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> What's the fastest anyone has gone in a 914?, what kid of body modifications were done to the car?
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post Jun 28 2020, 10:48 PM
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Not trying to spoil the party but if your thinking of testing your upper limits I'm going to suggest you don't do this on a public road. Me and 99% of us don't have our cars set up for this or the skills to do it. Unless set up correctly, these cars get very touchy and light in the rear at 125 or more. Mine floated 6ft to the right after running over one of those little 1/2" lane reflectors @true 125mph. WTF was I thinking. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/chair.gif)

Evidently the Salt Flats at night is Not a good idea..
https://www.abc4.com/news/top-stories/car-t...iNA8KL6IppFdWmw


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post Jun 28 2020, 10:59 PM
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in 1981 with Stock 73 2.0l 52,XXX miles running Konis with stock sway bars 4 spoke Fuchs with whatever the stock size tire was.
California desert hwy 395 at night. Flat out was 122 indicated and not at reline. Didn't really float all that much

Same stretch of hwy in my brothers 455 Trans Am. Car start to float so bad at 110 I had to back off.

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post Jun 29 2020, 03:11 PM
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I have to do this in two posts as the photos are too large.

So back in the day I raced a 914-6 at Daytona. First time with pop up headlights. Second time with lights behind front spoiler. Put the H/L's up and lose 5-7 MPH on the banking. The car in this configuration was good for about 150-155 MPH with a 2.5 engine

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post Jun 29 2020, 03:18 PM
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Second picture is at Mid-Ohio Lumbermans. We added a spoiler not a wing because no air could pass under the wind. Look closely and you can see the lexan along the edge that didn't allow air under the wing. This set up was good for short tracks. Added lots of rear downforce. Turn 1 at MO was flat with spoiler. Without.... lift, count to 2, turn in and hold breath. If you were good you made it. The car would do about 140-145 going into 7 at MO. We might have slipped in a 2.7 for that race.


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post Jun 29 2020, 06:35 PM
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QUOTE(Ansbacher @ Jun 27 2020, 05:41 PM) *

I've been watching this thread with some amazement. Most of us on this forum are 50+ years of age. Is top speed really that big of a deal anymore? Especially, when compared to the average econobox available today, our cars are turtles. What gives?

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(IMG:style_emoticons/default/agree.gif) I bought mine for the fun factor both when young and now again when old, never considered it fast like my former 68 firebird 400
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post Jun 29 2020, 07:20 PM
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I have some pictures somewhere of the build. I think we were installing the engine..

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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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