Supertanker Full Weight Stage 2 Electra vs SRT 1320 Challenger

Discussion in 'A boatload of fun' started by AlaskaBuick, Feb 9, 2020.

  1. johnriv67

    johnriv67 Well-Known Member

    Not to hijack, but you’re my idol when it comes to big cars and big power. No mincing of words, I saw that initial “Grandpas Electra” video and knew I had to throw my Riviera down the track like that. It’s a process. Expecting low 13s by the end of the fall. I'm gonna make a parody video of that one day.

     
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  2. wildcat4

    wildcat4 Well-Known Member

    Wow that’s really impressive!
    Why cut up a really nice car, I agree leave it complete and enjoy watching peoples mouths drop open when they see it run.
     
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  3. AlaskaBuick

    AlaskaBuick Well-Known Member

    No problem! I also seen a car years ago at nationals, like in 03. It was like a mid 70's white 4 door Electra running 12's at Bowling green. That is what gave me the motivation to build this car. Im sure someone on the board here knows that car.
     
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  4. Luxus

    Luxus Gold Level Contributor

    I totally remember that car! I'd be surprised if that guy is not a member here. (or at least was)
     
  5. Andrew Sury

    Andrew Sury Well-Known Member

    That was AWESOME!
     
  6. 69GS400s

    69GS400s ...my own amusement ride!

    Awesome car .. Someone needs to make sure Scotty see's this
     
  7. 1969RIVI

    1969RIVI Well-Known Member

    John took the words right out of my mouth! This is the stuff that gives me the inspiration to keep pushing on with my engine build. I want to see my big boat go like that and watch everybody gasp in awe:D. You don't have to hack the car up permanently to loose some weight, pull the back seat, drain 3/4 the fuel, loose the fender skirts and pull out the ac system and that should shed enough to gain a few points? Maybe if possible pull off the front inner wheel wells??
     
  8. Chi-Town67

    Chi-Town67 Gold Level Contributor

    Is it possible to see a pic of the time slip?
     
  9. AlaskaBuick

    AlaskaBuick Well-Known Member

    Ill have to go by the shop and find them
     
  10. D STAGE 2 455

    D STAGE 2 455 Well-Known Member

    There's probably a tenth or two in figuring out the suspension. 118 mph suggests 11 teens if not 11 ohs if the car dead hooks.
     
  11. 69GS400s

    69GS400s ...my own amusement ride!

    .. we will all need to set our clocks back due to the Earth slowing momentarily
     
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  12. AlaskaBuick

    AlaskaBuick Well-Known Member

    Well I’m counting on a tail wind and the new Curb Feeler’s I just ordered from JC Whitney ought to be worth a 10th.
     
  13. AlaskaBuick

    AlaskaBuick Well-Known Member

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  14. Luxus

    Luxus Gold Level Contributor

    Didn't you say you won that race?
     
  15. AlaskaBuick

    AlaskaBuick Well-Known Member

    Oh, let me explain if it is confusing.
    I did win posted race, by like 5 lengths, clearly seen in vid. The time slip posted was from my Best Run that day! Not from that race. That race posted in vid was a 11.52. I was posting my best time slip as I thought that is what most would like to see.
     
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  16. Fox's Den

    Fox's Den 22 years of racing the same 355 Buick motor

    Either way you look at it that Boat Was Rockin. I was wondering what that 13.20 Challenger did though.

    You even had that car in the timeslip beat in the 1/8, still a darn good job Definitely makes me think about ripping out this 350 and having that engine built. I wonder if Gary Paine is still doing the 455's I do live close to him.
     
  17. AlaskaBuick

    AlaskaBuick Well-Known Member

    Challenger is quick, I think he had a best of 11.7.
    Has some mods, real nice fellow
     

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