Discussion in 'Other Buick Events' started by 71GS455, May 23, 2007.
My time was about an hour and a half from Bellevue to Bremerton - driving all the way around.
Hey Rick, you looked pretty good out there yesterday!
I got bit by the drag bug hard yesterday and really would have loved to run the vert just once to see what it would do; oh well.
I am going to get the 4 door set up the track. I will not use anything from the vert (except the rear battery / shut off set up of course) so we are going to start with iron out of the stash and get busy in the shop over the winter.
First step is getting verifying that the drag meats fit under it, then getting the 350 out of the 4 door to Al; I will call him. I also need a good rearend for it. Does anyone have a rearend for sale? I would even go FORD 9 inch if need be:TU:
Oh, I thought I was cured of the drag racing bugo No: This is starting to look expensive ou: ou:
Someday. Course I would need to have my motor rebuilt first. :3gears: p
Wish you would have put my heads on there to see if they would have made a difference!
what A great time I ran a 12.65 12.68 12.65 12.57 and a 13.20 when I spun coming out of the hole. next year I will be ready with the race car. It was nice to see you again mark, and it was nice meeting you rick. thanks for the pictures steve. Glen
well, what an extremely dissapointing day for me at the track. Although i had a great time and everyone was real nice especially dean who helped adjust my carbeurator so i wasnt stalling out at the end of the track, my times were crushing to my hopes. Ive ran a best 11.9 at this track 2 years ago my best time was a 13.4 yesterday. And this is after a full port job and cam increase! oh well, back to the drawing board for me. o No:
Anybody who has been drag racing for a while has spent money and ended up going slower. Years ago I spent over $1,000 and ended up going from low 13's to low 14's in my Camaro...DOH! ou:
Any ideas why you slowed down? Is it by chance a torque converter mismatch with your new combo?
im not sure. i dont think that its a torque convertter issue, although i wont rule it out. im thinking that its a ignition timing problem combined with a too small carb. Thanks for the idea with the converter i didnt even think about that, something to look into.