Dah_Hunters car Videos

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  1. dagleykd

    dagleykd Kei fan extraordinaire!

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    Nice video - just got finished watching it. It was your intricate temp. permit mounting system that stopped the cops from bothering you...they were amazed :p

    Love these little cars! Pity their is damage to the roof and some rust though. I noticed that when you put the roof up, you had to flip the back window area up first, close the roof cover/door and then flip the rear window part of the roof down....but I didn't see you LOCK it down in place....are there locks inside that lock that part of the roof down at the back that you didn't show in the video? Wonder how much fixing that roof would cost...

    You said it was quite cheap - how much was it imported, if you don't mind my asking...? This is another one of those cars that I seriously have on my list to own one of these days...they are supposed to be surprisingly reliable too, for a little Italian roadster.
     
  2. Derek

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    That is the key part there. It is like saying that Influenza is surprisingly fun, for a deadly virus.
     
  3. dagleykd

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    Haha, well, I guess :p

    Have you exported any Derek? I've looked around fan sites and forums for them before and there doesn't seem to be anything outstandingly problematic with them compared to any other older late '90s car, other than the obvious caveats for any convertible...?
     
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    I have only exported one. It was okay but very expensive to restore for the buyer despite the 50,000 km. He is a specialist in Italian cars and told me - Never again.

    I don't know them so well but Italian cars usually all get a warning before I allow people to bid on them. Not that they are bad cars... no. Cars that break regularly and have common problems can still be great cars. Think Lancia Delta. It just takes the right kind of buyer and the understanding that they are not like Honda Civics. They require maintenance more than just oil changes. It is part of the cost of driving a gorgeous car.

    I love the looks of the Barchetta.. and the Alfa Romeo Spider. I am not enamoured with the front wheel drive layout for a Euro open top car, but to most people, that doesn't matter. A lot of people would prefer something like this simply because it is different form the Miata and will turn more heads.
     
  5. dagleykd

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    Yeah, true, you have to know what you are getting yourself into!

    Not sure what attracts it to me. The FWD doesn't really bother me at all...it's not the type of car I would try and drive "all out" very often. A track day here or there maybe, but that would be it.
     
  6. Dah_Hunter

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    Toss the accord video together today:
     
  7. dagleykd

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    Looks like a great DD! Hopefully it won't be hard to fix the headlight trim on the front-left corner...those don't look like the same lights that were on that gen of North American Accord though, were they...?
     
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    they are Factory HID;s which i dont think were sold on them here..
     
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    I saw that Barchetta on the highway just outside of Cranbrook yesterday. It's hard to miss!
     
  10. Dah_Hunter

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    New Video:


    1998 Nissan Laurel
     
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    Dah_Hunter Looking over your shoulder, so you dont have to.

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    I been slacking, here is a new video:
     
  12. dagleykd

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    Quite nice! I like the rear end treatment with the tinting / covering on the lights!
     
  13. Dah_Hunter

    Dah_Hunter Looking over your shoulder, so you dont have to.

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    New Video of the Hino is up:
     
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  14. dagleykd

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    Nice video Ben! Any plans as to what you are going to do to it yet? Those duallies in the back definitely give it a pretty interesting look for a van, especially with those shiny rims. I still find the rear wheels look really close to the front of the fenders though, so odd!
     
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    The rear wheels are that way by design. The suspension arms are tilted forward in a way where the wheels will move back once the vehicle is under load.
     
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    Thanks for that little tid bit Derek
     
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    Oh, I know they are that way by design - you just don't see many dually vans! ;) :p Thanks for the suspension info though, makes sense now that I think about it!
     
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    New Video wandering at the Dock:
     
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    I like the dock wandering video, keep em up!!! Hino vid is good too, interesting how its geared so low for heavy load and tops out at like 120kph.
    Those Taxi's in Vietnam were the same as the wee toyota Van I drove in Bali, top speed 90kph maybe, comfortably going uphill in 5th gear at 40kph.

    I looked it up, Toyota Avanza final drive 5.125! hee hee
     
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    Dah_Hunter Looking over your shoulder, so you dont have to.

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    New Video Is up for those of your that dont Subscribe to my channel:
     
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