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 Post subject: Tax refund time!
PostPosted: Mon Feb 07, 2011 9:37 am 
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For those of us in the States, what is your tax refund buying you this year? Car related or not, share!

First things first, I'm finally buying a better camera - a Nikon Coolpix - and then I'm getting a grill before they're in season and expensive. :lol: After that, I'll be getting my Cutlass, RX-7, and Midget back on the road. I want to stash away some money to buy a certain Sapporo as well.

These have always been fun on other forums, with people giving advice and sharing ideas so hopefully lots of people will participate and I won't look like a huge braggart jerk. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Tax refund time!
PostPosted: Mon Feb 07, 2011 10:30 am 
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Hmm well depends on how much I get back but probably buy my Hachi back. Well thats if the seller would sell it back to me. :lol: If not maybe a 510 sedan/wagon. I need a DD as my current car is killing me on gas.

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Pay off CC's!!! Makes more sense to get rid of my drain so it opens up more money for my cars :)

May get my gas tank modified for my te72 though.


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It's buying me a 72 celica :)

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Go to Japan ~ :lol:

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 1:36 am 
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Wish I had a job, and therefore a refund. If I did get a refund it would probably go toward getting my 13x7 steelies welded up and pc'd. Then maybe some race tires for my 14x6 Momo's.

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Nah, you don't look like a bragger... we're car guys and it's kewl to share and see what others are doing. I did the same as you.. one year it was a nicer camera, most years it's been buying/building engine and car parts.

Every year, despite what people say about "loaning the gov't free money", I claim zero exemptions so I'll get a "present" come tax time. Some of the refund goes to paying off or down cc bills, and a portion goes to my toys.

Now I'll look like the huge braggart jerk! :oops:

A couple years ago the money went for this:
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This engine is kind of rare among hot rodders, nobody makes an intake manifold for it anymore (this aluminum dual quad is extremely hard to come by), one company makes headers (in Corona, Calif), and one company makes valve covers (in Australia)

Last year my refund went for this:
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 9:14 pm 

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I'm gonna sound like an idiot asking this, but what is that yellow engine? :?

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No, you don't sound like an idiot at all. Not many people know this engine unless you're a Mopar person. It's a Polyspherical 318, better known as a Poly 318. The design is similar to the Hemi, but it was expensive and heavy, and most people opted to drop in a big block.

I like 'different' and when I bought my 65 Plymouth and learned a little about this engine I decided to keep the Poly. Back in the late 50's Chrysler had a cast iron factory dual quad on these engines.

This is the car it's going in:
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:18 am 
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Is that company in Corona Doug Thorley Headers? :)

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No, it's TTI Exhuast and they only make headers for Mopars. They used my car to do the initial test fitting for these headers - so technically I got the first set. Pretty kewl...


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A dual carb poly 318? I consider myself a Mopar guy and I've never heard of it! haha

What did it come out of and when were they made?

I guess since I'm in this thread I should also answer the question. My tax refund is just going to hang out in my bank account for most of the year I think. I've got new expenses (family) that need to reach equilibrium before I start buying more stuff. That will probably involve dumping money into a mortgage so I'm on an even keel instead of a downward slope.

Now, what do I want next? I think a Honda S600 tops the list right now. They sound so nice. Various Toyota sedans, coupes and wagons are also in the list. Nissan Hakosuka GTR or maybe an Iron Mask Skyline. A Volvo 122s coupe or wagon. A BMW E9 or a newer BMW E28 M5 or Hartge M5.

I've got a 1971 'Cuda that's been in the works for years. Still not done and not entirely paid for. Waiting. Waiting...


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ahhh... to dream! So many cars top my list, but then I wake up and face my reality! lol

The Poly motor was mid 50's through the mid 60's, and original in this car as a 2 barrel. There were a few variations of the poly, but the 318 is most common. It was in Belvedere's and even available in the 66 Charger. The dual quad version was primarily in the late 50's with smaller size carbs (390 cfm, I think).

E body's are nice... and they're expensive these days!


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 1:18 pm 
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Ah poop! Cheers!

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 5:21 am 

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CoronaGTR wrote:
ahhh... to dream! So many cars top my list, but then I wake up and face my reality! lol

The Poly motor was mid 50's through the mid 60's, and original in this car as a 2 barrel. There were a few variations of the poly, but the 318 is most common. It was in Belvedere's and even available in the 66 Charger. The dual quad version was primarily in the late 50's with smaller size carbs (390 cfm, I think).

E body's are nice... and they're expensive these days!
That explains why I don't know about it. Anything before the late 60s is really vague to me. Only a few models I follow that old (1st gen 300 for example).

And E bodies are cheap compared to 5 years ago! If I recall, it used to be ~30K for a running driver 318 that needs some work.

Make sure you post a video of that thing running at some point. :)


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 8:44 am 
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