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    Road Racing 82 Fleetwood

    Here's the link to the Popular Hot Rodding
    article in the Sept 2003 issue:
    http://www.popularhotrodding.com/eve...0309_wideopen/

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    Hey Jeff!!!
    When's the re-build gonna start? I know you've dedicated alot of your time recently to your other project. Is the Caddy gunna be back on the road next year?

    BTW.....post some info about your other car in the "Lounge" area. I know it's not a Cadillac but I'm sure some here would be interested.

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    Re: Road Racing 82 Fleetwood

    man i need to stop seeing this stuff might put a idea in my head of a race prepped full size caddy ....there was a site that made coilovers and replacment engines and trannys for the fwd deville .......

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    cad update

    The Cad will be on the road next year, with 100 more HP (542 stoker Cad) Improved Handling.
    jeff

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    Re: cad update

    Who says Fleetwoods are just big boats? Here's another FOSS member.

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    Re: cad update

    Quote Originally Posted by jeff schwartz
    The Cad will be on the road next year, with 100 more HP (542 stoker Cad) Improved Handling.
    jeff

    Love the car man! My jaw dropped when I saw you in car craft a few months back. I can't beleive you're actually on the forum. Pretty cool.

    One question I had after I read the article... Why drag radials all around??? Don't they have weak sidewalls = not so good for cornering? I mean, you did well in the handling dept, but I was just curious as to why ...

    Awesome car man! I love it!!!!

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    Re: cad update

    Did you see his car in Hot Rod Toomanytoyz? 3 page on it. Awesome too!!!

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    WOW.


    That is a very nice Cadillac!

    Love the way you executed the look..

    You sir, have my utmost respect!

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    Did y'all happen to notice the drivers side rear tire in the picture?

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    Re: Road Racing 82 Fleetwood

    3 wheel stance!!

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    drag radials

    Car Craft allowed Real Street Eliminator Competitors to change tires for drags and autocross. I didn't have the dough and extra wheels to do this. You're right Drag Radials are not the best for handling. I thought the drag radials would be the best compromise and it worked out for me. I was the only car in RSE that used one set of tires for the whole competition including the 100 mile street drive through the mountains in the rain. I still have the Nitto drag radials in the 3 wheel picture in the the link above. (Sept 03 PHR)
    thanks
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    Re: drag radials

    Quote Originally Posted by jeff schwartz
    I was the only car in RSE that used one set of tires for the whole competition including the 100 mile street drive through the mountains in the rain.
    You rock. Your Caddie does too.

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    Re: drag radials

    Quote Originally Posted by HotRodSaint
    You rock. Your Caddie does too.

    Yeah, it does rock, to be quite frank.

    My Fleetwood is jealous..

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    Re: drag radials

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoop
    My Fleetwood is jealous..
    My Fleetwood could only hope to be his tow vehicle.

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    FABULOUS JOB JEFF!!!

    It is great to see some of these sportsters put in their place. I always say "Hell, anyone can get in a Vette and run good... take on a challenge!"

    A couple years ago, I attended a road course event at the Gateway Speedway in St. Louis. In the driver's meeting the instructors told us about how they hold classes there every week and that the Porsche's that they use top out at about 95mph when they cross the finish line.



    My first pass 104mph, second pass 107mph, third pass 111mph. There were a lot of stunned Porshe drivers there that day

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