Originally Posted by autowiz
No, No. Let's call this spade a spade. OLD SCHOOL action for you. There was a Nissan GTR there with a full interior and A/C that was doing 8's. And a McLaren that was doing mid 9's. Again full interior carpet a/c nothing stripped from the performance exotic car. Today if you have the money to spend to go real fast you can very much do it in the lap of luxury.
You seem to be so lost in a time where we had to shock the hell out our drivelines to get a good launch. And you don't see that it is because you had so few gears to play with before electronic control. Did you know there really are no transbrake kits available for the 6l80E? For the simple fact that first gear is already 4.02:1. You cant play like that with your th400, dude. And that is just the 6 speed. Today we have 8, 9 and even 10 speed transmissions. You don't have to be uncomfortable to go fast. You want to be uncomfortable and enjoy putting yourself in that position. You masochistic freak.
Your Probably partial correct.
I am stuck in time from 1970s - 2005.
My Old Neighbor Mike I grew up next to was a Diehard Chevy guy with a low 10 second ET 1975 Chevy Monza.
It had a 355 ci 14:1 static compression SBC Based off a 327 SBC block.
It had JE pistons, Bill Miller Aluminum rods 6.0 inches center to center.
Factor iron Full Race ported 2.02 double hump heads.
Weiland Tunnel Ram with A pair of Holley 660s 4-bbls.
Full Roller Crane Cam and valvetrain.
It revved to 9500 rpm.
Turbo 400 Trans with a Transbrake.
5500 rpm Coan 8 inch Torque converter.
Big Tire car.
Huge Goodyear Slicks.
1957 Pontiac 9.3 Rear Diff narrowed with Mark Williams 35-spline axles. Strange Engineering Race spool billet steel. 5.57 :1 Richmond Gears.
Looked very much like Grumpy Jenkins Toy Drag car.
It was a custom Maroon paint.
Mike was a Body paint man for a living.
He drove a 1978 Trans Am daily or a Chevy K5 Blazer on 44s Super Swampers with an 8 inch lift kit
He kinda despised Pontiacs.
His Sister married a Mexican with the Fastest Pontiac around 12 miles away.
Mike called them the Fucking Wetback Mexicans.
Street Racing Rivalry.
Mondo and his brothers were into Pontiacs.
They had a 1974 Pontiac GTO X body.
They used a 1965 421 With factory Iron Ram Air 4 heads.
They beat Mike Street Racing.
About 1979 year.
I asked Mike sometimes why do you drive Lisa's Trans Am instead of your 1979 Z28 Camaro ?
Because it's Fast Brian and it does awesome Burnouts !