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Yes, its the new muscle era 74 52.86%
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Old 08-18-2013, 10:14   #751
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You can go to the car store and buy an American car off the lot that will run 11's on street tires.

Yes, those are muscle cars.

The Aluminator engine is available in the 2014 Roush Stage 3. A small after purchase upgrade increases power from 575hp to 700hp in a car that can be comfortably driven to the supermarket. Skip to about 2:19 to see how the motor is put together.


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Old 08-18-2013, 10:48   #752
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You can go to the car store and buy an American car off the lot that will run 11's on street tires.

Yes, those are muscle cars.

The Aluminator engine is available in the 2014 Roush Stage 3. A small after purchase upgrade increases power from 575hp to 700hp in a car that can be comfortably driven to the supermarket. Skip to about 2:19 to see how the motor is put together.

http://youtu.be/sCOocyTmakM

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How about a pic of the car?

NB: Shouldn't your User Title be: "Na Bean Don Chat"? I know no Gaelic, but that's the translation I've always seen for Touch Not The Cat (gun lamhainn - but with a Glove).
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Old 08-18-2013, 11:09   #753
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How about a pic of the car?

NB: Shouldn't your User Title be: "Na Bean Don Chat"? I know no Gaelic, but that's the translation I've always seen for Touch Not The Cat (gun lamhainn - but with a Glove).
There wasn't enough room for all the characters.

I love this video. Make sure you turn up the sound and watch in full screen.


Lesson learned? Don't turn off the traction control.

And to be fair, the GT500 is normally capable of 11's as well. Not sure what happened here. Maybe Bill's reflexes aren't what they used to be.


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There wasn't enough room for all the characters.

I love this video. Make sure you turn up the sound and watch in full screen.

http://youtu.be/pOqRKEtw1JU

Lesson learned? Don't turn off the traction control.

And to be honest, the GT500 is normally capable of 11's as well. Not sure what happened here.

http://youtu.be/NRuE38Bl5Mo

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Thanks. I watched that full screen with the audio cranked up. There's an older guy with a GT500 in my town that I see frequently as he cruises about the berg. He isn't interested in any street shenanigans so I don't have a subjective appraisal of how quick the car is - looks sharp though.

I'm more about twisties than drag racing, but turning the traction control off in an M3 doesn't work too Sierra Hotel either.

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Old 08-18-2013, 12:21   #755
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Thanks. I watched that full screen with the audio cranked up. There's an older guy with a GT500 in my town that I see frequently as he cruises about the berg. He isn't interested in any street shenanigans so I don't have a subjective appraisal of how quick the car is - looks sharp though.

I'm more about twisties than drag racing, but turning the traction control off in an M3 doesn't work too Sierra Hotel either.

http://youtu.be/BkasHdSb1nQ
The twisties is where the Roush really shines (compared to the GT500). The 5.0 is lighter than the 5.8 and it has a f/r weight ratio of something like 53/47.

I just watched that video and the first thing that came to mind was "Oh crap!"

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Old 08-18-2013, 12:38   #756
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I'm more about twisties than drag racing, but turning the traction control off in an M3 doesn't work too Sierra Hotel either.
WTF you need T/C for? Are you a man a girl?

Just drive a laggy turbo, with a decent amount of power, in a light car, without T/C and you learn you dont need no traction control.

PS. Dont forget tires in December are slicker than in the summer....
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The twisties is where the Roush really shines (compared to the GT500). The 5.0 is lighter than the 5.8 and it has a f/r weight ratio of something like 53/47.
Good to know. The ROUSH® Stage 3 Mustang offers a lot of performance for ~$75,000.

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I just watched that video and the first thing that came to mind was "Oh crap!"

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Old 08-18-2013, 15:54   #758
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WTF you need T/C for? Are you a man a girl?

Just drive a laggy turbo, with a decent amount of power, in a light car, without T/C and you learn you dont need no traction control.
You forget that I have this Honda S2000 for when I really need to experience the raw terror of no traction control mid-corner terminal lift-throttle oversteer and the interesting transition of going from driver to passenger in a car. VTECH easily substitutes for the laggy turbo.

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PS. Dont forget tires in December are slicker than in the summer....
Copy that. I park the sports cars in the winter and drive only my homebrew VW TDI GTI pictured on the right in this photo.

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Old 08-23-2013, 13:11   #759
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Old 08-23-2013, 18:43   #760
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You can go to the car store and buy an American car off the lot that will run 11's on street tires.

Yes, those are muscle cars.

The Aluminator engine is available in the 2014 Roush Stage 3. A small after purchase upgrade increases power from 575hp to 700hp in a car that can be comfortably driven to the supermarket. Skip to about 2:19 to see how the motor is put together.

http://youtu.be/sCOocyTmakM

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The aluminators are great motors. I have a 4v aluminator longblock in my 99 cobra(the older 4v aluminator). The thing puts up with some abuse, and will soon have about 15lbs of boost as soon as have the time to fab some intercooler piping.

They're rated by ford for up to 750ish but have been up past 1000 and are still running strong.
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Old 08-23-2013, 18:45   #761
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The aluminators are great motors. I have a 4v aluminator longblock in my 99 cobra(the older 4v aluminator). The thing puts up with some abuse, and will soon have about 15lbs of boost as soon as have the time to fab some intercooler piping.

They're rated by ford for up to 750ish but have been up past 1000 and are still running strong.
Have you posted a pic of your car? How about 2 pics - one with the hood up?
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Have you posted a pic of your car? How about 2 pics - one with the hood up?
Sure thing my friend. I posted them earlier but I'll repost them.
And again, don't mind my rusty coolant crossover tube it was put on in a hurry and I don't wanna drain the radiator fluid to sand/paint it just to replace it when I do the blower(the supercharger will sit right to the left of it so I gotta replace it with a custom one- it just kills the whole engine bay right now)The Okie Corral
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Old 08-23-2013, 23:34   #764
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While I will agree that the Kirkham is an awesome automobile, and as good as it gets for cobra replicas (and also run over $100,000)

I'm just wondering why you think the Superformance "far superior" to the factory five?


I have had extensive seat time in both and just wondering what your basis is?
I used to install motors in SPF cobras for 4 years, but that was 15 years ago. Back then, you could see daylight through the Factory-5 bodies if you stuck your head in the fender. The engineering detail level was miles apart. I haven't kept up with the replica industry since 2001.

Another thing, factory-5 cars can be hacked together by an idiot, or finished nicely. All SPF cars are finished nicely, there are no bubba'd half finished superformance cars out there.
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Sure thing my friend. I posted them earlier but I'll repost them.
And again, don't mind my rusty coolant crossover tube it was put on in a hurry and I don't wanna drain the radiator fluid to sand/paint it just to replace it when I do the blower(the supercharger will sit right to the left of it so I gotta replace it with a custom one- it just kills the whole engine bay right now)The Okie Corral
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Thanks. I'd like to alibi that I hadn't seen these. But, I remember them now; I can only claim a brain stall.

The car is going to be outrageous once the Vortech is installed.

Thanks for re-posting the pictures.
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some pics from the "Indianpolis" auto show

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There are quite a few muscle cars on the market today. Charger, Challenger, Camaro, Mustang, Corvette. Just to name a few. The 1980s and 90s were the worst eras in cars.
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What a difference between then and now.

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That Looks like the LA auto show jus before it burned down.
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My every day driver is a Hemi Charger. Yeah, I'm liking this throw back stuff.
But is it the big hem or the little hemi? Cop cars have the little hemi and while they run nicely they won't run with the larger hemi. Old cars are more muscular in performance but the newer cars have radial tires and better shocks etc. But Coolness is older cars. To me all people look the same now and cars do too....
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