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Old 08-04-2010, 09:31 PM
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is this a decent 1/8th time for my combo

72 camaro round 3500# with me in it 383ci 4valve relief flattops phase II bowties with alot of port/machine work 2.05/1.65s 10.5 maybe 11 to 1 ? old torqer intake portmatched to heads predator carb the biggest hyd flattappet voodoo cam .520s/.540s lift (aint got the specs handy) 1.5 rollers 1 5/8 (maybe 1 1/2 after lookin closer at em) longtube headers 2.5 exhaust with dynomax race magnums msd dist an 6AL alum. flywheel dougnash 5spd 3.27 ratio first gear not sure of the rest 4.10 rear 26X8.5 ET drags 93octane round 36degrees timing lanched at 5000 very little tire spin shifted at 6500 1.70 60ft times 7.90s at 88 89 mph 3rd gear at round 6500 at the end i think it should be faster what you all think ?
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Old 08-04-2010, 09:47 PM
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Sounds about right to me, that's a 12.40 ET when converted to 1/4 mile using NHRA correction factor. Could be up to 1/2 a second faster if you ditch the Predator carb and the totally lousy Torker intake for something like an Performer RPM or Air Gap type intake, or a Victor Jr, and a carb in the 700-800 cfm range, my preference is a Holley type carb.

I've tried the Predator carb before , years ago, and it did exactly what I was told it would do: decent idle, great at WOT and 7500 rpm, but a dog up the rpm scale in every gear until it got to a high rpm in each gear. Great carb for jet boats or 300' course mud racer where you are at high rpm instantly, terrible for street or strip use.
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Old 08-04-2010, 10:22 PM
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I agree I`d get rid of the Torker and use a Victor Jr. I like predators, but I think a Holley or Demon would be better suited for you. If you get one with annular boosters your gonna love it.
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How bout a strip dominator intake they any better i traded a buddy out of one awhile back ?
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A Strip Dominator(and not Street Dominator) is a real good intake, look for the #'s 300-25 cast on the underside. You'll still need to get rid of the Predator carb.
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Had Strip Dominators on my 327 AND my 427, GREAT intakes,
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I would say your car has more left in it. I would figure you should be able to get in the 7.60 range. I went 7.98 at 87 with a 355 and 492 heads in a 3000 lb mustang
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started messin with it today got the carb off an campared the runners on the torker to the strip dominator an wow the dominators are much larger good to have experienced people to ask thanks for the replies
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