BADASS of New England
An automobile club for the enthusiast who enjoys the last of the big GM cars. The rear wheel drive B and D bodys. Chevrolet Impala SS, Caprice, 9C1, Buick Roadmaster, Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser, Cadillac Fleetwood
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Cold weather throttle response.
Posts : 562
Join date : 2009-10-03
Age : 48
Location : Dover, NH
|Subject: 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.
Posts : 1118
Join date : 2009-01-20
Age : 29
Location : Chicago, IL
|Subject: 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.
Posts : 6854
Join date : 2009-01-20
Age : 40
Location : East Hampstead, NH USA
|Subject: 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...
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|Subject: 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.
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Join date : 2009-02-21
Age : 44
Location : Midcoast Maine
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Join date : 2009-07-30
Age : 35
Location : Reading, MA
|Subject: 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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