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Re: new engine results

Post by rfoll » Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:32 pm

I owned at the same time a 79 impala with a stock 350 and a 91 Caprice classic with a 305. The Impala drove nice, but it had no power and got 14 mpg freeway. The caprice would run circles around it and got 19 mpg. The Caprice is long gone, and the Impala is still here with a warmed up 98 Vortec engine. And yes it has instantaneous throttle response.
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Re: new engine results

Post by rfoll » Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:25 pm

Unhappy day yesterday, I got rear-ended on I5 coming home from the Albany swap meet, totaled the car. I had 1,500 miles on it. An entire summers work shot to hell in a few seconds. Traffic stopped , and while we sat there some young kid in a Civic hit us. His bell got rung pretty hard.
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Re: new engine results

Post by 77cruiser » Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:41 pm

That sucks!! Texting?
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Re: new engine results

Post by travis » Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:42 pm

Damn...that sucks :( Did he at least have insurance?

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Re: new engine results

Post by rfoll » Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:15 pm

He has Gekko, wish me luck.
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Re: new engine results

Post by gmc406 » Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:49 pm

I wish you could fix it.

As stated before, I bet it was texting too. Grrrrr

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Re: new engine results

Post by Newold1 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:17 am

Hate to say it, but especially in this situation, get a good "junkyard dog" lawyer especially with Geico! Have him request a cell phone time of use on the kids cell phone and compare that to the Honda's computer impact time.

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Re: new engine results

Post by steve316 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:48 am

Cel phones and young drivers don't mix well.

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Re: new engine results

Post by novadude » Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:13 pm

Wow.. that sucks. :(

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Re: new engine results

Post by numboltz » Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:29 pm

"...Traffic stopped , and while we sat there some young kid in a Civic hit us. His bell got rung pretty hard."

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Re: new engine results

Post by swampbuggy » Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:49 pm

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Re: new engine results

Post by swampbuggy » Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:52 pm

Sorry folks, rolling eyes was "NOT" meant for this subject/thread Mark H. My bad.

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Re: new engine results

Post by MadBill » Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:23 am

Mark, I notice your above note was just 3 min. after the previous 'eye roll' one. I think that's soon enough that the delete X would still have been present at the top right corner, which would allow you to remove the post entirely if you wished, instead of having to explain it.

For future reference I'm going to time how long it stays in this note.
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Re: new engine results

Post by Walter R. Malik » Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:59 am

Newold1 wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:59 pm
I am sorry but those here who think a late 80's -early 90's 305 Caprice has good throttle response you need to go drive a new Dodge Hellcat or new Copo Camaro and get your perceptions realigned!! Now those have f** kin throttle response! Sorry but I refuse to get in my rocking chair just yet! :lol:
A customer of mine has a 604" Caprice. Street manners with smallish camshaft with port fuel injection and I would pit the throttle response of that vehicle against ANYTHING coming off the assembly line today.
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Re: new engine results

Post by rfoll » Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:47 am

Walter R. Malik wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:59 am
Newold1 wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:59 pm
I am sorry but those here who think a late 80's -early 90's 305 Caprice has good throttle response you need to go drive a new Dodge Hellcat or new Copo Camaro and get your perceptions realigned!! Now those have f** kin throttle response! Sorry but I refuse to get in my rocking chair just yet! :lol:
A customer of mine has a 604" Caprice. Street manners with smallish camshaft with port fuel injection and I would pit the throttle response of that vehicle against ANYTHING coming off the assembly line today.
At what speed do the tires stop spinning and actually connect to the road? I suspect he can never actually safely get the throttle plate or plates completely open on a public highway.
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