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74merc
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posted 05-02-2001 09:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 74merc   Click Here to Email 74merc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
still haven't made up my mind to keep power or ditch it.
how hard is it to steer your Grabber around town?
what would you do?

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cpmaverick
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posted 05-03-2001 12:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cpmaverick   Click Here to Email cpmaverick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, I just started driving it again (still have the rough idle, I'll get to it in a couple weeks when I return from Detroit) and I'll say that it is very apparent the change from power steering to manual. But I was used to it before, and am getting used to it again. Of course I have a slower ratio than anything modern, which makes it easy to turn but requires A LOT of wheel turning. I actually think that the 16:1 you have (opposed to my 22.5:1 :eek will make it better, although your arms will get bigger.

I do mostly city driving and it doesn't bother me a bit. If you don't have to parallel park a lot or anything I'd say its a no-brainer. I hope that if you do the swap you will agree though.

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-Charlie Ping
1970 Maverick Grabber
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74merc
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posted 05-03-2001 05:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 74merc   Click Here to Email 74merc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
well, you know me, the computer tech job doesn't give me much of a workout, yet another reason the idea sounds good.
I'm not that big of a guy, this would help... lol

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cpmaverick
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posted 05-03-2001 05:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cpmaverick   Click Here to Email cpmaverick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
hehe, yep

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74merc
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posted 05-03-2001 06:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 74merc   Click Here to Email 74merc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
hey, what are you trying to say?

what are you going to Detroit for?

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cpmaverick
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posted 05-03-2001 07:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cpmaverick   Click Here to Email cpmaverick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 74merc:
what are you going to Detroit for?

http://eng.auburn.edu/organizations/WEMS
http://briefcase.yahoo.com/cping3
---click on any of the Photo Albums for pictures

Its a formula-style racecar built from scratch (YES, everything except wheels/tires, engine, and calipers/m.c. is built by us in our own shop, we even build our own EFI system), University student design project. Its totally extracurricular (no class credit) and unfunded by the university (private sponsors, of course the university gives us a shop to work in).

0-60 in ~3.0s, over 1g on the skidpad, 100HP, 450lbs.

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74merc
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posted 05-03-2001 11:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 74merc   Click Here to Email 74merc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
sweeeeet!!

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