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Posted: 8/27/2005 5:17:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/27/2005 5:18:00 PM EDT by Dragracer_Art]
Finally got this little toy to the dragstrip last night...
The place was a zoo, and I only got one pass down the track...

Went a 12.83 @ 105.48 MPH

Gets 20+ MPG, rides like a creampuff, and the AC blows ice cold.
Not bad for a car I drive back and forth to work everyday.


Link Posted: 8/27/2005 5:19:53 PM EDT
Nice ride, but...


Link Posted: 8/27/2005 5:20:43 PM EDT
Nice I been thinking of fixing my impala again, but I should remind myself I know better
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 5:21:13 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/27/2005 5:22:16 PM EDT by operatorerror]
Very cool!!!

I really like the 85 mph speedo!

ETA I have an '87 Mustang GT with one too! It's really funny to watch the speedometer go around!
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 5:21:34 PM EDT
Nice car.

I always liked those.
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 5:21:46 PM EDT
Nice, now i can list it on ebay, seeing how i got all these pics and a vin number
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 5:22:13 PM EDT

Originally Posted By out-a-ammo:
Nice ride, but...


www.hardwarestore.com/media/product/281253_front200.jpg



Hehe... Already done...
Pics were taken about a month ago.
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 5:23:03 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/27/2005 5:24:08 PM EDT by Dragracer_Art]

Originally Posted By Stormtrooper:
Nice, now i can list it on ebay, seeing how i got all these pics and a vin number



Whatever floats yer boat... I've still got the car and title.
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 5:25:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Stormtrooper:
Nice, now i can list it on ebay, seeing how i got all these pics and a vin number



People post and compare VINs on car sites all day long, with zero repercussions. Same with masking gun serial numbers, don't believe the bullshit.

Nice car man!
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 5:27:32 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 5:30:21 PM EDT
Nice car! thanks for the pics.

However, I'm calling BS on the 105MPH pass. I mean, the speedo only goes to 85!

Just yankin' your chain. I once had a REAL tough time getting away from a GNX on my Ducati Monster. Those turbo 3.8s really haul the mail!
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 5:34:34 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DzlBenz:
However, I'm calling BS on the 105MPH pass. I mean, the speedo only goes to 85!



I can post a pic of the timeslip if you REALLY want me to...

Being that all the runs I've made over the years have primarily been 8-9 second passes, a 12.83 run was like going to the grocery store for a jug of milk.
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 5:35:39 PM EDT
nice, this would fit in well in the cars & bikes forum where there is a thread on sleepers and the related grand national is being discussed. We really could use more traffic in that forum!! *hint hint wink wink nudge nudge*
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 5:37:36 PM EDT
Looks slow.......

That's the point, huh??
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 5:37:37 PM EDT
One of my buddies has a friend with a GNX. Apparently he builds engines for them, I think his best time is in the 7's or REAL low 8's.
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 5:38:13 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Dragracer_Art:

Originally Posted By DzlBenz:
However, I'm calling BS on the 105MPH pass. I mean, the speedo only goes to 85!



I can post a pic of the timeslip if you REALLY want me to...

Being that all the runs I've made over the years have primarily been 8-9 second passes, a 12.83 run was like going to the grocery store for a jug of milk.


yes, but now you've gone over to the dark side of Turbos and intercoolers



Link Posted: 8/27/2005 5:39:01 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Paul:
Quite a car for 1986.

... but it can't be that fast because the speedo tops out at 85 mph!




Actually, I think in '86 or '87 the Turbo Regal was declared the fastest US production car made.
Mine is 1 of approx 1,921 T-types made in 1986...
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 5:47:08 PM EDT
Wow... talk about a sleeper. Will it beat a 5.6 stock IROC? Those were good numbers at the track.
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 5:48:53 PM EDT
There is a guy here locally that has a pristine GNX. I drool everytime I see it on the road.




Mr. Vader, your car is ready.
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 5:56:21 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/27/2005 5:57:11 PM EDT by Dragracer_Art]
Well, thanks to an unsuspecting moderator, my post got put into a section that I didn't even know existed.

Hey Mod...

I seldom stray from the GD forum... THAT'S why I posted it there....
No g-damn wonder I couldn't find it anymore...



Oh nevermind...
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 7:56:05 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/27/2005 7:58:18 PM EDT by YELLOWV]
Very nice T Type. I have always loved them and the GN's. But the T Type was even more of a sleeper than the GN. Most people don't know that they were the fastest American made car at the time. Faster than the Vette. And yes much quicker than the Iroc which was a 5.7.
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 11:27:53 PM EDT
cool car. i always liked those do you have a nitrous setup on it? looks real clean.
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 4:10:48 AM EDT

Originally Posted By kman84:
cool car. i always liked those do you have a nitrous setup on it? looks real clean.



Nope... No juice on it yet. I'm probably going to hang a little bigger turbo on it first...
These cars REALLY respond well to small improvements...
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 4:49:25 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 12:25:22 PM EDT
Nice car, but I thought I saw it in the EE?
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 5:46:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By operatorerror:
Very cool!!!

I really like the 85 mph speedo!

ETA I have an '87 Mustang GT with one too! It's really funny to watch the speedometer go around!



Nice car.

Hehehe, the speedo in my '84 fullsize Blazer w/355 motor only goes up to 85, too.

I was racing a buddy out of town one night (as Rednecks do) and I passed him at 80mph and proceded to walk away from him for the couple miles to one of the bigger highway's that we were both gonna turn onto. Of course, I beat him, but since the speedo was topped in my Blazer, I called him to see how fast we were going. He told me "well, the rev limiter on my truck goes up to 99 and you were leaving me"

That's not bad for something with 4-wheel drive and 31's and the aerodynamics of a brick

That's all I have to say

WIZZO
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 11:54:53 AM EDT
Nice car.
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 12:02:51 PM EDT
AAAAaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh

Now I will have nightmares for a week or more.....

I work at a Buick dealer and can remember having to work on all of the turds people "suped" up and brought in because they didn't run for poo. (Greatly because they didn't know what they were doing"

Looks like a nice 86. At least you have the 86-87 vintage. A lot of people never realised that some of the stock T-types were faster than the GN's out of the box because you could get better gearing in a T-type. What have you done to yours? I see a F/P reg on it. Chip? You said you were going for a better turbo?
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 3:04:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Striker:
I was going to ask if that was the stock hair dryer. Gonna go Duttweiler on it's ass are ya?
That is a sweet ride Art. Is the car originally from Penn?



Actually, I already have a Duttweiler hi-flow neck on the inlet side of the intercooler.

Yes, It was originally shipped to a dealer in Norristown, PA... (about 30 min from me) I think I'm the 3rd owner of the car.
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 3:06:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By deej86:
Nice car, but I thought I saw it in the EE?



I threw it in the EE just to see if I'd get any bites... Got a few emails, but no takers.

I'm picking up a bigger turbo for it this weekend...
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 4:56:19 PM EDT
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