Pictures of decently Modified cars [Vol. 2]

Pictures of decently Modified cars [Vol. 2]

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Fermit and Sexy Sarah

7,886 posts

50 months

irocfan said:
TBH I'd be quite chuffed with this....

That's more American than George Washington's horse

RB Will

5,903 posts

190 months

The front grille is putting me off.

irocfan

21,955 posts

140 months

RB Will said:
The front grille is putting me off.
770hp for the full fat version - I'd cope with the grille! hehe

DoubleD

10,516 posts

58 months

Yesterday (00:02)
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That thing is really ugly

Veeayt

2,962 posts

155 months

Yesterday (04:52)
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Jader1973 said:
I saw this at a show at the weekend. A 1966 Mercedes 250 SE with a 4.0 turbo charged straight six Ford Barra engine. I’m going to guess (given the red cover) that this is a 245T which if it is stock would put out 329 hp and 480 Nm. That is slightly more than the 110 hp and 216 Nm the car left the factory with!

I'm sure it's decently modified, but don't get this particular trend of installing non-merc engines in Mercs. Their own engines like M119, M102 and M104 are very durable and even have motorsport heritage. Why not put them in?

Jader1973

2,055 posts

150 months

Yesterday (05:44)
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Veeayt said:
Jader1973 said:
I saw this at a show at the weekend. A 1966 Mercedes 250 SE with a 4.0 turbo charged straight six Ford Barra engine. I’m going to guess (given the red cover) that this is a 245T which if it is stock would put out 329 hp and 480 Nm. That is slightly more than the 110 hp and 216 Nm the car left the factory with!

I'm sure it's decently modified, but don't get this particular trend of installing non-merc engines in Mercs. Their own engines like M119, M102 and M104 are very durable and even have motorsport heritage. Why not put them in?
Because they are a pain in the arse to get in Australia, and can’t be easily tuned?

Barra engines (and LS1s) are everywhere down here, loads of aftermarket support, and dead easy to tune to big numbers.



Escort3500

5,883 posts

95 months

Yesterday (07:59)
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irocfan said:
RB Will said:
The front grille is putting me off.
770hp for the full fat version - I'd cope with the grille! hehe
Me too. The whole thing’s a bit of an an ugly bugger but wouldn’t bother me for something so bonkers to drive biggrin

Caddyshack

1,917 posts

156 months

Yesterday (08:54)
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ZX10R NIN said:
irocfan said:
TBH I'd be quite chuffed with this....

Damn
That rear leaf hanger is asking to get caught on something and do some real structural damage.

Escort3500

5,883 posts

95 months

Yesterday (10:57)
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Caddyshack said:
ZX10R NIN said:
irocfan said:
TBH I'd be quite chuffed with this....

Damn
That rear leaf hanger is asking to get caught on something and do some real structural damage.
Aren’t they traction bars? (Still v low though).

98elise

15,682 posts

111 months

Yesterday (11:56)
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irocfan said:
TBH I'd be quite chuffed with this....

Needs another set of lights and a few more grills

RB Will

5,903 posts

190 months

Yesterday (12:38)
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I can't get out of my head it just looks like Robocop with racing stripes hehe

ajprice

16,966 posts

146 months

Yesterday (12:38)
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98elise said:
irocfan said:
TBH I'd be quite chuffed with this....

Needs another set of lights and a few more grills
And more stripes.

S1KRR

11,175 posts

162 months

Yesterday (12:54)
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irocfan said:
TBH I'd be quite chuffed with this....

Whenever I see trucks like that I think

"Great.... If I lived in America"


But I don't. And our roads, car parks and parking spaces are simply too small for a truck that size. It makes every journey a pain.

RB Will

5,903 posts

190 months

Yesterday (14:07)
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S1KRR said:
irocfan said:
TBH I'd be quite chuffed with this....

Whenever I see trucks like that I think

"Great.... If I lived in America"


But I don't. And our roads, car parks and parking spaces are simply too small for a truck that size. It makes every journey a pain.
It really doesn't. I ran a double cab Ram as my daily driver for 18 months. Did all the weekly shops, errands around town, drive thru etc with no problem. Helped I had a bench seat that I could slide across quickly to negate the LHD part. It was a little long so I tended to park out the way but I do that in any car so no different for me and width wise it would fit between the lines in any space.
The only time parking it was a problem was when I wanted to go on holiday and the airport car park wanted me to pay for 2 spaces, so we took the wifes car instead.

irocfan

21,955 posts

140 months

Yesterday (15:23)
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RB Will said:
S1KRR said:
irocfan said:
TBH I'd be quite chuffed with this....

Whenever I see trucks like that I think

"Great.... If I lived in America"


But I don't. And our roads, car parks and parking spaces are simply too small for a truck that size. It makes every journey a pain.
It really doesn't. I ran a double cab Ram as my daily driver for 18 months. Did all the weekly shops, errands around town, drive thru etc with no problem. Helped I had a bench seat that I could slide across quickly to negate the LHD part. It was a little long so I tended to park out the way but I do that in any car so no different for me and width wise it would fit between the lines in any space.
The only time parking it was a problem was when I wanted to go on holiday and the airport car park wanted me to pay for 2 spaces, so we took the wifes car instead.
What RB said - not a whole lot bigger than most normal cars, I'd be amazed if it wasn't transit sized or smaller

S1KRR

11,175 posts

162 months

Yesterday (16:01)
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irocfan said:
What RB said - not a whole lot bigger than most normal cars, I'd be amazed if it wasn't transit sized or smaller
I googled. This is for the F150 single cab but not the Shelby version. Ford Transit in Brackets

Length - 5.31M (5.5M)
Width - 2.0M (2.0M)
Height - 1.9M (2.0M

Not horrendous tbf

Compared to a G63 as an example

4.7M x 1.9 x 1.9

And Range Rover

4.9 x 1.9 x 1.8

(all current models)

RB Will

5,903 posts

190 months

Yesterday (21:13)
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I can’t remember if similar came up recently but Boxter shooting brake






Fastdruid

6,236 posts

102 months

Yesterday (21:16)
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It's well done and I like the idea...I just don't think it actually "works" as a shooting brake.

RB Will

5,903 posts

190 months

Yesterday (21:16)
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Smooth boi


And one super chunky boi


ajprice

16,966 posts

146 months

Yesterday (21:20)
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RB Will said:
I can’t remember if similar came up recently but Boxter shooting brake





After watching this weekends Smith & Sniff video, there are shades of the Allegro estate there, with the flicked up rear of the roof smile

PS. The Allegro estate does look better than the saloon. Change my mind.

PPS. What is the boot space like in that Boxster/Cayman shooting brake?