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Old 12-11-2004, 04:14 PM
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Street car or drag car?

Hello.
Just curious as to what everyone considres a street car and a drag car?
My idea of a street car is anything that can be driven for some distances, uses pump gas with no additives, has all working lights, turn signals, ect... and dont puke out all over the road after sitting in traffic for 2 or 3 minutes.
I had a friend one time that always said his 12.5-1 comp motor that used racing fuel was a street car. I just dont think my idea is the same as his. HG

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Old 12-11-2004, 05:38 PM
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I am pretty basic about this, I feel that a street car is any that passes Safety, and emission inspections, if it's safe it's a street car, if it's not safe keep it off the road. IMHO

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Old 12-12-2004, 01:21 PM
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When I see the "7 Second Street Cars" I have to grin..........right.......they might last 7 seconds on the street! Okay, 7 minutes.....

Maybe I'm splitting hairs, but I think there's a difference between a "street" car and a "highway" car.

A "street" car should be able to survive in all driving conditions, that is, idling in stop and go traffic with NO overheating, some freeway cruising say up to 65 mph, have at least a 50 mile operating radius without a support vehicle, and of course have all the real street gear. A REAL exhaust system that doesn't turn every cop's head, wipers, lights, etc.......It can have a loose convertor, big cam, and wild gears, but it has to cruise the freeway without putting along 50 mph in the right lane. No doubt on Pump Gas! Emissions??? Hmmmmmm....that could be tough.

A "highway" car can still be a bad boy, but basically it has to be able to run at Interstate speeds all day with no excuses. A "cross country" car. A friend has such a car, 67 Mustang witha warmed up 460. He has driven it from Maryland to St. Ignace Michigan, about a 2000 mile round trip. No sweat. With a 100 hp spray it goes 10.30s with no changes other than bolting on weenie 9x28 slicks.
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Old 12-12-2004, 01:41 PM
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I feel about the same as those above.With the added fact of running on pump gas without puking,you should also be able to stop at any parts house to get what might break,and replace it.Without having to go to a speed shop.Then after you get home you can get the correct parts on it.Tech passing is good,although some states are pretty uptight on what they require.If the wipers work,the lights work and you can open the door,not use 3rd grade Jungle Gym training to get in is always nice.A bud of mine had a Pro Street Chevy ll ,big tires,full roll cage,super spoiler on the rear.This was back in the early 90's and I would have to wedge into the thing and when you took a corner the whole thing would skip.It was no worse than my wifes cousins early 80's Monte Carlo with hydraulics on it.He picked me up at work one day when my Camaro crapped out on me,I lasted 2 miles in that car before I got out and caught a bus home.It beat me to death.
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Old 12-12-2004, 02:12 PM
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I am pretty basic about this, I feel that a street car is any that passes Safety, and emission inspections, if it's safe it's a street car, if it's not safe keep it off the road. IMHO

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I agree, but the trouble is, about 50% of cars on the street won't pass those tests................................
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Old 12-12-2004, 06:55 PM
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i agree i guess. this street thing: if its a street car it must handle all aspectsof the street. including highway,and at a reasonable RPM.

this is where i had a problem with some contradicting advice. people are looking for more power asking questions,and people are telling them to put a 3.73 gear in. a 3.73 gear on the street is like driving your normal car around in second. rear gear should be used conseratively as possible in the package. everycombo seems to have too much manifold,or carb.

there a alot of good guys with a ton of knowledge. pick their minds clean and you can come up with your own best answers.

this is the question i tried to ask but got a negative response. nobody seems to have acused you of posting twice, rewording,or the ill attitude i recieved...mmm
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Old 12-13-2004, 05:29 AM
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Thats because they know I'll crate and mail myself to em in my underwear and stay for the holidays!
You must look better in your undies than I do. HG
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Hell Hemmi,if you are willing to pull that stunt I'll give you my address.The wife is baking a fat ham and a turkey this year.It will definently be a Christmas to remember.
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Old 12-13-2004, 08:42 AM
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I think when you start paying 5 dollars a gallon for 110 octane the decision is made for you in a hurry.

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Old 12-13-2004, 01:36 PM
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Hell Hemmi,if you are willing to pull that stunt I'll give you my address.The wife is baking a fat ham and a turkey this year.It will definently be a Christmas to remember.


Funny you would put my name and fat ham in the same sentence! HG
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