posted on Mar, 10 2012 @ 04:31 PM
reply to post by Magnivea
Ahhh, those were the days! I had a 71 Challenger with a stage four 440 bored to 505 that I ran once at Cayuga, for time trials only, at 8.91, long
time ago now. It was nice toy, 12.5:1 pop ups, 232 intakes 187 exhausts, antipump ups, carrillo composite push rods, dual edelbrock with a pair of
holley 850's, velocity stacks, dual fuel pumps, california crank with mallory metal inserts, dana rear end, 4" truck drive shaft, etc. and a 20lb
NOx cylinder in the trunk coupled to a 316ss spread feeder I designed for the intake manifold ;-) I have always seriously enjoyed building cars from
the ground up and then pushing the envelope. But....fastest?
Hmmm, in a foreign car, 287kph on the R29 (west of Johannesburg between Potchestroom and Klerksdorp) in South Africa in a modified BMW M5. Prior to
that, I got three tickets in one day on the R29 at 210kph, 217kph and 239kph (but all charges were dropped, official NS business for the military).
Next, 283 kph between Pretoria and Witbank in the same BMW.
In a domestic car, longest sustained speed (over 1 hour +/- 2mph) 173mph (speedometer was in mph but that would be 278kph) somewhere and I ain't
tellin' ya where, in North America in a highly modified Fiero GT with altered Lotus suspension and the toys to keep it stuck to the ground. It's
amazing what you can do when you get your weight to horsepower ratio down to less than 5lbs:1hp LOL. I always wanted to try out a Saleen at Mosport,
anyone got one?
I don't suggest anyone run these speeds on city streets/highways. Try and play safe, keep it on a track.
Cheers - Dave