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Old 03-20-2002, 15:08   #1 (permalink)
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I know they happen often so I'm sure you guys all have a few new stories.

Just a couple of hours ago I was driving down the Gt. Western Highway (sydney) and pulled up to this VL Commodore at the lights. I figured out it was a manual by watching the way it drives and my theory was proven when we both took off from the lights.
The VL got about half a carlength on me when we took off (when i say half a carlength I mean my bonnet ended about halfway down the VL) and it was pulling away as it was hitting its sweet spot in 1st. Shortly after the VL shifted to 2nd the LTD was doing 4000rpm and obviously catching up. Changed to and at about 4500rpm and now we were dead even. By the time we hit 100km/h I had about half a carlength on the VL. Then the VL started to catch up a bit but once again between 3500 and 4500rpm in 2nd I started pulling away. By this time the VL was sniffing the LTD's arse. Then 3rd gear came at about 125km/h and the VL had closed the gap to half a carlength. THat was the way it stayed upto 140km/h when I had to slow down for some fast approaching cars.
I reckon it was an awesome race because it was so close. There was practically nothing in it and it was good to see the different stages at which both cars hit their powerbands.

Although when you take into consideration that a 1600kg 3 speed LTD with 2.77 diff and a 1300kg 5 speed commodore with 3.45 diff had such a close race you realise which car really has the balls.

The funny thing is that the VL driver was a chick!
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Old 03-20-2002, 15:12   #2 (permalink)
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I got '90 Falcon S 5 speed manual mpefi, big exhaust, would I ave kicked the VLs ass ?
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Old 03-20-2002, 15:24   #3 (permalink)
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Well you have the same setup as me (MPFI motor) except you have the advantage of a manual gearbox, higher diff ratio, exhaust and a couple of hundred less kg so I reckon you would have easily kicked the VL.
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Well done Zomwit, that's a very good result for a car of that size.
LOL.. she would have been pissed.
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Great shit man, I love hearing of ford kick ass over holden especially the ones who have drivers who think they are it.
I bet some dick a few weeks ago too twice at two sets of lights, he had a VN but auto. feels great
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one of my brothers mates has a ef 5spd with extractors and exhaust and it bloody flys, he doesnt worry about going v8 commos but hsv's! (alot closer race)
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All my mates with VL's refuse to run my EA since I dropped in the T5.. hahaha.. I LOVE IT!!!
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BC - you would have beaten them even with your 3 speed wouldnt you?
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Great stuff Zomwit, I had a similar experience coming home from work on Tuesday night.

At one set of lights I was on the front row and a VL Calais with P plates pulled up behind me beause the row next to me was taken so I gave it a bit off the lights as you do and made a gap between myself and the rest of the cars behind me so the VL could pull up beside me at the next red light. At this point I had no idea how i'd go, for all I knew the VL could have been a turbo but I figured I would try anyway.

I manually put the car in first and floored it as soon as the lights went green, the VL did the same and it was literally neck and neck before I sensed he was about to pull away, luckily by then my car was starting to pull quite hard as well. I held first as long as I could bear to and shifted up into second and it was still dead even. 100kmph and I had the slightest edge. Just up the road was a car parked to the side so there was a guy driving in the middle of the road to avoid it. We were both approaching at a rapid speed (we were doing 120 in a 60 zone). The VL had no where to go as he was in the left lane, so he backed off, but I just kept it flat and overtook on the right hand side of the road... By far the best and closest race I've ever had, also the most satisfying. A victory for Ford fans everywhere :)

I achieved something the Ford V8 supercar drivers only dream of and that was to beat a Holden.

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"I achieved something the Ford V8 supercar drivers only dream of and that was to beat a Holden-Ash"

Whats that supposed to mean dude? It was just an illegal street drag that the guy pulled out of for fear of killing himself! Do 160 laps around bathurst, beat the guy in the commo, and then you can brag! The v8 supercar category is very tough so dont be dissin the blue oval boyos.
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