My New Toy

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78gold
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My New Toy

Post by 78gold » Sun Jun 23, 2013 5:45 pm

Been a while since I sold the trans am and been deciding what to get instead.
Looked at a couple of Chevy Silverado Utes,
Couple of camaro's

Then saw this at what I thought was a good price, so its now sitting in my yard.

2004 CV8R Monaro with 75,000K's up, Bought it up in Port Macquarie and drove it home, via Xsives for coffee.

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Great car to drive and love the V8 rumble.

Ride Safe
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neale
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Re: My New Toy

Post by neale » Sun Jun 23, 2013 5:54 pm

Fun toy Nigel,

One thing I don't understand about the new 2 door Monaros though, there's more headroom in the back than the front???? I was just about touching the roof driving one (much like my old 351 4 speed 2 door), but in the backseat I was fine???

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78gold
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Re: My New Toy

Post by 78gold » Sun Jun 23, 2013 6:20 pm

It is strange Neale but with the amount of adjustment easy to get drivers seat down low.

My young guy is 6' 3" and he fits in the back fine, better than any other 2 door I have seen.

Also fits in the drivers fine, its just hard to get him out.

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xsive
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Re: My New Toy

Post by xsive » Sun Jun 23, 2013 6:32 pm

:mrgreen:
IM NOT CRAZY ITS JUST OTHER PEOPLES PERCEPTION OF MY NORMALITY THAT DIFFERS

Tex
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Re: My New Toy

Post by Tex » Sun Jun 23, 2013 6:53 pm

AND ...........It's RED !! :D
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Pygmy
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Re: My New Toy

Post by Pygmy » Sun Jun 23, 2013 11:18 pm

beauty nigel, we can see how well it goes on donnals dog track at the mushter. (ha ha)
Two speeds... flat out and stop

xsive
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Re: My New Toy

Post by xsive » Mon Jun 24, 2013 8:31 am

donny was grading the 9klms of track yesterday for ya as well it was getting a little lumpy on the straights
IM NOT CRAZY ITS JUST OTHER PEOPLES PERCEPTION OF MY NORMALITY THAT DIFFERS

78gold
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Re: My New Toy

Post by 78gold » Mon Jun 24, 2013 3:56 pm

Yep,
Bring on the Mushtar.
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Re: My New Toy

Post by 78gold » Wed Jun 26, 2013 12:41 pm

Well aren't these modern cars a bit bland. :roll:

Pouring with rain here (last night) so went for a drive in the Monaro.

Pretty quick but not as wild as I had hoped. :)

Hit the Power switchy buttony thing, :D

Better but still not wild enough.

Turn Off the Traction Control. :lol:

Much better :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

Ride Safe All
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Re: My New Toy

Post by Tex » Wed Jun 26, 2013 1:20 pm

Mate, you've become too used to the INSTANT power gratification of a 2 wheeled machine.

Looks like a power chip and a performance exhaust coming up?
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neale
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Re: My New Toy

Post by neale » Wed Jun 26, 2013 9:32 pm

78gold wrote:Well aren't these modern cars a bit bland. :roll:

Better but still not wild enough.

Turn Off the Traction Control. :lol:

Much better :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

Ride Safe All
Nigel
Yeah, sad how the cruder old school stuff is more fun, innit?

Guess that's why nearly everything I've got nowadays is '80s or earlier, (and the later Italian nemesis is going as soon as the Viagra's running properly again), as it was up to you whether you flew or crashed, no ABS, no traction control, you had to learn how to handle it or get off the road one way or the other.

The old school GM & Ford V8 2 doors were fun because they were, basically, unsafe, weight heavily biased to the front meant that you could easily break the rear free with the throttle, so my favourite way of doin' a Uie was to turn the wheel, dump it so it span, catch the spin once it did 180 degrees and take off, try to do that with the current crop of high performance machines ( oh sorry, you did, didn't you Nigel? ;^).

For that matter, my '80s Z cars are pretty much the same, weight balance is rather better, but you can still break the rear free and drift them happily (although in retrospect, doin' a massive burnout about 1-200M from the ACT central police station was a bad idea, the only saving grace was they they came out, looking for a hoon in a car like your's, not a li'l old Japanese "sports car", and in my defence, as far as I knew I was in a quiet back street with no-one around.)

Guess what it comes down to is that safe and in control is pretty much the antithesis of fun, I dare say that most of us are into the older bikes, as the simple things are better (and fun) .

Sorry, rant off,

Neale
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nozila
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Re: My New Toy

Post by nozila » Wed Jun 26, 2013 11:03 pm

speaking of old.

i much rather fuel injected as oppose to carby.

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Re: My New Toy

Post by neale » Wed Jun 26, 2013 11:27 pm

nozila wrote:speaking of old.

i much rather fuel injected as oppose to carby.
That will make finding a bike to chop very difficult.
Neale
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'86 XT600Z, going under the knife ASAP

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Re: My New Toy

Post by Prof » Thu Jun 27, 2013 10:01 am

Neale, what z's are you talking of? My son has a stable of 300ZX'x and his mate has a couple of 260's in our workshop he is rebuilding.
Chopit'nrideit... Prof

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Re: My New Toy

Post by neale » Thu Jun 27, 2013 11:31 am

Prof wrote:Neale, what z's are you talking of? My son has a stable of 300ZX'x and his mate has a couple of 260's in our workshop he is rebuilding.
The last of the 280ZXs and Z31 300ZXs, a fully worked B&H gold '83 Series 2 280 and a white '88 300 Cali Turbo in the process of being "upgraded" (but like everything with me, it's a Pantene process, I have a pile of bits but no room or money to progress getting them into the car).

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'85 XV1000 with some mods, getting there
'86 XT600Z, going under the knife ASAP

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