Joe Geri's Capri recently featured in Street Machine Magazine and it has run as fast as 8.34 at 164mph. But instead of running a V8 Ford engine Joe has gone for a 4-litre Lexus V8, which is legally the biggest engine he can fit to the car and turbo it while remaining totally street legal. He drives this car to the track, bolts on some slicks, runs eights and drives it home. It's a true street and strip warrior. Nice one Joe!
13s for $1300 - Project Bluebird - Episode 12
To fix the lazy shifts we've made a few mods the wiring harness of our
Project Bluebird so we can get the trans shifting a little harder. It takes
less than $20 of parts, a few wires, and a soldering iron to get the job
done. Hopefully it works on the track.
BLK40T - Real 8-second Streetcar
When it comes to Pro-Street racing there's plenty of cars that just wear
the numberplates and never see the street, but Joe Geri's twin turbo Capri isn't one of them. With a 4-litre
Lexus quad-cam V8 under the bonnet it is 100% NSW street legal and as you
can see on the video it can run an 8.38 at 160mph on 275 width drag
radials. In fact Joe even drove the car to the track, something he does
every meeting, and since the 4-litre combo went in the car has done over
35,000kms on the street and over 350 passes on the track along with 100
runs on the Dyno.
How's that for reliability? What a car!
13s For $1300 - Project Bluebird - Episode 14
Here we go guys, the episode you've all been waiting for - Episode 14. We
take the car for a run at Wilby, an 1/8th mile track in Northern Victoria,
for a bit of fun and see if we can win a trophy. Hope you enjoyed the
series. If I decide to keep the car I might do a few upgrades later on and
see how much quicker we can make it, while keeping the budget low. Stay
tuned though because after I tidy up the garage I'm going to start on my
new project and it's going to be a big one.
Edit: as it turns out this wasn't the last episode so check out the next
Blown Nova Goes 6.39 on 10.5 tyres
Frank Mamone's blown Chevy Nova is a wicked looking beast and it's got
plenty of grunt to match. Lately he's been racing the Hemi powered Nova inn
the 10.5 class and with some success too. He won at Sydney Dragway recent
at the APSA Pro Street Shootout.
STREET MACHINE NATIONALS 2011
Held at Sydney Dragway the Street Machine Nationals combined the best bits
of the modified car scene with burnouts, show cars, pro street drag racing
and hot women. With all the best Pro Street cars, shows cars, and cool
streeters it was a pretty awesome weekend. Can't wait until next year.
SUBTLE Wins Pro Street Blown at the Street Machine Nationals
It may be SUBTLE by name but Jeremy Callaghan's twin turbo Torana is anything but subtle. Even though
it's not the quickest car in the class the Torana swept all before it
during the Chicago Shootout in Pro Street Blown at the Street Machine
Nationals and then defeeated the Perko Torana in the finals. A solid win
from a very cool looking car
BEST. POWERSKID. EVER.
I've seen some crazy powerskid action in my time but this Torana takes the
cake. With a big hit of Nitrous and a
heavy right foot this guy smokes the full length of the track in and aesome
display of skill and power.
If you've got a better powerskid then send me a video response.
Wicked Fast 2JZ-powered BMW M3 - Gas Motorsports
We love quick cars and don't really care what they're powered by, so we
reckon this Toyota 2JZ powered BMW M3 is pretty awesome. Check out the
second pass where it runs in the sevens after stepping off the gas well
before the finish line. This car is going to be a weapon once they get it
TUF253 Torana Smokes It Up
Yep, it's powered by a 253 with a Supercharger from a UD truck for a bit of fun.
Shannon loves a bit of burnout action and he's a regular viewer/commentor
here on Scotty's Garage so be nice. :)
Turbo Valiant Wagon Dyno
Remember the Sleeper Wagon http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6wXw8t9oeU ? It
was a Aussie Valiant wagon (A-body Mopar like the Dodge Dart) that I bought
for $250 and fitted a borrowed 440 big block to it.
Year's later I repainted the car Hemi Orange and fitted a turbocharged 245 hemi six to it and even though it
made only 40hp less than the big block it was nowhere near as much fun.
Here's the Dyno tuning
session from about four years ago. These days the wagon just runs a
naturally aspirated 245 hemi six, but I'm thinking of doing some more to it
RAT545 - Rusty Galaxie Burnout
They reckon you shouldn't judge a book by it's cover. Well don't judge this
rusty old Galaxie by it's surface patina. The 545 cube big block ford
engine has enough grunt to put any arguments to rest.
STUNCH - Blown LEXUS 4-litre V8
Those 4-litre quad cam V8 seem to be the motors of the moment. After the
LS-bsaed engines they seem to be the most popular engine to slot into
something else. But occassionally we'll see a factory fitment with
something special like this m112 Supercharger on this Lexus (toyota celsior