71 LeMans Station Wagon at Strip, Run #8, 11.58 at 115 + mph
3.31 gear, 4070 pound, Q-jet, Goerlichs X-141 mufflers, GTO appearance package, Dr. Gas X pipe, Dr. Gas ovalized tailpipes, exit on passenger side
Pontiac LeMans 455 Drag Racing
1967 Pontiac LeMans Drag Racing at Lebanon Valley Dragway on September 29th 2008.
1969 Firebird - 11 second pass
1969 Firebird 400 - standard build Pontiac 455, TRW pistons, 10:1 compression, hydraulic cam, 2400 stall converter, 3.42 gears, street tires (trim rings pulled for racing), Quadrajet carb, full Exhaust system, no traction bars (leaf springs clamped), and no Nitrous. Final pass (back in 1998) was 11.69 @ 116 mph.
10 second 68 Firebird Sacramento Raceway 1987
This 68 Firebird was my first car purchased when I was 17 in 1977. The car is currently undergoing a frame-off restoration. At the time this video was taken in 1987 it was powered by a 455 Pontiac engine. The best ¼ mile performance was an ET of 10.87 and a MPH of 124.83 WITHOUT the aid Nitrous oxide. The heads are ported factory cast iron D-Ports cast# 48. Crankshaft is factory 455 Rods are factory 73/74 455 Super-Duty Camshaft is a Cam Dynamics solid flat-tappet with .618/.644" lift (1.65 rockers) 265/275 @.050 duration Advertised duration is 312/322 int/exh Pistons are Ross flat-tops yielding 12:1 compression ratio with the 69cc chambers Carburetion is 2 660cfm Holley center squirters mounted on a Doug Nash/Warrior tunnel-ram manifold. The differential is a Dana 60 with a 4.10 ratio gear set