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Re: What do you tow with [Re: Dlennard] #88924
11/21/06 08:10 PM
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Jake

It has already started, you just got married about a week ago and now you are having to buy a new car to go to regattas.


Yeah, I know. Married two weeks and already I've sold two project-cars, my pristine classic sports car is on the 'for sale' block, and I'm building a storage building so we can reduce ourselves to a truck and a car and for the first time in about 7 years actually pull through both sides of our pull-through carport (this has actually been in motion for about a year). The good news is that I still have all the regattas on the schedule for next year, three boats (soon to be four temporarily), and an RV in the backyard.


Jake Kohl
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Re: What do you tow with [Re: Jake] #88925
11/22/06 11:09 AM
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So why the yard sale on cars? Are boats next?


Jay

Re: What do you tow with [Re: Jake] #88926
11/22/06 12:52 PM
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Jake

It has already started, you just got married about a week ago and now you are having to buy a new car to go to regattas.


Yeah, I know. Married two weeks and already I've sold two project-cars, my pristine classic sports car is on the 'for sale' block, and I'm building a storage building so we can reduce ourselves to a truck and a car and for the first time in about 7 years actually pull through both sides of our pull-through carport (this has actually been in motion for about a year). The good news is that I still have all the regattas on the schedule for next year, three boats (soon to be four temporarily), and an RV in the backyard.


Tell us about the pristine classic sports car...

Re: What do you tow with [Re: Keith] #88927
11/22/06 01:56 PM
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It's a '85 RX7 GSL-SE. This was the last year of this body style and the GSL-SE was only offered in the RX7 line for two years - '84 and '85. There aren't many of them still around. It was the first model that Mazda put the new bigger 13B rotary engine in, had four wheel disk brakes, and came equipped with a posi-track rear end. For the fans of the 1st generation Mazda RX7, this is the car to have. This one happens to be a particularly exceptional specimen.

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Re: What do you tow with [Re: Jake] #88928
11/22/06 02:34 PM
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Recognize it, those were nice cars, yours is particularly nice. Don't sell it. But that's just me...

Re: What do you tow with [Re: Jake] #88929
11/22/06 09:57 PM
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Westport, Ma. U.S.A.
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Jake, All these years I've thought you and Bonnie were already married! Congrats to you lad! The car looks very much like the one my friend bought. His is that ugly gold/bronze. I like the white better. I don't know if his is quite the same. I'll have to ask again. I had a '67 Pontiac Lemans with a 3 spd Hurst, and positrac. I was amazed driving it with bald tires in the snow. I got where I wanted to go! What exactly is positrac? All the best to you and the lovely Tybee reporter. Brian

Re: What do you tow with [Re: Brian_Mc] #88930
11/27/06 11:48 AM
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Short answer about positrac... It is a limited slip differential on the rear wheels. On regular rear wheel drive cars the wheel with the least amount of resistance gets all of the power. If you are watching a car on a slick road you will notice that one only one tire breaks loose. With positrac both rear tires would break loose.


Nick

Current Boat
Looking for one

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St. Louis, MO
Re: What do you tow with [Re: hobienick] #88931
11/27/06 12:19 PM
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how many hampster-power is that good for Jake? <img src="http://www.catsailor.com/forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif" alt="" />

Re: What do you tow with [Re: MauganN20] #88932
11/27/06 12:34 PM
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how many hampster-power is that good for Jake? <img src="http://www.catsailor.com/forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif" alt="" />


Are you talking standard or metric hampsters?

Re: What do you tow with [Re: Keith] #88933
11/27/06 12:42 PM
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The Queen's Imperial English, as if there's anything else :P

Re: What do you tow with [Re: MauganN20] #88934
11/27/06 02:19 PM
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how many hampster-power is that good for Jake? <img src="http://www.catsailor.com/forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif" alt="" />


It's good for something like 160 high-reving hamsters but the car is very light.


Posi-trac rear ends actually have a clutch in them that when one wheel spins considerably faster than the other, it engages power to both rear wheels. Some posi rear ends have a fluid viscosity systems to transfer the power.


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Re: What do you tow with [Re: Jake] #88935
11/29/06 12:11 PM
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She's beautiful Jake! "particularly exceptional" says it best.

GARY


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Re: What do you tow with [Re: hobiegary] #88936
11/29/06 01:44 PM
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She's beautiful Jake! "particularly exceptional" says it best.

GARY


Thanks - she can be yours! On Ebay now.


Jake Kohl
Re: What do you tow with [Re: Jake] #88937
11/29/06 04:12 PM
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Jake, bring it down to Sebring, there is a whole racing class of those things. What kind of gas milage does that rotary get anyway, on the highway, when you keep your foot out of it? (at 65mph)


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Re: What do you tow with [Re: Timbo] #88938
11/29/06 10:04 PM
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This car is bone stock '85...not much of a racer...more for looks, handling, and prestige. I did have a 1.2 Liter 1982 model that I made several mods to and had about 225hp. In it's day, it was a 5.0 killer (sounded like a lawnmower on steroids - but they quit laughing shortly after I took off and smoked the tires all the way to halfway through 3rd gear). I had two project cars that I wanted to turn into the SCCA show-room racers but gave up when I found boats. They're not much for gas mileage - about 18 around town and maybe 22-24 on the freeway!


Jake Kohl
Re: What do you tow with [Re: Jake] #88939
11/30/06 09:22 PM
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2003 Dodge 2500 Cummings Diesel <img src="http://www.catsailor.com/forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif" alt="" />, Put over 45,000 mile on her in the first year.

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Re: What do you tow with [Re: saylor_nacra] #88940
12/01/06 05:29 PM
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“an island in the Pacific....
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“an island in the Pacific....
This thread now has the most replies ever. It now exceeds the "NAHCA bans all non-Hobies from events" thread. This one is much more positive too! <img src="http://www.catsailor.com/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />


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Re: What do you tow with [Re: hobie1616] #88941
01/16/07 03:09 PM
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beware of the TEST!! <img src="http://www.catsailor.com/forums/images/graemlins/ooo.gif" alt="" />


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Re: What do you tow with [Re: Banzilla] #88942
01/16/07 09:36 PM
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I had to angle-grind/cut a ratchet extension out of a spark plug tube tonight on my tow vehicle tonight.

Damn thing went IN but damnit didn't wanna come on out.

Re: What do you tow with [Re: MauganN20] #88943
01/16/07 10:15 PM
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I had to angle-grind/cut a ratchet extension out of a spark plug tube tonight on my tow vehicle tonight.

Damn thing went IN but damnit didn't wanna come on out.


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