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Old 08-30-2003, 02:23   #1 (permalink)
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BA GT Launch Techniques

Hi All, after many months viewing I have finally joined.

I am the very happy owner of a Winter White BA GT with stripes (manual). Other than a few gearbox rattles and 1.5L of oil use in the first 2,500km, I could not be happier. What a beast!

My wife now sends dinner down to me in the garage!!

Only thing is I find the beast a little difficult to launch consistantly. Was wondering what other members have found is the best technique for getting off the line. Seems to be a VERY fine line between bogging down and loosing yourself in a cloud of disintegrating rubber.

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Old 08-30-2003, 02:27   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome aboard mate,any pic's of your ride,and the only advice I can give you is heap's of practice with launching your car,that's about what it come's down to, you will get used to were you find traction the best, just practice,cheer's.
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It will get easier as the car wears in.
Basicly at the moment it will take a lot of clutch control in 1st & 2nd not to make expensive smoke.
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According to Ford Engineer that ran the GT in Motor mag to a 13.98 1/4 you got to let the tyres down and slip the clutch. Exactly how I don't know but thats what was published in Motor mag (muscle car article?).
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Congratulations on your GT,another beast hits the road.
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Welcome aboard! One more GT means one less Monaro sale for Holden!!
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What's a clutch???

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What's a clutch???

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I know what a clutch is!! My sister has one in her Camira!!
Geez mate,I wouldn't own up and say a family member drive's one of them, havn't you converted them yet.
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That was one of the reasons I went the Auto.

Launch was a bit tricky in the manual, especially with a Ham & Cheese sandwitch in one hand and a prima in the other.

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