Reminds of a surprise I got a few years ago.I don't think most car guys even understand what it take to run 9's.
i don't go to many car shows any more i only go to one or two and they are big ones for around here as for cruise nights maybe one or two during the season. when i did go i would stop them short they would start nice car thank you you know i had one of , these. then i would counter Oh you have one of these also they would say no i had one of these . i would then say do you still have the car then they would say no and i would say then there's no sense talking about it then is there. That would stop them cold and they would just move on real fast with some small talk, thankyou very much and that would stop a full barrel of do doo coming my way and me having to listen to it. i would sometimes leave my car locked and go look at other guys cars and if i admired something i would ask how they did it and what they used for parts or equipment and i would learn a few things or if i saw like a different way of doing something from what i knew i would ask is this something new i have never seen it don like this and the conversation would take off and get interesting and technical which proves there,s more than one way to skin a cat . AlexReminds of a surprise I got a few years ago.
I pitted next to a sleeper 69 post car at the track a few years back that looked like a grocery getter he inherited from his grandma.
Holey moley. He sure knew what it took to turn 9's. After his run I got a peek under the hood. Most beautiful dual turbo LS that I ever saw.
Like how many people tell you they are going to get a car in retirement to "fix up"Lots of guys talking about what they had. I just let them BS and feel good about there memories… even if they are fictional, maybe it’s all they got?
I had a 66 El Camino, original 325HP block and heads. I ran 13.1, Maybe it was 13.4? (1/4 mile) at about 111+ ( been quite a few years), with a 1-legger, on skinny whitewalls! I recall 60-ft were over 2 seconds…pretty soon every 325 HP automatic with 3:31’s was running 13.1’s too, at least to hear the owner tell it, even though the closest he’s ever been to a drag strip is the grandstands.
I have a "you should" for you, Casey. You should enjoy your car as you see fit, it's yours.Listening to the ones that had... I ask where is it if it was soooo great? I would never sell a car like that....
Some times I used to say I was hard of hearing and ask the to repeat what they said a few times...
Not unlike sitting in the legion hearing the old boys tell their stories.. It's all many have left...those I respect.
But I have to agree when someone says you should.... I am thinking, "Shut your Mouth buddy!" But I reply with well that takes money so gonna give it to me to do it....?
I ask a lot of questions about the cars I see. trying to see what they did and how they did it... Take pictures of what looks good to me and if it doesn't I don't say a word... not my place... their car...
Still like going to them.
I believe the car, the mods, the ET all day long. To be totally honest, I would question the 111+ mph. Through a manual trans that'd likely be 113 mph. I barely hit 107 mph through a manual with a typical modified 454 (bored, intake, cam, headers, EFI, etc). To go 111+, or 113 equivalent would take a LOT more power. Is that likely with a 325 hp 396 with stock bottom end and heads + a cam and headers? I don't know about that.I had a 66 El Camino, original 325HP block and heads. I ran 13.1, Maybe it was 13.4? (1/4 mile) at about 111+ ( been quite a few years), with a 1-legger, on skinny whitewalls! I recall 60-ft were over 2 seconds
of course the car had 4:10s, TH400 with 3800 rpm stall, solid cam, big tube Hooker headers, and I left at idle…. If I tried to flash the converter it was nothing but tire smoke…. Actually won a few bracket racing trophy’s…
I bought the car as an ex-racecar, but not sure why it had an open rearend with 4.10s. Original 12-bolt though.
I bolted in another 12-bolt (4.10 posi), but never made it back to the track…
the car, with Rally wheels borrowed from Moms 68 Corvette View attachment 742124
Only an opinion... everyone has one...🤣 This, again? How about those in 1970 that walked in and bought a Chevelle SS? You would have done it if you could. Back then, do you think those 40 years older than you would be sitting around saying you "went in and bought" it? Would you have given a crap?
Make them feel like they are somebodyI never understood the guys that always tried to one up you. They choose to come up to us (the car owner), perhaps make a compliment, perhaps a suggestion, or even a complaint. But then they go on to talk about the car they supposedly used to own that made more power and is faster than our car. I didn't ask, they don't have any proof, or even enough knowledge to make it believable, so what's the point?