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john vanlandingham
John Vanlandingham
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Re: Introduction / 4 seater cage question
March 08, 2015 02:24PM
excellent post..
Briefly what you're saying is turning wrenches and hacking and welding a necessary evils to allow us to do the fun part: beating on cars down a fun hunk of challenging road..

There may be some satisfaction in doing a job well done on a motor build or a suspension mod---but that's a different thing than the HUGE MINDLESS FUN of doing closed road SSs.

And simple prep of a decent 'known quantity" car is expensive and time consuming enough, as is the maintenance...
This is so appropriate, apologies to Micheal Herr and to Gustav Hasford





The garage...shit. I'm only in the garage.
Every time, I think I'm gonna wake
up back in the Special Stage.


When I was home after my first
rally, it was worse. I'd wake up
and there'd be nothing. I hardly
said a word to my wife until I
said yes to a divorce. When I was
here,in the garage, I wanted to be there. When
I was there...all I could think of
was getting back into the Stage.

I'm here a year now. Waiting for
a inspiration. Getting softer.
Every
minute I stay in this room, I get
weaker.

And every minute Charlie
does rally stage in the bush...he gets
stronger.
Each time I looked
around...the walls moved in a little
tighter.




Everyone gets everything he wants.
I wanted a mission. And for my
sins, I gave me one. Brought
it up to me like room service........



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Re: Introduction / 4 seater cage question
March 08, 2015 02:40PM
Also, John, those 7 and 8 second DSMs running auto are well known in the Diamond Star community and they're known to have some pretty tricky witchcraft inside the slushboxes. I was really surprised the first time I saw someone running an auto transmission at the DSM shootout, but that Kiggly guy knows how to make them work.
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Re: Introduction / 4 seater cage question
March 09, 2015 10:35AM
you got to love freedom of choice!



I would rather drive a slow car fast as a fast car slow!
first rule of cars: get what makes you happy, your the one paying for it!
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Re: Introduction / 4 seater cage question
March 09, 2015 10:43AM
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Dexter
Also, John, those 7 and 8 second DSMs running auto are well known in the Diamond Star community and they're known to have some pretty tricky witchcraft inside the slushboxes. I was really surprised the first time I saw someone running an auto transmission at the DSM shootout, but that Kiggly guy knows how to make them work.
Anything is do-able---eventually.
What is the cost is always the question..

And OK they work for 7 or 8 seconds..

Do the things work for 30-40 hours?



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Re: Introduction / 4 seater cage question
March 11, 2015 06:12PM
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Mad Matt F
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If I came here now, asking for help to build the Justy. I would hope folks would say to me what they are to Tim.
..... Because 10 yrs ago, no way would I have thought I'd still be wrenching on the Justy... Life changes.

But the Justy has the correct number of cylinders for a true performance rally machine.
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Re: Introduction / 4 seater cage question
March 12, 2015 07:56AM
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buerckner
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Mad Matt F
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If I came here now, asking for help to build the Justy. I would hope folks would say to me what they are to Tim.
..... Because 10 yrs ago, no way would I have thought I'd still be wrenching on the Justy... Life changes.

But the Justy has the correct number of cylinders for a true performance rally machine.

I didn't say all the talk would convince me to not build it...

You just wait. something wicked this way cometh! winking smiley
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Re: Introduction / 4 seater cage question
March 13, 2015 12:23AM
If you squint and look from just the right angle, a Justy is actually identical to an S1 Quattro (3/5th scale)
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Re: Introduction / 4 seater cage question
March 14, 2015 03:23PM
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tdrrally
next time use the subframe from outlander

its all beefy evo I-III bits and nearly bolts in

you got any more details on this? I haven't modified my GVR4 yet, and if there's legit reasons to run this outlander setup (namely, more potential travel) I'd be all about it. If it's just cuz, I will stick with my standard GVR4/DSM rear end parts.

PM will work if you don't want to clutter up this guys thread. I'd appreciate it
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Re: Introduction / 4 seater cage question
March 14, 2015 03:35PM
i was working on a 4/5g mirage that uses the same basic stuff as the outlander and evo 1-3
it would be easier for you to use dsm/gver4 bits



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Re: Introduction / 4 seater cage question
April 03, 2015 02:51AM
I read this whole thread. You better finish the fucking thing. I want to see some AWD donuts on pavement or a 10 second colt.
Then buy some quitters caged half finished subaru when you want to try rally. You obviously have the mechanical skills to complete someones project. That's what I wished I had done. Now I'm finishing blue subaru number two,(2nd car in 6 six years) and should be having fun and kicking ass in a couple months.



Brap Brap.
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Re: Introduction / 4 seater cage question
April 03, 2015 06:47AM
i looking forward to seeing anf AWD COLT VISTA "POWER SLIDE!!!!!!!"



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