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Re: My NSX video    (Score: 1, Normal) 05-23-2018 07:22
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sennaFAN wrote:
Grace141 - the Mondeo of that era was a really nice car to drive with a brilliant chassis. It was actually nearly as nicely balanced as the DC2 ! Just softer.
They had the poor mans 1.6 then the more popular 1.8 and thirsty 2.0, all in line fours. They were pretty sweet engines. You could have the even thirstier but very nice 2.5 V6. Wasn't actually that quick, or didn't feel it, but was lovely to sit behind.
I had a couple of years working for the Ford main dealers in Bristol many years ago selling loads of these cars !
The Escort RS's were actually never that nice to drive but have a real cult following. They are making small fortunes in the classic car auctions here currently. The Sierra Cosworth even more so. My business partner has literally just sold his in auction..... for over £100k !!


I'd agree that our Contour was a similar drive to the base Integra sedans and the volume sales Accord sedans as well. Most of the Contours sold were a bit too soft and under-tired. The main complaint here was of a lack of rear seat legroom.

I've had as rental cars our current Fusion and the previous gen as a Mercury Milan. Both were nicely equipped and great to drive.

I test drove both a Turbo-GT Mustang and our Merkur XR4Ti back in the '80s. The Mustang had about 30k miles on it and was already on its second turbo. I liked both of the cars but the turbos were a question mark. I think our XR4Ti ran the SVO Mustang spec intercooled 2.3T and I thought it was nice.

sennaFAN
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Re: My NSX video    (Score: 1, Normal) 05-23-2018 09:35
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bigblue - just for you .... no V10s




Nick GravesX
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Re: My NSX video    (Score: 1, Normal) 05-23-2018 09:43
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I've got a Versa-tool like that.

And an Izy. Just the one.

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Re: My NSX video    (Score: 1, Normal) 05-23-2018 10:04
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bigblue - just for you .... no V10s

*cheesy grin* you do have a great collection of Hondas ! All nicely looked after too, so guess I can't begrudge you them :-)

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Re: My NSX video    (Score: 1, Normal) 05-23-2018 10:18
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Nick does your trimmer lose revs after a while at a certain angle ??
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Re: My NSX video    (Score: 1, Normal) 05-23-2018 10:33
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The mowers are brilliant. The wheeled hydrostatic one is incredibly light to use. I tend to use it for the edges and banks. The 536 is nearly 12 years old now and without doubt the best mower I have ever owned. Never missed a beat, starts first time even after months stood in the cold. And if a mower engine can sound good .... this one does. Lovely burble to the soft engine note. Albeit I did tweak the revs up so I could get a higher blade speed
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Re: My NSX video    (Score: 1, Normal) 05-23-2018 10:36
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I am embarrassed to say I though my 10i generator had a problem. It kept cutting out after a while after a few years without any issues. After reading the manual ( for the first time... ) I found they did that if the engine oil was too low to save the bloody thing exploding
After adding the required oil it's never missed a beat again ... doh !

CanTeX
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Re: My NSX video    (Score: 1, Normal) 05-23-2018 16:26
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Grace141 wrote:
CanTeX wrote:
Quite a while ago (1999?) in London we rented a Mondeo (think Ford Tempo) for 4 adults, dual-fuel, dangerously underpowered. I adapted to the left-hand shifter pretty well, and after lots of holding of breath and gasps from the back seat we all survived. The only problem was misjudging curbs (uh, kerbs) - so when we returned the car at least 3 of the 4 wheels were going in the same direction.

It was decided by the other three that I should never ever drive a car in England again. Fun while it lasted, though.


Oof! I'm hoping you meant our Ford Contour was the North American version of the UK's Mondeo. Our Ford Tempo was a horrible car compared to the Contour, more like a plus-sized '83 US Escort. The one somewhat interesting development for the Tempo/Topaz line was the "Polycast" lost-polystyrene or whatever it was method of casting the alloy wheels which then found their way onto the Escort/Lynx and EXP/LN7. We gave up the Fairmont series for the FWD Tempo and a few MPG. All said, if we sold our Tempo to the folks in the UK it would be best to plead insanity.

The Contour/Mystique series was a decent enough car if strangely interesting as the Contour SVT. There was a time early in the series when you could get the Probe GT V6 with the manual shift and a pretty good suspension combo in a reasonably equipped Contour. I'm sure there was some Mazda in there somewhere.

If my memory is close, the rep car version of the UK Mondeo was equipped with a 1.6L four. Is that about right?

All of those cars are extinct these days. A nice turbo Escort RS might be interesting but I doubt it.


Probably was a Contour, my bad. It was dual-fuel, propane and gas, so that added some weight. That and our friends did, um, add more than their share of ballast. Absolutely gutless. I did find out real quick on an M-road, that even though there is nothing behind you when you pull right to pass that lumber truck, that a light-flashing, honking Jaguar can be on your tail from nowhere very quickly. Me and the truck: Like one transport truck passing another. Lo-o-ong time to get around.

Our next time "across the pond" was a lot better, 2013, me sitting left-front in a new E-class limo from Heathrow to Westminster. That was as much fun as one can have without a steering wheel to hold onto. And on that same trip, us holding on for dear life in a black London cab was scary fun. "Seatbelts, please, sticky bit coming up." He wasn't kidding.

Nick GravesX
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Re: My NSX video    (Score: 1, Normal) 05-24-2018 04:49
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sennaFAN wrote:
Nick does your trimmer lose revs after a while at a certain angle ??


No. Mine's a UMC-425e I think.

It sounds a bit funny sometimes, then you realise the engine is upside down and the oil must be sitting under the piston. At least the cam ought to get some that way up.

I can only think that you might have a fuel pressurisation issue. Does the cap leak at all and are the hoses clear?





 
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