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> What's the fastest anyone has gone in a 914?, what kid of body modifications were done to the car?
Jonathan Livesay
post Jun 26 2020, 01:17 PM
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QUOTE(SirAndy @ Jun 26 2020, 10:54 AM) *

And just to reiterate a point i was trying to make earlier:

More horsepower does not change your top speed, it just gets you there faster


Your (potential) top speed is a combination of the max. rpm of your engine plus your transmission gearing plus your wheel/tire diameter.
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That's not entirely true. An under powered car may not be able to ever see redline in 5th gear due to wind resistance, no?
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post Jun 26 2020, 01:49 PM
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QUOTE(wndsrfr @ Jun 25 2020, 06:13 PM) *

OK, I'll bite....here's Kermee at Daytona clocking 153 on my GPS...watch the American Flag showing the nice tailwind down from turn 4 to the tri-oval start/finish line...I pointed at the buried 150mph speedo at about 1:06 in the clip....
Pump up the volume & enjoy!
Oh yeah...here's the body configuration....




Impressive driving . great hand coordination at that speed . .... About how far ahead are you looking ?
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post Jun 26 2020, 01:51 PM
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QUOTE(Jonathan Livesay @ Jun 26 2020, 12:17 PM) *

QUOTE(SirAndy @ Jun 26 2020, 10:54 AM) *

And just to reiterate a point i was trying to make earlier:

More horsepower does not change your top speed, it just gets you there faster


Your (potential) top speed is a combination of the max. rpm of your engine plus your transmission gearing plus your wheel/tire diameter.
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That's not entirely true. An under powered car may not be able to ever see redline in 5th gear due to wind resistance, no?

Did you miss the (potential) in my comment?
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post Jun 26 2020, 02:06 PM
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QUOTE(SirAndy @ Jun 26 2020, 12:51 PM) *

QUOTE(Jonathan Livesay @ Jun 26 2020, 12:17 PM) *

QUOTE(SirAndy @ Jun 26 2020, 10:54 AM) *

And just to reiterate a point i was trying to make earlier:

More horsepower does not change your top speed, it just gets you there faster


Your (potential) top speed is a combination of the max. rpm of your engine plus your transmission gearing plus your wheel/tire diameter.
(IMG:style_emoticons/default/shades.gif)

That's not entirely true. An under powered car may not be able to ever see redline in 5th gear due to wind resistance, no?

Did you miss the (potential) in my comment?
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Intresting about the max rpm contributing to speed .
I always thought formula 1 cars rev ed to 12 k rpm
Because it sounds really cool .

But i could see how that is a big advantage if you wanna go really fast
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post Jun 26 2020, 02:14 PM
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post Jun 26 2020, 02:33 PM
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My Daughter and I got the '74 2.0 up to 100mph (according to the speedo) a few weeks ago, with room to go but, I backed off because I wasn't sure how much longer we had before the wheels would come off. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)
It was fun though, and felt very stable
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post Jun 26 2020, 02:51 PM
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QUOTE(SirAndy @ Jun 26 2020, 11:54 AM) *

And just to reiterate a point i was trying to make earlier:

More horsepower does not change your top speed, it just gets you there faster


Your (potential) top speed is a combination of the max. rpm of your engine plus your transmission gearing plus your wheel/tire diameter.
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agreed...
ultimately a top speed car would need different gearing (higher)
or different wheels/ring and pinion (all gearing)
to go faster than a stock 5th gear at redline.


not the fastest 914 ever.
but a funny story from 20 years ago
my mechanic has an ex- IMSA 914/6 with real history
the car has a plexi-glass windshield in it.

My friend asked for a ride, and was in the passenger seat
at one of our local tracks, the front straight is a 1/4 mile drag strip and then another 1/4 mile of track where the dragsters coast down from speed.

my friend is in the passenger seat and at 150mph the front windshield flexes or bows inward due to wind resistance. It is a loud "Pop" or bang when this happens..... then at the end of straight... you hit the brakes.. it flexes back to original position and "Pops" out again.

they came in and my friend needed new shorts
scarred the crap out of her.

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post Jun 26 2020, 02:59 PM
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post Jun 26 2020, 03:50 PM
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I hit 120 with my teen when I first got it, car was stock 1.8, down a huge hill with a tailwind, totally unsorted, on dry rot tires and scary as shit.
Today before I knew it I hit 110 on the freeway on ramp, total solid, could have gone faster, my 3.0 /6 had lots of go left in her, but I was like "Holy crap! Better slow down! I'm going to get a ticket!"
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post Jun 26 2020, 06:26 PM
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QUOTE(sixnotfour @ Jun 26 2020, 04:14 PM) *


the sign says 'top speed 170'...... that's cookin'
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post Jun 26 2020, 06:54 PM
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Regular freeway speeds only in Arizona. 75-80
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post Jun 26 2020, 07:34 PM
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QUOTE(thelogo @ Jun 26 2020, 11:49 AM) *

QUOTE(wndsrfr @ Jun 25 2020, 06:13 PM) *

OK, I'll bite....here's Kermee at Daytona clocking 153 on my GPS...watch the American Flag showing the nice tailwind down from turn 4 to the tri-oval start/finish line...I pointed at the buried 150mph speedo at about 1:06 in the clip....
Pump up the volume & enjoy!
Oh yeah...here's the body configuration....




Impressive driving . great hand coordination at that speed . .... About how far ahead are you looking ?

Oh yeah, at Daytona on the banking you can only see less than 1/4 mile out the windshield, have to glance out the driver's side window to see what would cause you to have to lift off/brake before you're on top of it. The car goes neutral at about 125-130 on the banking--you're pressed right down into the seat with no side force--can take hands off the wheel & the car goes "straight" if you can call it that. It's when you come off of the banking that the car seeks the wall as the camber drops off. There you're looking ahead to the braking zone to enter the infield section of the road course. Basically I was just praying "Please Lord nothing break or no tire go down & I'll only do two more laps".....
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post Jun 26 2020, 08:44 PM
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My fastest in a 914 (1972 1.7 in 1975) was 113 indicated. Seemed to go quite well.

More scary at the time was hitting 101 in a VW type 3 squareback. It was running a Triumph Stromberg carb at the time with no rev limiter.
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post Jun 26 2020, 09:49 PM
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Saw about 112 or so when in a 914-6 being taken around the Daytona International Speedway in 1971 or 1972. They had several 914-6's as "pace cars". My sister lived there at the time and knew one of the PR guys at the track. The banking was VERY impressive!
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post Jun 26 2020, 11:37 PM
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Talk with my cousin he said Bob had over 1000 hp in the turbo 911. He thinks his 914 was somewhere in the 150s at the end of T hill straight. He did say it all depends your exit speed onto the straight. He knows thunderhill very well as he ran 143.35 in his GT1 car.
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post Jun 26 2020, 11:42 PM
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Quite a stretch from the 914...but I took part in a ride along in Mr. Chandler's ex-Penske Sunoco 917.30 / ex-Cam2 Talledega record car.
NO speedo in the car, but on the long straight at RIR the car was touching 215-220 mph . We did 8 insanely fast laps !
@horizontally-opposed ... the yellow 914 (upper L of pic) is the car of Harald von K. Originally sourced from Erwin Kremer #914 043 0653, one of the FIA 9146-GT cars. Dan McGloughlin / A.I.R. re-body'd it...he also did the Altec Lansing and the John Bond 914s.
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post Jun 27 2020, 12:21 AM
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Gee, what a great idea !
A Can-Am powered 914, a smoothy, mit turbos.
Exhilarating acceleration, frightening top end, sheer power to weight.
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More power, more tire, wide track, wide body, lower, low drag.
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QUOTE(914e @ Jun 25 2020, 07:57 PM) *

Does anyone know what #40 was able to hit at Le Mans?

I have only had my 914 up to a blistering 35mph around the block a few times before I took it apart. Considering the condition of the brakes at the time, that was about 34 mph too fast.


Still checking statistics for the top speed of #40, but its average lap speed was 159.761 km/h .
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post Jun 27 2020, 04:03 AM
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QUOTE(iamchappy @ Jun 26 2020, 11:00 AM) *

Don't know, but shut it down when i hit the rev limiter at 7000 rpm in 5th.

i like "iamchappy"s front valence, is that brake ducting or something else? post #39
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post Jun 27 2020, 06:10 AM
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QUOTE(a9146luvr @ Jun 27 2020, 02:03 AM) *

QUOTE(iamchappy @ Jun 26 2020, 11:00 AM) *

Don't know, but shut it down when i hit the rev limiter at 7000 rpm in 5th.

i like "iamchappy"s front valence, is that brake ducting or something else? post #39

Agreed... really cool... also noted the ducktail spoiler end is bonded to the fender...unique...
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