Exactly what I would say.davesdeville said:My 78 FWB will not squeal the tires. It might if it didn't die when I floor it when stopped, I still haven't checked the fuel filter on that issue..
My friends Saturn can only peel out he goes about 5mph in reverse, then shifts to drive and floors it. Can't be good for the transmission, so I haven't tried it.
ssstealth said:Personally, I would NEVER subject my car to such abuse
Oh yeah!!! Remember to disable the traction control!!!
Yes, please tell me what you didi to get a 14.8.......wanzewurld said:I thought that model was a front-wheel drive
As for power-braking one up, if it wouldn't spin from a dead stop by pressing the throttle down 3/4 without using the brakes I'd be looking for a little old lady who needed to go to church on Sundays and grocery shopping a couple of times a week. I don't do it that often but every now and again I run across someone who thinks my Caddy is a lard bucket. I do a respectable 14.8 quarter mile. It won't blow the doors off a 'Vette but it seems to impress most people (Meself included).
If you can't do a real nice burn-out with 425 inches of cast iron there is really something wrong. You should be getting rubber all the way to at least 40 mph. Some of those old 425 engines made over 400 HP and 400 ft lbs of torque.davesdeville said:Seems like it would just stall the engine. But maybe that's just my engine..
Anyway, yeah our 78 fleetwoods just don't have the power to peel out with the brake/gas idea. But it sure does provide for a better launch. In fact I'm pretty sure I can beat my friends Saturn with it now, as long as he doesn't find out about it.
Wibble said:Nutrual + gas --> drive = peel out?
if you couldnt undersand that might it be easyer to put car in nutrual, floor it, pop it into drive? or tat going to blow up my transmition?
i tried break + gas a few times kida, never really got anywhere
I think you're forgetting that it's a '78 and it's smogged up the butt, so it doesn't have that much power and it's a heavy car. But yeah, the smog on those cars kill it to almost no power.jonrodman said:If you can't do a real nice burn-out with 425 inches of cast iron there is really something wrong. You should be getting rubber all the way to at least 40 mph. Some of those old 425 engines made over 400 HP and 400 ft lbs of torque.
If it were me, I would put in a high-stall (3500+ rpm) torque convertor behind that 500 before you install it. Also, if you have a chance to change to some sportier gears while it is dissasembled, that would help alot. 3:70 or 4:10 gears would really get that thing off the line. If you could bump up the compression ratio to at least 9 that would add some fun. There are some good aftermarket intake manifolds for those 500 ci engines. You do know that 500 cubic nches is aproximately 8.5 Liters. That dwarfs the 1.8 or 2 Liters in your friends Saturn.
67 Olds Toronado 425
97 Blazer (H.O. Police Package)