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 Posted: 09-17-2014 08:21 am
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Randallclary@icloud.com

 

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This sounds like fun to reminisce.

1968 - 1963 MG Miget - First car I really did any mechanical work - rebuilt engine - I blew the old one up. Coolness 50% - Performance - 20%

1970 - 1968 Fiat 124 Sport Coupe - Broke the timing belt after 1 year. Coolness 50% - Performance 50%

1971 - 1971 Datsun 510 Sedan (orange) - Great car - Coolness 60% - Performance 60%

1973 - 1961 Jaguar XKE Roadster 3.8 - Unbelievable car in Miami, FL. Bought for $1395 and sold 3 years later for $2500. Coolness 90% - Performance 90%

1975 - 1975 Ford Granada - First really family car - Coolness - 40% - Performance 50%

1976 - 1965 VW Bus - 11 window - Great for just being a cool vehicle. Has a bigger engine and a 8V battery on a 6V system. The lights were bright. Coolness 70% - Performance 50%.

1976 - 1968 Jaguar XKE 2+2 3.8 - Burned too much oil and I missed the convertible. Coolness 60% - Performance 60%

1979 - 1979 Ford Escort 2.0 - Great car, great engine, used it for everything
Coolness 50% - Performance 70%

1984 - 1984 Isuzu Impulse - Great looking car that was well built, very sporty. Coolness 70% - Performance - 60%

1884 - 1984 Plymouth Voyager - Now have two kids so the little 4 cylinder Mitsubishi engine did fairly well. Coolness 40% - Performance 50%

1994 - 1993 Volvo 240 - Well what can you say - practical, rock solid, but boring. Coolness 40% - Performance 50%

1994 - 1993 Mitsubishi Diamante - Great car with all the goodies and a reasonable price. Coolness 50% - Performance 70%.

2001 - 2001 Lexus GS300 - Great car with great performance - very reliable and still have it. I drive this one. Coolness 70% - Performance 80%

2012 - 2012 Lexus ES350 - Another great car with unbelievable acceleration for a big car and it runs on regular UL. Wife drives this one. Coolness 60% - Performance 70%

2013 - 1973 Jensen Healey #13046 - Have I lost my mind? In the middle of a major restoration. My life has changed forever. If and when I ever get this on the road again, I can evaluate again. Right now Coolness 70% - Performance 50%. I expect that when the restoration is complete, the rating will grange to Coolness 99% - Performance 99%. WE SHALL SEE !!!

11/30/15 - Well 2 years later and about 90% complete with the restoration. Just put the transmission back in today and plan to drop the rebuilt upgraded engine back in this week. 2.2L stroker crank, 104/107 cams, Delorrtto 45's, 10.5:1 racing pistons, and ported rebuilt head from West Coast Racing. New paint and interior.. Hope to have power to the road in January 2016.

Last edited on 11-30-2015 07:29 am by Randallclary@icloud.com