10 second combinations

Discussion in 'Race 400/430/455' started by stamper91, Jul 24, 2018.

  1. Bluzilla

    Bluzilla a.k.a. "THE DOCTOR"

    Bob, What fuel are you using with the 11.4:1?

  2. TORQUED455

    TORQUED455 Well-Known Member

    Larry, I mix Sunoco 110 with 93 pump gas 50/50 when street driving, and just use straight 110 at the track. This combo has been together for almost 10 years now, and I think during the next refresh, I might cut the compression down some.
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  3. Todd Borland

    Todd Borland Buicktodd

    464, 12.99:1
    TA Girdle no block fill, poured lifter galley
    Ross Pistons .023 above the deck running TA .060 Copper head gaskets and O-ringed Block
    Eagle H-Beam BBC 6.635 rods
    308S cam
    SRE oil pan
    Home ported Stage 2 SEs
    3500 car and driver
    4.10 gears 12 bolt
    HR Parts-N-Stuff bar, Southside Machine lowers without the drop down bracket, Art Morrison adj uppers & No hop bars
    Th400 with Edge 4500 Stall 9" converter Foot Brake
    28 x 12.5 ET Streets
    TA Intake 1050 Dominator

    10.74 @ 125 MPH 1.52 60' through the muffs
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  4. 12.0 wagon

    12.0 wagon Grocerys optional

    This is a Great thread. I am seeing high compression, and for the most part 4. + gearing. Is it possible to get into the 10.’s with a 10.5 compression stage two heads and 3.73 gears, 462 ?
    I’m certainly enjoying this read though
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  5. Bluzilla

    Bluzilla a.k.a. "THE DOCTOR"

    I'm hoping to exceed my best time with my current build. Less compression, 3.90 gears, much better heads.

  6. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    As long as the heads are moving some air and it doesn't weigh 4klbs, yes , not far in the 10's but some 80's low 90's would be possible

    The reason you see such deep gears is mostly because of the 29 or 30in tall tires most 10sec cars run. And it helps with the 60ft my car went 1.42's first few and only passes, if it wasn't hanging it's tongue out at the strip I'd put a 430 gear
  7. Bens99gtp

    Bens99gtp Well-Known Member

    I'm super tempted to put 430s in ours when I put the 30 spline spool and axles in. Running 4.10s now when shifting at 6500/6500 went through the 1320 at 6200......stk rod motor. We now have molnars and billet main caps....thinking we could go 7000 if we needed to. Most places around us are down to running 660', so most of the time I won't ever see that long draw in high gear.

    When I put a stk bottom end 430 in with my ported iron heads it went upper 11.20s, but I also threw 4.56 in it

    I'm thinking about making a handful of passes on my stk axles to see the top end rpm b4 pulling the rear apart to put the new spool.
  8. sriley531

    sriley531 Buckle up, this could get rough....

    I'm hoping to add my build to this list after BG, but it'll only be tickling 10's with the spray (I hope anyway).
  9. mbusher83

    mbusher83 Well-Known Member

    I run a 4:33 gear, stock rod motor, shift at 5800, 6000, and cross the line at 6100. I'd spin it a tad higher but the kb107 is done pulling at that point.
  10. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    With my 4.10 and 28 in tire I was seeing 6800 at the stripe
  11. stamper91

    stamper91 Well-Known Member

    So a good 12.1 compression engine with stage 2s and a high 3 or low 4 series gear should get a 69 skylark into the low 11s high 10s? At least that's what I'm seeing a lot of
  12. quickstage1

    quickstage1 Well-Known Member

    464 11 to 1 short block built in 2002. No fill, stock rods, Ross pistons, Scott Brown solid lifter cam
    Switched to Gessler ported Edelbrock heads a few years ago.
    Ported SP1 and Proform 950
    1-7/8" Poston headers, 3" x-pipe, pypes street pro mufflers, 3" tail pipes
    Stage 2 scoop with air pan sealed to hood
    TH 400 and Jim Weiss 9.5" converter, modified governer shifts at 5800 rpms in drive.
    Full interior, factory buckets and console
    All steel except fiberglass front bumper
    Comp Engineering drag shocks
    3.73 gears and 28x12.5 ET Streets
    I use 99 octane Sunoco unleaded (sold at the local Sunoco) mixed 50/50 with 93 octane at the track and just 93 on the street.

    Best time of 10.96
    Best mph 124.72

    Have since added a rear anti roll bar but the 20 year old trans finally gave up so I don't know if it will help or not. I'll be rebuilding another TH400 as soon as I get time to mess with it.

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  13. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

  14. John Stevens

    John Stevens Well-Known Member

    '82 Regal---- Pump gas
    10:1 .030 over 455 Arias pistons
    Stock connecting rods
    306 solid cam
    K.B. rockers
    2" TA headers
    Ported iron heads
    TA SP1 intake
    Holley 950 carb
    Turbo 400 Coan 4,500 conv & trans brake
    4:10 Ford 9" with ladder bars
    Backhalfed with stock frame rails
    13x31 M/T slicks

    Has run 10.31 @ 127mph best
    Car weighs 3,200 w/driver, this is one of the most basic 10sec. Buicks around, built for bracket racing with no exotic parts, runs "real" pump gas & has literally hundreds if not thousands of 1/4 mile passes and usually leaves with the wheels a couple feet in the air.
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2018
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  15. BQUICK

    BQUICK Well-Known Member

    John...I assume you mean POSTON heads?
  16. John Stevens

    John Stevens Well-Known Member

    Nope, Ported iron heads...... Sorry fat fingered it. (I corrected it, Thanks)
  17. stamper91

    stamper91 Well-Known Member

    little more details on your engine please
  18. mbusher83

    mbusher83 Well-Known Member

    Sure, What would you like to know?
  19. stamper91

    stamper91 Well-Known Member

    Compression ratio, heads, pistons, converter, etc... Your build seems like something very similar to what I'm looking for
  20. mbusher83

    mbusher83 Well-Known Member

    It's all posted on the first page of this thread towards the bottom.

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