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Went to the Chrysler Classic show,at our local dragstrip. My Mopar buddy was going to make a few runs,while he had his 70 Hemi Challenger in the show. We had just swapped his 4.10 gear for the 3.91 ratio last week. That thing ran 11.45s at 123MPH. You would look at it and think maybe a good 13sec. ride,with its fat front tires,heavy 15 inch steel Rallye wheels,and very quiet exhaust. No power adders or even an electric fuel pump,and just 275-60-15 BFG Drag Radials. Must be that 500+cubes of HEMI! He'll hop in it and drive 200 miles anytime,all on 93 octane of course. Yep one fast real street car to watch out for.
 

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Man those cars are pure BEASTS in a straight line. Amazing that they can get a 4000+ pound car to go a quarter mile that fast. I wouldnt want to take one around a corner at anything above 30 mph though. :wink:
 

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I was on the LS1.com a while back and one of the trolls where talking about running a Hemi charger and he said I nailed it and the Mopar was still there, hit the bottle and the Mopar was still there. He was shocked that an old Muscle car could do that.....
I wasn't, I seen to many really run back in the day.....
 

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I've been a Mopar guy since before HS, so about 16 years. I have a '73 Barracuda and a '70 Challenger (both 318 cars) in addition the the Bullitt (It was emotionally diffucult for me to buy a Ford). When I first got the Barracuda in 1988, it had a rebuilt stock 318 2bbl, a re-built 904 with a stock converter and a shift kit, dual exhaust and an 8 3/4 open rear w/3.23's. My best time at Bandimere Speedway was a 15.22 @ 96mph. It weighs ~3200. The Hemi cars are about 3500. My 318 car could keep up with 5.0's and IROC's that were the hot cars of the day, in a straight line anyway. It has quite a few more mods now and is quite a bit faster. I was at the track in Bithlo Fla with a buddy of mine racing his heavily modified '84 Z-28 and he got blown away twice by this old guy in a dog-crap brown 440/auto Super Bee. I went up to him after the 2nd run and he rolled down his power window and let some COLD air out. He did both runs with the AC on and had it on the whole time he was sitting in line to stage. I don't remember his times, but my friend's car was running 12.90's. If only Ma Mopar made a cool car that a working guy could afford...
 
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