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PostSubject: Cold weather throttle response.   Thu Dec 17, 2009 4:28 pm

I know it's really goddam cold out ..... But I love the insane throttle response the Caprice has. Christ , I can break the tires loose on a whim. I feel 18 again when I can do that. geek
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PostSubject: Re: Cold weather throttle response.   Thu Dec 17, 2009 5:00 pm

Yea these cars really do love the cold weather.

Definately ten or more horsepower on days like this.
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PostSubject: Re: Cold weather throttle response.   Thu Dec 17, 2009 5:15 pm

But being up in a bucket truck is quite the suckfest on days like today. Even with the bucket heater on... Sad

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PostSubject: Re: Cold weather throttle response.   Fri Dec 18, 2009 7:39 am

Any car likes a cool dense air/fuel mixture. Fuel milage suffers, but the grin factor goes way up. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Cold weather throttle response.   Fri Dec 18, 2009 8:30 am

toomanytoyz wrote:
But being up in a bucket truck is quite the suckfest on days like today. Even with the bucket heater on... Sad

I spend the day outside sandblasting some parts for the shop, right in the wind, OMG, i had on an old set of fire gear i had, and a winter coat, still froze my a$$ off.
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PostSubject: Re: Cold weather throttle response.   Fri Dec 18, 2009 5:27 pm

I've had to use a wet saw before in weather like this, even colder, it had ice all over it.

I've noticed the Caprice is a more powerful too. But even before I was surprised at how quick the car is with the little 305 and tall 2.56 gears in the back.

I've heard that a 305 is a good motor to build up and can be more powerful than a 350 if you mess with the air-fuel mixture flow/head work and put a forced induction system on there, I don't know how true that is but I'm guess if so, the cold dense air makes a huge difference with this car.
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