Hooniverse Asks- What Would You Do With a Crate Motor?

Let’s say you’re sitting in the bathtub, enjoying a relaxing soak, when the doorbell rings. You curse whoever is disturbing you and quickly jump out of the tub. Throwing on a robe, you make your way to the front door, only to be greeted by the site of a stake bed truck pulling away, its diesel clatter reverberating through the neighborhood upon every shift. Looking down, you see a wooden crate with something ominous peering out, and the letters LS visible between the slats.
Yanking the shipping label from the crate you note that it has your address but the name is unintelligible due to a smudge of what looks to be mustard, probably from the driver’s lunch. Calling the shipper is of no avail as they say the address was correct and you’d need to take it up with the originating party, but they won’t tell you who that is. Eventually you give up and are resigned to the fact that this is a situation of finder’s keepers, losers weepers.
So now you’re stuck with this crate motor, 444-lbs of V8 sitting on your front porch, right smack dab where the mail man drops your monthly issue of Cat Fancy, so you’ve got to get it out of there. Running around to the garage, your robe flapping like crazy bird wings, you drag out the cherry picker and leveler and roll them up to the porch. Hoisting the well-packed motor isn’t tough, although you get hydraulic fluid all over your robe and notice the neighbors are starting to peer out of their windows so you decide it might be a good idea to throw on some pants at the very least.
Eventually, you are dressed, and the crate motor is sitting in the garage. You contemplate it over a cold beer and wonder what to do with your new-found bounty. Walking around the crate you lean against your old Miata that’s been sitting there for months with a burned valve. The layer of dust covering it excites with that action and fills the air with tiny motes that reflect the light coming in through the window. They then settle on the ’32 Ford High-Boy sitting next to the Miata.  Tt’s equally immobile due to a gaping hole that stands between the upright radiator shell and the firewall. Taking a long, slow gulp from your beer you reflect that it’s been years since that car has seen the light of day, and even more since the ’64 Malibu SS in the last bay of your garage has been out – its 396 still with rod punched through the block. Shaking your head, and taking another swig of your lager, you think to yourself, what am I going to do with this damn motor?
Okay, snap out of it, that’s just kind of everybody’s fantasy, but imagine your were a recipient of the unexpected gift of a crate motor – and it doesn’t have to be an LS-anything, it could be a Ford 302 or 347 Stroker, or . . . whatever. The question is, where would your drop it? Do you already have a place to put it like our fictional friend above? Or, would you go out and find a recipient for this heart transplant? Or, would you un-box it, throw a piece of heavy glass on top of it and make it the centerpiece of your living room feng shui?
Image sources: [Corvetteforums, guaranteedhorsepower]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

The maximum upload file size: 64 MB. You can upload: image, audio, video. Links to YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and other services inserted in the comment text will be automatically embedded. Drop files here

  1. Alff Avatar


    1. P161911 Avatar

      I was looking at Land Rover Discover V-8s and carb intakes just the other day. It would be almost factory, they did make an MGBGT V-8.

      1. Alff Avatar

        I had a friend in college who transplanted a 289 into a B. It wasn't particularly well executed but the result was scary quick. The little Buick derived V-8 would be a historically appropriate choice.

    2. KillerZomBee Avatar

      What could possibly go wrong? 🙂

      1. Alff Avatar

        At least the odds of such an animal killing me are greatly reduced by the odds of me actually succeeding in completing the transplant.

  2. Al Navarro Avatar
    Al Navarro

    Simple: Seven.

    1. Tim Odell Avatar
      Tim Odell

      Big block Se7en…?
      Seems to be a contradiction of terms.

      1. Thrashy Avatar

        Nah, it'd be a Cammer Se7en, I bet. Gotta be respectful of that Ford/Lotus history.

        1. JeepyJayhawk Avatar

          Wouldn't that make it an 11?

          1. Goingincirclez Avatar

            Big Bite and Big Gulp, meet Big Block.

          2. dr zero Avatar

            I'm guessing you don't mean one of these:
            <img src="http://cache.jalopnik.com/assets/resources/2008/02/Lotus_11_Racing.jpg"&gt;

      2. Al Navarro Avatar
        Al Navarro

        My buddy with the LS1 in his Rotus would say it's a delightful contradiction. His the car Jonny wrote about down at the Dragon in 2007. Scroll down.

    2. skitter Avatar

      I concur, but would prefer my crate motor to be an F20C, the O.G. 2.0L, 9000 RPM S2000 motor.
      My second choice would be a Smart Roadster, plucked from a pasture of questionable legality.

      1. Balestra Avatar

        smart? bleargh!

        1. IntendedAcceleration Avatar

          It's a Smart Roadster, which was only sold in Europe. It's got a retractable roof, a turbo 3-cylinder, a terrible semi-automatic transmission, and it drives really well, at least according to my issues of CAR magazine from 5-6 years ago.

    1. engineerd Avatar

      Would you name it "Blitzkrieg"?

  3. Tanshanomi Avatar

    I would immediately start looking for a cheap '75 Vette vert.
    <img src="http://www.tanshanomi.com/temp/whitecorvette.jpg"&gt;

  4. Alan Avatar

    aww shucks, image link fail.
    300CE + Crate motor = :D:D:D:D:D:D

  5. dahm Avatar

    Is this part of the new Crate Engines for Clunkers program?

  6. Rockford_Brodie Avatar

    A bath interrupted by a crate motor? Sounds like the lost draft of Bobby Darin's "Splish Splash".
    Anyway, I think a crate Hemi into a Volvo Amazon would be the cat's pajamas, partly because Amazons kinda look like 7/8ths 300Cs, and because who the Hell doesn't like a V8olvo?

    1. Bruno Balestra Avatar
      Bruno Balestra

      But that already exists: GT500! But where is the challenge in that,right?

      1. engineerd Avatar

        Ah, but Maggie is already in my possession and closer to being paid off than a new GT500. If the crate motor were free, the only major components I would need would be some suspension work, a new diff, computer and wiring harness. I might even keep the single exhaust, and just make it bigger for the sleeper look.

    2. JeepyJayhawk Avatar

      I call dibs on the takeout motor, would fit in the Jeep nicely.

      1. engineerd Avatar

        Considering it is a truck motor, it would be great in a Jeep.

  7. thomasmac Avatar

    Make a one of never ZL1 69 Chevelle, there is a guy who did it on Team Chevelle and I am immensely jealous of it. I would have to dress down this motor to stock appearances and maybe find a cowl plenum intake as a finishing touch for it
    <img src="http://image.vetteweb.com/f/9707470+w750+st0/vemp_0802_01_z+GMPP_ZL1_crate_motor+.jpg&quot; style="width: 640px; height: 480px; border: 0" alt="imgTag" />

  8. Tim Odell Avatar
    Tim Odell

    347 with Al heads, but I'd do it up to look as vintage as possible: carter carb, finned cast valve covers, none of this modern serpentine belt and billet nonsense.
    Obviously, It's going the Falcon.

    1. engineerd Avatar

      Excellent choice, and I would have not accepted any other answer from you.
      As if I have a say, but I like to make myself sound more powerful than I really am. Don't judge me. I'm married.

  9. lilwillie Avatar

    Replace the aging 307 SBC in the '60 Apache. It has suffered from being run hard at over 3,000 rpm's for the last 24,000 miles. I believe I have a head that is cracked since I get a nice tasty antifreeze smell for about 2 minutes on a cold start up from the left side pipe. It still cools fine though so I think the crack very minor. Well, no crack is minor, but a chemical test doesn't show signs of danger yet.
    The engine has served me well, I'd likely keep it and rebuild it but it would be nice to slip a crate motor in for now.

  10. discontinuuity Avatar

    Realistically, I would sell it to pay off my student loans or buy a car.
    But as long as we're in Hooniverse Fantasy Land, I would make a belly tank lakester and go to Bonneville.
    <img src="http://www.desertclassics.com/image/1955JSbLakester1.jpg"&gt;

    1. engineerd Avatar

      Why do you have to sound so responsible and make the rest of us look bad?

    1. Dr_Dangerously Avatar

      Ridiculously awesome!

    2. engineerd Avatar

      I'm not a GM guy, but damn that would be sick.

    3. dragon951 Avatar

      Those were my thoughts exactly! Well, it was a yellow 914 but pretty much the same.

  11. P161911 Avatar

    That is just what I need! I have a 77 Corvette sitting in my basement in dire need of just such an engine. I came close to pulling the trigger on a new motor a year ago but bought the Z3/M instead.
    Did a Tremec 6-speed happen to fall out of the truck in the driveway? I really want to do the manual transmission conversion too. But right now it is hard to justify the extra $2500 vs. just rebuilding the TurboHydramatic.

    1. Tim Odell Avatar
      Tim Odell

      I'm astounded at how expensive stickshifts are.
      You can get a TH350, 400, C4 or C6 for under $500, no problem. Hell, even some of the newer 4-speeds are decently priced.
      …but good luck getting a 6 speed for less than $1500. Most are over $2k.
      The one minor exception to this is a T5…but then you have to play mix-and-match with the like 10 different configurations it had over the years.

      1. P161911 Avatar

        I would even settle for a 5-speed. Like I said, rebuild the current 3-spd auto for $500-$600 or spend at least $3000 for a 5-6 speed stick shift. The new ones are $2500-$3000 plus another $500 or so for new cross member and other conversion bits.
        Besides, it would be easier getting spousal agreement on the project with an automatic, since Mrs. P161911 refuses to learn how to drive a manual transmission. "Look Honey, I fixed up the Vette for You!" Just don't press too hard on that pedal on the right.
        Actually, I started looking at junkyard 6.0L Vortecs out of late model GM Trucks. 300-347HP is sure a lot better than the 180HP that was stock. I would probably switch to a carb intake. The LS based LQ4 if of particular interest 325HP/ 370ft. lb. for much less than $2000. Would it be wrong to put a Hummer H2 motor in a Vette?

        1. Tim Odell Avatar
          Tim Odell

          While Cummins is the preferable option, I'd semi-seriously consider finding a wrecked H2 to power a future Wagoneer project for The_Missus.
          The later models had 6.2L V8 (393hp, 415lbft), 6-speed auto, 2.73:1 T-case + e-locker 3/4 ton rear. Pretty hard to go wrong there. The best part is, you know they were never put to any hard work 🙂

      2. Deartháir Avatar

        The beautiful six-speed kit for the Corrado is a touch under $12,000 last time I checked. Seriously? TWELVE GRAND? For a car that's worth four? That's optimism.

        1. JeepyJayhawk Avatar

          That's the cost of "custom"

  12. jims63valvert Avatar

    I'd put it in my '63 Valiant Convertible.

    1. Novaload Avatar

      If you have a 63 Valiant Convertible, you are already awesome enough.

      1. jims63valvert Avatar

        Hmmm so what happens if I sell it? It is up for sale…

  13. BrianTheHoon Avatar

    My W123 nostalgiamobile still sits on my driveway with it's seized oil-burner. It really, really wants a Coyote under the hood. It spent its first 30 years with a completely anemic mil. It deserves 425 ponies now.

    1. Balestra Avatar

      Almost anything with 425 hps would be pretty awesome right about now

  14. Goingincirclez Avatar

    I'll take a FR351C and build something like this (I'd probably change the color)
    <img>” target=”_blank”>http://memimage.cardomain.com/ride_images/1/2072/441/5177720001_medium.jpg
    Please and thank you.
    BTW, that car runs near-sub 11's. I think that would get boring after a while so I'd rather tune mine to handle a few twisties as well.

      1. Goingincirclez Avatar

        LOL – thanks for the assist! Was trying to be quick at work, wasn't sure if I could hotlink the source image, then had a brainfart and did the img tag wrong besides – hooray for disparate forums and their different tag codes. I deleted the post and just rehosted the pic on my site. Should have done it that way in the first place!

  15. Goingincirclez Avatar

    I'll take a FR351C and build something like this (I'd probably change the color)
    <img src="http://www.goingincirclez.com/Kaleid/Albums/BON/11secnada.jpg"&gt;
    Please and thank you!
    (BTW, that car runs near-sub 11's. As I think that would get boring after a while I'd rather invoke the Chapman philosophy to to handle a few twisties as well, while retaining the stock (sleeper!) appearance).

  16. Maymar Avatar

    Remember how people would tear the back seat out of a Corvair and replace it with a V8, giving you a mid-engined piece of awesome? I have a spare Cavalier coupe, just sitting in the driveway.

    1. Balestra Avatar

      I want to do a Fiat 147 with the crate mill of a Punto Abarth. 150 horsepower weighting less thank 900 kg! Oh yeah, and it would be the orangest orange I could find at the paint shop. Quoting Carlin: this is the kind of thought that kept me out of the really good schools.

    1. UDman Avatar

      By the way, there is one of these for sale at close to Lemons Pricing that I was thinking of entering.
      <img src="http://images.craigslist.org/3p93oa3l25T45Pa5R0a3c4bdb61b60a1c10d3.jpg&quot; alt="" />

      1. Juliet C. Avatar
        Juliet C.

        Nah, gotta be the two-door.

    2. ptmeyer84 Avatar

      Six in a row, makes it go

  17. dculberson Avatar

    I have so many possibilities it's ridiculous.
    (1) I need a new power plant for my Lemons racer, the Chevonda. It threw a rod bearing at Nelson Ledges. A new crate LGO (HO) Quad4 would be just the ticket, but if we're dreaming maybe the 2.0L turbo Ecotec from the Solstice/Sky twins! I wonder if those will bolt up to a FWD tranny? I can handle wiring in a new ECU as long as the pieces came with it. Hey, it's free, so it's under budget, right?
    (2) Want to build a FFR Type 65 Coupe something bad… but wouldn't want to cut corners on the drivetrain. I wouldn't go for original, but would want to go Ford. Something like the 4cam v8 from the GT? Is that what Engineerd has up there? 5.4L svt might work in a sub-2,000 pound car.
    (3) T5R in a Volvo 242GT. Do they sell crate T5R's nowadays?
    (4) LS9 in a 1957 Bel Air wagon. This one, specifically: http://columbus.craigslist.org/cto/1646807697.htm… . I'm sure I could stick with the 4-speed, but wouldn't mind it if a 6-speed came in the crate with the LS9. I would be happy with an LS1, but if we're dreaming, dream big, right? While we're at it, could the crate also have 6-piston Brembos, 14" rotors, tubular control arms, coil spring conversion kit, Bilsten shocks, 17" Cragar SS'es, Falken Azeni 615's, and a skull head shifter knob? Thanks.

  18. Novaload Avatar

    I would save it for a rainy day, until I can find the right body to match that brain. You know, like Dr. Frankenstein. Although I must say there are some delicious possibilities here.

  19. Tripl3fast Avatar

    Great. A slow day here at work plus not knowing what sort of crate motors are out there equals me spending hours on the internet looking for the perfect combo of car and motor…… big motor little car…… little car little high power motor…… why the hell would you put one of those in that? …… classic replicar build…… oh boy this could be a while.

    1. Tim Odell Avatar
      Tim Odell

      How 'bout a rotary powered Sprite?
      Seriously, it looks like it's supposed to be there.

  20. Deartháir Avatar

    Graverobber… enough with the fantasizing about me in the bathtub. It's flattering, sure, but the stories you've been sending me lately are starting to get a bit weird.
    My vote is for this:
    <img src="http://i385.photobucket.com/albums/oo294/powertvmedia1/89bdf4ba.jpg"&gt;
    …to go into this:
    <img src="http://www.osomin.com/1964ramblerwagon.jpg"&gt;

  21. Deartháir Avatar

    Graverobber… enough with the fantasizing about me in the bathtub. It's flattering, sure, but the stories you've been sending me lately are starting to get a bit weird.
    My vote is for this:
    <img src="http://i385.photobucket.com/albums/oo294/powertvmedia1/89bdf4ba.jpg"&gt;
    …to go into this:
    <img src="http://www.osomin.com/1964ramblerwagon.jpg"&gt;

    1. Balestra Avatar

      Or…an old Dodge Dart

      1. Deartháir Avatar

        For the record, that was intended as a joke. 😉 No disrespect to the old Darts. I'm not a fan, but it's hard for a Rambler fan to really turn up his nose at anything.
        Well, a Valiant… but not much else.

    2. KillerZomBee Avatar

      That is soooo right….

    3. engineerd Avatar

      …so you can get to the grocery store lickety split!
      Actually, that combo is quite appealing. Now I'm thinking what I would cram that Viper mill into. I wonder…
      /runs out and measures engine bay on Mustang

    4. muthalovin Avatar

      That is so chock full of win!

    5. Mike_the_Dog Avatar


  22. Syrax Avatar

    <img src="http://www.diseno-art.com/images/dodge_tomahawk_concept.jpg"/&gt;
    I would probably Tomahawk myself into oblivion.

    1. muthalovin Avatar

      This is what ran through my mind when I first read the title. A viper motor and 2 wheels. That is what you do with a crate motor.

  23. Raze1138 Avatar

    I'd say an F1 V10 in a Caterham or MG coupe

  24. dwegmull Avatar

    I don't take baths. I shower.

  25. Alff Avatar

    I got it! Crossfire LS!

    1. muthalovin Avatar

      ohhhhhh, or how about a Vipered Crossfire? SRT10 Crossfire? Fanboys would go straight nutzz!

  26. Benito Avatar

    Any crate engine would do, though the LS9 would be the best choice, In any case, it would go into my Father and I's big "when we get the money" project…

  27. om_nom_de_plume Avatar

    The uber fictitious 4.5 Duramax + Turbo/ECU treatment+Chevy II Wagon+ SQUEEEEEEEEE (that's the sound I'd make when driving it)

  28. Slow Joe Crow Avatar
    Slow Joe Crow

    My first thought is a Ford 302, find a 240 wagon and build a V8olvo chero. Alternatively my long running idea is a Cobra replica with a Chevy 427, just to make people's heads explode and with the right tires warp the fabric of space and time.

    1. engineerd Avatar

      I gave it a thumbs up for the Ford love. Plus those old survivors are just cool in their own, malaisy way.

  29. Rikadyn Avatar

    What's the going price of a crate motor?

    1. Tim Odell Avatar
      Tim Odell

      Depends on the crate motor.

      1. rikadyn Avatar

        I'd like a JUN Performance SR22DET, just drop it in my 240sx then go eat my step-dads mustang…

        1. Tim Odell Avatar
          Tim Odell

          Motor's probably a few grand, but the family counseling's gonna be extra.

    2. engineerd Avatar

      A Ford 5.0 Cammer is $25,000. Not that I looked. The supercharged 5.4L I put up above runs about $16,000.

  30. Goingincirclez Avatar

    I'll take a FR351C and build something like this (I'd probably change the color)
    <img src="http://www.goingincirclez.com/Kaleid/Albums/BON/11secnada.jpg"&gt;
    Please and thank you!
    (BTW, that car runs near-sub 11's. As I think that would get boring after a while I'd rather invoke the Chapman philosophy to to handle a few twisties as well, while retaining the stock (sleeper!) appearance).

  31. BobAsh Avatar

    Receive the crate with LS2.
    Pull the 283 from my Opel.
    Sell the 283 to buy some goodies, like carburetted manifold and better rear end.
    Put LS2 into Opel.
    Scare people.

  32. Tomsk Avatar

    1994 Ilmor-Mercedes I500 (the engine that kicked everyone's ass at the Brickyard with Team Penske)
    <img src="http://24valve.com/images/Indy500.jpg&quot; width="511" height="398" />
    in a W123 wagon
    <img src="http://www.whitelaceinn.com/benz/DSC_2079.jpg&quot; width="650" height="411" />
    However, for something that's actually realistic, I'd love an LS3 eRod in a '77-'78 Riviera or a '77-'79 Impala/Caprice coupe.

    1. P161911 Avatar

      I remember reading that Ilmor built several dozen of those for the 1995 season for all the M-B teams, not just Penske, before they were outlawed. Wonder where those ended up. I want to build a street rod with one.
      That engine was probably the last innovative thing to be seen at Indy. I actually had a chance to go there for the first weekend of qualifying in 1994 when Penske dropped the bomb with that thing. Word was it sat on the pole easily without even running hard.

    2. smokyburnout Avatar

      There's a guy on the BenzWorld forums who just bought a '80 S123 with a Chevy 350 swapped in. Nowhere near the cool factor of the Indy V8, but you could probably get the same 1000 horsepower out of it with a little work and a lot of money.

  33. Deartháir Avatar

    Dodge Dart? Ew! No way man!

  34. Balestra Avatar

    I would start building my dream car. I haven't settled for which direction to follow yet, but it's either Muscle Car, Hot Rod, or a 2 seater GT that's a touh more modern looking. Seen that I was in automotive design for 2 something years, it'd be designed by me. That's always, always been my dream. Like, since I was 11. Anyways, aluminium space frame chassis, 6 speed transaxle from a Z06 'Vette, double A arms activating inboard coil-overs, 6 pot front rotors, 4 pot rears, the lightest 17"/18" combo I could find (albeit not those painted atrocities we see in general) and well, that's the basics. That would be the basics for whatever design direction I chose. Man, that make me a happy kid!

  35. ChuckyShamrok Avatar

    Well, I can't figure out how to post an image, I'll just write it out
    RB26DETT into a 1966 Ford Ranchero
    LS7 in a Triumph Stag

    1. discontinuuity Avatar

      Please tell me that is real and not just shooped.

      1. smokyburnout Avatar

        "What is real? How do you define real? If you're talking about what you can feel, what you can smell, what you can taste and see, then real is simply electrical signals interpreted by your brain." -Morpheus, in The Matrix
        Though, yeah, the plume of diesel smoke is 'shopped in. Sorry.

  36. IntendedAcceleration Avatar

    A lightweight V8 for my 924S would be nice, along with a nice 6-speed manual. The 3.0 liter 4 from the 968 would be cool, too.
    For my '97 Dodge Caravan, a Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4 engine and drivetrain would be awesome. I'd mod the suspension, of course, but I wouldn't touch the rust on the body, and I'd keep the 14-inch wheels/hubcaps, too. An AWD turbo minivan? Yes, please.
    Realistically, though, the N/A 24-valve 6g72 would be great. I have a buddy who has one with a 4-speed auto out of a 3000GT just lying around unused. How hard can it be?
    Rhetorical question; please don't answer….

  37. jim-bob Avatar

    Well, that would all depend on what kind of crate engine it was. With an LS, the natural place for it would be under the hood of the Cutlass Supreme Brougham as right now, I am a bit bored with the 360hp 355 it currently has in it. Hook it to a 6 speed manual, and I would be one very happy G body driver! However, maybe it is something more practical… say like a Nissan KA24DE. In that case, it would get put in storage until the day the engine in my truck finally sends the rods through the block and needs replacement. Then again, either engine would be awesome for a sleeper project born from communism. The GAZ 24 Volga wagon has always seemed like such a sexy looking car to me, and it is just begging for a power upgrade. As very few crate engines could manage to make less power than the commie one it comes with, it would provide a substantial power upgrade for a cool old car.
    Now, let’s suppose a VW dealer accidentally shipped me a TDI 3 cylinder from a VW Fox. Now, this engine would be horrible in anything I have now. However, in a 1500lb Trabant, it would roughly triple the power output of the stock engine. Hook it up with a manual trans, and a graft in a more modern chassis underneath, and you would have a very usable little city car unlike any other in your area. Paint it baby blue with a yellow roof, add a set of black Watanabe’s and tint the windows and you’d have the coolest little commuter car in the world!

  38. CptSevere Avatar

    We have an early sixties International at the mine tour where I work that we hauled down from one of the other mines that the company owns. It's PCH material, engine's frozen. Probably the boat anchor 345. If we ever do anything with it, it will be a rat rod with air bags, whitewalls, and either original patina or flat black. A SBC and an automatic would be the logical choice, but what the hell, how about a Powerstroke diesel while we're spending imaginary money? Hell, it was made by International, right?

  39. Balestra Avatar

    Also, I wouldn't mind a Porsche GT3 RS' powerplant into a 70's VW such as a Brasília, TL1600 or, my favorite, SP2. And, Obviously, all the goodies with it: Porsche's great brakes, the 6 speed, etc etc etc

  40. rocketrodeo Avatar

    Easy. Goes in the 1955 Chris Craft Cobra replica. There is nothing like the feel of a v8 in a wooden boat.

  41. Kogashiwa Avatar

    If accidentally delivered one of these:
    <img src="http://hellforleathermagazine.com/images/S1000RR_Engine_small.jpg"&gt;
    (BMW S1000RR, 1000cc, 193hp @ 13000 rpm)
    it would probably have to go into one of these:
    <img src="http://img137.imageshack.us/img137/4659/ae86b2tf.jpg"&gt;
    I've had a bike-engined AE86 project in the back of my mind for ages – of course that's where it's most likely to stay. A ZX-14R or Hayabusa engine would probably work better, but, 13000rpm … !

  42. FuzzyPlushroom Avatar

    Twice in the last week, I've had my passing attempts rudely interrupted and had to watch my speed drop from 60, to 58, to 57 with my foot welded to the floor and the overdrive off, up a moderate grade.
    The first was on Thursday, a lack of a good enough running start; I got halfway past the first car, maintaining speed in this way, and a stock V6 2000-ish F-150 XL was gaining on me. I had to pull over between cars to let him by.
    The second was today, with the dipshit in the Dodge truck in front of me slowing for no good reason, forcing me to avoid rear-ending them (this happened again later in the trip, but more violently and suddenly). I managed to get by the van I had been trying to build up speed to pass, caught up to 'em, got close and flicked my high beams a few times, then backed off to a couple car lengths and held there. The femulleted driver made a pass over a double-yellow a bit further down the road to get away from the terrifying sight of a fedora-wearing young man in an old Volvo; I nearly called her in for it but decided that the largest of hills had been crested and her problems were now her own.
    Anyway, the point I'm trying to make is that I love Violet greatly, but she's absolutely gutless above 50 miles an hour. I suspect a fairly lightweight crate V8 would go a long way in helping that.

  43. buy 500 youtube views Avatar

    With havin so much content and articles do you ever run into any issues of plagorism
    or copyright infringement? My blog has a lot of
    exclusive content I’ve either created myself or outsourced but
    it looks like a lot of it is popping it up all over the web without my authorization. Do you know any solutions to help prevent content from
    being ripped off? I’d definitely appreciate it.

%d bloggers like this: