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The only way this could have been more awesome if it was naked and pouring me a beer!

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The only way this could have been more awesome if it was naked and pouring me a beer!
Hell, he doesn't even have to pour me a beer!

Kinda sad each time another car passes him...

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I'd love to see how they set up the suspension, especially the swing axles. Must be some kind of camber compensator like those used on the late swing axle corvairs
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I'd love to see how they set up the suspension, especially the swing axles. Must be some kind of camber compensator like those used on the late swing axle corvairs
Not being one who knows much about car racing, I assume a certain amount of the car has to be "stock". Changing the rear end seems like a pretty big change from stock. But as I said, the Fintail doesn't seem to be winning the race, it just seems to be nicely going around the track... I was wondering about the wheels also. And I think that the clock isn't working. He better get right on that.

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You can think of a compensator as just a kind of swaybar...so the rear suspension is probably stock with a few tweaks

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There is no way that can compete against Porsche and such but awesome site and that grill without the bumper makes it look like an eagle


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I was hoping he would have used that sweet horn push button and honked as he drove by the spectators!!
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