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Street shoot-out night @ the 1/8th mile

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Street shoot-out night @ the 1/8th mile

Comments for: Street shoot-out night @ the 1/8th mile
Mrkim Report This Comment
Date: September 04, 2011 08:29AM

Didja see if this was a Gremlin X with a 409 in it? I don't see the factory badges to know if it is or idn an X confused
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fossil_digger Report This Comment
Date: September 04, 2011 08:41AM

i don't think it was an X, but it ran the 4th fastest pass. awesome car!
woberto Report This Comment
Date: September 04, 2011 09:06AM

Oh yeah! That rocks.
SkullandChains Report This Comment
Date: September 04, 2011 03:47PM

And all it took was NOS.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/09/2011 03:47PM by SkullandChains.
Mrkim Report This Comment
Date: September 04, 2011 08:20PM

NOS is a poor mans turbo but I also see it as lazy mans way of makin ponies. Buy a kit, cobble it onto any engine and kazaaam, everyone sees how bad your ride is and thinks "what an ace mechanic he must be!" , when in truth all the schmuck problee knew how to do was open his wallet eye rolling
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I'd NEVER use it for anything but a cheat for gettin into boost if you were runnin some waaaay oversized turbo and then have it shut down by a Hobbs switch once it hit a preset boost level in the intake tract.

David Vizard was one of the pioneers of this process back before computer engine management and fuel injection made managing turbo packages a lot easier.

When you have a NOS failure it's unlikely there's much of anything salvageable in the whole damned engine since it effectively turns your NOS injector into a cutting torch that's wreakin havoc on every component inside your engine. I guess if you're runnin junkyard motors that's Ok, otherwise, a big no thanks here thumbs up

BTW, if that Gremlin had a 409 in it, it didn need NOS to be a bad ass rock on

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fossil_digger Report This Comment
Date: September 04, 2011 09:42PM

you're right, there was no NOS, but it was slightly tricked. he put most of his money in the drive train (according to the owner), suspension, and rear end, the motor was the next in line to be blown. thumbs
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SkullandChains Report This Comment
Date: September 04, 2011 10:20PM

I wouldn't actually use NOS. I was making a joke. Back in the early 80's, a friend of a friend went through three engines in his '73 pinto, using NOS for street racing/showing off. (*facepalm*)

It was his Momma's money, so he never really appreaciated what he had. Instead he treated his cars like a 5-year-old treats his toy trucks. Beat the shit out of it.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/09/2011 10:23PM by SkullandChains.
Mrkim Report This Comment
Date: September 05, 2011 08:59AM

Nah skully, that waddn a jab at you man, just an overview of my thoughts on NOS in general.

But, the example you gave is exactly the kinda results a lotta folks get when playin with NOS, quickie HP gains with equally quickie disastrous results.

In most NOS failure events the block/crank and rods get thrashed and often even the head(s) too which means very little is actually salvageable at all except maybe the oil pan (if you're lucky) and the valve covers as in all likelihood everything in between will be destined for the scrap yard eye popping
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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/09/2011 09:00AM by Mrkim.