posted on Dec, 5 2004 @ 01:14 PM
Originally posted by intrepid
Now you're talking power. Did you ever get behind the wheel?
...many times...Dad actually taught me to do my first 'burnout' in it...in the drive way at a rather young age
Was like "Okay son, now foot hard
down on the brake, thats it...bring the shifter down into first...yup, now squeeeeze on the gas"
Mum comes running out of the kitchen to tell
Dad off for rarking it up in the driveway...and Dads acting all innocent, laughing his head off and pointing at me in the drivers seat.
Used to drive it to school now and then. The carpark was like: Some crappy Mini, a motorbike, crappy Escort, another Mini, 500+hp Valiant
- Gotta love large amounts of torque...and thats what I love about muscle-cars, the raw torque of them
The old family Valiant didn't
lift a wheel when launching off the line, but did twist its nose up a little when you mashed the pedal on the green-light. Funniest one
for torque I ever had was an early mid-70s Honda EB1 Civic...had transplanted it with a modified Nissan E15t motor, 1500cc turbo, running obscene
amounts of boost etc...had torque-steer from Nam...little thing was light enough as it was and couple that with it being FWD, well, nail the gas, the
boost would kick in...it'd light up the front wheels and proceed to launch itself sideways on ya...
[edit on 5-12-2004 by alien]