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    Default Re: Fastest boats down the track..

    time to update mine. Finally hit the 1/4!!
    1.91 60'
    7.85 @90.66 1/8th
    12.203 @ 113.51 1/4

    weighs 5400 lbs at fighting weight,, has the cummins swapped in with a smallish set of injectors 2 power boxes and a small set of compound turbos.
    3.42 gear in the 9 3/8 rear, with welded diff.. could do a lot better with a 2.90 gear..
    will get it faster. and let you know!!
    The 24v Riviera. yeah its got a Cummins.
    5400 lbs. (new best 1/8) 7.62 @ 93.75
    7.69@92- 11.97@115 1/4. out of injection pump! Time for transmission tuning.

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    Default Re: Fastest boats down the track..

    Updated..
    Kimson
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    Default Re: Fastest boats down the track..

    i was watching the finals of the 2010 gs nationals the other day on line and found a quick boat

    http://www.gsnationals.com/gs_nation...10_results.htm
    (bracket 2)

    a black wildcat running an 11.21
    is this car included in the list .......

    dont know who or whats in it but its a quick boat

    jake

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    Default Re: Fastest boats down the track..

    Quote Originally Posted by gsjake View Post
    i was watching the finals of the 2010 gs nationals the other day on line and found a quick boat

    http://www.gsnationals.com/gs_nation...10_results.htm
    (bracket 2)

    a black wildcat running an 11.21
    is this car included in the list .......

    dont know who or whats in it but its a quick boat

    jake
    It's Tom Wagner's car mentioned on page 1 of this thread.

    Devon
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    Default Re: Fastest boats down the track..

    Quote Originally Posted by DaWildcat View Post
    It's Tom Wagner's car mentioned on page 1 of this thread.

    Devon
    thats one bad ride..........

    jake

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    Default Re: Fastest boats down the track..

    I get to move up again!
    Went 11.97 at 114.97 today! With a1.81 60'

    At a svelte 5400 lb race weight.
    Not too bad for 359cid of compression ignition fury!
    I have a larger primary turbo coming for more power,
    and better brakes in the works, so i can hold it on the line to shorten my60' tines,

    Shooting for cage territory... Will see in the spring!
    The 24v Riviera. yeah its got a Cummins.
    5400 lbs. (new best 1/8) 7.62 @ 93.75
    7.69@92- 11.97@115 1/4. out of injection pump! Time for transmission tuning.

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    I will have to look and see if I can find a time slip.

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    Default Re: Fastest boats down the track..

    Changed to .81 turbine housings at the GS nats this year and improved to an 11.76.The 60' time was a 1.78.


    I may change to .69 housings just to see what happens.
    alan

    It isn't what happens to you that matters most, but rather what you choose to do about it.

    '73 Estate wagon - Best ET 11.74, best MPH 117.13

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    Default Re: Fastest boats down the track..

    Nice Alan! Sucks i have to stay in the same spot now!
    The 24v Riviera. yeah its got a Cummins.
    5400 lbs. (new best 1/8) 7.62 @ 93.75
    7.69@92- 11.97@115 1/4. out of injection pump! Time for transmission tuning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1drwgn View Post
    Nice Alan! Sucks i have to stay in the same spot now!


    It won't be long and I'll be maxed out, though. Stock rods and all that.

    Will take quite a bit of for me to catch up after you pass me!
    alan

    It isn't what happens to you that matters most, but rather what you choose to do about it.

    '73 Estate wagon - Best ET 11.74, best MPH 117.13

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    Default Re: Fastest boats down the track..

    Do you have a build thread on that wagon? I would love to see it soon!
    The 24v Riviera. yeah its got a Cummins.
    5400 lbs. (new best 1/8) 7.62 @ 93.75
    7.69@92- 11.97@115 1/4. out of injection pump! Time for transmission tuning.

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    Default Re: Fastest boats down the track..

    Quote Originally Posted by 1drwgn View Post
    Do you have a build thread on that wagon? I would love to see it soon!
    3rd post in this thread;

    http://www.v8buick.com/showthread.ph...ed-Buicks-Here!
    alan

    It isn't what happens to you that matters most, but rather what you choose to do about it.

    '73 Estate wagon - Best ET 11.74, best MPH 117.13

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    Really need to get the Riv back to the track. I know I can cut 2 to 3 seconds off her old time.
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    68 Riviera: Show car.
    78 Regal:Track car 1.47 60'- 7.19 1/8 mile, 11.83 1/4

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    Default Re: Fastest boats down the track..

    Went to the track today. It was nearly perfect air and I think the car did as well as she's going too with the current tune. I could probably break into the 13's with a little more carb and timing. It drives very well as it is and I dont see a need to make changes right now. Heres the slip.






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    68 Riviera: Show car.
    78 Regal:Track car 1.47 60'- 7.19 1/8 mile, 11.83 1/4

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    Default Re: Fastest boats down the track..

    Into the lower 14's, not bad at all!
    The 24v Riviera. yeah its got a Cummins.
    5400 lbs. (new best 1/8) 7.62 @ 93.75
    7.69@92- 11.97@115 1/4. out of injection pump! Time for transmission tuning.

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    Default Re: Fastest boats down the track..

    Finally, got to the track after 3 years of ownership. Made 5 runs, all faster than the last. My mph seemed pretty consistent the whole time. I need to adjust the shift point from 1st to 2nd another 1000rpm as it was shifting at 4000 but all in all the car acted great. Not bad for a 4400lb boat with no tune.
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    Finishline Halo Girdle
    Speed Pro forged pistons/stock rods w/ARP bolts
    ARP main/head studs
    TA 288-96H
    TA Timing Cover w/HD Water Pump
    Stock radiator with electric fans from a Ford Windstar
    Self ported big port heads converted to Stage One specs
    Summit 750 carb
    200-4R with 2800 stall
    Pertronix Billet Distributor

    San Diego, CA
    Jason

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    Default Re: Fastest boats down the track..

    I looked at every post for the first 5 pages of this thread and what? No videos of these boats racing? What's the deal?!
    "Sometimes the place to be is right where you are"

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    Default Re: Fastest boats down the track..

    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Mild View Post
    I looked at every post for the first 5 pages of this thread and what? No videos of these boats racing? What's the deal?!
    LOL, kinda hard when you go to the track by yourself. I do plan on investing in a go-pro at some point.
    72 Buick Rivera GS - 67K original miles
    Finishline Halo Girdle
    Speed Pro forged pistons/stock rods w/ARP bolts
    ARP main/head studs
    TA 288-96H
    TA Timing Cover w/HD Water Pump
    Stock radiator with electric fans from a Ford Windstar
    Self ported big port heads converted to Stage One specs
    Summit 750 carb
    200-4R with 2800 stall
    Pertronix Billet Distributor

    San Diego, CA
    Jason

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    Default Re: Fastest boats down the track..

    List hasnt been updated yet. I went 2 secs faster! Wooo hOOO!
    ROA Member # 13359
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    68 Riviera: Show car.
    78 Regal:Track car 1.47 60'- 7.19 1/8 mile, 11.83 1/4

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    Default Re: Fastest boats down the track..

    My 68 Sportwagon is a big boat but it is very light, 3400 lbs with driver. I don't think it qualifies.
    Bill
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    2004 Cadillac Escalade 6.0 Tow Hog
    2005 Rainer, wife's ride ( sold to daughter)
    2014 Regal "T" type, turbo charged

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    Default Re: Fastest boats down the track..

    The list has been updated. Sorry for the delay, but it's hard to find a couple of spare minutes these days.
    Kimson
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    - 1972 Centurion (R.I.P.)
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    Default Re: Fastest boats down the track..

    The big Buicks are looking pretty mellow compared to these Impalas:
    http://www.yellowbullet.com/forum/sh...d.php?t=198120
    Kimson
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    Default Re: Fastest boats down the track..

    New bests for the wagon! 11.74 @ 117.13. Freeze plug came out after the finish line, not sure what happened yet.

    It also weighs more! 5375 pounds.

    Will weigh a little more than that with water in the radiator!
    alan

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    '73 Estate wagon - Best ET 11.74, best MPH 117.13

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    Dang it!! Io got down to 11.89 @115.1 last weekend at the same 5400lb weight,

    This winter will change some things, I am out of injection pump.. But that will change.
    The 24v Riviera. yeah its got a Cummins.
    5400 lbs. (new best 1/8) 7.62 @ 93.75
    7.69@92- 11.97@115 1/4. out of injection pump! Time for transmission tuning.

 

 
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