Discussion in 'Kill Stories (Where Hemis Never Win)' started by MN GS455, Jan 13, 2013.
Cross pollination always leads to strange mutations.
Think about it folks. In the T/F and Funny car classes of drag racing how many 455 Buick engines are there? ZERO. There is a reason for that. The best of any other manufacturer is not going to put out around 10,000 horsepower on a design from 1964. Ford tried with the Boss 429, Arias tried to help out Chevrolet. Neither were competitive.The 455s do great in their arena which is low rpm torque for wagons and luxobarges.
Sell it to fund a Buick
Sell it to Richard
Already sold my 487 inch 871 moonyham blown, twin 5 “shotgun injector blades nostalgia early(1957) hemi set on dead soft tune 1200 hp 1400 lbs of torque to a guy out of state. We put it in a nostalgia Afx 64 Plymouth fury with a straight axle for a test n tune at Woodburn years ago. This car was set with a really tight converter to smoke the rock hard early style 10” slicks. Mostly an exhibition type of car. A couple of long burnouts didn’t do much. The tires hazed to about 1000 ft. A couple of those and the best was high 10s. So the track owner pulled the plug cause he was nervous so we called it good. Went to SIR a couple weeks later, had swapped the 3.73 for 4.30, 5000 converter to replace the 1500 and brand new 14x32 Hoosiers. First run started with a 300 ft wheelstand which spooked our driver so he coasted through. Wheelie bars adjusted down, next run 9.18 at 149! We got a warning from the tech guy cause of no chute. Swapped pulleys from 35% to 45% 9.01 at151. Tech guy came over to our trailer and sez you’re done. But it was a good fun day.