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Cars > Challenges > “Drag car” Vs “#Golden Rod#”

 

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
United States

 

1978 Chevrolet Camaro

“Drag car”

1986 Chevrolet El Camino SS

“#Golden Rod#”

 
Photo of: 1978 Chevrolet Camaro
Photo of: 1986 Chevrolet El Camino
 

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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 “#Golden Rod#”

Well, I figured if I couldn't afford a real one to take to car shows, then I would build one myself. I spent about 3 months on this, due to the fact I needed warmer weather to paint. I finally finished it on March 19, 2008. It uses no gas, and I can transport it anywhere I want for free. This is pretty much what I would like to actually purchase.

 

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 “#Golden Rod#”

195 HP/ 255 FT-LBS TQ
305 CID V8 - 4 BBL Rochester carb
Turbo-Hydramatic 350 three speed automatic
7.5 inch rear end with 3.42:1 gears and a limited slip differential

 

Factory Options for “Drag car”

No factory options listed.

Factory Options for “#Golden Rod#”

Bucket seats
Full gauge cluster including tach
Dual exit exhaust
Vinyl tonnue cover

 

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 “#Golden Rod#”

Pretty much stock, except for the color. The color is Autumm Gold metallic, picked straight from the optional colors for a '70 Chevelle.

 

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