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Offline tghoward1376

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took my 73 short stepside to track today
« on: March 29, 2009, 08:21:56 PM »
took my truck to the eighth mile track today    did ok i guess  ran an  8.91    stock suspension 30 over 350  488 lift 292/300 duration  12 to 1  dome pistons  441 heads  3000 converter  373 12 bolt   28 by 9  et drags    edelbrock 600      dont think it was to bad   for no tuning.       next up  nitrous going back on motor      does that seem ok for first time out?
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Re: took my 73 short stepside to track today
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2009, 09:57:29 PM »
Sounds respectable to me.  ;D
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Re: took my 73 short stepside to track today
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2009, 11:05:41 PM »
Sounds pretty good to me, your looking at about mid 13s in the 1/4 mile

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Re: took my 73 short stepside to track today
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2009, 12:33:46 PM »
^ No kidding. I'd like my truck to do anything in the 13s!
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Re: took my 73 short stepside to track today
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2009, 12:54:27 PM »
I'm impressed, but I also have a truck that would likely do low to mid 20's in the 1/4 @ 50mph. ;D
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Re: took my 73 short stepside to track today
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2009, 02:00:29 PM »
tghoward, good time, its so fun going to the track.

I would like to take mine to the track to see what it will do. 383 stroker (500ish hp), 3 speed reverse manual(3000 stall), 4:56 gears with 295/60/15. 81 shortbox 2 wheel drive.
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Re: took my 73 short stepside to track today
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2009, 07:14:58 PM »
thanks for the responses   never been a big truck guy as far as drag racing goes.   figured i would give it a try since i was racing an 88 rs camaro    not a fan of that body style    lol    gonna put the fuel cell, both mallory pumps ,  and the complete autorod wiring harness for everything out of my camaro   gonna put my nos plate on also   175 here i come again lol. ;D

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Re: took my 73 short stepside to track today
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2009, 01:10:12 PM »
Campcrf, how do you get that thing to hook up with that much power and that much gear?
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Re: took my 73 short stepside to track today
« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2009, 06:51:56 PM »
SUX2BU99, I am not sure yet... lol... I am going to keep my 373's in it for now and run it at the track and see if i like it. Its still a one wheel burner. Everything is done except for the rear end.... I am hopeing the 456 isnt too low (i already bought them and ordered a truetrrac). Street slicks might work. Any suggestions?...
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Re: took my 73 short stepside to track today
« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2009, 04:40:16 PM »
I've never had a vehicle with that kind of power before but in my opinion, you'd want probably a drag radial of some kind that you can use on the street and some Cal-trac bars for the leafs to make sure they put the power down to the ground.
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Re: took my 73 short stepside to track today
« Reply #10 on: April 14, 2009, 05:30:46 PM »
ya, cal-tracs should do the trick aswell i am hopeing, we will see...
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Re: took my 73 short stepside to track today
« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2009, 12:49:15 AM »
finally got the truck back to the track   put the holley 600 dbl pumper on and the 175 pills in   best 60 ft was a  1.554   and best pass was 7.61 in the eighth mile   last pass destroyed the rear u joint but was leaving really hard   may try to shoot 225 next :)

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Re: took my 73 short stepside to track today
« Reply #12 on: May 23, 2009, 06:09:03 AM »
That's a pretty decent 60ft time. ;)
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Re: took my 73 short stepside to track today
« Reply #13 on: May 23, 2009, 06:18:34 AM »
Your 60 ft time was pretty good for not too much suspension work.

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Re: took my 73 short stepside to track today
« Reply #14 on: May 23, 2009, 07:37:41 AM »
yeah  it has no suspension work  it has the stock 5 or 6 leaf rear springs old shocks  and all   truck was hooking real hard all night hooked a lil to hard last pass    at least we had a blast     messing with people last night   no one expected it to leave that good  lol