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Steve_Jones
Steve_Jones Dork
6/3/22 5:02 p.m.

So this appeared overnight, anyone recognize it?

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
6/3/22 5:05 p.m.

Paging captain downshift...

Powar
Powar UltraDork
6/3/22 5:30 p.m.

I wish it would appear in my driveway instead.

hobiercr
hobiercr UltraDork
6/3/22 6:27 p.m.

There goes the neighborhood.

stafford1500
stafford1500 Dork
6/3/22 6:46 p.m.

Looks like its time for hot laps of the neighborhood...

Just add another tick mark for every lap. This car and one other were dueling for most runs at the challenge.

Pete Gossett (Forum Supporter)
Pete Gossett (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
6/3/22 7:40 p.m.

In reply to Steve_Jones :

Honestly if it still had power steering I probably would have rented a tow dolly to bring it home from the Challenge last year. 

Steve_Jones
Steve_Jones Dork
6/3/22 7:57 p.m.

In reply to Pete Gossett (Forum Supporter) :

It's just here for a pit stop, heading to PA in a few days

Stampie
Stampie MegaDork
6/3/22 8:01 p.m.

In reply to Steve_Jones :

I know it well.  Pretty sure I kicked it's ass with an 85 Buick Riveria. 

MyMiatas
MyMiatas New Reader
6/3/22 11:09 p.m.

I owned a Stick Shift Escort GT back in the day. It was set up for auto crossing. The thing handled great! I put in my own cold air intake on it. Fun to drive!  :0) That one looks the same year.

Floating Doc (Forum Supporter)
Floating Doc (Forum Supporter) PowerDork
6/4/22 11:50 a.m.

I enjoyed a couple of runs in it, as did several others. 
 

I suggested that we name it Town Bike. 

Captdownshift (Forum Supporter)
Captdownshift (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
6/5/22 8:10 p.m.

How did I miss this thread before now :lol: sorry about the property values! 

Parts for the repair were procured this afternoon and I'm having to resist the temptation of picking up another BP and G series as I could have them out in about 90 minutes. 

I still need to weld up the Prius column to compensate for the PS delete. Add that to the list of things to get done before October. 

Captdownshift (Forum Supporter)
Captdownshift (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
6/5/22 8:14 p.m.

Also, I wish that I could post a video straight to here, without uploading it elsewhere (1st world problems) but I nuked the shift linkage in rather spectacular fashion. 

Stampie
Stampie MegaDork
6/5/22 8:28 p.m.

In reply to Captdownshift (Forum Supporter) :

Make sure you improve it.  I'll bring a 57 year old Mustang to beat it this year.

Captdownshift (Forum Supporter)
Captdownshift (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
6/5/22 9:24 p.m.

In reply to Stampie :

It's getting a Prius swap. 

Stampie
Stampie MegaDork
6/5/22 9:33 p.m.

In reply to Captdownshift (Forum Supporter) :

Ok if you think that'll improve it enough.

Captdownshift (Forum Supporter)
Captdownshift (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
6/5/22 9:50 p.m.

I'm kind of surprised that I didn't see the Riviera in the junkyard when I was getting parts for the repair.

Stampie
Stampie MegaDork
6/5/22 9:53 p.m.

In reply to Captdownshift (Forum Supporter) :

Wouldn't have surprised me either but it still beat your Escort.  Maybe this year it'll break into the top 2/3s for you. yes

Captdownshift (Forum Supporter)
Captdownshift (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
6/6/22 10:23 a.m.

In reply to Stampie :

Keep talking and I may be willing to make a friendly wager on the autocross portion of the program...

Stampie
Stampie MegaDork
6/6/22 1:06 p.m.

In reply to Captdownshift (Forum Supporter) :

Fitting that you only want to bet on 1/3 of the contest as I'm sure you'll be in the bottom 1/3rd overall.

Captdownshift (Forum Supporter)
Captdownshift (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
6/6/22 1:37 p.m.

In reply to Stampie :

That's a lot of talk from someone preaching their placing above the car last year, when they lost the dynamic score...

 

Maybe talk is the key to scoring on concourse. 

Steve_Jones
Steve_Jones Dork
6/6/22 2:35 p.m.

The bird hates the "car" too

Stampie
Stampie MegaDork
6/6/22 3:51 p.m.

In reply to Captdownshift (Forum Supporter) :

I think it's sad that you still judge your car's worthiness against an 85 Buick Riviera. Our goals are normally higher but glad we could provide you a stretch goal last year. Let me know if you want to me to present your car this year. I'll start off with "this car almost beat an 85 Buick Riviera in last year's Challenge."  Maybe just that line would get your concourse score up to a 12.

Captdownshift (Forum Supporter)
Captdownshift (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
6/6/22 7:32 p.m.

In reply to Stampie :

Or you could say, I didn't purchase this car from the event organizer, but had they been selling it, I would have. That would also work. 

Captdownshift (Forum Supporter)
Captdownshift (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
6/6/22 7:34 p.m.

In reply to Steve_Jones :

I apparently need mini owls on the side view mirrors 

TVR Scott
TVR Scott SuperDork
6/13/22 8:53 p.m.
Floating Doc (Forum Supporter) said:

I enjoyed a couple of runs in it, as did several others. 
 

I suggested that we name it Town Bike. 

The Escort Service!

I took a few laps in that one and had lots of fun.  The manual steering is part of the charm.

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