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Cars > Challenges > “Drag car” Vs “Silver”

 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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BigJohnTexan

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Sayre, Oklahoma
United States

 

1978 Chevrolet Camaro

“Drag car”

1987 Mazda RX-7 GXL

“Silver”

 
Photo of: 1978 Chevrolet Camaro
Photo of: 1987 Mazda RX-7

No longer owned

 

Head to Head

 

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 “Silver”

I bought this car in 2007. When I was a kid and I first saw this car I fell in love with it and vowed to get one of my own. And now today I have one. Its slowly but surely getting fixed up. I have kids so the parts are slowly getting bought. But its a fun ride and can really move. I even went back to where I am from in Texas and raced it against other cars on the Eagle Mountain Lake cliff roads. They are full of hairpin turns. But to get to the point, I beat an RX8 and a Mustang Saleen in my car. It can really corner. Almost as good as my Integra. My RX7 is named Silver, just like in the Lone Ranger. Hiyo Silver, awaaaay!

Added: Let me put in a little clarification for those who would dispute my car beating a Saleen. Granted the Saleen has more HP but I know how to drive my car, he didnt. And if you have ever seen the Eagle Mountain Lake Cliff roads you would understand as soon as you seen all of the hairpins and corners. When my car first came out in roadtests it beat the Porshe 924 in the corners and handling.The only thing that the 924 beat the RX7 in was acceleration. And that was just barely. I am not a rich kid like the guy who had the Saleen. Mommy and Daddy didnt buy me my car. Every car I have owned I have bought myself. I work on my own cars, I rebuild my own engines and I add my own mods. I dont put mine in a shop and let someone else work on it because I dont know how. And anytime I race and I win it was me and my car that did it. Not someone elses labor. Mine.

 

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 “Silver”

13b rotary engine. Havent gotten it on the quarter mile yet but the time is coming soon. Have to get a few mods for it to run even faster! The fastest that I have gotten this car was 160 mph on the highway. But in the hills the top speed was 140mph. Flatter is better. Gotta get Silver on the Dyno soon. Maybe my next trip to Fort Worth I will do it.

 

Factory Options for “Drag car”

No factory options listed.

Factory Options for “Silver”

Come on, its a GXL. They were packed with extras. Sunroof, AC and even the electronic suspension adjustment that changes it from normal to sport. And it all still works! And lets not forget the independent rear suspension and the four wheel disc brakes.

 

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 “Silver”

Hmmm, not much yet. Just a new Pioneer stereo, 2 Kicker Comp 12 inch subs, 2 Kenwood tweets, and 2 4000 watt Sony X-plode amps. Its loud as hell. And if you are wondering why so many brands, I think that each one is the best for that part.

 

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78 camaro
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Points for Drag car Total Votes Points for Silver
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