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#29448 of 35182 Re: more oddities [roadburner]
Jan 21, 2013 (12:58 pm)
C+D actually put one of those in an E-Type Jag.
#29449 of 35182 Re: more oddities [oldfarmer50]
Jan 21, 2013 (12:59 pm)
Yeah, it started life in 1966 as a 230 CID engine, offered in the Tempest/LeMans, with 207 hp. For 1967, it went to 215 hp and was offered in the Firebird as well. For '68 it was stroked to 250 CID, but still with 215 hp. For 1969, it peaked out at 230 hp.
Those were very good numbers, for a 6-cyl. Most of them only put out around 140-155 hp.
And, while those were gross numbers, that 215-230 hp probably translates to around 140-160 net. So, still in range of what some ~350 CID engines were putting out in the mid-70's.
I've heard that the OHC-6 tended to go through timing belts every 20-30,000 miles. But other than that, I haven't heard anything bad about it. I'd imagine it's an interference engine though, so that could throw a wrench into things, if you're not religious about changing those belts!
And, I wonder if the problem with the belts was that, simply, the material wasn't as good in those days? If you had one of those engines today, I wonder if the improved materials would yield a longer lasting belt? Or, was it just something about the engine that was hard on them?
#29450 of 35182 Re: more oddities [dieselone]
Jan 21, 2013 (1:29 pm)
1975 was not the high water mark.
but compared to the L6 Gremlin and Toyota Corolla I had (both '75s) I am sure the Vette still sounded and felt like a rocket ship.
#29451 of 35182 milestone - 2 of them
Jan 21, 2013 (3:16 pm)
I think I hit 2 milestones today on my last "punch". I believe the Integra is now officially with me for 1 month (I had it a week longer I think before I could get to the DMV to register it). So consider it a 1 month anniversary.
and I hit 100 miles on it today! At the pace I am going, it might be the Ides of March before I need to put gas in it again (does gas spoil like milk?)
#29452 of 35182 Re: milestone - 2 of them [stickguy]
Jan 21, 2013 (5:17 pm)
Add some sta-bil to your gas to help it last longer.
#29453 of 35182 Re: milestone - 2 of them [ateixeira]
Jan 21, 2013 (5:26 pm)
It's a small tank, and I never let it get that low. I think I can get by without it.
#29454 of 35182 are we spoiled?
Jan 21, 2013 (5:30 pm)
driving my "old fashioned" car (a MY 2000 is old fashioned, right?) I realized how used to some features I have become.
it is a shock to not have keyless entry (let alone comfort access/push button start, which my wife is now addicted to), an outside temp gauge, radio that tells you what song is playing, stereo controls on the steering wheel, TPM (I absolutely love this!), auto lights, a trip computer with multi functions, and probably some more stuff that I am forgetting. And other than the TPM and push button start, my '07 Volvo has all the other stuff.
I need my luxury darned it. Plus a car that is not 3" off the ground. You know how hard it is to haul an old carcass out of a low slung bolstered sports seat?
#29455 of 35182 Re: are we spoiled? [stickguy]
Jan 21, 2013 (5:35 pm)
My 04 is completely loaded for its time, but yes there are some newer things I miss.
Back up cam/parking sensors
#1 though is Bluetooth!
In the spring I'm installing a Navigation/XM/Bluetooth unit. This will help out a lot.
#29456 of 35182 Re: are we spoiled? [tjc78]
Jan 21, 2013 (5:51 pm)
some of those I have never had, and don't really care all that much (cooled seats and Navi). I don't even use AC much, and am fine with a garmin.
Bluetooth is nice, but in the RDX I never sync my phone. My daughter sometimes streams to it though.
I forgot the back up cam. Love that on the RDX.
#29457 of 35182 Re: are we spoiled? [stickguy]
Jan 21, 2013 (6:46 pm)
I'm with you stickguy. I love my 2001 Prelude Type SH. It is lightweight, tossable, & has a slick shifting 5 speed manual transmission.
My BMW has pretty much everything: Automatic Dual Zone Climate Control, 3 Stage Heated Front Seats, Leather, Heated Steering Wheel, Navigation, Bluetooth, Tire Pressure Monitoring System, Trip Computer (with avg speed, avg mpg, & distance to empty), smart cruise control, power folding mirrors, auto leveling Bi-Xenon headlights that swivel, automatic transmission, a sophisticated (rear wheel drive based) AWD system, traction control, stability control, power seats, iPod integration...
The BMW is also a fantastic driving car & is perfect as my daily driver. My only problem with it is that my wife has a set of keys to it too (good thing I leave before everybody gets up). I'm glad I only drive the prelude when I WANT to now.