Slowest ET 2nd gen 1/4 mile dragcar???

Discussion in 'Competition Camaros' started by mrdragster1970, Feb 13, 2010.

  1. mrdragster1970

    mrdragster1970 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member


    I was trying to remember where some of my old hand written ET slips were from the 80's.
    It made me wonder, what's the slowest ET full power run we will admit to??

    I ran 16.92 @ 81.

    My regular hi 13, lo 14 second 355" had just cracked a piston, and a bunch of us were heading up to run that Sun.
    I stuck a bone stock 305" in there and drove up to the track.
    It was so weak, it would have more rubber on the slicks after the pass, than before!!
    I'm pretty sure that was when I made the jump to the Cloudy Side, and went BBC full time.
    After getting my butt kicked by a bunch of 302" mustangs was the final straw.
    Will anyone else admit where they started the insanity of spending way too much time & money building a 2nd gen dragcar??

  2. bigblock665

    bigblock665 Veteran Member

    Apr 7, 2009
    The 305 has no ass compared to other v8's but its still a v8.... They dont have enough power stock to blow itself up. The reason 2nd gen's where not the ideal drag car is because they were never shy on weight!
  3. rwild1967

    rwild1967 Veteran Member

    Aug 11, 2009
    Look behind you!
    Idon't have the slip anymore but I had one somewhere close to that in my 78 before I redid it.
  4. Mwilson

    Mwilson Veteran Member

    my first car on the track tran 9.80 1/8 mile dont remember the mph, And I thought it was flying!
  5. bigblock665

    bigblock665 Veteran Member

    Apr 7, 2009
    A 3500 pound car doing 16sec et's with a 160hp 305 is kinda impressive.. you gotta admit. The 70's camaros are just so damn heavy
  6. Rene Melten

    Rene Melten Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    Sep 22, 2007
    Blind Bay, B.C.
    15.367 @ 94.42, stock '73 Z-28 set up c/w TA'S. Holley 670 S.A. not 780 rochester. 4-SP.
  7. vegas1974z28

    vegas1974z28 Moderator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

    Jan 10, 2002
    Las Vegas,NV
    I will admit to 18.xx in a blown bbc .....I was having major carb issues.
  8. gregh

    gregh Moderator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

    I was 16.9@80 something my first time down the track. Took me the rest of the season to get it into the high 13's for that first season.
  9. proshine2004

    proshine2004 New Member

    Feb 1, 2010
    cen ca
    funny thread ..i had a bone stock 70 chevelle 2 bbl. 1 leg 2.73 rear ..all that was done was hooker competetition headers advance timing and accel plugs ran 14.79 at sears point ..the cam went flat so i put a sig erson .510 lift cam in added an alum intake and 600 dp holley and 3.55 1 legger and it ran 14.79 again ..sometimes less is more..that car was a 1 tire burnin terror
  10. fun79Z28

    fun79Z28 Veteran Member

    Sep 19, 2008
    Richmond, MI
    well Ill play this game too.

    My actual slowest time is 14.17 and that is with my current setup (first run ever!)

    However that obviously was after I rebuilt the motor. Im guessing it would have been a 16.80+ car when I got it, but I never ran it that way. (haha i remember thinking wow this does feel pretty fast, but that was until I put the new motor in)

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