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Cars > Challenges > “Drag car” Vs “Great White”

 

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Roswell, New Mexico
United States

 

1978 Chevrolet Camaro

“Drag car”

1978 Chevrolet Corvette

“Great White”

 
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About “Drag car”

-78 Camaro body

-Fiberglass One piece front end

-Fiberglass doors

-Fiberglass trunk lid

-All Windows Lexan

Chassis

-Cage NHRA Certified to 8.50

-Tube Chassis, Round tube Strut front end

-Motor set back 15 inchs

-Ladder Bar Rear with Coilovers

-New Strange Single Adjustable Shocks

-Ford 9” Rear with 5.29 gears

-Strange Aluminum Case (9")

-Morser axles

-1350 U-Joints

-Wheelie Bars

-Strange Strunt front end

-Strange Front Brakes

-Wilwood Rear Disc Brakes

-Fits 32/14.5 Slick Goodyear

-15 x 15 Rear Welds

-15 x 3.5 Front Welds

Engine

-434 SBC (650 HP on dyno)

-MSD Dist

-Roller Cam, at .682 lift

-Brodix Heads (Ported) Flow 324

-2.08, 1.60 Stainless Valves

- Jessel Aluminum Roller Rockers With Shafts1.6 Ratio 7/16” Stud

-SRP Pistions 13.5:1

-Oliver Billet Rods

-Magnum Callies Crank

-Dart little M Block (4.030)

-Brodix Single Plane Intake (Flowed and Ported)

-975 Demon Race RS Carb

-Electric Water Pump

-7 Quart Oil Pan

- Custom Made Headers

-Transmission

-1.76 First Gear Powerglide

-BTE Transbrake

-JW Ultrabell

-Hurst Quarterstick Shifter, with elec. Solenoid

-Electric Fan Transmission Cooler

-5700 Coan Stall Converter

-Ignition

-MSD 6AL

-3 step

-RPM Activated Switch

-RPM Dial for Launch

-Biondo Elite 400 Delay Box

It runs a 6.01 @ 113.50 MPH in the 1/8 mile
with a 1.293 60' time and a 3.855 330"

About “Great White”

This shark body Corvette has always been my dream car and I worked very hard to get it at the age of 16. It looked almost brand new when I bought it, in fact whenever I Would get pulled over the cops always complimented me! But now it has gone through some serious mods and i'll put pics up soon.

 

Specs for “Drag car”

Body

-78 Camaro body

-Fiberglass One piece front end

-Fiberglass doors

-Fiberglass trunk lid

-All Windows Lexan



Chassis

-Cage NHRA Certified to 8.50

-Backhalf Chassis, stock front end

-Motor set back past crossmember

-Ladder Bar Rear with Coilovers

-New Strange Single Adjustable Shocks

-Ford 9” Rear with 4.71 gears

-Strange Aluminum Case

-1350 U-Joints

-Wheelie Bars

-Moroso Springs in front with Comp 90/10 Shocks

-Fits 32/14.5 Slick (Toyos on now with good life left)

-15 x 15 rear Welds

-15 x 3.5 Front Welds

-Setup for BBC and SBC (BBC Plate and Headers inc.)



Engine

-383 SBC

-Burns Pump Gas 10:1

-Solid Lifter Cam, Around the .575 Range

-Dart 200 cc Straight Plugs

-K Motion Valve Springs

-2.02, 1.60 Stainless Valves

-Crane Aluminum Roller Rockers 1.6 Ratio 7/16” Stud

-Keith Black Hyperutectic Pistions

-X Rods

-Scat Cast Crank

-4 Bolt Main Block

-Hurricane Single Plane Intake

-750 Quick Fuel Carb New 6/08

-Electric Water Pump 6/08

-7 Quart Oil Pan

-Schoenfeld Headers

Transmission

-1.76 First Gear Powerglide

-BTE Transbrake

-JW Ultrabell

-Hurst Quarterstick Shifter, with elec. Solenoid

-Electric Fan Transmission Cooler

-5200 Stall BTE Converter (2 Years old)



Ignition

-MSD 6AL Box

-RPM Activated Switch

-RPM Dial for Launch

-3 step

-2 Red Top Optima Batteries

-Alternator (14.2 volts when running)

-Mallory Unilite Dist

old motor, 2008

Specs for “Great White”

350 sm/block w/hooker headers and flowmaster exhaust, the motor was recently rebuilt and powered up a bit, will have to get paperwork to list all upgrades.

 

Factory Options for “Drag car”

No factory options listed.

Factory Options for “Great White”

1978 Corvette Options




RPO# DESCRIPTION QUANTITY $ RETAIL
1YZ87 Base Corvette Sport Coupe 40,274 9,352
1YZ87/78 Limited Edition Corvette Pace Car 6,502 13,656
A31 Power Windows 36,931 130
AU3 Power Door Locks 12,187 120
B2Z Silver Anniversary Paint 15,283 399
CC1 Removable Glass Roof Panels 972 349
C49 Rear Window Defogger 30,912 95
C60 Air Conditioning 37,638 605
D35 Sport Mirrors 38,405 40
FE7 Gymkhana Suspension 12,590 41
G95 Optional Rear Axle Ratio 382 15
K30 Cruise Control 31,608 99
L48 350ci,175 & 185 hp V8
L82 350ci, 220hp Engine V8 12,739 525
MM4 4-Speed Manual Transmission, wide ratio
M21 4-Speed Manual Transmission, close ratio 3,385 0
MX1 Automatic Transmission 38,614 0
NA2 Standard Emissions Equipment
NA6 High Altitude Emission Equipment n/a 33
N37 Tilt-Telescopic Steering Column 37,858 175
QBS P255/60R15 White Letter SBR Tires 18,296 216
QGQ P225/70R15 Black Wall Radial
QGR P225/70R15 White Letter SBR Tires 26,203 51
UA1 Heavy Duty Battery 28,243 18
UL5 Radio Delete
U58 AM-FM Stereo Radio 10,189 286
U69 AM-FM Radio 2,057 199
UM2 AM-FM Stereo Radio with 8-Track 20,899 419
UP6 AM-FM Stereo Radio with Citizens Band 7,138 638
U75 Power Antenna 23,069 49
U81 Dual Rear Speakers 12,340 49
YF5 California Emission Certification n/a 75
YJ8 Aluminum Wheels 28,008 340
ZN1 Trailer Package 972 89
ZP2 Exterior / Interior Overide
ZX2 Convenience Group 37,222 84

 

Mods for “Drag car”

Car runs a 6.990 in the 1/8
60' 1.576
330 4.533
1/8 6.990
MPH 98.12

best run in 2009
6.51 in the 1/8 @106 MPH
With my 385 motor

Fastest run with my 434
60' 1.293
330 3.855
1/8 6.015
MPH 113.50

Mods for “Great White”

80-82 moldeded front bumper with molded front spoiler, 79-82 power seats, black interior, bubble tail lights, twin turbo hood, custom paint.

 

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