Sign out
Bimmerpost
Login
BMW E39 5-Series Forum | 5Post.com
BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read  
Go Back   BMW E39 5-Series Forum | 5Post.com > BIMMERPOST Universal Forums > General Automotive (non-BMW) Talk + Photos/Videos

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      06-09-2019, 05:12 PM   #23
Efthreeoh
Lieutenant General
United_States
5076
Rep
12,872
Posts

 
Drives: E90 & Z4 Coupe
Join Date: May 2012
Location: MARLAND

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by billnchristy View Post
My 200hp 289 2bbl 1966 Mustang is about as fast as a Prius.
But it kills the planet faster
__________________
A manual transmission can be set to "comfort", "sport", and "track" modes simply by the technique and speed at which you shift it; it doesn't need "modes", modes are for manumatics that try to behave like a real 3-pedal manual transmission. If you can money-shift it, it's a manual transmission.
Appreciate 0
      06-11-2019, 05:07 PM   #24
GenXer
Private First Class
78
Rep
148
Posts

 
Drives: BWM X1, Chevrolet Z71, Mazda
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: USA

iTrader: (0)

That's back when cars only needed fuel, sparks and air. It didn't matter how well they were metered in as long as it goes in the cylinders. It didn't matter what came out of the exhaust pipes either. You can see the floor while looking in the engine bay. 15 inch tires were the standard. Even fuel injectors were mechanical.

I left my 1972 Beetle sat in the driveway for 10 years. Put fresh gas in it, clean the plugs and carburetor, change the battery and it fired right up. Try doing that to a 1990+ car after sitting for 10 years. See what leaks, which electronics module malfunctioned, which coil packs failed.
Appreciate 1
      06-12-2019, 08:28 AM   #25
Efthreeoh
Lieutenant General
United_States
5076
Rep
12,872
Posts

 
Drives: E90 & Z4 Coupe
Join Date: May 2012
Location: MARLAND

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by GenXer View Post
That's back when cars only needed fuel, sparks and air. It didn't matter how well they were metered in as long as it goes in the cylinders. It didn't matter what came out of the exhaust pipes either. You can see the floor while looking in the engine bay. 15 inch tires were the standard. Even fuel injectors were mechanical.

I left my 1972 Beetle sat in the driveway for 10 years. Put fresh gas in it, clean the plugs and carburetor, change the battery and it fired right up. Try doing that to a 1990+ car after sitting for 10 years. See what leaks, which electronics module malfunctioned, which coil packs failed.
The '72 beetle had a lawn mower engine in it, of course that's all it needed

"Scan tools" back in the day were a dwell/tach, timing light, vacuum gauge, and compression gauge
Appreciate 2
Rmtt880.50
GenXer78.00

      07-03-2019, 06:19 PM   #26
jack10525
In Boost we trust
United_States
134
Rep
438
Posts

 
Drives: 435i GC
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: South FLA

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by ItsGary View Post
You do realize that back in the day those were big numbers right? You're comparing a modern day vehicle with all the computers and technology to an old school vehicle with absolutely nothing.

Crazy to see how far things have advanced.
This was my point but I guess most that responded missed it. I was just amazed how far cars have come technology wise. Car are so much more efficient. The mid 70's and 80's sucked for performance. I'm not a fan of huge motors that don't perform.
__________________
2015 435i GC M-Sport Mineral Grey
( o )Y( o )
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:42 AM.




5post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST