Big Block El Camino Vs. Stock WRX
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This is a discussion on Big Block El Camino Vs. Stock WRX within the Comparison: WRX vs World forums, part of the Community - Meet other Enthusiasts category; No it wasn't a race, but it was fun. Took my buddy's Elkie out today. 468 ci, 450+ hp, 500+ ...

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    Big Block El Camino Vs. Stock WRX

    No it wasn't a race, but it was fun.
    Took my buddy's Elkie out today. 468 ci, 450+ hp, 500+ ft-lb, Richmond Gear 6 speed, curb weight about 3300 lbs. Holy Jesus. This thing will snap your neck off. Left about 100 ft of rubber in 1st and another 50 in 2nd on the first run. Sounded like a whole NASCAR race was happening in the engine compartment. Wheelspin on demand in 1st through 4th gears. Second run I just tried to shift slow and let it hook up and man it was great.

    Then I took another friend out in the WRX. He drives a 383 stroker Camaro and hadn't ridden in the Elkie yet. I do a 4500 rpm full on launch. Passenger was like "holy **** this thing is fast, nice car!"
    I was like "WTF something is wrong with my car?!?" I launched again to make sure, and nothing was wrong with the car. It's just that after the Elkie my car felt like a POS.
    Classic domestics rule.

    PS Next time we're going out in his "sporty car."
    1955 Austin Healey 100.


    With a fuel injected 327.
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    Classic domestics are nice for strait line 1/4 mile sprints, Foreign classics are the best for road racing and handling. Give me a classic Porsche, Ferrari, Sunbeam, or BMW any day.

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    Originally posted by fengshui
    Porsche, Ferrari, Sunbeam, or BMW any day.

    chris
    Sunbeam....antique brakes=scary, scary interstate encounters.

    Friends dad has a Sunbeam(Tiger) with the 289 in it. Oodles of fun to stomp on the gas, but slowing down is a hair-raising event. A guy in a C5 rolled up next to us at around 60 mph, and gave me a thumbs up, so I did too, and promptly stomped on the gas. Ran it up to 90ish, Vette fella paced me and gave me two thumbs up. Now was the time to slow down. Not so much. If there had been traffic, I woulda been in some serious trouble.

    Eh well, antique cars aren't supposed to act like modern ones, I just know now not to overextend the brakes.
    2003 WRB Wagon. Vishnu Stage 2(VF30). DBA 5010's/steel lines/Carbotech Bobcat pads, MRT topmount. Tein coilovers, 22/24 mm sways, ALK....I'M DONE!!!!!!

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    Actually the Elkie has a Hotchkiss suspension, Bilsteins, huge aftermarket brakes, etc. Probably would outhandle and outbrake a stock Euro car of the late 60's without too much trouble.
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