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Old 11-16-2017, 11:58 AM
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You did a great job Bob. I'm always amazed at how well these cars are engineered and drive.
Yep! As an ERA newbie, I couldn't agree more. This car feels like the vintage car it emulates and is still quite comfortable mixing it up with modern traffic.
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It's in my DNA. My first personal cars were (vintage) Porsche, Alfa, and SAAB. It never occurred to me to build a Hot Rod - or even an Austin Healey. (No offense to classic British car owners. ) *E-Types (and Jag sedans) were the exception, almost going too far in the other direction.

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I bought a new 1980 Turbo SAAB way back then. They were built like a tank compared to late 70s early 80s American cars. Turbo was a bit weak in town but on the highway it was in it's element. The key down on the floor was always a conversational piece.

I was living in SE Kansas at the time in a small town and they had annual vehicle inspections so I took it in to a gas station. After awhile the mechanic sauntered in and said one of the things he had to check off on his inspection list was the condition of the fan belt. He said I know it has to have one but I don't see it. I asked him if he had looked back by the firewall. He got a big kick out of that backwards engine and transaxle.
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Can't say I've had a SAAB but have had a few old Volvos...I definitely enjoy the old Porsches though. Another vintage car that is capable of modern touring.

My current garage as of a few days ago (the blue car is on it's way out soon... I hope!)
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Sorry, just realized we kind of made a mess of Patrick's bushing thread.
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Sorry, just realized we kind of made a mess of Patrick's bushing thread.
No problem. Actually, I'd like to see a couple of nice pics of the new mounting method on the 759 and up cars. So somebody please post some pics.
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Well, it turned the photo sideways and won't upload the close-up of one of the mounts, for some reason...
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Well that is just lovely. Still custom on the inside, with the change in lock to lock and tie rods, but stock on the outside.
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