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Old 01-11-08, 09:18 PM
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Smoked a BIG BLOCK

I have a close friend with a Chevy Nova that is home for a 396 big block. Jan 1st was supposed to be hangover fest but it got snowed out so we didn't get 2 go. We decided to make a couple runs last week and we had a blast. From a roll, I managed to pull about 6 cars on him. From a dig, i pulled a little less but still enough to embarrass him. My car is pretty much stock. Intake and Exhaust.























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Old 01-31-08, 09:44 PM
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Ya, I've got a friend with a 470 in a 70 Chevelle. He recently paid $20K+ to have it restored. At the time I had access to a full shop with a paint booth. I told him I would do the engine (put an LSx in it), paint and body. He desided to let someone else do the work.

6 months later, he gets it back, and brings it to me to tune the engine... valve noise. (dunno why he didn't take it to the guy that built the damn motor....) After I straighten it out, he starts bragging infront of everybody, "yeah... four hundred and seventy cubic inchs of pavenment pounding..... blah blah." I say, "my little 346 outside will stop your *** right now.", "bullshit.", "no ****."

We go round and round for a minute, then I take him for a ride.

After that, he didn't really want to race.
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Old 02-01-08, 01:04 PM
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what year was the nova and what all was done to it?
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Old 02-01-08, 04:36 PM
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Nice quasi Kill.

V8 ftw!
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i call bs on this one, that 396 would walk you like crazy the mods you've done is not enough to take so.......BS
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Umm... I'm not sure if this guy has an LS1 in his Rx-7? All bets are off then
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2 cars are mentioned

2 engines are mentioned

He raced against a 396 big block

Do the math
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Old 02-02-08, 07:23 AM
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^ that still doesnt answer my question
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An LS1 in an RX-7 is going to be under 3000 pounds, that big block in that Nova is a lot heavier. Not to mention it's the 396, which has displacement that can be reached in one of the small blocks (400ci is a popular stroked/bored displacement in small blocks and even came in some old Pontiacs) so the motor at that point is just extra weight because it is going to have the same general output as the LS1 (it has more power but also more weight). An LS1 FD will probably run mid 12s on the strip with no mods, a stock 396 Nova will probably get high 13s.
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^ that still doesnt answer my question
Does it look like I was trying to answer your question?

I wasn't talking to you. Pay attention.
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hahah i know u werent talking to me, but if were trying to clear up confusion and answer all question, im still waiting
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A 396 is actually displacing around 402ci's.
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Does it look like I was trying to answer your question?

I wasn't talking to you. Pay attention.
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We decided to make a couple runs last week and we had a blast. From a roll, I managed to pull about 6 cars on him. From a dig, i pulled a little less but still enough to embarrass him. My car is pretty much stock. Intake and Exhaust.
How do you race a car from a roll on a sanctioned, legal drag strip

STREET RACER! Lock and ban :P
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