Sacrophage wrote:Doesn't Houston have Detroit beat for street racing??? I don't even do many car club drives anymore, never mind roll-on racing - a few years back a bunch of guys from my club were doing cannonball run - they had just left SF and the 1st stop was LA... Some rubbernecking guy in a pickup towing a Winnebago jackknifed and flipped. Apparently he was trying to get better looks at the exotics flying by and lost control. Everyone in the convoy was sued and I know at least 3 of them paid their way out of it. Everyone on the drive was culpable because their mere presence was considered contributory/inducement according to the law. So, beware the risks of driving in a group.
Orange Eleanor sounds awesome. Not my choice for motor, though. That's a 3K lb car, so huge torque isn't needed. Termi motor is also very heavy, and with poor weight distribution. Just do an alluminator (Coyote) with a whipple up top. You'll have 700+ to the wheels, all the torque you want, 8K RPM's to play with, smaller and lighter than the old termi. Will run about 20K for the motor. Mine was about the same, but I'm naturally aspirated, carb'd, 9K RPM's, and ~100lbs lighter. I need race gas, though, otherwise I'd be at about 600 to the wheels with a different carb. Mine is a Yates D3.
I cant say for sure but street light racing, I don't think anyone will beat Detroit. Woodward, Telegraph and Gratiot are stretts built around street raci9ng. Then there is the dream cruise. Largest car show in the world, over 1.5 million last year. its crazy. We never drive in groups. Its light to light, pinks for pinks or green for green.
Alright about me and my past. I use to street hustle before the termi so that's all I know. That motor in in 03 even with that shitty IRS was insane. Then I sold it to my legit money partner and bough me an 02 Camaro z28 sunset orange, threw some black rims, true dual exhaust,cam and spray and made everyone my bitch (why I love that color). Yates D# are sweet but im sure you coulod easily get more then 600 with out race gas if (just my opinion). That's a everyday drive in Detroit. But 8 and 9k rpms aint. *censored - swear word* a cartb, EFI all day, my boy had his term in low 9 off stock motor abd some s**t.
But with that said I still love your car and at 2k and traction you should be in 9 or 8 sec quarter. Low end torque with high reving rpm is just amazing so mad respect on that.