70 EL Camino meets 70 Buick

Discussion in 'Kill Stories (Where Hemis Never Win)' started by BrunoD, Jul 13, 2019.

  1. BrunoD

    BrunoD Looking for Fast Eddie

    I have a 70 GS 470, 10.2 compression, Buick S-1 heads,242-258 duration,hydraulic cam,B4B intake and 850 Quick Fuel carb,373 rear,with Mickey's 275-15 rears,My car is all stock,only think missing is the AC,so its weight is just over 4100 pd with me in it.I have my son with me,adding another 175 pds .My son.s friend ,a cool guy about 50 years old,has the 70 El Camino,3450 lbs with the original BBC,now with 502 with aluminum heads ,intake,fuel inj,same gears as mine,s0 that makes it even lighter then the 34.50 listed,plus the driver.We were going to Bellmore.a Friday night cars get together.On the way,he suggest we try our cars on a roll.So there we are doing about 25 mph,I tell him to nail it and he does.I follow it instantly,and I start pulling away from him.I get off the car and he suggests to do it with a slow roll.I guess he forget about the Buick torque off the line.Again I tell him to go,I follow as quick as possible,by the time I was doing 50 mph I was about 6 cars ,maybe more,and pulling away,so we both got off the cars,All of this took maybe about 3 seconds of racing each time.He was cool about it, telling my son that he got beat by a better car.Bruno
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  2. Waterboy

    Waterboy Mullet Mafia since 6/20

    Great job Bruno! The score is Buick's 2, Elcamino's 0.
    I do like Elcaminos way better than Chevelles.
  3. TrunkMonkey

    TrunkMonkey Well-Known Member

    A friend of mine, Cliff says it's a well know fact, in certain cultures of the Spanish speaking persuasion, that "El Camino" is short for "Get outta the way, or that Buick will run you over".

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  4. Mark Demko

    Mark Demko Well-Known Member

    Torque, Chevies aint got any:p
  5. Golden Oldie 65

    Golden Oldie 65 Well-Known Member

    I don't know, I've got a completely streetable SBC Chevy that dyno'd at 526lb.ft.@4,200rpm. And the torque was above 500 all the way from 3,600 to 4,800rpm. Average torque for the entire pull was 494. Peak HP was 470@5,400. Sorry, I know you guys didn't really want to hear this :D
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  6. Donuts & Peelouts

    Donuts & Peelouts Life's 2 Short. Live like it.

    Bruno with another kill!!
  7. BrunoD

    BrunoD Looking for Fast Eddie

    right on Ronnie,Not too shabby for a 83 year old [ young ] man.Hi Bill, [Golden oldie 65 ] before this my car had a TA 288-96H,with a duration of 230-240 at 0.50.With this combo the car went 11.70 at Atco.on Buick day.Changed the cam to the current one,with a small amount of more work done to the heads,plus port matching the Edelbrock intake to the heads.I did have a very old 850 double pumper,now it has a 850 Quick Fuel carb.Still have the original fuel line and fuel pump.Is it quicker then before?I would venture to say yes.By the way,you can ask Larry the Wizard about this,as he still shakes his head about my small fuel line.By the way Bill,do tell me your times when you go to the track,dinos are only a guide line,track time is where its at. Bruno.
  8. Golden Oldie 65

    Golden Oldie 65 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the info, Bruno. I've got to put the car back together one of these days. Hopefully yet this year but I'm so busy with other things and we'll be gone on vacation the 2nd week of September. I'll be 65 in less than 2 months so I'm sure you can attest to the fact that time seems go by faster each year we get older. Hope you're still going strong 20 years from now.
  9. faster

    faster Well-Known Member


  10. 71stagegs

    71stagegs bpg member #1417

    That El Camino had no chance he didn't know he was racing the KING all Bruno needs is a few cannoli's then he is good to go.
  11. BrunoD

    BrunoD Looking for Fast Eddie

    Which you always supply.Well Steve,your car is must likely faster then mine,as you have a little more work and better go fast parts then mine.Bruno.
  12. 69GS400s

    69GS400s ...my own amusement ride!

    must be .. no ?

    .. at least it was some fifty yr old geezer you beat up on this time instead of another young kid

    BrunoD .. the Educator of Buick Torque for 50 yrs to all unsuspecting L.I. wannabe boy racers

    Long Live the King !!
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  13. Golden Oldie 65

    Golden Oldie 65 Well-Known Member

    I wish that were in the near future. I've got the car all apart and way too much other stuff on my plate right now. And to make matters worse, fall will be knocking on our door soon, then winter. There just isn't enough time in a day anymore. Why is it the older we get the faster time goes by? :(
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    BUICKRAT Got any treats?

    Love it! Spanked by Buick torque!
  15. Mark Demko

    Mark Demko Well-Known Member

    We don’t move as fast as we used too:p
  16. 71stagegs

    71stagegs bpg member #1417

    I don't think so! Fast Eddy told Moon u have Magical Mystical Powers in your Right Foot fueled with a few Cannoli's your unbeatable.Maybe we should rent a 6 car hauler bring all the cars to the track and have some fun.If I drove my car to Maryland I would need a wheel chair when I got there.
  17. BrunoD

    BrunoD Looking for Fast Eddie

    Well.Maryland is out for me,as my son is bringing the race car there, and I will be busy with that,even just as a spectator ,as my son likes to do most of the work himself and its my car,with him as a silent partner.That would be interesting,You,Stacy,Larry,Jason,Leo,Steve with the 73 and myself.I would be the only one there with steel heads and original fuel system.Bruno.
  18. Lane in Mt.Hermon

    Lane in Mt.Hermon Well-Known Member

    Love it Bruno .......... keep on kicking with steel heads and old fuel system. Us younguns' [me - 72] can sit back and watch and wish!
  19. ray morris

    ray morris Well-Known Member

    Keep up the good work BrunoD !!

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