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    changing cars

    my bro is changing cars.. was running a 85 cutlass weighting 2900 pounds....456 gears.... w/10 slicks and a built 355 and a turbo 350 foot braking it... 3500 stall....was running 12.50's.

    now he going to a 75 vega thats weights 2200 pounds...456 gears....14 x32 tire and his 355 motor and a 3500 stall... glide w/brake.........


    we are taking guess's at to what it will in the quarter mile?
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    11.7 is my estimate.

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    Too little gear for the tire

    I guess some where close to 11.90 at best for weight only because the tall tire with the same gear and a glide will put the engine to sleep at your power level, canceling most of your potential gains from the weight reduction. If you put the same 3 speed trans in the vega that you have in the cutlass you will go faster, 2 tenths or so.
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    lol...that what i was thinking too :wink: he talking about running in the 10's...... i almost pissed my pants laughing. i told him ....maybe with a 300 shot of juice..... :roll:

    the glide also has the 1.89 gear set in it too.......lol

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    11.20's






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    Quote Originally Posted by mopar1968
    11.20's


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    you really think it will mark? hmmmmmm


    any more people got ideas...... we got money bet on this one... cant wait till the season starts to collect :wink:
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    11.60 or 50s

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    I was figuring 11.8 with the glide , but thought the transbrake would improve the launch to about the same as a footbrake turbo. I also went with the smaller frontal area of the Vega vs the Cutlass. So, I'll stay with 11.7 as my estimation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fla1976
    I was figuring 11.8 with the glide , but thought the transbrake would improve the launch to about the same as a footbrake turbo. I also went with the smaller frontal area of the Vega vs the Cutlass. So, I'll stay with 11.7 as my estimation.
    that about what i figure too. yeah he dropped weight but gained alot more rotating mass as well......... he's been talking s**t all week ... damn i cant wait till the reality check hits
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