• I need a collection of loosely associated stream-of-consciousness posts for my DT experience to be truly complete.

    Actually, I know where Stan is. I sold him a 90% rust free triumph stag for $690 but told him that he had to pick it up in Irvine.

    • Since K2 is in hibernation (he won't come out till he sees his own shadow, which is difficult in a volcano lair), I will post this video to make your DT viewing experience truly, truly, complete. Stan by your man.

    • Between tidying up the volcano lair, running the transgender underground railroad and pondering Stan's fate at the hands of the torch and pitchfork crowd -I mean- angry DTers (my money's on the folks with the fire and the pointy objects), I got no time for you people and your shenanigans. I can only muster enough energy to barely talk about cars in the most boring, pedantic way possible. Fortunately, the post main copy continues to be entertaining and enlightening.

      So here goes, my big contribution regarding this particular post…Canadian dude's got some Fords for sale, eh?

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  • Let's see here…

    The XR4Ti – okay, they're interesting, but I'm not at all a fan of the noisy, rattly, shakes-itself-apart 2.3. This reminds me mainly that the Euro-market Sierra Sapphire with the REAL turbo Pinto – the 2-liter Cosworth YB – is now past the 25-year NHTSA window, and THAT's tempting.

    The SHO – it's a good start. Every SHO not Oxford White suffered peeling clearcoat sometime between two (black parked outdoors, BTDT) and four years from new. SHO Shop can and horn fine, shame it doesn't have the rest of the 'bolt-on stage' or even stage-1 cams as Vadim was one of the few aftermarket vendors to be halfway honest about his HP claims even if he was notorious for being a little 'optimistic' (I won't say 'fraudulent' because I know what small aftermarket vendors are dealing with re suppliers) re shipping dates. The optimal real-world SHO, should you want one, still needs a Quaife ($1500+install), a Gen 3 front subframe and rack, and Cobra brakes.

    Ah, but the Thunderbird…if I laid my hands on this car that 2.3 and all its parts would be up for sale within a week, 'cause – once again – IMO the 2.3 sucks, it's got room for any Windsor you might want to put in there and I know where a nicely build 331 is waiting…

    • Hello mrkwong,
      I hear you on the YBT.
      However, when the Lima (Note I did not say Limey!) 2.3T is set-up right it is a joy to drive. If you look at the mods done to the engine on the T-Bird, that is exactly what a Lima 2.3T needs.

      To the DT collective,
      Click on the car ad and then click on "view map". Next click on the "–" to back out the map view and see the location. Wow that would be a great adventure picking up one of those cars!

    • Well, mrkwong, I have basically no idea what you just said (although I'm glad Rene seems to) but the bit about the Sierra Sapphire + Cosworth caught my attention. Do you have a link to more info on such a beast? I'm working an angle for better access to that sort of exotica.

  • Really , Really want the Merkur. For inexplicable reasons this is one of my top three must have cars from my teenage years. But for the pseudo race livery I fear I would counting out the twenties. GBL

    • Hmmm, the Targa Newfoundland is coming up in a few months (Sept 13 thru 18th) and that Merkur would do the trick nicely, if you want to have some fun dodging Newfies on one lane Macadam roads. It even comes with spares and unchipped paint.

      Anybody game?

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