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rino's Avatar Picture rino – December 09, 2007 05:14AM Reply Quote
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Madaracs – May 28, 2008 07:41AM Reply Quote
Ooh! Scary! Scary! Don't we look mean? You can't see me! But I can see you!
Ours as of last Saturday: http://www.flickr.com/photos/pookareena/2526718488/in/set-72157605275605735/

My wife and I are now the proud owners of my Dad?s ?64 Goat. We bought it from my mom over the weekend. It came with a set of slicks so we?ll be heading out to the strip someday?

The car is spec'd out exactly like the song.

"Three deuces and four speed and a 389. Listen to her tackin? up now?"



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Cloudscout – May 28, 2008 08:09AM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
Just once I would like to have a complete round-trip to work on the bike without problems.

The rack on the back broke today when I was 23 blocks from work. I think this one was my fault. I have a suspension seat post and I think I had it too low and when I hit a bump it compressed and pressed down on the battery which, in turn, pushed down on the rack with far more weight than it was designed to hold. Oops.

El Jeffe – May 28, 2008 08:18AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
ahhhhh, to be a pioneer. ;)

johnny k – May 28, 2008 08:45AM Reply Quote
My trusted mechanic has told me that I'm wasting money getting premium, that midgrade should be fine for my car. Don't know if that applies to all cars, but saves me a buck or two each tank.

El Jeffe – May 28, 2008 09:59AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
try the lowest that won't knock/ping for your driving habit.

Mokers (Moderator) – May 28, 2008 10:14AM Reply Quote
Formerly Remy Martin
Most modern cars have sensors and will detune the engine when you use lower than recommended ocatane gas.

Mighty Mouse – May 28, 2008 10:27AM Reply Quote
I've tried running mid-range in my Z. No go. Knocks like crazy. YMMV.

Fortunately I'm getting decent mileage in it (23 mpg city) and don't drive it very much.

morganti – May 28, 2008 10:48AM Reply Quote
Definitely only need Premium if the car specifically calls for it. You dont get anything (except for maybe some better detergents) in the higher octane stuff with "lower end" vehicles.

This is what I was specifically referring to.

Some of the early SOC pre-staging via GPS-Terrain-Following work begun back in early 2004. This is part of an actual route followed by a State & University sponsored rally that I had friends participating in and had provided for their use that year. If you pre-stage your SOC for what is upcoming in terrain, you can really improve your mileage. In a nutshell, use up most of your SOC before going downhill & get great mileage while doing so. Now, as you approach your downhill run, your SOC is way down and you can capture more of the normally wasted downhill 'regen' energy that a normally held SOC could not handle. After bottoming out, hold your newly elevated SOC high until it is time to begin climbing so as to have more EV or electrical assist available going up the next hill. With extra Ah of battery power, GPS based terrain awareness, corrected crosswind data & the proper algorithms which accurately calculate & pre-stage your SOC, you can get up to 25% better fuel mileage. This is a very exciting area that Toyota & Denso jointly have in patent pending status.

So, basically, if you drain your battery down to 60% on your way up the hill, you could get it back on the "back side" of the hill as you regen-brake. If you baby it on the way up, and are at 90% on the top, you can only gain 10% regen-braking, and then its "wasted".

Morg "At least thats what I understand him to be sayin'" anti

Madaracs – May 28, 2008 11:54AM Reply Quote
Ooh! Scary! Scary! Don't we look mean? You can't see me! But I can see you!
I GOT A GTO!

Man, no one likes classic cars?

El Jeffe – May 28, 2008 12:11PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
I don't think a hill exists that my Prius would not come to a complete stop by just lifting the accelerator.

tomierna (Admin) – May 28, 2008 12:41PM Reply Quote
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I think it's a hot car, Madaracs. You should convert it to electric :P

stan adams – May 28, 2008 01:47PM Reply Quote
DAMN! Bill you STOLE that thing!!!




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El Jeffe – May 28, 2008 02:21PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
That is why I was

a) working from home all of a sudden/unplanned
b) left them a message at 5:15 am
c) sent them emails at 5:16 am
d) noted I was 'away' "Be right back" on my internal-company instant messaging
e) parked 30 minutes before they opened.
f) called them again 20 minutes before they opened letting them know I was parked and waiting for them.
g) wrote them a check after a very nice test drive and once-over.


I gotta say, too, that was the nicest guy I have ever done business with in the car biz. And, I used to work for a dealership for a couple of years, too. They have a nice biz model and a neat, waiting to be trendy, part of town.

People that have seen it can't believe how nice it is.

For me it all hinges on ONE thing... the smell test. I can smell a car that been abused both inside and underhood in a second. This one truly seems to have been driven by a little old lady.

So far through today, averaging 52 mpg.

Mokers (Moderator) – May 28, 2008 02:32PM Reply Quote
Formerly Remy Martin
Madaracs,

Your GTO is a thing of beauty. The question remains, are you going to upgrade it XXX style.

http://www.highperformancepontiac.com/features/0301hpp_1967_gto_xxx_movie/index.html

Madaracs – May 28, 2008 03:05PM Reply Quote
Ooh! Scary! Scary! Don't we look mean? You can't see me! But I can see you!
Mokers> Aw see XXX's is a 65 or 66--Vertical headlights.

I think it's a hot car, Madaracs. You should convert it to electric :P

Tom> Touche' Touche'. There is absolutely nothing economical about it. At all!

I was just wonderin' where the love was. Honestly, the car probably won't get fired up much. That is until, I can grow a five O' clock shadow, my wife and child are killed in front of me and the world ends whereupon we must fight for the last drop of petrol...



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binky – May 28, 2008 05:23PM Reply Quote
Nice Goat!

tliet – May 28, 2008 07:15PM Reply Quote
Pretty, pretty car Madaracs!

Mokers (Moderator) – May 28, 2008 09:35PM Reply Quote
Formerly Remy Martin
Minor details Madaracs. You can still fit missiles in the headlights when they are horizontal.

rino – May 29, 2008 07:43AM Reply Quote
In America, the only respectable form of socialism is socialism for the rich.
How come I don't see photos of this GTO everyone is saying looks so great?

Madaracs – May 29, 2008 09:29AM Reply Quote
Ooh! Scary! Scary! Don't we look mean? You can't see me! But I can see you!
Prolly cuz you missed the post:

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Madaracs
Ours as of last Saturday: http://www.flickr.com/photos/pookareena/2526718488/in/set-72157605275605735/

My wife and I are now the proud owners of my Dad's '64 Goat. We bought it from my mom over the weekend. It came with a set of slicks so we'll be heading out to the strip someday!

The car is spec'd out exactly like the song.

"Three deuces and four speed and a 389. Listen to her tackin' up now..."



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 05/29/2008 09:30AM by Madaracs.

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