Very Funny-wifes first ride in hot rod-1961falcon 460
This is a video of my wife holding the camcorder as she rides in the first
run down the dragstrip of a 1961 Ford falcon with a 460 engine.This is the
very first pass down the track for the car. The sound of the screams are on
Ry Cooters album Flathead, "ridin' w/ the blues"- the song.
A guy borrows an 8 second Camaro.
A guy borrows his friends 8 second Camaro. If I would have been
behind the wheel during that "burnout" I wouldn't dare to take it off the
But his friends thinks the opposite, they want him to do the run.
1970 Chevelle 496 Street Car Pump Gas 11 sec
This is my wife and her 496 Chevelle. Pump gas, flat tappet,dual plane,
3:31 gears, 3500 stall,full Exhaust,
3800 lbs, old ET Streets. She uses it to get groceries and takes it to her
Mary Kay appointments. All three of our kids LOVE riding in the back and
She averages 13 mpg on the highway with the 750 double.
Update 7/07- On 93 octane, the budget 496 made 548HP at 5900 rpm and 574TQ
with big tube (2 1/4") headers at the crank on a Superflow 902 Dyno.
UPDATE 11/08- After three years and 5k street miles, 10 Dyno pulls, and 50+ passes at
the track, Leah has run a best of 11.57 @115.48 on pump gas and M/T Drag
radials, all motor. We tried a Powershot system on it 11/1/08, and with a
1/2 throttle launch went 11.07@120mph.