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Old 08-18-2016, 06:17 PM   #15
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There are quite a few Drag Racers on here !
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Old 08-19-2016, 08:49 AM   #16
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not sure how long it's been since you've been on the streets running but there's some fast cars floating around out there now. Probably won't run into many f-bodys that are slower than mid 12's on the street and the same goes for the new stangs.....11's would probably be more accurate. The challenger hellcats are no joke either....legit 700+ HP in street trim. My brother has an 06 GTO supercharged putting down 620 to the wheels. He hasn't tracked it but that should be a low 11 car....maybe high 10's if he gets lucky but those cars launch terrible with the IRS.
Its been about 110 years since I was on the street.... Actually about 2 years ago I sold my "last" street car,,, picked up a 78 Plymouth Volare in AZ,,, 6 cyl auto, but solid car... Built a 360 with the ported W2 heads I'd been carrying around since the 80's... A real pain to get the valve train all in order,,, (these were race only heads from Direct Connection) , single plane intake with a 750 BG carb, solid cam, dual 3" exhaust,, etc.... 4 speed with 8 3/4 rear 3.91 Sure Grip... That was a monster !!! It was going to get me in trouble,,, (with work) , so I sold it...
Now I just enjoy pulling the 5vr up mountians at whatever speed (safely) I choose....
I still enjoy CARS though,,, like yours...
A good freind has been building a 454, spending countless hours on a flow bench, has a "flying Toilet" mechanical injection, putting it in a Bantam dragster... Can't wait to see that thing run !!!! He is a perfectionist....
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Old 08-19-2016, 08:56 AM   #17
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No better place than a drag race with your motorhome and race car...

... Or your fast motorcycle :-)
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Its been about 110 years since I was on the street.... Actually about 2 years ago I sold my "last" street car,,, picked up a 78 Plymouth Volare in AZ,,, 6 cyl auto, but solid car... Built a 360 with the ported W2 heads I'd been carrying around since the 80's... A real pain to get the valve train all in order,,, (these were race only heads from Direct Connection) , single plane intake with a 750 BG carb, solid cam, dual 3" exhaust,, etc.... 4 speed with 8 3/4 rear 3.91 Sure Grip... That was a monster !!! It was going to get me in trouble,,, (with work) , so I sold it...
Now I just enjoy pulling the 5vr up mountians at whatever speed (safely) I choose....
I still enjoy CARS though,,, like yours...
A good freind has been building a 454, spending countless hours on a flow bench, has a "flying Toilet" mechanical injection, putting it in a Bantam dragster... Can't wait to see that thing run !!!! He is a perfectionist....
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I like both the old and new cars. The old cars had a ton more character than newer cars have. The technology in new motors though is pretty incredible. One of these days I'm going to marry the two....ideally I'd like to take a mid 70's nova and stick an LS motor into it. Have always been a fan of the nova and have wanted one since I was a kid. That would be my perfect car. I'm also a big fan of the LS motors.....it's a great small block and GM did a great job with them. They make good power, dependable, and love boost.
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Old 08-19-2016, 05:18 PM   #19
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Don't count out a stock all electric car:


11.62" 1/4 mile.

It burns about every stock production gas powered car today.

That is a Tesla S in left lane.
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This was my first trip to the strip using the CC for camping at the track and for towing my race car. Everything went well with the coach and car. The CC is great for dry camping with its large fresh water tank. My old chevy worked well and ran a 13.07 in the 1/4 mile. Not bad for a big old grocery getter. It was even pulling the front wheels off the ground.
Two classics

Another drag racing fan here. I just work the other side.
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Don't count out a stock all electric car:


11.62" 1/4 mile.

It burns about every stock production gas powered car today.

That is a Tesla S in left lane.
that's the P90D which is a 6 figure car. Give me $100k and I can have my formula running pretty good too.
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This was our car. NHRA National record holder and twice NHRA Fallnationals champion. 79 & 80.
Where have the years gone?
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Old 08-20-2016, 12:04 AM   #23
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Bootjack, I remember our first trip to the races with a MH... and it was many years after we started racing! For over three decades now, motorhomes have been our home away from home at racetracks and provide a level of comfort and convenience that is hard to replicate.

The pics below are of our current cars. I recently sold the Cavalier but the Firebird and 'Vette are "resting" in the shop until I decide if this is the year I hang it up. The 'Vette has been in the family for 36 years and was a "real" Corvette in another life. The Cavalier and FireBird are carbon fiber bodied replicas that were never a street car. For the gearheads these cars by rule weigh 2400#'s with driver, run in the 4.50's @ 150 in the 1/8 mile powered by a 1200hp, 565"ci BBC, conventional heads, no power adders, single 4 barrel, and PG transmissions. By simply re-gearing, both the Cavalier & Firebird have been in the high 6's @ 190+ in the 1/4 mile. The Vette's stock 98" wheelbase tempers our desire to see how quick it is in the 1/4.
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This was our crew from 70-71. Team was inducted to the Mopar Hall of Fame in Carlisle PA this year
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This was our crew from 70-71. Team was inducted to the Mopar Hall of Fame in Carlisle PA this year
Congratulations! That's quite an honor to be included in that group!
Were you racing out of the Houston area then?
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Congratulations! That's quite an honor to be included in that group!
Were you racing out of the Houston area then?

Thank you more an accident of fate but an honor non the less. We were based out of Toronto Canada. I was part of the Chrysler factory team. Sox & Martin, Dick Landy were our US counterparts then.
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Thank you more an accident of fate but an honor non the less. We were based out of Toronto Canada. I was part of the Chrysler factory team. Sox & Martin, Dick Landy were our US counterparts then.
Dang that is Very Cool !!! Congrads !!!! I happened upon a Sox and Martin Duster at R&R salvage in Aurora Missouri... It was totally original,,, in a back room,,, I got to sit in it,,, 426 Hemi,,, 4 speed,, etc,,,, quite a big deal for me,,, that was in the early to mid 90's.... There was a original Plymouth Superbird 440 sitting right next to it....,. Don't know where they are now....
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Dang that is Very Cool !!! Congrads !!!! I happened upon a Sox and Martin Duster at R&R salvage in Aurora Missouri... It was totally original,,, in a back room,,, I got to sit in it,,, 426 Hemi,,, 4 speed,, etc,,,, quite a big deal for me,,, that was in the early to mid 90's.... There was a original Plymouth Superbird 440 sitting right next to it....,. Don't know where they are now....

I believe our Duster was originally a Reed Whisenent (sp) pro stocker.
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