And I was just thinking that a 'Vette with small block weight but big block power would be sooo cool to drive!
There are many cars that others really like and that I can appreciate even if I might not buy one just saying.
All good gents. 4banger was the loser that started this thread... remember him? Woe is he? Never got a JPS.
Its not who you work with, but how you work with somebody. That would be on topic with this thread. JC and I got coupes after 4bangers failed attempt. Vey nice coupes no less. Perfect no, but pretty darn good (JC's had issues). They aren't supercars... maybe a super VW. ...About an average real 356 Porsche and an ok replica. Maybe. ZF knows my coupe moves out. I know JC's car moves out. But just average VW or Subie hi-po.
I brought up my latest car as when I post a pic of my boy and I out driving the back roads (he in his 2000 beemer) & people start bragging up their 'ultimate' cars. Me me me... So, so did I. Off topic hits quick on this forum lol. But what do you expect for a JPS thread. Its a condescending thread.
I knew some knowledge-less soul would start yapping how a 396 is a big block. Bite! Yes it usually is. Different combinations of stroked small block are becoming popular. And powerful.
I chose the 396 sbc just for this reason. For some ignoramus to tell me its a big block. LOL Fun. It has big block power across the board. I could of picked a 427 sb also. I wont speak any more of my car. Its for other areas of motorsport interest.
I appreciate the interest, and the non interest...
they are torque monsters, had a 66 vette 396/425 and a 67 vette 427/390that was bored to 454,solid lifters,hotter cam..the good ol days, wish i still had them
that was a nice car,shouldnt have sold it :}}}}}} it was too small a car for me and it was a sauna in the summer
My local RSF C&C is still going on. It has always been a medium sized contingents though. You went to the RSF C&C during your JPC shake out weekend. Come down again and bring your bike (find a way to mount it on the coupe). Don’t know about the OC C&C though.
Right on Robert! Ya I need to get back down your way. My kid lives in Oceanside and pedals/putts around on a old school bicycle. I am building up a old Schwinn cruiser myself. Just for fun. You're a roadie right? I have a road bike too.
I'm gonna need to bring a 53' trailer down!! Good to hear from you.
Sounds great. Yes I’m a roadie but I also have a Mtn Bike. And I found a way to mount it on a repro Lietz luggage rack that’s on my 912. My Vintage gets driven all year round but I can always find time to drive a Suby Coupe. Send her my way if you ever want to part ways with your JPS - I’m calling first I think I told you that last year 😁
My friend jncspyder has a pretty faithful to original in sinister black coupe (pictured above) . It's a great socal car. He has been putting nice parts on it since he took delivery. Another Subie mover.
He turned me on to Bobs, as Robert hooked me up at RSF C&C. Both fun events friends. Thank you.
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Looks like chalk art form his little ones.
There's a bay window bus that shows up to local shows that is painted in black chalkboard paint. He rolls up and puts boxes of caulk out left and right.
Mostly it's fun for the kids, but a couple of times he's had some real artists go at it, with striking results.
Hey guys, the Cars & Coffee in South Orange County (San Clemente) is still going strong. It's a huge gathering EVERY Saturday 09:00 - 11:00 rain or shine. Here's a link...
Also, here's a link to SoCal Car Culture. It has an event page that lists every car gathering in SoCal. There's a gathering every day of the week year 'round.
Here is my neck of the woods. Pacific Northwest. Not socal, not populated! ...Orchard country. Could be backroads like I did with RacerX in cali.
My car cannot be much lower. The big azz Subie oil pan is the limiting factor - and I have already drug it. Sure feels low climbing in!
Fogged in, raining & some snow now in my fabulous (?) PNW at the moment. The car is on the tender, covered & sea foam in the tank. And ready for spring.
Just got back from a walk through the neighborhood in the Atlantic Northeast and, I gotta tell ya, we were freezin' our cheeks off out there (yeah, those, too!)
35º when we left, walked for 20 minutes and 28º when we got back at 15:45. This really sucks after having two weeks of mid to upper 70's!
This is that time of year where regardless of how good your cockpit heat is, the rest of the car is really stiff from the cold and rides like a truck. Lots of new squeeks and (g)rumbles and the shifts are always stiff because the transmission never really warms up.
Hate the thought of putting Pearl away for her hibernation, but life is getting in the way.
We had a string of 60°< this week. Got out for a little drive yesterday, put my new/old tires on and tried them out. Was planning on a nice drive today but although it's 62°, is sprinkling and overcast. Probably snowing where I'd planned on driving.
Due for rain/snow the rest of the week. Fingers crossed for a few nice days next week.
Max, Small Car Specialties makes a shortened oil pan for Subaru. It's not cheap, $400, but is cast aluminum.
Subarus are mounted in the Subaru chassis higher due to their transmission design.
Then you can lower it or not, but worry no more about dragging the pan.
There are others available, or you can cut your own down.
The shortened pan should be standard equipment on any Suby install.
My only negative thought would be, cast aluminum cracks. If this one hits the ground (which it shouldn't right?) it stands to crack. I have cracked aluminum cases on motorcycles. Just saying.
My stocker is steel, and a very thick bottom on it.
Fuel for thought. ...I better buy an improved shifter first lol.
Max, my old CB thinline sump is cast aluminum, and it never hit the ground.