Recon1342
Recon1342 SuperDork
6/15/22 6:11 p.m.

In reply to Stampie :

???

maschinenbau
maschinenbau UberDork
6/15/22 6:35 p.m.
Stampie said:

If you come through Atlanta, we could get a side-by-side Europa pic

Stampie
Stampie MegaDork
6/15/22 8:28 p.m.

Indy - Guy
Indy - Guy UltimaDork
6/15/22 8:31 p.m.

In reply to Stampie :

Wow!

You've been on one helluva buying spree!

Nice yes

Pete Gossett (Forum Supporter)
Pete Gossett (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
6/15/22 10:02 p.m.
Indy - Guy said:

In reply to Stampie :

Wow!

You've been on one helluva buying spree!

Nice yes

After last year's disappointing finish for the Regal he's decided to line up a decade's worth of potential future Challenge winners. 

Stampie
Stampie MegaDork
6/15/22 10:26 p.m.

Sorry busy afternoon.  So yes I bought Igor from Brotus7. Actually made the deal a few months ago but was waiting for his trip down to Charlotte. I swear I'm done buying vehicles and several are going away soon.  Igor is just way too cool plus y'all let it sit for sale for like two weeks. 

It was great meeting Brotus7 in person and also great to talk with a fellow Airman. Thanks Michael for the driveway space and the Mexican food. NASCAR half body is going to dyintorace. 

I'll part with the gas station picture before I get ready for bed. 

Brotus7
Brotus7 Dork
6/16/22 7:14 a.m.

Was great to meet Stampie and Michael yesterday. I'm thrilled to see Igor stay in the GRM family and will keep my eyes open for updates!  Good luck!

This thread started with a pic of me towing it home, seems fitting to end my stewardship with a pic of me towing it away. It's hard to describe how small Europas are until you see it in person.

 

Stampie
Stampie MegaDork
6/16/22 7:21 a.m.

In reply to Brotus7 :

I'm pretty sure you have honorary redneck status after yesterday. Not many people help create a Jekyll and Hyde Europa/NASCAR combo. Enjoy your vacation and tell your wife that I said thanks. 

Stampie
Stampie MegaDork
6/16/22 7:50 a.m.

First stop for a morning Dr. Pepper turned into a 10 minute conversation that started with "What is that?"

Brotus7
Brotus7 Dork
6/16/22 8:05 a.m.
Stampie said:

First stop for a morning Dr. Pepper turned into a 10 minute conversation that started with "What is that?"

The first of many! I had 3 in my drive down yesterday.

Stampie
Stampie MegaDork
6/16/22 11:31 a.m.

If you're going to have strap issues do it at the exit that has Tractor Supply Co. right as you get off. 

I noticed that one strap had chafed a little at the check everything before 95 stop. Right at exit 77 in SC that strap didn't look right. Pulled off and see that it didn't break but the other end had come off the hook. Said berk it and bought new straps in TSC and replaced that one with two. Michael for the record we need 14 foot straps to go crisscross. 

Next stop lunch. Conversation count about the Europa at 4. 

maschinenbau
maschinenbau UberDork
6/16/22 11:48 a.m.

Be careful with flailing strap buckles near that windshield - replacements are $$$ and come from Yurop!

JoeTR6
JoeTR6 Dork
6/16/22 1:38 p.m.

I know a guy that laid an incandescent bulb drop light over the roof and onto the top of the windshield.  The heat cracked it, and he said north of $1000 to replace it.  Yikes.

Pete Gossett (Forum Supporter)
Pete Gossett (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
6/16/22 2:09 p.m.

In reply to JoeTR6 :

And they only ship small batches of them to the US every few years. 

Stampie
Stampie MegaDork
6/16/22 5:42 p.m.

This turns me on sexually. 

preach (dudeist priest)
preach (dudeist priest) Dork
6/16/22 6:14 p.m.

Badass.

Stampie
Stampie MegaDork
6/16/22 7:12 p.m.
maschinenbau said:

Be careful with flailing strap buckles near that windshield - replacements are $$$ and come from Yurop!

Windshield survived the trip but I'm thinking of building something to guard it from future damage.

StripesSA1
StripesSA1 Reader
6/17/22 4:05 a.m.

So Stampie now has this and the C3 to finish..... 

 

Good luck

Pete Gossett (Forum Supporter)
Pete Gossett (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
6/17/22 6:34 a.m.
StripesSA1 said:

So Stampie now has this and the C3 to finish..... 

 

Good luck

Oh it's a much longer list than that...

StripesSA1
StripesSA1 Reader
6/17/22 8:14 a.m.
Pete Gossett (Forum Supporter) said:
StripesSA1 said:

So Stampie now has this and the C3 to finish..... 

 

Good luck

Oh it's a much longer list than that...

I do know about the Ford twins, the T and the A, and the C3 being the latest, before Igor, but I think he might be totally nuts to have so many projects going(being said with admiration and respect) 

TurboFource
TurboFource New Reader
6/17/22 9:50 a.m.

What wheels are on that thing Stampie? I like them....

Stampie
Stampie MegaDork
6/17/22 10:34 a.m.

In reply to StripesSA1 :

I have issues.  Not sure there should be any admiration or respect.

In reply to TurboFource :

Those are Vega wheels.  This Europa is 4x100 now.

Stampie
Stampie MegaDork
6/17/22 12:41 p.m.

I meant to put this picture up the other day. I love it. 

There's been questions about me fitting so here's me getting in.

 

Taking with Brotus7 the other day I realized this is my first rear mid engine. 

RoddyMac17
RoddyMac17 Reader
6/17/22 1:16 p.m.

Just remember not to lean on the door when getting in and out.  The door hinges just barely work, putting any force on them during ingress or egress will alter the door gaps.  But in saying that, hopefully they're not totally seized.

dherr (Forum Supporter)
dherr (Forum Supporter) Dork
6/17/22 1:35 p.m.

Did not really realise how small they are until you were standing next to it in the video. Yeah, that is tiny and should be terrifiying when that 1.8 turbo kicks in! Those engines moved my A4's with authority and they weighed 3200 pounds, not 1600 or less!

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