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isobars



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't even drive my little Subaru butt-rocket on the mainland as it was designed to be driven; what on earth does one do with 600 hp on Maui? Wink

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Winding canyon roads with no top was the idea but you saw the flaw in my plan right away. Too much power for a 2300 lb car even with race car suspension and 12 in wide tires. I started racing SCCA and it was too powerful for that also. Your WRX has balance and a decent ride, acceptable noise level, outruns Corvettes, gets decent milage, etc.
Cobra attracted women in bikinis.
I learned my lesson.Yessirree.I took the profit and bought a slantnose Porsche 911 with a 400 HP Chevrolet 350 V8 mounted in back together with Marc Lefebvre. We are gonna hold the mods to 450 hp max. Stored it until I go back to Maui. My next free car.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

keycocker wrote:
Cobra attracted women in bikinis.


My WRX is a hatchback, i.e., a wagon. Any women it attracts got no business wearing bikinis. Wink

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I drive a Subaru Forrester which, apparently, is a magnet for women in comfortable shoes. So I've been told.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

keycocker,
A 450hp V8 in a 911? That's got to be about the stupidest, most dangerous, pin-headed concept anyone's had since the 12th grade. I must know more!

Did you do it yourself? Any links or pics? Can you negotiate a turn at an intersection without swapping ends?

Mike
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2008 1:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just bought it in Nov. in the Maui News.
www.renegadehybrids.com
These guys built mine in 1990. Oddly enough a 1989 Porsche turbo motor weighs the same as a Chevy 350 and more than a Chevy LS1 Aluminum 350 which costs about US$1500 used. Rebuilding the Porsche motor cost maybe $10K
Most of these conversions also get race car suspension mods same time so in general they handle better than the donor car.
For the WRX crowd they have a Subaru conversion
http://news.windingroad.com/aftermarket/flat-four-fabulousness-renegade-hybrids-subaru-wrx-powered-porsche-914/
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