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    retired mechanic is going racin'!!!!!!!

    hi all i just retired this may... i bought a 74 vega to go play with 383.. 11.5 comp aluminum pre comp heads torker l l manifold turbo 350 manual shift 3200 stall 411 gears 28t\ tall 9 inch wide tire havent been racing in 25 years how fast do you guys think it will go... any sugestions will be helpful thanks in advance!!!!!!!

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    Senior Member RACING JUNKIE
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    High 11's low 12's.

    just a guess.

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    high 10's- low 11's if tuned right. my guess
    MIKE

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    thanks for the in-put ... is there any thing i need to change.... i wwould like to run in 10:50's ... consistently... bracket car only.. !!!! THANKS AGAIN.....

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    I don't know what that thing weighs...but more gear maybe a 4.30-4.56 depending on how high you want to spin it and where it makes the power at. Just my opinion/ guess ...I've never ran a quarter mile ever. only eighth mile.

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    Tod, I don't know if this helps any, but a quarter mile, is about twice as far.
    No matter where you go, there you are.
    **IN GOD WE TRUST**

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    Quote Originally Posted by suicidebomb
    Tod, I don't know if this helps any, but a quarter mile, is about twice as far.
    Thanks. :lol:

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    I don't think there is enough info to guess accurately. What are the cam specs? Not much gear or converter to try and run 10.50s. Hope it is really light.

    Curtis

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    the car weighs 2600 ... 200 lb driver ... should be 2800 total plan on running 7000 rpms cam is 560 lift .. 310 diration hope that helps ... have not raced in 25 yrs!!!!

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    It doesn't matter how fast you go in the begining, i'm 71 yrs. old and have been racing for 55 yrs. with a few yrs. off. Just go have fun and make the changes as you get used too the car, the Xmas tree and the surroundings. Congrats on getting back into racing and enjoy the moment.

    Zip.


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