[s-cars] "The Aluminum Crowd" / Current UrS prices

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Sat Apr 21 09:14:25 EDT 2007

In a message dated 4/20/2007 6:57:10 P.M. Central Standard Time,  
Elijahallen92 writes:

 ...You are a small car small HP guy so I am not surprised at your  take but 
I was just wondering about Haps. Anyway...
Elijah, I almost spit my coffee laughing at the thought  of that statement 
applied to my namesake.  As one that acquired M. Haney,  esq I520vt motor in 
full ditch rolling regalia.  A motor known, btw, to  cause a slight chink in the 
ascription of 'hapersize' trademarked to der kind  man from evergreen.  Chief 
kibitzer and many miles driven in the LT1Q,  the main wrench on Carl Jerritss 
old M3 eater 5ktq (along with driving a  variety of his crazy chariots over 
the years).  I spent a few fond days  over 2 years ago tweeking (er, and 
testing) a RS6 suspension, exhaust and  chip....   
My closet fondness and one of my best motoring memories,  of flexing the 
monster v10 thumper on a old growth redwood apex drive thru the  avenue of the 
giants.  Fellow lister Dave Hackl's first lend of his new  ur-Lucifer 79 911T 
sideways on turn 1 at Road America.  And I sit with an  empty nacelle in my 84 
urq, with some deviant 20vt motor awaiting  transplant.  And my trusty toyota 
aptly named Res-q, adorns a M90  supercharger to put the torque output of the 
DOHC 4.5L at something in the  neighborhood of 400lb/ft of torque (see Mike P's 
comments regarding it's  steamboat chase of his 430hp black garbage truck).  
Many great laughs in  Rudack's rally car , Chief mechanic and many drives on a 
Lehmann tweeked Group  A S2, Jim Green's rib-cage crushing 90...  No kind sir, 
the absence of a  first hand ride in the Hapermobile has not dimmed the light 
of fire....   

I don't take insult however Elijah, only  exception.  I've been in 
competitive motorsport since 1979.  And  specific to my more even keeled ponitifcations 
here, I have been blessed with  driving just about every single iteration of 
quattro chassis and tweek, on the  street, in my shop, at the dyno and on the 
track.  I make the claim after  driving a fews 435-450hp S4's, and more of the 
1.8-2.0t A4 chassis, that the 4  banger is my 'handling' chassis of choice.  
And I rarely ride, but still  have in my stable what I refer to as the 
'equalizer'.  Whenever I think  HP has gotten wild, I fire up the 1400cc detuned 
raceblock Yamaha FJ I built,  and contemplate the thought of breaking my documented 
10.05 at 143 into the  9's....  
M Maguire made the right choice, it was inevitable  too.  Because I'm afraid 
that the Hapernizer is a couple years behind Sir  Haney, as I know Rod has 
been fine tuning HP on his 2.0 A4 in the recent  months, putting down heady 
numbers that any I5 20vt would be proud to  sport.  I thoroughly enjoy it all 
Elijah, and deny any implication  that I might be remotely out of touch with 
performance in  motorsport.
Tongue in cheek I remain
Slightly stained but thoroughly amused at your  charge...
Scott Justusson


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