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Old 02-20-2008, 05:01 AM   #1
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Holy crap that's insane. So if I speak fluent spanish my car will go that fast?
(That is spanish isn't it?)
Pretty badass, i love watching the front twist up off the ground side to side, that kind of power is wild.
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Holy crap that's insane. So if I speak fluent spanish my car will go that fast?
(That is spanish isn't it?)
Pretty badass, i love watching the front twist up off the ground side to side, that kind of power is wild.
Indeed Chad, the secret to fast 1/4 mile times is Spanish speaking so start practicing!

BTW, that's in PR and at the end of the video the guy is asked: so, what time was that? and he answers: 7.02, 192 little miles per hour; there's still .02 more I need to get. He wants to get to 7 seconds flat. I had heard stories in the DR about Puerto Ricans running really fast times with all kinds of cars. I guess those stories were true!

I'll have to show my tuner that video. Man, he's so happy with his new EVO VIII all set up to do 9 second 1/4 mile times. haha,

Thanks Abe for that video,

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I was impressed. Plus, on stock cams, too!

Yeah, I loved the "idle" sound.
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That is kind of terrifying. Neat, though.
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I was impressed. Plus, on stock cams, too!

Yeah, I loved the "idle" sound.
What stock cams? Where's the info on the mods on that car Abe?
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I have no idea. But I can tell you one thing, it was plenty obvious the cams where nowhere near stock. Just listen to the idle. It was awesome. I SO want cams for my car, but really, there's just too much in line first.

Tranny comes first.

Tuning before that.

Fixing my water-leak before that.

Re-planing my head comes "before" that, unless I get to the other one first.
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I have no idea. But I can tell you one thing, it was plenty obvious the cams where nowhere near stock. Just listen to the idle.
Rotary, and probably bridge ported.

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Rotary, and probably bridge ported.

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That was precisely what my local tuner said today. Thanks. For a minute I thought I was even losing my Spanish speaking skills.

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Interesting. It certainly did sound like it, now that I think about it.

Not bad tires, either.
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I knew it was a bridgeported rotary as soon as I heard it.... one of the best sounding engines out there IMHO. Couple spanish speaking dudes up my way have a rotary powered suzuki samurai that's pretty crazy at the track, nothing close to that though.
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Here's an easy to remember rule:

If a Spanish dude is racing a tiny rwd foreign car from the 70's or 80's at a drag strip and going stoopid fast, you can bet there's a rotary under the hood, and you better get ready to stick your fingers in your ears.

YouTube 'rotary Starlet' and enjoy.

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they need to lower that wheelie bar.,
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they need to lower that wheelie bar.,
Nah! the car would not do a wheelie then. he's only trying to avoid flipping over.

Scott, you're too American! need to learn some salsa dancing moves. And btw, try some rum; you'll see that the wheelie bar is too low.
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you know......i would almost want to say that it would be a p-ported motor to be making that much power.


If there is one thing you don't do, its **** with a Puerto Rican
Rotary.
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Holy ported turbo'd rotary batman.
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you know......i would almost want to say that it would be a p-ported motor to be making that much power.


If there is one thing you don't do, its **** with a Puerto Rican
Rotary.
i would agree the ricans know there rotary's
and they dropem in anything with wheels lol
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you know......i would almost want to say that it would be a p-ported motor to be making that much power.


If there is one thing you don't do, its **** with a Puerto Rican
Rotary.
I knew this builder in CA named Pablo (he was badass with a rotary.) Made 300 RWHP NA with a P-Port motor at 11,000 RPM and this was an ENDURANCE motor!!! I had fun tuning that car, it was sick!

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you know......i would almost want to say that it would be a p-ported motor to be making that much power.


If there is one thing you don't do, its **** with a Puerto Rican
Rotary.

I was at my tuner's shop today and got to talking about this video. It so happens that the mechanic in charge of rotary powered cars in his shop used to work for a Puerto Rican. He knows this guy. He says that he'll sell you a motor provided you commit to selling it back to him if you sell your car and you also commit to not open the motor!
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