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    Default Evolution1980's 140mph video

    Here's the big blast movie, it's a little dark so you'll have to watch closely.

    Evolution Blast Video

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    Who was holding the interior camera??
    Both hands on the wheel!!
    What were the RPM's at?

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    Evo,

    Good pass! How long did it take for the car to get up to that speed? A 1/2 mile? Less? So I guess now you will get yourself the 160 MPH speedometer gauge?
    GerryLP

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    WOW!!!! did that sound good and strong, and still had some left.

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    Very cool!!!


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    I like the way you inserted the speedo in the corner, pretty slick. I would love to do a video like that since I have the Shark Bar & camera mount but with my luck I'd end up in prison for 10 years picking up soap and get my Corvette impounded for life

    Thanks to the idiots here who drive like maniacs then crash and kill people Florida has a new law about street racing which gives officers pretty broad powers, kind of scary actually.

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    Default Re: Evolution1980's 140mph video

    Originally posted by Scott81
    ... it's a little dark
    Dark??!! It's bloody black! I can't see a thing, but I can hear it.

    _ken

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    Ken maybe your copy got damaged during download. I have watched it tons of times. I just watch the top of the sceen till I see them Round headlights start coming and I can pick it up right till he goes under the bridge.

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    Ken
    It's dark, but I'm thinking ya just need to adjust the contrast on your monitor. Maybe you have a Bro Ken monitor as well?

    The video was a rough draft. There were some tech difficulties that I didn't know about until it was actually time to walk the walk. There was supposed to be a 3rd camera, but that shot was completely missed.

    Next season, both I and the car will be better prepared. I'll have a better idea of how to setup the camera in car for a more steady and clearer picture. I'll have walkie-talkies for communicating with the crew rather than cel phones, and the car will have a brand new 700r4 with an OD toggle switch, so getting up to top speed, and getting there faster won't be as much an issue.

    GerryLP
    As for the distance I needed? Probably about 1/2 mile. We were rolling about 80-90mph when the peddle was put down. It's strong up to about 128mph, but the trans gave out. Had to come back down and crawl back up again. The pedal wasn't completely buried, but close enough. With all that, I ran out of room before I did available speed.

    I'm shooting to have the 700r4 installed in early May. So, look for Top Speed Round 2 to occur sometime in late May / early June 2003.

    mmvette80
    Oh yeah, my buddy was driving and I was manning the camera. I had a better idea of what I wanted as far as footage. All he had to do was keep the pedal down, both hands on the wheel, the headlights pointed in the direction we wanted to go, and 4 wheel on the pavement.
    As for RPM's? It's over 6K, which is well past my peak HP. That's another reason I'm looking forward to the 700r4 gearing.

    MoeJR
    Ya didn't see my round headlights. I didn't have 'em on! Once I hit the final stretch and saw no cars in the distance, I dropped 'em down to just parking lights to eliminate any minor drag. I'm wondering how much impact the extra 200lb driver had on the overall performance... I'm thinking not a whole lot when traveling in a straight line, but obviously when negotiating corners.

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    I went back and played it again and now I notice it isn't your headlights. I thought they were dim.LOL. What do u have for a trans in the car now?

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    Originally posted by MoeJr
    I went back and played it again and now I notice it isn't your headlights. I thought they were dim.LOL. What do u have for a trans in the car now?
    A worn out TH350.
    For almost a year now, at full throttle, it won't always upshift unless I back off the throttle a hair. Or, if it's already in 3/OD, it'll pop out of OD and that of course sends the engine screaming to 7000RPM, which I just love to hear!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaineShark View Post
    I could build a nuke in my basement. They are actually very simple devices. And we have uranium in NH. I could mine it and refine it and build one. The science is simple. The engineering not overly complex.

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