SLEEPERS! Anyone have a street sleeper here!

SLEEPERS! Anyone have a street sleeper here!

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trails

1,891 posts

126 months

Tuesday 10th May
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woodnut67 said:
Looks really cool, those Rover 3500 only had 160bhp so is it actually any faster? biggrin

RB Will

7,931 posts

217 months

Tuesday 10th May
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Got potential


J4CKO

36,438 posts

177 months

Tuesday 10th May
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trails said:
woodnut67 said:
Looks really cool, those Rover 3500 only had 160bhp so is it actually any faster? biggrin
Hmm, should imagine its fairly "rapid" compared to stock which had like 65 bhp, 160 bhp with decent torque in something weighing probably still way less than a ton would go pretty well.

But the forward motion would be, for me, would be secondary to my feeling of impending doom when driving a nearly 40 year old Easter Bloc budget car with a Rover V8 stuff where there was a little four cylinder, the RV8 isnt that heavy but I am guessing its heavier than the Skoda one with the new gearbox.

Get that wrong on a wet road its like driving lump hammer from the wooden end, its probably better than you expect, right until you get cocky and it bites.

trails

1,891 posts

126 months

Tuesday 10th May
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RB Will said:
Got potential

and then some smile

trails

1,891 posts

126 months

Tuesday 10th May
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J4CKO said:
trails said:
woodnut67 said:
Looks really cool, those Rover 3500 only had 160bhp so is it actually any faster? biggrin
Hmm, should imagine its fairly "rapid" compared to stock which had like 65 bhp, 160 bhp with decent torque in something weighing probably still way less than a ton would go pretty well.

But the forward motion would be, for me, would be secondary to my feeling of impending doom when driving a nearly 40 year old Easter Bloc budget car with a Rover V8 stuff where there was a little four cylinder, the RV8 isnt that heavy but I am guessing its heavier than the Skoda one with the new gearbox.

Get that wrong on a wet road its like driving lump hammer from the wooden end, its probably better than you expect, right until you get cocky and it bites.
Mildy tongue in cheek comment based on all the additional weight, unless they have made it a front-mid engined...but the seats would be behind the b pillars biggrin

J4CKO

36,438 posts

177 months

Tuesday 10th May
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trails said:
J4CKO said:
trails said:
woodnut67 said:
Looks really cool, those Rover 3500 only had 160bhp so is it actually any faster? biggrin
Hmm, should imagine its fairly "rapid" compared to stock which had like 65 bhp, 160 bhp with decent torque in something weighing probably still way less than a ton would go pretty well.

But the forward motion would be, for me, would be secondary to my feeling of impending doom when driving a nearly 40 year old Easter Bloc budget car with a Rover V8 stuff where there was a little four cylinder, the RV8 isnt that heavy but I am guessing its heavier than the Skoda one with the new gearbox.

Get that wrong on a wet road its like driving lump hammer from the wooden end, its probably better than you expect, right until you get cocky and it bites.
Mildy tongue in cheek comment based on all the additional weight, unless they have made it a front-mid engined...but the seats would be behind the b pillars biggrin
It will be heavier at the rear but an RV8 isnt all that large or heavy in the scheme of things, think a 4 cyl Pinto engine is similar, possibly heavier.

Still, bet it is a car you could soon find out what lift oversteer is in if you werent all that sure biggrin

Passeyfier

276 posts

106 months

Thursday 12th May
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tommy1973s said:
I like Bugs and Moggies.

This Bug goes well:

https://youtu.be/jzB1Vc1h-Tc?t=796
Stolen from the Beetle Spotted thread.

Sure, if you look hard enough you'll notice the wider tyres and full roll cage but at first glance it really doesn't appear too far from stock. Even the standard exhausts have been kept, although I don't believe they're still functional. The squirm under full throttle though...

C7 JFW

1,154 posts

196 months

Thursday 12th May
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micloi said:
Not a sleeper. Not even close.

RB Will

7,931 posts

217 months

Thursday 12th May
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Passeyfier said:
tommy1973s said:
I like Bugs and Moggies.

This Bug goes well:

https://youtu.be/jzB1Vc1h-Tc?t=796
Stolen from the Beetle Spotted thread.

Sure, if you look hard enough you'll notice the wider tyres and full roll cage but at first glance it really doesn't appear too far from stock. Even the standard exhausts have been kept, although I don't believe they're still functional. The squirm under full throttle though...
Came across the clip on youtube yesterday thought of throwing it in here. Car looks great though seems to be an absolute arse to drive. Owner absolutely craps himself when the presenter half gives it some.

RB Will

7,931 posts

217 months

Friday 13th May
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take-good-care-of-the-forest-dewey

2,600 posts

32 months

Saturday 14th May
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Bloody hell 548bhp!

dibbers006

8,119 posts

195 months

Saturday 14th May
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Tom West's 1993 GMC 2500 utility box truck.

'...the truck hadn't yet made a full-out, pissed-off pass down Bowling Green's quarter-mile yet, but it had gone a smattering of partially angry mid-13s'

'We're hoping to make somewhere in the ballpark of 1,500 to 1,600 horsepower.'





trails

1,891 posts

126 months

Saturday 14th May
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RB Will said:
Crazy power…needs to paint the bonnet catches, lift the suspension and maybe not run £4k Spoon/Regameister wheels though smile

Is this that YouTubers car with the brakes sorted, or another Jazz?

thebigmacmoomin

2,675 posts

146 months

Saturday 14th May
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RB Will said:
The wheels look great but not the total sleeper look. Same with the aero bonnet catches. Doesn't give away the bhp though.

Edited by thebigmacmoomin on Saturday 14th May 16:35

The Rotrex Kid

26,784 posts

137 months

Saturday 14th May
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trails said:
RB Will said:
Crazy power…needs to paint the bonnet catches, lift the suspension and maybe not run £4k Spoon/Regameister wheels though smile

Is this that YouTubers car with the brakes sorted, or another Jazz?
Look like Rota Slipstreams to me.

Glenn63

1,781 posts

61 months

Saturday 14th May
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Even with the wheels no one’s thinking 500bhp+!

21st Century Man

37,893 posts

225 months

Saturday 14th May
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Thread is doing very well now compared to the early days. Good stuff.

MightyBadger

896 posts

27 months

Saturday 14th May
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https://youtu.be/jzB1Vc1h-Tc
https://youtu.be/sDA8CxDoGQU

Edited by MightyBadger on Saturday 14th May 17:24

Gtom

1,242 posts

109 months

Saturday 14th May
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Alfa V6!

trails

1,891 posts

126 months

Saturday 14th May
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The Rotrex Kid said:
Look like Rota Slipstreams to me.
Is there a way to tell the difference? smile

I’ve been watching the Jap auctions for some 16s and they are eye wateringly expensive.