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Old 03 Jul 2004, 11:15 pm
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Default My car is slow!!!

I'll try to keep this short...

Me and my friend both have "fun cars" and then a Daily Driver. My fun car being my Malibu, his being a 71 Nova (beautiful car, almost done with the new engine). Then, for Daily Drivers I have my Pt Cruiser and he has a 96 Grand-am that was bought a year ago with low miles and in good shape. The Grand-am has a 150hp 155lb-tq 2.4L, but it weighs less at 2,950lbs (Both are Atuomatics)

Anyways, we always joke around about who has the better car. We Bench race about our old cars, and since I got my Cruiser we now joke around about our Daily Drivers.

To make a long story short He drops me off at home and tells me to meet him at this school. The school is in the neighborhood with a big strip that goes around the parking lot (straight). At first I asked why and he wanted to race. So I go inside, grab the keys, and meet him there.

We line up and with out windows down he says "1...2...3!!" and he stomp on the gas from a role (no burnouts or good launching) We took it to about 40mph where he had me by about 1 car length.

Oh well, it was a fun thing we did, wasn't really a all-out race. Besides, these were just our Daily Drivers, and not our pride and joys. We didn't go too fast or do anything reckless. While I think overall that true street racing is stupid, this wasn't a all-out race, just a quick sprint to 40mph on a desseted strip of pavement.
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Old 03 Jul 2004, 11:30 pm
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What year Malibu?
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Old 04 Jul 2004, 12:44 am
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Since he's got the same HP and similar torque numbers to your PT but weighs in a few hundred pounds less it's no big surprise that he's quicker. He did have the advantage though of calling the start, not really the most fair way to race!
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Old 04 Jul 2004, 02:01 am
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next time remove all the seats and you'll kick his ass

O and the PT is not slow it's still faster than u running
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Old 04 Jul 2004, 08:25 am
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He did have the advantage though of calling the start, not really the most fair way to race!
Yeah, you have to have a sweetie in hot pants and halter do the start![]
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What year Malibu?
Here is a picture of the Malibu, my Cruiser, and my other toy (now broken):

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Old 04 Jul 2004, 03:59 pm
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Lol, that's like what, a 1985 Malibu?
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Here is a picture of the Malibu, my Cruiser, and my other toy (now broken):
Heck, drop a Hemi in that lawnmower, strip off the front bodywork, throw on a set of drag radials and he'll never trash talk you again!
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Lol, that's like what, a 1985 Malibu?
Um, they only made them up till 83, that one is a 79...

lol huh??? Here is a picture of the engine for you (I've shown this before), don't let the outside of it fool you. I prefer more go then show. Also, this week (hopefully) I'll be checking out a much better Short-Block.






Better shot of the car.

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What size engine? any extra work to it?
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