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The sun is out and so is my car. (video)

Posted By: cmonty72

The sun is out and so is my car. (video) - 02/17/10 12:15 AM

After about a month of rain and a week of trouble with my Montero and putting off work, I said [email]F@#k[/email] it and went for a cruise.

She hasn't been out in a couple of months.
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Last video of the run.
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I got more video but the camera was bumping up against the windscreen making a god-awful clunking.

What a nice break from the rain. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: cmonty72

Re: The sun is out and so is my car. (video) - 02/17/10 01:06 AM

Some problems just can't be solved without a little inspiration. After my cruise today I went back to the Montero and found the problem.

A broken <edit> Fuse was hiding from me and today I found it. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> ALL grins.
Posted By: Mad_Scientist

Re: The sun is out and so is my car. (video) - 02/17/10 01:19 AM

Jag sounds really lovely <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" /> Straight cut 1st gear?
Posted By: JohnnyBfromPeoria

Re: The sun is out and so is my car. (video) - 02/17/10 01:43 AM

That car is just beautiful!

John B.
Posted By: jezeric

Re: The sun is out and so is my car. (video) - 02/17/10 02:25 AM

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Jag sounds really lovely <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />


Most definitely! I wasn't even watching the video, just listening to the engine! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: kewlynx

Re: The sun is out and so is my car. (video) - 02/17/10 02:55 AM

Nice twice!!

Once for the cruise, and once for the fix. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: cmonty72

Re: The sun is out and so is my car. (video) - 02/17/10 03:17 AM

Thanks everybody....it was like getting the motorcycle out for the first ride of the season.

Yes Reuben that is a straight cut first gear. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" /> Sounds like an old tractor.

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The E-Type is beautiful and Enzo Ferrari himself is quoted as saying it was the best looking car ever. Don't be fooled by it's expensive looks though, a new F-350 costs much more.

Great day it was indeedy. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> Giggity!
Posted By: Mad_Scientist

Re: The sun is out and so is my car. (video) - 02/17/10 03:57 AM

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Yes Reuben that is a straight cut first gear. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" /> Sounds like an old tractor.


It's a good sound <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />

Not many corners over there <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: cmonty72

Re: The sun is out and so is my car. (video) - 02/17/10 04:09 AM

I love the sound of straight cut gears but the lack of synchros on first gear makes it near impossible to down-shift into first while rolling.

I took her down a few winding roads but the camera kept clunking the windscreen and falling in my lap. That footage is of the last few blocks of my run. The first portion of video is of me going around the block and discovering smoke in the cab. No worries though....it was just some residue on the exhaust manifold.

Eventually I'll have somebody else get some video of me drifting her through a turn or something more exciting anyway. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif" alt="" /> Right now I baby her around and just polish her up for shows. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/baby.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: cmonty72

Re: The sun is out and so is my car. (video) - 02/17/10 04:24 AM

Hey Reuben, you should share pics and footage of your touring car. I bet you have some track footage somewhere we all want to see.

Same for everybody....Post up your muse. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> Whatever inspires you to keep on keepin on. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: stony-man

Re: The sun is out and so is my car. (video) - 02/17/10 04:40 AM

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Post up your muse. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> Whatever inspires you to keep on keepin on. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" />


I'd get banned. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/nana.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: JohnnyBfromPeoria

Re: The sun is out and so is my car. (video) - 02/17/10 06:36 AM

"makes it near impossible to down-shift into first while rolling."

There's a reason for that. Ya don't need 1st on a track after the start...

John B.
Posted By: cmonty72

Re: The sun is out and so is my car. (video) - 02/17/10 06:58 AM

Exactly. A race car for the road. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: cmonty72

Re: The sun is out and so is my car. (video) - 02/17/10 07:05 AM

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Post up your muse. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> Whatever inspires you to keep on keepin on. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" />


I'd get banned. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/nana.gif" alt="" />
You can PM me those pics....LOL

You do have a sweet Spit you neglect. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/nana.gif" alt="" />

I saw one in baby crap yellow the other day. I like Triumphs because you just don't see them around anymore. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: cmonty72

Re: The sun is out and so is my car. (video) - 02/17/10 07:56 AM

I guess this one might be worth watching until the camera flies into my lap.

I fail at cinematography,
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Posted By: Mad_Scientist

Re: The sun is out and so is my car. (video) - 02/17/10 12:17 PM

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Hey Reuben, you should share pics and footage of your touring car. I bet you have some track footage somewhere we all want to see.

Same for everybody....Post up your muse. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> Whatever inspires you to keep on keepin on. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" />


You know, I'm really bad at things like that. Some friends of mine took some video at a couple of autocrosses, but I never saw it. Even after a decade of bike racing I only had 3 pictures and now only have 1 <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif" alt="" />

I have thought about shooting some video from inside my car. May be I will now. I used to drift it everyday, but there were so many cops around here for a while that I got out of the habit. I'll see what I can come up with <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" />

Your car sounds a heck of a lot better than mine though <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/baby.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: JAVYPRO

Re: The sun is out and so is my car. (video) - 02/18/10 11:11 PM

Nothing like driving old cars.

You got to love the sound of that engine. What size is it? any specs?

I love the sound of that 1st gear <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif" alt="" />

Javy
Posted By: Dandeman

Re: The sun is out and so is my car. (video) - 02/19/10 12:29 AM

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You got to love the sound of that engine. What size is it? any specs?

I love the sound of that 1st gear <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif" alt="" />

Javy [/quote

No question that the Brits were the best in getting good sounds out of an engine.

The XK and its engine inspired Toyota way back in the early '60s to develop the 2000GT sports car and a similar engine which eventually became the DOHC 5M and 7M Series Inline 6 .. Awesome engines also.
Posted By: cmonty72

Re: The sun is out and so is my car. (video) - 02/19/10 02:23 AM

3.8L I-6 4speed Moss gear box. They claimed the car would do 150 but American cars were geared to keep up with Stingrays in the 1/4 mile. IT has an independent rear LSD with torsion bars up front. The rear is unique because it utilizes the drive shaft as an upper control arm. The car is an old 50s era track car with just enough stuff to make it roadable.

Mine is a 63 Etype Series 1. This article is accurate for the most part.

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