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    New Season Wheeler Dealers 2018

    For those of us who follow it the new season started last Wednesday. They did a 1969 Opel GT and other than a big door dent it did not need a lot. I would not mind tinkering with one of those. Yata and I were texting back and forth during the show. Thought parts for this car would be tough to get, but parts are readily available and the cars are still reasonably priced.

    After it was over and watched a bit of Graveyard Cars. Usually not to interested in this show because the host is a lunatic. They just completed a restoration of a Plymouth Superbird, but the twist is he put a modern Hellcat engine in it with 707 HP and did a test drive. If this car did 200 mph with a 1970's power plant, I am curious to see what it can do now.

    Normally he only does factory fresh restorations, but after doing one as a special request, he is considering doing more because the market for this is hot right now. Money talks.
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    Re: New Season Wheeler Dealers

    Also tomorrow premiers a new show on the Velocity Channel called JDM classics where they restore all the old Japanese classics (i.e. MazdaRX7. Datsun 240Z, 510, etc.) 9:00 PM tomorrow.
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    So glad you mentioned that! I don’t have DVR service anymore so I can’t set to record and forget. The Opel was very nice and I can’t wait to see JDM Classics!
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    I feel like an electronic TV Guide. OK, who remembers those?
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    I had the daily newspaper guide for that night but Sunday’s newspaper had the thicker weekly TV guide. Brings back memories, circling what shows I wanted to watch with a pen.
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    Re: New Season Wheeler Dealers

    Your link is truncated and fails to load. I did find the trailer on www.velocity.com/jdmlegends. I will record the show as it is in conflict with our nightly Netflix shows.
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    Re: New Season Wheeler Dealers

    As for the Opel GT, I'm not happy with the new format that takes work away from Ant, shows Mike playing at being a mechanic. I would have liked seeing Ant make some improvements to the engine performance. However, the Opel GT's value is not very high to justify spending money that they couldn't recover. I am still partial to Ed China's mechanical skills and his desire and commitment to doing good work and finishing what he started. I could see that Ant was not happy when Mike took the car to be finish by a body and paint shop. It was very telling seeing Ant sitting doing nothing.
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    I have read about that other viewers have the same feeling and that it is caused by the Velocity/Discover Channel. Hope tonight JDM legends does not suffer the same fate. I am in agreement with you. Ed took on much tougher challenges and followed through. I don't hold it against Ant.
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    Re: New Season Wheeler Dealers

    Quote Originally Posted by SmileyFace View Post
    Your link is truncated and fails to load. I did find the trailer on www.velocity.com/jdmlegends. I will record the show as it is in conflict with our nightly Netflix shows.

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