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600-hp Grand National on Iron Resurrection

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  1. CaliWagon83

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    Don't know if any of the rest of you guys have seen the episode, but I'm watching Iron Resurrection on Velocity, and one of the cars they're working on is a hot-rodded Grand National with a claimed 600 hp that's getting a roll cage, because I guess the owner ran too fast a pass to run in the stock class anymore. The owner's name is Louis De Leon, if any of you guys know him. Anyway...Just thought I'd share. :)
     
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    Yeah, I was that bored last night, too.
     
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    It's pretty easy to need a roll bar in a Turbo Regal. Mine had a $400 TA49 Turbo and 36# injectors from a '90 from an 1990 Ford Supercoupe as the only real motor "mods" and I was told to leave the track multiple times (both 1/8th mile and 1/4 mile).

    You don't need anywhere near 600 Hp.
     
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    I would love to be told I need a rollbar for my street car. I would be happy with 350-400 horse out of my six banger.
     
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    The goal with my recent L92 swap was to hit mid to high 11's for this reason. No way i'll cut up the car for a roll cage.
     
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    At 600hp he is capable of low 10's
     
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    after all we are talking about tv here so...
     
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    11.50 to 11.99 is really the sweet spot for a pure street car if you want to go to the track. Faster than this is frustrating at most sanctioned tracks.

    1/8th mile tracks that throw you out for a 7.50 are even more frustrating. That might have been FAST!!! 25 years ago, but it isn't fast today.
     
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    Anybody wanna race? :D
     
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    Would love to !! few more months.
     
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