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      03-14-2019 04:27 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by DonPatrizio View Post
      I guess I'm in the minority in that he just rubs me the wrong way. He is very knowledgeable about cars, I just don't care for him. I appreciate Jonny more as an entertainer.
      Well that duo has been split up for a while, but regardless I must say I find Johnny to be nauseating.
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    3. 03-14-2019 05:02 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by TangoRed View Post
      Well that duo has been split up for a while, but regardless I must say I find Johnny to be nauseating.
      Johnny seems like a fake car guy wasn't he the one that said he doesnt like a manual in the viper, they both were horrible top gear wannabes

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      03-14-2019 06:49 PM #28
      found one of his old xmas cards when we were in school together.



      For privacy Im not going to elaborate too much, but I hadn't seen Jason in a number of years until last year, but when i did, he went way out of his way to make me feel welcome and invite me to things that he never had too. Hes a great guy and a class act. On a strictly journalistic point of view, I really enjoy his hark back to 1970's style nonsensical automotive journalism. Nothing is ever taken too seriously. This is perfect because no one reads car magazines today to see which CUV or camry like model to buy.

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      03-14-2019 07:20 PM #29
      Seems like a good guy. I agree with a lot of his views.
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      03-14-2019 08:43 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by Jettavr666 View Post
      Hes a great guy and a class act. On a strictly journalistic point of view, I really enjoy his hark back to 1970's style nonsensical automotive journalism. Nothing is ever taken too seriously. This is perfect because no one reads car magazines today to see which CUV or camry like model to buy.
      Agreed mightily, also with the philosophies advocated in that video.

      It's refreshing to hear people coming out of the woodwork to share happy stories about a person being unexpectedly nice.
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      03-14-2019 09:54 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by monoaural View Post

      Jason is doing his part to raise MK1 values. I am not sure if that is a good thing or not for me though.
      I hope he succeeds. I own 2 Sciroccos and it's not easy to negotiate an agreed value for them with the insurance companies. The Rabbit on the other hand has never been an issue.
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      03-14-2019 10:41 PM #32
      9a block.
      decked 1.8 16v head
      autotech cams
      cat delete header
      TT exhaust
      cup kit
      11" rotors and Dual piston calipers.

      This video is giving me a SERIOUS case of nostalgia... should have never sold this car.





      With the carb conversion the car no longer had a rev limiter, so hello 8000 rpm! Shift when the valves start to float It made 138whp on the 1.8l block, which is around 150 crank. Jason probably isnt far off with his 165hp crank estimate on the 2.0L block. These motors really make wonderful sounds and absolutely love to hang out near the rev limiter.

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      03-15-2019 07:19 AM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by DonPatrizio View Post
      I guess I'm in the minority in that he just rubs me the wrong way. He is very knowledgeable about cars, I just don't care for him. I appreciate Jonny more as an entertainer.
      Johnny L seems like he would be a big douchebag in real life. Like he is better than everyone else.
      Jason seems like a true enthusiast that would hang out until 3am in the parking lot of a Taco Hell just talking about cars.

      Jethro annoys me, and I won't watch his crappy videos.

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      03-15-2019 08:46 AM #34
      Nice video. That 16V sounds perfect.

      Jason and Johnny were great together. Loved watching Jason give him a hard time. Their chemistry worked.

      Johnny by himself is Ok, Jethro is meh. Randy is awesome

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      03-15-2019 09:55 AM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by yeayeayea View Post
      9a block.
      decked 1.8 16v head
      autotech cams
      cat delete header
      TT exhaust
      cup kit
      11" rotors and Dual piston calipers.

      This video is giving me a SERIOUS case of nostalgia... should have never sold this car.





      With the carb conversion the car no longer had a rev limiter, so hello 8000 rpm! Shift when the valves start to float It made 138whp on the 1.8l block, which is around 150 crank. Jason probably isnt far off with his 165hp crank estimate on the 2.0L block. These motors really make wonderful sounds and absolutely love to hang out near the rev limiter.
      Beauty. I also regret losing my Cabrio 2L 16VT. Before going boost, i had it running on Megasquirt. It was running like a BEAST. I put down 190whp with some precise tuning, large cams and a few other bits. On boost (12psi) it put down 275whp. Sadly a fuel line blew on the hiway and sprayed the header- boom into flames, gone. Sign...
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      03-15-2019 10:53 AM #36
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      03-16-2019 01:19 AM #37
      It’s kinda hilarious seeing this- but yep, I’m a Vortexer. I think my profile says I joined in 2002. Wow - I’m getting old.

      But thanks to all of you who said nice things about me - I’m shocked. And touched. 🙂

      And yep the Cabby is more fun than the Scirocco, but that’s just because it’s more batsh~t. The Scirocco is a little more sorted, a little more serious. And still my favorite car, period.

      And by the way the note Josh left on my E30 was “Your car is just plain sick!” I still have the note. 🙂

      Okay - bedtime. I’m in the middle of the Coastal Range Rally (with the E30.) Cabby does the next rally!
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      03-16-2019 07:02 AM #38
      Quote Originally Posted by 2ManyCars View Post
      Itís kinda hilarious seeing this- but yep, Iím a Vortexer. I think my profile says I joined in 2002. Wow - Iím getting old.

      But thanks to all of you who said nice things about me - Iím shocked. And touched. 🙂

      And yep the Cabby is more fun than the Scirocco, but thatís just because itís more batsh~t. The Scirocco is a little more sorted, a little more serious. And still my favorite car, period.

      And by the way the note Josh left on my E30 was ďYour car is just plain sick!Ē I still have the note. 🙂

      Okay - bedtime. Iím in the middle of the Coastal Range Rally (with the E30.) Cabby does the next rally!
      You've given me some goals for my Cabby.

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      03-16-2019 07:53 AM #39
      Quote Originally Posted by 2ManyCars View Post
      Itís kinda hilarious seeing this- but yep, Iím a Vortexer. I think my profile says I joined in 2002. Wow - Iím getting old.

      But thanks to all of you who said nice things about me - Iím shocked. And touched. 🙂

      And yep the Cabby is more fun than the Scirocco, but thatís just because itís more batsh~t. The Scirocco is a little more sorted, a little more serious. And still my favorite car, period.

      And by the way the note Josh left on my E30 was ďYour car is just plain sick!Ē I still have the note. 🙂

      Okay - bedtime. Iím in the middle of the Coastal Range Rally (with the E30.) Cabby does the next rally!
      Wow, you are on here!
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      03-16-2019 09:36 AM #40
      Well I lied. I said Iíd ask Jason when I saw him. I didnít. At least we have an answer.

      His E30 touring is amazing BTW.
      Driving While Awesome Podcast. Give it a listen.
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      03-16-2019 09:46 AM #41
      Quote Originally Posted by 2ManyCars View Post
      Itís kinda hilarious seeing this- but yep, Iím a Vortexer. I think my profile says I joined in 2002. Wow - Iím getting old.

      But thanks to all of you who said nice things about me - Iím shocked. And touched. 🙂

      And yep the Cabby is more fun than the Scirocco, but thatís just because itís more batsh~t. The Scirocco is a little more sorted, a little more serious. And still my favorite car, period.

      And by the way the note Josh left on my E30 was ďYour car is just plain sick!Ē I still have the note. 🙂

      Okay - bedtime. Iím in the middle of the Coastal Range Rally (with the E30.) Cabby does the next rally!
      Thanks for popping in, love the Cabby. And I hate Cabbys, but a 16V or VR6 could change that.

      Quote Originally Posted by Sold Over Sticker View Post
      Well I lied. I said Iíd ask Jason when I saw him. I didnít. At least we have an answer.

      His E30 touring is amazing BTW.
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      03-16-2019 09:56 AM #42
      Quote Originally Posted by patrikman View Post

      Drive safe out there, donít go past 11/10.
      Thanks man. No over staking here. My dad is killing it though. Hasnít complained once about my pace, and at 71 it turns out he can still move a car around.
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      03-16-2019 02:26 PM #43
      Quote Originally Posted by Sold Over Sticker View Post
      Thanks man. No over staking here. My dad is killing it though. Hasnít complained once about my pace, and at 71 it turns out he can still move a car around.
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      Yesterday 09:35 AM #45
      I like how Camissa gets it... I also was/am a VW nut and had a Mk2 GLi with a 9a 16v although not so built up as his, wish I didn't have to sell it, but in my heart I've grown out of the Jetta body style. Grew up around VW's and my uncle had a Mk1 Cabby in Puerto Rico and on a couple vacations I went over there he'd let me drive it and we'd go top down around the island. The only thing that Cabby was missing was a proper engine... the stock one was a bit too underpowered. Still it was an enjoyable car to drive cruise in.

      Enjoyed the video... 16v's make such nice noises. And even though their head was labeled as a 'disaster' in engineering. They still were alot of fun and could make alot of power. And if you decide to venture down the dark hole of turbocharging... well Bobatuning has found +1200hp with them.
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      Quote Originally Posted by ImpeccableNEW View Post
      Johnny seems like a fake car guy wasn't he the one that said he doesnt like a manual in the viper, they both were horrible top gear wannabes
      IMO Top Gear has been a net negative to auto journalism and the community in general. Lieberman is in that camp of auto journos who seems to exist for the sole purpose of getting as much free **** from auto manufacturers as possible, without shame. Cammisa is annoying to watch but the fact that he 1. owns cars 2. can turn a wrench and 3. has personal track experience puts him about 50 notches above most auto journos. I could def feel and appreciate the passion and attn to detail he has for these builds, which is awesome.
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      Quote Originally Posted by CTK View Post
      IMO Top Gear has been a net negative to auto journalism and the community in general. Lieberman is in that camp of auto journos who seems to exist for the sole purpose of getting as much free **** from auto manufacturers as possible, without shame. Cammisa is annoying to watch but the fact that he 1. owns cars 2. can turn a wrench and 3. has personal track experience puts him about 50 notches above most auto journos. I could def feel and appreciate the passion and attn to detail he has for these builds, which is awesome.




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      Today 08:58 AM #48
      I restored my '84 GTi in the early 00's, and after dialing up the suspension stiffness until the car was no longer fun on the street, I ended up with the same 16v Scirocco suspension. Much better. When I sold the car, the buyer immediately put on a set of coilovers and asked if I wanted the old suspension back. Hell yes! The same springs and shocks are now on my '89 Cabby.

      The best quote in the video was this: "Everyone looking at numbers is looking at all the wrong stuff."

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