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24 Feb 2012 20:58 #8324 by 928mac
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I am watching Apollo 13 the movie with tom hanks

I just realized the kind of balls and ego you would need, to think you can strap a rocket to your ass and actually fly it.

Well they did it . . . . .

It kind of reminds me, and makes me think about when I have been doing 260 in the 928. maybe balls but more then likely efin insane.

I can only have respect for those that broke the space frontier for us.

I guess in a way, ... we are doing the same with the 928.

Hmmm did I just compare the 928 to NASA. :rolleyes:

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24 Feb 2012 23:08 #8326 by pcar928fan
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Yes, you did and I think that is pretty close, the wiring in a 928 is probably more complex than the Apollo 13 rocket anyway! We are a little down on power by comparison however! LOL!

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26 Feb 2012 20:45 #8333 by smtcapecod
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Hmmm did I just compare the 928 to NASA. :rolleyes:


Nah, I think you compared yourself to the astronauts. :rolleyes:

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26 Feb 2012 21:40 #8338 by 928mac
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Well in every project, NASA or 928, you have to have a goal.

I am 40 kph short of my 300 kph goal
I have two mechanical limitations that I need to rectify
1 would be enough HP to get there
the 2nd will be how to keep the engine together at that RPM

I need to do more torque convertor research and see if a lock is possible to lower RPM

This is all still in the thought process because I have not checked any numbers

Brad

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26 Feb 2012 23:20 #8339 by pcar928fan
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You don't think you have enough HP to get to 186? Really? Aren't you going to be pushing 450 with that set up you have? The problem will be redline and gearing. With a 2.20 rear end you are not going to get there unless you rev past red line... I think the car will carry you there if you spin an extra 1k above redline and with 450HP I think you can do that...

I think they ran the 5spd 2.20 record setting car to redline in 5th to get 171... I could be wrong, but that is the impression I had.

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27 Feb 2012 01:06 #8341 by 928mac
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You don't think you have enough HP to get to 186? Really? Aren't you going to be pushing 450 with that set up you have? The problem will be redline and gearing. With a 2.20 rear end you are not going to get there unless you rev past red line... I think the car will carry you there if you spin an extra 1k above redline and with 450HP I think you can do that...

I think they ran the 5spd 2.20 record setting car to redline in 5th to get 171... I could be wrong, but that is the impression I had.


Thanks James I wanted some opinions.
As far as power goes i do not think I am that much over 350.
I am sure I can get to 270k but I hate when the car/engine has to work to get there.
A little NOS would give the power but I was concerned about spinning it to hard and spinning a bearing in the process.
If it would have to go to 7500 rpm as you say, then the stock gearing will not be good enough which is what I suspected

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27 Feb 2012 14:19 #8343 by the flying scotsman
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steve has it right except 'spacecadets' is probably more appropriate :p

There was a young man from England who talked about; 'ground control', 'ashes to ashes' but lets not forget 'scary monsters and supercreeps' and the infamous 'Ziggy Stardust'.

Live long and prosper :cool:

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28 Feb 2012 08:01 #8344 by denhamfly
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Brad, up your goal and here is how to reach it!

Devek "White Car" Specs

Many of you have asked for some performance specifications on "the white car". Many of the specs were taken with the Gtech which registers on the first movementof the vehicle vs. dragstrip which has an 18" rollout....BTW, being no drag racer, I "melted" the clutch on these runs..only got to make three runs!

1 smog legal (with cats) and fully registered
2 6.5 liter
3 runs on 92 octane diet
4 205 mph top speed to date (radared at the Big Bend open 7/98)
5 12.38 on gtech for 1/4 mile
6 4.38 on gtech for 0 - 60
7 128.5 on gtech for 1/4 mile speed
8 weight ~3600 with driver and gtech operator
9 hwy mileage ~22 mpg
10 411 hp on dynojet
11 472 ft-lbs torque on same dynojet
12 stock cams and engine management (with DEVEK rising rate reg.)
13 engine has over 30,000 miles and is "perfect", car has 140K and is still the prefereed daily driver and test mule!

The next group of engines that I am going to build will be a series of race engines..... "purpose built" for power and endurance/durability. The above engine will go into a nice daily driver......maybe someones S4 or our GTS. Hmmm, a GTS with over 200 mph capability!!! Now thats a "sleeper".........


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28 Feb 2012 15:16 #8345 by pcar928fan
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Oscar, when was that info on White Zombie and is that car actually STILL running somewhere??? I know Devek is kaput (and totally understand why I might add...) but I didn't know where that car ended up. I was offered that engine but I was thinking $20k tops and they wanted $35k for it! If you tried to build it, I am certain it would have cost $35k! That said, I didn't even have the $20k at the time, but figured if I could steal it for that I'd find the money!!! LOL!

That car is/was a beast.

Isn't the open road racer that has exceeded 210mph (radar confirmed and GPS confirmed) based on that engine??? Maybe with a S/C on it though???

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28 Feb 2012 17:07 #8346 by 928mac
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I just wanted to see if the stock engine would spin high enough to out run a camaro or stang if needed.

If not it will stay the way it is . . . for now ;)

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28 Feb 2012 18:50 #8347 by the flying scotsman
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I saw the Devek white car in the flesh when visitng San Francisco.....the car was driven by the owners (Marc) wife Susan for the speed record......it was really stripped bare.

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28 Feb 2012 19:56 #8350 by pcar928fan
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They drove White Zombie all the way to TX to visit me and the ASS gang back in '99 I guess it was, maybe even '98. That car was AMAZING! Even more amazing was the car from WA...blanking on the name now... turned 604 on the dyno for OCIC '09 in D/FW! WOW! Also driven all the way down here with no issues!

Some of these highly tuned and very well built engines out there are completely AMAZING!

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28 Feb 2012 20:46 #8352 by the flying scotsman
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I dont remember the exact date but it was after '99.....I visited on a Sat when Devek werent normally open but Susan and some others were there and took the time to show me around......I was impressed, even bought some parts.

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29 Feb 2012 11:07 #8357 by denhamfly
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The white car inspired me to get mine, but I was a dreamer. Crank $9000 cams $3000 each from Devek it is easy to go fast just pull out your wallet! Wish they were around now I could at least think about it. :rolleyes:

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