Last Dana 60 I built for all out Drag Race Use Grumpy was for a guy I went to highschool with. Class of 1987.
Frankie T. had $$$.
Bought an ex drag car, 1969 Camaro Super Sport.
468 ci BBC with Brodix Heads.
Camaro was a drag car since 1969.
Camaro was Blue in 1969 & was on the front cover of National Dragster that year.
I bought my 1970-1/2 Trans Am.
Built my own drivetrain.
Street machines, drag race, and late street racing for a group of 50 or so of us.
Was the rearend guy back then likewise.
I installed a 4.88 Rickmond 9310 Nickle gearset in his aluminum race spooled 35-spline Strange Hi - Tuff gun drilled axles of his Narrowed Big tire car Dana 60 rear.
Upped the nitrous shot to 700 HP pills.
850 HP normally aspirated power.
Custom built 6K 8 inch stall converter installed in the full manual reverse valvebody turbo 400.
That Sunday he ran 9.10's at 165 mph through the gates.
Left the starting line with front wheels off the ground for 200 + feet at Byron, IL speedway 1/4 mile track.
The legendary vintage wheelstanding 1969 Camaro was back & winning $$$.
Frankie won the Byron World Wheelie Contest in 1996 & 1997 with the Dana 60 I built for him.
He had his Corvette Red Camaro on 1 rear wheel & front bumper 90 degrees pointed toward the sky, engine freeze plug blew out instant, wetted the track, stayed on the gas full bore, things real got wild then, brought car under control, he lived............
Had to be there. Just increadable.
The crowd & myself just went wild.
Like jumping out of an airplane 10,000 feet with no parachute & living to talk about it.
Must have had 5,000 + passes on that Dana 60, 1400+ HP full power on Nitrous Hits.
Dana 60 I built never let go.