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#2379967 - 10/01/17 01:18 PM My first TRACK RESULTS thread in 7 years
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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. grin

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. up


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#2379968 - 10/01/17 01:20 PM Re: My first TRACK RESULTS thread in 7 years [Re: ProSport]
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#2379976 - 10/01/17 01:25 PM Re: My first TRACK RESULTS thread in 7 years [Re: ProSport]
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AWESOME Bob!!!!!

I real torq monster.

Yep at Norwalk on a "good" night easily 10.60`s
Congrats!!
Long time coming
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#2379977 - 10/01/17 01:26 PM Re: My first TRACK RESULTS thread in 7 years [Re: ProSport]
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Dusters rock up
I may build another one someday whistling devil
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#2379984 - 10/01/17 01:31 PM Re: My first TRACK RESULTS thread in 7 years [Re: ProSport]
Dave Hall Offline
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Wow! Freakin' AWESOME!!! I wish my Dart Sport ran like that. Bada$$ car Prosport! Those drag radial tires are unbelievable, they work really good. I have a set of M/T's I bought used like you did and mounted them on some Weld Magnums. I think both rims and tires are lighter than one of the rally wheel and tire. Amazing how the sidewall wrinkles up like a slick. 1.54 short time is pretty stout for 3.23 gears. That thing is making some big torque!

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#2379986 - 10/01/17 01:34 PM Re: My first TRACK RESULTS thread in 7 years [Re: Cab_Burge]
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Very nice and congratulations. I love those seats.
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422 Indy headed small block
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#2379987 - 10/01/17 01:36 PM Re: My first TRACK RESULTS thread in 7 years [Re: ProSport]
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What a great run! You built yourself a real clean car, too. For a bunch of used parts, you put together a super combination. Congrats.
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#2379992 - 10/01/17 01:41 PM Re: My first TRACK RESULTS thread in 7 years [Re: ProSport]
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Thanks Dennis and Cab!

Thanks Dave Hall, it is a blast to drive, never runs hot, usually around 178 degrees on a hot day in traffic. It does seem to make a ton of torque, my friends get a kick out of my 50mph rolling burnouts with street tires. grin I really am impressed with how the drag radials handle and hook.

John, the seats are just Ebay specials(sport seats), $100 each new and that includes the slider brackets that I mounted directly to the floor since I'm 6'2". I wish the seats were an inch or so wider but they're fairly comfortable.
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#2380003 - 10/01/17 01:52 PM Re: My first TRACK RESULTS thread in 7 years [Re: ProSport]
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Pretty good times for a basic package!

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#2380042 - 10/01/17 02:56 PM Re: My first TRACK RESULTS thread in 7 years [Re: ProSport]
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Good to hear! I have liked your ride since you started puting pictures up of it.
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#2380043 - 10/01/17 02:57 PM Re: My first TRACK RESULTS thread in 7 years [Re: ProSport]
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Thanks guys, I will update this thread soon if I get the roll bar in and get to the track again before the snow falls.
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#2380068 - 10/01/17 03:48 PM Re: My first TRACK RESULTS thread in 7 years [Re: ProSport]
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Glad you had some fun with it.
ps:did you change the shock setting for the track?Tire psi?


Edited by Clanton (10/01/17 03:56 PM)
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#2380081 - 10/01/17 04:09 PM Re: My first TRACK RESULTS thread in 7 years [Re: ProSport]
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I have Rancho single adjustables on the back that my friend gave me, the knob only seems to move 5 clicks and it's in the middle setting. I didn't change it for the track, it hooked and booked.
I tried 17 pounds in the drag radials, seemed to be perfect.
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#2380088 - 10/01/17 04:15 PM Re: My first TRACK RESULTS thread in 7 years [Re: ProSport]
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Here's the leaf springs, I spent $50 per side for the added leaf and new clamps. I also ordered a box of heavy duty clamps but haven't messed with them yet. These clamps that are on it currently look like a metal band with rubber under it, th place that did them does a lot of heavy duty truck stuff and said they will hold-up. shruggy


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#2380115 - 10/01/17 04:45 PM Re: My first TRACK RESULTS thread in 7 years [Re: ProSport]
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That is almost exactly what my Duster would run back when it was a street car. I think the best time was 10.90 @ 122 mph with street tires, full exhaust and complete interior. That was with a 400 low deck and a solid roller cam. The car got kicked off the track though after a guy who got beat complained to the track manager.

High 10's is really getting with the program for a street car, especially one that you can fire up and drive on a regular basis.

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#2380124 - 10/01/17 05:01 PM Re: My first TRACK RESULTS thread in 7 years [Re: AndyF]
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Originally Posted By AndyF
That is almost exactly what my Duster would run back when it was a street car. I think the best time was 10.90 @ 122 mph with street tires, full exhaust and complete interior. That was with a 400 low deck and a solid roller cam. The car got kicked off the track though after a guy who got beat complained to the track manager.

High 10's is really getting with the program for a street car, especially one that you can fire up and drive on a regular basis.


Thanks Andy, with a few more runs and tuning I'm sure it will go 10.60's with the 3.23 gears so I'm stoked about it! I might try some 26" tires next time out since the 3.23's have me trapping at only about 5000 RPM's. blush
Even though I'm used to cars that run 9.80's this one didn't feel slow or boring at all, I had a blast and wanted to make more runs.
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#2380148 - 10/01/17 05:42 PM Re: My first TRACK RESULTS thread in 7 years [Re: ProSport]
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Originally Posted By ProSport
Originally Posted By AndyF
That is almost exactly what my Duster would run back when it was a street car. I think the best time was 10.90 @ 122 mph with street tires, full exhaust and complete interior. That was with a 400 low deck and a solid roller cam. The car got kicked off the track though after a guy who got beat complained to the track manager.

High 10's is really getting with the program for a street car, especially one that you can fire up and drive on a regular basis.


Thanks Andy, with a few more runs and tuning I'm sure it will go 10.60's with the 3.23 gears so I'm stoked about it! I might try some 26" tires next time out since the 3.23's have me trapping at only about 5000 RPM's. blush
Even though I'm used to cars that run 9.80's this one didn't feel slow or boring at all, I had a blast and wanted to make more runs.
I put on the 275/55/r15 and have 3.73 so it is interesting what your rpm was.Your rpm must not drop much on the shift.


Edited by Clanton (10/01/17 05:45 PM)
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#2380176 - 10/01/17 06:37 PM Re: My first TRACK RESULTS thread in 7 years [Re: ProSport]
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Good job Bob
Glad you feel renegrized after that pass
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#2380179 - 10/01/17 06:40 PM Re: My first TRACK RESULTS thread in 7 years [Re: ProSport]
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Very nice run!!!!!!!

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#2380230 - 10/01/17 07:46 PM Re: My first TRACK RESULTS thread in 7 years [Re: 67mprfan]
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Originally Posted By 67mprfan
Good job Bob
Glad you feel renegrized after that pass


Thanks I am definitely hooked again! I even went to Dragway42 Friday night to help a friend with his car, it's nice to be hanging out at tracks again. Our son's sports took up our time for several years and that is perfectly fine, now he's headed towards college and has a job which free's up some car time for me unless I gotta sell it to pay for the college LOL! grin

I will not turn this particular car into a racecar though, we drive it way too much for that.

I run 93 octane in it.
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