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Old 06-10-2019, 08:28 AM   #16
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1973 Lincoln Mark IV 2-dr Continental with a Ford 460 4bbl.
A huge tank.
It was pretty fast.
Set the cruise at 100 -120 mph on Route 80 going to Joliet.
Still have it.
Sitting elsewhere.


Handled terrible in emergency cornering.
So Heavy of a car.
Main frame horn right behind the front wheels is almost 11 inches deep.
Why they rode so nice.
I used to race stock 5.0 Mustangs & beat them with the Big Lincoln.
The Rim Blow horn was kinda neat.
Doors closed like a Bank Vault.
So much steel everywhere.


GM never built a car like it.
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I miss my 1965 lemans with a 496 BBC the most of all the cars I owned it was certainly not the fastest, it only ran in the 10.8s but it was a fun car.
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'70 Nova SS 350 4speed in hugger orange. I got in my junior year of high school. That was a fun car.
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'70 Nova SS 350 4speed in hugger orange. I got in my junior year of high school. That was a fun car.
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Hey Grumpy, was that a Pontiac Tempest? My Uncle let me take his 1965 Pontiac Catalina 2+2 for prom night. 421, 4 speed, 4bbl. Red with black interior and a big ole' Hurst shifter. I loved that car. My friend in high school got a red/black '65 GTO ragtop for graduation present. 389 tri-power, 4 speed. I loved that car too. GTO was a Tempest/LeMans…..I think. One of them had an overhead cam engine also. Kinda cool for "the day".
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The car I wish I still had..... my 2008 BMW 750Li. Much better than my current 2013 750Li.

Also wish I had my 77 Trans Am and 06 Charger SRT8.
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The car I wish I still had..... my 2008 BMW 750Li. Much better than my current 2013 750Li.
That's the twin turbo I was talking about in an earlier thread. I just bought a 88,000 mile 2009 BMW 535i x-Drive Touring (Wagon). 2 months and 12,000 trouble free miles. Great car and it has electric head rests.
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The 2008 had no turbo just pure V8 power from the 4.4L. The twin turbos added in 2009 ruined the motor. My 2013 burned a quart of oil every 750-1000 miles. Finally got BMW to address the issue....they replaced one of the turbos, all turbo cooling lines, valve stem seals, radiator, 2 fuel injectors, and the intake....to the tune of $15k....thank goodness for the CPO warranty. Now it only burns a quart every 2500 miles.

The 6 cylinder twin power turbo (which is really one turbo) is a much better motor. My 2011 535 had that motor and it was great. My next BMW will be the 440 convertible with that motor. No more turbo V8 motors from BMW for me.
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The 2008 had no turbo just pure V8 power from the 4.4L. The twin turbos added in 2009 ruined the motor. My 2013 burned a quart of oil every 750-1000 miles. Finally got BMW to address the issue....they replaced one of the turbos, all turbo cooling lines, valve stem seals, radiator, 2 fuel injectors, and the intake....to the tune of $15k....thank goodness for the CPO warranty. Now it only burns a quart every 2500 miles.

The 6 cylinder twin power turbo (which is really one turbo) is a much better motor. My 2011 535 had that motor and it was great. My next BMW will be the 440 convertible with that motor. No more turbo V8 motors from BMW for me.
Pretty common on home built, Pro Built, and Factory High Ouptut engines Ponch including Turbocharged single or Twin.
Crankcase ventilation issues under boost.
Piston rings fail not Tool Steel or stainless.
EPA tunes to pass emissions.
Turbo bearings failed.
Excess oil flow to Turbo bearings.
Oil drain back issues.
Supplier parts problems.
They are set looser on intake and exhaust valve guides for boost especially exhaust valve guides so they don't sieze grab the Exhaust valve. EGT temps can rise to 1400-2000 F WOT extended.

As you found already knew prior Normal aspirated no power adder still most reliable without huge power goals wanted needed.

Oil gets pulled down exhaust guides also On Boost pressure. Needed to keep lubricated. Don't seize up.
Going to use oil.
Some more than others.
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Yep, mine has the twin turbo six and uses a quart of oil every 3000-4000 miles and I hear that's really good. My first BMW was a 1974 2002 tii that I bought used in 1978 or so. They've come a long way. I like the wagon because there must not be many of them. I've not seen one since I bought mine. My dream car would be the 1991 or so 850i. Maybe the prettiest car ever made.
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Yep, mine has the twin turbo six and uses a quart of oil every 3000-4000 miles and I hear that's really good. My first BMW was a 1974 2002 tii that I bought used in 1978 or so. They've come a long way. I like the wagon because there must not be many of them. I've not seen one since I bought mine. My dream car would be the 1991 or so 850i. Maybe the prettiest car ever made.
Had a guy on Grumps recent make over 2 HP per cubic inch NA from an old 1989 BMW 4-cylinder.
All Finate amplitude waves Ram induction tuning.
Hole in bottom end torque curve he did not like.


I was told in the past Mercedes has better base metals to build machine up than anyone else.
Seen the cams on a 380SL V8 I worked on in the past.
Like a High end pro stock engine no expense spared.
Roller cams & shined like a silver mirror over 30 years later original.
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Pfffffft! In the '80's BMW made over 16 horsepower per cubic inch from an engine designed in 1961. 1.5 liters 1500 horsepower (1000 HP/liter) 80 psi boost and nearly 12,000 RPM. Think what they could have done with a 350 cu. in. engine. It would have had to make 6000 horsepower and could run an entire Formula 1 race at 12,000 RPM. That can't be done today with space age materials and computers.

The Honda S2000 engine always amazed me. 120 Horsepower per liter naturally aspirated. No one had done that before. It has a 9000 RPM rev limit and came with a factory warranty. That was nearly 20 years ago. They are very reliable engines.

That's called engineering.
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Pfffffft! In the '80's BMW made over 16 horsepower per cubic inch from an engine designed in 1961. 1.5 liters 1500 horsepower (1000 HP/liter) 80 psi boost and nearly 12,000 RPM. Think what they could have done with a 350 cu. in. engine. It would have had to make 6000 horsepower and could run an entire Formula 1 race at 12,000 RPM. That can't be done today with space age materials and computers.

The Honda S2000 engine always amazed me. 120 Horsepower per liter naturally aspirated. No one had done that before. It has a 9000 RPM rev limit and came with a factory warranty. That was nearly 20 years ago. They are very reliable engines.

That's called engineering.
Grumpy and me both told him to put a Turbo on it.
Pretty good for N/A.
He had neat Velocity Stack tubes rolled formed hidden inside of each Composite plastic runner.
Just Huge plenum volume. Almost big as the BMW longblock itself.
No intake port velocity till revs got up there.
So Ram induction tuning Finate Amplitude waves not working.
Whatever present down low caught up in Invisable eddy current laminar flow.
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Pfffffft! In the '80's BMW made over 16 horsepower per cubic inch from an engine designed in 1961. 1.5 liters 1500 horsepower (1000 HP/liter) 80 psi boost and nearly 12,000 RPM. Think what they could have done with a 350 cu. in. engine. It would have had to make 6000 horsepower and could run an entire Formula 1 race at 12,000 RPM. That can't be done today with space age materials and computers.

The Honda S2000 engine always amazed me. 120 Horsepower per liter naturally aspirated. No one had done that before. It has a 9000 RPM rev limit and came with a factory warranty. That was nearly 20 years ago. They are very reliable engines.

That's called engineering.
Engine Parameters - Parametrics I call it.
Application and Race specific for goals.

355-389 ci is all you need for 1000 Hp and not use High Boost.
High Boost is risky.
Also takes the very Best parts made.
To make it last will coat 4-10 times more start to finish.
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