Friday, September 30, 2016

"Ms. Swan" On The Dyno

One of the guys over at SupraForum posted all the pix he took of Dyno Day, and here's a couple he caught of Ms. Swan making her run to an earth-shattering 143rwhp.


  1. That is a NICE looking car. I do have a soft spot for the 80's rear window louvers, I think your car would look great with a set in white. Does anyone even make those anymore? Great work on the car.

  2. Thanks. It came out pretty nice, with a good "stance". Most people go the next step, and space out the rear wheels around 20mm with hub-centric spacers and longer wheel studs. I haven't decided if I'll do that, although I have the needed parts out in the garage.

    The louvers/slats have been out of production for as long as the car has. If you can find a set in good enough condition to restore, they sell in the $700~$1000 range.

    No one that I'm aware of reproduces them, and people on the forums are always looking for them.

    I never cared for them on most cars. The only car that I ever thought looked "right" with them, besides a Lamborghini Miura, was the 1969/70 Ford Mustang.

    Or maybe the Lancia Stratos.

    I always thought they looked both "tacky" and "tacked on" when installed on other cars.

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    1. Oh, hell no!

      I was expecting more like 125rwhp!

  4. Looks like a fun old car. I lean more towards Jeeps but I'll bet my son would love something like that.

    1. Pretty soon my 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee will be an "old" car if not already.

      I had a 1996 that I traded in on this one, and sometimes I regret it. It needed some work at the time, and my car mechanic skills were at low ebb, and I lived in an apartment at the time, so I couldn't take it apart and let it sit.

      I miss that red 1996. It was one of the nicest cars I've ever owned.


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