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    Default Fastest boats down the track..

    I thought we could compile some kind of chart of the track times we manage to get with the boats, including 1/4 time, mph, 60', then also a quick desription of modifications. If we could make it a sticky, then I could update the top post with the time slips that are being entered. If someone (moderator I guess) wants to put it in an HTML table, that would be real cool. I guess people could just shoot me a pm with the details of the run and I can update the list. If any updates needs to be done to the list, please let me know.
























































    OwnerModelTimemph60'Modifications
    Bob Reynolds'71 Riviera10.50XXX.XXX.XXStage 2 heads
    Tom Wagner'69 Wildcat11.21118.85X.XX
    1drwgn'72 Riviera11.29123.X1.80Cummins Diesel 430hp / 841tq 5400lbs 28.5 10.5 15
    grandville455'74 Pontiac Grandville11.50117.741.624550lbs Slicks 4200cnvrtr
    Mark Dalquist'69 Riviera11.66116.111.693.42's posi, 9.5:1 comp. stg1. 10.5 slicks
    Scotty Guadagno'70 Electra 22511.70117.XXX.XX725 hp w. N2O K.B. MK7 cam st.3 hds 4.10's 4700pds (early 90's)
    Electrajim'77 Electra 225 4dr11.92111.441.61455 9.5:1 st.1 3 ex 3k stall 3.73 10bolt 290-08H RD 850 B4B 26*10.5
    alan'73 Estate Wagon11.74117.13X.XX5375 lbs 9lbs of boost turbo 455
    1drwgn'72 Riviera11.89115.1X.XXCummins Diesel 430hp / 841tq 5400lbs
    Chris Allen'71 Riviera12.29111.XX1.75Wiseco pistons 11:1 St.1 Alu heads custom cam B4B hdrs 3.23 posi
    quicksabre'76 LeSabre 2dr12.54107.10X.XX455/TA413 cam, PAE 1400/4000 sw/pi 400, 3.42 posi stg 1 10.4:1
    70Cat'71 Wildcat12.63109.XX1.79dynoed at 450hp/385tq at wheels
    JOE RIV 1'71/72? Riviera12.75XXX.XXX.XX?
    blown455'69 Riviera12.86106.XXX.XX?
    Rivman73'73 Riviera12.98XXX.XXX.XX464 3.42's, mild stg. 1, 113 cam, 2800 stall
    Yardley'69 Riviera GS12.99104.821.873000 stall
    pphil'70 Wildcat13.13103.90X.XX462 10:1 comp B4B Stage 1 alu heads shorty headers 2.78 posi 4600 lbs incl. driver, recurved timing, 2200 stall
    R_DAVY'73 Riviera GS13.16103.40X.XX?
    BadRiv73'73 Riviera13.29107.XXX.XX2.93 posi st.1 heads poston GS113a B4B HEI+MSD 2.25 ex. 2k stall
    jerry455'72 Electra13.39101.xxX.XXStage 1 hds, KB113, B4B, Carter 1000 T-quad, 2.5 exh., 3.42 posi
    theone61636'72 Riviera GS13.4598.XX1.8X200-4R, Headers > 3.5" cutouts, Holley 850 DP, cam
    nick rabi'72 Centurion vert.13.50103.092.133.42 posi, M/T ET Street 2.5 exh. 4880lbs incl. driver
    Smartin'71 Centurion13.67XXX.XXX.XXSt.1 heads 2.5 exh. TA cam Drag radials 2500 stall 3. 23 posi
    RIVI1379'68 Riviera13.78101.XXX.XXhoosier radials, 3.42 posi
    JESUPERCAT'66 Wildcat13.9092.X1.68Dual Quad Nailhead
    telriv'64 Riviera13.9098.XX1.924413pds 425+.030 Holley 750 2 1/4" exh. 3.90's adj rolr tip rckr arms
    quicksabre'67 Riviera13.9697.XXX.XX430/TA212 cam 1350/3300 sw/pi, 3.42 posi 9.9:1 shrty hdrs 2.5
    BQUICK'67 Riviera14.36XX.XXX.XX26in M.T. slicks 3.42 CAM2 mix
    Briz'68 Riviera14.3893.492.063:42 posi, cam, B4B, 800 Q-Jet, Shift kit, 2.800 converter
    yacster'64 Riviera14.4591.86X.XX 425 Nlhd, Ebrock B262 Intk Tom T Rllr Rckrs, TSP Conv 3.07 Posi
    quicksabre'76 LeSabre 4dr ht14.5093.00X.XX'455/TA112 cam Kenne B.l 1200/2800 sw/pi 2.93 posi 9.5:1 hdrs
    72RivGS'72 Riviera GS14.54XX.XXX.XXTA shorty headers St.1 hds holley 750 3.42s
    1969riv'69 Riviera GS14.5X93.XXX.XXTA413cam 2500 cnvrtr TA Rllr rckrs. Offy intake edlbrck 800
    GSCLARK'73 Riviera Stage 114.6693.112.10.30 over 8.5:1 comp. 3.42 St. radials 5060pds w. driver
    Davy77'72 Riviera14.8790.372.143.23 posi HEI alu intke 2300 stall shrty hdrs 2.5 8.5:1 sp. pro 3k cam
    Floydsbuick'69 Wildcat vert.14.9291.542.21Stock 430 Recurved HEI 3.07 posi
    Mr62Buick'62 LeSabre14.9597.XXX.XXWelded spider gears Stock 401 4bbl Carter 3.24s
    Smartin'71 Centurion vert.14.9989.602.14Stg1 hds, 3.23 posi, hdrs -2.5 exh, alu intke, K&N fltr (sold)
    Buick Power'69 Riviera15.0090.00X.XX(sold)
    BQUICK'73 Riviera15.10XX.XXX.XX?
    wildcat4'68 Wildcat15.21XX.XXX.XXHEI shift kit
    Floydsbuick'80 Lesabre 4dr15.2686.XX1.99Stock '70 350 3.42 posi (sold?)
    71GSX455-4SPD'66 Wildcat15.2789.00X.XX?
    austingta'70 Wildcat15.5087.XXX.XXStock w. open rear
    TheSilverBuick'72 Centurion15.5888.XXX.XX8.5:1 isky .454 lift cam, Q-jet, Dual exh open 2.93
    bandit600'70 LeSabre15.6088.4XX.XXChevy 427 rlr cam 308.2 rwhp 383.2 tq 2.73grs 1 7/8 hdrs
    D STAGE 2 455'69 Electra15.7092.XXX.XXStock 430, 2.93 open dual 2.5 ex. Flowmaster delta flow
    87GN@Tahoe'64 Riviera15.7086.202.323.07's open, Telesco Roller Rockers
    EEE'66 Wildcat15.8885.912.48Dual 2.5 exhaust frsh air snrkls
    crpgdth455'73 Centurion vert.15.XXXX.XXX.XXDual '3
    EEE'72 Centurion vert.16.1983.842.41Rcrvd HEI, 3.42 posi K&N fltr frsh air snrkls (car burned)
    jamyers'71 LeSabre16.2885.082.49stock hi-comp 350 John O. 750 cfm Q-jet HEI open 3.08's
    crazyjackcsa'71 Riviera16.3587.552.782.93 open
    ric'73 Centurion vert.16.6782.42X.XX2.73 open, Stage 1 hds, tow cam, 4950 lbs
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    77 Buick Electra 225 4 door.
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    Scotty Guadagno 70 Electra ---low 11s

    Mark Dalquist 68 or 69 Riv--------11.66
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    Default Re: Fastest boats down the track..

    Quote Originally Posted by flynbuick View Post
    Scotty Guadagno 70 Electra ---low 11s
    What's his user name? I'll try to dig up some more precise figures about it, so we can keep the list accurate.

    I'm at the bottom what have I started..
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    Default Re: Fastest boats down the track..

    I'm also after Nick White's user name, he's got a 72 lesabre that's in the mid 15's.
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    My former 80 LeSabre 4 door knocked out a 15.26 @ 86 mph with a 1.99 60 ft. Had stock 70 350 and a 3.42 posi.
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    This last weekend my 70 'Cat ran a 15.50 @ 87. Bone stock. One wheel drive. No hope under the sun for a full throttle start. Or anywhere near a full throttle start.




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    What qualifies as a boat? 1st Gen Riv's too small?
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    Default Re: Fastest boats down the track..

    Better add Tom Wildcat Wagner to this. he has 2 that are in the 12's and 11.50's..
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    Default Re: Fastest boats down the track..

    I think we can squeeze a "small" Riv in there too, why not. Please don't forget to add any mods, and the 60' time if you have it etc. The list is coming along nicely, I would also like to hear from Jamyers who has a fresh 464 in his 71/72 Lesabre..
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    Default Re: Fastest boats down the track..

    Quote Originally Posted by bignastyGS View Post
    Better add Tom Wildcat Wagner to this. he has 2 that are in the 12's and 11.50's..
    What's his user name? I could try to find a thread where he mentions more exact figures.
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    Electrajim, do you have the full interior in your car?
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    '64 Riv. 13.902@98MPH 1.92/60ft. /4413pds. /425+.030 /Holley 750/ My "Adjustable Roller Tip Rocker Arms/ exhaust manifolds/ 2 1/4" exhaust(mostly stock)3.90 gears/ 180K+ on engine since rebuild in 70's.
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    You know.........I wasn't gonna race the Wildcat. But you just had to start this list!!!!!
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    Any car with flames oughta be raced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EEE View Post
    What's his user name? I'll try to dig up some more precise figures about it, so we can keep the list accurate.

    ..

    To the best of my belief SG is not a Board member.
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    I know its not a Buick, but it is a heavy Boat!.....



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    Headwind of 20 mph gusting to 30 at times this past sunday... and the car ran its best ever of 13.04 @ only 101.23 cause of the wind, Should be closer to 104 without the wind in its face!
    with a best 60ft of 1.83 and 8.25 1/8th at 83.31 with a best 1000' time of 10.82! ..The car definately would have ran 12's if there wouldnt have been the wind ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by EEE View Post
    ...I would also like to hear from Jamyers who has a fresh 464 in his 71/72 Lesabre..
    Well, here you go!

    Here's the numbers from my '71 LeSabre when it had the 350 in it:

    Owner -------- Model ------ Time --- mph --- 60'----- Modifications / Options
    James Myers - '71 LeSabre - 16.28 - 85.08 - 2.49 ---- Basically stock hi-comp 350, John O. 750 cfm Q-jet, HEI, open 3.08 rear.

    (For comparison, here's the 1/8-mile numbers with the 350:
    10.57 @ 67.48, 60' = 2.49)

    Since I've had the 464 in it, I've only been able to get onto an 1/8-mile track:

    Owner --------- Model ----- Time - mph -- 60'----- Modifications / Options
    James Myers - '71 LeSabre - 9.68 - 74.22 - 2.3 ---- 464, TA212 cam, DIY port/polished Stg 1 iron heads, shorty headers, 9.2 CR, John O. 750-cfm Q-jet, MSD, posi 3.08 rear. (And not much tuning)

    Now that I've done some more tweaking, my butt-dyno says the 464 is better yet. Need to do something about that 60' time though - I'm thinking of getting a set of small-diameter tires on some steel wheels just for the track to fake a deeper rear gear.
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    Default Re: Fastest boats down the track..

    I can't really fit the 1/8 times in there, but it sure looks like a very nice improvement!!! We're eager beavers to see what happens once it's tuned and taken down the quarter.. For the porting, did you use an air or electrical die grinder?
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    Default Re: Fastest boats down the track..

    Should make this thread a permanent sticky....
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    Default Re: Fastest boats down the track..

    This is a cool list. Tom Wagner should definitely be on it. But my Riviera is not listed, and I haven't sold it yet. I think blown455(Rod) also has a pretty fast 2nd gen Riviera.

    LeSabre 2dr- '76 455/TA413 cam with PAE 1400/4000 switch pitch 400, 3.42 posi, '73 heads converted to stg 1 valves, hyper pistons, 9.8:1 comp, Poston headers, mandrel bent 3" exhaust, sometimes with X-pipe, '79 350 Qjet recalibrated, performer intake

    LeSabre 4dr- '73 455/TA112 cam with Kenne Bell 1200/2800 switch pitch, 2.93 posi, '73 heads stock, hyper pistons, 9.5:1 comp, Poston headers, '76 stock 455 Qjet, performer intake, stock dual exhaust

    67 Riviera 430/TA212 cam with locally done custom 1350/3300 switch pitch, 3.42 posi, very mild port work to heads, TRW forged pistons(long since discontinued), 9.9:1 comp, TA shorty headers w TA 2.5" mandrel bent exhaust, 72 455 Qjet, 70 455 intake.

    Would like to hear more about grandville455, Buick or not!(still BOP)
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    Default Re: Fastest boats down the track..

    What would you like to know David?
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    Default Re: Fastest boats down the track..

    I had plans to go up to the track tonight but no-one wanted to come with me so no chances of improvements for now. The changes I've made are a new set of T/A radials, which could help since I have been running junk tires before. I'm also working on this fresh air system which is half installed, and then we'll see about the timing.
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    Default Re: Fastest boats down the track..

    Quote Originally Posted by grandville455 View Post
    What would you like to know David?
    I think David wants to know if the back seat has been put to use or not. That was what my gut feeling told me that he was asking about.
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    My '69 Electra has a stock 430, 2.93 open rear, the only modification is a dual exhaust system(2.5 Flowmaster delta flow mufflers). The car ran a 15.70@ 92 mph.
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