Fastest boats down the track..

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

  1. sicksteve

    sicksteve Well-Known Member

    They do make good Mad Max road cars, however:Brow:
     
  2. '73RivStage1

    '73RivStage1 Member

    True, true! I own a nice triple black '70 Eldo with the rare factory sunroof and bucket seats/console. The cars are great cruisers and handle fairly well for their size. Not many can keep up on the freeway with the 10:1 500 and 3.07 gears...a real highway star. It has run a best: 2.07 60' 14.97@ 90.96 mph in stock 4900lb. driver weight, slicks and dual exhausts. The parts car was stripped and seemed have a slightly stronger motor. Unfortunately, I may have to wait until next year to get the Riv to the track. :(

    Rick
     
  3. blown455

    blown455 Pit crew

    I just put a new engine in my riv hope it runs well, IM going to run it on E-85 fuel like my skyhawk, so i can get away with 10.5 compression and iron heads.
     
  4. '73RivStage1

    '73RivStage1 Member

    12.86@ 106 on street tires in a Riv?...very nice :Brow: :beer
     
  5. grandville455

    grandville455 Well-Known Member

     
  6. BQUICK

    BQUICK Well-Known Member

    Synthetic is a bit slippery for the clutches unless the are set up nice and tight. I used Amsoil but Redline is good.
    No need for additive....just makes the clutches slip more.
     
  7. EEE

    EEE Straight out of lo-cash!


    I can't really fit the 1/8 mile time in the chart, if it goes down the 1/4 post it here and I'll gladly enter the time. :3gears:

    I also put everything in an html table, so things look a bit neater. It took a long time to hand code the damn thing, no access to dreamweaver at home.
     
  8. pphil

    pphil Well-Known Member

    my new best times
    i installed the posi unit and went to the track today

    my new best times:grin:
    60'-2.204 1/4-15.12 @89.36
    1970 wildcat 4600 lbs 2200 stall 2.78 posi rear

    please update

    scott
     
  9. alan

    alan High-tech Dinosaur

    It still hasn't made it to a 1/4 mile track yet, but it's down to an 8.18 @ 87.9 mph.

    And it still won't spin the tires to do a burnout! :Do No:
     
  10. EEE

    EEE Straight out of lo-cash!

    That sound pretty quick since you'll have another 1/8 to pick up some mph's and you're already doing almost 90, what's your estimate on a 1/4 track?
     
  11. yacster

    yacster Lv the gun tk the Canolis

    Kimson My stats are in my signature can you add it to your spread sheet- Tony:TU:
     
  12. alan

    alan High-tech Dinosaur

    The best I can guess is about a 12.85 @ 110mph, but I really have no idea.
     
  13. 87GN@Tahoe

    87GN@Tahoe Well-Known Member

    hey tony, what do you have for exhaust?
     
  14. yacster

    yacster Lv the gun tk the Canolis

    T/A shorties into 2.25" pipes ending at Vortek (off brand) mufflers.:cool:
     
  15. TheSilverBuick

    TheSilverBuick In the Middle of No Where

    Hello EEE, thought I'd post here. Unfortunately I've lost/misplaced my time slip for my '72 Centurion Convertible from when I took it down the track in 2003 (2004?). But I do remember it ran a best of 15.58 seconds and was mph 88-89mph. An all stock rebuild, ~8.5:1 compression, an isky .454 lift cam, Q-jet, points, iron intake and exhaust manifolds. Dual exhaust with glass packs and the stock open 2.93 gears.
     
  16. Limited73

    Limited73 Member

    Is anybody running with headers or running with the cast iron exhaust manifolds?
     
  17. grandville455

    grandville455 Well-Known Member

    Did u verify that .10 gain by switching to synthetic? Sameday at the track.. or just guessing? tx
     
  18. BQUICK

    BQUICK Well-Known Member

    Actually it was .07 and 1 mph. Ran on Sat then changed lube and ran Sun. Air was about the same. Synthetic is the only way to go....with an open rear.
     
  19. Electrajim

    Electrajim Just another Jim

    Yes I am, and they work GREAT! :cool:

    ElectraJim
     
  20. grandville455

    grandville455 Well-Known Member


    Wow!.. Probably wouldn't get same results with 9 3/8 posi? what gear weight did u use?
     

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