Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada eh?
289 Horsepower? let's say 214 horsepower stock. Champion golds, slightly better than stock. Maybe add 2-5 hp max I'd assume, at the crank. Full exhaust, UP to 20hp. Depending on design. Non restrictive intake that pulls in cold air? UP to 10-20 hp freed up, at most, laboratory conditions...usually about 5hp.
Max, I see.. 214=40?= 254 imaginary hp. Plus maybe 20 magical horsepower from the chip, 274? at the crank? But I don't see any numbers like that coming off the dyno at the wheels with our trannie. THat, and let's hope you use the right oil etc.
You've got my respect for keeping your car in relatively good looking shape, and being enthusiastic about your car, but us frequent posters are the ones who are most farmilliar with our cars, doing mods, having friends in the car world etc. That's pretty hard to justify with a dyno sheet and or time slips at a 1/4 mile track.
Also, what's up with the hood pins? Those are usually used for a fiberglass/carbon fibre hood, since some people decide to ditch the original under hood framework because it greatly reduces weight, thus creating a need to hold down the hoods with hood pins, that are attached to the frame, slip through the hood, and use a cup like base to hold it pinned down. Just not fond of that myself. ;/