Monday, June 19, 2006

My latest project.

I happened to come across a 1990 Eagle Talon/Eclipse over the weekend for 1,000 dollars. So I jumped all over it like cheese on a bologna sandwich. The best part, it's turbocharged and fast as hell. The interior looks as clean as the day it was made, and the body's not too banged up. After driving that thing and then driving the Cobalt, I wanted to shoot myself. This pic is just one I found on the Internet. When I find someone with a digital camera, I'll get real pics.


Blogger NDammitt said...

Sweet, nothing like forced induction on a small displacement engine to make a twenty-something middleclass white male want to add superfluous shit to the outside of a car because it makes it look cool. (And I heard that the stickers add at least five horse power)

19/6/06 14:57  
Blogger Cohort Mandibles said...

Nothing like 105 mph from Elliott to Tinsman rd. Also, I'm leaving the exterior alone. Oh yeah, 32 mpg, sorry, we're not all rich like you, we can't afford to drive v8's all day.

19/6/06 19:03  
Blogger NDammitt said...

I don't drive the V8 all day, I have a Hyundai Elantra that gets 35 mpg, plus it has a functional rear seat (unlike the eclipse's seudo-sports car seat.) I drove more than 50,000 miles last year because I have a travel job, I don't think that I could afford to eat and buy gas if I drove a 10 mpg V8 truck everywhere. let's see... 50,000 miles / 10MPG = 5,000gal @ ~ $3.00/Gal is $15,000 for fuel alone. That would really suck.

20/6/06 05:10  
Blogger NDammitt said...

I'm not bashing the Eclipse/Talon (which is it?) There is a lot of potential for speeding tickets and auto accidents. Fun if that's your thing, but not my cuppa'.
You should really change the turbo to a larger, full bearing Garrett, with a more efficient intercooler. You can screw with the stocker for more boost by fiddling with the feedback loop, but it's designed for efficency and ease of driving, and will run WAY hot if you do. Besides, wiping those turbo's bearings is a great way to motivate you to get the Garrett anyhow.

20/6/06 05:17  
Blogger Cohort Mandibles said...

All the hop-up potential sounds great, but, haha, the car has 191K on it. It's mainly going to be used to keep the miles off the Cobalt. It's plenty fast for stock, and Lord knows I have enough speeding tickets. I think dicking around with it would cause problems. I need to eventually find another one with wayyyy less miles.

20/6/06 07:09  
Blogger Matt McMinn said...

I drive a v8 all day

20/6/06 07:27  
Blogger Cohort Mandibles said...

It cost me $32 in premium to fill my Talon. What's it take to fill an Avalanche?

20/6/06 08:18  
Blogger Cohort Mandibles said...

Derrr, no one asked your opinion scrotum feeler.

20/6/06 08:25  
Blogger Garble said...

I've never understood why people focus on the cost of a full tank. That's driven as much by the size of the tank as it is the fuel economy of the vehicle.

20/6/06 09:22  
Blogger Jim Brannick said...

that's because you've been running on "half-empty" since middle school.

Or is it "half-full"? I guess it depends on your philosophical outlook.

20/6/06 09:45  
Blogger Garble said...

The optimist would say “That glass is half full”

Jim wouldn’t say anything, he’d just draw funny pictures about it.

The Pessimist would say “That glass is half empty”

Cohort would say “It’s fucking GM’s fault that the glass get’s empty when I drink shit.” (than he’s swear some more)

The manager would say “There’s 50% unused capacity in the container.”

Lunchbox would say “I just bought more water. It’s pretty sweet.”

The Union would say “You better not think about filling that glass up without a pipe fitter, production worker, and inspector.”

Simon would say “Empty glasses are gay. I fucking hate everything.”

The philosopher would say “if the glass was in the forest and no one was there to see it, would it be half anything?”

The engineer would say “The volume of this cylinder is divided into two equal parts; one a colorless, odorless liquid, the other a colorless, odorless gas. Thus the cylinder is neither full nor empty. Rather, each half of the cylinder is full, one with a gas, one with a liquid.”

Jack would say that the glass doesn't have enough ice in it. He hates scotch neat.

20/6/06 10:20  
Blogger Cohort Mandibles said...

Haha that's pretty good garble.

20/6/06 10:27  

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