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@ Phillip Island today with PCV....

 

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12 hours ago, The Fez said:

@ Phillip Island today with PCV....

 

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Fastest speed into T1?

 

Not that anyone measures of course...

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On 21/01/2019 at 10:45 AM, Darren69 said:

Fastest speed into T1?

 

Not that anyone measures of course...

The GT3 cup cars, later models I'd say approx 250-260 km/h...

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On 13/01/2019 at 10:51 PM, digitalhome said:

Looks like a toyota 86!

 

with a bmw z4 rear end

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That is one pretty E type. Red leather interior,  noice!

 

E type was one of my favourites when I was a kid. I spent hours drawing cars and car spotting while on family road trips.  I also liked the XJS and XJ sedans. XJ sedan has suffered the most I think. The rear overhang looks too much now.

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23 hours ago, Powerglide said:

 

Wow, so much sexier than any new sports car on the market. 

 

Reterosound also do repop's for the Aussie classics, I've got one in my Prem 

 

 

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And I used RetroSound in my NA MX-5 for a minimalist look.

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I have absolutely no need for one, but I really want a new Suzuki Jimny. The reviews for this new model have been really positive.

 

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35 minutes ago, mikizee said:

I have absolutely no need for one, but I really want a new Suzuki Jimny. The reviews for this new model have been really positive.

 

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Cute!

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Just thought I'd throw this one up. I used to own this car, for about eight years.....the Sprintex Magna (prototype). Sprintex Supercharged 3.5l V6, 225 kW, 422 Nm, AWD, lowered and lots of fun....and there is only one. It featured in the April '05 issue of Wheels and also on a stand at the Melbourne Motor Show in '04. The blower died (lube line detatched) about 18 months ago and I sold the car back to the guy I bought it off. He is now doing a full restore.....

 

These are some of my photo's of it. NB: Not the original wheels but the new owner has sourced a complete set of the original 5 spoke alloys.

 

Gee, I miss this car. It was so sweet! 👌

 

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2004 Mitsubishi Sprintex Magna VRX AWD Supercharged

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I had a soft spot for the awd when I worked there. Even in standard form they were a great thing and alot of fun was had in them during development. 

 

'Word' had it that one of the marketing managers stockpiled almost a dozen awd prototypes in a hidden back block of the Tailem Bend proving ground for a rainy day when we could mule up newer versions or do something interesting with them.... Unfortunately, the 'drought' remained and they were discovered by the toe cutters and  all crushed during the clean up there before sale of the proving ground. 

What MMAL achieved with little or no support from the parent company was a credit to the people there (AWD was one example). 

They basically engineered the aluminium crossmember from scratch in what I heard was just a matter of months. 

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19 minutes ago, christosd said:

I had a soft spot for the awd when I worked there. Even in standard form they were a great thing and alot of fun was had in them during development. 

 

'Word' had it that one of the marketing managers stockpiled almost a dozen awd prototypes in a hidden back block of the Tailem Bend proving ground for a rainy day when we could mule up newer versions or do something interesting with them.... Unfortunately, the 'drought' remained and they were discovered by the toe cutters and  all crushed during the clean up there before sale of the proving ground. 

What MMAL achieved with little or no support from the parent company was a credit to the people there (AWD was one example). 

They basically engineered the aluminium crossmember from scratch in what I heard was just a matter of months. 

I can't believe they crushed them! 😫

 

You're right about what MMAL achieved in their last years....after the Sprintex went, I bought a Mits 380 Platinum. It's a wonderful car, one of the best this country has produced I would say.....and on a shoestring budget.👍

 

PS: The guy doing the Sprintex restore has a 380 motor (3.8l) to put in it.....that motor supercharged is really going to move!🙏

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I worked on noise vibration harshness for 380. I know that car inside out and still have my s1 vrx that I grabbed on my way out. Body and paint is a bit rough from my wife driving it to her northern suburbs job and it copping car park dings from being such a wide car. But it has sat in the shed for the last 5 years waiting for my son to learn how to drive. 

I know others might not see it as a car of interest but I haven't found anyone (other than people who have a clear and illogical bias against mitsis) that haven't enjoyed driving them. They eat miles on interstate drives unlike any other car in its class. 

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13 minutes ago, christosd said:

I worked on noise vibration harshness for 380. I know that car inside out and still have my s1 vrx that I grabbed on my way out. Body and paint is a bit rough from my wife driving it to her northern suburbs job and it copping car park dings from being such a wide car. But it has sat in the shed for the last 5 years waiting for my son to learn how to drive. 

I know others might not see it as a car of interest but I haven't found anyone (other than people who have a clear and illogical bias against mitsis) that haven't enjoyed driving them. They eat miles on interstate drives unlike any other car in its class. 

 

Agree. I travel the Calder Freeway from Castlemaine to Melbourne frequently these days and it's a pleasure in the 380. I have to say the standard sound system is quite impressive as well! I love how solid and tight the 380 is. Mine was 11 years old when I bought it and it felt like a new car.....and still does. Toy tab construction.....genius!👌

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..time for a redux....

 

 

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I have absolutely no need for one, but I really want a new Suzuki Jimny. The reviews for this new model have been really positive.
 
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Suzuki Jimny 2019 handed three-star ANCAP safety rating.

In this day and age, surely that’s unacceptable.

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31 minutes ago, barn door said:


Suzuki Jimny 2019 handed three-star ANCAP safety rating.

In this day and age, surely that’s unacceptable.

The rating system was changed.

Three stars now is not the same as three stars before.

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I can't seem to see any evidence of tools or trades person related items anywhere in this vehicle?? Must be used for other purposes...

 

 

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is that a Nissan with a merc badge on it?

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On 08/02/2019 at 6:55 PM, stevoz said:

 

Agree. I travel the Calder Freeway from Castlemaine to Melbourne frequently these days and it's a pleasure in the 380. I have to say the standard sound system is quite impressive as well! I love how solid and tight the 380 is. Mine was 11 years old when I bought it and it felt like a new car.....and still does. Toy tab construction.....genius!👌

 

Those trips have seen the death of my 380....I hit a big roo on the Calder a couple of weeks ago and the car was scrapped by the insurer (RACV.....they ripped me off on what they gave me back for it, subtracting the remaining years premiums off the total.....another $670 off my payout.....bastards!) Anyway, I got another 380 (in a better colour....below). They're a great car!👍

 

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On 04/02/2019 at 1:47 PM, mikizee said:

I have absolutely no need for one, but I really want a new Suzuki Jimny. The reviews for this new model have been really positive.

 

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Fabulous little thing. Live axles front and rear, insanely good approach , departure and ramp over angles. 

 

The only thing you loose to the big boys are ultimate clearance clearance and wading depth that 95% of people never get close to exceeding. No good for big Safaris, petrol is not great to transport, hot exhaust ,small tank and limited carrying capacity.

 

For smaller trips, long weekends away, sand work, small tracks just brilliant. Little Suzzies have been driving past bogged heavy weights in the sand for decades.  Spot on for fishermen and the daily runabout on the farm and in the bush.

 

Might be a fair old waiting list, they can’t build them quick enough to meet just the Japanese demand. These will hold their value big time. Funky, fun, cool.

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2 hours ago, stevoz said:

 

Those trips have seen the death of my 380....I hit a big roo on the Calder a couple of weeks ago and the car was scrapped by the insurer (RACV.....they ripped me off on what they gave me back for it, subtracting the remaining years premiums off the total.....another $670 off my payout.....bastards!) Anyway, I got another 380 (in a better colour....below). They're a great car!👍

 

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Looks like someone has taken excellent care of that old girl.

 

Sorry to hear of the death of the last one, the value insurers put on cars today makes any vehicle with a couple of years under the tyres liable to being written off without a very big a shunt.

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My father's 1963 EH that I'm helping to restore back to her former glory.

It's been ongoing but it's coming together slowly. The Interior arrived back last week and looks fantastic wrapped in clear plastic. 2018863326_RED20EH.jpeg.468351ba6b87c795f0a8a2643f3fa242.jpegIMAG0871.jpeg.b9a3549dec588457b01b0360d07975c8.jpegIMAG0870.jpeg.655cf9d59b6659e2b4a919a4904ddc47.jpegIMG_1528.jpeg.2e0a94a7ec14d6163d37a32dee17f0bd.jpegIMAG0703.jpeg.9564e41b19d6ecc6c2e73b15482e138a.jpeg

 

 

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