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GalaxieRoller 07-18-2005 03:22 PM

Help!
 
right, so here goes: 67 galaxie, what's the best STREETABLE 9 sec. engine combo for it?

Jmark 07-18-2005 03:24 PM

Hmm, 9 seconds in a 5 thousand pound car. Lets see, maybe a blown 460, killer C6 and some 4.88 gears?

GalaxieRoller 07-18-2005 03:30 PM

streetable, as in doesn't need to run on race gas!
 
Twin-Turbo 600 shotgun and e-4od? :confused:

Jmark 07-18-2005 03:35 PM

that should work, providing you have the bucks to build it all. Good luck.

strikingthematch 07-18-2005 03:57 PM

Haha I love these questions... try going 12's first and see just how that is.

I can tell you one things by the time your looking at the 9sec class you will already know the anwser to your question.


In a car like that i'd say cut all the fat you can. Lite as possible...
Then forget whatever drive train is in there...
New rear*built* new trans*built* and a wallet opening engine. BUT don't forget you now must run full inspected safety cage you should already have something close to slicks on the back. A suspension that is in the order to take a beating. O and be able to control the car as it lifts the nose off the ground *very fun :evil: *

Then find another car to drive home in because by then your past street class. *a few out there but I think safety first* O and maybe a tank of fuel?

Very possible just work your way up there. Once you start makin good times it becomes addicting! Good luck.

Chris

spinn 07-18-2005 04:04 PM

yes the guys is right. try going 12's first. my bet is you get to 13's.

9's ??? , your just throwing together a bunch of peices on a crappy super lightened chassis. if you have no expirience in racing or design, it WILL be a hill-billy hotrod. no streetable manners. no longevity.

think baby steps.

edge 07-18-2005 04:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GalaxieRoller
right, so here goes: 67 galaxie, what's the best STREETABLE 9 sec. engine combo for it?

Whatever combo you decide on, according to one calculator I use, you will need about:

1. 800 RWHP to move a 4000# car to 9.99 at about 142 MPH in the 1/4 mile.
2. 990 RWHP to move a 5000# car to the same numbers.

At an assumed 20% drivetrain loss, that is anywhere between 1,000 - 1,240 flywheel HP to run your Galaxie in the 9s, that is high 9's. That's a whole bunch of motor. Not sure how streetable that can be made.

And don't forget. Going that fast requires a bunch of safety mods that cost big dollars too. Not to mention the upgraded driveline (trans, driveshaft and rear).

Ed

killerformula 07-18-2005 04:13 PM

If you want to play the 9 second game, you're going to the track on a trailer, thats it.

K

GalaxieRoller 07-18-2005 04:36 PM

Easy there, Killer! twin tubos on even a 289 would be enough, and btw, ever hear of true street?

killerformula 07-18-2005 04:40 PM

This is a silly question. IF you have to ask how to build a 9 second ride, chances are you'll need a lot more than some forum advice to get there.

No stock 289 block is going to move a 5000 lb car into the 9's. Stock blocks are good to about 600 horse if you're lucky, maybe 800 with all the fill you can get on them. I wouldn't even try it with the 1300 horse its going to take to get you into the 9's, especially on so few cubes. A 460 might have a chance.

You're just not going to build a 9 second ride that gets groceries and takes the kids to school, it just won't happen.

K

GalaxieRoller 07-18-2005 04:45 PM

I can hit 10's with a 121 trap, and technically, wouldn't 850 get me to nine's?

Derkyb 07-18-2005 04:47 PM

I disagree, he can run about 300 shot of nos on a 500 horse 289 or just run it down a 1/8 mi track. :spank:

GalaxieRoller 07-18-2005 04:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Derkyb
I disagree, he can run about 300 shot of nos on a 500 horse 289 or just run it down a 1/8 mi track. :spank:

sure thing, but ummmm, NO! 351 Clevor with a dart block and twin turbos 'll get me that in the quarter.

strikingthematch 07-18-2005 06:12 PM

Best thing for you to do is go get yourself self an R1 *fill out your will first* and take that to the track. Sure it's not a car but you'll see what 9 secs is like. :boxing:

Chris

killerformula 07-18-2005 06:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GalaxieRoller
I can hit 10's with a 121 trap, and technically, wouldn't 850 get me to nine's?


You're hitting 10 second ET's in a 5000 lb car with a factory 289 block?

Right.

K


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