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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Hour13, Apr 29, 2012.

  1. Hour13

    Hour13 Tah-dah!

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    Boredboredboredboredbored...
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    Hmmm, what to do?
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    Since wrecking my GT, have been working on getting this '87 LX up to snuff. Badass car already, but I keep catching myself picking out the same parts I used for my GT. But really, this is not "Betty", and I don't want to build her into a clone of the GT.

    So, how can I make "Jeanette" different than my GT?

    Old School baby!
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    Bye-bye fuel injection, it's carb time! Made for a hell of an afternoon, lol. Tear it all apart, clean it up, set it all in... rip out all the EFI fuel lines, drop the gas tank to swap the 40psi pump for a sump top-hat feeding to an external pump...

    And of course, a touch of the giggle-gas.
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    Should have it done tomorrow. Gotta run the stainless fuel line, set up the new ignition/distributor, hook up the cooling system... Should be fun!

    Just thought I'd share!
     
  2. crossfade

    crossfade InBrewCo.

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    Are those the factory headers? Also, how much giggle gas?
     

  3. Folsom_Prison

    Folsom_Prison Brew Crew

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    Need a hand? I've got nothing going on Tommorow :whistling::rofl:


    Looking good bud! :wavey:
     
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    NEOH212 Diesel Girl

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    Why is it that SO FEW( relatively speaking) American made cars/engines use 4 valve per cylinder, with OVERHEAD cams?

    Pushrods are 19th century technology!

    When you buy a Toyota or a Honda, they ALL have 4 valves per cylinder, overhead cams AND variable valve timing.

    And American car manufacturers wonder WHY so many people buy imports.

    I know that the big three all make SOME advanced engines, but they put them in relatively limited numbers of cars.

    I just don't understand WHY.
     
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  8. Hour13

    Hour13 Tah-dah!

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    Nah, they're an old set of BBKs. The Nitrous system currently has 125hp jets in it, but those will come out before I spray it. I have a set of 75hp jets on the way from Summit.

    It was awesome in my old '86, but for a daily driver with street tires, it'd be completely useless.
     
  9. Hour13

    Hour13 Tah-dah!

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    :cheers: :thumbsup:

    Hell ya!
     
  10. Hour13

    Hour13 Tah-dah!

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    Lessee... my GT's original 20+ year old pushrod motor went over 400K miles without a rebuild, got 25+mpg, did 70-150mph in 4.5 seconds, and took whatever abuse I threw at it with a smile. Never leaked or burned a drop of oil, could sit in I35 traffic for hours w/ the A/C blasting and never get hot.

    "Old tech" is not always bad tech.

    Pooping in a bowl of water is pretty old tech.

    So is using real wood in furniture.

    Firing lead projectiles, pretty old tech.
    :upeyes:

    Have you seen Ford's sales numbers these past few years???
     
  11. DanaT

    DanaT Pharaoh

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    I remeber this BS.

    So you are saying that you can run 9 second/150mph quarter miles on that car. :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:

    Tell you what. You are claiming to have a car in the big bike range.

    Brings stacks of $100 bills and put down a grand on each race with a ZX14/Zx12/S1000RR/Hayabusa/Ect.

    How much money do you have to lose?

    -Dana
     
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    DanaT Pharaoh

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    Here is how much BS this is:

    http://www.dragtimes.com/Suzuki-Hayabusa-Timeslip-7771.html

    Here is a motorcyle that does 9.470@149.940. Was one I found pretty close to 150mph.

    1/4 Mile ET: 9.470
    1/4 Mile MPH: 149.940
    1/8 Mile ET: 6.130
    1/8 Mile MPH: 120.040


    Now, I don't know about you guys, but to get from 120mph to 150mph took this bike 3.34 seconds. 70 to 120 is going to be the range of 1.5-2 seconds.

    This is range that he is talking about going.

    He is talking about being able to run 9.4ish @ 150mph quarter miles and then claiming a 70-150mph time. WHo even does this.

    My bet is that mustang wouldn't even go 150mph.

    -Dana
     
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    DanaT Pharaoh

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    Iam impressed. A 5.0 with stock headers and a dual plane edelbrock performer (or maybe performer rpm!!) 5.0 (that probably has stockl heads) that can beat fast motorcycles.

    Maybe he has secrets the rest of the world doesn't know.

    That car needs about 800hp to make 150mph quarter mile speeds.

    Its amazing that with such pedestrian parts, it is so fast.

    :rofl::rofl::rofl:

    -Dana
     
  14. RustyShackelford

    RustyShackelford > OD Glock 32

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    LOL, a guy posting cool pics of his car on here turned into a good old-fashioned "GT Pissing Contest"

    /Love it
     
  15. Hour13

    Hour13 Tah-dah!

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    Nope, that's not what I'm saying at all. Launching from a dead stop is a completely different animal.

    But from 70mph? The old engine in my GT wore '69 351W heads, B-303 cam, etc... topped with a 100hp nitrous system. 3.55 gears in a lightweight Fox Mustang. All of this worked out to a nice little package. I don't have any video of that 70-150 run, it was just spur of the moment.(and before you ask, yes, I had a remote bottle opener in her) It's not often I find myself pushing a car that hard on the street.

    But I tell you what, when I finish this LX, I'll make a video of her doing the same exact thing. Just for you pumpkin. :tongueout:

    She was NOT awesome in the 1/4 mile, my best time on street tires was mid-13s, spinning tires halfway down the track.

    But I didn't build her for that, she was a daily driver, and a nicely balanced car. Not looking to get into WWIII with you, call BS if you want. Again, I don't have "proof" of this run, so I expect people to question it.

    I build Mustangs for a living, this is all I do. My personal cars?

    They move.
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  16. Hour13

    Hour13 Tah-dah!

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    This is a different car peaches. Read the post.
     
  17. CitizenOfDreams

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    There are easier ways to add horsepower.

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  18. Hour13

    Hour13 Tah-dah!

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    Before this goes ANY further... let me fix this.

    I could be wrong!!!

    My girlfriend was timing it with her wristwatch, it was a spur of the moment deal. DanaT, I thought about the numbers, and you are right! The car was wicked fast, but that doesn't really add up. 4.5sec can't be accurate. At that rate, hp aside, I can't imagine street tires would hang on anyway.

    I wasn't watching the time, lol, was too busy drooling from my ear to ear grin.

    I have no issue with manning up if I boner up something.

    So here's what we'll do. When I get this car finished, I'll do the 70-150 run, and see what it'll do, with vid.
     
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  19. RC-RAMIE

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    GM LS engines do just fine with pushrods.


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  20. AZ Jeff

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    One main reason is because the can work quite well AND generate suitable torque/HP.

    Not to mention, they are MUCH easier to fix if and when they go awry. (And EVERYTHING will need fixing eventually, even the best-constructed, best-designed, best-manufactured engines.)

    I would MUCH rather be messing with the valve train of a pushrod engine that one with and OHC of the newer designs, ESPECIALLY ones with multiple valves per cylinder.