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bluej
bluej SuperDork
10/24/14 4:14 p.m.
TheV8Kid wrote: Sorry guys, I'm biased. This one is my favorite.

Engine bay shots??

chandlerGTi
chandlerGTi SuperDork
10/24/14 4:17 p.m.
mndsm wrote: Well played on the number John, well played.

Clever, did I hear seventh in the autocross?

TheV8Kid
TheV8Kid Reader
10/24/14 4:32 p.m.
bluej wrote:
TheV8Kid wrote: Sorry guys, I'm biased. This one is my favorite.

Engine bay shots??

This is not up to date, but it gives you a good idea.

Here is a link to the build thread. http://grassrootsmotorsports.com/forum/build-projects-and-project-cars/1980-pontiac-sunbird-formula/74715/page1/

TheV8Kid
TheV8Kid Reader
10/24/14 4:33 p.m.

JohnRW1621
JohnRW1621 UltimaDork
10/24/14 4:40 p.m.
mndsm wrote: Well played on the number John, well played.

They asked me what number I wanted. I said, "I'll take them all."

JohnRW1621
JohnRW1621 UltimaDork
10/24/14 7:11 p.m.

Q45, 15.3 drag and then bad engine noise. Done.

conesare2seconds
conesare2seconds HalfDork
10/24/14 9:19 p.m.

In reply to JohnRW1621:

Oof. Hope it isn't too serious.

DirtyBird222
DirtyBird222 UltraDork
10/25/14 9:59 p.m.

why is there a lack of pictures? i need moar.

JohnRW1621
JohnRW1621 UltimaDork
10/25/14 10:50 p.m.
conesare2seconds wrote: In reply to JohnRW1621: Oof. Hope it isn't too serious.

Maybe it's a rod, maybe its a lifter but either way, it is not up for the intended trip of driving it back home; 1,000 miles, to Ohio, tomorrow.
Sold it for $750 to another competitor.
Hertz rental will cost me under $100 for a one-way return.

Sad to see it go but there will be another.
I am unburdened and this car was $815. We were budgeted at $1006.49 with another $500 of new tires (not in budget.)

On happier notes, I was ecstatic to win Challenger's Choice.
Our goals were:
1) since we knew we could not win the race, we had to win the party.
2) be memorable.
We feel we succeeded .

JohnRW1621
JohnRW1621 UltimaDork
10/26/14 5:23 a.m.

Seated next to me for the banquet was Jeremy Randolph (pimpm3).
Early on, he committed as a team member of the '95 M-edition Miata.
Two months ago when the Q45 came along, he offered the car up and joined on the Infiniti team.
Last week, he then also took a major position on the Fiero Parking Lot build team.

This over-achievement did not go unrecognized as he personally took home the Spirit of the Event Award. Well deserved.

Sil80redtop
Sil80redtop Reader
10/26/14 9:45 a.m.

Anyone see concours results or the final OA spreadsheet?

SVreX
SVreX MegaDork
10/26/14 11:32 a.m.
DirtyBird222 wrote: why is there a lack of pictures? i need moar.

Beer, and sleep.

Well, actually the reason is too much beer, and too little sleep.

SVreX
SVreX MegaDork
10/26/14 11:41 a.m.
Woody wrote:
TheV8Kid wrote:

I have been imagining this scene for more than a week, but in my head, the Fiero is always parked on the left. Is there any chance that you guys could shuffle them around a bit?

I did shuffle it, but not to the left.

I shuffled the Mumpkin to the front parking lot, 'cause I figured the last place I wanted to be parked was next the the Fiero all night while they drank and did a rattle can spray job through the wee hours of the morning.

Mumpkin doesn't look good in grey.

The Fiero did. Well sort of. Eventually. If you don't count the whole "put the decals on first, then mask around them" thing.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
10/26/14 12:11 p.m.

Yes, that was awesome. Thanks, everyone, for another amazing time.

My personal highlight: seeing so many competitors helping each other to do their best.

MoD_Scotty
MoD_Scotty New Reader
10/26/14 4:03 p.m.
Sil80redtop wrote: Anyone see concours results or the final OA spreadsheet?

Is there a reason the rest of the results havent been posted yet? Would love to see how we all did before the issue comes out in four months.

JohnRW1621
JohnRW1621 UltimaDork
10/26/14 4:23 p.m.

REDUCED - $1400 http://toledo.craigslist.org/cto/4695682087.html

While I am riding in the passenger seat driving back North I found this which is about an hour from my house.

dean1484
dean1484 UltimaDork
10/26/14 4:24 p.m.

In reply to TheV8Kid:

It was a lot of heavy lifting but here you go.

Note that they also changed both cars over to right hand drive.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
10/26/14 4:24 p.m.
JohnRW1621 wrote: REDUCED - $1400 http://toledo.craigslist.org/cto/4695682087.html While I am riding in the passenger seat driving back North I found this which is about an hour from my house.

Just think, this time you have a full year to prep and sort it.

JohnRW1621
JohnRW1621 UltimaDork
10/26/14 4:28 p.m.

In reply to David S. Wallens:

NOS in year two was part of the original plan.

JG Pasterjak
JG Pasterjak Production/Art Director
10/26/14 6:29 p.m.
MoD_Scotty wrote:
Sil80redtop wrote: Anyone see concours results or the final OA spreadsheet?

Is there a reason the rest of the results havent been posted yet? Would love to see how we all did before the issue comes out in four months.

Results will be up shortly after we're all back at the office and have had a chance to audit them and write press releases. It'll be soon.

moparman76_69
moparman76_69 SuperDork
10/26/14 6:32 p.m.
JohnRW1621 wrote:

Are you guys the worst rappers ever, or the worst pimps ever? And who is the poor girl being dragged along with you guys?

JohnRW1621
JohnRW1621 UltimaDork
10/26/14 6:37 p.m.

They called us up for the two awards at the same time.
You might be looking at it wrong, the theme may have been the spectacular failure but the people loved the Q45.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
10/26/14 6:41 p.m.

But the leisure jogging suits totally ruled. I have a feeling we'll see more of them in the paddock next year.

aussiesmg
aussiesmg MegaDork
10/26/14 6:50 p.m.

I am hanging out to see some pics of the Razorback MGB's antics.

All I could see was sky

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
10/26/14 6:53 p.m.

I know, a photo of a photo, but call it instant gratification.

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