Fastest boats down the track..

Discussion in 'A boatload of fun' started by EEE, May 9, 2007.

  1. theone61636

    theone61636 Well-Known Member

    The best time was the one after dark, but i think it was more a function of me remembering to release the two-step than conditions. I'll be happy if my 60s are in the 1.7s consistently...ill just add more to go faster. lol.
  2. deekster_caddy

    deekster_caddy Well-Known Member

    Went to the track a few weeks ago in my boat and ripped off a 13.91@99 MPH. Sat heavy on the scale at exactly 5,000 lbs. It's a 1973 LeSabre with a 455 that has a lot of stuff done to it. Headers into full exhaust (that's why you can barely hear it). As a bonus, it was "Buick day" and only one other Buick wanted to race me. We did a best of 3 shootout and I won my first racing trophy! I am embedding the video of my best pass, the 13.91@99. Then links to the 3 shootout videos at the end and our proud family photo.

    Shootout - I dialed a 13.95 for all 3 races.
    1st race, other guy redlights the launch

    2nd race, I spun the tires off launch

    3rd race - we both did things right, and at the end it was so close neither of us knew who won until we picked up the timeslips on the way back!

    And our proud family moment in the winners circle! That's myself in the middle and bobc455 on the right. (this is the car with Bob's EFI motor in it)

    Curious if anyone keeps track of the fastest heavy cars? I'm sure I'd do well in that category!
  3. EEE

    EEE Straight out of lo-cash!

    Check the first page, lol. I'll get this updated later.
  4. garybuick

    garybuick Time Traveler

    outstanding! this means there is hope for my 73 lesabre!
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  5. 87GN@Tahoe

    87GN@Tahoe Well-Known Member

    '64 Riviera:
    14.662 @ 92.78mph

    (Right lane)


    Stock 600-CFM AFB carb with zero tuning...

    Engine is original numbers-matching 425 nailhead, rebuilt with .030" over pistons from TA, Total Seal Gapless rings, TA "heavy duty light weight" 455 wrist pins, TA "extreme duty" rod bearings, ARP rod bolts, ARP main studs, ARP head bolts, Telesco roller rockers, TA20 cam, Ford 2300 valves (11/32" valve stem), bronze guides, valve seals on exhaust and intake, Romac aluminum balancer,

    Aluminum dual-pass radiator with fake battery as overflow tank. Optima battery relocated to trunk.

    Transmission is a Switch Pitch 400 out of a '65 Buick. Has a shift kit and stock SP nailhead converter. Converter and kickdown currently activated by toggle switch. Shifting when she screams and stops pulling haha (no tach)

    3.23 Posi rear

    TA 2-1/2" mandrel-bent exhaust with rear mounted Magnaflow mufflers.

    I have a spreadbore intake, a 800CFM quadrajet, and a 1000CFM Thermoquad I'm contemplating throwing on there just for fun. See if I can break into the 13's
  6. gsjake

    gsjake Well-Known Member

    i went to page 1 and i cant read the list anymore
    is this from the update or maybe my computer

  7. 87GN@Tahoe

    87GN@Tahoe Well-Known Member

    It's all screwed up on my computer also.. The reformatting of the site must have done it
  8. alan

    alan High-tech Dinosaur

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  9. AlaskaBuick

    AlaskaBuick Well-Known Member

    11.47 @ 118 with 1.75 60's.
    482 had roller Stage 2 alum heads ported built by Gary Payne
    Shortie headers beat into submission to clear steering box
    Full weight car with working ac, no weight reduction
    9" Ford with 3.90's , 255/60 Nitto DR

    Finally had a chance to Run the 70 Electra down the track. Full weight car complete with AC etc. 1st time running it with the new stage 2 Was easing it out of the hole as traction was not good. Later on in the day traction picked up and I decided to Hammer it hard, Boom! there went the rear end. Only had a 28 spline and could not take the Grunt. Done tell next year, she was pulling like a freight train!

    Attached Files:

    Last edited: Sep 12, 2019
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  10. johnriv67

    johnriv67 Well-Known Member

    Didn't realize this was a thread.
    67 Riviera
    1/4 Mile: 14.024
    MPH: 98.49
    60 Foot: 2.117
    430 with Scott Brown 218/238 cam
    3.42 posi
    TA Shorties into TA 2.5" system
    ST400 with 12" ST300 converter
    Stock iron everything, needs valve job
    Street tires only

    This was at 2000+ DA, so this should drop soon
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  11. 1972Mach1

    1972Mach1 Just some M.M.O.G. guy.....

    Love the track at Palmer! Beautiful there, and the guys are first rate without being too "professional". Much fun and a lot of really quick cars.
  12. telriv

    telriv Founders Club Member

    How come the posting of who & are all like in code????
  13. Electra Bob

    Electra Bob Well-Known Member

    The original post used BB Code which allowed for HTML like formatting. It's probably been turned off for the forum as it poses a security risk if malicious code is uploaded.

    If you want to see the original table in all its glory I threw a copy up here:

  14. telriv

    telriv Founders Club Member

    Thank you Bob. I've saved it. Wonder how many updates it has had??? I still see my '64 Riv. with the 13.902

    Tom T.
  15. PGSS

    PGSS Gold Level Contributor

    I didn't realize you finally got the ST300 converter to work.. Nice:)
  16. WQ59B

    WQ59B Well-Known Member

    Got a pic of that beating handy?
  17. AlaskaBuick

    AlaskaBuick Well-Known Member

    Not handy but I’ll grab one, 2 tubes about 50% smashed, however I don’t think is slowed the Tanker down much. I was concerned but after running it I do t think it’s hurting.
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  18. Briz

    Briz Founders Club Member

    Had to "dimple" my shortys in the same spot. Pulled the engine. looked for the rub mark and heated it with a torch then used a ball peen hammer until I was sure it would clear. Its stll close but dont hit.
  19. WQ59B

    WQ59B Well-Known Member

    I am having to cut 2 tubes completely out & re-flow all 4 from the box, rearward. If I hammered them they would have been about 1/4-in thick.
  20. Briz

    Briz Founders Club Member

    Wow. Id considered making custom long tube headers for my 68

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