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Old 09-24-2004, 08:36 PM   #1
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This car should not make this sound

Anyone download the V8 Focus clip from the fest? Anyone else completely unable to process the sound of an unmuffled V8 coming from a ZX3?

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=73028
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Old 09-24-2004, 10:53 PM   #2
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OMG.

I wonder if one could put together something like this for the GRM $2005 (or $2006) challenge? I'm guessing that ZX3s are still too expensive, even with blown/missing engines. But this is something I'd love to do.

One thing. I wouldn't name it something stupid like ZX351. I'd go for something like Hyper-Focal.
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Old 09-24-2004, 10:55 PM   #3
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Oh, regarding the ZX3: Shiny paint not required. Just sheet metal, colors need not match. That car is best served with a Krylon job.
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Old 09-24-2004, 11:27 PM   #4
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OMG.

I wonder if one could put together something like this for the GRM $2005 (or $2006) challenge? I'm guessing that ZX3s are still too expensive, even with blown/missing engines. But this is something I'd love to do.

One thing. I wouldn't name it something stupid like ZX351. I'd go for something like Hyper-Focal.
Sigh.

http://forums.carmudgeons.com/viewtopic.php?t=1046
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Old 09-25-2004, 06:32 AM   #5
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OMG.

I wonder if one could put together something like this for the GRM $2005 (or $2006) challenge? I'm guessing that ZX3s are still too expensive, even with blown/missing engines. But this is something I'd love to do.

One thing. I wouldn't name it something stupid like ZX351. I'd go for something like Hyper-Focal.
Sigh.

http://forums.carmudgeons.com/viewtopic.php?t=1046
Well, yes. I know the official kit is not cheap. I was thinking more along the lines of a shadetree job, since there's usually a budget for quirky projects like these, and since that kind of money is probably better spent just on buying a "real" car. Still, it would be a hoot.
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Old 09-25-2004, 09:43 AM   #6
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OMG.

I wonder if one could put together something like this for the GRM $2005 (or $2006) challenge? I'm guessing that ZX3s are still too expensive, even with blown/missing engines. But this is something I'd love to do.

One thing. I wouldn't name it something stupid like ZX351. I'd go for something like Hyper-Focal.
Sigh.

http://forums.carmudgeons.com/viewtopic.php?t=1046
So, the official kit is $7K. A good 351 or built 302 could be had for far less than the 15K crate motor that Ford used in the SEMA car--$5K? Call it 24K, on the road.

I don't know, Clyde. That sounds a lot more interesting than one of those Cobra kit cars, which all seem to be driven by fat old men.

Plus, you have the extra bonus of a Ford Focus that sounds like a 1968 Mustang.
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Old 09-25-2004, 03:10 PM   #7
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OMG.

I wonder if one could put together something like this for the GRM $2005 (or $2006) challenge? I'm guessing that ZX3s are still too expensive, even with blown/missing engines. But this is something I'd love to do.

One thing. I wouldn't name it something stupid like ZX351. I'd go for something like Hyper-Focal.
Sigh.

http://forums.carmudgeons.com/viewtopic.php?t=1046
So, the official kit is $7K. A good 351 or built 302 could be had for far less than the 15K crate motor that Ford used in the SEMA car--$5K? Call it 24K, on the road.

I don't know, Clyde. That sounds a lot more interesting than one of those Cobra kit cars, which all seem to be driven by fat old men.

Plus, you have the extra bonus of a Ford Focus that sounds like a 1968 Mustang.
is clyde a fat old guy, though? that would tip the balance into one or the other if that's the case......
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Old 09-25-2004, 03:16 PM   #8
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Kinda big and getting older every day.
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who's the least slim among the de/md/va mafia? TD? JeSTer? Snyde? Niko?
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who's the least slim among the de/md/va mafia? TD? JeSTer? Snyde? Niko?
Guess we could determine this objectively one day...
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