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Re: Center Differentials

Hi Phil,
> Better they should design a car properly in the first place and put the
> engine in the middle, where it belongs.
> Sorry, just my Lotus lust showing through...

Hell, any wuss can drive a *Mid* engined toy... (he said with a smile 
*prominently* displayed on his face)

> If they would have made the 914 a little prettier, the 911 might have gone
> out of production years ago.

Can you say "Unvarschienlich"?  (That's serbo-croation for "Not-freakin'-
likely", boys and girls..)  ;-)

(Boy, does this pose a dilemma! What's a kinder, gentler euphemism for *butt
Ugly*...)  Ummmm, er... Ignoring the fact that the 914 was not only (KGE),
it has a frame unkindly disposed to "Crack" in the middle; there's the
fact that it was offered with a 2 liter 901 series 6 cyl in 1970.  The sad
fact is that it was not a 911.  To wit, it was a low-end, vw designed product.
No offense, but the market spoke.  Thumbs down! (Not withstanding that, most 
survive; neat cars and *very* competitive on a track near you!)  

Perhaps you meant to say that if the 911 had a mid-engine, they might have
lasted for 30 years, and not disappeared, back in... Say, when did those evil 
beasties disappear, anyway...???

NO!  NO!  Put that jacket away!  I'll go quietly now, officer...


Bart Chambers
'77 Feline Varmint Felix, Gray Tabby
'86 Carrera Cabriolet, Guards Red
'87 Syncro (Stealth Quattro)