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#21 LDO

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 06:08 PM

It has Street Rod plates. It may scrape by with that classification. I live near Austin, Texas, in one of the toughest counties for emissions testing...unless it's 25 years old or older. Then, no test. I could remove the cats from my '88 Mustang next year, if I wanted to.

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 06:57 PM

I think you guys are reading a bit too far into the "street legal" thing. You ever open Hot Rod Magazine and see coverage of the fastest "street car" shoot out they do every year? The point is, yes they are indeed registered and fully comply with local laws but it's more of a classification for drag racing purposes to compete in this category or type of event where they are forced (at times) to drive over the road to various venues for the event. Many of these cars are quite capable of street driving contrary to the belief of some. Technology has come a long way, especially with the use of turbocharging. I've not seen this particular car before, but from reading about the cars and event for years I'd say it's entirely possible this car can cruise around fairly well if built for it. Remember, with the use of turbocharging a thousand or two horsepower is common now while retaining rather civil driving manners and dare I say even fuel economy.

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 07:16 PM

...and dare I say...Denny Terzich's Camaro IS A STREET CAR!!!!!

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 07:36 PM

Big difference between street car & streetable car! Let' see it do 70 on the freeway for 25 miles or stop & go at 4 or 5 redlights without filing the plugs!

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 07:47 PM

Wow, I guess he wins.

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 07:49 PM

I wonder what the MPG is on the street is :lol:

Edited by martinfan5, 05 October 2012 - 08:32 PM.


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Posted 05 October 2012 - 09:01 PM

Big difference between street car & streetable car! Let' see it do 70 on the freeway for 25 miles or stop & go at 4 or 5 redlights without filing the plugs!


Being hairdried with EFI, That shouldn't be a problem like it would be with blowers and/or mechanical injection or carb(s). Then if he's running E-85, the car shouldn't run hot at all when cruising and not cost to as much feed like it would on pump gas let along some form of race gas!

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 09:03 PM

I wonder what the MPG is on the street is :lol:


Not sure if mileage would even be a concern on a beast like this.

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 05:12 AM

Now, this car might be able to claim a "worlds fastest "street" car" in the 1/4 mile, even though I have found at least 2 other cars as fast or faster with one showing proof of being street driven (in the RAIN no less). However, here is the REAL worlds fastest street legal car.


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Posted 06 October 2012 - 06:03 AM

Being hairdried with EFI, That shouldn't be a problem like it would be with blowers and/or mechanical injection or carb(s). Then if he's running E-85, the car shouldn't run hot at all when cruising and not cost to as much feed like it would on pump gas let along some form of race gas!

If its set up to run on alcohol, then that pretty much proves it not a "street car" , where does one find alcohol at the pump lol

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 06:11 AM

I have seen some of Rod's older "race " cars and that is what they are race cars that can place well in a car show .
Tubbs and Shucky are correct in what has been said I saw his 57 vette and i was impressed to see him drive it on
the street .and in bumper to bumper traffic.
And just google Drag week by Hot Rod Magazine Larry Larson and his Chevy II are awesome
even google Larry his exploits are erally cool .


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Posted 06 October 2012 - 06:14 AM

If its set up to run on alcohol, then that pretty much proves it not a "street car" , where does one find alcohol at the pump lol

E-85 is available at many gas stations across the nation. Most manufacturers make flex feul vehicles that can run on it or regular gasoline, plus there's even a few that are built to run exlusively on E-85.

Edited by Longbox55, 06 October 2012 - 06:15 AM.


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Posted 06 October 2012 - 06:16 AM

Larrys car was the one I saw running in the rain. I didn't post the vid due to somewhat course language in it.

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 06:28 AM

Yes, Larry Larson's Nova is another fast "Street Car". I liked the video where he was cruising in Las Vegas city, too. :lol:

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 06:50 AM

Joe, your right! EFI and turbo's have changed the drivability of fast street cars. I lived through the early muslce car era when 12 second street cars were fast, and if you owned an 11 second car (66 nova,RHS 327, 4 speed, 4:56 gears Friday night special), well you were the talk of the town!

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 09:08 AM

E-85 is available at many gas stations across the nation. Most manufacturers make flex feul vehicles that can run on it or regular gasoline, plus there's even a few that are built to run exlusively on E-85.

E85 is ethohnol, not alcohol. Not very performance oriented. About 70% efficient as gasoline. And very corrosive to run on a vehicle not designed to run on it.

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 09:50 AM

E85 is ethohnol, not alcohol. Not very performance oriented. About 70% efficient as gasoline. And very corrosive to run on a vehicle not designed to run on it.


Did I just read that right..........seriously?



Ethanol not only is a form of alchohol, but other than gas mileage, it works quite well as a performance fuel , is less corrosive than Wood Alchohol and is consumable by humans as a "beverage" ;) Been running the stuff in my 200 since late may and once the computer figured out how to best burn it, that Pentastar V-6 was actually more driveable in hot weather and made more power lower in the power band than it did on 87 octane pump gas and ran cooler in 90°+ temps with the A/C cranked to -11! I've also run into a couple young guys at the pumps with turbocharged Mistubishi's that were tuned to make power on it, the latter of them had an Eclipse GSX that had sounded like it had a couple healthy cams in it when he pulled up. I asked him what all had been done to it and he said that it had a "built" bottom end, bigger cams, bigger turbo, front mount intercooler, and then was planning on running around 35 pounds of boost. IIRC, he was expecting a 500+ HP..............and that's a conservative estimate!

Edited by Joe Handley, 06 October 2012 - 09:52 AM.


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Posted 06 October 2012 - 09:54 AM

Nevermind that Nascar is using it now, and IRL has been using it for sevaral years. Properly tuned, big power can be made using ethanol.

Edited by Longbox55, 06 October 2012 - 09:55 AM.


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Posted 06 October 2012 - 10:02 AM

Everything I've heard pretty matches what moparmagic said, plus from what I've heard, you lose about 2-3 mpg running it. It is however, very high octane, which is why the performance guys will run it, to keep their engines from predetonating under boost.

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 10:25 AM

Yep E85 is readily available at the pump especially in the midwest. Its a big hit as Joe and others have said with tuners these days as I believe it has a relative octane rating of 105 which is why so many guys running uprated turbos, etc are tuning specifically for it. No disrespect to some of the folks who posted in this thread but I'm afraid some may be a bit behind on the times when it comes to just how many miles one could drive one of these "street legal" beasts. The cars which perform in the "drag week" competition by Hot Rod Mag drive hundreds upon hundreds of miles, many of which pulling trailers, etc. in all sorts of weather conditions. It is part of the challenge. Some run on pump gas, some run E85, some run dual fuel systems which allow them to switch over for drag duty.