definition of a "street car"

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  1. Cranky

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    I'd like to see that car torn down and see what all the mods are :D
     
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      That is a FAST car, "factory appearing ". Strokers are legal as is porting, lots of compression, cams that sorta "sound" stock, bigger vaves, killer coverters, lots of gear in the back, etc. It only has to LOOK stock.
       
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        I tag onto a Factory appearing group based in Connecticut. All of the cars appear stock with a few in the 10's! Most of the cars look factory fresh,original HEMI cars, and brand X cars that run hard.
        I get to be exibition A/FX or Gasser.:thumbsup:

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          Octane do not make it or break it.I drive with pump gas and it will go 9's.For more boost I need more octane.
          We speak of being legal,,,,a roll bar or cage is required to be legal to go faster than 11.50 and a cage to go faster than 10.99 and the rest of the upgraded safety fire suit etc. I CAN drive in the rain,just don't like to. E/T street or drag radials don't hook very well in the rain:lol:

           
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            Street car, when you can hop in and go 2000 miles with no more than an extra quart of oil and no tools... without worrying about it.
             
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              Hemi-itis... you my friend, are one of my heros here! You do what most people dream of but are held back out of fear of a scratch, putting on too many miles, over heating, getting it dirty, getting judged ect.ect.
              Every pic/video I've ever seen of you and your badass car is of you enjoying it in all conditions!!!....I'm sure you are probably Discount Tires customer of the year!!!!
              I love looking at beautiful cars and appreciate the time, money, blood sweat & tears that owners invest...
              Personally I have no desire to have a vehicle like that, it's kinda like going to the museum or to a theme park...I enjoy the museum and learn from it and get to see things from behind the red velvet rope I wouldnt have gotten to otherwise vs the excitement when your the next in line of the biggest baddest rollercoaster in the park...your car is like Kingda Ka!
               
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                And.....must be "street legal".....

                Jeff
                 
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                  Currant registration,Insurance,and state inspected:thumbsup:

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                        They had the one on TV that ran 5.99 the other night without it's front end on. The radiator looked to be 4x4 foot leaning way back, and what looked like an oil or trans cooler that was about half as big.
                         
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                          Many here no doubt, probably seen these photos
                          & this was a street driven car, an actual Pro-Gas racecar,
                          shitty photos are the build in process,
                          never mind the date stamps that's when they were
                          converted to digital from Polaroids

                          With street tires it was a Pro-Street car,
                          all steel body, 2" x 3" main frame, 1-5/8 roll-cage
                          (it was a 55 Chevy Chris Alston Chassis Works frame kit)
                          no fiberglass/no carbon fiber, weighed about 2900#'s with me in it,
                          all "thinner" glass windows, just straps to pull the side windows up
                          no heat or defrost or wipers...
                          Aluminum interior panels, divider & tubs, inner fenders & rad. support
                          the floor, firewall & tunnel was 0.060" steel, for some protection...

                          I actually ran in a Super Chevy Sunday Fastest Street Cars event
                          you had to do a 50 mile loop, had to have real tire treads, DOT approved
                          way before any of these "DOT Drag Radials" were so popular
                          my biggest issue was it ran on Methanol, it had a 16 gallon cell
                          could go about 90-100 miles max...

                          but you can't find that stuff at a gas station
                          & you burn 170% more fuel on methanol/alcohol

                          I could have changed nozzles, bypasses & pills
                          & ran pump gas, "If I had to"
                          But it actually stayed very cool thou on the methanol/alcohol
                          it was pretty docile really, especially for a roller cam & Mech. FI,
                          if not for the 4.88:1 gears...
                          With the "M/T S/ST sticky street treaded tires" it ran in the high 8's
                          black tracking the whole way
                          on the slicks it'd run 7.98 @ 169 best pass (too much gear),
                          Pro-gas was 8.50
                          before I went to a
                          Blown Methanol Injected on a 540 Milodon Mastodon Hemi 7.20's @ 188 best

                          I had a 67 Camaro with a similar N/A set up but 468cid,
                          same style/type tires 8.98 @ 156
                          I won the worlds fastest street car event in Firebird/Phoenix late 80's

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                          you can't see it well, shitty photos
                          it has M/T S/ST DOT fully treaded 'sticky' street tires 15" x 31.5" x 18"
                          this car ran 8.50's back in the 80's on 15" x 33" x 15" slicks
                          it was street driven a few times, with the N/A Fuel Injected 499cid combo
                          wing, parachute & all

                          it actually wasn't that bad to drive, it was loud as fuck
                          even had adapted some mufflers, the 5500 stall was a tad much
                          & it rattled because of all the tin work etc.

                          I registered it org. as a joke to my racing buddies
                          to talk shit they got beat by a reg. lic. street car

                          made for a few fun times out on Ignacio Valley rd.
                          in Concord Ca. Fri., Sat. & Sun. Street Races
                          or the adjacent city Walnut Creek cruise nights

                          Or Encino Grande Shopping center parking lot after the cruises
                          never could get anyone to line up next it, out there :poke:

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                          Big Daddy Ed Roth did a shirt of it

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                          the Camaro at Sac. Raceway, it was driven on the street a whole bunch more
                          than the 49 Ford, for like 10 years
                          Budnicks 67 Camaro 8.98 @ Sacramento early 1980's (brightened up a tad).png
                           
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                          • Cranky

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                            Been thinking again about how to bring in some money other than getting a room mate. Been down that road before and it sucked but so do many other venues but with an extra 7-800 bucks income a month, I could do some stuff to my car and get it going somewhat sooner to where I could at least lay down half way respectable numbers. My old 10.60 car was docile enough imo to street drive it based on how it acted in the pits and I drove it around a lot just to see if it would overheat etc and it didn't. And a blower would sure look cool sticking through the hood! :D:D
                             
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                              My 273 LA with Isky competition camshaft would need the spark plugs changed after a warm up run at the strip, whenever I had previously cruised Main Street (lots of idling) the week before. And that warm up run sounded like crap!
                               
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                              Needed to use a bit hotter plug maybe?
                               
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                              Right, full-throttle runs and cruising would demand different heat range plugs most probably. But to play it on the safe side, I would prefer the colder plug if I had to run one or the other (water under the bridge now).
                               
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                                My brick was a Max Wedge clone long before they used that word for sheep!
                                Budnicks was a bad ass before that phrase was born!

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                                  if it has license plates on it its a street car...as far as reliability well ive seen newer econo boxes that cant make it 2 miles to get milk with out an issue. so that's not part of it for me. its nice not to break down but lets see what it will do....
                                   
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                                    I love that car of yours, truly driven & raced :thumbsup:
                                     
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                                      Never had the pockets for more that one toy:BangHead:
                                       
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