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Link Posted: 4/25/2001 4:19:03 PM EDT
My younger brother had a '71 Volkswagon bus painted fire engine red running one of those Buick 215 ci Aluminum V-8's in the back. Had cooling problems in the summer, but the girls liked it. Now he drives a Volvo sedan with a Corvette LT1 engine and 5-speed. Bought it from some psycho in Florida and had it shipped to CA. That thing moves.

I was always happy having low maintenance cars. The '87 Nissan truck fits that bill. With 190k miles and the 3rd paint job (serves me right for picking red) it's still running strong. Fuel pump went out once and it's on its 4th battery and 4th set of tires. Other than that, it's always there when I need it. That's my kind of car.
Link Posted: 4/25/2001 4:38:39 PM EDT
I could answer your question if I knew how high it was being dropped, the maximum velocity I guess would be terminal velocity.

If it has to rely on its own power, it is nothing to talk about, it is a ford.

But it gets me where I need to go :P
Link Posted: 4/25/2001 5:11:58 PM EDT
I decided to check just for this thread. My 92 Nissan Sentra hit 94 MPH on the freeway yesterday, pedal to the floor. I guess at 161,000 miles that's ok. When I bought it new it would hit 110 no problem. Course then it got 40 MPG, now it sucks gas at around 12 MPG. I think it's running a "little" rich, what with those clouds of black smoke belching out the rear [;)]
Link Posted: 4/25/2001 5:21:00 PM EDT
My game warden truck tops out at about 120+.  I've actually had a few high speed pursuits of night hunters running from the law.
Link Posted: 4/25/2001 5:29:22 PM EDT
1988 Dodge Omni tube chassis car mild 440 and a powerglide on gas no bottle 9.70 140 mph  fun to drive with the wheels up!!!!
Link Posted: 4/25/2001 5:36:25 PM EDT
1996 Impala SS
2000 Corvette Hardtop

Nuff said.
Link Posted: 4/25/2001 5:43:23 PM EDT
Originally Posted By RealOaf:
Would you be interested in Buick 215 c.i. Aluminum V-8 for your English cars?

Let me know.

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Funny thing i've considered converting a TR-7 to a TR-8. I believe it used the 215 as did some Rovers.

A Triumph Stag would be nice, if I could get one, but the Triumph V8 was known to overheat so my solution would be something like the 215. It should fit just fine with minor modifications.
Link Posted: 4/25/2001 5:47:30 PM EDT
Originally Posted By gus:
Hey Mrhemi!! Another Mopar guy in a world of front-drive sewing machine powered Jap cars (nothin personal, but I have a really hard time getting excited about any Honda, even if it does run 9's...). Anyway here's mine (no pics yet, but soon).:

`73 Challenger Alston Chassis 4 link
440, .620/324deg solid cam, ported Stage IV heads, Torgueflite trans with brake, 4:88 gears and 15x33 goodyears. Total car weight is only about 2600 lbs. Best ET so far is 10.02 at 135.022. that was three years ago on a nice autumn evening. Of course there is a LONG list of other goodies in the car, and it is currently disassembled undergoing some upgrades in hopes of running NHRA Super Gas someday.

Also have a `70 Charger R/T 440 auto that has run as quick as 11.88 through the exhaust on slicks (no juice). It too is currently apart for restoration.

Both cars are in primer again..... east coast air sucks!!

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Link Posted: 4/25/2001 5:54:46 PM EDT
DON~T KNOW!...ma took my chevy away, when i said her butt was as wide as the trunk...........[chainsawkill]
Link Posted: 4/25/2001 6:18:51 PM EDT
70 Chevy pickup...327 punched out .060 over with 10.5 to 1 pop-ups, 2.02intakes angled plug heads,chevy aluminum LT-1 highrise with a holley 850 double pumper, cam is a corvette off-road GM, MSD ignition with a 400 turbo sittin behind it with 4.11's in the rear.  I don't know what it turns in the 1/4 but it is f*ckin faaaaasssssst.

Link Posted: 4/25/2001 6:28:32 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/25/2001 6:30:54 PM EDT by Int10H]
2000 Crown Vic 4.6liter with 2.73 gears

Speed limiter is set at 106mph which sucks since
the speedo goes to 120.  Plan to switch the gears to 3.23s and put in a new chip with no limit.  Car does 106 easy so I'm thinking 135 or so is the the top end.  Avg 20mpg doing 80 on the highway.

It's white so I don't have to worry about people trying to race me :D  I like to find people speeding in the fast lane.  Then I fly up behind them and then just sit there :D  Scares the crap out of people.
Link Posted: 4/25/2001 6:43:48 PM EDT

1995 Corvette convertible...5.7L 300hp V8, eats up the roads of Barrington IL quite nice

2001 Dodge Stratus R/T coupe...3.0L 240 hp V6 (did some nice mods to it) complete with tiptronic and it too eats up the roads quite nicely, doing 0-60 at a projected speed (after mods, weight and some calculations) at 6.0 seconds, down from 6.4 that the stock one does.  My friends and I have nick-named it the "Mustang Killer", because I took my friends pride away by by leaving his 2000 Mustang GT about 10 feet behind me.  Considering the size of that engine, we were all quite impressed.

I also put some new wheels on the car, 18x8 inch 5-spoke millie miglia's or something like that, damn it looks sharp.

Oh, regarding Nitrous, when can you do it to a car? (how many miles, etc)
Link Posted: 4/25/2001 6:46:32 PM EDT
I had a 76 trans am with a 455sd that ran 12 flat at 122. I just sold it!! to many projects. the spedo went to 160 and Ive had the nedal on the peg. Ive ben working on a 73 Fiat 124 for a few years I have a 300hp 350 in it but when you kick it down all it dose is spin.. if I could get it to hook Id say it would do mid 12's
Link Posted: 4/25/2001 6:54:37 PM EDT
01 Yamaha Raptor 660R ATV does about 75mph and damned exciting getting there.  It may not be as fast as a car but try catching a few feet of air in your car or climb a sand dune and see how ya feel!  My daily driver is a 99 F350 XLT supercab 4x4 V10 I think the speed limiter is set at about 95 and it gets to it awfully quick.
Link Posted: 4/25/2001 7:08:10 PM EDT
I don't think I read of one VAN driver.

1989 E-150 FORD conversion Van. 300 6-cyl @ 13.5mpg

[b]Home-to-work in 1hr & 15min.[/b]

Just bought it in January and I will be a van owner/driver for the rest of my life. I nicknamed it the 'Cathouse'.
Link Posted: 4/25/2001 7:23:32 PM EDT
Well, if you mean how fast can I go without fear it will come apart, I'd say I'd let it drift if it was gonna go over 75, and my E.T. would be in the double digits.

A buncha you guys are makin' me jealous.

[red][size=4] P.R.K.
Link Posted: 4/25/2001 7:48:29 PM EDT
1988 convertible CAMARO IROC Z-28
ENG: 305 V-8
Link Posted: 4/25/2001 8:21:01 PM EDT
I HAD an '86 Camaro with a 350. Ported and polished, shaved heads, roller cam and rocker arms, headers in front of glass-packs, low-end cam, Holley 700 Double-pumper on a Holley Manifold, 3.23 Posi rear end, Center-Line rims; would do the 1/4 in 11.6, and the fastest I got it up to was 158 (clocked by my buudy the SCHP Trooper). Still got 16 mpg. Shoulda spent more on the suspension, though, 'cause that last curve got it..........
Link Posted: 4/25/2001 9:35:21 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/25/2001 10:20:04 PM EDT by dragracerart]
I've got a '70 Camaro in my garage right now...thinking of selling it...too expensive anymore to race....Last time I ran it was last Fall at Cecil County Dragstrip...It went 8.46 at 159.85 MPH in the 1/4 mile,with a 1.24 sec.60ft.time.  Car weighs 2895 lbs race ready & 3075 lbs with me in it. Got a homepage with some cooooool pics of the car & some guns too....check'em out !!!        


                                P.S...... My '97 Chevy 454 Dually has no problem dusting off the local noisey , groundscraping , all wheel/no sidewall JAP-SCRAP that the local teenagers seem to think is COOL ! You should see the faces when my 6000 lb beast drives away from them !! [:o][sniper]            

Link Posted: 4/25/2001 9:44:20 PM EDT
An estimated 120 heading east out of Elpaso Tx. with 9 cars right behind me. For about 10 miles. Air ride suspension, air ride cab, air ride seat, one smooth ride. Oh yea I drive a Peterbilt car carrier for a living. I made my drop off time
Link Posted: 4/25/2001 10:32:16 PM EDT
1979 Mercury Capri, Fox bodied car, same as the 79-93 Mustangs, only prettier!
.060 460, 10-1 flattops, Lunati custom grind solid cam, Motorsport aluminum Cobra Jet heads, Weiand Stealth intake, Holly 830 carb, full length headers, 2" primary, 3.5" collectors, CJ rods, motor plate and mid plate to gain header clearence, JW powerglide with trans-brake, 8" converter,4.11 9" rear, strange 31 spline axles, Detroit Locker posi, 8 pt. cage, full interior, 3400 lbs with me in it, runs 11.16 at 122 on the motor, 10.59 with a 100hp hit on the bottle at 134 mph. 10.5 X 28" MT slicks at the track, P-275 60 15 BFG Drag Radials on the street, full exaust, all street legal, well mostly street legal!
Link Posted: 4/26/2001 12:56:56 AM EDT
Originally Posted By SIX:
Car: Infinity luxo boat

1/4 mile ET: I dunno, a century and a half maybe.

Top speed: I dunno

Fastest sustained cruising speed I have ever done: 140 mph

Nothing like going from from one end of the state of OR to the other in 3:10 (about 290 miles) with a piss break! Not to mention being comfy the whole time.
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Must be an Infiniti Q45.  Depending on year, 1/4 is about 15 sec, and top speed about 145-150 mph.  Hell yeah.  [:D]

My own:

1993 Infiniti G20

1/4:  ??/factory spec about 16 sec

Top speed:  135 mph/127mph factory spec

No mods

Go Infiniti!!  [;)]
Link Posted: 4/29/2001 3:10:57 AM EDT
1985 BMW 325E black,straight six,144MPH

1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee V8, 142,mph

1988 chevy pickup crew cab,350 ,121MPH,off a set of railroad tracks/jump,landed pretty smooth but split the winshield completely in half,upon landing.
Link Posted: 4/29/2001 3:37:40 AM EDT
Air ride suspension, air ride cab, air ride seat, one smooth ride. Oh yea I drive a Peterbilt car carrier for a living.
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So is the old saying true?

Caterpillars build the roads and the other diesels 'oil' them.

Just kidding. I stomped the hills of Montana & North Dakota with an old 318 Detroit for quite a while. Then I joined the Army and got a 455hp 92F Detroit(3mpg in 8WD-HEMTT). Each truck had a 10-gallon pan underneith that had to be emptied every morning.
Link Posted: 4/29/2001 4:54:08 AM EDT
89 Mustang Notchback
  3.55 Gears
  BBK Long Tube Headers
  Off road H-Pipe
  March Underdrive Pulleys
  Pro-M 77mm Mass air
  Edelbrock intake
  Aluminum GT-40 Heads
  Pro-5.0 Shifter
  2 Chamber Flowmasters
  Glock 27 under seat
  Some other stuff I forgot...

Does 140mph easily and stomps Corvettes off the line and in the straight every time.  Have not tracked it with the current mods tho.  
Link Posted: 4/29/2001 9:39:43 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Kevin N:
Air ride suspension, air ride cab, air ride seat, one smooth ride. Oh yea I drive a Peterbilt car carrier for a living.
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So is the old saying true?

Caterpillars build the roads and the other diesels 'oil' them.

Just kidding.
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Yea, just about, I had a cummins I put 750,000 miles on with no real problems. then I got a 500 HP Detroit and put 165,000 miles on it when the turbo blew and took the whole motor with it. 11 gallons of hot oil shot out the stacks for about a half mile till I got it stopped, I was on a two lane road the people going the other way and behind me were PISSED, 6 people stopped to tell me about their car but none asked if I needed help or a phone(didnt need it anyway I had a phone) Now, I drive a CAT motor, the best,
Link Posted: 4/29/2001 12:13:27 PM EDT
I have a black 2000 SS Camaro. Sweeeeeeeeeet!
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