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Old 11-04-2016, 06:03 PM   #1
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I kept it going for about a half mile. It still had more to give, but 60 felt like 80. Enough for me.
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Old 11-04-2016, 06:51 PM   #2
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and what was the purpose ? Wayne
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Old 11-04-2016, 07:01 PM   #3
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With a Weber & various upgrades, Minerva pegged out @75, with a little left on the secondary!!!
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With the aerodynamics of an A, 55 is fast enough for me. I enjoy life, being alive, all of my limbs still intact and functioning etc. o:
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With the aerodynamics of an A, 55 is fast enough for me. I enjoy life, being alive, all of my limbs still intact and functioning etc. o:
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As for my 1928 Tudor, I have never worried about how fast it will go, but how fast it will stop.

Skinny tyres and drum brakes do not help the whoa factor.
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Old 11-04-2016, 10:44 PM   #7
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Got my Phaeton just past the 50 mph mark once, that was hero enough for me!!
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Old 11-05-2016, 06:04 AM   #8
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With a Weber & various upgrades, Minerva pegged out @75, with a little left on the secondary!!!
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Wow, 60 was hairy enough for me. I can't imagine 75
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My roadster is for touring thru the countryside while enjoying the smiles and waves from other folks along the way. Why shorten the fun ?
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Wow, 60 was hairy enough for me. I can't imagine 75
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Minerva was AMAZINGLY smooth at that speed, her 19" Firestones had NOT even 1 balance weight & was smooth @ ALL speeds. She had full FLOAT-A-MOTORS & A RUBBER exhaust hanger & we could just hear the engine humming nicely & BOY, did the exhaust heater get HOT!
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Wow, 60 was hairy enough for me. I can't imagine 75
And if someone had stepped out in front of you, hoe fast could you have stopped? If my son had done this I would have taken away the keys from him. Wayne
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Old 11-05-2016, 07:38 AM   #12
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I pushed my old Coupe to 60+ a few times, for at least a mile at a stretch ( timing against mile-markers), but that was the limit.

80,000+ miles on an original engine and chassis, etc.

Handling and braking were a little sqirrely at that speed...

She was MUCH happier at 50 or less.
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Old 11-05-2016, 08:07 AM   #13
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My first car in high school was a '30 fordor in Big Bear Lake, Ca., 6,000' elevation. Heading down the back grade to the desert on a long straight stretch I kicked it into neutral and coasted as fast as it would go, terminal speed was 70 MPH! I guess shoeboxes aren't very aerodynamic. Fortunately, I didn't need to use the brakes. 62 years later I lost the need for speed and enjoy the more "Model A" pace of 45-50.
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Old 11-05-2016, 08:31 AM   #15
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The fastest my '30 Tudor has gone was around 70... on a trailer!

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40-45 is all Ms. Daisy likes to go... One does push an old lady more than she wishes to go
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Old 11-05-2016, 09:56 AM   #17
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I have had my old girl over 60. " Just feel the tension man, what a ride ". Now I have them V8 wheels with a little wider tire on them, Have not to try them out yet. I'm still down for improvements. Will soon have my tank boiled and sealed, and both axles rebuilt. Front is done. Like ian Simpson said, Stopping is a bit more important.
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Old 11-05-2016, 10:42 AM   #18
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Had the truck at 70......once, according to the GPS on my phone. Big difference between 55 and 70 mph in an "A". Still though something in me wants to turn that speedo all the way around to the 80 mph mark someday just to say it did it
I was surprised at how accurate the speedometer is at speed
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Old 11-05-2016, 11:07 AM   #19
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Mine has been up to 80 MPH, on a trailer. I do drive it 50-55 on the highway with no problems. It is all stock.
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Old 11-05-2016, 12:29 PM   #20
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The fastest my '30 Tudor has gone was around 70...

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Times two for our 1929 Tudor. I usually cruise at about 62 MPH with our Tudor. It has 3.54 gears. It will easily do 70 mph on the freeway, but at that speed it is a good way to eventually destroy the motor.
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