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How Fast have you been in a Bird?

I drove this one at a track time Driving School, Real Fast 145-160. No Speedometer, only a Tach.

Yeah that is MIS and that is me. It is a retired Jeff Burton Car I think; Busch Series.


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awesome loooking car, and to anwser your question = 148 - 150mph in my old dead birdie...

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i dont know. The speedo only goes to 120.




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150 mph sustained in my supercharged 93 LX.

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I hit 157 in my 89 XR7. I didn't stay there very long though, cause at those speeds with only H-rated tires, it gets pretty scary.

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ya, speedo is only 120.

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My 93 has the 145 SC speedo.

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I conservatively calculated 140 in my old Bird based on tach readings at a MPH below 120 and tach reading when I quit going.

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130 in the LE. ONCE!! The speed didn't really scare me but the thought of something being over that next rise sure did. Not real big on what the sentence would be if I got caught either.

Edit: the car had a 150 mph SHO speedo installed


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i had mine doin 110mph this morning, same issue speedo tops at 120mph

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130 on a downhill in my 93Lx clocked off the mile markers by my passenger.
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120 in the green car with 308 gears, the black car runs out of gear too soon, so not too fast at all.
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115 mph in mine (3.8 n/a)

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110 mph. Then the governor kicks in and stops the motor from going any faster.

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i dunno either in my 90 cougar the speedo stopped at 199kpm but it went for a while when it was buried. the governor didnt kick on ever in that car....

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109/110 whereever the speedo kicks in, tho i swear ive hit 115-120 in it before, havent gotten past that limiter since like december tho
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whatever my 91 5.0 shuts down at haha. i had my turbo coupe goin pretty fast a few times.

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We'll that is not exactly a Tbird, more like a custom-built race car

I've been to 152 in a Cobra, (nuts) and 165 in a 911 (pretty tight car).

Of course I won't admit to driving in either case!
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We'll that is not exactly a Tbird, more like a custom-built race car

I've been to 152 in a Cobra, (nuts) and 165 in a 911 (pretty tight car).

Of course I won't admit to driving in either case!
I would call it a purpose built race car, it's purpose is to go faster than everyone else.

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I've got up to 115 mph in my 3.8 n/a when I had it.Only been to about 105 mph in my 4.6L.Haven't tried topping out with the tune yet and probley never will.I know the driveshaft won't hold up.

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My speedo was reading 100 last night!!! LOL

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I've had my 95 bird, when it was stock with nitrous, un to around 145 mph.
And just yesterday, I had my 73 up to 90mph(first time)...and it was smooth as glass..

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so who knows if there speedo is correct up that high mine says 120 when i hit the rev limiter but the gps says 108. the gps is correct in stock cars with the right size tires.

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the black car runs out of gear too soon, so not too fast at all.
How fast have you been in the black car?When does it run out of gear?

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i wasnt paying attention to the speedometer the other day accelerating on an on ramp, i was up to 102 when i looked

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i passed a friend of mine in his mustang, he was doing 147

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in my 95 cougar xr7 up till the damn governor kicked in, and my record setting, i was in the passenger side (wingman) of these cars, and still havent been no where close to breaking it. 180 mph in a 2000 corvette . boy that is some scary s*** it was so fast we got to the club in 3 mins. in what would of been a 25-30 min. drive. 130 in a 2003 ferrari 360- got pulled over & got off easy. the good ol days
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2000 GT vert = 150 is where the speedo pegs

2000 zx-12 = indicated close to 200

1995 Thunderbird = 105(limiter)

2002 Zrx 1200 = indicated 170

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Speedo buried HARD at 120.....in my 89 SC, my 90 SC, a friends 95 LX, and in my 97 LX sport.

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