Fastest boats down the track..

Discussion in 'A boatload of fun' started by EEE, May 9, 2007.

  1. EEE

    EEE Straight out of lo-cash!

  2. RIVI1379

    RIVI1379 Well-Known Member

    COOL THREAD, A LOT OF SWEET CARS!!...Hope I can join the group, 13.78 @ 101, hoosier radials, 3.42 posi, 93 deg and lots of humidity last time I went up:beer
     

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  3. Davy77

    Davy77 Alaskan Riviera

    Yes the teal is a little overwhelming when it is covering 99% of the car but if the driver is happy more power to him. We need someone in here translate some of the key points of his build. I would be really curious to know what he is running in the 1/4.
     
  4. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    I updated my new time in the timeslip database.

    14.25 for the Centurion this year! I need to run it in some better weather, and I'll get some 13 second runs in.
     
  5. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    I LOVE this shot...:grin: :TU:
     

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  6. 78ParkAvenue

    78ParkAvenue LED Interior Lighting

    :TU:
     
  7. Electrajim

    Electrajim Just another Jim

    Yes I do.
    Only interior mod is swivel buckets instead of the 60/40 bench seat.

    ElectraJim
     

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  8. nick rabi

    nick rabi Well-Known Member

    Had a couple of good passes @ E-Town today.14.263@101.35mph & 14.223 @ 99.53 mph running a spare 770 Holley cause I killed the 870 Holley when I tried rebuilding it.:Dou:
     
  9. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    101 mph? Traction problems?:grin:
     
  10. telriv

    telriv Well-Known Member

    So Nick, the carb. was your major problem in Columbus???? Did you find anything else??? I, as well as many others, can rebuild that carb.

    Tom T.
     
  11. nick rabi

    nick rabi Well-Known Member

    Adam,
    No traction problems at all.Must be the crappy 2:93 gears I am running in the posi.Can't wait to get some deeper gears.Guess I will find a 8.5 rear from a 350 car & build it the way I want.I am tired of being held hostage by the lack of & extreme cost of gears when available.Tom,I am not sure if I am out of the woods yet with the beaking up issue.Ran 3 passes today,broke up some on the 1st pass but not at the remaining 2 passes.I finally had a new 2.5 exhaust system with 2 chamber mufflers installed.The exhaust really woke the car up.I am having the 870 carb redone now,Looking forward to getting it back to see how it runs.
     
  12. Floydsbuick

    Floydsbuick Well-Known Member

    Hey guys,

    Check this link. EEE (Kimson) car was destroyed by fire and he's pretty much screwed. He has been a bigtime asset to this big Car sub-forum and we need to help out. Thanks!

    http://www.v8buick.com/showthread.php?t=136804
     
  13. Electrajim

    Electrajim Just another Jim

    NEW BEST ET/MPH

    Participated in UBDRA event this weekend.
    Made it all the way to the semi-finals, and broke out by .08
    Still collected my first payout. :dollar:

    1.615 60'
    7.532 @89.64 1/8th
    Personal best 11.925 @ 111.44MPH.
    Will post scan of ET slip soon.

    ElectraJim

    77 Buick Electra 225, 4 door, 455 powered.
    stock crank and rods. SpeedPro pistons. 9.5:1CR, "stage one" ported heads,
    290-08H cam, B4B intake, Race Demon 850, Poston headers, 3" full exhaust.
    TH350, 3000 stall
    3.73 10 bolt, Hoosier QuickTime Pros 26X10.5
    Emissons compliant upon request.
     

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  14. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    Nice, Jim....11's!!! SaWeeet!!

    Was this at Gateway?
     
  15. Electrajim

    Electrajim Just another Jim

    Yes it was.
    It usually one of Gateway International Raceway's larger events.
    Sunday was pretty busy.
    Weather and track were great for horsepower!

    Unfortunately, I was the ONLY Buick powered V8 there.
    There was only 1 turbo 6 Buick.
    and this http://www.justanothercadillac.com/ Chevy powered.

    ElectraJim
     
  16. GoldBoattail455

    GoldBoattail455 462 -> TH400 -> Posi

    Congrats Jim! :beer I know a couple STI's just dying to get smacked down.:pray: :laugh:
     
  17. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    ElectraJim saw me blow the doors off a WRX a month ago when we went to Gateway:laugh:

    I don't think the driver knew what the hell he was doing, though.
     
  18. Electrajim

    Electrajim Just another Jim

    Some WRX's can be tough!

    Adam and I both leave quite a wake when we blow by.

    What I wanna know is, where are all the Town Cars at? :eek2:

    ,,hydraulic competition shows I guess.

    Thanks guys,
    ElectraJim
     
  19. Deathon4wheels

    Deathon4wheels Outlaw of the Riviera

    I have a 1967 Riviera non-posi with a rebuilt 430, custom dual exhaust, headers, and a few pounds shaved off here and there. What kind of horsepower do you think I can expect to get to the rear wheels after a complete tune-up? Thanks
     
  20. flynbuick

    flynbuick Super Moderator Staff Member

    340-25% = 255. So if the 430 engine is still as healthy as new you will be around 250 hp.
     

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