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Old 13th-January-2005, 07:14 PM   #1
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1/8 & 1/4 mile times

HEY the 3rd generations have a ¼ mile sticky, how about one sticky for all in the DRAG RACING forum?
We should keep it to the car specs and time slip info – maybe the feedback and questions should go on a separate thread so it doesn’t get cluttered.


64 coupe - street trim (drove round trip about 200 miles to & from track) – street tires
355 small block
Flat top Silverlite with 4 valve relief
ISKY cam - 481 lift intake & Exhaust
Holley 650 dbl pumper
Stock 481? Heads
700R4
3:50 gears - 9” posi

60ft---2.198
1/8 mile ET ---8.965
1/8 MPH ----79.09
1/4 ET --------13.871
1/4 MPH-------100.25
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Old 13th-January-2005, 08:49 PM   #2
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Old 13th-January-2005, 11:18 PM   #3
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It took a little while to dig up my slips but here goes.
69 Nova SS about 3450#, I can't remember the exact weight.

355 sm.blk.
TRW 11-1 forged pistons
Isky Mega cam w/.525 lft. and 256 dur. @.050
Holley 780 w/vac. secondaries
186 heads with pocket porting and 1.60 exhaust
T-350 trans w/3000 stall converter
12 bolt posi w/4.56 gears, L-60-15 quick times
I never have been able to get any good traction
60'-----1.880
1/8ET----7.982
1/8MPH---88.27
1/4ET-----12.437
1/4MPH----109.79
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Old 14th-January-2005, 09:33 AM   #4
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1971 ALL Steel Nova (3,300 lbs. with me aboard)
6 Point Rollbar
1966 SJ. 327 Bored .030 (331 Cu. Incher)
Natuarrly aspirated
Re-sized GM SJ Rods
Polished GM Factory Steel SJ Crank
TRW 12.5to1's
Home ported GM 186 1969 Z-28 Double Hump cyl. heads
Comp Cams Flat tappet Cam .560 lift
Holley Strip dominator 4150 Intake/1 inch open spacer
800 Holley Double pumper
5,500 Coan Convertor
Turbo 350
8.5 10 Bolt (79 Z-28 Posi Carrier) 5.14 gears
29x9.0x15 Goodyear's
Slapper bars/6 Cyl. front springs
Footbraking shifting at 7,000 seeing 7,200 through the traps the 8 Yrs. i ran this Trouble-free Combo.

Mid 1.52 Sixties,
Mid 7.teens at 96-97 mph
11.teens at 120-121 mph

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Old 14th-January-2005, 02:46 PM   #5
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1971 ALL Steel Nova (3,300 lbs. with me aboard)
6 Point Rollbar
1966 SJ. 327 Bored .030 (331 Cu. Incher)
Natuarrly aspirated
Re-sized GM SJ Rods
Polished GM Factory Steel SJ Crank
TRW 12.5to1's
Home ported GM 186 1969 Z-28 Double Hump cyl. heads
Comp Cams Flat tappet Cam .560 lift
Holley Strip dominator 4150 Intake/1 inch open spacer
800 Holley Double pumper
5,500 Coan Convertor
Turbo 350
8.5 10 Bolt (79 Z-28 Posi Carrier) 5.14 gears
29x9.0x15 Goodyear's
Slapper bars/6 Cyl. front springs
Footbraking shifting at 7,000 seeing 7,200 through the traps the 8 Yrs. i ran this Trouble-free Combo.

Mid 1.52 Sixties,
Mid 7.teens at 96-97 mph
11.teens at 120-121 mph

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Thanks a pretty impressive time for what you have. How much power is that 327 putting out? Whats it turning (rpm) at the finish line with those gears?
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Old 14th-January-2005, 02:49 PM   #6
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Thanks a pretty impressive time for what you have. How much power is that 327 putting out? Whats it turning (rpm) at the finish line with those gears?
He said it's spinning 7200 going through the traps.



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Old 14th-January-2005, 02:58 PM   #7
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60' 1.55
406" Stock bottom end with 20cc dished Forged Speed Pro pistons
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Old 14th-January-2005, 03:00 PM   #8
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Engine
454 BBC +.030 (N/A)
KB Pistons .133", 16cc dome
Stock Crank and Rods
Cast Heads Ported and Polished / 11/32 valve stems
Comp Cams Solid Cam XE294H 294/306 .588/.593
Comp Cams Roller Rockers and Pushrods
RPM Air Gap intake
650 Mighty Demon carb
Headers
MSD 6AL Ignition / MSD Billet Distributor / MSD wires
CSI Waterpump
Mallory electric fuel pump
12 gallon fuel cell
3" Flowmaster exhaust

Chassis:
6 point S&W cage
Jegster Subframe connectors
Caltracs Traction bars

Trans:
TH350
3500 GER Converter
Shift kit and trans cooler
B&M shifter

Rearend:
12 Bolt- Moser
4.11 Full Spool


ET 11.48 @ 116 mph
Best 60':1.56
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Old 14th-January-2005, 03:44 PM   #9
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66 SS
3340 race weight with driver.

Engine:
388 4.060x3.75
Cast crank
6" Eagle H-beam rods
SRP 10.2:1 (62cc) 16cc dish
492 GM heads Ported and polished
Comp Cams 294HR hyd roller 242/[email protected] .540/.560
Hardland Sharp roller rockers 1.5
Team G intake
700 double pumper converted to a 750proform
1 3/4" Hooker super comp headers
3" exhaust hooker Aeroflow mufflers, no crossover.

Tranny:
TH-350
Stage 2 transgo shift kit, steel gears, HD sprag
TCI streetfighter stalls around 3500

Chassis/Suspension:
C.E Bolt on subframe connectors
6cyl springs
90/10 C.E front shocks 50/50 C.E rear shocks
OEM 3 leaf springs
Caltracs bottom hole, half turn preload.

Rear:
Moser 9"
3.70 Detriot Locker
235/60R15 Drag Radials

60: 1.84
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Old 14th-January-2005, 03:53 PM   #10
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It truely amazes me how fast cars with stock GM heads can go. That's how I convinced my dad into just porting his fuelies and lettin' er' rip!

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It truely amazes me how fast cars with stock GM heads can go. That's how I convinced my dad into just porting his fuelies and lettin' er' rip!

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Old 14th-January-2005, 04:55 PM   #12
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434 CI Small Block
13.8 to 1 JE Pistons
Lunati Billet Crank
Lunati H Beam Rods
Comp Solid Roller 715 lift. 282 @ 50 duration
Dart 23 degree Heads- Much work done to these heads. Intake flows 368 CFM at .700 lift
Hogan Sheet metal intake manifold
MSD 6AL w/Crank Trigger
HP1000 Carb
5500 stall Turbo 400 with Tranny Brake
4" Flowmaster mufflers
4.56 Gears w/Spool
17.50" x 32" street slicks
786 HP on the dyno

1/4 mile= 9.28 at 139 MPH on the motor thru mufflers. No Nitrous.

Changing the heads over to 18 degree Brodix with lots of work done to them and a little bigger cam in the next 2 months and hope to pick up 40-60 more HP. Then plan to hook up the 300 HP fogger and see if I can get the car into the low 8's maybe high 7's. Trying to qualify the car for Super Chevy and big tire PSCA.
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Old 14th-January-2005, 05:26 PM   #13
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I have a 74 hatchback with front bench seat removed and race seat installed. Otherwise, it's pretty much stock interior plus 8 pt. roll bar. Car weighs in at 3335 with the driver.

Engine:
Block: 2 bolt main GM block with splayed billet main caps, 4.030 bore. Deck squared and height set to 9.005. Back of the block squared to the mains, and block clearanced for stroke.

Rotating assembly: Callies DragonSlayer 3.75 stroke crank, Howards Sport rods, JE forged pistons with 13cc dome. SpeedPro molly rings. All balanced, rods stroker clearanced.

Camshaft: Erson solid roller with a gross valve lift of .645"

Lifters: Comp Cams roller lifters

Rockers: T&D shaft rockers 1.5 exh, 1.6 int.

Heads: AFR Eliminator 210cc race ready head, 2.1 intake, 1.? exhaust valves. Upgraded valve springs, otherwise, straight out of the box.

Intake: Dart single plane intake manifold

Carburator: Advance Product Design 750 HP

Headers: Hooker Super Comps

Damper: ATI super damper

Ignition: MSD pro billet distributor, MSD 6AL, Blaster SS coil

13.2:1 compression.

Electric Water pump
Electric Fan
Frame connectors (weld in)

Trans.:
TH350 with a TCI Group 12 converter (5300 stall) and manual valve body

Rearend:
8 1/2" Moser spool with 4.10 richmond gears and 33 spline moser axles.
CalTrac bars
Summit adjustable shocks
M/T ET Drag slicks (28" tall x 9" wide)

60' - 1.533
330' - 4.471
660' - 6.921
660 MPH - 100.36
1000' - 9.039
1/4 - 10.829
1/4 MPH - 126.06
At Firebird Raceway in Boise, ID. Track Elevation 2700'.
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1/8 - 8.135
MPH - 83.78
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1/8: 8.389 @ 83.210 but was a 13.15 @ 102.5.



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Old 14th-January-2005, 07:27 PM   #15
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It truely amazes me how fast cars with stock GM heads can go. That's how I convinced my dad into just porting his fuelies and lettin' er' rip!

Kev
GM did have some very good Cyl. head castings That Many believe don't perform as good as aftermarket
here is my old 468 B.B. Combo. that i ran in my Old Tubbed out 71 Chevelle at 2,960lbs. with me aboard.,
.060 over 454
GM 454 Steel Crank,
GM Re-sized 3/8th's rods,
12.5to1 TRW's
Block Decked to achieve .004 Piston outa-deck (Above deck)
990 Cast Iron heads Decked .050 (Un-ported runners,Bowl blend)Stock Size 2.190-1.880 Stainless valves with a 11/32th'ds Valve stem,
Luntai Flat tappet Part# 40216
Outa-box Holley Strip Dominator 4150 Intake with 1 inch open spacer
APD Alky 800 with 850 Base-plate
5,300 Convertor
1.76 Powerglide with Brake
4.56 Gears (9 Inch Ford)
Goodyr. 33x15x15 Inch Slicks

Launch Rpm off Brake at 4,300
shifted at 6,500 seeing 6,700 through traps.
1.36 60 Footers
6.teens at 111-112 mph eighth Mile
Low 9.70's at 136-137 mph>> Natuarrly aspirated

Same Chevelle at 2,880 lbs. with 1 of my 406 S.B.'s
.030 over Half-filled 400
14.3to1 compression
JE Ultralight Custom Pistons
6 Inch Carrillo Rods
Eagle 4340 Internally Balanced Crank
Pro-Action Iron-Lightning 235's fitted with 2.080-1.600 Valves (Minor Bowl blend) Decked .025 to Achieve a 60 CC Chamber,
Lunati Solid roller Part # 50110 280-284 @ .050 .640-.645 Valve Lift with 1.5's
I Used Crower Stainless steel 1.6 rockers on Intake/Exhaust Generating a theoretical valve lift of .683-.688
CFM Performance Prepped # 2925 Edelbrock Intake/1 Inch Open spacer
1120 CFM APD Alky Dominator
Same 5,300 Convertor
Same 1.76 Glide with brake
5.14's out back
Same goodyear 33x15x15 Inch Goodyear Slicks
Launch Rpm off Brake 4,300
Shifted at 7,000 seeing 7,100 through traps

60 Footers Mid 1.32's
Eighth Mile Mid 6.teens at 110-111mph
High 9.60's at 134-135mph>> Natuarrly aspirated

Yes The S.B. WAS Faster than the B.B. at 80 Lbs. less
BUT,
The S.B. Cost more to build.

Another GM Headed Combo. used in my old 69 Camaro
HEAVILY PORTED GM Iron Bowtie Heads 034 Castings Decked .060 to Achieve a 54 CC Chamber
Manley Gas-port Pistons 13.5to1
Manley 6.00 in. Aluminum rods
GM # 1182 Steel Crank (Lightened up),
.030 over Unfilled 350 4 bolter
Lunati # 50140 Solid roller 276-284 @ .050 .640-.645 Lift
Crane Gold Aluminum 1.5 Rockers
Ported Super-Vic Intake 2 Inch open spacer
APD Alky 750 CFM Carb
5,800 Convertor
Turbo 350
4.88 Gears stuffed in a narowed 57-64 Olds Rear
32x14.5x15's Goodyr. slicks
Footbraked Car (No Transbrake)
1.38-1.39 60 Footers
Shifted at 7,200 seeing 7,400 through traps
Mid 6.50's at 106-107mph
Mid 10.20's at 129-130 mph>> Natuarrly aspirated

Can go on and on about the Drag cars/Combos I've ran/used

Only engine ever dynoed out of ALL of them above was the 406 that i ran for 4 Yrs.
It made 643 hp at 6,900 along with 576 ft. lbs. of torque at 5,300

It does'nt Take 750+ hp to go 9.'s at 135 mph like post above stated,
Nor will a set of Dart 23* Heads Flow in the 360 Range
320-330 TOPS and thats after they receive some hand Porting After they've already been CNC Ported.

If you need a Engine built,Powerglide Built,Etc.
Drop me a E-Mail at [email protected]

Also Please check out my Friend John Kyle's Business at www.apdracing.com
Nice Little Tube Chassis Corvette on there Driven by Barry Ballard
Powered by APD Built 632 Cu. Incher Utilizing a set of 14.5* Pontiac (Sonny Leonard Ported) Cyl. Heads
This Little Ol' 632 Cu. Makes 1360+ hp>> Natuarrly aspirated at 8,300 on Superflo
Sony Leonard Sheetmetal Intake
Twin APD 1250 CFM Gas Dominators
APD Built Powerglide
Race ready at 2,550 (with driver)
Has been 6.92 at 203 mph with a 175 Shot
7.20's >>Natuarrly aspirated

I do a tad bit of posting on DRR,
I Go by the Name of RICKp
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Talk soon.,
Rick

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