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PostPosted: Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:45 pm    Post subject: Top-end Speedo Pics Reply with quote

Today was the last race of the season in Formula 1, so to pay my respects, after the race I went out to the "track" and gave it the beans!

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It was still climbing, too (103 mph is my unofficial record) when I let off.

Not bad for 1645 cc's with a stock cam and stock heads!

At the bottom left you can just barely make out the EGT gauge. Wow, 1550 degrees F!

So let's see some top-end pics. How fast will yours go?

P.S. Um, just don't do it in the street. And if you do, don't get caught (or killed)!
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:40 am    Post subject: Re: Top-end Speedo Pics Reply with quote

You have disappointed us! I looked at the title and thought "Swimsuit babes!" Shocked Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:47 am    Post subject: Re: Top-end Speedo Pics Reply with quote

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Iíve had if going faster on a good day about 93mph Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:42 am    Post subject: Re: Top-end Speedo Pics Reply with quote

I for one wont be effing around taking pics over 100 mph.I wonder whoo they texted the pics to while they were at it.......some things cant be fixed.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:11 pm    Post subject: Re: Top-end Speedo Pics Reply with quote

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You have disappointed us! I looked at the title and thought "Swimsuit babes!" Shocked Very Happy


My bad! I guess I've been watching too many of those damn youtube videos with misleading titles.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:15 pm    Post subject: Re: Top-end Speedo Pics Reply with quote

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. . . Iíve had if going faster on a good day about 93mph Very Happy

Nice one!

I had a 1500 cc single-port once that would only get up to about 85mph, and then, one day the humidity or something must have been just perfect, and it topped out at 92mph- and that's when the coil burned up and I had to have it towed home.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Top-end Speedo Pics Reply with quote

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I for one wont be effing around taking pics over 100 mph. . .

Nor should you. It's a damn foolish thing to do and you'd have to be an idiot to even consider it!

But it does make for some good bragging rights.

Just kidding. Use a GoPro, that way you never even have to take your hands off the wheel.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:05 pm    Post subject: Re: Top-end Speedo Pics Reply with quote

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I for one wont be effing around taking pics over 100 mph.I wonder whoo they texted the pics to while they were at it.......some things cant be fixed.


Ever eat a hotdog at a gas station? I wouldnít eat the sushi, but if Iím driving a dependable car well just maybe take a quick pic. Youíd be fun on the Gum Ball Rally 😀 BTW your wife took the picture. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:28 pm    Post subject: Re: Top-end Speedo Pics Reply with quote

Don't have a top end... too dangerous to hold a camera at that speed.

72mph @ 3000rpm... do the math of how fast i'd go at 5000rpm.
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If you can't... here's a chart.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:40 pm    Post subject: Re: Top-end Speedo Pics Reply with quote

Hmm... I had a picture of my 944 SPEEDOMETER (not swimsuit Wink) somewhere but I don't see it just now... pretty close to topped out.

Yes it is a but hard to do what with the road not being the smoothest.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:31 am    Post subject: Re: Top-end Speedo Pics Reply with quote

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72mph @ 3000rpm... do the math of how fast i'd go at 5000rpm.

For a second there, I thought you'd typed that wrong, and then I saw your chart and said, "Ah, he's got a 3.875 R&P and an 0.82 overdrive gear. That's how he's only turning 3 grand at 72 mph." Nice job on the five-speed, by the way.

You know the problem with Bugs that go faster than 100mph? The speedo won't show it!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:32 am    Post subject: Re: Top-end Speedo Pics Reply with quote

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Hmm... I had a picture of my 944 SPEEDOMETER . . .


Now that is something I would like to see!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:21 am    Post subject: Re: Top-end Speedo Pics Reply with quote

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Laughing Topped out...
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:48 pm    Post subject: Re: Top-end Speedo Pics Reply with quote

Here's the 55 topped out.
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Cold weather this season has turned the speedo into a squealing turkey so its been turned off. Shhh
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:25 pm    Post subject: Re: Top-end Speedo Pics Reply with quote

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oprn wrote:
Hmm... I had a picture of my 944 SPEEDOMETER . . .


Now that is something I would like to see!

I must not have saved it on my phone, not that impressive really. Stock 4 cylinder car all around so about 225 km/hr. Could do it again easy enough but I might wait for a bit until the snow and ice clear off the road.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:54 pm    Post subject: Re: Top-end Speedo Pics Reply with quote

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Laughing Topped out...


With style!

If the rest of the car looks as nice as that dash, I'd say you've got something to be proud of.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:04 pm    Post subject: Re: Top-end Speedo Pics Reply with quote

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Here's the 55 topped out.
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Cold weather this season has turned the speedo into a squealing turkey so its been turned off. Shhh

Does that speedo really go up to 120 mph? I guess ze Germans were nothing if not ambitious!

Mine does the same thing on days when it"s retarded cold. "Squealing turkey" is an apt description.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:11 pm    Post subject: Re: Top-end Speedo Pics Reply with quote

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I must not have saved it on my phone, not that impressive really. Stock 4 cylinder car all around so about 225 km/hr. . .

You think 225 Km/h is not impressive? I get tickled silly whenever I get mine over 150 K!
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:58 pm    Post subject: Re: Top-end Speedo Pics Reply with quote

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Laughing Topped out...


With style!

If the rest of the car looks as nice as that dash, I'd say you've got something to be proud of.


Thanks man. Cool
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:01 pm    Post subject: Re: Top-end Speedo Pics Reply with quote

I always drive the speed limit! Laughing
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