Thought it might be cool to hear some of the funny things you have overheard at car shows (or other places classic cars are parked)...below are a few examples:
Yeah, I've got some friends, and whenever they see a car, the first thing
they check is the speedometer lol.
I don't understand the second one though lol...
He bought it from his brother who bought it from someone else...two owners
not the claimed one.
You're not playing to win the game Chris.
I count 3 owners.....the original owner, the first brother and the second
brother that now owns the car...
It is simply amazing some of the stories I hear....
I laugh at people who attempt to belittle "modern" hp numbers by grossly
overrating their crank hp from their given rwhp dyno sheets. 300rwhp IS
NOT 525 at the crank.
And on the opposite end there are the ones who firmly believe their manufacturer numbers are under-rated. This is especially prevalent amongst GM owners...because those 01' SS's were definitely puttin' out 420 hp...it wasn't advertised because they didn't want to make Corvette owners angry.
Oh I forgot the latest buzz I've been hearing at Mustang gatherings..."they stop making 5.0's because they were faster than police cars..." They believe this.
Hey now, that 305hp at the flywheel is bullshit. It's the same motor as
the Vette, why would it make less hp? 420 is junk and any owner who
believes it is ill-inforned and/or ignorant, but I'd say that about people
who believe the 305 as well. HP-wise there really is no difference between
the Z28s and SSs, and most SS owners will acknowledge that.
Look at dynos and time slips of LS1 Z28s/SSs and those of same-era Mustang GTs, which really do make about 305hp. Or try an online hp calculator. They're not very accurate, but enough to tell you that the LS1s are making more than what GM states.