyIEh Replica...
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  • Croc's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:52 AM
    Croc replied to a thread 100 Best Cars in Off Topic
    - Austin Healey Bug Eye Sprite Errr why? - 1969 Chevrolet COPO Camaro I give a Shelby Mustang GT350 the nod first. It invented the racing...
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  • Croc's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:42 AM
    Croc replied to a thread 100 Best Cars in Off Topic
    Ford Explorer was truly preceded by the Range Rover in the very early 70s. It made a hard core 4x4 luxurious enough to be considered a daily driver...
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  • Croc's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:38 AM
    Croc replied to a thread 100 Best Cars in Off Topic
    Just for you Graham, just for you! :rofl:
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  • Croc's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:36 AM
    Croc replied to a thread 2.0L Duratec Rebuild in General Tech
    Excellent thread - we have not had a good engine build thread in a long time. This will put you in the sweet spot of engine power/torque for a...
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  • panamericano's Avatar
    11-16-2019, 07:25 PM
    All the Nth degree things. Sometimes you know, sometimes not. A friend was big into turbo charging engines and started to have his intakes, ports,...
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  • JohnCh's Avatar
    11-16-2019, 05:49 PM
    JohnCh replied to a thread 2.0L Duratec Rebuild in General Tech
    I was just questioning the degree of improvement. Better oil flow is a good thing, but it's not clear to me if this is fixing an actual problem with...
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  • xcarguy's Avatar
    11-16-2019, 05:37 PM
    If you’re a first generation Stalker owner (Classic chassis) with an upgraded Coleman Racing steering rack (although, I’m probably in a very...
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  • xcarguy's Avatar
    11-16-2019, 05:07 PM
    xcarguy replied to a thread 2.0L Duratec Rebuild in General Tech
    John, this is going to be a very educational thread. As for the de-burring, it’s the equivalent of porting heads; less restriction yields better flow.
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  • JohnCh's Avatar
    11-16-2019, 04:04 PM
    JohnCh replied to a thread 2.0L Duratec Rebuild in General Tech
    Speaking of the block, as per the Cosworth CSR260 assembly manual, various areas including the mains bearing journal edges, head oil drains, and...
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  • JohnCh's Avatar
    11-16-2019, 03:34 PM
    JohnCh replied to a thread 2.0L Duratec Rebuild in General Tech
    Part of the plan for this project is to correct a few things I never liked with the original engine installation. Back in late 2003 when the order...
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  • JohnCh's Avatar
    11-16-2019, 03:25 PM
    JohnCh replied to a thread 2.0L Duratec Rebuild in General Tech
    Possibly, but from what I've seen replacement blocks are cheap, so probably not worth the effort. I'll know more once my slot opens up at the...
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