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The Sox & Martin 1968 Barracuda Pro Stock drag car was my favorite of all time. It would launch better than any other car in class.
Nice rag top. If it had the big block it would be hard put to keep rubber on the ground.
Surprisingly, the '67 Barracuda Formula S with the 383 big block put up acceleration numbers about like Marko's new Dodge minivan: C/D test numbers here. It'd probably be a little quicker on modern rubber, because you probably had to drive it out of the hole to keep those skinny bias-ply skins from going up in smoke.
(Evidence for the "drive it out of the hole" theory being the strong 92 mph trap speed relative to the weak E.T. in the low fifteens.)
383 was bad enough, I rode (ONCE) in a friend's with a 426 Hemi... I caught a ride back home in a DIFFERENT car! Bias ply tires did NOT hold... just sayin...
Makes an Edsel look pretty. Ymmv
Always liked the fastback better than the rag. Clean lines either way. And nobody on earth will lament the day when the very last minivan heads for the crusher.
"Drive it out of the hole". Didn't work with my '71 Mustang. Those old style tires had a very tenuous connection to the term "grip". They list that Mustang as: 14.6 sec @ 96.80 mph. Around '79, I ran mine at Fremont Drag (CA). I was running L60-15 rear tires, in place of the g60-14 it should have had. From idle, it spun the tires as soon as I touched the gas. They didn't lock up until just short of the traps, still running on the primaries of the oem Holley carb! So, I opened the secondaries, the tires lit back up, and went through the end of the 1/4 still spinning.IIRC, it was turning 14.8 sec @ 108 mph. Disgusting. There was a 351 Torino turning the same time.Previous owner turned low 11's with slicks, at Atco, NJ. Beach Boys: "Little Deuce Coupe": getting rubber in all four gears...
og,You don't see me pulling my car off the road to snap pics of '84 Caravans, do you? ;)
A Body Love!
When I was a kid, my folks had a '66 Barracuda with a 225 slant-six with a three-on-the-tree tranny.It was a pretty snappy car in its day. The rear glass on the '64 through '66 models was a wonder to behold. A huge expanse of glass that wrapped around the rear deck of the roof, all you could think was "I wonder how much that costs to replace?"
Fred2: bite your tongue, man. That is gorgeous.Want.
Drat! Half asleep at the switch, again.That -stock- 429 SCJ Mustang was an automatic, with Detroit Locker rear differential. (both tires turn together)(next/last? owner crashed it when he lost control while spinning the tires in high gear)I was thinking of my 4sp Chevy, when I wrote the Beach Boys quote.
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