Cool 80′s cars

Category: Cool Cars

nissan 300zxA lot of cool cars were made in the 1980′s and many can be bought for cheap. Many of these sport cars can handle and perform equal or better than many new cars for similar or less money. There were impressive import and domestic cars and a reasonable variety of each. Lets go through a list of cars by their manufacturers starting with domestic cars. Unfortunately tightened emission specs limited the horsepower potential of the 1980′s era cars, so some cars will be judged more on their handling abilities. One way to beat the stricter emissions standards was to use a smaller engine with a turbo to increase the horsepower.

 

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Aftermarket Steering Wheel Replacement

Category: Cool Cars


This aftermarket steering wheel conversion is being done on a Mazda Miata but it can be done on any other vehicle the same way. Some people change the steering wheel for looks and for more leg room. You will also shed a few pounds, this steering wheel shed 10 pounds, not a lot but every bit helps. First either find the fuse for the airbag or remove the battery cable so that you don’t accidentally make the airbag go off. Make sure that the steering wheel is turned to where tour wheels are straight foreward. To remove the steering wheel, start with the four bolts in the back side of the wheel. These nuts will allow the air bag to be removed.

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Lambo Door

Category: Cool Cars


Lambo door kits will make your car stand out of the crowd! This article will cover the installation of the lambo door conversion kit. The lamborghini door kit comes in a bolt on kit or a universal weld on kit. This door installation was on a mitsubishi 3000 gt using the weld on kit. The first thing that will need to be done is removal of the fenders. The top bolts are located under the hood where the fender wraps over from the side. There will be bolts on the bottom of the fender, the front, and possibly some in the back where the door opens. Remove all of the bolts and carefully pull back and out to remove the fender.

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Buick Skylark

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The buick skylark is an often misinterpreted car. When you have an image of musclecars the chevelle is more likely to be remembered. Many don’t realize that the buick skylark gran sport was a machine built to perform. Even back in 1965 it had a 401 “nailhead” engine that produced 325 horsepower and 445 ft/lbs of torque, a car built to go fast with class. In 1967 the skylark gs came out with a new engine and slightly different looking car called the gs 400. The new 400 ci engine produced 340 horsepower and 440 ft/lbs of torque. It also stepped up the acceleration by using a 3 speed turbo 350 transmission. It also came with a smaller 340 engine option that made 260 horsepower and 365 ft/lbs of torque which was respectable for a smaller engine.

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Chevy s-10

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The chevy S-10 is in one way to the 80′s and early 90′s, what hot rods were decades ago. A cheap platform in which people customize in multiple ways. As with all custom vehicles first there needs to be a large aftermarket parts following. This could not have be any better as people today still have multiple options. Alot of younger people would purchase these trucks for cheap. They would then put fiberglass ground effects and other body kits on them to give them a sporty look.

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Pontiac solstice

Category: Cool Cars


American soil is about to be graced with a two seater sports car origionating from it’s own soil! And the solstice is a very stylish car! This from a company that once had a very capable 2 seat sports car called the fiero. Pontiac’s first fieros released were done prematurely and gave the teriffic later cars a bad reputation. Pontiac left the market saying that two seat cars were no longer interesting to the public. Only to have the mazda miata sucessfully enter the market immeadiately after. On a positive note pontiac is ready to re-enter the market with a very capable car. The two seater roadster has a hideaway soft top that manually retracts. The solstice will come standard with a five speed manual transmission with overdrive. The solstice will come equiped with a 2.4 liter four cylinder engine. The engine will have an output of 177 horsepower. With an engine displacement of 2.4 liters the aftermarket is sure to brew up some high performance parts. The solstice is sure to be a hit at it’s salesprice of just under $20,000.

Mazda RX-7

Category: Cool Cars


The Mazda rx-7 and now rx-8 are well known as very capable sports cars. The rx-3 led way to what became the rx-7 powered by a 12b rotary engine. The 12b stands for 1.2 liters of displacement as the 13b stands for 1.3 liters. All rx-7′s came with a rotary engine and were 2 seater cars. The rotary engine works completely different than a conventional piston otto cycle engine.

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