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What should I take street racing tonight?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by mountainexplorer, Apr 9, 2004.

  1. mountainexplorer

    mountainexplorer 1/2 ton status

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    A friend called and said she wants to race me out at the raceway park (they hold street races there every Friday night).

    What should I take?

    The Orange Blazer (454/4spd/4.10s on 35's) /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif

    The Crew Cab (454/4spd/4.10s on 35s) /forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif

    The Motorhome (440/727/4.56's on 7.00-17.5s) /forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

    The $150 '78 Chevy 1/2 ton 2wd I just bought (350/TH350/?) But I still owe $90 on it before I can take it. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    Or the '72 K5 /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif... I'd have to share racing this one though. It's technically my motor (built 454) and my friends Blazer. It has a TH350 and 3.07 gears on 31's. It will get up and move with the 454 in it. I'm just worried about breakage.

    Hmmmm... I think I'd want the last one... the '72. /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     
  2. 84gmcjimmy

    84gmcjimmy 1 ton status

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    The Motorhome (440/727/4.56's on 7.00-17.5s) /forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

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    Take that /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif If you don't win, you can run them over [evil smiley]
     
  3. mudhog

    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    id take the 72 the others have a sm465 and they are not good for speed shifting /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
  4. scoutillac

    scoutillac 1/2 ton status

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    Take the orange blazer. When you guys are done swing by my house for a beer. I only live 10 minutes west of the track.
     
  5. Stomper

    Stomper ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ GMOTM Winner

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    The Motorhome (440/727/4.56's on 7.00-17.5s)

    [/ QUOTE ] /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif
     
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    I don't know what yer friend will be dirving. If those were my choices I think I would stay home /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    Really though a Motorhome kickin' butt would be cool......... /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
  7. mountainexplorer

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    Well, we opted to take the '72 K5. Our competition was a shortbox Dodge stepside truck.

    At the last minute, we all decided that we "should" do more productive things (that and we were paranoid of breaking something). She didn't want to mess up her daily driver, and my friend and I... though we wanted to go, didnt want to race a rig I "should" be swapping motors in.

    So, all that excitement for nothing. I guess I'll have to tune up the motorhome for next time. And very true on what was said. Nothing I have accelerates well at all, especially with the slow shifting SM465's.
     
  8. Desert Rat

    Desert Rat Fetch the comfy chair

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    What should I take street racing tonight?

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    Bail money.........
     
  9. Seventy4Blazer

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    id take the 72 the others have a sm465 and they are not good for speed shifting /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif

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    i beg to differ.. if you drive a 465 all the time you learn how to bang through the gears fairly quickly
    Grant
     
  10. Seventy4Blazer

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    id take the 72 the others have a sm465 and they are not good for speed shifting /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif

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    i beg to differ.. if you drive a 465 all the time you learn how to bang through the gears fairly quickly
    Grant
     
  11. Resurrection_Joe

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    Ol' Spicky went through em pretty quit demonstrating the effectiveness of his 496 last time I met up with him....
     
  12. mountainexplorer

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    I can go through the gears pretty quick. Though the orange Blazer SM465 doesnt like to at all, and it pops out of 3rd when under a big load. Someday, I'll make something that accelerates decent.

    What would bail money be needed for? /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
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    id take the 72 the others have a sm465 and they are not good for speed shifting /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif

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    i beg to differ.. if you drive a 465 all the time you learn how to bang through the gears fairly quickly
    Grant

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    my blazer is my daily shifter and has the sm465 in it and yes i can shift it fast if i want to but sometimes you miss a gear or its hard to get into a gear once in a while so for drag racing i wouldn't use one /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif
     
  14. K5MONSTERCHEV

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    id take the 72 the others have a sm465 and they are not good for speed shifting /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif

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    i beg to differ.. if you drive a 465 all the time you learn how to bang through the gears fairly quickly
    Grant

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    AGREED!!! But the NV4500 is just a bit smoother!
     
  15. Seventy4Blazer

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    id take the 72 the others have a sm465 and they are not good for speed shifting /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif

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    i beg to differ.. if you drive a 465 all the time you learn how to bang through the gears fairly quickly
    Grant

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    AGREED!!! But the NV4500 is just a bit smoother!

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    true.
     

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