Now driving an XF Falcon.
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Western Suburbs of Melbourne..
Re: word of warning
Sh*t mate, glad to read that the RS made it home without damage after all. And, more importantly, that YOU made it home in one piece. As much as I can understand you wanting to avoid damaging your pride and joy (and if I had an RS even 1/2 as good as yours, I would be worried about driving it anywhere), the car can be replaced, but you can't. And with you seeing the tacho swing past 7 grand, it must have been doing a decent speed at that particular point in time.
My girlfriends sisters sh*tbox Auto Corolla Hatchback has the smallest accelerator pedal I have ever seen, as well as the largest brake pedal I have ever seen. Problem is, unless you have TINY feet, because of how close the brake and accelerator pedals are, it is almost impossible to not hit the accelerator as well as the brake when you hit the anchors. Thankfully, it is a true gutless wonder (0-100km/h time would have to be at least 15 seconds, probably higher), so the brakes easily overpower the engine, but still, the first few times it gives you a bit of a fright to hit the anchors and hear the engine revs go UP.
1985 Ford XF Falcon GL.
4.1L carby Inline 6 cylinder crossflow engine, 3 speed auto, ZL Fairlane instrument cluster and seats, EA Fairmont 15" alloy wheels...
Coming soon: Extractors and decent exhaust...