She's back in and making noise!

Discussion in 'Race 400/430/455' started by stagetwo65, Apr 6, 2015.

  1. stagetwo65

    stagetwo65 Wheelie King

    No, not my wife, my Tomahawk. My wife always makes noise.
    SPX intake picked up over 60 horsepower and almost 60 lbs ft of torque from the SP2. Made 908hp and 800tq this time around.
    So, after two years since it's brief time in my engine bay, it's back together, back in the car, and going to the track this Sunday...weather permitting.
    Wheelie bars will be set way down and I'll be foot braking it for the first several passes. I didn't show this beast enough respect last time out and cost myself a bunch of time and a pile of cash when it tried to leave the Earth's gravitational pull, only to come down hard enough to smash the headers to oblivion.
     

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  2. tufbuick

    tufbuick RIP

    I estimate the first run will be a 8.50 !*E-Town.........8.40*Atco.......8.90*Island Dragway

    Then the Big Man will get brave, set the trans brake and rip off his first ever 7.99 !!!!!!! :3gears:

    After that, they'll be no livin' with him anymore as he HECKLES us poor slower folks. :bla:
     
  3. GS Kubisch

    GS Kubisch THE "CUT-UP" BUICK

    Best of luck Doug.

    I'll be anxious to hear some great results.
     
  4. Tom Haeffner

    Tom Haeffner Well-Known Member

    That is great to hear Doug. Will be great to see it running again.Good luck with the new combo.


    Tommy.
     
  5. BuickGSrules

    BuickGSrules Gold Level Contributor

    Sounds great, let us know How it turns out. Stay safe untill you know How the setup reacts.
     
  6. SmittyDawg

    SmittyDawg Need another garage....

    That's great news, Doug! Looking forward to your numbers, and to seeing it run at Norwalk!:3gears:
     
  7. Buicksky

    Buicksky Silver Level contributor

    Sound like the first run was a fun one! HAVE FUN!:eek2:
     
  8. LARRY70GS

    LARRY70GS a.k.a. "THE WIZARD" Staff Member

    Then Jr. goes back in the car and runs a 7.80:laugh:
     
  9. bill lagna

    bill lagna Well-Known Member

    Great news Doug, I know how much you enjoy racing .
    Get someone to take a video.
    Bill
     
  10. Jim Rodgers

    Jim Rodgers Well-Known Member

    Awesome. Good luck getting your number!
     
  11. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    Way to go, Doug! Can't wait to see it in action!
     
  12. 70aqua_custom

    70aqua_custom Well-Known Member

    That's good to hear Doug. Best of luck at the track!!
     
  13. 69GS400s

    69GS400s ...my own amusement ride!

    the heck with jr .. let the Hammer drive it

    Awesome news Doug
     
  14. LARRY70GS

    LARRY70GS a.k.a. "THE WIZARD" Staff Member

    I'd need a license and a pair of depends:Dou:
     
  15. BQUICK

    BQUICK Well-Known Member

    .....and a bigger helmet!!!
     
  16. LARRY70GS

    LARRY70GS a.k.a. "THE WIZARD" Staff Member

    Why, I don't have a squished head. :laugh:
     
  17. BQUICK

    BQUICK Well-Known Member

    Not talking about you Larry.:grin::laugh:
     
  18. LARRY70GS

    LARRY70GS a.k.a. "THE WIZARD" Staff Member

    I get it, you think Doug's head will get too big for his current helmet :grin:
     
  19. BQUICK

    BQUICK Well-Known Member

    A 7.99 would require a crowbar to get it off.....
     
  20. stagetwo65

    stagetwo65 Wheelie King

    In the first place...my 2800lb behemoth, with all the smooth and shapely body lines of a cinderblock, doesn't have enough power to go 7.99.
    Maybe Frank wants to lend me his motor for a weekend and we'll see if 1040hp can get me into the 7s.
    In the second place, Bruce, you probably still have a crowbar laying around from when they had to pry your head out from under your slick, back when you thought your head would do a better job than a standard issue wheel chock at keeping your car from rolling off the trailer.
    Of course, you were incorrect. You wound up squishing your head in the failed "head as a chock" experiment. :laugh:
     

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