0 to 200kmh in 9 seconds

Discussion in 'Lounge' started by Ishtim, Sep 19, 2005.

  1. Ishtim

    Ishtim Super Moderator

    This car belongs to a lifelong friend of mine. He was raised just a few houses away from me. I went through ALL years of school with him.

    This is the same car that I used to ride in to high school. At the time 1982-1986 it was the "fastest" car at school.

    The car is no longer legal for public street use. He races almost every weekend and is usually in the top 3 points winners. The car class is called "foot brake" and NO electronics are allowed onboard the car while racing. You have to "dial in" or guess your elapsed time that you will get to the finish line 1320 feet (~402m). The driver/car that goes closest to the dial in time AND crosses the finish line wins.

    I have learned most of my auto mechanics knowledge form his faimly. I have spent hundreds of hours of labour on this auto. From body work to paint and metal fabrication. I have never driven this car at the races although he asks me if I would every time I visit him. :nuts:

    The engine:
    5.7L V8 using two 4 barrel carburetors and 120 octane fuel.

    Car Chassis: 1972 Chevrolet Nova, All original body metal and high performance transmission and locking "spool" rear axle.

    Look at the back tire wrinkles from all the torque :shock:

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  2. Trinity

    Trinity Little Kiki Staff Member

    That's nice!!! :thumb:
  3. Adrian Wong

    Adrian Wong Da Boss Staff Member

    Wow! That's a really big engine for such a small car! :shock:

    No wonder it can go from 0 to 200kmh in 9 seconds! :thumb:

    Have you tried it out yourself, Ishtim? :think:
  4. PsYkHoTiK

    PsYkHoTiK Admin nerd

    Woot. Wheelies on the track are really cool to see. I hope he has some sort of rear brace with those little wheels (forgot what they're called :p ) at the back so the car doesn't do a back flip or something.
  5. Donutey

    Donutey Newbie

    i'm guessing it doesn't get too good gas mileage lol :rolleyes: :mrgreen:
  6. Chai

    Chai Administrator Staff Member

    Damn! The rear tyres... :shock:
  7. jamotto

    jamotto Newbie

    there called wheelie bars, but he doesn't need them anyways.
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  8. kayFX

    kayFX Newbie

    so much torque.. :shock:
  9. u suck.com

    u suck.com ■ ■ ■ ■

    holy cow! that's REALLY fast.... :twisted:
  10. PsYkHoTiK

    PsYkHoTiK Admin nerd

    The tire wrinkles is coz they don't fill up the air all the way. Its to give time for the tires to catch up with the wheels.. :shock:
  11. Ishtim

    Ishtim Super Moderator

    Yup.... he uses low pressure (~7-10 PSI)so that the tyre has maximum contact with the pavement. :!: Some of the more powerful cars use screws on the outer portion of the rims so to prevent the tyre spinning on the rim.
  12. PsYkHoTiK

    PsYkHoTiK Admin nerd

    Yeah. Those tires are really sticky... :o

    They also only last a few events too... :|
  13. zy

    zy zynine.com Staff Member

    wow.. :O .. nice .. i wish i can do that with a ..... kancil :haha:
  14. elton

    elton WhAtSuPdOc

    Wow impressive, it remind me of the 2 fast too furious movie car :mrgreen:
  15. peaz

    peaz ARP Webmaster Staff Member

  16. Ishtim

    Ishtim Super Moderator

    I have never tried it on the race track, although he invites me every time I visit. I dun need to acellerate like this. May end up with stomach lodged in throat from G forces. :oops: :haha:
  17. Jeremy

    Jeremy Black Sheep

    120 Octane Fuel! FUHHH! *Pants Also Can Drop*
  18. elton

    elton WhAtSuPdOc

    Hahaa :haha: :haha: Anyway hardly see this type of car around here
  19. Ishtim

    Ishtim Super Moderator

    Either pants will drop or fill up with :sick: :sick: :sick: from excitement. :haha:
  20. Adrian Wong

    Adrian Wong Da Boss Staff Member

    ROTFL!!! :haha:

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