Drag and Street Racing

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Anonymous Visitor
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Went to the strip with my 17 year old last nite to watch him participate in Grudge matches. The fire still burns, what a blast!
Different than when we were his age. A lot of Jap cars now, but when the old Nova's and Chevelle's came out and thundered down the track all the kids sit up and can't believe how fast they are. Nothing as cool as a V-8 roaring down the strip!!! Now he wants one!!

OldGoat58
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Whoa! 70's Flashback! Street drags! No imports in '75 when I started, but man talk about the GTO's, 442's, Camaros, Chevelles, Nova II's, and one 1965 Impala SS STATION WAGON! Yup, a station wagon, piloted by none other than the early model OldGoat, when he was a young, fit, Goat.

Get off work, haul @$$ to the gas station and fill up on 100 octane, a true 100 octane thank you! Head home, change the oil and filter, re-jet and needle the Carter carb, readjust the shift linkage on the old PowerGlide, and head on out. You should have heard the laughs, until I went down the road! It got quiet, very very quiet, because no one wanted to admit they just got beat by a Lead Sled!

Still my favorite type car race is headlight tag. God the Hillsboro City Police hated us. We had so much fun back in the '70's but there wasn't as much traffic and the people driving KNEW how to drive. Today there are too many people running too much Nitrous trying to race in too populated of an area. I'll teach my 16 year old to race, but in a safe place.

Hot2na
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OldGoat58 wrote:
Whoa! 70's Flashback! Street drags! No imports in '75 when I started, but man talk about the GTO's, 442's, Camaros, Chevelles, Nova II's, and one 1965 Impala SS

sweet! a true gear head that can talk the right talk & probably wrench your own.

you're a good fit here.

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OldGoat58
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TY for the compliment. My son saw this nice Nova II in our neighborhood as we drove bye one day. He asked what year it was and all I got to see was a fast glimpes of the front end and the profile. I told him I thnk it is a '65 or a '66, but we'd need to look closer to be sure. So we were out the other day and he asked if we could stop and look at it. We did! And guess what! It was advertised as a '67! That's odd, the tailights were flat. I told my son no way it's a '67 and he asked how can you tell dad? Well look her I said, and there it was, bright. bold, and in plain sight......"66" on the tail light lenses, the turn signal lenses, and the license light.

So, armed with this information, and after it's been for sale a few more weeks, we'll stop again and ask how much. It's got great bones and won't take a ton to make it real nice for cruising!

Hot2na
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yea, unfortunately there are a lot of 'want to be' vintage auto's out there. a car may have the right look but not sport that much sought after big block. so today's kids tend to try and beef up the exhaust system to try & replicate the sound. or others will hit a salvage yard for the big block emblems & such. 'SS' seems to be showing up an awful lot on cars these days. not that many were made when you think about it.

no dice!

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OldGoat58
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A person only needs to look as far as their neighborhood school district or municipal district to find a great rat motor! Little do people know that the 366 ci and the 427 ci gasoline truck engines are the much sought after "Tall Block" design. They are a standard GM bolt pattern for bellhousing / transmission mounting. They are all 4 bolt design mains and have beefier webbs to support the crankshaft. Oh, and to the ones that say you can't buzz a big block as fast as a small block I say patuey! I built 366 and 427 engines for school districts and they had a 6000 rpm redline because the transmission ratio rolled off past that. My friend in HS had a beeeiotchin' 67 GTO that he converted to BB 390 and was redlining at 7500 at the dragstrip!

Hot2na
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OldGoat58 wrote:
A person only needs to look as far as their neighborhood school district or municipal district to find a great rat motor!

My friend in HS had a beeeiotchin' 67 GTO that he converted to BB 390 and was redlining at 7500 at the dragstrip!

that's right! auto shop. i totally forgot about that. i wonder what kids learn these days and what types of restrictions the districts/schools put on their creative 'lets beef it up' flair!

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BoyRacerXD
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Got love racing on and off the track even though I am torn mostly toward imports I do have 2 cars. A 1995 Toyota Supra twin-turbo,6 speed,1035hp street legal, and my old clunker 1967 Shelby mustang supercharged all engine 895whp.

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