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I bought a ... few things

Postby Arthur Dent » Thu Sep 01, 2016 9:34 pm

Since everyone else had buying a car threads I thought I'd post what I bought this last month or so

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1991 Honda Nighthawk

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2001 Dodge Grand Caravan for the wife

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1982 Dodge Aries for a beater rally

All three cost me less than $2500 :lol:
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Re: I bought a ... few things

Postby tut » Fri Sep 02, 2016 3:58 am

Which beater rally?

Nice score!
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Postby sombrio » Fri Sep 02, 2016 5:11 pm

Score!

Are you a big motorcycle guy? I'm kind of motorcycle-curious. :mrgreen: It sounds like a lot of fun but I'm just too damn scared to drive a motorcycle here in SoCal. Maybe on country roads or something. What are the specs on that Nighthawk?
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Postby Swerve » Sat Sep 03, 2016 3:15 pm

Those are all great.
Like Sombrio, I'm mo-curious but scared of the dying aspect of mo-wnership.
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Re: I bought a ... few things

Postby Talon » Sun Sep 04, 2016 12:12 am

You live in Canada?

That''s a lot of Tim Hortons
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Postby 1300zuk » Thu Sep 08, 2016 2:58 am

I was all disappointed to see the minivan, then that k car <3
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Re: I bought a ... few things

Postby Arthur Dent » Mon Sep 12, 2016 4:23 pm

It is my first bike. Its only a 250cc I get made fun of for my toy or girly bike but its a lot of fun. Great bike to learn on. Could use another gear for the highway - only a five speed. Haven't died yet so that is a positive. Hopefully riding defensively and not like a retard will help.

And yes Canada so many Tim Hortons. People love them for some reason.

Here is the Beater Challenge - https://greatbeaterchallenge.wordpress.com/

1200kms mostly through the mountains. I'm a little worried as the K-car is so gutless with a carb.
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Postby thewalrus » Mon Sep 12, 2016 5:05 pm

Nice bike. I still toy with the idea of learning how to ride, and buying something not not particularly fast - but good looking and interesting - Triumph Bonnyville or something similar.

THe challenge looks awesome - but, yeah, that route gets hilly, quickly. Could be interesting to see how the car performs with that kind of altitude change.
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Re: I bought a ... few things

Postby thewalrus » Mon Sep 12, 2016 5:19 pm

Something seems off with those points, though.

I'm not sure that a person doing the trip in a 1989 Volvo should get 100 more points than someone doing it in a 1990 Chevy...
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Re: I bought a ... few things

Postby Arthur Dent » Wed Oct 12, 2016 2:57 pm

The Aries survived the whole trip ... mostly.

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Aries was slow, slow.

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added a paint tray cold air intake to combat overheating.

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Sold it when I got home. Bought a V8 TR8 instead. It is actually more blue than the green it looks like in the photo.
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Re: I bought a ... few things

Postby tut » Wed Oct 12, 2016 8:28 pm

That is awesome!


I've never seen a paint tray intake before... Only dustpans....

At least it would have been heaps of fun :D
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Re: I bought a ... few things

Postby Turbojett » Sat Oct 15, 2016 4:22 am

That's a pretty Triumph. Looks to be in great shape, too. How's it run? On a scale of good to British?
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Re: I bought a ... few things

Postby Arthur Dent » Mon Oct 17, 2016 4:13 pm

It runs great. Awesome V8 rumble. Almost none of the electrics works. When I bought it the signals, lights, brake lights, wipers, heater fan didn't work. So far I spent a bit of time and get the headlights to work - only one pop up light comes up now. Should be able to sort the rest. Brakes need bleed too. But I got it for a good price.
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