Ford GT Forum 200 mph Club & Standing Mile Results


fjpikul

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Congrats buddy! Don't believe Ralphie, your father is much younger than he is.
 

427Aggie

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Dammit I better hit that 200mph mark this time.
 

soroush

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Thats funny...I don't see soroush as the begging type..that would be funny to see :)
haha, yes I had to ask very nicely to get my time slip, which they didnt want to give up, just so I can show mullet I was 2 miles faster:lol

and you are right about the next two days, I was banned.:lol
 

BlackICE

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Nov 2, 2005
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Nice run Freddy, considering no dryers!
Or dentist gas. :lol
 

soroush

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and the other one needs a little hair taken off the top. :biggrin

whatever you take off the top add to the pubic region :biggrin

If it comes to firearms I got Soroush covered by a mile on that one.
:eek :agree:
 

ChipBeck

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Over the hill and picking up speed.

I'll make a t-shirt when I get back from your nuptials. That one you will have to pay (more :lol) for.
I couldn't wait to show it off. :biggrin

Chip
 

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w. mitty

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Sep 1, 2005
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Guys, this was a perfect event in every way. Well organized, nice people, and a small private atmosphere that let us run as many times as we had the stomach to. I could not be more pleased, and watching Steve and Barry join the club was worth it alone.

Skyrex, my hat goes off to you. Great advice, great attitude, and an incredibly fast car...

By the way, these numbers are all the more impressive given the fact that we had almost no tailwind. Not too common at Mojave.
 

Fubar

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Screw a tee shirt, you guys should get matching tattoos.
 

w. mitty

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When time allows, I'm in at 210.1, Mojave Mile extended run. Thanks!
 

BlackICE

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LOL...no, that speed would exceed the speed rating of the av-tires. They are only rated to 160 knots. :lol
So Chris, what you are really saying is that your Camilo/Heffner FGT is faster than your jet will ever be down an airport runway. :lol
 

fjpikul

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Good one Fubar!
 

64c2vette

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Gps?

My 206 MPH run was recorded on a Garmin GPS. Yes , The GT Speedos are off by about 6 MPH at 200 MPH.
We had a two mile Airstrip to run the cars. We were able to do a running start at the beginning of the 2 mile runway. It took more than a mile to get my Pulley and tune car to that speed.
Hope your Garmin is more accurate than mine :wink (just so there is no misunderstanding, I am NOT claiming this as a legitimate top speed, but it is an unretouched photo) Was trying to check speedo accuracy at the upper end of range, and the Garmin appeared to be a bit "optimistic" shall we say. I am told it is an older design that is not accurate at high speeds (um, yes).
 

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Apollo

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Fixed it!

Chip
Kisses from Monica!
 

Ed Sims

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Way to go!!!!

Ed
 

ChipBeck

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Accuracy is everything.

Per your request. Perhaps this is a more precise portrayal.
 

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Apollo

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When does Monica earn her own moniker here on the forum - she's earned it in my book!! :thumbsup
A Woman's place is... :biggrin I won't go there.
She likes Mrs. Apollo but I think she likes logging in under my name.
 

soroush

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and the other one needs a little hair taken off the top. :biggrin
Per your request. Perhaps this is a more precise portrayal.
:banana
 

ChipBeck

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I love stickers.

Yeah baby!!! :banana :banana :banana

Hey......where's that $35,000 t-shirt you promised me?? :biggrin

Chip
 

Apollo

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Awe, your so sweet Ralphie!! I like being known as Mrs. Apollo. :thumbsup When I get Terry his own GT one day then I'll have to have a 'moniker' on the forum!:banana
Mrs. Apollo
 

soroush

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Soroush,

My car put down 730 at the rear tires as measured by the man with a big shadow. The problem with the 3:90 gear is that the car tops out at 195 in fifth gear so you have to pull sixth gear just past the 3/4 mile mark. At 195 you want to make sure you get that gear change right. As far as just driving the car on the street the 3:90 gear is the way to go.

Ted

just to give you an idea I went into 5th right passed the 1/2 way mile marker, and crossed the line in fifth(ran 217.9). I can only imagine how it would have ran with the 3.90s :eek

as for your car true that it will run out of gear in fifth at 195 but you also reach 195 a lot quicker and in a shorter distance than the non geared cars, so you have more room to increase your speed before reaching the mile. like I said it would be very difficult for a whipple car to do 200 conditions being normal,