Question of the Day: What's Your Dream Project?
I was chatting today with my teammate Murilee Martin about what we're going to do after our Black Metal V8olvo wins the $1,800 in nickels at the upcoming LeMons race. Man oh man, do we have some brilliant ideas. Brilliant in the same way mixing cocaine with heroin is brilliant. However, I can't talk about them as they are of course top secret. Well, except for one — imagine an El Camino'd first generation Infiniti Q45. Can I get a hell yeah? Then Murilee showed me this two ice cubes beyond cool wine rack made from a Jaguar V12 block and crank. That got me thinking. I drink wine, the local junkyards here in LA are (nearly) overflowing with dead XJ12s and I can lift heavy things (that crank alone has to weigh 150 pounds). Still, getting that oil leaking hunk of aluminum clean would require tremendous effort. And since it's a malaise era Jag, it would find a way to poison the wine while simultaneously going on strike. No, my dream project is a Se7en. Specifically one from AutoPro Motorsport. You supply the Miata (which accounts for 85 percent of the finished Se7en), they supply everything else. That said, I have the mechanical inclination of thumbless chimp and a budget to match. Still, one day. You?
Me, I'd like to put a Mazda rotary engine into a Panhard PL 17.
grinchsmate: "hot environmentalist chicks" Huh?
1969 Olds 442
LS1, 2, 3 or 6 engine and modern 6-speed manual tranny dropped into a C3 Vette. Stiffer suspension, and wheels that look stock, but are slightly bigger by 1 to 2 inches, for less sidewall and better grip. I'm actually considering taking the ASE certification courses offered at the local community college just to get this ball rolling. The classes are dirt cheap and I'd learn how to deal with a car from bumper to bumper.