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Username Post: First run down the strip - I need a posi        (Topic#359068)
Crusty66 
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Crusty66
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Loc: Albany, eNZed
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12-07-19 07:34 PM - Post#2781689    

First run down the 1/4 mile ever - Fitech - damn tyres wouldn't stop spinning.
600 pa on a mild torquey 496 in my 66 Caprice with an open diff.
1st run 19.178 spun a tyre past 330
2nd run got some traction 14.002 and 100.9 mph
3rd run 13.768 and 102.35
I need a posi!
Fitech ran awesome, even after blowing off a vacuum blanking plug. Over two years now, best thing I have done since I put in the 496. Loving it

Steve
1966 Caprice 396 496 496mkII TH400


 


Bad56Sedan 
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Bad56Sedan
Loc: Pasadena, Texas
Reg: 04-29-04
12-08-19 04:26 PM - Post#2781735    
    In response to Crusty66

It is exciting,
That smile is tough to wipe off,
Then you get to thinking,
Ok that's enough of this!

VC56S 2 door Sedan, 39 Years



 
Crusty66 
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Crusty66
Age: 59
Loc: Albany, eNZed
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12-08-19 05:20 PM - Post#2781744    
    In response to Bad56Sedan

yeah, over 24 hours later & I'm still grinning

Steve
1966 Caprice 396 496 496mkII TH400


 
305c1500ext 
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Posts: 256

Loc: Auckland,NEW ZEALAND
Reg: 10-23-06
12-09-19 12:06 PM - Post#2781790    
    In response to Crusty66

Hi Steve. Was this at nightwars? Better than my 15.66...lol Mind you that you have over 160+ cubes on me!!

Philip
1996 c1500 305 vortec.1st truck so far!350 crate motor is in....had to rebuild the engine first!!
1986 mazda 323 turbo road race car 400hp.SOLD
598 bbc in 56 chev drag car 8.62 second
1965 Chev Impala sedan 283-now 327 + turbo 350


 
redflags 
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Loc: Palmerton Pa.
Reg: 07-21-12
12-09-19 12:57 PM - Post#2781798    
    In response to 305c1500ext

Posi is good, slicks are better! I originally ran my L-72 with a 3:70 open rear, street tires were worthless and the only way to get it to hook up was with a set of slicks on it.



 
Crusty66 
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Crusty66
Age: 59
Loc: Albany, eNZed
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12-09-19 04:46 PM - Post#2781822    
    In response to 305c1500ext

Hi Philip,

No this was an event organised by J.A Russells for their customers and friends. So a whole bunch of sparkys.

Steve
1966 Caprice 396 496 496mkII TH400


 
305c1500ext 
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Loc: Auckland,NEW ZEALAND
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12-09-19 04:53 PM - Post#2781823    
    In response to Crusty66

Not too bad for a un-prepped track then!What tyres are you using?

Philip
1996 c1500 305 vortec.1st truck so far!350 crate motor is in....had to rebuild the engine first!!
1986 mazda 323 turbo road race car 400hp.SOLD
598 bbc in 56 chev drag car 8.62 second
1965 Chev Impala sedan 283-now 327 + turbo 350


 
Crusty66 
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Loc: Albany, eNZed
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12-09-19 05:02 PM - Post#2781825    
    In response to 305c1500ext

255/50ZR17 HANKOOK K114

best run was 40 psi

Steve
1966 Caprice 396 496 496mkII TH400


 
305c1500ext 
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Loc: Auckland,NEW ZEALAND
Reg: 10-23-06
12-09-19 06:14 PM - Post#2781832    
    In response to Crusty66

What pressure do you run on the street?

Philip
1996 c1500 305 vortec.1st truck so far!350 crate motor is in....had to rebuild the engine first!!
1986 mazda 323 turbo road race car 400hp.SOLD
598 bbc in 56 chev drag car 8.62 second
1965 Chev Impala sedan 283-now 327 + turbo 350


 
Crusty66 
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Crusty66
Age: 59
Loc: Albany, eNZed
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12-09-19 07:22 PM - Post#2781839    
    In response to 305c1500ext

That was street pressure!
Later on I dropped to 28 psi, but best time was 14.1. It was getting a bit warmer by then & a Dodge "Little Red Wagon" replica had dropped it's guts on the start line a bit earlier, so I reckon the track was a little slippery.

Steve
1966 Caprice 396 496 496mkII TH400


 
305c1500ext 
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Loc: Auckland,NEW ZEALAND
Reg: 10-23-06
12-09-19 07:37 PM - Post#2781840    
    In response to Crusty66

Next time don`t drop the pressure so much....Still good time was had!!


Philip
1996 c1500 305 vortec.1st truck so far!350 crate motor is in....had to rebuild the engine first!!
1986 mazda 323 turbo road race car 400hp.SOLD
598 bbc in 56 chev drag car 8.62 second
1965 Chev Impala sedan 283-now 327 + turbo 350


 
beagrizzly 
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Loc: south texas
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12-10-19 06:23 AM - Post#2781861    
    In response to Crusty66

And so, it begins!!
Posi, then slicks, then torque converter, then trans brake, it goes on, and on, and on until you break something. Then you upgrade the stuff you have as it breaks.
Welcome to the addiction we call drag racing!!

Oh, yeah. There is no cure, and you never go fast enough, and there is ALWAYS someone faster.

my two pennies

Griff

if you're gonna be a bear..................

1960 Biscayne (the 6T)
2005 Yukon XL
2007 GMC Sierra Classic 8.1
2009 Silverado
2011 Escalade ESV


 
Crusty66 
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Crusty66
Age: 59
Loc: Albany, eNZed
Reg: 11-04-12
12-10-19 10:10 AM - Post#2781879    
    In response to beagrizzly

Yeah Griff, I'm definitely tempted! I already have a higher stall speed converter - maybe 2800. Quite often think it is too high for the street.

Certainly could be easy to head down the rabbit hole!

Steve
1966 Caprice 396 496 496mkII TH400


 
305c1500ext 
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Loc: Auckland,NEW ZEALAND
Reg: 10-23-06
12-10-19 02:12 PM - Post#2781889    
    In response to Crusty66

Next drag wars 18th January 2020....I hope to break into the 15.5??

Philip
1996 c1500 305 vortec.1st truck so far!350 crate motor is in....had to rebuild the engine first!!
1986 mazda 323 turbo road race car 400hp.SOLD
598 bbc in 56 chev drag car 8.62 second
1965 Chev Impala sedan 283-now 327 + turbo 350


 


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