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Posted: Mon Aug 22, 2005 7:42 pm 
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ok guys,

my cousin's got a VN calais with extractors and exhaust. I've got a good ol' stock EF fairmont, they're both autos and the time has come to drag.

Do you reckon im a chance? or will I get my a*** whooped?

How much do I have to dial up to get the best launch and what tyre pressures do you think I should have? I'm gonna fly the blue oval flag, so you've gotta help me here!!!!!

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Posted: Mon Aug 22, 2005 7:46 pm 
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Off the line he'll take you after that it should be interesting.

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 22, 2005 8:05 pm 
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smoke him

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 22, 2005 8:28 pm 
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He will whup you miserably off the line. You'll start to reel him in from bout 80 up, but depends on what you're dragging to if you'll actually win. I assume we're talking a legal drag at Calder or Heathcote.. *cough*, so it should be close.
Depends on how fit the VN is... I got a whupping by a VN Calais back in the day (Fairmont not sprint). but he'd just had a rebuild...

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 22, 2005 9:09 pm 
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I'd recomend stalling the car up to about 2000rpm when u launch and try make the trany shift into 2nd at about 5200rpm, but it should be a close one.

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 22, 2005 9:18 pm 
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IMHO they are faster, and so long as it aint fuked or on its last legs i rekon it will beat you, just tht type of car, rough as sh*t yet they move well, specially with some decent mods.
Mate of mine in EF ghia got raped by vn exec with extractors, zorst, 4.?? gears n stall - granted it has more than this one your going against, but i mean there was no comp for the EF ghia, id say take him on where it counts, driveability n comfort!
While hes speeding away, he will be hearing a screaming breathless v6 with rattles n groans.. :lol:

Sorry, but its a fact they are fast.

What speed will this goto?

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 22, 2005 10:31 pm 
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u will get raped. and u WONT Catch him, ONLY IF BOTH UR CARS ARE IN GOOD NICK!!

Like the other bloke said, lots of VN's are thrasehd to f**k and becuase of that, they have f**k all power..

Best you can do is ask for a rolling drag :D
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Posted: Mon Aug 22, 2005 11:47 pm 
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Ok

s**t! Now i gotta think of a reason to back outta this drag without losing too much face.

Oh yeah, Steady ED, it's gonna be at Calder, pronounced, 'Ferntree Gully Road'!
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Posted: Mon Aug 22, 2005 11:49 pm 
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when and where....
i might give him a run for his money :P

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 22, 2005 11:59 pm 
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Anything is possible. I didn't beat a 5 litre VN Commodore off the lights down Quakers Hill Parkway 2 months ago, but he got nothing on me either. Neck and neck all the way. The other driver had one of those nice '05L' licence plates too. Who do you think was more annoyed at that outcome out of the two of us?

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2005 12:11 am 
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i didn't think your car was modded chunkz? If im no chance, then my superior driving skills.....

anyways, F.Gully road, probs between the stud rd intersection and where it meets mountain hwy
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Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2005 12:24 am 
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yeh but i have 5 speed..
so slight advantage there...

and im not sure, but my xr8 snorkel + kn airfilter + mandrel bent intake, might help?

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2005 12:26 am 
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dang, i got undone by chunkz of all people.

why couldnt it be a chimp?

dang!
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Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2005 12:26 am 
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lol thanks C***

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2005 12:32 am 
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no dramas, i reckon you would beat him then and do the blue oval proud.

As for me? well, start saving for those extractors, cmon tax return!!!
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