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Saw the thread about mustang kill stories. Before it turns into a "my car is faster than your car thread" I will step in.
Here's the contest-rules may be fuzzy, this is a spur of the moment thing.

1- Post your best "kill" story here in this thread. Any story involving a z is eligable. Even a really good story where there was no race because of intimidation qualifies. It must be a single event or center around a single opponent. A mile long list of cars you have beaten does not qualify.
2- Story counts way more than how fast your car was. Of course it will be hard to like the story if the Z loses.
3- I will be final judge, but can be influenced by the voting public of the zcar.com forum.
4-deadline is Tuesday May 11 at 5:00 PM Zcar time.
5-No voting or comments on the stories until the submission deadline. Doing so can and will result in disqualification.
6- Currently the prize is a Nissan Motorsport front strut bar for a first gen Z. It's about the only spare part I have that would be universally appealing. If a zx wins the prize will be something of similar value. I can't think of anything I have that's nonstock that a zx owner would want, but I'l figure something out.

Have fun,

greg
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RE: Greg you gotta read my post under mustangs.

And using the George Costanza theory, my story is so depressing, you have to pick mine.
 

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Ok,top this one..My boss at work is constantly ragging me saying i have an old POS..when all she had was a 89 grand Prix,we would rev it up at the light just for kicks,but no real race..So she comes in to work last monday with a 99 Mustang..Pretty car,real nice!!I started hearing some more crap about how old my car was,and so I said well you know you have more horses than I do and yours is brand new!!I'll get a tune up and we can race tommorow.Now,let me tell,you,ther were about 50 people listening to this and she totally chickened out.Now I hear absolutely nothing about my POS and she has been waiting for me to leave first so we don't end up side by side at the light!!!Ha,Haaaaaaaaa!!!!!
 

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Please donate to the Homeless Z kid,

Once upon a time there was a poor kid named Yuichi:) He really wanted a Strut bar because hes poor. So he made up a story here goes:)... Yuichi saw another Z next to him so they raced around the block thru tight corners, but the other guy had a strut bar and yuichi didn't:( so yuichi lost. Help Yuichi win and give him the strut bar:)!

hahah ok i said my name about a million times and you guys are going to hate me:)

Donate to the poor yuichi fund! make a kid happy its his last dying wish!

Zya all:)
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Long story .......For Greg

Well Greg this is what I got,
Out here in Lanc,CA we still have the illegal street races On Saturday night about Two weeks ago we were out there kicking back When This guy Dave Had a ford Mustang about 1989-90 model he was talking smack about everyones ride out there how his bone stock ride can kick all the jap cars out here. He raced my friends Mazda Rx7 My friend lost approx by 2 cars needless to say, (Brians Car runs high 14sec quarter mile times) After that we had to listen to Daves Cr*p for the rest of the evening. Brian Made a Bet with Dave For that following weekend that We will have one of our Club cars race him next weekend I later found out that night that I was going to run him in my z-car. (I love being put on the spot) That following Saturday We showed up at thre track. Dave showed up with no Hood on the stang, This Race is suppose to be stock on stock. but we all know how this goes. We walked to my car and I popped the hood Dave Examined my car through and out (He must be blind sence he didnt figure it out to be a turbo) 73z noway. We Lineded up and Brian started us off The tires were Spinning We almost Slapped rear ends.Approx half way down the track I was able to see his car in my side mirror. all of a sudden his car shot a flame out the top of his carb about 3 feet tall he was still right on my door I was able to hold him off though and won the race still but the problem our group had is Brian runs high 14sec qmile times and I run Low 14sec quarter mile times. Joey walked over to Daves stang And was blaming him on using NOS they were getting in to it big time Joey then walked over to the Driver side and grabbed the Nos Bottle that was hooked up behind the seat and stuck it on the hood of the car. He denied it still but we have the whole race on video thanks to friends..
The Z wins again.....but for how long?
 

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Hhmmm Ten years of racing and so many stories

Man buys 240Z, man likes 240Z ,man doesn't like losing to Mustangs,man modifies 240 Z ,man now turns Mustangs into glue,man now has to remember best story ,man WANTS that strut bar badly, Man must use the FORCE!!! I'm your daddy, Luke Skywalker Mustang driver!! LOL
 

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here goes

i have two:
my z is a 76 auto, and its stock except for the 2.5 exhaust, its a daily driver has a 148,000 and i don't race it at all. its also ugly because it had a different color hood from an accident.
anyway i live thirty miles outside of boston, and all the little frat kids always try and race.
so its 3:00am, i was driving home from a rehearsal in the city (i am a saxophonist) and i hit this strip with traffic lights every five feet and i'm next to some schmakle head in an eclipse. the light goes green and he flies away, huh i thought next light he's waiting and it happens again, so i said allright you want to play, my expierience with traffic games has been that driving skill champions over speed.
so light goes green and were off, we were about nose to nose when i decided that i just wouldn't let the guy pass me. so for about two miles he and i are nose to nose when i relized we had been doing 85 for quite some time on a two lane road, i said gee this is pretty dumb and backed off. however as he couldn't pass me i feel that i won.

the other good one doesn't end so well. same road during an afternoon near christmas, this guy in a 87ish 300zx keeps flooring it everytime i get near him. so at a light i cut through two lanes and get right on his ass, it goes green and were off, i stayed right with him through this really windy stretch, it was really heavy traffic so i don't think we got over 85 or 90. well we kept this up for about five miles and as i was gaining on him, some guy in this truck who obviously caught the vibe just shoots by us (big blazer) like we were standing still, he must have been doing well over a 100, it was madness, and we both stopped at that point. i was happy though my z stayed right with this 300, and my younger brother (19) freaked as i guess he had never been on the road warrior vibe before.
 

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RE: Kill story contest--win a strut bar!!! ( LONG)

Hi all,
This incident happened about five years ago and I still remember it clearly ( Well, because it costed me a good amount of money). Here it goes :
It was one of those sunny Friday and I was on my way to work. That day, I had to go to work earlier than normal because my girlfriend and I had decided the night before that we were going to go to Las Vegas after work. Once I got to the intersection of Huntington Dr. and Temple City ( This is a huge intersection) a black Ford Mustang pulled up right next to me and started to rev. its engine. The Mustang's driver even rolled down the window and asked me if I want to race him. Green light- we took off and I felt that my Z was turning its tail sideway ( no limited-slips diff.). I let go of the gas pedal and stepped back on it once I felt I got the car under controlled. Hehehe, guess what, I still beat him when we got to the next intersection ( my car is a V8 Z ) Two nights later on the way back from Vegas ( I losted almost 2 grands to those blood-sucking casinos), I was bragging to my girlfriend about how I killed that Mustang and in our mirror there was a black Mustang right behind us. "Man, now I really have to prove it to her", I thought. So, I stormed the gas pedal and my Z quickly got to about 110 mph ( this was red-line territory because my car had a turbo 350 trans.) but the Mustang stayed with me. About three miles down the highway, I looked in my rear mirror again and I saw nothing behind me but red and blue lights. Man, it was a Cop.( In Nevada, highway patrols used Mustangs without lights on the roof, they only had lights inside the cars) I had to beg the Cop for forgiveness because in Nevada it was a felony to drive over 100 mph. The Cop was nice enough to give me a ticket for 85 mph ( It was wierd, I was so happy when the Cop handed me that ticket- happier than when I got a black-jack) Anyway, It costed me around $160 for the ticket and all. When my girlfriend reminded me about the incident, I just told her " Hey, everybody can make money, but beating a Mustang just doesn't happen everyday."
Sorry for the long story but I just have to tell it with all the details. Bye all.
Huy 260Z
 

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<b>RE: Dumb but true...</b>

OK...I really hate this computer at work...it seems to post when I don't want it to and makes me look ignorant...the story:
When I bought my car it was not registered and uninspected. I figured that I was in the market for this kind of car when I bought it because my intention from the start was to do a frame up restoration. When I picked up the car at this auto lot the owner had dragged it through the woods from its' previous resting place. There was dirt and weeds all over the car and it generally looked horrible. I had a car dolly and we had a comealong to winch the delapadated car into position. I was planning on towing my new car with an 86.5'4cyl Nissan Pickup...just to keep the spirit alive. Anyway...there was ice everywhere and the ole' truck was 4 wheel squeeling the whole way out of the mud lot. We got on the highway finally after many miles of funny smells coming from the truck. I checked the oil and we headed for the very-slow lane. Once we got on the interstate the truck decided to set into the 45 MPH minimum bracket and we settled in for a long ride home. We drove along for a while with every matter of transportation passing us on our LH side...even a dude on a really fast recumbent bicycle. I than saw in the distance this rather large cloud of blue smoke and thought it was some unfortunate soul straight from trailer-park land trying to get to the local bean supper. We were actually catching up to the car and after 2 or 3 miles I realized that it was an old Ford Fiesta on its' last leg. I thought this was a great chance to show the brawn of my Truck...and the car we were towing. I waited for a very long strip of straight road that was clear and made my move. Puffing a wierd colored smoke the Nissan grawled past that miserable Ford with the Z in tow and the old couple driving the Fiesta seemed unmoved by my amazing feat.
We made it home without any more excitement and now the Z is making a complete recovery in my garage. As for the Truck...Blown rings...Burnt Valves...and a bearing knock from the lower end. I guess the ole' girl wasn't ment to hawl around sportscars.

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RE: Please donate to the Homeless Z kid,

I already have a strut bar front and rear and I have tears running down my face after reading poor Yuichi's plight. If I win this contest please give it to poor Yuichi.
One day I was driving along a section of road in suburban Minnesota. I had new Yokahama A001 tires and knew the road well. It was two lane blacktop with a slightly banked 90 degree left hand turn about a mile ahead when I noticed a BMW 320i coming up fast in my mirrors. I picked up the pace and he got in about 4 feet from my rear bumper. I knew this road well and in fact often went this way just for the joy of that turn. Mr. Bavaria hung with me and didn't back down when I went into the turn without lifting. Mr. Bavaria lost his nerve and his traction and after a spectacular bit of modern German dance wound up on his top down at the bottom of the embankment 100 feet off the road. I went back to check his medical status and found him sound but quite angry at himself. I cautioned him not to use the potential of the car unless he has developed his own skills to match and gave him a ride to the phone. I think sheepish would describe him best.
 

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Rob Wins!! hehehe

that was such a great story rob, Greg I think he should win so the strut bar can go to the Yuichi Make a wish foundation for a good cause:)
heheh thanks rob;)

::puts on sad face for everyone to feel sorry for poor yuichi::

Zya:)!
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RE: Hhmmm Ten years of racing

In REsponse to Norm's post

ME TARZAN(Z)! YOU JANE(Mustang)!

hahahhahahaha:)
Zya
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<b>Friend VS Friend (long)</b>

Buddy has a 240 turbo he has been modifying on and off for 10 years trying to get big hp out of it. (Z dyno'd round 300 @ flywheel after corrections at the time)

After much frustration and greenbacks he succumbs to the dark side. The evil one is a black 91 5.0 LX stang 5 sp. It promisses redemption and revenge for the seemingly wasted efforts of the Z.

After considerable time and resources he estimates the Stang to be in the +400 hp range. It after all has aftermarket heads, supercharger, intercooler, intake, injectors, fuel pump, etc..

The Stang feels fast! But by seat of the pants, the Z FEELS faster I tell my friend. He disagrees and stages a race with two of his own cars!

I get to drive the Z :)

We go to our favorite two lane road near the airport that's long and straight in the dead of night. We both know the road well.

We agree from a rolling start (less abuse of equip.) to let the Stang lead.

We waite till there are no cars, both of us at a crawl.. I watch intently... the Stang lurches.. instantly I floor the Z in 1st.

Stang is ahead by a good two cars. The Z bogs a bit... turbo kicks in and rips through first in no time, both tires scratching for grip.
Shift into second, blow off valve sounds like a Star Trek time warp. Top of second, I'm gaining and he's ahead barely. Once in third, the Z walks the Stang like a dog! Around 80 mph, I see stang is 3 cars behind and wonder how much more he will push. I decide to run into fourth. Around 100mph we call it quits, as it was clear the Stang wasn't making any ground on the Z.

The look on my buddies face says it all; I know he made all his shifts and nothing was really "wrong" with the Stang.

I feel bad for him, he got beaten by his own car!

Ah yess, the dark side is strong. My buddy is afterward obsessed with making the Stang insanely fast. But that's another story...
 

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<b>RE: Kill story contest--win a strut bar!!!</b>

This probably won't qualify, but it's a pretty good 'almost kill' story anyway.
Two summers ago, a friend purchased two Z cars from an old guy who had tried unsuccessfully to get them running. One was a gold '75 and the other was a blue '77. Both had been sitting a long time. Neither ran and neither one stopped very well. The deal was that my friend would buy them both (for $400), and that I could have one if I got the other running for his daughter. A Z for free? It's a deal!
Getting them the mile or so home to my house was another deal. I live at the bottom of a series of fairly significant hills, at one side of which is a dropoff of several hundred feet. The only relief from the steepest of them is my driveway, which "Y's" off of it. So anyway, we got the gold car home with me towing the friend up hills and him coasting/braking on the downhills.
Well, when it came time to do the same with the blue car, we got to the top of the big hill and Dennis says, "I don't feel good about this. I barely made it down the last hill. This car has no brakes or clutch. I think we ought to get the towline on the back and you can lower me down slowly."
I said, "You *****, get out of that car!" or words to that effect. So he went on ahead with the pickup, while
I got the Z rolling, jumped in and it was showtime!
I figure we were going about 45-50 when we came to the turn down the really steep part. The adrenalin was pumping, and I could have gone straight and slowed down. But I figured, what the ****, we've gone this far. So left we went.
I was pumping the brakes like a madman hoping for any pressure at all. There was none. We had to be going close to 60 when I hit the bottom of the driveway. I was convinced I was going to die. I was going way too fast to make the easy turn up the long driveway, and the next stop was a horse corral about 200 feet below. I remember hoping I didn't kill one of the horses. Then the thought went through my mind that if I do somehow survive I'll probably crawl out of the wreckage and get trampled to death.
As I'm screaming up the driveway, all of a sudden this pickup truck backs into view. It's Dennis, checking out my progress. As soon as he sees me, his eyes get about the size of pie tins and he stomps on the gas. The truck shoots away in a cloud of dirt (oh, have I mentioned this is a dirt driveway?)
Years of too-fast driving all came down to the next millisecond. As much as I could, I tried to apex the turn, mowing down my wife's freshly planted Junipers in the process. As a tribute to the Z, the car skidded sideways, but stayed even, held her ground and kept on going. We glided to a perfect stop at the top of the driveway, on the flat next to the garage. I, on the other hand, didn't stop shaking for two hours.
By the way, he picked the '77, so I got my '75 Z for free. It's running lovely now, but Dennis' daughter is only 11, so I have a few years to work on his car.
 

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Got 'em last

My first Z was a '77 much like Zack except it was painted Porsche Royal Guardsman Red - 8 coats of red with 3 of clear coat. The car lasted 4 months after I had it painted before it was stolen. Really upset me until -
1) My insurance payed me within $100 of what I had in it after three years of driving it and,
2) The car had bondo in every fender, the engine burned a quart of oil every 600 miles, the brakes were shot on all four corners, the seats were torn, the dash was cracked, and it had an AM/FM - 8 track radio!
It sure had a pretty $500 paint job on it and that's all the thieves got - I got $3,100.
Needless to say - Zack stays in a locked garage now.
Phantom
 

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Through the twisties

Well this story centers on the well designed suspension of the Z, not modified horsepower.
About 8 or so years ago, I had a friend who thought his Cavlier Z24 was the badest thing on earth. Yeah, I know, I told to say no to drugs too. Anyway, he ran like low 14's at thew drag strip cause it was modified, but we got into an argument about handling.
I was telling him about the inherent problems with FWD designs and handling, but he wouldn't listen. He said my car was junk (a rusty 75 280Z I had just picked up), so I called his car a glorified grocery getter and he got pissed. Then he said he could beat my Z in the turns. That did it.
We lined them up on an back road that had good visiblity at night and let em rip. He kept up with me pretty good but when we hit the esses, he dropped way back. So at the end of the run, he starts saying it wasn't fair, I did this, that, blah, blah. So we raced back again and I let him lead into the turns.
I was pushing him hard when he slid waaayyy wide and I darted by on the inside, he pushed to try to catch me and almost went off the road at the next turn.
That time the excuse was "oil or something" on the road. Don't you just hate a sore loser in a piece of ****?
 

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Z vs Vette

Well, here's mine.

I was drivin' an '85 turbo with only a boost controller as an upgrade. I was at a light in the downtown area here and this red Vette ('85-'88) was next to me at the light. Two chicks and they were HOT!! She revs up her engine to race and probably figures it to be a close one, since the Z looks real fast just sittin' still!! (Kaminari Kit and wing) So I roll down the window and nod to her. The light turns green and we take off! I am right there, neck & neck up to 5 grand in first and I go to throw it in 2nd and hear GRRR , GRRR. Where's 2nd gear!?!?!?!? Found it!!!!!! Only lost half a car length and now climbing back up in 2nd gear. Side by side and the switch into third gear was quick and smooth to pull away a winner!! I know she didn't give up or not race at all, because she was pissed!!

later,
LuZZifer
'83 turbo project
'87 turbo

P.S. - greg, I am going to get a '73 240Z soon, so the strut bar would be a nice addition to mods already there. Thanks for the contest, great idea. Later.
 

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<b>Finest car I ever had the pleasure racing</b>

I usually don't race at rediculous speed, but I like to play a little . Wind er out in first and second . I have a nice red 280z with a beautiful sounding supertrapp muffler . It was a beutiful summer morning I was cruising around in my Z windows down, listening to that 4 grand growl of the L28 . That's funny I hear another car over my exhaust, my god I know that sound from TV . It was sweet song of a porsche flat six. I look to identify searching for a 911 nope I see a speedster tub line right beside me . He's checking the little Z out I revv it up for him, he does the same . I dump it at 3000 to get a little wheelspin . He dumped at like 5k at that little featherweight took off . He backed off and let me catch then we played in a few corners holy $%$^ cornering . We both waved then wen't our seperate ways . I live in a smallish city were you just don't see these cars . I have seen it at an car show later that year yes it was an original tub . My little Z did pretty good against it, it made me appreciate my car more . I know damned well I could never beat him . I was smiling from ear to ear that day .
 

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<b>big trouble, little honda</b>

let me start out my story by saying i enjoy my z for the handling more so than for the power. i'll take a road course over a drag strip any day. but every once in awhile, the six cylinder comes in handy, and i'm glad it's there. while not the most powerful engine, it gets me by. it's the balance of handling and power that make the car so **** fun. with that in mind, i'll take you back a few years. enter myself and my '80zx coupe, armed with nothing more than four sticky comp t/a's and a saturday night attitude. i'm hurtling toward a friend's house, trying to set the trans-south county speed record. i'm screaming down a back road, nothing but twisties for the next two miles. a little red honda instantly appears, out of nowhere it seems. i close in fast with the wagner brite lites on hi and stab the iron discs at the last possible second. he's clogging the paved artery like a chunk of automotive cholesterol, and there's no space to pass. the car barely holds the speed limit- 35mph, "for god's sake man!", i scream. they can't hear me, but i can hear them. "bump-diddy-bump", i can just make out the bassline in the mtv rap song of the day. i peer through the back glass of the little hatchback to study my enemy. i discover four pimply turnip heads from the local high school. it appears they've all shopped for clothes at the same store, the one in the mall selling the sideways hats and the bozo the clown pull my hanky and my pants fall down denim skirts with a crotch. who are these young fellow caucazoids trying to fool? the two riding in the cheap seats flash hand gestures. this should be an easy pass, but where can i find the room? there's too much traffic, and i can't risk an accident. i think ahead, i know this road. i've been down it a thousand times. there's a slow left hand turn approaching followed by a short straight and then a long right hand sweeper. that's the spot, if there's no cars headed my way, i'll jump them at the sharp turn and use the handling of the z to get the run out of the turn. the six will take over as i rev into the power band, leaving them in the rear view. sounds like a plan. i calmly follow the car at it's pathetic pace, tailgating like earnhardt at daytona. my left foot hovers over the brakes, anticipating a break check from the red honda. i just smile as more hand gestures point my way. the guy riding shotgun even rotates his head around and shows me his finger dexterity. this is fun. as the sharp left approaches, i plan my next move. something radical pops into my mind. if the honda takes the turn at under twenty-five, i'll rev the motor quick and downshift all the way to first, something i've never tried at this speed. the only worry is power oversteer, but i'll put my faith in the comp t/a's. the moment arrives, i take a quick peek around the turn and not a soul is coming. i dive to the inside of the little car, but he's holding ground. he's planning to take the turn hard as well, to prevent me from passing. i reach the turn in point and slam into first at 4500 rpm without any complaints from the crashbox. i roll on the power hard accelerating through the turn. just after the apex, i grab second. the car slides hard toward the honda. i'm only a few feet from him now, but i know the car will hook up. the rear tires bite and i'm back to full power. i pull second gear to redline and it's all over. the underpowered red honda weighed down by excess denim, amps, and speaker magnets slips further behind me into the night. i grab third as i enter the right hand sweeper, accelerating past seventy. two cars head toward me as i cross into my lane. what timing, the whole plan worked flawlessly, but the second car heading the opposite direction is a county sheriff. "****!", i scream, "of all the luck!" i hold my foot down, i'm up to eighty-five now. no red and blues light up as he disappears around the corner. if he turns around now, he'll have a tough time catching up. i hold my speed and continue on to my destination. it's all over and i'm feeling pretty **** good. it was the perfect opportunity to show some people what a little skill and a z car can do.

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