The Random Pictures Thread. Only Rule: Post here more and entertain me. - Page 508 - Miata Turbo Forum - Boost cars, acquire cats.

Welcome to Miataturbo.net   Members
 


Insert BS here A place to discuss anything you want

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-21-2012, 05:29 PM   #10141  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Arl. Texas
Posts: 935
Total Cats: 25
Default

^the mustang..
That's how they come factory down unda.
Miater is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2012, 06:01 PM   #10142  
Elite Member
iTrader: (7)
 
jeff_man's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Dallas, Tx
Posts: 3,050
Total Cats: 103
Default

jeff_man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2012, 06:21 PM   #10143  
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Detroit
Posts: 1,510
Total Cats: 27
Default

I just had a pt cruiser non turbo in the shop a few weeks ago.

The guy came in requesting a water pump. After finding out that it had been leaking pretty bad for a while and was one and a half gallons low on antifreeze, I tested the coolant for hydrocarbons... Long story short, he over-heated the crap out of it and warped the head. Oh goodie I thought, one of my favorite cars to do a head on. This POS nightmare of a job took me about 12hrs to complete over two days and cost the guy 2 grand.

These cars are complete garbage. Not only is the engine shoehorned into the engine compartment so tight you could fuc.k it, but the lower control arm bushings tear after about 10k miles, the outer tierods get looser than Dan Savage's *** after 15k miles, and the rear suspension has a wonderfully designed component called a "watts bell crank" that when worn, causes the rear end to sound like you've been rear-ended by a tank when you hit a bump.

It does have some pretty sweet headroom though.
flounder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2012, 06:22 PM   #10144  
NB/VVT Connoisseur
iTrader: (24)
 
viperormiata's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Key West
Posts: 6,099
Total Cats: 239
Default

Attached Thumbnails
The Random Pictures Thread. Only Rule: Post here more and entertain me.-good-guy-ridiculously-photogenic-guy.jpg   The Random Pictures Thread. Only Rule: Post here more and entertain me.-3omljo.jpg   The Random Pictures Thread. Only Rule: Post here more and entertain me.-3ooct7.jpg   The Random Pictures Thread. Only Rule: Post here more and entertain me.-3oozkf.jpg   The Random Pictures Thread. Only Rule: Post here more and entertain me.-3om73c.jpg  

The Random Pictures Thread. Only Rule: Post here more and entertain me.-3omka6.jpg   The Random Pictures Thread. Only Rule: Post here more and entertain me.-jsw90.jpeg  
viperormiata is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2012, 09:11 PM   #10145  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: DF-DUB
Posts: 637
Total Cats: 19
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by flounder View Post
These cars are complete garbage. Not only is the engine shoehorned into the engine compartment so tight you could fuc.k it, but the lower control arm bushings tear after about 10k miles, the outer tierods get looser than Dan Savage's *** after 15k miles, and the rear suspension has a wonderfully designed component called a "watts bell crank" that when worn, causes the rear end to sound like you've been rear-ended by a tank when you hit a bump.

It does have some pretty sweet headroom though.
While I dont disagree with you that they are ----, the watts link, its actually a really good design, just poorly executed by daimler chrysler. If you look at the Fbody platform they run a panhard bar, straight bar running from the body across to the rear, and it gives you some strange characteristics in cornering, like jacking up on side of the car, plus the rear doesnt stay center.

The watts link allows a live axle to always stay centered.

Picture thread so


Attached Thumbnails
The Random Pictures Thread. Only Rule: Post here more and entertain me.-3925075_460s.jpg  
Opti is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2012, 09:14 PM   #10146  
Elite Member
iTrader: (21)
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 5,867
Total Cats: 693
Default

The original Locost was designed with a Watts link. From everything I've seen, it works well.
rleete is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2012, 09:58 PM   #10147  
NB/VVT Connoisseur
iTrader: (24)
 
viperormiata's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Key West
Posts: 6,099
Total Cats: 239
Default

Attached Thumbnails
The Random Pictures Thread. Only Rule: Post here more and entertain me.-576663_342254335833883_100001479570260_922106_1348671067_n.jpg  
viperormiata is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2012, 10:07 PM   #10148  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: DF-DUB
Posts: 637
Total Cats: 19
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rleete View Post
The original Locost was designed with a Watts link. From everything I've seen, it works well.
The work well as long as dodge didnt build them, he right about them lasting about 15K miles and miles and making a god awful noise when they go bad
Opti is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2012, 11:16 PM   #10149  
NB/VVT Connoisseur
iTrader: (24)
 
viperormiata's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Key West
Posts: 6,099
Total Cats: 239
Default

Attached Thumbnails
The Random Pictures Thread. Only Rule: Post here more and entertain me.-u8yyy.jpg  
viperormiata is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2012, 11:18 PM   #10150  
Elite Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: SoCal
Posts: 4,150
Total Cats: 19
Default

DAMN, THAT ONE lS ALMOST SHOWING FOREHEAD
gearhead_318 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2012, 11:35 PM   #10151  
NB/VVT Connoisseur
iTrader: (24)
 
viperormiata's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Key West
Posts: 6,099
Total Cats: 239
Default

I was kinda upset that they didn't use Noob Saibot or Ermac.

Subzero and Scorpion get all the glory.
viperormiata is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2012, 11:56 PM   #10152  
NB/VVT Connoisseur
iTrader: (24)
 
viperormiata's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Key West
Posts: 6,099
Total Cats: 239
Default


Attached Thumbnails
The Random Pictures Thread. Only Rule: Post here more and entertain me.-tumblr_m2upsrqyhi1qlrxk7o1_500.png  
viperormiata is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2012, 12:40 AM   #10153  
Elite Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: SoCal
Posts: 4,150
Total Cats: 19
Default



Attached Thumbnails
The Random Pictures Thread. Only Rule: Post here more and entertain me.-1290355207547178.jpeg   The Random Pictures Thread. Only Rule: Post here more and entertain me.-swastika-vw-volkswagen-tattoo-nazi-eagle.jpg  
gearhead_318 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2012, 12:43 AM   #10154  
Newb
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 17
Total Cats: 0
Default

lambo droool!!
legun01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2012, 02:34 AM   #10155  
Elite Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: SoCal
Posts: 4,150
Total Cats: 19
Default

Attached Thumbnails
The Random Pictures Thread. Only Rule: Post here more and entertain me.-427061_409259009100146_100000481503208_1606301_1084875488_n.jpg  
gearhead_318 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2012, 02:40 AM   #10156  
NB/VVT Connoisseur
iTrader: (24)
 
viperormiata's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Key West
Posts: 6,099
Total Cats: 239
Default

^^^I cannot stand people who complain about studying. Especially the ones who's parents are paying for their education. I would ------- MURDER someone to have my school paid for me.

Garage guy: He is a complete tool bag, however, the cops did the wrong thing by going up to him. They should have left him alone to stay in his garage and continue to be a tool bag. Yelling "****" is hardly disturbing the peace. They did not accomplish anything by arresting him.
viperormiata is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2012, 02:44 AM   #10157  
Elite Member
iTrader: (2)
 
triple88a's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 9,113
Total Cats: 624
Default

Question mark should be after stressful?
triple88a is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2012, 03:25 AM   #10158  
Supporting Vendor
iTrader: (10)
 
Reverant's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Athens, Greece
Posts: 5,448
Total Cats: 212
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jeff_man View Post
Wasn't there a Doom II stage called "Barrels O' Fun"?
Reverant is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2012, 04:02 AM   #10159  
Elite Member
iTrader: (1)
 
NA6C-Guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Birmingham Alabama
Posts: 7,947
Total Cats: 43
Default

It takes a turn for super nutty about half way in. Oh you silly creationists!

NA6C-Guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2012, 04:08 AM   #10160  
Elite Member
iTrader: (6)
 
blaen99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 4,093
Total Cats: 27
Default

...WUT?

That's epic NA6C.
blaen99 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Project Gemini - Turbo Civic on the Cheap Full_Tilt_Boogie Build Threads 62 03-06-2018 08:23 PM
1991 special edition with hard top full part out JC, NJ russian Miata parts for sale/trade 6 10-08-2015 03:01 PM
wiring wideband ground to battery terminal btabor ECUs and Tuning 10 09-28-2015 05:33 PM


Tags
bbbjtcws, fap damage critical, fapanoidus, fapanomanon, furious fap damage, joe perez, mlp porn, mods' asleep; post ponies, pirate treasure, redhead fine art, wetwork, where's my pants

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:50 PM.




We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.