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PostSubject: Re: catalina from kerrville   Tue Jan 06, 2009 9:57 am

I've been pondering a hitch for mine someday. I would love to get one of those old tear drop campers to pull behind on road trips.

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PostSubject: Re: catalina from kerrville   Wed Jan 07, 2009 6:15 pm

My plan is to paint this old camper in a two tone, using white and same green color as the car - i'm trying to talk the whife into letting me paint it. The camper is an old german 'KNAUS 530 MUSTANG' - several mustang fans have been after me to buy it - funny it should end up with me since i'm absolutly not a mustang fan. I'ts a 1979 model.
Of course the ideal camper for me would be a large airstreamer, but they are too large and too heavy to be made roadlegal here.
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PostSubject: Re: catalina from kerrville   Wed Jan 07, 2009 7:23 pm

A video from the german autobahn taken by a friend of mine - i went of the throttle after passing him. It was shot this summer.
I think i passed him doing about 100 mph - this was at a section of the autobahn that still has no speed limit.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbjT-CDaGzs
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PostSubject: Re: catalina from kerrville   Wed Jan 07, 2009 8:37 pm

that is awesome!

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PostSubject: Re: catalina from kerrville   Thu Jan 08, 2009 12:35 pm

Sweet. You should get over 100 out of her though.

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PostSubject: Re: catalina from kerrville   Thu Jan 08, 2009 5:05 pm

I don't know the actual topspeed, but i have had it at 195 km/h (about 120 mph i think) on my GPS - and it was uphill on the freeway - rocksteady on my original suspension. When the video was taken i had the whole family in the car though, so i kept it at full throttle for a very limited time only. The kids enjoyed it more than my wife though Wink .

I should point out that i don't do this on a regular basis, but sometimes you get curious, and wonder if it's still got it Laughing !.

And this is just a standard 2 brl - i can't help but wonder how it feels to let loose those dual quads .
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PostSubject: Re: catalina from kerrville   Thu Jan 08, 2009 5:14 pm

It's gunna feel great! I don't plan on taking it on any 100+ highway runs though...maybe.

It's gunna be geared pretty low so the top speed possible would probably only be like 120 with 3.64 gears and 26.5" tires which is what I will be running. I don't really want to go any faster than I can do in a 1/4 which should be 90-100mph. It's all about the acceleration for me.

My truck does 115 like nothin. That's what I have my limiter set at. It's too fast for me. haha

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PostSubject: Re: catalina from kerrville   Thu Jan 08, 2009 6:07 pm

I agree - it's much to dangerous anyway in a 50 year old car, and feeling the acceleration is what it is all about. Most of the time i'm crusin at max 75 mph or so...

Speaking about danger - has anyone tryed having a main lightswitch failure at a dark country road with no streetlights, doing about 65 mph in a soft curve affraid . That actually happend to me last year, and has to be the most scary experience iv'e had with my pontiac. It was lige having a black bag pulled over the head, and only good luck saved me, as massaging the switch quickly revived the lights.
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PostSubject: Re: catalina from kerrville   Thu Jan 08, 2009 7:06 pm

haha actually that happened to me on the highway one time in my buick. I quickly exited to avoid cops. I think the switch was dirty.

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PostSubject: Re: catalina from kerrville   Sat Apr 18, 2009 9:03 am

Your car looks just like my Catalina!

I Sold my 49 chevy truck and 66 mustang to folks in Denmark.

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PostSubject: Re: catalina from kerrville   Sat Apr 18, 2009 1:47 pm

I like the color on that mustang!

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