9sec Combos??

Discussion in 'Race 400/430/455' started by hugger, Sep 6, 2019.

  1. 455 Powered

    455 Powered Well-Known Member

    Phillip66. How much do you weigh and what have you taken off the car
  2. Philip66

    Philip66 Well-Known Member

    Personally I weigh 205, the car was 3100 with me in it last time I weighed it. That was full of fuel and ready to run.

    The car has a one piece fiberglass front end, fiberglass doors and a fiberglass deck lid, fiberglass bumpers too.
    Steel roof and quarters and the full factory dash is still in the car.
    Factory fuel tank is gone and there's an 8 gallon fuel cell mounted in the trunk.
  3. staged2ny

    staged2ny Silver Level contributor

    I find this hard to beleive...
  4. Philip66

    Philip66 Well-Known Member

    It was a totally different world 15 years ago. You could find $100 blocks.
    You could buy complete running and driving cars for a couple hundred bucks and harvest the parts off of it.

    Be very hard to duplicate that build today....
  5. 455 Powered

    455 Powered Well-Known Member

    I haven't been able to find many fiberglass parts for my 80 Cutlass. I weigh 235 and car is 3270 with me in it. Door panels,dash pad and bucket seats is all I have for interior. Engine bay is cleaned out. Manual brakes and steering. No inner fenders. No wiper motor,but I still have headlights and bumper w/absorbers. Maybe I should diet and take more stuff off car. Thanks for the info.
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  6. staged2ny

    staged2ny Silver Level contributor

    what I meant was I find it hard to believe that combo pushed a 3700 pound car into the nines . You’d have to be making over 700 hp ‍♂️That combo doesn’t sound like it is . I could be wrong I guess .
  7. Philip66

    Philip66 Well-Known Member

    Sorry, I went in the wrong direction after reading your statement. :eek::eek:

    When you put it like that, it does sound hard to believe. But I'd have to say that if Bruce (BQUICK) said that's what he ran...that's what he ran. He's always super consistent, and he knows how to tune his car to the conditions while realizing every bit of potential. Must've been some really good flowing heads after porting too. Besides that, Cecil is known for being a fast track with normally excellent DA.

    BQUICK Well-Known Member

    9.96 .....Yeah, it was a mineshaft day at Cecil and that was with 4.10 gears. (too many rpms ...6600-6700 thru traps) Now it has 3.73 gears but still manages 10 teens on a good day. Motor was built in 2003 (600+ runs) and never been out of car. 608B cam and stock rods. Crank cracked when internal balancing. I decided to roll the dice with it.
    I am just as amazed as anyone else what it runs (or that it still runs....knock on wood). AMP Mike ported the heads but I made the mistake of telling him I drove it on the street and the numbers are not as good as I have seen others get....probably 20-30 cfm left......

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