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Old 02-13-2009, 09:05 AM   #1
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I don't know if this has made the rounds here or not but someone just sent this to me in an email:

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lmfao...
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Does that guy on the right have a mullet?

If so, nuff said.
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looooool
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Lol!
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i hope they tried to dyno it like that and fucked up the car......the owner didn't even know its rwd?
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HA HA.

Reminds of the time when the inspectors strapped down my 92 marquis with the front wheels on the rollers.
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sad thing is, half the people that see that look at it and go "what's the problem?"
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Lots of people I know thought my car was FWD. A few have tried to convince me it was. That guy should sell me his wheels.
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HA HA.

Reminds of the time when the inspectors strapped down my 92 marquis with the front wheels on the rollers.
Same thing happened to me one time I took the 4runner to get smogged. I don't know WTF made the inspector think it was FWD. It's almost forgivable with a car, but a 20+ year old truck? Jeez. Most inspectors are at least smart enough to look under the vehicle if they don't know.
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I don't think I would have even said anything until they had it all strapped down ready to start the dyno.
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Would have been funny to see the "after" picture when they went to roll it
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i hope they tried to dyno it like that and fucked up the car......the owner didn't even know its rwd?
There isn't a tag at all on the car at all. Notice it has the bracket only. I bet this is at some shop for a pre-sale inspection and they wanted to poke fun at a ***'s car. Idiots.
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The veteran, domestic car crew at work frequently informs me that its "too bad your car is fwd." I actually threw down a $100 on a bet that my miata was significantly faster than his "shelby gt" all the way around...but he didn't pay up last night.
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Maybe it's a FWD Honda K20 swap?
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that makes sense
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Nice AV, ray_sir_6.
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Nice AV, ray_sir_6.

Really? Being gay helped him nail Vanessa Hudgens. If that is the case then damn, I need to be gay.
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Lots of people I know thought my car was FWD.
I've had the same problem. To most folks who come from the domestic muscle crowd, all Japanese compact cars pretty much look alike. Frankly, I have the same prejudice with modern American cars. I know that some newer Caddies are FWD, but I couldn't tell you which ones. And I know that an increasing number of sedans (meaning >0) are RWD, but again, couldn't name 'em.

Shortly after I bought my '92 (when it was running on 185 all-seasons) A friend from work was riding with me in the car to lunch. He's a very experienced and competent shade-tree mechanic, and an intelligent person generally. He owns an early '80s Camaro with a very hot 305, a late '60s Caprice convertible with a 454, an El Camino, etc.... Built 'em all himself. He even does his own transmissions. In Memphis, he built engines for the local Saturday night stock car crowd.

He's no fool.

Anyway, he's in the car, and I take a corner or two under power, throttle-steering for fun. He remarks "I've never seen a FWD car to that before." I inform him that it isn't FWD. He is slightly incredulous. I stop, get out, open the hood, and point out the orientation of then engine. He still goes to the back and looks under the car, to verify that there is in fact a differential (and what he refers to as "tiiiiiny little axles" back there.

But I understand.
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Where's the second picture in this sequence?
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