Real street cars need apply

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fleming442

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Anybody else? Who here has a 10 second street car that gets driven multiple time a week that didn’t cost $75,000 or more to build? How about even 11 seconds that gets driven regularly?
What up with your Caddy-bu?
 
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lilbowtie

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Both the cars in my avatar would qualify time wise - Regal 11.2, Sonoma 10.4 but neither driven regularly - not that they couldn't be.
 
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What up with your Caddy-bu?

I’ve driven it 3000miles since April. The last 2000 miles with 3.50 gears has been obnoxious. First gear is useless and the 519 doesn’t need to be at 2900rpm at 70mph. I just bought a set of Richmond 2.94 gears to install. I have a 350hp perimeter plate nitrous kit coming and Then it’s off to the track. It’s 1/8 mile and no rules so it should be interesting. I’m in the process of deciding how a single turbo fits in the engine compartment. It will be a busy winter.
 
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MrSony

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Tardy to the party, but here goes.

1) Who do you know that daily drives a 25 year old V8 (Turbo Buicks and Dodges count too)? Me, one of my friends, brother, his friend. 85 Regal, 83 elco/Third Gen Bird, third gen Camaro, third bird respectively.

2) For those in the northern half of the US, is the car driven in the winter? Does it have a good heater/defroster? Air conditioner? **** yeah. Yeah. Nah.

3) Wipers? Full interior? Functioning windows? Passes required state inspection? Yes. Yes. Yes. **** nah.

4) Fuel injected or carbureted? Turbo or nitrous? Old school engine or LS/LT/late Hemi/Modular? 71 Buick 350 Topped with an 800cfm Qjet.

5) Can the car be driven long range at interstate speeds? What transmission and rear gears? Shouldn't, but I do. 3.42, th350, 3krpm at 70mph.

6) Is it able to be driven at any time or if it rains does the owner break out in hives? **** yeah.

7) How fast is the car at the strip? 1/8 or 1/4 mile? Definitely can do 9s in the 1/8th.

8) Any 7 second 1/8, or 11 second 1/4 mile daily drivers? Nah

9) Any 6 second 1/8, or 10 second 1/4 mile daily drivers? Come on now...……...
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10) Any 5 second 1/8, or 8 to 9 second 1/4 mile daily drivers? Seriously, surely somebody knows a person that is that dedicated. Nah.
 
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Between the ages of 20 and 27 my only vehicle was a ‘70 Skylark with a 430 and a 455. While I was driving it every day the 430 ran 7.83 NA and the 6.89 on 175hp NOS. The 455 ran 7.41 NA. Later it ran 6.85 NA but wasn’t a daily driver, or even a weekly driver. Oh it could have been..............coulda, woulda, shoulda.............Everything worked except A/C. It never crossed my mind to find something else to drive. Then I got married and a second car came into the picture. At the point when I realized that it wasn’t being driven I sold it.

Now I have the Caddy powered Malibu. Faster than the 7.41 NA 455 Skylark and surprisingly way more drivable. I’m putting 2.94 gears in the rear since I’ve been putting 1000 miles a month on it. The only thing it’s missing is A/C and I’m unsure at this point if it will ever have it.

I will tell you that I have the utmost respect for anybody who drives a 12 second (or faster) pre-‘90 vehicle more than 10,000 miles per year. They obviously love their car, built it to drive, and are having tons of fun.

I also like the fact that lots of folks daily drive G-body cars even if not super fast. Those are the guys that keep the “spotted” thread jumping.

Get those cars out and drive!
 
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scoti

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Between the ages of 20 and 27 my only vehicle was a ‘70 Skylark with a 430 and a 455. While I was driving it every day the 430 ran 7.83 NA and the 6.89 on 175hp NOS. The 455 ran 7.41 NA. Later it ran 6.85 NA but wasn’t a daily driver, or even a weekly driver. Oh it could have been..............coulda, woulda, shoulda.............Everything worked except A/C. It never crossed my mind to find something else to drive. Then I got married and a second car came into the picture. At the point when I realized that it wasn’t being driven I sold it.

Now I have the Caddy powered Malibu. Faster than the 7.41 NA 455 Skylark and surprisingly way more drivable. I’m putting 2.94 gears in the rear since I’ve been putting 1000 miles a month on it. The only thing it’s missing is A/C and I’m unsure at this point if it will ever have it.

I will tell you that I have the utmost respect for anybody who drives a 12 second (or faster) pre-‘90 vehicle more than 10,000 miles per year. They obviously love their car, built it to drive, and are having tons of fun.

I also like the fact that lots of folks daily drive G-body cars even if not super fast. Those are the guys that keep the “spotted” thread jumping.

Get those cars out and drive!

My newest vehicle is 21yrs old & is the one driven the least LoL.
 
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Kratos

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1) Me
2) Pennsylvania, heat is good, AC inop It is driven year round, but that depends on the roads being clear of snow and Ice. ( I take the 4wd 13 Sierra if the roads are bad)
3) Wipers? Full interior? Functioning windows? Passes required state inspection? YES to all
4) Fuel injected 305 V8/5Speed
5) Yes, 305 5 speed, 3.42 rear posi 2wd
6) All day any day
7) Unknown, but its probably 11+ 1/8 / 17+ 1/4
1995 GMC Sierra RCSB current odometer is around 295K, but it is definitely over 300K.
 
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