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PostSubject: The Texas Mile   Wed Oct 27, 2010 12:41 pm

Mile long airstrip near Goliad Texas where you can see what your car's top-end really is. Zoommm

http://hybred.smugmug.com/Texas-Mile

http://www.texasmile.net/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9udv8bIz_8
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PostSubject: Re: The Texas Mile   Wed Oct 27, 2010 11:15 pm

couple of F bodies in the 200+ club. What no wagon? You are going to fix that right???????
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PostSubject: Re: The Texas Mile   Thu Oct 28, 2010 10:12 am

I bet I'd get some good film!
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PostSubject: Re: The Texas Mile   Sun Oct 31, 2010 4:00 am

Could you get a wagon doing 200+ ? I have my doubts. I think you run into serious drive shaft problems, to say the least.
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PostSubject: Re: The Texas Mile   Sun Oct 31, 2010 1:10 pm

Dutch Pete wrote:
Could you get a wagon doing 200+ ? I have my doubts. I think you run into serious drive shaft problems, to say the least.
with a stock one for sure,. but i,d think there'd be a pile of prep for a wagon to go 200,.definitely need some aerodynamics to help cut the vacuum behind the car,.
i had my 95 9c1 at 159 mph,., and the blue wagon has done 143,.(downhill slightly with a tailwind,.)

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PostSubject: Re: The Texas Mile   Sun Oct 31, 2010 3:38 pm

phantom 309 wrote:

i had my 95 9c1 at 159 mph,., and the blue wagon has done 143,.(downhill slightly with a tailwind,.)

Nick

143 with a wagon? Mine will go no further than 105 and the rev limiter kicks in. 105 sucks with the German Autobahn at 2 hrs drive Sad
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PostSubject: Re: The Texas Mile   Sun Oct 31, 2010 4:59 pm

a simple phone call will remove that pesky limiter
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PostSubject: Re: The Texas Mile   Mon Nov 01, 2010 9:02 pm

a stock 1A2 was run by the Michigan state Police to the mid 130s on a test track. Info around on the web somewhere.....

oh yeah google is your friend Smile


Then there's the good-old-USA wagons, with one model in particular. That's right, the ultimate sleeper wagon, the 1994-1996 Caprice wagon with the B-platform-car version of the second generation LT1 (260 hp @ 5000 rpm and 330 ft-lbs at 3200 rpm, both net figures). I know what you're thinking, sure that powerplant would make quite a fast car given that its sedan brother ran 140-142 mph, but not with the non-speed-rated tires and not with a 108 mph speed limiter. I'd agree with this, but then I'd remind you that Chevrolet made a "special service vehicle" version of this car in 1994 and 1995, calling it the 1A2... and the Michigan State Police tested one in late 1993 and 1994 (the 1994 and 1995 model year tests) during their annual tests of police and special service vehicles held each year in the Fall.

The 1994 Caprice 1A2 wagon topped out at 132 mph, while the 1995 version (tested in hotter weather) ran 129 mph. Those tests were conducted at the Chysler Chelsea (MI) proving grounds, if memory serves, on a 4.7 mile long oval track, and allowing 4 laps where the max indicated speeds were recorded from the calibrated speedos that each car had. That's also tested with a full tank of gas and two cops (driver and passenger) aboard.

The 1A2 wagons were also tested in 1991-1993, but these had either smaller or less powerful engines, so they didn't run as fast as they did for the 1994-1995 model years. But they sure looked cool running on the banked track, per the above picture sporting Chevrolet Police Vehicle logo and black-and-white paint motif.

The civilian model 1994-1996 Caprice wagon and 1994-1996 Buick Roadmaster wagon both got the same 260 hp 5.7 liter LT1 motor (the only one you could get in a wagon) that the 1994-1995 1A2 wagon got, so the only thing(s) preventing these civilian wagons from running close to 130 mph (aside from a long straight dry safe road, and ahhhh no law enforcement) is speed-rated tires (H-rating or better) and a powertrain control module (PCM) reprogrammed to defeat the speed limiter. I suspect the Roadmaster might be a tick slower than the Caprice due to the Vista window in the roof and the extra aero drag that goes with it, but that's the price you pay for Roadmaster (RoadMonster?) style. One "modified" Caprice wagon that I know of, containing a genuine retrofitted Corvette LT4 engine, has seen in excess of 145 mph.
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