Too many macs

Surrat

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Jun 20, 2014
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Is anybody near Tulsa Oklahoma?

I have a bunch of macs I want to get rid of, and I do not want to mail them anywhere.

I'm offering a bunch of G5 towers, including two quads, bunch of G5 imacs, some G4 towers, G3 beige tower, some laptops. Most of them are parts, or incomplete, the two quads both fail thermal calibration. Some work, I will remove hard disks from any that have personal info on them.

This stuff is free to pickup if you come and get it.
 

128keaton

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Jan 13, 2013
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I've got a cousin that lives in OKC. He'd take anything you gave him off of your hands.
 

flyrod

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Jan 12, 2015
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Wish I were closer, still much better than going in the dumpster. Thanks for offering them here!
 

bunnspecial

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May 3, 2014
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Jump in the MG, hook up a trailer, and let it roll!
I might fit about 1 1/2 G5s in the MG :) . In fact, I got a text last week to come look at some Macs that were about a half mile from work, but blew it off until the next day with the excuse of "I'm driving my MG today."

I'd hate to think how long it would take me to get there-I don't drive it on the interstate as it's turning about 4000 rpms in top gear at 70mph, and I'd hate to think of what 10 hours of thrashing the engine like that would do(it's certainly uncomfortable to ride in). I guess I'm spoiled by my daily ride that's barely above idle at 70(it runs about 1600rpms with the torque converter locked in 5th gear).

Seeing an MG towing a trailer full of Macs would be quite a sight :)
 

bunnspecial

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May 3, 2014
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@bunnspecial I wonder what the gear ratio is in one of those things. In my Suburban it has 4.10 gears in the back and a three speed trans with a 1.0 3rd gear so it does about 3600 at 70 MPH.
4th gear(top) is 1:1. I haven't measured, but 3.9:1 is the standard rear end for a "B" roadster. Overdrive-or "4 1/2" will get you to .82:1 in 4th which makes interstate cruising a little more enjoyable and I think will knock off about 500 rpms at any given speed when engaged. I'm tired of grinding 4th gear in it(weak synchro) so may drop in an O/D transmission this winter.

Bear in mind also that I'm running 185/70R14 tires(actually larger than stock 165/80-no one but specialty suppliers like Coker make a 165/80), while I'm guessing that your Suburban tires are significantly larger.

My LS is .75:1 in OD with a 3.58:1 rear end. The tires are large enough(235/50R17) that with that ratio it can manage a very pleasant interstate cruising experience but there's also plenty of low-end torque(3.22:1 in 1st, ~225 ft-lbs from about 2K to 5K) that it can move when I want it to. I'm not big on "aggressive" driving but when I've needed to make a lane change in town I think I've surprised people at how quickly my "big Lincoln" can move-particularly when I'm in "manumatic" mode and wind it out to 5K or so.
 

Altemose

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Mar 26, 2013
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I'm not big on "aggressive" driving but when I've needed to make a lane change in town I think I've surprised people at how quickly my "big Lincoln" can move-particularly when I'm in "manumatic" mode and wind it out to 5K or so.
I have to watch with big old cars. Step on the gas too hard in my Suburban and all you do is sit there spinning wheels. I bet the Lincoln is the same way!
 

bunnspecial

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I have to watch with big old cars. Step on the gas too hard in my Suburban and all you do is sit there spinning wheels. I bet the Lincoln is the same way!
I'm pretty picky on tires, and it's next to impossible to spin them on my Lincoln even on a wet road(snow is another story). About the only way I can do it is if I turn stability control off and really hammer it on gravel or something else loose-and I don't make a habit of doing it.

I paid over $1K for the last tires I bought-Bridgestone Turanzas with a Z(Y) speed rating and superb directional tread. With half of the 1.75 ton curb weight over the rear axle, it's a very stable and well behaved car.

The MG is another story...the tires on it(for now) are older than you(426 is the date code, which means 1996 or earlier) are and although they have decent tread are an accident waiting to happen. I can easily squeal them in first gear if I'm a little to quick in the clutch let off/too aggressive with the gas and will even chirp in 2nd under the same circumstances. That's all from a 45 y/o, 95bhp 4 banger-albeit one with a torque curve that looks like it came off a V8(basically flat from 2K-4K, although a whole lot lower with a max at about 110ft-lbs)-take that Honda!
 

Altemose

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Mar 26, 2013
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Elkton, Maryland
I can easily squeal them in first gear if I'm a little to quick in the clutch let off/too aggressive with the gas and will even chirp in 2nd under the same circumstances. That's all from a 45 y/o, 95bhp 4 banger-albeit one with a torque curve that looks like it came off a V8(basically flat from 2K-4K, although a whole lot lower with a max at about 110ft-lbs)-take that Honda!
I can imagine you taking on some punk teenager in a Honda with rotted mis-matched panels and a muffler the size of your engine in that MG and winning. I have new BF Goodrich All Terrains but the 4.10 gears make any tires spin on my truck, but the weight really helps.
 

bunnspecial

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May 3, 2014
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I can imagine you taking on some punk teenager in a Honda with rotted mis-matched panels and a muffler the size of your engine in that MG and winning. I have new BF Goodrich All Terrains but the 4.10 gears make any tires spin on my truck, but the weight really helps.
Not that I would do it, but stock MG mufflers aren't exactly noted for being quiet. Even so, "Abingdon Four" has a much nicer exhaust note than any Honda...it's no dual exhaust American V8, but still nice. Truth be told, with a rated 12.8s 0-60 time when new, I'm not sure that's a contest I'd want to take on(admittedly ditching the spare, the soft top, and switching over to a single 12V probably bought be 100lbs over the stock configuration, but my generously sized derriere might offset that somewhat).

One of the things I love about the LS is that they actually made the effort to due a true dual exhaust-from the headers all the way back to the mufflers each side is treated like a separate engine. Even when it's idling, it makes a beautiful "burble" when you're standing between the tail pipes. Ford pulled off this amazing feat of making it sound like grandma's car when it's driven that way, but actually making it sound good when you stomp on it.
 

Altemose

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Mar 26, 2013
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Elkton, Maryland
One of the things I love about the LS is that they actually made the effort to due a true dual exhaust-from the headers all the way back to the mufflers each side is treated like a separate engine.
What I intend to do on any older vehicle with a V8 I get is to go straight pipe from the catalytic converter(s) back. I am all for a good sound but also am going to be legal and clean about it.
 

zackkmac

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Jul 7, 2008
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Tulsa
Is anybody near Tulsa Oklahoma?

I have a bunch of macs I want to get rid of, and I do not want to mail them anywhere.

I'm offering a bunch of G5 towers, including two quads, bunch of G5 imacs, some G4 towers, G3 beige tower, some laptops. Most of them are parts, or incomplete, the two quads both fail thermal calibration. Some work, I will remove hard disks from any that have personal info on them.

This stuff is free to pickup if you come and get it.
I'm in Tulsa! Can you PM what you have that works at the moment, or would work with some repair? I will probably take the quads if they can be fixed without replacing nearly everything.
 

Surrat

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Jun 20, 2014
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I'm in Tulsa! Can you PM what you have that works at the moment, or would work with some repair? I will probably take the quads if they can be fixed without replacing nearly everything.
The free stuff is all parts/incomplete/not working properly/dead.

This part of the forum isnt for selling, so none of my fixed up working macs are among the items I'm listing here.
 

spf2

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Mar 3, 2015
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Too bad you are not closer to Dallas. I could use some of the fans and speakers off the G5.