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Old 03-08-2007, 05:39 PM   #31  
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Fastest Ive ever driven was in my first car, 87 Dodge Daytona Pacifica 2.2 Turbo...127mph through the Hampton Roads bridge tunnel. 06 mustang I recently rented from budget was governered at 115mph...bastards, it wanted to do more crossing the Louisiana I10 causeway.
You want to becareful when speeding in those rental cars, because some of those companies have started monitoring the speeds their customers are driving via a hidden built in GPS system. Doing excessive speeds too often in some of those vehicles might get you blacklisted from various rental car agencies. That was a V6 Mustang right?
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Ok. If we want to talk about driving fast, this is fast! This would be a religious experience!

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x15...n-at-top-speed

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Old 03-09-2007, 01:03 AM   #33  
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Damn, I want one.

And yeah June, I think the Mustang is a V6.
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Old 03-09-2007, 02:52 PM   #34  
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Back in 1969 i was running a 396 Camaro at Englishtown NJ in the Super Stock class. It Always went over 130.

Took one of those "ride in a NASCAR" cars in Pocono PA superspeedway - 185mph all 6 laps. Felt like the car was on railroad tracks . . . it handled that well.

I will relate a story to encourage you NOT to drive at high speed unless on a race track.

1969 - My best buddy buys a beautiful fully loaded (including sunroof) 1969 Dodge Charger R/T with the 440/375 HP. Car was Electric Blue with White Vinyl Roof and matching white interior.

Car has 3000 miles on it and one night afetr work 4 of us decide to see how fast the Charger can go.

We jump on the Quickway (rte 17 Liberty, NY) and off we go. The Charger has the 160 MPH speedo and he has A/C in the car so 3.08 rear end. Adrian, the driver/owner is watching the road while the 3 of us are watching the speedo. He shouts out . . ."that's it . . it ain't going any faster" . . the speedo says 145 MPH.

Adrian lifts off the gas and as I am watching the speedo go down, as it hits 80 MPH . . . the right rear tire blows out! Car fish tails a bit but Adrian gets it under control and finally stops the car.

We pile out and see that all that is left is the Magnum 500 wheel rim . . and it is glowing red.

We all looked at each other . . . no one said a word. Changed the tire and drove home 10 below the speed limit and never spoke of it again.

10 seconds earlier and all we would have been was a newspaper story about 4 teenagers being killed in a high speed crash.
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Old 03-09-2007, 10:30 PM   #35  
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Damn, I want one.

And yeah June, I think the Mustang is a V6.

Next time you rent a car, check out Hertz as they are renting those limited edition Shelby Mustang GT's that have the 317hp v8. I'm not sure how much they would charge, but it would probably blow away anything the V6 does!

Lee, a tire blowout at those kinds of speeds would be equally disastrous at a track as well. Unfortunately, it's a risk people must accept if they decide to travel at felonious speeds(it's a felony in many states). It's great that everyone got lucky, as a tire blowout at those speeds is probably scary enough to require an undergarment change. Luckily, tires are manufacturers to much higher specs these days, and you are usually fine as long as you don't hit debris, underinflate, or exceed the maximum speed rating of the tire.
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Old 03-09-2007, 11:28 PM   #36  
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OK, the fastest I have been was a little over 170 in a corvette stingray that had a built and supercharged 400ci small block and a 6 speed transmission in it. That was my brothers little toy. Scared the crap out of me...probably because the top was open. Other than that the fastest that I have been would be in my old truck at about 135mph. I love big block (454ci) power when combined with a 273 gear, it was only turning about 4500 rpm to do this at half throttle....got scared and let out of it because no 30 year old pickup should do this speed in my opinion. Oh and someone mentioned something about cops in some other messages, my brother had a saying that seems to hold true " if you are doing more that 130mph down the road and see a cop, just keep going till you get out of sight then make as many turns as possible"....I have done this once and it did work, but this is a very rural area and cops don't usually chase you too bad here for anything.
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Hmmm Lesse.

Over 130 in the pig of an 81 Turbo T/A I had in college. It couldn't get out of its own way until you got into the triple digits, then it really got going.

Not the fastest, but the scariest... about 115 on Alligator Alley at about 4AM in a 1969 Roadrunner convertible with a 383 big block all stock. The front started "floating" and it felt like it was about to flip. Changed my shorts after that one.

143 in my 1995 Impala SS.. Great motor, shitty quality car.

And 140ish in my 04 LS 430. That thing is a SLEEPER.
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Hmmm Lesse.

Over 130 in the pig of an 81 Turbo T/A I had in college. It couldn't get out of its own way until you got into the triple digits, then it really got going.

Not the fastest, but the scariest... about 115 on Alligator Alley at about 4AM in a 1969 Roadrunner convertible with a 383 big block all stock. The front started "floating" and it felt like it was about to flip. Changed my shorts after that one.

143 in my 1995 Impala SS.. Great motor, shitty quality car.

And 140ish in my 04 LS 430. That thing is a SLEEPER.
I would do almost anything for GM to bring back a RWD Imp SS with a big displacement v8. I almost bought the 07 FWD with the 5.3 litre v8, but there is a special place in my heart for RWD american cars. Mercury had the Marauder a short while ago, but it was a huge disappointment.
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Old 03-13-2007, 05:25 PM   #39  
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Well in my life I've owned 3 cars.

High School car - '83 Camero Z28, no idea as the POS speedometer never worked, lol.

'00 toyota Tacoma, 105, scared the crap out of me. I was doing 100 and wasn't paying attention to the speedometer then my car shuts off. I was like ahhh, omg. Didn't realize I hit the limiter at 105. Though I broke the thing.

'03 Corvette Z06, 165 on a trip through Utah driving around the Grand Staircase-Escalante. Open road no town for a hundred miles and a number 2 poking like you wouldn't believe. But only did 165 for a few minutes, a bit scary.
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At 165mph.........pavement type and temperture play a very large role(roll?? ) in a successful No.2 at the wheel,when running through yon countryside.Been there, done that,thank you very much.......

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Hmmm Lesse.

Over 130 in the pig of an 81 Turbo T/A I had in college. It couldn't get out of its own way until you got into the triple digits, then it really got going.

Not the fastest, but the scariest... about 115 on Alligator Alley at about 4AM in a 1969 Roadrunner convertible with a 383 big block all stock. The front started "floating" and it felt like it was about to flip. Changed my shorts after that one.

143 in my 1995 Impala SS.. Great motor, shitty quality car.

And 140ish in my 04 LS 430. That thing is a SLEEPER.
My parents had the limited 1989 (20th Anniversary) Turbo Trans AM GTA. Of course they got it the same year I went into the Navy (they were not stupid). I got to drive it when I came home on leave a few times. Never even came close to opening it up but I could tell that baby would scream. Same engine as the Buick Grand National GTX I believe. Not as powerful as the GT Torino with the Super Cobra Jet I was in, but a bit lighter.

I got a gift certificate for the Skip Barber racing school when I was stationed in Alameda CA back in 95. I did the 1 day Formula prototype class at Sears Point and had a ball. I think they had those puppies goverened but it sure felt like I was doing over a hundo. I had a blast. Best bithday present ever..
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My parents had the limited 1989 (20th Anniversary) Turbo Trans AM GTA. Of course they got it the same year I went into the Navy (they were not stupid). I got to drive it when I came home on leave a few times. Never even came close to opening it up but I could tell that baby would scream. Same engine as the Buick Grand National GTX I believe. Not as powerful as the GT Torino with the Super Cobra Jet I was in, but a bit lighter.

I got a gift certificate for the Skip Barber racing school when I was stationed in Alameda CA back in 95. I did the 1 day Formula prototype class at Sears Point and had a ball. I think they had those puppies goverened but it sure felt like I was doing over a hundo. I had a blast. Best bithday present ever..
Ive done the Skip Barber myself...great experiance. Oh yea,PS..NEVER...I repeat NEVER eat day old White Castle...its like when you buy them they are already on the cusp of Salmonella...but they're SOOOO damn tasty
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Ive done the Skip Barber myself...great experiance. Oh yea,PS..NEVER...I repeat NEVER eat day old White Castle...its like when you buy them they are already on the cusp of Salmonella...but they're SOOOO damn tasty

I never understood what people like so much about White Castles. To me, it's a stingy little smidget of beef on a old dinner roll with 1 pickle on it. I am currently going to White Castles right now though, because they have those fried clam strips I love.
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I never understood what people like so much about White Castles. To me, it's a stingy little smidget of beef on a old dinner roll with 1 pickle on it. I am currently going to White Castles right now though, because they have those fried clam strips I love.
Fried clam strips? You have big cajones my freind.
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Fried clam strips? You have big cajones my freind.

Yeah, they arn't bad either. I'm hungry right now and am heading out soon to get them along with some sliders. I don't like white castle burgers, but noone else is open this time of night. Those fried clam strips are only sold during Lent, and they are probably one of the safest items on the menu because they are simply fried. Not much can go wrong when all they do it throw it into a deep fryer and set a timer. If the White Castles in your location have them, try it! They are a ripoff though because they charge $2.39 here for a very small portion of them. I guess I could also go out for some Skyline Chili, but it always gives me serious indigestion.......
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