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PT Shittin.

My buddy has a 2001 PT Cruiser(2.4 liter DOHC), and I have a 1988 Thunderbird 3.8 EFI.

We decided a while back that it would be fun to race in a neighborhood (not smart, but i was 17 then).

Off the line, my car smokes his. (Bigger motor than his, more power off the line) I pull ahead, and around 60 he's starting to catch up, so I dropped my car into 3rd gear, and slowly pulled away from him. We stopped about 70...

Probably wasn't that smart in a residential area, but hell. No one was out or driving.

I was surprised though, because I had 230,000 miles on my car at the time, and it was a little bit faster.
-'88 Tbird 3.8
-2012 Altima 2.5 BASE. 

Future: Budget 5.0 300 HP.

PT Shittin.

Reply #1
Well besides the fact that you could have killed someone's son/daughter. He has basically a Neon hatchback, these cars are complete gutless turds. Now I am sure your car isn't a powerhouse it has more torque than his PT Cruiser will have. Nothing really special here. Please do yourself a favor and don't race through neighborhoods again. I SO want to launch into a rant about how stupid that is.


PT Shittin.

Reply #2
my wifes neon with 130,000 miles on it is faster then my 87 bird with a 5.0 and 147,000 miles. And hers has the SOHC not the DOHC.
Quote from: jcassity
I honestly dont think you could exceed the cost of a new car buy installing new *stock* parts everywhere in your coug our tbird. Its just plain impossible. You could revamp the entire drivetrain/engine/suspenstion and still come out ahead.
1988 Crown Vic wagon. 120K California car. Wifes grocery getter. (junked)
1987 Ford Thunderbird LX. 5.0. s.o., sn-95 t-5 and an f-150 clutch. Driven daily and going strong.
1986 cougar.