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    Quote Originally Posted by orca1946 View Post
    That sounds like a handful to drive. Glad that you are involved in your kids sports. The time with them passes too quickly.
    Enjoy the sport with them and hopefully they follow it thru into adulthood as we have.
    Did you have any flood problems with the hurricane bringing it up to you?
    Yeah, kind of weird. My wife never swam, but she found the Summer league team. And one of them just took to it. Then she did USA. I had followed that path, but I never really "got it," in that I didn't know how to apply myself in training. And I hit puberty late, so I quit. Swam for exercise in college, probably 2500 yards or so a few days a week. At any rate, I have now gotten back into it mostly for fitness, but I train a bit harder than the lap swimmers. In the meantime, that daughter has just gotten better and better. Now has something like 15 team records between short and long course, a few AAAA times in SCY, and a handful in LCM with a few more months to go. Made the Zones team this year, and I think got a Sr. Sectional cut this Summer, too. Turns 13 in a couple of months, still hasn't hit puberty (whch could go either way). Hoping for Jr. Nationals this year. And I somehow ended up being the president of her USA club.

    No problems with flooding here. Have several relatives in the Houston area, though, who were affected.

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    Glad that yto are O K .. Have you looked into a Masters team for yourself? If time will let you, it is a great way to learn & train.

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    Have you looked into a Masters team for yourself? If time will let you, it is a great way to learn & train.
    Yes, the time and locations are not that great for me. I have pondered signing up for a month or so to get some daily coaching. But I have used one of my kids' coaches a little, and I follow the Basic Training workouts on that forum that Mark Johnston posts up.

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    Just got back from Lincoln, Nebraska, where I was co-driving my friend's Ford Fiesta ST at the SCCA Solo Nationals. That little car is a riot to drive!

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    Hi. I was at a Hooters car show in my 78 Trans Am and talked to a guy with one of those.
    He did some upgrades to his. He says he beats mustangs & camaros now. Could that be true?

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    Quote Originally Posted by orca1946 View Post
    Hi. I was at a Hooters car show in my 78 Trans Am and talked to a guy with one of those.
    He did some upgrades to his. He says he beats mustangs & camaros now. Could that be true?
    The turbo engine is pretty stout from the factory (~200hp/200ft-lb). Just reflashing the ECU to raise the boost limits can get you to ~210/240. And the car's pretty light (2700ish lbs) 240 ft-lbs would certainly move it with authority. But it's FWD so it's severely traction limited in the first two gears. And the gains get very small for the dollar from there.

    Best case scenario, his car is on par, performance-wise, with a 4th gen F-body with the LT-1, or a 5th gen Mustang with the SOHC 4.6. Certainly no match for a 5th gen F-body with an LS3, a 6th gen F body with the new LT1, or a 6th gen Mustang with they 5 liter Coyote.

    Speaking of pony cars and turbochargers, I watched a mostly stock 6th generation Camaro with the 2.0 liter turbo dominate a D-Street class filled with WRX's, BRZ's, FRS's, and MINI Cooper S turbos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary P View Post
    Just got back from Lincoln, Nebraska, where I was co-driving my friend's Ford Fiesta ST at the SCCA Solo Nationals. That little car is a riot to drive!
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    Small displacement with turbos are putting out hp like old muscle cars! Watching "street outlaws" 1/8 miles drags, they seem to be gong to turbos rather than nitrious that blows up engines!

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    I have been into both big displacement V8's and small turbo 4's. I have a friend with a new Ford FOcus RS that makes about 500 horsepower. I still have a 67 GTO (400CI, or about 6.6 Liters). I used to have a 2.3L turbo 4 in a European Ford called a Merkur XR4Ti. It would absolutely blow the doors off of the GTO (the XR was very far from stock, but I had a car with $1000 in it and a lot of junkyard parts, and it was a 12 second car - that won't happen with big V8's). Of course, the sad thing is, most V6 family sedans are now faster than the old muscle cars.

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