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Old 12-05-2014, 08:26 AM
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Originally Posted by linda814 View Post
I floored my 73 Vega a few times. ..
I'll Bet!

Last edited by mike9408; 12-05-2014 at 08:28 AM.. Reason: to add smilie face
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Old 12-05-2014, 08:42 AM
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Originally Posted by mshultz View Post

If you stick with the muscle cars that were likely to be found in the high school parking lots, with street legal tires and exhaust systems, the times were much less impressive. The cars in the Super Street Monster Showdown were intended only for the drag strip. In fact, I have an Oldsmobile brochure that specifically says that for the W-30.

Also, manufacturers were notorious for supplying ringers. Perhaps the most famous example was the 1964 Pontiac GTO supplied to Car and Driver magazine. It has finally been admitted that it actually had a 421 V-8, instead of the 389 V-8 available to the public. Pontiac was able to do this because the 326-428 engines shared the same medium block design.
I had a 64 GTO. What a beautiful car. Fast...
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Old 12-05-2014, 08:40 PM
Location: Way up high
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Ummmm yes I have on several of my sports cars-What's the point in having them if you don't let them run all the way???
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Old 12-06-2014, 06:46 AM
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Yes I have and everyone that has driven a vehicle has floored it, those who say they haven't, well that's BS !!!
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Old 12-06-2014, 07:19 AM
Location: alabama.
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my stang before i painted it .. turn up the volume .
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Old 12-06-2014, 07:32 AM
Location: Londonderry, NH
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I do this once in a while. I floored the old Buick wagon while racing an empty logging truck on the Interstate in Vermont. I was surprised the truck would go that fast (110+). Another time was in my Subie going up a twisty grave road somewhere in the boonies of NH. I once twisted my Kawasaki KZ1300's throttle to the stop in third gear. It was still pulling hard, front wheel getting light, as it crossed 115. I ran out of nerve before I ran out of straight road.

OP- Exercise the Altima every so often and take the 'Vette to track events and have somebody teach you how to control it at WOT.
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Old 12-06-2014, 07:33 AM
Location: Harbor Springs, Michigan
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Hubbys Volvo T5 has a particularily sweet note when the turbo is aroused, I happen to enjoy that noise so I like to give it the chance to sing as often as I can.

I also like to push my Mercedes 380sl now and again, that V8 has a certain vroom that paired with driving with the top down lets you know you are alive.

I will confess I have also floored just about every rental car I have used, coz .... well why not ??
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Old 12-06-2014, 07:42 AM
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The Uhaul truck I rented spent an awful lot of time floored just to struggle up the hills on the Alcan highway. I made a satisfying noise but not as much forward motion as I would have liked. It was well loaded though, to the point where I didn't stop at any weigh stations on the way.
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Old 12-06-2014, 08:31 AM
Location: Maine
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I had a 1996 Nissan Hardbody pickup once with a four-cylinder engine and four-wheel drive. Pretty much had to floor it any time I was going up hill. The thing just did not have much get-up-and-go.
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Old 12-09-2014, 08:55 PM
Location: Surrey BC
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I floor my cars everyday. Sometimes with the intent of speeding and other times just for a little extra boost. I own newer high-performance orientated vehicles so I'm not really flooring it but the engine does get worked a bit with the revs which is what matters.

However, flooring a Mercedes Sprinter (work van) is fun. I have the v6 but you still have to put the pedal to the metal to really accelerate.
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