When I took a break from racing at the end of 2010 I ended up selling everything and about 4 years ago I built a big block Duster just for the street but the car runs so good I've been dying to take it to a track.
A couple weeks ago I went to Quaker City
in Salem Ohio, I will be driving the car to the track but Moparts member and good friend 'Butch' let me use his truck and trailer for my first outing, just in case. Butch also made some passes after a 6 year break and he had great results also, maybe he'll mention it on this thread or make a thread.
This particular track is known for being a tenth slow and it was close to 90 degrees with a density altitude of over 2100 feet.
First(and only) pass the car went 10.88 at 122.55mph!!!
1.54 60 foot with the 275/60/15 drag radials that I bought used for $100. Track guys didn't say anything but I happily packed up and left until I get a bar in it.
It's a 10to1 compression 500" low deck with Eddy heads but I'm running 3.23 gears
in the 8.75 rearend, street converter, small 557 purpleshaft cam I bought used for $60, small B-body 1.75" headers with 100 dings in them I bought used for $75, mechanical water pump and mechanical fan, 4150 style 950cfm carb, full interior all steel body with all factory glass windows, full exhaust with H-pipe and tailpipes but I did use the electric cutouts that are located a few feet after the headers. No ignition box, just a Pertronix distributor with built-in ignition and rev limiter.
Front and rear suspension are stock, I added one new leaf to the front segment of each leaf spring as they were wore out, no snubber. No tuning yet with jetting or timing.
I've owned a couple different 9 second street cars but they weren't anywhere near as streetable as this one, my wife and I drive this car almost every day.
I launched 1800-2000, shifted at 5800. Once I raise those numbers a little, and go to a different track along with some better air will put me in the 10.68-10.70 area, then I'll start tuning, but that will be after my buddy puts an 8-point chromoly bar in it, even though I've said for 4 years this car will never get a roll bar.
This car is not a purpose built over achiever, it is simply a ton of FUN
for my family and I for the street, and an occasional day of driving to the track, run 10's and drive home.