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my piss yella' 69 RR 446 with STR-14-6bbl/18 spline 4 speed
good Hays 11" clutch, Lakewood scatter-shield, safety loop
garage pocket ported 906s, with bigger 2.18" (?) Titanium intakes
stainless exhaust, solid camshaft, it was probably the 302*/0.590" (?)
ductile Iron Crane adj. 1.6:1 rockers ball/cup style, hot MSD 6A ignition
& coil, std D.C. CEI dist., good wires, some colder plugs etc.
600hp+/600tq+ N/A, run mid 11.60's all day on shitty 9" slicks
3" Flowmaster exhaust dumped at the axles
4.30:1 gears 29x9" Firestones,
a solid reliable build, a nice solid uncut & all steel car,
with all the reg. RR, RB, bells & whistles, my reg. street car,
full interior, 'driver'
a new 250hp shot of Top Gun N20, plate under the center 2bbl
open 1/4" spacers under the outboards
We're 'going out fishing'
loaded for bear, some truly fast cars, for the day
out to the Sacramento, J Street cruise,
nice July 4th night (IIRC Maybe later 80s)
We (Me & Jim) find a couple of guys to come up & do a group cruise...
many tow their cars the 110+ miles to my buddy Rob C.s house,
upto Rancho Cordova, known then as Rancho Cambodia
we all unload there & drive them after that...
Going out eventually to the frontage road of
Rancho Secco S.M.U.D. Nuke powerplant, street racing
(I know another freaken' powerplant)
Jeff B. "the Beak" with his 70 cuda' Gran Coupe 383/727tf
you heard about his car already (from Concord)
Rob C. (my T/S racing teammate) with his streetcar
70 Duster 400bb/low-deck with a long-ram/727tf,
8pt cage tinned/tubbed, 0.030" steel not alum., really sanitary build
nice interior, he did a few shows like Car Craft @ Cal Expo
& Oakland Roadster show, the Diablo Valley MoPar show in the 'Concord park' etc.
18x33" M/T Sportsman tires, 4.88:1 (IIRC) gears, solid low 11-second car
(he's from Sac.)
Roland M. (his wife Sue) his Yellow, 32 Ford coupe
with a 0.60" over 426cid Hemi, inline 2x4bbl 750cfm Competition AFB Carter
65 Race Hemi camshaft, 2.250" headers 3" Flowmasters out the back,
Dana-60 4.10 gears, a solid 500+hp, bunch of chrome, really 'perty' car,
with a bunch of bolt-on stuff he sort of babied it at the track, low 12s,
it has/had a shitload more in it
(he was from Concord, he's dead now)
Rob. D with his 71 Datsun 510 4" stretched wheelbase
468cid BBC, Engles Stack FI sort of a strange setup, ran a mechanical FI
on an electric fuel pump, old Barry Grant style 500gph,
a full-on racecar, cage etc., with license plates, mid 9 second car on slicks
(he's from Concord)
Jim C. 67 with his Camaro
468 Iron LS7 BBC 800+ hp N/A dominator/+500 N20 shot fogger/PG 5,500 stall
12pt cage tinned tubbed now Alston Engineering back halved racecar,
14x32" Goodyears, D2s, his streetcar (a racecar), with license plates
(he's from Concord & another of my T/S race partners)
Scott H. his 70 Buick Stage 1 455/th400, bunch of go-fast goodies added
with a narrowed Dana-60 some nice meats, don't remember what...
He's the mouthpiece, he's a funny SOB & one of my best friends back in the day...
He's an instigator too...
a guy Roland M. knew, I can't remember the guy's name to save my life
(Lanny ?) had Roland's old Pro-Street 68 Dart 426cid Hemi/727tf,
had a B&M Holeshot, 3,000 stall, mostly stock-ish engine inline 2x4bbl/trans
with a few bolt-ons, it's a convertible/caged, a tribute car, really 'perty' car,
tubbed with like 18x33"s (IIRC) never really raced it...
Eric B. & his brother Carl B. (Danny M.'s stepbrothers I mentions before),
in his bros. white 70 Challenger 440 6-pack, Hemi 4 speed,
Dana-60 super track pack 4.10 org., 'the Instigator',
a nice car, he drove it all the way, mostly stock iron components
a big camshaft 0.590" solid Dir. Conn., headers, hot ignition etc.
but highly tuned, nice wheels Crager (IIRC) & sticky street tires,
like n50s tucked underneath, skinny front like all of them...
to be continued
#'d them #1) - #9), so we/I can keep track
not have to explain or describe who's/whose combo again
it was a long night of good racing, until sunlight the next morning
lots of them some of us 2-3-4 times
(I probably won't go that deep into it)
I'll try to keep it going, as well as I remembered it...
Thanks for taking the time to write them down - they are fun to read!I have to tell you all, I've been up late remembering
(as I remembered them, I even made some notes, as to not forget)
& relive (it in my mind ) a lot of this stuff...
Strange how waves of some select memories come over you,
like it was just a few days ago...
for the walk down memory lane, putting up with me
& the long descriptions, that possibly have been embellished a bit,
but it's as I remembered it, to my best knowledge...
(sorry I don't know any other way to write it)
That sounds like what would happen if you tried big time street racing around here. Except Ohio State Patrol is not known for letting anyone off with a warning.Not me, I never had a car worth racing. My uncle told me this story from his hot rodding days in mid 60's.
He had a buddy that ran a dragster - Super Gas I think. After working on the car, they took it out on the street late at night for a quick test run. Their "test track" was a section of Grand Ave in St. Louis . It's about a 1/2 mile stretch from the I-70 underpass down toward Hall St along the Mississippi river through an industrial area.
The car was running with the driver in it when the cops rolled up. My uncle and the other crew member walked over to talk to one of the cops. The other cop approached the driver who couldn't hear him with his helmet on and the engine running through open headers so the cop leans in and taps him on the helmet to get his attention. The driver took that as the "go" sign and hit the gas. Fortunately the cop was able to jump out of the way as the car took off down the road. As my uncle tells it the cops were pretty cool and let them off with a warning.
asking me ?What years were this.
Keep em coming
I bought my first car in 1963 at the age of 16. It was a 1939 Buick coupe, and was considered an old car at the age of 24 years. So, that would be today's equivalent of having a 1999 vehicle. I think there are a lot of everyday drivers on the road of that vintage, and nobody thinks anything of it. Times have sure changed.Lately I was thinking about a 32 Ford in the year 1963.We thought they were "OLD" cars.
Now some of us have and are working on cars that are damn near 60 years old. Our stories are in their 50's !!!