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    Geo Metro burnout!

    This is pretty funny...

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=_VKi3Qkn01o

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    Re: Geo Metro burnout!

    Well, looks like about a half-quart of oil helped some...

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    Re: Geo Metro burnout!

    Quote Originally Posted by chiph
    Well, looks like about a half-quart of oil helped some...

    Chip H.
    Even then, it's impressive they managed to get it to spin a tire!


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    Re: Geo Metro burnout!

    Back in summer of '87 before my first semister of college, I worked at an Olds dealer that also sold new Yugos (base price was $3,999). They had about 64 horsepower, but I still managed to do a slight burnout with a Yugo (or more of a tire chirp that left slight markings). The tire markings were about 8 - 12 inches long but for a Yugo it was an amazing feat. But the burnout King of the new car lot was the rwd '87 Cutlass 4-door with a 4bbl 307 V8 and open rear axle. I could smoke that one rear tire at WOT for most of 1st gear (and that Qjet BLAAAH at WOT was music to the ears). For some reason, the 307 V8 powered 4-door Cutlass seemed to burnout better than the 2-door with the same motor and open rear. The only advantage the open rear has are the easy burnouts, whereas a limited slip/posi rear has much better grip (which you want for performance) but does not burnout as well. Could you imagine a SRT8 Charger with an open rear? Zikes talk about a dangerous car, the car would lightup the rear tire everytime you would take a turn at a light or stop sign. ;D

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    Re: Geo Metro burnout!

    Quote Originally Posted by Pete
    Back in summer of '87 before my first semister of college, I worked at an Olds dealer that also sold new Yugos (base price was $3,999). They had about 64 horsepower, but I still managed to do a slight burnout with a Yugo (or more of a tire chirp that left slight markings). The tire markings were about 8 - 12 inches long but for a Yugo it was an amazing feat. But the burnout King of the new car lot was the rwd '87 Cutlass 4-door with a 4bbl 307 V8 and open rear axle. I could smoke that one rear tire at WOT for most of 1st gear (and that Qjet BLAAAH at WOT was music to the ears). For some reason, the 307 V8 powered 4-door Cutlass seemed to burnout better than the 2-door with the same motor and open rear. The only advantage the open rear has are the easy burnouts, whereas a limited slip/posi rear has much better grip (which you wanted) but does not burnout as well. Could you imagine a SRT8 Charger with an open rear? Zikes talk about a dangerous car, the car would lightup the rear tire everytime you would take a turn at a light or stop sign. ;D
    Great memories!

    My mom used to have an '83 Olds 98; also had the 307 and 4-BBL Q-Jet. I did the time-tested mod of flipping the air cleaner lid, exposing the carb so you could reallyhear the moan of the secondaries opening up. It, too, was a burnout king. Light rear end, open axle and skinny whitewall tires! Chocolate brown metallic - vinyl roof!

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    Re: Geo Metro burnout!

    I loved those 98s. Those 1980s V8 GM round air cleaner lids were so easy to pop over. You could really feel the difference in power when you did that. Probably added 10 - 15 horsepower. Having driven a lot of these cars I would say pound for pound the Olds 307 was the best GM 5.0 liter of the 1980s that powered the luxury barges. The Chevy 305 in base form (LG4) was no match for the base Olds 307. The 307 felt like it had more torque and horsepower. In fact you had posted in another thread the1983 Hurst Olds which had the 180 horsepower 307 HO (high output), I remember a magazine test where it beat with ease in acceleration tests the 180 horsepower 1983 Monte Carlo SS (L69 305). The great thing about the Olds 307 HO it had a 8.0:1 compression ratio verses the L69's 9.5:1 so it could run on regular gas (did not need high octane gas). I believe the Olds 307 breathed better than the 305 which also was hampered by a tiny bore.

    Great memories.

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