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Postby Tortron » 01 Jan 2006, 02:57

anyone ever go to one of them, just seen it on top gear or 5th gear (dont pay much attention)

had a blue chevette hatch with a bonnet scoop, standard i heard, running 13s

sounds good, just show up pay your 20 quid and away you go
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Re: run what you brung

Postby Shellysowner » 01 Jan 2006, 18:33

Tortron wrote:standard i heard, running 13s


Yeah right! Someone's got their wires crossed somewhere there matey! 13 to the 1/8th maybe :?
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Postby Herbie_Flowers » 01 Jan 2006, 20:08

Tortron wrote:had a blue chevette hatch with a bonnet scoop, standard i heard, running 13s

13 stone more like. i doubt a stock Chevette would manage 50mph in a 1/4 mile let alone doing it in 13 seconds :lol:
Shellysowner wrote:13 to the 8th maybe

uh :?

Ralph edit... I meant the 1/8th mile mark
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Postby Tortron » 01 Jan 2006, 21:37

im certain that they said 13, looked pretty fast. They even had a chat with the owner. Its the episode with the haunted ford owned by a priest for anyone wanting a look
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Postby Shellysowner » 01 Jan 2006, 21:39

Is that the capri - ARK 666Y?
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Postby Tortron » 01 Jan 2006, 21:45

couldnt say, i think it was blue and in crappy condition
couples wanted to spend the night in it in order o concieve the devils child :evil:
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Postby Shellysowner » 01 Jan 2006, 21:57

Tortron wrote:couldnt say, i think it was blue and in crappy condition
couples wanted to spend the night in it in order o concieve the devils child :evil:


o.....k

Can you tell me what else you can remember from the episode please, trying to locate it :)
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Postby Tortron » 01 Jan 2006, 22:02

they took an auto bently to the run what you brung, it got thrashed by a white ragtop beetle with a stinger exhaust.

the rwub drag event was for any vechicle (including scooters!!) as long as you had a helmet if it was open top

they aslo featured the micra

oh it was also that show whos logo is the shift pattern for a 5 gear (including reverse)
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Postby Shellysowner » 01 Jan 2006, 22:05

Tortron wrote:oh it was also that show whos logo is the shift pattern for a 5 gear (including reverse)


Fifth gear then! Did you see the episode with the blind landspeed record? My dad's company did the datalogging for that.
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Postby Doive » 02 Jan 2006, 21:50

They have just had an entire afternoon of Top Gear back to back on UKTV People (sad but some good stuff on that channel). They showed all the good ones again, like the 1500 quid coupe test where James buys that rough old XJS, and actually quite a few episodes I haven't seen before (where was I??). Anyways, in one episode Jezza is tooling about in this lovely Maserati BiTurbo, sliding the tail and giving it some abuse. Me thinking 'Lovely car - wish it was mine'. He then proceeded to drop a skip on it. Is it just me or does the honourable Mr Clarkson have no taste? I mean, he just bought a Ford GT!

Also, I watched some 5th gear the other day. Hopeless drivel. Most of the road testers have all the personality of my sofa, and the only redeeming feature (VBH) is on much too infrequently to make up for the others. So I avoid it. The bloke with the long hair irritates me no end.
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Postby Cooltony » 03 Jan 2006, 14:13

terminal speed of a standard chevette would roughly be 56 mph.
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Postby Shellysowner » 03 Jan 2006, 14:13

Cooltony wrote:terminal speed of a standard chevette would roughly be 56 mph.


... based on?
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Postby Doive » 03 Jan 2006, 15:40

The fact that any speed much above that (based on experience) causes such pronounced boom and resonance that your ear drums explode. I've had my car at 80 mph. Once. Was quite amusing passing everything on the Edinburgh bypass, but I lost several pints of blood through my ears in the process, plus it caused the diff to whine like a sick puppy on the overrun ever since. So I stick to just below 60, as it seems this is where my car is happiest.
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Postby Shellysowner » 03 Jan 2006, 15:46

Doive wrote:The fact that any speed much above that (based on experience) causes such pronounced boom and resonance that your ear drums explode. I've had my car at 80 mph. Once. Was quite amusing passing everything on the Edinburgh bypass, but I lost several pints of blood through my ears in the process, plus it caused the diff to whine like a sick puppy on the overrun ever since. So I stick to just below 60, as it seems this is where my car is happiest.


Bah, you big girl - I've had 87 out of mine and I won't tell you what speeds Neily claims to have had out of his. It was downhill by the way and I always try not to go above 4500 RPM. No diff whine, no probs. I'd say the Chevette does seem happiest at about 56 mph or so though - that seems to be its 'natural' speed.
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Postby grim_b » 03 Jan 2006, 16:07

Doive wrote:Is it just me or does the honourable Mr Clarkson have no taste?


On this weeks Top Gear Mr Clarkson was testing the new VW and the BMW 1 series rubbish. He said "I have not had this much fun since the Chevette HS" so taste is not in question here :twisted:
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Postby spyke » 03 Jan 2006, 20:31

Shellysowner wrote:
Doive wrote:The fact that any speed much above that (based on experience) causes such pronounced boom and resonance that your ear drums explode. I've had my car at 80 mph. Once. Was quite amusing passing everything on the Edinburgh bypass, but I lost several pints of blood through my ears in the process, plus it caused the diff to whine like a sick puppy on the overrun ever since. So I stick to just below 60, as it seems this is where my car is happiest.


Bah, you big girl - I've had 87 out of mine and I won't tell you what speeds Neily claims to have had out of his. It was downhill by the way and I always try not to go above 4500 RPM. No diff whine, no probs. I'd say the Chevette does seem happiest at about 56 mph or so though - that seems to be its 'natural' speed.


mine will happily sit at 70-75 bout 4,000 rpm and the torque is quite good at that speed put my foot down and she'll pull away. fasted ive had out of mine was 105 ish( i stopped looking at the speedo) and have had 60 in bout 14 seconds.
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Postby shuvit-tim » 03 Jan 2006, 20:38

not done drag racing, but i've don erun what you brung track days and there's a run what you brung rally day at 'bont' which i'm itching to try out..
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Postby Cooltony » 09 Jan 2006, 16:28

Shellysowner wrote:
Cooltony wrote:terminal speed of a standard chevette would roughly be 56 mph.


... based on?


me taking my standard chevette to a dis used road and a friend timing a quarter of a mile.

however a friend had a standard chevette apart from fast road cam and he did 62 mph terminal speed up in santa pod.. i think which was last year or maybe the year before that.
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Postby Cooltony » 09 Jan 2006, 16:28

my mistake.. stratford county raceway.
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Postby Shellysowner » 09 Jan 2006, 21:00

Cooltony wrote:my mistake.. stratford county raceway.


Your mistake again - Shakespeare county raceway :wink:
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Postby spyke » 21 Jun 2006, 12:05

Cooltony wrote:terminal speed of a standard chevette would roughly be 56 mph.


just tried mine out again before i change the engine/box..
0-60 12.72
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Postby burns » 21 Jun 2006, 15:46

Hm, the 0-60 is better than I expected, thats a pretty por quater though. I might take mine for a run up the strip at CARs :D . Don't want to break anything though...
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