Unintended Acceleration - really happens

John Cody Forbes cody at 5000tq.com
Mon Aug 7 19:54:19 EDT 2006

Jim Jordan wrote:
>  It was marginal if the brakes would have
> completely stopped it if I really had to come to a full stop.
> After the incident, I did my errands without further problems.
> However, I can see how an inexperienced or panicky driver might have
> had a problem with the UA.  I can conjure up images in my mind of
> someone going about 100 mph down Laguna Blvd, dodging in and out of
> traffic.  Couldn't wait for the gas to run out;  the tank was just
> filled.  Yahooooooooo!
> So there, now I've had my UA incident.

Except that it was proven (by C&D maybe?) that a 5kT-autobox at 60mph and 
WOT could be brought to a full stop without trouble with the normal brakes. 
Hell my ~500hp Q-car is easily retarded @ full boost by the stock brakes in 
3rd gear (BTDT, left foot braking at the track to keep the boost up).

-Cody Forbes
'86 5k noT noQ
'86 5k noT noQ - Parting Out
'87 5ktq
'87 5ktq - Fast. Really Fast. 

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