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  • New to the Forum from Pittsburgh, PA USA

    Needless to day a big fan of MCM. However I am an equal fan of Australian cars. I currently have a 1988 XF Falcon Ute that I have owned for just over a year and a half, and a XB Falcon Ute that will need major mending. I bought the XB from a bloke in Oregon, and the XF was from Warwick QLD. Bought it based on photos from Carsales.com.au. Owner thought I was nuts, but realized I was for real. Had the ute sent to Charlotte NC and drove it 8 hours home to Pittsburgh. Looking forward to posts on the MCM site. I will do some searches on the Barra Cressida as I want to build a Barra engine for another possible Aussie Falcon. What I like about MCM is their passion for the cars they like, and in turn, makes it fun to watch and learn about what they like. I find that they are not automotive snobs makes it more fun.

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    Welcome to the forums!

    That's exactly what it's all about, just enjoying what you like!

    There will be people that read this message who even love the Yugo 45 and they're quite possibly the worst vehicle ever. but if it's what they're into, then that's what counts
    Last edited by MHR1294; 22-01-2019, 06:25 AM. Reason: definitely thought of something worse car wise ahahahah
    I stripped my car out so much it now has 49/49 weight distribution.

    Project Diesel Tune:

    https://forums.mightycarmods.com/for...ct-diesel-tune

    My new Daily HA36S Alto Works

    Martin's Kei to success

    https://forums.mightycarmods.com/for...uki-alto-works

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      Agreed. Its not designed to be tribal or fractional. I like to learn as much about the owner as the choice of car. Or as I place it, the fellowship of the thing.
      Three to go
      Four to go before I can post
      Five might be it, I have things to discuss.
      Frankly, this weekend we had some typical winter weather in the northern hemisphere. I was watching some of the First Season of MCM or then MightyMods. Its been a blast to see how the show has evolved over the years. Highlighted by the Roadkill episode, still make me smile just thinking about it.
      Last edited by MHR1294; 13-02-2019, 04:38 AM. Reason: Merge posts

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      • #4
        Would be cool to see any projects you start in the members rides section.

        No need to spam posts We have a low volume of users so it's less than 5 as a minimum count for the time being.

        Weather here has been unusually mild, 10 degrees C forecast for a whole week! perfect for working on cars.
        I stripped my car out so much it now has 49/49 weight distribution.

        Project Diesel Tune:

        https://forums.mightycarmods.com/for...ct-diesel-tune

        My new Daily HA36S Alto Works

        Martin's Kei to success

        https://forums.mightycarmods.com/for...uki-alto-works

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          I do not think there is ever bad weather to work on cars, even when its -17C here
          Thought of an Ecoboost in a Sunbeam Alpine the other day. Hmm.
          When I can post, I would like to ask about the opinion of the Subaru Baja, Mad or Not Mad. Was only made here in the States. It didn't help Subaru in some ways in reliability but they are holding a value higher than they are worth. The turbo versions would be at least desirable. JDM engines find there way here as well.

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            Originally posted by ken1939 View Post
            I do not think there is ever bad weather to work on cars, even when its -17C here
            Thought of an Ecoboost in a Sunbeam Alpine the other day. Hmm.
            When I can post, I would like to ask about the opinion of the Subaru Baja, Mad or Not Mad. Was only made here in the States. It didn't help Subaru in some ways in reliability but they are holding a value higher than they are worth. The turbo versions would be at least desirable. JDM engines find there way here as well.
            You can post anywhere - except build threads.

            I think the Baja is awesome, it's like (at the time) the modern equivalent of the brat.

            Which ecoboost engine would you put in an Alpine? I think too much power would make it have a bit less character.
            I stripped my car out so much it now has 49/49 weight distribution.

            Project Diesel Tune:

            https://forums.mightycarmods.com/for...ct-diesel-tune

            My new Daily HA36S Alto Works

            Martin's Kei to success

            https://forums.mightycarmods.com/for...uki-alto-works

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            • #7
              Anyone can put a 260 in it and make it a Tiger Clone. The Mustang 2.3 would be more fun. I want to build a hand built 32 Ford Roadster Pick up with the same engine idea, accept independent rear end. I think the 2.3 would be cool to juice up a little bit, with the light body it would probably go like stink as they say. Spend more time on the suspension.

              The Baja was the closest thing to a Ute in the states if you do not count the Ranchero and El Caminos. The Brat, aka Brumby, was unusual. Still a few decent ones here for sale. When I had my XF Ute at the local winter indoor car show, some people looked at it and said is that a Brat! LOL well no!

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