High Speeds

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High Speeds

Post by TKisner » Tue Jun 08, 2004 10:13 pm

Hello, Euro Look or at least my interpretation of it has particular emphasis on high speeds with handling to boot. I was wondering exactly what is the high speed you guys have ever driven in your volkwsagon as well as what is the highest speed you have ever maintained for a couple minutes. Thanks alot

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Post by roachghia70 » Tue Jun 08, 2004 10:29 pm

i've held my ghia at over 100 mph several times. and there was one time i got into it with a honda on the freeway where i took the ghia to 6000 rpms in fourth for about 10 miles. he hit his speed limiter and i just kept going. the car felt amazingly stable. but to be honest, the motor really didn't like that.

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Post by Eurolook71 » Tue Jun 08, 2004 10:56 pm

i buried the needle once in my ol' 71 soup. it had a 100 cam, but a stock carb, 1.25 rockers...1600. I would say for about 3 mins...felt like about a 100mph. this was on the 91 freeway...amazing there was room to go that fast on the 91 for that long! Oh, and yeah, mi motor didnt like it much either, but i was built right cuz it lasted another 2 years! After mucho hard driving when I moved to Idaho 4 a while...but there it was on dirt roads, so no real top speeds. But going 80 on a dirt road's pretty crazy!!! (to the point of a helmet at least, and never passengers!) my first REAL taste of some rally racin'!! GOOD TIMES! :)

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Post by PW4056 » Wed Jun 09, 2004 3:08 am

1776, 110cam, 44heads, Kadrons, pointer pointing south! :D

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Post by EASY RIDER » Wed Jun 09, 2004 4:09 am

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Post by Bruce2 » Wed Jun 09, 2004 5:56 am

I held mine wide open for 15 min in Northern Mexico in the Sonoran desert. That works out to about 115mph. Wide low profile tires gives lots of stability. A proper alignment is a must.

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Post by Slow 1200 » Wed Jun 09, 2004 10:09 am

Bruce, what did the oil and head temp gauges show at that speed for that long? (if fitted)

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Post by Bruce2 » Wed Jun 09, 2004 1:47 pm

Damn hot!
Oil got up to 260ºF (125ºC). No head temp guage. But because the rpms were so high, and I use an overdrive bottom pulley, I doubt the heads got too hot.
Part of the reason oil temp goes so high is at high rpm the higher pressure causes the oil to bypass the cooler.

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Post by orange72 » Wed Jun 09, 2004 8:01 pm

i hit 85 mph when i am in bad mood...hit 95 mph before...engine is a 1641 with 100 cam

havent hit a hundred, motor feels like 80 is a safe limit, 90 is a stress, plus i have stock brakes with a bad master cylinder and wanna be able to stop

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Post by vwpride73 » Thu Jun 10, 2004 5:54 pm

I've had mine upto 90 for about 2 miles. I didnt like it and neither did my engine. Stock 1600, with merged header. :roll:

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Post by Wally » Fri Jun 11, 2004 3:02 pm

Mine did 188,7 km/h . Thats reading fom a digital speedo measured with the front tire circomference as data put into the speedo computer.
That means its dead accurate. 188,7 = 117,27 mph at 5950 rpm in a 1303 with 3,875 AT trans and a hot type 4 1971cc engine.
Stability was reasonable enough not to back out, but scary still. No spoilers or front air dams.

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Post by Paul Illick » Sat Jun 12, 2004 5:38 am

Do you remember the tire size, Wally?

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Post by Theo » Mon Jun 14, 2004 3:43 pm

I got a ticket for 115 mph. I was slowing down. The cop made me open the decklid to look at the motor. He wrote me up 115, I no doubt deserved it. I had it opened up for like 10 miles. The Cop was pissed cause he had trouble catching me. When I opened the decklid for him I was almost certain it was going to flash into a big fire. Oil was leaking everywhere and she was smoking big time.

This was in a Ghia with a Burg 1680.

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Post by theo_m24 » Wed Jun 16, 2004 12:29 am

My buddy Manny was arrested for doing 140 something...... This was a good 12-13 years ago...'

Pleaded no contest in court.... Clean record judge went easy on him..... People go to Jail for those kinds of speeds today.....

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Post by EASY RIDER » Wed Jun 16, 2004 1:00 am

140 in what?

With what engine?

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