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i honestly was going "what the shit is this guy saying now?"
then i read the last line and i lollered

my dog looked at me when i did
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i honestly was going "what the shit is this guy saying now?"
then i read the last line and i lollered

my dog looked at me when i did



Anyway, even if it wasn't numbers matching there is still some appeal to keeping a car "original" i.e. not changing to a different TYPE of engine. I'm not saying I would do that, but I can understand why someone else might.

Personally I see no appeal to these tiny match boxes with Briggs & Stratton engines. I get that they handle like go karts, but IMO driving something that handles well but has 37 horsepower would be just as fun as a Ford Econoline van with 750hp... both stupid ideas.
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He could box those carbs in and turbo that sucker...
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Anyway, even if it wasn't numbers matching there is still some appeal to keeping a car "original" i.e. not changing to a different TYPE of engine. I'm not saying I would do that, but I can understand why someone else might.

Personally I see no appeal to these tiny match boxes with Briggs & Stratton engines. I get that they handle like go karts, but IMO driving something that handles well but has 37 horsepower would be just as fun as a Ford Econoline van with 750hp... both stupid ideas.

I actually think the cargo van with 750hp idea DOES have merit...
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I actually think the cargo van with 750hp idea DOES have merit...
Indeed. It'll give you enough power to put a waterbed in the back of your pedo van, while still being able to run from the cops if you have to.
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He could box those carbs in and turbo that sucker...

He could, but that would be foolish, for two reasons: the bottom end has 3 bearings, and SU carbs are difficult to box (you have to pressurize the fuel bowls too, which usually has the effect of blowing fuel back up the fuel lines through the fill jets).
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Anyway, even if it wasn't numbers matching there is still some appeal to keeping a car "original" i.e. not changing to a different TYPE of engine. I'm not saying I would do that, but I can understand why someone else might.

Personally I see no appeal to these tiny match boxes with Briggs & Stratton engines. I get that they handle like go karts, but IMO driving something that handles well but has 37 horsepower would be just as fun as a Ford Econoline van with 750hp... both stupid ideas.

Then you have no clue about what basic motoring is all about. The car doesn't have to go 200mph, nor pull 1.2g on the skid pad, to be fun to drive.

My old roommate had a Fiat 850 Spyder that was an utter blast to drive; the Spitfire he had later was even better. They were responsive, quick, and immediate; they connected you to the art of driving far more than those antiseptic krautwagens, or the buckboard mullet machines that try to pass themselves off as "sports cars".

The Brits invented motoring for fun, and defined said fun without endangering everyone within a 50 mile blast radius; the Italians followed suit soon thereafter, and injected a passion into the cars that belied their sometimes vicious handling characteristics. Between the two of them, the whole concept of "sports cars" was well and truly defined, to the point that everyone else in the world has spent the rest of known motoring time trying to chase that dream, and not often hitting it.
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So its basically the same power and weight as my old Geo, and its supposed to be some fabulous sports car?
No wonder just about all British car companies died out.
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So its basically the same power and weight as my old Geo, and its supposed to be some fabulous sports car?
No wonder just about all British car companies died out.

lol nah

It's like restoring an old Dart or a Nova. But UK version... Nostalgia, patriotism and something to do.. unique factor...

That car was never known for anything in terms of a pleasurable driving experience, afaik.
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Then you have no clue about what basic motoring is all about. The car doesn't have to go 200mph, nor pull 1.2g on the skid pad, to be fun to drive.

My old roommate had a Fiat 850 Spyder that was an utter blast to drive; the Spitfire he had later was even better. They were responsive, quick, and immediate; they connected you to the art of driving far more than those antiseptic krautwagens, or the buckboard mullet machines that try to pass themselves off as "sports cars".

The Brits invented motoring for fun, and defined said fun without endangering everyone within a 50 mile blast radius; the Italians followed suit soon thereafter, and injected a passion into the cars that belied their sometimes vicious handling characteristics. Between the two of them, the whole concept of "sports cars" was well and truly defined, to the point that everyone else in the world has spent the rest of known motoring time trying to chase that dream, and not often hitting it.

This is true but that thing in the video is a far cry from any of the cars you listed.

For example there's a popular trend in Russia right now with restoring old Russian claptraps - mostly for shits and gigs, something different.... Not really that fun to drive though.
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This is true but that thing in the video is a far cry from any of the cars you listed.

For example there's a popular trend in Russia right now with restoring old Russian claptraps - mostly for shits and gigs, something different.... Not really that fun to drive though.

Hell, most of them are pining for the old CCCP glory days...
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Hell, most of them are pining for the old CCCP glory days...

Well some of the higher up commies and KGB staff sure, but they aren't the ones restoring old shitpiles.

It's the hipsters surprisingly. Kind of like owning an old VW, for some reason it's cool. Unpretentious, I get that much. Cool, well, I guess.
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