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Re: How fast?



Scott Shidel... wrote:
> 
> On Fri, 26 Sep 1997, Andy Haydock wrote:
> 
> >
> >
> > I have been looking over some of the Merkur pages and have read about Rick
> > Byrnes attempting to do 211 mph.  Also I have read about Merkur XR4ti
> > owners who have had their car up near 140 mph.  My question is could my 84
> > Mustang GT Turbo ever go that fast?  My speedometer isn't much help, it
> > only goes up to 85.  Now I am not saying that I ever want to go 140mph am I
> > just curious if that is a possiblity.
> >
> Very hypothetical question, and a hard one to answer.  But I was jus gonna
> say that motorsport has or had high mph speedos for every fox chassis
> stang.  But i doubt your car could do it stock.  Not aerodynamic enuff and
> not enuff power.
> 
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> Scott
> ->71 Pinto stonestock 2.3 EFI Turbo T5, 13.67@99 on generic radials
> ->86 Escort..12.06@57 1/8th mile:) ..but gets me where I gotta
> go..sometimes<----turbo soon to come.Stay tuned for details
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I think it is more than possible, in '86 road and track tested the TC
and came up with a top speed of 142 mph. I've never tried it but I
believe it is possible I've done 125 mph and it had more to go. But
remember our TC's run 3.55 rear axles, a little higher than a SVO's 3.73
axle.
John '87 TC