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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by dkmw, Jul 9, 2019.
I'm currently tempted by the Mazda MX5... I'm 43 so it is age-appropriate.
The imports are cool but always wanted a Cobra. Ended up going back to my first love. I had two when I was a kid. Current squeeze. '67
Yes. Roadster = open car, side curtains instead of roll-up windows.
I really coveted a Miata until I got into one. I’m 6’2”, guys. Those little cars aren’t built for me.
I currently own a ‘16 convertible Mustang. It’s close enough for me. When I’m being cheesy, I call it “The Silver Bullet” ... it’s a turbocharged four-cylinder.
I built most of a se7en (Locost+4) all the way up to a rolling frame. I had to sell the project during some financial straights. Dedeon rear suspension and inboard front shocks. Always lusted after the DAX and its front suspension though. Very clever.
Yeah, I like quick more than I like fast. That's why I'm attracted to the little rear-engined Fiats and Abarths.
I once saw the TR4's power curve described as "agricultural." It got the job done, though in the TR2, TR3, and TR4.
In the early 70s, at the 24 Hours of Daytona, we used to watch the 911s lift that front wheel as they hit the apex of the hairpin, and carry it all the way through the exit. It would stop spinning and sit there frozen. Maybe a bit much on chassis flex?
The lift-throttle oversteer in the street cars was of course infamous. They’ve engineered most of it away over the years. The Boxster has only a hint, you are correct. The fact that the Boxster is arguably a better platform is a conundrum for Porsche. That’s why my Boxster has the hand-me-down engine from previous gen 911 - they can’t put the top power plants in the Boxster/Cayman or they would be faster than the flagship 911. But passing down the engines is brilliant from a cost perspective.
Looks great! That’s what my 66 TR4A wishes it could have been.
I learned to drive on sand roads, I had the little Triumph sideways most of the time. I’d get so much sand spewed up into the engine compartment that the throttle linkage would stick. Scared the s out of me first time it happened. It was an easy fix once figured out, though.
The training paid off, though. I’ve been completely comfortable in a sliding car ever since. My Boxster’s tires are not long for this world
Let's start with this little guy.
No, not mine. Taken at a local car show in 2013.
I have many more, which I'll post as I have time.
Muscle/Antique/Show cars are a favorite subject of mine.
My BIL works for Ford and has an ecoboost Mustang. He had his flashed or whatever (changes to ECU), and it’s now around 400 hp. I keep telling him he needs to upgrade his brakes and tires to match the power. The engines can definitely handle more boost, that’s been proven at the racetrack over the past few years. The Ford GTs run about 485 hp in race trim on that same engine and could easily produce more if rules allowed.
Very nice, but they need to be topless here
Ford GT, anyone?
OK, I went through all my car pictures, and I have convertibles and Roadsters with tops, so perhaps I'll start a thread for those.
If you want topless, I have pictures from a pool party, and after a couple of bottles of champagne..
OOPPS! CAN'T DO THAT!
A 10 year old TR3 in 1969 was the love of my life but true to your post, it fell apart one piece at a time. And i was no mechanic then.
Nice Boxster @dkmw !!
My little blue car..."vengeance of Canley"!
Not mine, but a 1964 Chevelle would work, I'd prefer a hardtop, but my wife likes converts...
It would have
a LQ9 with a single turbo and a 4l80E, and run 10's...
If I could have a fantasy roadster, it would be one of these; a 507. Bet you didn’t know Elvis had a BMW back in the 50s.
Or the “re-issue”. These things have appreciated in value much as a vintage car might.
MIne... And it fits in my pocket
well... is more a Low rider
My '65 Ford Falcon "roadster"........back in the '80's. Loved that car.