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Post by Dorianl on Thu Jun 18, 2015 9:39 am

Hey All,

I was wondering where you all were hanging out What a Face

Meet the Tangerine Tornado, AKA Clockwork Orange.



As the topic implies, I'm writing in from Belgium. (A small, independent country the size of Maryland wedged between France, Germany, the UK, the Netherlands and Luxembourg.)

I bought the car back in 2001 for $2,500. It was unmolested, Taupe Metallic, with a 250L6. It had 50K on it and had spent the last 12 years on 4 flat bias ply tires. affraid

I bought it for one purpose only, to enhance performance with V8 power.

Other than a lick of paint, over the year it picked up: SSBC brakes, 200-4R trans, 3.42 gears, 400SBC, AFR Eliminator heads, D-1SC procharger, Snow water/methanol injection, forged rotating assembly, even splayed caps.

I had it dynoed at 715HP and 700TQ. I raced it for a while with its best runs at a consistent 11.70. I'm sure there was more I the tank with my 2.x 60-foot times. Over here tracks aren't prepped.

Anyway - she has now been daily-ed as she has nothing left to prove. My mantra used to be "12-seconds or bust". Now she can cruise as she pleases and flexes some street muscle from time to time Cool


Fondest!

D.




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Post by Wallyuph on Thu Jun 18, 2015 9:54 am

Nice welcome
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Post by Joe73 on Thu Jun 18, 2015 10:18 am

Very nice. Welcome
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Post by Limey SE on Thu Jun 18, 2015 10:43 am

DORRRRIIIANNNNN You Finally Joined Welcome Aboard My Friend !!! Hows the Tornado and you Doing ?
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Post by thatfnthing on Thu Jun 18, 2015 10:47 am

Excellent car! Welcome!
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Post by 77mali on Thu Jun 18, 2015 6:16 pm

Nice Chevelle, welcome.

Dude are you from Flanders? My ancient ancestors were Flemish.

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Re: Greetings from Belgium

Post by BBMALIBU on Thu Jun 18, 2015 9:47 pm

Its about time you came out of the woodwork.

BTW...Where is my box of chocolates (just kidding)?  

Now guess...who am I (Different ID than CT)?

Hint:
I may have started the box of chocolate prize.
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Post by Dinomyte on Thu Jun 18, 2015 9:54 pm

Nice ride, I need to get a napkin I'm drooling. I love that colour.

Welcome . . . .
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Post by Limey SE on Thu Jun 18, 2015 10:21 pm

BBMALIBU wrote:Its about time you came out of the woodwork.

BTW...Where is my box of chocolates (just kidding)?  

Now guess...who am I (Different ID than CT)?

Hint:
I may have started the box of chocolate prize.

I know who ya Are But yet the Question Remains Have you figured me out yet LMAO

Hint : Myself and Hyrdo King Were booted at same time and I remain In ONLY one post there LOL


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Re: Greetings from Belgium

Post by Dorianl on Fri Jun 19, 2015 3:47 am

Thanks All for the very warm welcome.

So this is where a bunch of the gang is!!!!   I couldn't imagine you all disappeared.

Ummmm, Chevywoody?  I remember sending you chocolates...  Or 77Malibu, Dan???  Polyurethaneman?

And... yes, yes, Limey SE, I think see who you are, but I can't remember your handle.  Where did you dig up that pic???  I think this was a race I went to and was not allowed to run because no race-pilot license - run by some Dutch fellows in Belgium, but they would only waive the license for a day for Dutch nationals... at least that where I think this was.  I am still a bit annoyed by this.  On the other hand, they had a reasonable AC/DC cover band as I recall.   tongue

Yer roots are from Flanders?  Whereabouts?  Do you know?  I do live in Flanders, but not originally from there; tho' I love Europe.  My family is from New Orleans.    

I'm doing fine - just getting older.  I went from 30/20 vision to needing reading glasses.  Razz

Chevy getting a new Starter and starter cables a few weeks ago:







Starts like a new car  Very Happy

The Tangerine Tornado is doing fine.    I fixed some leaking valve covers a couple of weeks ago.  I still need to replace my leaky Griffin radiator and rear coil AirLift bags.  Then she should be good for a while.  Still very smooth and great street manners.  She could use a new pair of drag radials as well - the cooper cobras still have tread... but the rubber is a bit hard after 10 years. Razz

In the meantime  I've been working on another ride.  The Missus refused to drive the TT because to big and too brutal - in fact, she has never actually driven it - so I decided to do something completely different.

I wanted something small, nimble, zippy, different, and so in October 2013 I bought:










Happy Missus with "new" toy in  September 2014



Then two months ago, some 19-year-old doofus:


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Re: Greetings from Belgium

Post by knightfan26917 on Fri Jun 19, 2015 6:53 am

WOWWWWW ... GORGEOUS car. WELCOME!


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Post by Dinomyte on Fri Jun 19, 2015 8:55 am

That's a beautiful Ghia, too bad about the accident.
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Re: Greetings from Belgium

Post by Roadcaptain S3 on Fri Jun 19, 2015 9:09 am

Hello Dorian, glad to see you made it over here.

My wife (and me too!) loves Ghias. I've been looking around for a decent one for a while.

Welcome!
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Post by Limey SE on Fri Jun 19, 2015 9:41 am

Yes Dorian you Know it brother I was in the running for the Chocolate back in 08' when Tony offed me and HydroKing  handle was 74hotrodmalibu there LOL And Now BBMALIBU should remember as well LMAO

And Sorry about the Ghia that was a nice build you had going on......
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Post by Limey SE on Fri Jun 19, 2015 9:50 am

And Dorian as far as the Pic I have several of your Car saved to different pc's over the last decade or so
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Post by BBMALIBU on Fri Jun 19, 2015 1:23 pm

[quote="Dorianl"] I remember sending you chocolates...  Or 77Malibu, [quote]

@CT my ID was 76Malibu, and the chocolates were gone faster than you ran the 1/4 Very Happy
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Re: Greetings from Belgium

Post by 77cruiser on Mon Jun 22, 2015 5:50 pm

Hi Dorian, seems like most have defected from CT.
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Re: Greetings from Belgium

Post by Roadcaptain S3 on Mon Jun 22, 2015 8:06 pm

It's dead...at least the 73-77 Chevelle section.

Was the Monte section dead as well?
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Post by 77cruiser on Mon Jun 22, 2015 8:10 pm

Pretty much.
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Post by Roadcaptain S3 on Mon Jun 22, 2015 8:23 pm

There were a few guys that kept that Chevelle section going. (Dorian was one) The others vanished and that was it. I know they are members of G3GM as well, but they don't post much.
Bummer.
Lotsa car forums dying slowly. Obsolete, I guess.
Seems everything is moving to FB, but the format kinda sucks for info.
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Post by 77cruiser on Mon Jun 22, 2015 8:53 pm

Team Chevelle has a lot of good info & guys to help sort out A bodys too. Especially if you are into Big Blocks many knowledgeable people.
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Re: Greetings from Belgium

Post by Dorianl on Mon Jun 29, 2015 4:18 am

Ah, yes 76Malibu. I remember you.

Yes, I was wondering what the slowdown there was. It seemed I turned around and next thing I know tumble weeds are blowing by...

Too bad, it used to be such a vibrant community.

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Post by Roadcaptain S3 on Mon Jun 29, 2015 9:24 am

Once Doc and Butcher bailed, that was it. Keith has tried to revive it a little, but I think it was down to you, me, Cort, alowerlevel, ratnfested and dynch.

All of them were here except you.

I guess the migration is complete.
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Post by thatfnthing on Mon Jun 29, 2015 9:52 am

Well, then, the last one to leave should turn out the lights.
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Post by 77cruiser on Mon Jun 29, 2015 9:55 am

Where's the switch? lol!
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