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Drag strip racing 1963 with 1960 Plymouth, 383, dual quads till Oct 2005, various cars. Best ET 12.55.

Still change my own oil, use full syn. Pennzoil or Mobil 1.

Many engine mods and swaps, 426 R SS engine [ 415 hp ] into my 1960 Plymouth.

Anyone done any street racing in the past ?? :excited:
 

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Drag strip racing 1963 with 1960 Plymouth, 383, dual quads till Oct 2005, various cars. Best ET 12.55.

Still change my own oil, use full syn. Pennzoil or Mobil 1.

Many engine mods and swaps, 426 R SS engine [ 415 hp ] into my 1960 Plymouth.

Anyone done any street racing in the past ?? :excited:
I still do though my so called career significantly clashes with getting my hands dirty.

I worked for a Stock Eliminator record holder in the late 80's while in college. We worked on tons of Max Wedges....
 

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Drag raced alot. Current best ET is 11.59 @ 118 in my Dakota

Played with about every significant motor Chrysler has ever offered. Gen2 Hemi, 383, 440, 426w, 340, 360, 273, along with most of the modern stuff

Still change my own oil and do all of my own mechanical work. Have built all my own motors and cars really.

Street racing? Whats that.... ;) Never done ANY of that.... cough.
 

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I worked at Detroit Dragway in '67, '68 & '69. All my racing was on the street, since when everyone was racing, I had to work.

It was tough, life wasn't easy for a gearhead during the summer of peace & love.

I do all my own work, cars, boat, house.
 

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Yup, all of the above. 361 BelvedereII which I modified with cam, headers and rear gears. good old Lions bracket racing, best ET: 13.98/99. Current owner and builder of 1971 Demon, 360 loaded, featured in 2009 September Mopar Muscle, winner of Best in Show, "A" body mofified at Mopars at the Strip. House work, gardening, I do it all, and sometimes even correctly!
 

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Street Raced on the 5th Ave. Cutoff Along I-94 Southwest of Chicago on a X-6 Suzuki. 66-67

The West end of Northline Rd. (Now inside Detroit Metro Airport) in Romulus, Mi . an a 68 BSA Spitfire Mk IV Special
(Yes It's Suffered from the Lucas Prince of Darkness Syndrome) 68-69

A Very Regular Attendee at Detroit Dragway in 68,69,&70. ES/A Class, E Showroom Stock Automatic, Ran a 383/335Hp Dodge Super-Bee.
(If You Think Anyone Running Showroom Stock was Just That - There is this Bridge Just North of Mackinaw City I've Just Got to Show You!)
The Crowning Part of my 383 Engine was an Edelbrock DP4B With all the Edelbrock Casting ID Ground Off and the Casting Markings from the Original Intake Put on It in Fiber-Glass Gel Coat. Not Magnetic You Say. It was When I Sprinkled Iron Dust I got From the Toolroom Surface Grinders at the Chrysler Plant Where I served my Apprenticeship. Just Give It a Coat of Show Room Stock Blue (Turquoise) Paint, Sprinkle on the Iron Dust, Then Repeat Until a Magnet Would Stick. And Yes I Got Checked With a Magnet Once And Passed!

TMD
 
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I still change my own oil. Can't do much more than that any more, but I'll do it as long as I can. I used to "street race" in my 84 Laser XE Turbo, but it was NOT legal at all! LOL
 

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I change my own oil, when I feel like it, sometimes I take it to the dealership with my own oil and filter, $12 and they dispose of the junk.

SRT-4 has been rebuilt, forged pistons, billet rods, pushed 441whp/445tq a couple weeks ago, I'll have it back to the drag strip once I get some drag radials. Expecting to trap at or above 130mph, no idea how good of an ET I can pull off yet, 4 years ago I spun my way to a 13.5[at]118, but the car has had some pretty extensive modifications done, and hopefully can launch better this time around.

Of the 4 cars I've dragged with:

Charger SRT-8: 13.2[at]108mph
SRT-4: 13.5[at]118mph (soon to be in the 11's or 12's at 130mph+)
Evo IX: 13.1[at]102mph
Evo X: 12.5[at]112mph
 

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I do almost all my own repairs; the exception would be A/C systems (no way to legally evacuate the system) and sometimes exhaust (for some reason I have trouble welding exhaust pipe). I am just finishing building a '75 duster with a big block and I have done almost everything except the machine work for the engine and spraying the paint.

Other vehicles I have worked on:

-'94 Dodge Ram 1500
-'98 Ford Escort
-'97 Ford F-150 (my Dad's truck)
-'97 Dodge Ram 2500 passenger van (my Dad's van)
-'89 Dodge B250 passenger van (my Dad's van which I inherited in high school)
-'95 Dodge Intrepid (grandma's car)
-2000 Ford F-150 (a friend's truck)
-'98 Ford Mustang V6 (a friend's car)
-'90 Chevy Celebrity wagon (old girlfriend's car)
-'90's Chevy Van (don't remember the year, it was a friend's band's van)
-'90's Chevy 1500 V6 (no compression in one cylinder, tore the engine down to find a hole in the piston!!!)
-'87 Firebird Formula with a '73 400 from a Catalina (another friend's car. Sadly it did not last long, as he blew the engine up and scrapped the car)
-'67 Ford Mustang with a '68 302 (friend's brother's car)
-'84 Olds Cutlass with a carb'd 350 (friend's Dad's car)
-'82 Dodge 150 w/ a slant 6 (cousin's truck)

There are probably others that I can't think of at the moment, but these are the ones that really stick out in my mind.
 

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I still do all my vehicle oil changes to include daughter's car. It started 45 years ago do to economic necessity and I still continue to pinch pennies. Besides I can do it a my convenience and not waste time taking vehicle to service facility. I have removed engine heads, replaced head gaskets, replaced engine seals, timing belts, water pumps, starters, alternators, complete brake overhauls. I still do all AC work to include parts replacement, evacuation, charge. I love the challenge of diagnosing and correcting situations that cause the engine malfunction lamp to illuminate. I kept a 1979 Chevy pickup with Oldsmobile diesel V8 running for 13 years before giving up on that "turkey" powerplant and then sold that mechanical wonder. I was probably a little insane to put up with it that long. Maybe in another 10 years the old body won't be able to take the stress but I keep plugging on for now.
 

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The Mad Duck said:
Street Raced on the 5th Ave. Cutoff Along I-94 Southwest of Chicago on a X-6 Suzuki. 66-67

The West end of Northline Rd. (Now inside Detroit Metro Airport) in Romulus, Mi . an a 68 BSA Spitfire Mk IV Special
(Yes It's Suffered from the Lucas Prince of Darkness Syndrome) 68-69

A Very Regular Attendee at Detroit Dragway in 68,69,&70. ES/A Class, E Showroom Stock Automatic, Ran a 383/335Hp Dodge Super-Bee.
(If You Think Anyone Running Showroom Stock was Just That - There is this Bridge Just North of Mackinaw City I've Just Got to Show You!)
The Crowning Part of my 383 Engine was an Edelbrock DP4B With all the Edelbrock Casting ID Ground Off and the Casting Markings from the Original Intake Put on It in Fiber-Glass Gel Coat. Not Magnetic You Say. It was When I Sprinkled Iron Dust I got From the Toolroom Surface Grinders at the Chrysler Plant Where I served my Apprenticeship. Just Give It a Coat of Show Room Stock Blue (Turquoise) Paint, Sprinkle on the Iron Dust, Then Repeat Until a Magnet Would Stick. And Yes I Got Checked With a Magnet Once And Passed!

TMD
Hahahhaa ! Back in the day I bought a 426 Super Stock wedge engine that came out of Highland Park Engineering. Put that into my 1960 Plymouth that had come with a 383 dual quad long ram engine. Then put the long ram quads on the SS wedge and ran as a stock 383 in time trials only at the New Baltimore track in MI. You should have seen the faces on the Ford boys ! Of course most times I just used 1 & second gear at the drags and just coasted thru the lights in neutral. But I never would race in the trophy race as that would have been unfair to all the Fords ........
 

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I change my on oil on all my vehicles and do all my repairs unless it's in warranty or to big a job. My 1 dedicated drag car 69 Dodge Dart with 440/back half and set up for bracket racing. Did all to that except the back half and race for years locally till it was to much to stay up late racing on weekends. Now I play with my SRT4 and go to the track some and such, preform all mods on that as well. Still like the feel of acceleration so I'll play till I can't crawl under. :)
 

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It depends. :working: I usually change the oil on my Ram, but if I have a coupon that basically beats or meets my cost, I'll take it in. My servicing dealer does have a decent deal - 4 standard oil changes (5 qts & filter - Hemi & Diesle extra) for $69.95. It's really five for that price since they'll throw in a free one after 4 so that gets the price down to $14. I think it's $20-$25 with the Hemi. That beats me doing it myself - 7 qts & filter usually runs me about $28 - even when Advance or AZ have a sale for $20.99 for 5 qts & filter, I end up purchasing the 2 additional qts at normal price. When it's cold out I prefer to take it in - these older bones don't take the 20*F-30*F temps well anymore. :wacko:

I have yet to service the Journey myself. I usually take it in since it is still under warranty.

Street Racing? :D Maybe in my younger days 30 years ago when I had a '68 Camaro 327......there were a few times a me and few buddies ran side by side at a higher rate of speed than was recommended......... :whistle:

But I haven't done that in years.........though I do exercise my Hemi now and then............ :cheers:
 

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Cars taken down the 1/4

Mazda R100 - 13.12 @ 103mph - 1990
Ford Cortina - 12.95 @ 106mph - 1990
Ford XR5 - 13.90 @ 102mph - 2012
69 Barracuda - not interested any more, its a mugs game

& yes I do all my own servicing & engine building
 

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I grew up fixing old cars. Best at engine work. Been doing oil changes, transmission service (Fluid and filter), and tire rotations since I was 10. Dad drag races still, he's halfway done with his rear engine dragster. Want to race my car, but finances don't allow for it. :thumbsdown:

The cars I/dad have worked on:
'85 Olds. Calais-2.5L 4 cyl
'79 Plymouth Volare-my car, no racing stats yet.... :working:
'73 Chevy PU-350ci engine
'65 Ford Fairlane-289/302 engine (swaped existing 289 for 302 until could rebuild 289, it's mom's car)
'63 Dogde Dart-225 best time: 14.99.....has 6 motorcycle carbs working in tandem, car is called "Six pack to go"
'53 Ford Sedan-225 engine, best time 15.5.......this car gave my dad his nickname, Fopar

A few cars we have worked on and they were all heavy metal rigs. (except the Olds.)
Love working on cars, carbureted are the easiest to work on for me...besides, DIY is usually cheaper and I have to penny pinch. :frusty:

Foparsdaughter
 
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