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Old 07-24-2015, 01:03 PM
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I've done 140 in my car. On a drag strip though.

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Old 07-24-2015, 05:22 PM
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fastest ive ever gone was around 125. My uncle decided to let me take a spin in his restored, but with a ford 289 and 4speed) 1963 austin healey 3000

as a rule, im actually a slow and careful driver. but i couldnt resist speeding in that.
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Old 07-24-2015, 07:12 PM
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Drag race between Dodge Hellcat and Tesla S......

The Tesla has instant torque and much better tire grip and got off the line much faster than the Hellcat, so it looks like it cheated......but apparently not. The Hellcat was never going to catch up.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kG6veF_34QE
Hehe No I would say not!!
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Old 01-14-2017, 05:54 AM
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My putin device wouldn't play the first 2 either, (.avi's) said there was more stuff to install, Noo thank you.
All the clips play with WMP now...... WMP or some other player you have that plays AVI or WMV


These are just VIDEO FILES guys,nothing but entertainment!! (Unreal but still)
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Old 01-26-2017, 07:27 AM
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Lets go fast in something most under 55 yrs old
never heard of. Keep in mind this car was NOT meant to be
sports car. I did have the pleasure of driving one once,
one of the super charged ones. My uncle inherited one
& we got to take it on a beat run before it got auctioned.

So kids crack open a beer, light up a Lucky & hop in.
When we get back see the other videos on Studes
like the Hawk & Lark that can also fly.

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Old 01-26-2017, 08:28 AM
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Lets go fast in something most under 55 yrs old
never heard of. Keep in mind this car was NOT meant to be
sports car. I did have the pleasure of driving one once,
one of the super charged ones. My uncle inherited one
& we got to take it on a beat run before it got auctioned.

So kids crack open a beer, light up a Lucky & hop in.
When we get back see the other videos on Studes
like the Hawk & Lark that can also fly.

73 Zeno
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You talking about the Studebaker Avante? IIRC those had the highest top speed of anything mass produced on the road at the time.
I've heard their compacts were real good drag cars if you wedged the biggest engine stude offered in to 'em.


I've opened up the throttle on my '78 Lincoln Mark V on the highway before....Speedo only reads up to 85MPH, so with that 460 V8 under the hood and no load there was still plenty of acceleration left after the needle pegged...I'd imagine she'll reach 'mystery speed', as I call anything over 85, filled to the gills with TVs too...I've had her close to that fully loaded with tube TVs a couple of times and it seemed like she still could do much more if I had the stones/sufficient insanity to ask.
There is quite a sensation of speed when driving a 20' 5000lb car in a non-sedate manner...
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Old 01-26-2017, 10:16 AM
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Yup
And I forgot the link
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YG8pdR6VAXw

Fastest production car for 2 yrs. You could buy a faster hand made
exotic but any middle class American could walk in & buy one.
Life was so simple. Just drop a little super charger in & pour
more gas in.
My stupidest ride was my '72 Toronado. Burried the speedo at
120 mph on Rt2 one nite. Bias ply tires with snows up front
Also abt a 5,000 lb car, 455 cid. You know the feel, or, lack
of it in a land yacht over 100mph. Damn scary......

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Old 01-26-2017, 12:54 PM
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At 'mystery speed' there is a certain 'floaty-ness' to the suspension and feel to the steering that gives the impression of 'if I hit a fat racoon it might not stay planted on the road'. Combine that with increased stopping distance, and you can bet that extra care and maximal focus kick in as SOP when doing something like that.

I may end up replacing the suspension in the Lincoln when it warms up....On last fall's ETF run in that boat I found that with a load of TVs up in the 74-80MPH range the suspension will go into nearly undamped slow oscillation if stimulated by a rather good size bump in the road....I think it rocked around 5-8 cycles after the worst one...Disconcerting on a curve with a decent bit of traffic around all doing about the same speed.
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Old 01-27-2017, 03:39 PM
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I was only ever crazy enough to go over 120 when I had two different 1973 Plymouth Fury II, police models. When I was dissed by drivers of "fashionable" cars, the MoPars just wouldn't chicken out.

These 5000 pound boats truly float since you are getting NO feedback via the power steering. The front brakes were disc, not drum so it stopped straight. The second Fury had a 440 interceptor that had reserve to mock that 140 certified speedo. I think I hit 130 but that is still freaking nuts!

Now, my 69 Grand Prix has 255-60R14's I had put on it new in 1988. It still gets out every few months but No effing way I go over 85 until I replace tires and shock absorbers.

A friend of mine had a 1974 Pontiac Grandville with "radial tuned suspension" known as the rocket used to bury the 120 speedo on a nearby stretch of interstate. Sure, we were nuts but nobody was on the road at 2am then either. Also, you DO NOT do this during season when deer were jumping DOT fences, either. That highway was known as the "UL testing" range.

I was never so glad to be back on terra firma as when he drove his '79 Trans Am on a wicked winding rising-dropping, turns banked totally the wrong way, roads he took to work every day. That car had the wimpy Olds 6.6 smog motor but with the suspension he made it "walk and talk". I think the speedo stopped at 85 too, what a joke! Never was a law to stop at 85 or 100, just a bone the automakers threw the NTSHA.
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Old 01-30-2017, 09:49 AM
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I think I would be scared to go that fast!! (If ya hit a bump on a motorcycle going 220 like that guy did,ah man!!)
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