Originally Posted by XR8fella
do you know what diff ratio it runs behind that 3 speed ?
Nope, I have no idea, and neither does he, although he claims to know. He says "It's a 253 with the high comp head and a 4.44 diff!", but if it had a 4.44 diff it'd be SCREAMING at 100km/h behind a 3 speed, right? So I'd be guessing it's more like 2.7 or 3.2 or something like that. Definitely doesn't seem like it's 4.anything! I'm guessing it's a fairly low ratio, seeing as it doesn't exactly rocket off the line and is pretty quiet on the freeways.
Oh yeah, one time he wanted to show off, it'd been raining and he floored it out the front of our place, engine roared but it hardly wheel spun and took off like it was towing a boat!
Originally Posted by REV28K
Learn how to drive on a circuit then challenge him at Winton.
Now THAT sounds like fun, and a great way to show him exactly what "half an engine" can do, LOL!
Would both he and I be able to race on a track like that with (fairly) stock cars, or would we need to do some safety mods first, such as roll cage and fire extinguishers?
I'm surprised people think I'd have any chance in a straight line, is the 253 really that bad? What am I saying, it is a Holden... :lmao:
Thanks for all your input guys, it's nice to know I would stand a chance at embarrassing him...