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I went out for a tuning session on some back roads today. I laid into it, and the car pushed me back in the seat. This is without the carb fully tuned yet, and a peg-leg 2.75 rear. I cannot imagine what might happen if I were to get a better rear, a tad bit more power (hell getting the carb properly tuned). I think I would probably wrap it around a phone pole!

Anyone else driven so close to the edge that they get scared?
 
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Try a real racecar sometime. I THOUGHT I knew what a fast car was until I made my first pass at speed in a real drag car. That made EVERY street car I ever drove or rode in seem tame by comparison (this includes original 428CJ and 426 Hemi cars!).
 

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I finished my 70 Torino in 1994 and I had forgotten after 20+ years how these cars can run. It's a 429scj car. Five people in the car and 110 mph was no problem and it got up there fast. Car started to feel like it was floating. And then there's this dip in the road and a curve. I didn't like that. Our roads aren't in condition for those kind of speeds. I'm more careful now. Save it for the strip, no dips, patches, potholes or that curve that sneaks up on you. Much safer. Anyway, that was my scary ride. Be safe!
 

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The ride or handling is no different than it was back then. Its just we were not as sensible as we are now. I still notice the vert is kinda strange at 80 and I am more concience of its little quriks...
 

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Last time I was out in the Mach with my dad, he had just put the posi in with 3.50 gears, he took off from the stop sign, tires spinning so fast they are just floating, no screaming, smoke everywhere, burns out across the interesection as he is gaining speed and the rear end starts going crazy...we end up almost completely sideways in the street heading for someones lawn, car is still screaming, and luckily the rear end swung back around so dad backed off gas at that point. I didn't know my eyes could get so big. What was the funniest thing was the look on the guys face who was right behind us as he stared at us as he went by after we stopped. Great times!
 

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Just try some 5.14's in the back with a spool with 14x32's and an 8" converter....

My neighbors often saw me going a bit sideways down the country roads banging gears while testing (crowned roads)....the feeling of leaving the starting line with all the engine's torque hooked up and with it operating in its prime torque/HP range (small converter or clutch) is one you will never forget...

Interesting thing is that, when comparing an actual run to watching it on video (I had an in-car camera for one season), the actual experience seemed much longer than it really was...human brain chemistry, I guess...*G*

In your case, the most surprising feeling will likely be (or maybe has been *G*) how fast the stripes go by at 130 or so (had the street racer into that range back when I ran 3.50's in it).....

The thing to watch for is banging gears on a slippery or crowned road, especially with a posi or spool...that's what'll get you wrapped around (or put right through) a power pole...

Have fun!
 
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