WORLDS FASTEST AWD / 4G63 DATSUN / 20B RX7 IN TESTING
Willowbank Raceway held the 1st of the 2012 Top Sportman Series on the
weekend. Reece McGregor and the Heat Treatments Skyline thought it would be
a good chance to have some test runs in their worlds fastest RB26 powered
4wd skyline. The team worked hard all day and were rewarded with a final
pass or 7.64, not far off their 7.56 record, although something tells me
theres plenty more to come from this car again.
Another car using the test lane was Rob Novak in his Jett Racing 4G63
powered Datsun 1200. The team made adjustments through the day and saw a PB
7.35 @ 187mph on the second last pass of the night, the final wild pass on
video then saw a transmission failure but a happy team none the less.
Final team testing was the Direct Clutch/Promodz Rx7, the car is 3/4
chassis and a running 3rotor 20BT tweaked by Mazfix. The team recently made
adjustments in the rear and also in transmission and are starting to see
results, it ran a 7.99 @ 171mph through the day, then later in the night
suffered a leaking Boost pipe.
Owners Jerry and Dan tell me they havent even started to push the motor
yet, so another car with plenty more to come, and im sure that pb 7.80 will
soon be slashed.
These cars should all be running at the up and coming Sydney Jamboree at
WSID and by the looks of things have some unfinished business they want to
take care of :)
69 GTO Judge Drag Car Pictures & Video
This is the GTO I built and raced between 1984 and 1992. Anyone know where
it is? I sold it to a guy in Memphis TN when it got to the point that you
couldn't be competitive without a trans break and delay box.
The picture of the baby blue 68 Tempest is how it was when I bought it from
a guy named Lowel in central FL. The Dorn Brothers in Sanford did the body
work and awesome Orbit Orange paint. Ken Wells built the TH400. I built
the engine and rear end etc. The car weighed 3500 lbs with driver. Best
ET/Speed: 1/4 mile 10.36/132mph, 1/8 mile (set up for the 1/4)
6.55/103mph, 1.48 sec. 60 foot. This is the first and only Pontiac I ever
built. It was a stock bore and stroke 455 with cast rods and crank. "62"
D-port heads, measured 11.2:1 compression ratio using TRW forged flat top
pistions. Torquer intake, 850 Holley. Crower mechanical cam. TCI 5000
stall 8" converter. 9" Ford with 4.10 gears, Strange spool and axels.
Shifts were at 5500 rpms and it went through the 1/4 mile traps at 6200
rpms. The rear tires were 14 x 33 MT (I hated the MT's, Firestones and
Goodyears hooked better). I fabricated the headers from a Headman Hustler
(flat collector) kit and they were worth .2 sec off the ET.
The first time out, I had $5000 in the car and ran in the 10's off the
trailer with a Quadrajet. By the time I sold it, I had better than twice
the money in it and had tuned 6/10th off the ET. I raced it all over FL,
GA and TN and had only good times with great friends. Like they say, a bad
day at the track is better than a good day at work. Hopefully I'll find
some of the in car videos from Memphis where it carried the front tires 3"
in the air, 6 feet out, remember, this was old school, foot breaking it.
Datsun 240z vs Nissan GTR
This is a homebuilt twin turbo " blow
through " system on a 409 cubic inch Chevy small block engine in a 72
Datsun 240 z. The car is Street Legal due to emission excemptions and is
used for cruising, car shows, and drag racing. It is a Sleeper since it
uses a full Exhaust system and