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Old 07-18-2005, 03:22 PM
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right, so here goes: 67 galaxie, what's the best STREETABLE 9 sec. engine combo for it?

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Old 07-18-2005, 03:24 PM
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Hmm, 9 seconds in a 5 thousand pound car. Lets see, maybe a blown 460, killer C6 and some 4.88 gears?
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Old 07-18-2005, 03:30 PM
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streetable, as in doesn't need to run on race gas!

Twin-Turbo 600 shotgun and e-4od?

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Old 07-18-2005, 03:35 PM
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that should work, providing you have the bucks to build it all. Good luck.
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Old 07-18-2005, 03:57 PM
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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 *

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.

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Old 07-18-2005, 04:04 PM
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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.
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Old 07-18-2005, 04:05 PM
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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).

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Old 07-18-2005, 04:13 PM
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If you want to play the 9 second game, you're going to the track on a trailer, thats it.

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Old 07-18-2005, 04:36 PM
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Easy there, Killer! twin tubos on even a 289 would be enough, and btw, ever hear of true street?
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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.

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Old 07-18-2005, 04:45 PM
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I can hit 10's with a 121 trap, and technically, wouldn't 850 get me to nine's?
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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.
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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.
sure thing, but ummmm, NO! 351 Clevor with a dart block and twin turbos 'll get me that in the quarter.
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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.

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Old 07-18-2005, 06:17 PM
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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.

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