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My new ride for 2012!

#1 Post by grandville455 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:51 am

Well after racing my 4500+ car for 8 yrs I have decided to retire it, it went a best of 11.501@117.74 in oct, Being that it would need a roll bar etc and still be damn heavy I bought a friends 74 firebird and put my engine trans in it,I went up top 1 7/8 headers from the 1 3/4 and 3" exh to a 3 1/2 X exh into 3" ultra flow mufflers and 3" torque tech tails, also it has, calvert mono springs with cal tracs and koni shocks, and moroso springs up front, a dana 60 in back with spool and 3.70 gears. 10 point cage, manual brakes and steering etc... car has gone 9.29 @150 before
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74 Pontiac Grandville
7.33- 1/8th @ 94.55/ 11.501 @117.74- 4550 pds
1.60 60 ft....all bests

74 Firebird 3580#
2016 1.377 60ft, 6.33@106.87- 10.02@ 132 mph

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Re: My new ride for 2012!

#2 Post by supernova » Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:21 am

That's cool!!!!!
Get some better pics posted. We want to see more!!!!!!!!
Blackhoodmafia!!!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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572 C.I. BBC

Best to date: 1/8
et: 5.28
mph: 134
new wt. 3340 lbs

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Re: My new ride for 2012!

#3 Post by grandville455 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:37 am

Here's more pics!
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74 Pontiac Grandville
7.33- 1/8th @ 94.55/ 11.501 @117.74- 4550 pds
1.60 60 ft....all bests

74 Firebird 3580#
2016 1.377 60ft, 6.33@106.87- 10.02@ 132 mph

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Re: My new ride for 2012!

#4 Post by grandville455 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:41 am

a couple more..
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74 Pontiac Grandville
7.33- 1/8th @ 94.55/ 11.501 @117.74- 4550 pds
1.60 60 ft....all bests

74 Firebird 3580#
2016 1.377 60ft, 6.33@106.87- 10.02@ 132 mph

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Re: My new ride for 2012!

#5 Post by Hitchcock » Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:51 am

What does this one weigh, looks good!!
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Re: My new ride for 2012!

#6 Post by grandville455 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:54 am

Hitchcock wrote:What does this one weigh, looks good!!

Well before with the roots blower and iron head motor that was in it was around 37 -3750? So I am guessing now with my aluminum headed engine etc close to 3600 ? Car should go mid 10's I would think from weight loss alone! Then I added bigger headers, a pert flamethrower II dist, The car has a dig 6 box, the engine sounds totally different now! like i added 10 more degrees duration! the grandville
went 11.52 the last race at about 1200 DA so there was more in that combo yet.
74 Pontiac Grandville
7.33- 1/8th @ 94.55/ 11.501 @117.74- 4550 pds
1.60 60 ft....all bests

74 Firebird 3580#
2016 1.377 60ft, 6.33@106.87- 10.02@ 132 mph

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Re: My new ride for 2012!

#7 Post by sc racing » Wed Feb 08, 2012 2:30 pm

At 3600lbs you got a featherweight now!!! I still like the big Grandville you going to put a "stock" type engine back in it?

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Re: My new ride for 2012!

#8 Post by grandville455 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 3:56 pm

sc racing wrote:At 3600lbs you got a featherweight now!!! I still like the big Grandville you going to put a "stock" type engine back in it?

Steve, How u been? I was going to, but now I am going to sell it as a roller, it has the stock rear back in it... Going to miss it when it does go!
74 Pontiac Grandville
7.33- 1/8th @ 94.55/ 11.501 @117.74- 4550 pds
1.60 60 ft....all bests

74 Firebird 3580#
2016 1.377 60ft, 6.33@106.87- 10.02@ 132 mph

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Re: My new ride for 2012!

#9 Post by LILBlueS10 » Thu Feb 09, 2012 7:54 pm

Nice ride. I like the Blue its fine. Need to show us a few more pics. And dang what it is about those Big Blocks? All yall have em. :shock:

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Re: My new ride for 2012!

#10 Post by wikd69 » Fri Feb 10, 2012 3:07 am

grandville455 wrote:
Hitchcock wrote:What does this one weigh, looks good!!

Well before with the roots blower and iron head motor that was in it was around 37 -3750? So I am guessing now with my aluminum headed engine etc close to 3600 ? Car should go mid 10's I would think from weight loss alone! Then I added bigger headers, a pert flamethrower II dist, The car has a dig 6 box, the engine sounds totally different now! like i added 10 more degrees duration! the grandville
went 11.52 the last race at about 1200 DA so there was more in that combo yet.
Holy smokes, you're gonna be kicking ass and taking names with this build !!! Good Deal !! :thumb: :mrgreen:

Course now we need fire-breathing-smokey-burn-out and screaming-run-down-the-track vids :smt003
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Re: My new ride for 2012!

#11 Post by grandville455 » Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:17 am

wikd69 wrote:




Holy smokes, you're gonna be kicking ass and taking names with this build !!! Good Deal !! :thumb: :mrgreen:

Course now we need fire-breathing-smokey-burn-out and screaming-run-down-the-track vids :smt003
I will have video when track opens!! I should be at the track on the 14th of april testing!, and cleaning my drawers out :D
74 Pontiac Grandville
7.33- 1/8th @ 94.55/ 11.501 @117.74- 4550 pds
1.60 60 ft....all bests

74 Firebird 3580#
2016 1.377 60ft, 6.33@106.87- 10.02@ 132 mph

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Re: My new ride for 2012!

#12 Post by grandville455 » Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:18 am

LILBlueS10 wrote:Nice ride. I like the Blue its fine. Need to show us a few more pics. And dang what it is about those Big Blocks? All yall have em. :shock:

Thanks, Its actually dark bright teal ,but shows up blue in pics...
74 Pontiac Grandville
7.33- 1/8th @ 94.55/ 11.501 @117.74- 4550 pds
1.60 60 ft....all bests

74 Firebird 3580#
2016 1.377 60ft, 6.33@106.87- 10.02@ 132 mph

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Re: My new ride for 2012!

#13 Post by grandville455 » Thu Apr 26, 2012 12:31 pm

Thought I would update this,
We'll Made it to the track sunday.. First pass I left easy on the throttle off idle, just to get the feel of the car then hit it and shifted around 55-5600? started to see it smoke which i knew was a problem yet,but hoped it was taken care of. I looked at oil pressure , and it was solid so short shifted out of second at 52-5500? and it ran 10.98@122.76. 1.62 60 ft...
Came back looked for oil leak , thought maybe it was the tube going to oil filter housing so i tightened it a little, decided to try again, this time still left easy at maybe 1500 and then shifted both times at again maybe 55-5600? It was still smoking, but stayed in it again. 10.86@123.04!
1.55,6.89 1/8th @ 99.52... I stopped after that I think it's coming from the dipstick tube on the block, cause the header is all oily at the middle tube and back. I was quite pleased for basically off the trailer , absolutely no tuning!, no carb. changes from last year with the bigger header's or exhaust, timing, I guessed when i pulled the dist out last time with my eye where it was pointed so my guess is it's more than the 30 degrees I normally run and the engine liked, but again with the bigger exhaust, who know's yet.. I did no suspension , mods, left the driver's side at 0 preload and only 3/4 of a turn on the pass side.I also have not touched the rear shocks they are still set for when the car had a 900 hp motor and leaving on a trans brake! Tires I started out at 16 psi, looked like trap RPM'S was about 55-5600. I bet if I would stall it up higher like I did in the grandville I could easily cut .05 off the 60 without touching the suspension! My guess is once i get it all sorted out it should run pretty easily into the 10.50-10.60
74 Pontiac Grandville
7.33- 1/8th @ 94.55/ 11.501 @117.74- 4550 pds
1.60 60 ft....all bests

74 Firebird 3580#
2016 1.377 60ft, 6.33@106.87- 10.02@ 132 mph

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Re: My new ride for 2012!

#14 Post by supernova » Thu Apr 26, 2012 2:46 pm

Sounds like it's coming around for you. Way to go!!!!!! Keep up the good work and keep us posted on the progress.
Blackhoodmafia!!!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

1972 Nova SS
572 C.I. BBC

Best to date: 1/8
et: 5.28
mph: 134
new wt. 3340 lbs

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Re: My new ride for 2012!

#15 Post by John_Heard » Thu Apr 26, 2012 4:33 pm

That's friggin' cool for a Grandville! Very solid in the 10's.. awesome.

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