i love both, taking the crude power from an all motor v8 muscle or cramming so much boost in on an import it screams, both have their drawbacks but who cares.
I agree, but Something about the roar of a v8, or even vee-six. . Not like the whine of a four-banger. My Mazda had EFI and five speeds; used them all, it was very light and would get out of its own way--take 3 adults up the Marin Headlands, no sweat. But the mash-the-pedal Torque of a long-stroking engine can't be beat. Kicking big rooster tails from the wheels in the desert--Vrrrrmmm... the sound of power.
My dad has an old Plymouth sattelite
What body style/engine is your Dad's?
Yeah, I had a '69 wagon, 318, 2 Bbl, 3 speed auto. BUT--unmodified--it still had Plenty of power. My first Vee-eight--one of the best cars made, best Year for American. No Smog except a PCV valve (which is OK by me).Everything was Steel; no "5mph" foam- rubber bumpers, all Switches on dash or on floor. No pansy little column switch to do it all and then f**k up and affect everything. Ign. switch On the dash--not linked to everything else. NO problems; not Ever. Woulda kept it but my then "girl friend"(c***) wanted "something newer" (it was 1979-!!) I'll Never listen to a dame, again....
That's my problem with my V6, now--ignition occasionally fails and washers/wipers have a mind of their own. Radio won't work--it's ALL in those column switches; a B*** to get at.
Get a 240sx, thats where the funs at
Why are these old Jap cars so Expen$ive? I wanted an old Jag, but thought a 240/260, or, even 280Z would look like it and be a lot cheaper/more reliable. You sure pay a LOT for a bunch of recycled tin cans!
NO--not cutting them down. But, they are like real estate in CA--very pretty, but, really, you want to pay 3x what its worth for the privilege?!
Reminds Me--my aging friend with the '69 and '71 Jags has to move--I promised to keep in touch. I prefer the '69. He can't take them with him.