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My dad finally finished installing the fuel system in the Olds this past week. It went down the track today for the first time in almost 2 years. Seven passes, nothing slower then a 10. The barometer sucked, at 28.73. Best timeslip is as follows:

R/T: .120
60': 1.452
330': 4.218
1/8: 6.581
MPH: 103.55
1000: 8.638
1/4: 10.388
MPH: 128.68

This was then backed up with a 10.39, with a best MPH of the day: 128.86.

............Oh yeah... on PUMP GAS!!
 

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GrndNatnl said:
My dad finally finished installing the fuel system in the Olds this past week. It went down the track today for the first time in almost 2 years. Seven passes, nothing slower then a 10. The barometer sucked, at 28.73. Best timeslip is as follows:

R/T: .120
60': 1.452
330': 4.218
1/8: 6.581
MPH: 103.55
1000: 8.638
1/4: 10.388
MPH: 128.68

This was then backed up with a 10.39, with a best MPH of the day: 128.86.

............Oh yeah... on PUMP GAS!!

Awesome, tell him congratulations but he needs to pick it up on the tree a lil :D
 

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Very nice times!

P.S. Paint those front wheel wells.
 

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Banning, those red plastic wheel wells were factory on W-30's. They're stock. Usually a good way of telling a real W-30 from a clone.

The pic quality isnt great because its a scan of a printed picture he got from the track.
 

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GrndNatnl said:
Banning, those red plastic wheel wells were factory on W-30's. They're stock. Usually a good way of telling a real W-30 from a clone.
Those guys with those newfangled turbo cars no nothing about the old school stuff Matt. Tell your dad congrats on the new times. At least somebody's 455 is running! :cheers:
 

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Banning, those red plastic wheel wells were factory on W-30's. They're stock. Usually a good way of telling a real W-30 from a clone.

The pic quality isnt great because its a scan of a printed picture he got from the track.
That's right Don't want to paint them Too rare and hard to find
 

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Now for some fine tuning and a couple more adjustments, one being a better converter. It has a Frank Lupo 8" inch but we're unsure of the stall.

Pop also wants to try dropping the exhaust and running it open headers just to see if it makes any difference. I doubt the extra 4 ft of 3.5" pipes through 'barely-even-a-muffler' Dynomax Race Magnums that exit before the rear axle restrict much anyway, but hey.

10.1's are definitely possible with some further tweaking, and he says solid 10.0's by the end of the season. If things boring, we'll put a shot on it and go 9's.

Meanwhile, I'm brainstorming whats next for the GN. I'm thinking paint.
 

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Looks good Matt, I love those fenderwells also. That was about as wild as GM got in the 60's and 70's.
 
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