Just asking... and hey modifications take the gloves off. and btw thats without the blower or the 300 horse nitrous pills. And I thought that heavy cars had a disadvantage on the line because the added weight doesn´t help traction. Doesn´t seem so - 1.8 is damn respectable for a FWD car. weight shift to the rear will always help the heavy RWD and penalize the light FWD.
By short times do you mean 60ft times, or 0-60mph. I have always heard 60ft times refered to as short times, and 0-60 as 0-60. Not that a 1.4 60 ft tim isn´t impressive in itself. As far as this 0-60 in 1.8 I´m no too sure about that. I live on a ranch with 7 houses and a cow, and my neighbors have a bull and 4 cows, so I am pretty farmiliar with the smell of horse shit and bull shit, and this smells and sounds like both. I´m not doubting he has a fast car. it is set up nice and I LOVE that custom intake manifold, but 0-60mph in 1.8 sec would me he is accelerating at 33mph/sec that would put him in the range of doing 8-9s if I did the math right. So unless he falls on his face half way down the track to get an 11 I´m not too sure. a 1.8 60ft tim on the other hand sounds more like it. My biggest question is if this guy is going this fast in an Escort why haven´t we seen write-ups about this guy in sport compact, or any other mags.
yeai got to thinking about that too, i copy pasted that from the left column on their cardomain site, maybe they took it as 0-60 feet. doesn´t the viper with ~500hp do the 0-60MPH in about 5 seconds? 0-60 feet would make sense then
Gravy posted here on the boards 2 or 3 weeks ago to show some pics of his car. With those monster slicks in the front I´m not suprised that it´s fast.. and that is most certainly a 60ft time. 0-60mph in 1.8 sec is something reserved for funny cars running 30" wide slicks and 1200hp.
I must have missed it? do you know what post it is?
I don´t know if it is THE fastest. but it would be fighting very hard. I can´t recall his name but there is a guy on the escortgt yahoo group that has a very similar setup. For the life of me I can´t remember the race team the engine is from though. its a hill climb team I know that... arghh
yep, when I say "short" times, I mean 60 foot. under 2 seconds to 60 mph would be fun, but few, if any of us could afford a rail or any other 90% nitro car. I would like to see the slips showing the 1.8 60 foot times though just to see what kind of progression this thing goes through down the quarter.
Finally remembered! I´m talking about the guy with the Rod millan engine. Adam, Denis and a host of others have sick fast cars. I would like to see a matchup of Gravy and the guy I´m talking about. damnit I wish I could remember his name!