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Kyle
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posted 09-10-2002 09:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kyle   Click Here to Email Kyle     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I talking about a car that you drive to the track, run it, and drive it home. No tire changes, no unhooking the exhaust, or any other "major" changes from its street form. What is it, what are the specs (engine, tranny, tires, etc.- no need for too much detail) and what does it run?

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Kyle Laramore

63 Fairlane: 302, Victor Jr. heads and intake, solid lift cam, super comp headers, MSD 6al and duraspark, 650 DP carb, C4 w/ Hughes converter, man. valve body

66 Mustang coupe: 289, offy intake, Holley 600 vac. sec., long tube headers, 3spd stick

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stang106
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posted 09-10-2002 09:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for stang106   Click Here to Email stang106     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
"70 ragtop Stang, 351W. stock cast crank, rods, cast intake and exhaust manifolds, airfilter housing, 3:23 gears, 13.70 @ 104mph.
Dave

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steve'66
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posted 09-10-2002 10:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The '66 ran 12.027 @ 112 in street trim last year with the 351w and street tires, as a driver. Naturally aspirated of course.

It's still an ocassional driver with the 408w running 10.82 @ 124 on slicks. Still all throttle no juice or boost.

SteveW

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clevelandstyle
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posted 09-10-2002 10:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for clevelandstyle     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I don't drive my car to the track because it's an hour drive. I don't want to take the chance of being stranded. I do drive it on the street often. My best times are [email protected] on BFG drag radials. '79 Fairmont 351C/auto.

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Ben
Grabber Green '70 Mach I 351C 4V
Robbin Egg Blue '79 Fairmont 351C 4V

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Moneymaker
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posted 09-10-2002 11:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
10.60's at 123+ MPH.
Don't belive that I drive it on the street?


Here's proof >


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V8 Thumper
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posted 09-10-2002 11:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Oh yea

Did they let you make a 'little' pass?

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Fastymz
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posted 09-11-2002 02:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My car is always street driven.I dont change anything at the drags.Ok so it's not fast,but I still beat many other cars.

SCOOP

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2.634 60's
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65 coupe,351w,C4,Big Boss 429 hood scoop,8"3.40 TracLoc,Cragar SS,Black Suede.

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TomP
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posted 09-11-2002 03:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for TomP   Click Here to Email TomP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It's an hour to the track here too. My stupid Ranger runs 12.91 and so far hasn't broken and left me stranded. Thats on slicks... i think the best on the radial street tires that i normal drive on is much worse, 13.6 or so. I've had faster daily drivers but the dragstrips were much further away to risk breaking .

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Rory McNeil
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posted 09-11-2002 03:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rory McNeil   Click Here to Email Rory McNeil     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My 302 5speed Fairmont Futura runs 13.5 ET thru the full exhaust system, on 205-75R14 whitewalls, has gone 12.9 with slicks & open headers. This is a true daily driver, freeway every day to work, downtown, passes the annual smog test, wears snow tires in the winter. In the late 80`s, I had a almost bone stock 69 Mach 1, 428CJ auto, with 3:50 gears, ran 13.5 ET in full street trim, & 13.3 with slicks. With a small shot of nitrous, it went 12.21 on 235 60R14 Armstrong radials, & 11.92 with slicks. All running thru the stock exh.manifolds, & wheezing thru $9.95 cheapo 2 1/4" turbo mufflers, with a stock torque convertor, shifting at 5400 RPM.Regularily drove 4 hours to Ashcroft race track, never left me stranded.

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78 Fairmont 428 4 speed [email protected]
80 Fairmont 302 5 speed [email protected]
85 Mustang NHRA Stocker under construction, 302 5 speed
59 Meteor (Canadian Ford) 2 dr sedan 332, auto
74 F350 ramp truck 390 4spd

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ccode67
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posted 09-11-2002 07:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ccode67   Click Here to Email ccode67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Went 13.63 @ 105 after driving to the strip, 700 miles from home, drove it back home too.
Extra hard street tires, poor 60ft. time (2.34), closer to home with sticky tires should be in the 12's.
By the way, it averaged 17.2 mpg on that trip.

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Stuart MCA #48902
M&M #1091
67 stang 5 speed, 351W,
Edelbrock Performer RPM package
Currie 9 Inch
91 f-150 xlt
98 explorer xlt sohc v-6

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two89w
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posted 09-11-2002 09:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for two89w   Click Here to Email two89w     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
dont know how fast yet,just got it back after the rebuild,but i know i dont have big enough testicles to even hit the rev limiter(6000rpm)in second cause its all over the place,i may be a chicken but it scares the **** out of me!

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Mike_R
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posted 09-11-2002 09:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike_R   Click Here to Email Mike_R     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mine is a 70 Torino Cobra factory drag pack car. It has a 460 cubic incher and a 4 speed toploader, 4.11 gears, 10" wide ET street tires and 3" exhaust.

In full street trim it ran 11.51 @ 120 MPH. With open headers and some tuning it ran 11.26 @ 125 MPH. I'm hoping soon to be in the 10's with it.

It's not my daily driver, but I do drive on the street whenever I get a chance. Usually when I race it, I drive it 60 miles round trip to my brother's house. Then we load it on a trailer and haul it into the track just to be safer. With a 4-speed there's always that chance you could break something when you're launching at the track.

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kid vishus
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posted 09-11-2002 09:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus   Click Here to Email kid vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, it's quite possibly the slowest vehicle on here, but my 93 Lightning has run 15.32. And it is bone stock, with almost 160k miles on it. It gets around 16 mpg on the interstate, and the A/C works great.

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n2oMike
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posted 09-11-2002 10:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for n2oMike   Click Here to Email n2oMike     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, there's a mustang in my garage that's gone 10.63 @ 129.3

It weighs in at 3300lbs w/driver, has owner ported 289 heads, factory cast crank, factory 289 rods, TRW pistons... and runs on 93 octane pump gas The trans is a stone stock toploader, and the car still rides on it's stock suspension. The front has had it's sway bar removed, but still has the stock V8 springs. The rear consists of leaf springs and slapper bars.

You could point the car anywhere you wanted, and drive it there no problem. In this state of tune, it's been driven 100 miles each way in 90+ degree heat to cruise ins.

The secret is building the car for nitrous use. Nitrous doesn't need much compression ratio, so the car can be built to run on 93 octane. It runs great on the street, but come race time... replace the pump fuel with race gas, turn the bottle on... and it turns into an animal. It's no slouch without the bottle. Set up for nitrous, but not using it, it's still run 7.48 @ 92 in the 1/8, and 11.91 @ 113 in the 1/4. (It never got run much at the 1/4 off the bottle... just a few runs) I don't get to the track much, and that's usually 1/8 mile.

The stick shift also helps streetablilty. To get the most out of my car with an autotragic, it would need an 8" converter. This would be a major pain in the butt on the street... and the street is where this car gets its most use. It sees the road every weekend when the weather is good.

It's down right now, awaiting a new engine. The 289 headed unit lasted many years, but finally wore out. (I had to pick the nitrous up from 150 to 200 a few years ago to 'adjust' for wear) The new bullet should be a little hotter, and will hopefully run just as good or better than the old one. It's taking longer than I'd like... Weird obstacles, along with three kids age 5 and under and tightened finances tend to slow things down a bit...

Lower compression + nitrous + stickshift = one extremely fun street car.

Hey, I admit it's not a 'daily driver', but if it was... it wouldn't be my 'toy'. It's just the ultimate 3" exhausted, nitroused, stickshift stress reliever. Backing it out of the garage for a blast around the local roads makes me feel all better and relaxed every time.

Good Luck!

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Mike Burch
66 mustang real street
302 4-speed 289 heads
10.63 @ 129.3
http://www.geocities.com/carbedstangs/cmml_mburch.html
http://www.fortunecity.com/silverstone/healey/367
http://www.mustangworks.com/cgi-bin/moi-display.cgi?220

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Moneymaker
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posted 09-11-2002 10:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, OK......... , if you really want daily driver types........
the McLaren went 14.76 last time I ran it. Now it is BONE stock except for a timing adjustment, type "F" trans fluid, and the air silencer removed.

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JAAZZY
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posted 09-11-2002 11:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for JAAZZY     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My Mustang is streetable enough to be a daily driver but it's not. Part of this is because I sit in traffic for so long and part is because I don't like leaving it anywhere unsupervised. The track is about 35 miles each way from the house and I have driven it there every time. It could just as easily drive 100 miles though. My car has only been run in street trim so I have no idea what it would run with gears and drag radials.

Combo - 302 / 342 Roller
Rear Gear - 3.0
Tires - 225/50/15 Street Tires
Tranny - Richmond 5 spd

Best 1/4(so far) - 13.35 (2.25 60')
Best MPH - 106.6mph

I still believe that I will be able to knock off a couple of tenths more and add a couple mph with tuning. Right now it is consistent around 13.50 or below if I keep the 60' under 2.40 and I don't smoke 'em.

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65 Stang - 342 Hydro Roller, TFS high port Stage III Heads, Nash 5 speed, Fuel Injection, Long Tubes

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Fastymz
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posted 09-11-2002 02:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by kid vishus:
Well, it's quite possibly the slowest vehicle on here, but my 93 Lightning has run 15.32. And it is bone stock, with almost 160k miles on it. It gets around 16 mpg on the interstate, and the A/C works great.

Rob I think I'm even slower then that. Thats not good thing for me that is.

SCOOP

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2.634 60's
[email protected] 1/8 mile

65 coupe,351w,C4,Big Boss 429 hood scoop,8"3.40 TracLoc,Cragar SS,Black Suede.

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Rustang
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posted 09-11-2002 06:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rustang   Click Here to Email Rustang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My '68 mustang has gone 10.92 @124 NA, thru mufflers, full exhaust, alternator, P275-6015 radials, stock susp. with slapper bars, wipers, horn, lights, etc.. Unfortunately, I broke the crank with only 20 passes on the motor, so I never got it on the street. My '67 saw lots of street miles too in hi-11 second trim.

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'67 Stang, 351W [email protected]
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'78 Pickup [email protected]
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jsracingbbf
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posted 09-11-2002 10:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jsracingbbf   Click Here to Email jsracingbbf     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I dont own any "street" cars I have a street truck and my wife has a SUV. I can't afford to race them. Long ago I learned not to mix transportation with racing vehicles. I learned this from walking.

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Jerry Smith
69 Mustang Pro ET Drag
70 Mustang retired former footbrake car
"Drag Racing, the most fun you can have with your clothes on"

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smblk t-bolt
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posted 09-12-2002 01:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for smblk t-bolt   Click Here to Email smblk t-bolt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
64 fairlane/2990lbs/street tires,full exaust/289 orted 351 heads,230/512 cam,offy dual 4 carter 625's,11.5-1 comp,stock but balanced bottom end:c6 man,3500 stall:4-11 rear with a spool.
ran a best 13.78 with a 2.25 60 ft time.
spool's a bit weird on the street but other than that its not a bad daily driver(6 months of the year!)

ron
64 fairlane
lots of fiberglass
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CometGT1974
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posted 09-12-2002 09:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for CometGT1974   Click Here to Email CometGT1974     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, before I put a solid roller in and took the exhaust off I drove the Comet around everywhere.....I even drove it over to Bristol TN to piss the people off at "Super Cheby". The best times it turned out in street trim was a 6.75 w/ 1.50 sixty foot at 102mph. (1/8th) But, that was with slicks on so I guess I'm disqualified....

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bluestreek
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posted 09-12-2002 09:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for bluestreek   Click Here to Email bluestreek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My '66 Mustang coupe ran a consistent 13.50 @ 100 mph in the 1/4 mi for 5 years. It had stock 302 bottom end & adjustable 2 brrl 289 heads (hand ported), Lunati bracket cam, edelbrock rpm intake and Holley 600 vac, stock distributor w/pertronix upgrade, hooker comps, 4 speed TL, 3.50 rears and Drag radials. It was a low budget build, but very reliable. The awesome part was that it liked 87 octane fuel and got 19 mpg on the street! The 289 is still running strong but I'm dropping in a new 331 roller motor this Fall that will hopefully dip me into the 12s.

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RobsRestoMod
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posted 09-12-2002 11:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for RobsRestoMod   Click Here to Email RobsRestoMod     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Best to Date 11.98 at 111.73

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68 S-code GT
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posted 09-16-2002 09:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68 S-code GT   Click Here to Email 68 S-code GT     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've got a 13.89 ? mile from my fastback but I don?t remember a speed! It was on 93-pump gas with the timing retarded and no carb tuning. Here are some specs

390 bored 30 over stock 10.5 to 1
stock heads but port matched to a performer intake
Crane cam No. 343801, grind HMV-278-2-NC (lift .548 in .580 ex, dur 222 & 234)
Holley 3310 750cfm carb
Headers with dual turbo mufflers
Lighter distributor springs
MSD-6A
C6 with shift kit
3.25 open gears
Tires = BF TAs 235/15 60s

I guess it could go faster with some tuning but I'm too cheap to buy the higher octane gas

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pthornton
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posted 09-16-2002 09:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for pthornton   Click Here to Email pthornton     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My Saleen went 13.2 @ 109.5 on the 245/18 street radials. Slight traction problem, this car is really setup for road racing. AC blows cold and it gets 21MPG going to the track. Mach 460 sounds good too. Problem with this daily driver is the 3750lb weight.

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Ken&Shell
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posted 09-18-2002 07:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ken&Shell   Click Here to Email Ken&Shell     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'll add my little streeter to the list I suppose. It's a 79 mustang with a 69 302 in her. Mildly built, we only race 1/8th mile here and Rob will soon adjust to I am sure. My car runs somewhere near his lightning truck I suppose since the 1/8th mile times were fairly close last time I saw him and KK. It run a fine 9.79 for about four passes for Ken to take her to the semi finals the first night she was at the track. KK and I are doing our best to get him to gear her appropriately for a little racing and driving. Right now she has her ole 2.73 gears in her. Ken says my propensity to do 80mph consistently on the interstate the 30 miles to work that I drive daily prohibits him from making an appropriate gear change for me. But we shall keep trying, right KK? oh btw, if I am in the neighborhood of 2800 rpms doing 80, what kind of rpms would I be seeing if I had say some respectable 3.50 gears in her?

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kid vishus
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posted 09-18-2002 08:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus   Click Here to Email kid vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Ken&Shell:
...we only race 1/8th mile here and Rob will soon adjust to I am sure.

Not to change subjects here, but even though most of the tracks in Iowa are 1/4 mile, I raced points weekly for the last 5 yrs on a 1/8 mile track.

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TomP
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posted 09-18-2002 08:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for TomP   Click Here to Email TomP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
1/8th mile?

80mph with 3.73 gears is only 2300RPM... of course my T5 has that 5th gear. With O.D it'd be around 4 grand.

4000rpm in 5th is a bunch! Lucky no cops were around.

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67coupe
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posted 09-19-2002 11:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67coupe   Click Here to Email 67coupe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
hey guys just went to the track for the first time since i fixed the motor and well here it is
60' 2.056
1/8 8.56
mph82.07
thats on z rated radials spinnong hard off the line. oh and anyone got a 1/8 to 1/4 mile conversion i know ive seen it on here just dont rember where thanks

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Josh
67 coupe with 351c
94 Explorer
30 model A currently rustbucket
in process 67 convt with efi 5.0 and t5

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Kyle
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posted 09-20-2002 05:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kyle   Click Here to Email Kyle     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The formula from here is to add .24 to the 1/8 mile time, and then divide by .655. So, 8.56+.24= 8.80/.655= 13.435.

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67coupe
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posted 09-20-2002 05:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67coupe   Click Here to Email 67coupe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
thanks kyle

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Josh
67 coupe with 351c
94 Explorer
30 model A currently rustbucket
in process 67 convt with efi 5.0 and t5

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Gary
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posted 09-22-2002 05:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gary   Click Here to Email Gary     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Posted twice sorry...

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Gary
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posted 09-22-2002 05:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gary   Click Here to Email Gary     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Gary:
Pull next to me at a light and see when the light turns green

Yellow 1969 Mach 1 Prostreet
528cid. 2x4, 4speed



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TomP
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posted 10-13-2002 12:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for TomP   Click Here to Email TomP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
OK this might get updated again tomorrow... but new bests

87 Ranger 5.0L T5

60'- 1.686
1/4 mi- 12.750 @ 105.84

not too awful for a beater/daily driver/parts hauler.

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TomP
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posted 10-13-2002 12:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for TomP   Click Here to Email TomP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
the 1/8th mi on that is 8.099 @ 84.38

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Fastymz
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posted 10-13-2002 01:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by TomP:
OK this might get updated again tomorrow... but new bests

87 Ranger 5.0L T5

60'- 1.686
1/4 mi- 12.750 @ 105.84

not too awful for a beater/daily driver/parts hauler.


WOW Tom those are GREAT times.How come you didn't help me get my car into the 12's while you were in Reno.
Good Job Tom,how much more do you think the truck has in it.


SCOOP

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2.26 60'S
14.9 @ 90.86MPH

65 coupe,351w,C4,Big Boss 429 hood scoop,8"3.40 TracLoc,Cragar SS,Black Suede.

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ragtopjr
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posted 10-13-2002 10:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ragtopjr   Click Here to Email ragtopjr     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Its not

I already killed it

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Ed
Heart mods:Trick High flow titanium valve ported & polished Listen close: "tic tic tic" No folks thats not a noisy lifter thats the sound of big flow!
1984 5.0L LX Conv 3600 lbs 13.41 at 101.89 SIR

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TomP
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posted 10-14-2002 02:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for TomP   Click Here to Email TomP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
well Mr Ron... it's like this... you have a slushbox,see... and theres no way you can just drive it a bunch harder to make big gains....

It woulda/coulda/shoulda run a 12.55 with that air if it didn't spin . It had a 1.88 versus a 1.68 Friday night.

Thing was a turtle today, only 12.9's.

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Fastymz
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posted 10-14-2002 02:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Gee Tom only a 12.9 did you take all the junk out of the bed,before you ran it.
I'd love to see 12.9 slips.

SCOOP

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2.26 60'S
14.9 @ 90.86MPH

65 coupe,351w,C4,Big Boss 429 hood scoop,8"3.40 TracLoc,Cragar SS,Black Suede.

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posted 12-29-2002 08:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for itlbrnmoff   Click Here to Email itlbrnmoff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sounds almost exactly the same as mine, and it too runs on 87 octane...
Just a guestimate here, probably high 13's...
Great minds think alike...
In the case of a mostly street car, sometimes, low budget = reliability...
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Originally posted by bluestreek:
My '66 Mustang coupe ran a consistent 13.50 @ 100 mph in the 1/4 mi for 5 years. It had stock 302 bottom end & adjustable 2 brrl 289 heads (hand ported), Lunati bracket cam, edelbrock rpm intake and Holley 600 vac, stock distributor w/pertronix upgrade, hooker comps, 4 speed TL, 3.50 rears and Drag radials. It was a low budget build, but very reliable. The awesome part was that it liked 87 octane fuel and got 19 mpg on the street! The 289 is still running strong but I'm dropping in a new 331 roller motor this Fall that will hopefully dip me into the 12s.

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Mustang Lover...
Blue Oval Bleeder...
I've got the scars to prove it...
Society's whipping post...
Low Dollar 1983 Mustang GT W/T-tops...
306 4bbl. T-5 3.45 trac-loc...it'll burn 'em off
1988 Lincoln LSC
5.0 auto full power

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posted 12-29-2002 11:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67coupe   Click Here to Email 67coupe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
well mine is a little faster now . i put a set of nitto drag radials and ran the time in my sig amazing what a little traction can do

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Josh
67 coupe with 351c
8.41 in the 1/8
1.90 60'
at 82.03 mph
94 Explorer
30 model A currently rustbucket
in process 67 convt with efi 5.0 and t5

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posted 12-30-2002 01:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for bluestreek   Click Here to Email bluestreek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My '66 seems to be much faster with the Trick Flow 331 , but I can't even guess how much. I was gonna test it the other day at our "backwoods" testing strip, by using a memory tachometer. I had a friend (spotter) to watch my suspension and tailpipes and let me know what he sees. As I was just starting to hook it up, he waved me down and I got off the throttle. After backing up he kinda smiled and told me that I was throwing fuel out of the gas cap!

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1966 Mustang Coupe: Custom glass hood and BIG scoop sits atop a 289 stroked to 331 c.i., Steel crank and girdle, 5.4 H-beams, Forged slugs, ported TFS alum. heads, ported Stealth 8020 intake, CompCams Xtreme Solid Roller, Holley 750 HP, long tubes, 4speed, 9" 3.50 posi, BFG Drag radials..

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posted 12-30-2002 02:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rustang1   Click Here to Email Rustang1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Bluestreak. I have that same problem with my '68! I never did get it under control neither. Tried different gaskets, and different caps, etc.. Maybe the flange on the fill neck's screwed up. One guy played me his videotape at the track and it was coming out a good bit. It's a wonder I haven't been yelled at!

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1968 Mustang,Clevor,C4
1969 Torino 351C 4spd
1978 F150 460 C6
1978 F150 351W C6

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posted 12-30-2002 04:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I had that problem with the '66, solved it by making a gasket from an old mouse pad. It's been holding good for over a year and 1.46 sec 60'ers.

SteveW

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posted 12-30-2002 09:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Buster   Click Here to Email Buster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My driver is a 85 SVO. 2.3L T/C intercooled 4 banger, all stock. T5 5sp, 3.73:1 rear.

I think a bone stock SVO ran upper 14's or low 15's.

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posted 12-30-2002 11:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bluestreek   Click Here to Email bluestreek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by steve'66:
I had that problem with the '66, solved it by making a gasket from an old mouse pad. It's been holding good for over a year and 1.46 sec 60'ers.

SteveW


Great idea Steve!!! I've got just the thing laying right here.

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1966 Mustang Coupe: Custom glass hood and BIG scoop sits atop a 289 stroked to 331 c.i., Steel crank and girdle, 5.4 H-beams, Forged slugs, ported TFS alum. heads, ported Stealth 8020 intake, CompCams Xtreme Solid Roller, Holley 750 HP, long tubes, 4speed, 9" 3.50 posi, BFG Drag radials..

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posted 12-30-2002 11:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It works great! Use the top side towards the filler neck, it may be tight at first but it conforms to the neck real well.

SteveW

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posted 01-03-2003 12:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fstln69   Click Here to Email Fstln69     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Our street driven everywhere 69 fairlane 351w c4 410 ran the best of [email protected] through complete exhaust out the back

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rockafellz
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posted 01-03-2003 10:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for rockafellz   Click Here to Email rockafellz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by steve'66:
I had that problem with the '66, solved it by making a gasket from an old mouse pad. It's been holding good for over a year and 1.46 sec 60'ers.

SteveW


Hey Steve,

How in the world did you ever think of using a mousepad? Clever idea!!

Erik

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1966 Ford Mustang 2+2
Mine - Restomod in Progress

1966 Ford Mustang Coupe
Dad's - Original Unrestored

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posted 01-03-2003 08:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Warhorse   Click Here to Email Warhorse     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Last year my 99 GT went 13.15 @ 101. Now since that car is gone I got a 92 5.0 coupe to play with.

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65 mustang
drag car, 302, Elderbrok torker intake, Holley 650 double pumper, Comp cams .592 lift, 289 heads w/ 351 valves, longtube headers, narrowed 9 in. rearend w/ 5.86 gear, 31 spline axles, c-4 w/ Hurst shifter, ladder bar suspension, 31x13x15 slicks, 6 point cage

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posted 01-06-2003 02:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for '69Stang   Click Here to Email '69Stang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Times in sig. Hoping for high 11's with traction.

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'69 Mustang Fastback, 351C, Holley 950 HP, New Parker Funnelweb,4-v quench heads ported, 10.75:1, UD pulley, windage tray, Top Loader, 3.89 9" rear
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12.51 1/4 mile @ 115.89
60 foot time 2.008 (ouch)

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