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Driving a car I have never been in,,,

#1 Post by apacheracing » Sun Jul 29, 2012 8:07 pm

Untill today. I am helping a buddy with a car, 71 El Camino, 481 Big Chevy engine, 12.8 compression, 325 Dart heads with mild port job, Comp Cams roller, 714 intake, 680 ex. 278. 282 at .50 110 lsa. 1050 dom carb. Powerglide, 488 gears. It will be right at 3200 pounds with me in it. I have an idea what it should run, but what do you think. I will be driving the car for him for a while, untill the 59 Apache is done. Image Gonna launch on the brake at 5500 rpm and shift around 6800. We are going to the track next friday night to give it a try. I will let ya know how it goes.

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#2 Post by wikd69 » Sun Jul 29, 2012 8:17 pm

zoom zoom !! :smt003

We need video :thumb:
1969 ProStreet Camaro RS Best 9.75@139 1.46 60'
Blown 427 BBC, TH400 w/Brake, Back-Half Ladderbar
Narrowed 12-Bolt, 4.10 Gears, Spool, Moser 33 Spline

http://www.marsh-racing.com/harrys_camaro-1.htm

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#3 Post by clutchdude » Mon Jul 30, 2012 9:42 am

Big Block, big tires...12.00's :nutkick:

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#4 Post by wikd69 » Mon Jul 30, 2012 10:46 am

clutchdude wrote:Big Block, big tires...12.00's :nutkick:
Hey, don't listen to this guy, he's just suffering from motor & tire envy :mrgreen:
1969 ProStreet Camaro RS Best 9.75@139 1.46 60'
Blown 427 BBC, TH400 w/Brake, Back-Half Ladderbar
Narrowed 12-Bolt, 4.10 Gears, Spool, Moser 33 Spline

http://www.marsh-racing.com/harrys_camaro-1.htm

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#5 Post by John_Heard » Mon Jul 30, 2012 11:14 am

That's the dude's car that did tech inspection at Wichita if I remember right. That's like a 10 something car ?

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#6 Post by apacheracing » Mon Jul 30, 2012 12:21 pm

It was his car John, but it had a 468 in it then, ran low 10s,and I know nothing about it other than that.

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#7 Post by apacheracing » Sun Aug 05, 2012 4:47 pm

OK, I just got back from the track. We got 4 passes in. The first pass I launched at 5000 and shifted around 6000, went 10.82 and 121 I was out of the gas just pass the 1/8 mile mark but got back in it. On the second pass, 5300 on the brake and shifted at 6500, went 10.52 and 127, The tires spun about 12 to 15 feet, so I tried to get the tires hotter and let some air out of them. 3 pass launched at 5500 and shifted at 6800 it went 10.44 and 128. Best pass but I went 1 more time. This run felt sluggish and kind of sputtered down the track, 10.58 at 122. When we go back I think we can get to 10.20s with some tuning. But this is a start. Hope to post videos later .

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#8 Post by John_Heard » Sun Aug 05, 2012 9:13 pm

Sounds like good times!

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#9 Post by Hitchcock » Mon Aug 06, 2012 10:51 am

Nice times, for an old fart like you
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#10 Post by apacheracing » Mon Aug 06, 2012 12:27 pm

I forgot to mention that the wing window blew out of the drivers door on the 3rd pass right at the finish line, 128 hiles an hour and was laying just a foot out of the groove and didnt break. I thought the track crew saw it, but no. By the time we told the track crew, they had run 8 pairs of cars, went out at picked irt up, and not a scratch on it. Put it right back in and ran again.

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#11 Post by John_Heard » Mon Aug 06, 2012 1:02 pm

I know it's hot out, but you should really leave those closed when you're racing the car... Just think how much faster it would be without all that drag from the wing windows flapping out there in the wind?

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#12 Post by apacheracing » Tue Aug 07, 2012 5:23 pm


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#13 Post by Hitchcock » Tue Aug 07, 2012 5:51 pm

Nice video, sssooooooo is ther 59 ready yet? Remember, i need your run stand before oct. 5th.
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#14 Post by apacheracing » Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:02 pm

Might stab the engine in there this weekend,,,,,,

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#15 Post by John_Heard » Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:59 am

You ought to try slowing those front shocks extension down a few notches.

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