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going to ride in a 500hp hotrod tomarow

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  1. Prancing_Horse

    Prancing_Horse Formula Junior

    Dec 23, 2003
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    I going tomarow

    first ill ride in it then go FoW

    ill have pictures from both places

    Im not that exited tough cuz big block chevys arent my thing. a 360 could easaly beat it.
     
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  3. F40

    F40 F1 Rookie

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    I doubt a 360 Could beat it... F-cars aren't made for a straight line.
     
  4. Prancing_Horse

    Prancing_Horse Formula Junior

    Dec 23, 2003
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    ok then

    an enzo
     
  5. TCM

    TCM Formula Junior

    Nov 10, 2003
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    If it is a properly tuned big block Chevy, even an Enzo will have a hard time catching it in a straight line. While the cars may be rude and crude, you have to respect the power they can produce and the times they can run on a drag strip. Corners are a whole different story though;).
     
  6. Prancing_Horse

    Prancing_Horse Formula Junior

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    im still not into that thing

    i dont like amercan cars and i dont like modified american cars more
     
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  8. mrdigital

    mrdigital Formula Junior

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    Then why are you going.
    Quit *****ing and have a good time.
     
  9. Prancing_Horse

    Prancing_Horse Formula Junior

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    i cant go to FoW if i dont

    im a tennager you see
     
  10. mk e

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    How about a 600 hp hotrod? :)
     
  11. 96impalaSS

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    What type of car is it exactly?
     
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  13. 134282

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    i agree... If endowed with riches beyond my wildest dreams, i still wouldn't buy myself one of these cars, but i would certainly NEVER turn down a ride in one...
     
  14. Tennlee

    Tennlee Formula Junior

    Feb 10, 2002
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    I have a 1900lb Cobra replica with nitrous. The car's idle sounds like its thinking about dying. Mash the gas and most first time passengers heads are spinning when they get out. My Ferrari is more fun to drive, but if you just want to cruise the local stop-light strip for a hoot, an old American car with a hot motor can be perfect.

    Oh... and everyone should drive something fast down a real dragstrip just to have done it.
     
  15. AnotherDunneDeal

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    #12 AnotherDunneDeal, Feb 14, 2004
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    650 hp hot rod. Almost identical to my old altered roadster that I ran at the drags. Mine turned 8.90's between 164 mph to 168 mph. Absolute blast. BTW, it would definitely not turn a corner at all. It was even hard to straighten back up if it got crossed up a little off the line.
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  16. Prancing_Horse

    Prancing_Horse Formula Junior

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    just got back

    ill post pics soon
     
  17. Prancing_Horse

    Prancing_Horse Formula Junior

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    i rode in it

    it was pretty fast


    here are the pics
     
  18. Prancing_Horse

    Prancing_Horse Formula Junior

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    yes i know, the quality sucks
     
  19. Prancing_Horse

    Prancing_Horse Formula Junior

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    we did a burn out on this one
    i looked back and there was a huge mark with smoke everywhere
     
  20. Prancing_Horse

    Prancing_Horse Formula Junior

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    it was awsome riding in that chevy nova

    It was loud and got a few stares
     
  21. TimN88

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    Thats sweet. I can only imagine what an 8.90 E/T feels like. No ferrari, past, present or future can or will ever be able come close to that.
     
  22. AnotherDunneDeal

    AnotherDunneDeal F1 Veteran

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    Is that a 64 or 65 Nova. Looks like a 350 V8 with about a 750 cfm 4 bbl carb. I had one a long time ago. Still love the boxy look of that little body. The sound is awesome, isn't it?

    Yes, people do not realize what and 8.90 et is really like. And the sweet thing is that I had under $20k invested in the car. But, I could not keep one of the 2 speed powerglides in it. I wish I had never sold it.
     
  23. AnotherDunneDeal

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    Prancing Horse,

    Just one quick question. Do you know what else he did to the engine to get 500 hp. It is very hard to get that much out of a traditional domestic engine without the use of Nitrous or something else. I see no superchargers, turbos or evidence of any real earth shattering modifications. I am just curious. I really enjoy the older muscle car era cars. I could easily believe 375 to 400 hp but 500 hp seems like a real stretch.
     
  24. Prancing_Horse

    Prancing_Horse Formula Junior

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    he had a cumputer system, or somthing, im not sure
     
  25. TimN88

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    It actually isnt as hard as you would think. A really hot cam, heads, higher compression, a single stage manifold, headersm a big carb and some octane booster will do it. My friend just had a 377 stroker dropped into his 74 nova, which he matched up to a 700-r4 (OD is sweet for saving gas on the highway! better than the th350 it had before) and that thing was rated at 375hp and 400ftlbs of torqe from the engine builder and it isnt that radical of an engine. Right now its still running the 2in true dual exhaust from the old econobox 350 v8 AND through tall 2.73's with an open diff so when you flooor it off the line it pretty much doesnt move. It just spins the chrome edelbrock wheel and reduces the tire on it to rubber shreds. Once he swaps in the posi and 3.73s and bys a decent exhaust it will be faster than his 12 second '99 SS.
    The Nova, which was once his moms car back whehn she bought it new as a teenager in 74, is now his towing car. He tows his jetski with it. Its sweet because he de did everything on it including the interior and suspension. You wouldnt beleive all the people at the boat ramp that come up and talk about the car and say how nice it is. As you can probably tell, im going to have a musclecar in my garage.
     
  26. JaguarXJ6

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    Port and polished heads, blueprinting, balancing, carb, headers, cam and tuning can take a 350 up into the high 400's. My father's Chevy II SS had 485 at the crank. He put in two weekends of tinkering with two friends, one was a master machinist and the other was a tuner. $2,500 in parts and $500 in beer and food and he had a scary fast car that would belt separate tires like no tomorrow.

    Sunny
     
  27. vette79

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    these days it really is pretty easy to get that kind of power out of a smallblock, especially a chevy. a low-buck buildup with spare parts that a machine shop has laying around should still push the 1 hp/ci mark with a decent exhaust and a set of well matched, although lower performance parts so 350 horse and about 400 ft-lbs of torque is very easily attainable for under 4k in parts. to get a basic 350 with budget parts up to 500 horse is quite a feat if it is a streetable engine. but on the other hand, take a small block 400 and hitting the 500 mark is rather easy. i have about 5k in parts in a motor that i am building currently and it should have over 450 ft-lbs of torque from 2k rpms to 5k rpms with a torque peak around the low to mid 500's @3-4k rpms and a horsepower peak barely reaching past the 500 mark @5-6k rpms. should pull hard from 1500 - 6k rpms if everything goes the way i think it will. im hoping that my 285's and 373 posi-trac rear end will help get at least MOST of that power to the ground haha.
     
  28. TimN88

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    Ive got a friend whos been rebuilding his 70 GTO for about 6 years and hes almost done. Its a real beautfiul car, and its not even painted yet and hes already recieved very high offers to buy it. It's newer than when it came out of the factory becuase of all the time that went in. Anyway, it has a fully build 455 thats putting out close to 600hp and its supposed to be totally streetable (its not totally together, so it hasnt actually been onthe streets). Not only was it built to be fast in a straight line, but it was built to handle. You would be suprised at how they can take corners when built to!
     

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