Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Near Idyllwild, California
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Yes only my son and myself can drive the car. Safeco mandated that. And it is very expensive. Trying to get State Farm to insure it for the claimed amount. I have 6 other vehicles, motorhome and home with them. Think it will be cheaper in the long run, but who knows. Three days and no response on my request.
Car supposedly redlines at 7400 RPM, it has seen that twice since I have had it. Mostly by accident. It revs unbelievably fast.
It has never been dyno tested to full redline since I have had it. It was over 100 degrees when I had it at a major LS builders site. He stated he had no idea what it was but it developed more torque and horsepower at 5200 rpm than any thing he had ever seen from a LS2-3 426 RWHP and 485 pounds of Torque.
The engine was a group deal done by three companies based in Florida and Texas, friends of the previous owner, and supposedly was over 10k at cost. No real idea Dave, but it is absolutely terrifying for most that ride in in it. When I take people for a ride in it, I never take to over 6500 rpm, it just gets to squirrelly.
Robo has ridden in it, he has called it a monster several times. I have had a lot of fast cars, with big blocks or high revving small blocks, but I have never ridden in anything like this thing. Could be my memory or just really getting old. And to be honest it is not running quite right. Dave had it flying at the National, and it seemed far more stable and controllable, but the tune here in Socal is off from the 95% humidity that we had in Arkansas.
My mechanic, is a mechanic for Kurt Leduc and is very familiar with very fast vehicles. He says he has never ridden in anything like it on the street. I know there were a lot of modifications to the engine, but is supposed to be bullet proof . It does not make sense for it to run like it does to be honest.
I am getting ready to go on vacation, and have a lot of work to complete before I go, then I have the FJ National in July, so my guess is it will be sometime in August before I get it tore down and find out exactly what I have. Or I could just take it to the shop and Curtis do it while I am gone. That maybe the ticket. It is really starting to bug me no knowing what it is. Personally I think if it was a normal Mallett, it would be just fine to drive. I am really beginning to like how it handles in the corners, as I drive it once every two months to keep everything fresh and operating properly. Sorry for the book