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post #61 of 187
I had side exhaust on my old 69 chevelle SS I had a few years ago. I loved that car but man did it dirty the hell out of the back wheels LOL. Thats one car I wish I still had. It was stored over winter at a storage facility that burned down the good part is I got 34K for it , which bought me my 86 Regal T and 13K worth of performance parts for it The real funny part is, the Regal T would have blown the doors off the chevelle. Currently with the alky injection, I'm sitting at 11.81 in the 1/4 the chevelle was in the low 13's with the 454.
post #62 of 187
Post up some pics of those bad boys! V-6 turbo FTW!
post #63 of 187
The wingless Noble looks nice and frankly aside from asthetics unless you're going fast enough for it to really make a difference does it really need to even be on there?
post #64 of 187
The wing helps support your "I'm flying a jetfighter" fantasies while driving to work.
post #65 of 187
Well that car does look like a stealth fighter so yeah maybe the wing needs to be on there.
post #66 of 187
Yeah they say the wing starts to create down-force at speeds upward of 40 MPH, getting more significant as your speeds get higher. It is supposed to be noticeable when you track the car on a high speed track. The part of the wing that creates the down-force is actually the ends of the wing. For this particular car, if you want to make most of the wing, you would have to raise the wing even with or higher than the roof line of the car. Some guys who have the car and track it quite a bit actually do this.



post #67 of 187
Regardless I have to say you have a badass car. I love seeing lesser known sports cars out there among all the usuals.
post #68 of 187
Noble is a lesser known car company but what they do make is pure BAMF.
post #69 of 187
Jet Skis 2010 Yamaha SHO, around 350HP 80mph.


http://youtu.be/DukDqnLv43M?hd=1
post #70 of 187
Dude your pic ain't showing up and I really want to see it!
post #71 of 187
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Dude your pic ain't showing up and I really want to see it!

We can't see it: it's blindingly fast.
post #72 of 187
Sorry dont know how to get video...

http://youtu.be/DukDqnLv43M?hd=1
post #73 of 187
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Sorry dont know how to get video...

http://youtu.be/DukDqnLv43M?hd=1
post #74 of 187
Good lawd!
post #75 of 187
I don't know much about Jet skis but damn was that fast. It wasn't even close! That's awesome.
post #76 of 187
Only 800lbs and 350HP=Fast! and fun... Oh yea at wide open throttle burns 28 gallons in 1 hour.
post #77 of 187
Damn that's impressive but I don't think I would want to go that fast on a small water craft, a wreck at that speed would almost certainly be 'lights out'.

Still looks like a kick in the a$$ though.

Jason
post #78 of 187
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Originally Posted by DaGamePimp View Post

Damn that's impressive but I don't think I would want to go that fast on a small water craft, a wreck at that speed would almost certainly be 'lights out'.

Still looks like a kick in the a$$ though.

Jason

+1 and add to that, one little piece of log or debris in the way, and good bye!
post #79 of 187
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+1 and add to that, one little piece of log or debris in the way, and good bye!

No different than taking something like the Noble up a few posts out to the track and hitting some debris at 150+ mph. Still worth the rush though if you ask me. That's part of owning high performance machinery like that. The faster you go the closer you are to death lol.
post #80 of 187
lol, yup going fast is pretty addictive.
post #81 of 187
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Originally Posted by DaGamePimp View Post

Damn that's impressive but I don't think I would want to go that fast on a small water craft, a wreck at that speed would almost certainly be 'lights out'.

Still looks like a kick in the a$$ though.

Jason

You ever rode a crotch rocket? At least on the water you are less likely to be taken out by a texting ignoramus...
post #82 of 187
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You ever rode a crotch rocket? At least on the water you are less likely to be taken out by a texting ignoramus...

Sure, had a lowered and stretched gsxr 750 turbo that was not really street legal but the guy that built it owned a shop and got it through somehow, it scared the crap out of me and I had it to 165 mph one time on a perfectly flat new road. I only had the bike for a short period, sold it after being run off the road a couple times by elderly Florida drivers out for their Sunday excursions.

Having ridden jet skis and sea-dos before and knowing how the water bounces you around I can say with certainty that I prefer the illusion of having total control in an automobile.

Obviously all of this 'speed' is dangerous no matter the mode of transport.

Jason
post #83 of 187
Turbo Gixxer sounds nuts!
At least in my Noble I have a full roll cage and 4pt harness to give me the illusion of safety!
lol my '68 Torino GT doesn't even have seatbelts

The fastest I have ever been was when I topped in a 1999 TL1000R Suzuki that I bought brand new back in the day. It was on an 8 mile stretch way in the back roads. Talk about tunnel vision! The speedo was showing around 168MPH, but I am sure that it was not accurate, as those bikes' speedo's tended to be little inaccurate on the high side. I kept it topped in for about 3 miles, and when I finally slowed down, 100 MPH felt like I was walkin'. Ended up totalling the bike after I had a full Yoshi exhaust and tune. Man, that V-twin had some power.
post #84 of 187
My '68 Torino got some new shoes!




Here is the car when I bought it:





Here is the car after some new wheels, tires, and a good cleaning:







post #85 of 187
You guys are totally redefining the concept of Disposable Income. Shouldn't you be posting in the "20K and above" Projector Forums!?
post #86 of 187
lol yeah and you know what is bad? I bought another Torino GT
I bought it Saturday. The car was from Utah. Since I don't have any room here in Louisiana, I had to ship it to my pops in north Arizona until I free up some room for it. It is a 1970 Torino GT with a 429 Cobra Jet.

Here are some crappy cell phone pics that my brother sent me:







Short start-up vid my brother sent me:
http://s93.photobucket.com/albums/l5...t=70Torino.mp4
post #87 of 187
Forgot to mention I went ahead and ordered a set of DOT-R tires for my Noble M400. Sticky, sticky tires! My M400 hooks up really good now. Tires only last around 6000 miles though!




post #88 of 187
Hawkwing, I know I sound like a total dweeb, but what are your 0-60 and 1/4 mile times with your Noble? Did you put it together yourself?
post #89 of 187
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Originally Posted by N8DOGG View Post

lol, yup going fast is pretty addictive.

That's why I stick to sport bikes!
post #90 of 187
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Originally Posted by flagyl View Post

Hawkwing, I know I sound like a total dweeb, but what are your 0-60 and 1/4 mile times with your Noble? Did you put it together yourself?

My Noble was assembled in South Africa at Hi-tech. The rolling chassis was then sent (at the time in 2007) to 1G Racing in Ohio (now called Rossion and located in Pompano Beach, Florida) where the powertrain was installed. 1G Racing at the time was the only North American distributor of these cars, and in 2007 acquired the rights to the Noble M400 from Lee Noble. Their newest car is called the Rossion Q1, and is basically the same as the M400, but with a different body style and an updated interior. It still has the same power-train and chassis of the M400.

http://rossioncars.com/gallery.php

I have never been to the track so I have no idea. Stock M400's with a good driver are timed somewhere in the mid 3 second range for 0-60, and around mid to low 11's in the quarter mile.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6gOopt8gtM
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