[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,
...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
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...
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