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    #76
    If you guys really have extra money laying around...

    https://www-m.cnn.com/2019/10/04/us/...rnd/index.html

    A boss 302 is in the mix too.

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      #77
      Originally posted by BKR View Post
      Anybody else notice a potential problem with this ?
      awkward boners while standing next to the car at church?

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        #78
        Originally posted by submessenger View Post
        Depending on the engine and fuel system, you really don't need those butterflies to move much, at all.

        welll..... yes and no.

        it will run with them barely open. At top end most scoop air filters(like the ones in the amateur bug catchers) will cost you major HP. I have watched it on the dyno. I'm talking like 100 HP of restriction. Lots of guys just run a screen no filters on the strip. So those being closed is costing serious Ponies on a a big breathing motor.


        They are using fuel injection in that video which means they don't need the air to then pick up the fuel to distribute it so the air moves much much faster through the blower sense it's being injected with fuel opposed to the airspeed carrying so was such a huge throttle body/ bug catcher tiny tiny amounts a blade position are giving a shit ton of air. You're comparing apples and oranges compared to the carbureted engine on that Firebird.


        Sorry for the run-on paragraph. I'm using voice to text and don't feel like going through and correcting it.
        Last edited by Raycetpfl; 10/04/2019 1:09pm, .

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          #79
          Originally posted by Raycetpfl View Post
          awkward boners while standing next to the car at church?
          In high school for sure. Anything to do with being blown...

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            #80
            Originally posted by Raycetpfl View Post
            welll..... yes and no.

            it will run with them barely open. At top end most scoop air filters(like the ones in the amateur bug catchers) will cost you major HP. I have watched it on the dyno. I'm talking like 100 HP of restriction. Lots of guys just run a screen no filters on the strip. So those being closed is costing serious Ponies on a a big breathing motor.
            Hmm, interesting difference between FI and carbs. These guys must be running FI.

            Coasting...


            WOT, looks like to me...

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              #81
              Originally posted by BKR View Post
              Hmm, interesting difference between FI and carbs. These guys must be running FI.

              Coasting...


              WOT, looks like to me...
              those are Pro bug catchers and they use mechanical fuel injection on those I am pretty sure. their fuel pump is crank driven.

              Cleetus and the boys had a pro-style bug catcher and FI. The one on the TA was a holly scoop that is far from air tight. so it would run with them closed but would cost a shit ton of ponies on the top end.

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                #82
                Originally posted by BKR View Post
                I agree, however, it looked fishy to me, and I'm bored, so there ya go...

                Like all those shots of speedos at 120 mph and cars jumping over gaps in bridges...

                I've gone 146 mph in my old Porsche (that was spec top speed, LOL, the rev limiter really worked), and plenty of times at 120 mph.

                One would need true balls of steel to even consider jumping anything at either speed, in a car.

                I know, it's just the movies...
                I was telling Phrost the other day that I hit 105 on the way to his crib. In my truck. Not a big deal, we have roads here where posted limit is 85, now. Been over 120 in my Z28, on US202 in Philly 'burbs. My fastest was a solo drive in a NASCAR I did at Homestead, a few years back. 156+ and I didn't even hit the chip. That was way fun. Highly recommended, if you have the money and the time (it was an xmas present that I upgraded, ended up being 4 figures, by the end of the day).

                I don't mind sharing, I guess:

                Consider for a moment that there is no meme about brown-haired, brown-eyed step children.

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                  #83
                  Originally posted by BKR View Post
                  Anybody else notice a potential problem with this ?
                  1977 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am.

                  Very possibly a prop. I will find out.

                  But yeah...The Wraith was some of the best muscle car porn of the 80s.

                  https://bestmoviecars.com/all-cars-in-the-wraith-1986/

                  And, Sherilyn Fenn, the woman responsible for making Charlie Sheen believe he had tiger blood and Adonis DNA.

                  Last edited by W. Rabbit; 10/04/2019 1:51pm, .

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                    #84
                    Originally posted by BKR View Post
                    I agree, however, it looked fishy to me, and I'm bored, so there ya go...

                    Like all those shots of speedos at 120 mph and cars jumping over gaps in bridges...

                    I've gone 146 mph in my old Porsche (that was spec top speed, LOL, the rev limiter really worked), and plenty of times at 120 mph.

                    One would need true balls of steel to even consider jumping anything at either speed, in a car.

                    I know, it's just the movies...
                    Real stunt drivers are doing those jumps.

                    Zero CGI.

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                      #85
                      Originally posted by lant3rn View Post
                      Like the refrigerator or the lightbulb?
                      So you do get it.

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                        #86
                        You guys have no idea. I have been burning rubber all afternoon in Sunshine because of this thread.

                        Even after 40, picking up drain cleaner, rabbit food, and sushi for the kids in a 4.6L V8 makes you feel 17 again. Now I'm off to take Mrs Rabbit out for seafood and The Led Zeppelin Experience, complete with overpriced little cups of beer. The good life.

                        My brother in law wants me to get her a new paint job, matte black (the car, not my wife). I wish I could afford one. Cancel student debt now!

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                          #87
                          Originally posted by Raycetpfl View Post
                          those are Pro bug catchers and they use mechanical fuel injection on those I am pretty sure. their fuel pump is crank driven.

                          Cleetus and the boys had a pro-style bug catcher and FI. The one on the TA was a holly scoop that is far from air tight. so it would run with them closed but would cost a shit ton of ponies on the top end.
                          I was wondering on the bruised-banana TA set-up (lol) rig if it was just a normal carb setup with some holes drilled discretely somewhere, blower working or not.

                          On a more serious note, Son 1 has money burning a hole in his pocket and is talking about putting an offy dp manifold and 4 bbl on his old truck. It already has nice headers and a very nice exhaust set up from previous owner.

                          I suggested he do a compression (static, lol) test first to see if he has enough to warrant the money and labor he will have to put into it). If the compression is good, OK, might be "worth" it. Truck runs strong now, does not burn any oil we can discern, but leaks it, LOL.

                          In any case, I think he convinced himself to buy new Carter YFA (stock carb), but we found one that has an adjustable main jet. His twice-rebuilt carb is leaking again. That new carb is about 125 bucks.

                          I admire his restraint, although I can take some credit for it.

                          Now he has a line on a F250 High Boy for cheap, really cheap. We will probably take a look at it this weekend. His Mom bought a cherry '72 F250 Camper Special (2WD) from the same guy for a great price. Rebuilt 390 and auto tranny, new tires,..He had all the machine shop records for it, parts and labor invoice, etc. Was a pro job. I read through those things and drove it and told her to effing buy it, was a steal.

                          The idea is he wants to put his 300 L6 into the highboy (they did come that way from the factory). The he has more hauling capacity, a higher ride, but economy and torque of the L6.

                          That 300 is a hell of a motor. It has peak torque at around 1800 RPM. He pulled a huge horse trailer with the damned thing, only problem was he has no hook up for the trailer brakes.

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                            #88
                            Originally posted by submessenger View Post
                            I was telling Phrost the other day that I hit 105 on the way to his crib. In my truck. Not a big deal, we have roads here where posted limit is 85, now. Been over 120 in my Z28, on US202 in Philly 'burbs. My fastest was a solo drive in a NASCAR I did at Homestead, a few years back. 156+ and I didn't even hit the chip. That was way fun. Highly recommended, if you have the money and the time (it was an xmas present that I upgraded, ended up being 4 figures, by the end of the day).

                            I don't mind sharing, I guess:

                            Nice! I was into VWs in high school. Built a 1900cc torque motor for my '62 bug. I had fiberglass on front end. Over about 110 mph, the front end would get "light" and I had to slow down. Which was fun with non-power, but hydraulic brakes on all 4 corners...

                            You can bet I had metallic pads and all-new parts in those brakes, too...

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                              #89
                              Originally posted by W. Rabbit View Post
                              And, Sherilyn Fenn, the woman responsible for making Charlie Sheen believe he had tiger blood and Adonis DNA.
                              I believed that, after watching her in Twin Peaks.
                              Consider for a moment that there is no meme about brown-haired, brown-eyed step children.

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                                #90
                                Have purchased car. It was none of the above because the Malibu deal fell through.

                                I start the process of fixing it up tomorrow beginning with restoring the interior. I can't decide if I should wait until it's done or if I should do progress updates or start a new thread because this title is now misleading.

                                I got a 1961 Ford Falcon.

                                It is an absolute beauty.

                                I was torn between this one and a 57 Chevy Bel Air but I missed the window of opportunity and this was my backup at a third of the price.

                                The Bel Air was great but I didn't like the root beer brown color. Gorgeous, just not my thing and I'm a little superstitious about changing cars too much from factory color. I'm just like that. It feels disrespectful.

                                It's too dark for photographs now but I'll put some up tomorrow.

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