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Funniest thing ever happened to me tonight. What a nice Fathers' day story.

Just past midnight, coming home from a party (sober of course), a Mustang 5.0 GT with headers, cams, etc. followed me on one of the major streets here. He was pacing me and stayed on my blind side. I knew he wanted a race but I know better. For about a mile, he was running along my right side. Then I thought this guy might ram into me or throw something and take a quick right turn and I'm SOL.

At an approaching intersection, the light turned red so we had to coast to a stop but before we got to a full stop, it turned green so I decided to give it a go, 1st to 2nd to 3rd short shifting at less than 6,000 rpms and he was trailing me by about 5 car lengths by the time I shifted to 3rd when a cop car pulled in front of me from a 7-11 store. I thought: "Oh Shiiiite, I'm toast"! Then I managed to think in a split second and changed lanes in front of the Mustang and I flashed my hi beams at the cop car. The Mustang changed to the left lane and I went over to the right turn lane and sandwiching the cop car between us.

We all came to a stop and I looked at the cop and he opened his window and immediately I told him that the Mustang has been following me and wanted to race my car. The nice cop says: " Isn't that the turbocharged 300 hp car? No contest." He gives me a thumbs up with a big grin on his face and I told him thanks.

He then makes a left from the center lane and followed the Mustang. I'm sure he'll harass the poor kid and his passenger for fun. :lol:

I love this car! :bow:

BTW, Happy Father's Day to all the Dads!!!
 

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Yes, there are some cool cops out there, eh?

btw, thanks for the father's day wish -- my future driver just turned 2....
 

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big byrd said:
OK, so he wanted a race, you gave him a race and then you told on him and not yourself :thumbdow:

BTW happy fathers day to all
I did not race him, I shook him off because I don't want him on my ass. I really did not rat on him. The cop and I were smiling and exchanging words and he did not pull the guy over, just followed him. I don't race on the streets.
 

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ACE said:
How do you know the Mustang had headers and cams?
Because I heard it idle and I can tell he had a high duration cams in it and as for the headers, I can see and also tell the difference. I am 47 years old and I've been around and used to wrench for a living.

Oh and I forgot, when I was 13 yo I worked on engines as a hobby. I used to overhaul solex and weber carbs and also tune them i.e. A/F mixture by looking at the plugs, etc. for fun. Top overhaul including valve grind, etc. is a Saturday night special. I miss those days. :wink:
 

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powerslide23 said:
ACE said:
How do you know the Mustang had headers and cams?
Because I heard it idle and I can tell he had a high duration cams in it and as for the headers, I can see and also tell the difference. I am 47 years old and I've been around and used to wrench for a living.
25yrs old and I can tell as well. Not realy a muscle car guy, but even sitting here, I can here that distinct sound in my head :D

good story 8)
 

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powerslide23 said:
big byrd said:
OK, so he wanted a race, you gave him a race and then you told on him and not yourself :thumbdow:

BTW happy fathers day to all
I did not race him, I shook him off because I don't want him on my ass. I really did not rat on him. The cop and I were smiling and exchanging words and he did not pull the guy over, just followed him. I don't race on the streets.
Ok, I'm sorry, maybe I miss understood you, but when you say things like "I knew he wanted a race" and "so I decided to give it a go" makes me wonder. I'm not saying anything bad about street racing (as I am a little guilty of that myself), my point was that you did race him(or maybe its shaking someone off :poke: ), pulled infront of him (even though you didn't want him on your ass) and flagged down a cop and told him that the guy was trying to race you.

The reason I even responded was because it sorta happened to me. Only diff. was I wasn't even around when I was allegedly (sp?) trying to race who ever it was. Cop pulled me over and said he got a report that a "white VW" was trying to race "someone" down rt 460 and I hadn't even been on 460 all evening. He then proceeded to ask me where I was going and what I had been up to all evening.

Its all good though, no biggie and I did get a chance to kinda flog an STI and I know they are a hand full. Nice car :thumbup:
 
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