[elky] Re: Some interesting (and fun) motor swap/race links

  • From: STILLFRANKSFAULT@xxxxxxx
  • To: elky@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 24 Jul 2011 12:26:45 -0400 (EDT)

no it was the Italian job, John's right
Smokey Mt Frank  

In a message dated 7/24/2011 9:54:07 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,  
elcam84@xxxxxxxxx writes:

                   Wasn't that supposed to be called the California Job?

Robert Adams

On Sat, Jul 23, 2011 at 1:19 PM, John Christensen <_johncgg@xxxxxxxxxx 
(mailto:johncgg@xxxxxxxxx) > wrote:

Were they loaded with gold bars (Italian Job)?

On Sat, Jul 23, 2011 at 10:39 AM, <_STILLFRANKSFAULT@xxxxxxxx 
(mailto:STILLFRANKSFAULT@xxxxxxx) > wrote:

A Mini car club just went down my street, I counted 25.
Smokey Mt  Frank  

In a message dated 7/23/2011 11:00:34 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time, 
_elcam84@xxxxxxxxxx (mailto:elcam84@xxxxxxxxx)  writes:

                   If you like driving that mini try a Fiat 500( built on 
the  Panda). Bigger inside more power and handles better too. Surprising  
considering it's a Fiat. They are starting to really advertise in DFW  now too. 

Those chevettes were interesting cars. Decent size inside and gas  mileage 
that is rarely matched today other than with eurpoean diesels  but it had no 
power... You could look at the chevette as more of a  london city car but 
on the big side.

Oh on our way to Oklahoma a wile back we passed a  pugeot... Who would buy 
one of those, especially here?

Robert  Adams

On Sat, Jul 23, 2011 at 6:09 AM, John Christensen  <_johncgg@xxxxxxxxxx 
(mailto:johncgg@xxxxxxxxx) > wrote:

I used to have a 1986 Chevette. It was a great  little 5 speed 4 door with 
air. Cindy loved it. Part of the reason we  went with the Mini Cooper this 
time around. They were gutless though.  


On Fri, Jul 22, 2011 at 1:20 PM, Ray Buck <_rbuck@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
(mailto:rbuck@xxxxxxxxxxxx) > wrote:

My  friend Wes from the Nova list is racing a Chevette in a series  called 
_http://www.chumpcar.com_ (http://www.chumpcar.com/)    

Absolutely crazy.  Here he is after the  last race:

Then  there's a guy who wrote up a how-to on dropping a 2.8 V6 into a  

Interesting writeup.  Makes me think about turning the  Camaro into a race 
car and building a  sleeper.


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