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Taipan Extreme drifter project

Old 05-07-2008, 04:59 PM
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ORIGINAL: hrdcoreglf Stock car racing was started by a bunch of bootleggers looking for a place to show off their fast cars without getting arrested for it. Every sport is filled with show offs.
True (sort of) but at least there's a measurable goal: getting to the finish line first, and since then it's become an athletic sport showcasing team strength, planning, strategy, skill, and preparation. It's not up to the whims of the judges or the crowd as to who puts on the best performance... These are my personal views on the subject, and I'm not trying to tell anyone they're wrong or right, and this is more than I usually say on the subject so I'm sorry for cluttering up a cool "build up" thread.
your not clutter up anything. personally I like threads like this that bring out a lot of different opnions and ideas. it's good to hear what people think and why they think it.
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Please tell me there was more done to it then a 6 barrel and a tranny? A stock GTO with those mods would be lucky to touch 150.


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Old 05-07-2008, 05:03 PM
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ORIGINAL: AllAboutFunHobbies i've also had a 69 gto that i've driven close to 200.
That was a blown alcohol belching GTO right?? It would take a lot of HP to get that car anywhere close to 200. -Derek
actually a car with the right gearing and the pontiac big block, any of them from the 350 to the 455 with only a few high performance parts wouldn't have much trouble getting to 200 mph, especially if it has the muncie 4 speed rockcrusher tranny.
you must have remebered that from previous conversations, because it had a rock crushr trans and if you remember correctally i've said a few times it also had a bad ass 6 barrel carb and it had no problems smoking the tired off, 200 was easy, the speedo only went to 180 but it would peg and keep accelerating.
yep i remember talking about it lol. plus any engine from the late 60's is a true powerhouse espacialy from pontiac and olds.
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This is about all we got done tonight. Installed the front axle hubs (waiting on aluminum A-Arms), installed powder coated axles and powder coated the screws gold vein. I don't think you can tell from the picture that there gold vein, but maybe get a better pic of the screws later.

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Old 05-07-2008, 07:47 PM
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This is about all we got done tonight. Installed the front axle hubs (waiting on aluminum A-Arms), installed powder coated axles and powder coated the screws gold vein. I don't think you can tell from the picture that there gold vein, but maybe get a better pic of the screws later.

your just PIMPING that thing out bro... Keep up the good work and keep posting pics...
Cant wait to see it all finished.. and see some Video....
Old 05-07-2008, 08:26 PM
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Nothing like progress to get things back on track...
Old 05-07-2008, 08:35 PM
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LOL, yes sir, I thought it was time to get back on track, LOL.
Old 05-07-2008, 11:00 PM
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I had a GPZ 750 that I did around 165 on. I have to say it was more intense doing 165 on a motorcycle than doing 190 in a car. Plus I got hit in the knuckle by a beetle it left a huge welt on my hand.
Old 05-07-2008, 11:13 PM
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i had a lot of bikes, gpz 750, ninja 900, fzr1000, gsxr1100, i have been eyeballing that hyabusa but my wife put the nix on that real fast, lol.. the gsxr was the fastest bike i had, total vance and hynes on the exhaust and the carbs were done up too. havent had a bike in about 10 years
Old 05-08-2008, 11:57 AM
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That drift car sure is sweet! Ive been thinking of doing a taipan or the new 1/8 for a while just getting funds together, will follow this thread close.
Heck Ive done all the speeding in question an point of fact a bike on the track doing 115/125 on the straight then dipping into a 167* turn at 90 all while scrapping my knee an elbow is WAY more exciting than any straight line speeds. I currently race (as a hobby) at Jennings GP in florida an love every weekend I go! 2007 zx10r is my current ride, once had a 69.5 elcamino she would see 9.9 in the 1/4 an I pegged the speedo many a times also done 145+ in a gutted honda hatchback with four full grown men in it! Speeds always a thrill to me but real racing (were you dont just turn left ) is where its at!

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Old 05-08-2008, 12:18 PM
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your getting to old for a bike, you're liable to fall and crack a hip, rotflmao, j/k.
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aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh hhhhhhhh, ok

inside joke, lol
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your getting to old for a bike, you're liable to fall and crack a hip, rotflmao, j/k.
OMG!!!!LMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Old 05-08-2008, 05:30 PM
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You like that Adam, LMAO, good thing he has a sense of humor, lol.
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You like that Adam, LMAO, good thing he has a sense of humor, lol.
LOL.. no kidding... LOL.......
Old 05-08-2008, 10:19 PM
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Tonights progress as it were. Powder coated the flywheel, flywheel spacer, Exhaust header, throttle and brake linkage, mounted up the trans and drive shafts to check fit and see how things were progressing.

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Couple more picks.
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Wade.. that thing is LOOKing SWEEET!!!!!!!!!!!
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Couple more picks.
thats thing looks sweet Wade I love it
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Fricken Killer bro

To Bad they come with an ugly body


here what you need



and these



this qwould make one bad ARSE body let me know
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Actually I want a street car body same colors as my truck body, only with sponsor stickers on it, ya know like yokohama and stuff like that and the logos like on the truck.
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i see nice any how ill be around
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for some reason i smell a body by blue goin on that decked out drift car lol
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for some reason i smell a body by blue goin on that decked out drift car lol
Jay,
Thats what i was thinking also..
LOL..
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Ya there will be, I'm thinking letting him do his thing, with the black and purples putting our logo on the side, like my savage and then maybe he can do something with those masks he posted up there, HOW ABOUT IT BLUE, starting thinking what you can do with the colors of our logo, our logo and those masks you posted. Not sure what body yet though, maybe you can look at some bodies and tell me what body would look good, what do you think there blue.

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