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L88 Corvette takes on ZL1, Z28, W30, SS396 - Drag Video

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  1. SVTSR

    SVTSR Active Member Established Member

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    Recon Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Some nice classics.


    Pick your poison.
     
  3. gimmie11s

    gimmie11s Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Damn near 124 mph out of a 69 vette. Un friggin believable. I'd give a nut for one of those, or that ZL1 it ran on pass 4.

    Great video!!
     
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  4. UBNZO6D

    UBNZO6D Life-long Hot Rodder Established Member

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    Nice races but none of these were factory stock...I think the best MPH was 109 back in the day.

    Greg
     
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    gimmie11s Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Doubtful. The l88 was underrated BIGLY from the factory and it is mostly agreed that they made well over 500hp from the factory.

    They ran 11s back in 1969.
     
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    TerminatoRS Well-Known Member Established Member

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    There's no way the Olds was stock. Per the supplied specs: 300hp and 3700lbs. Not a recipe for a 12.04.
     
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    UBNZO6D Life-long Hot Rodder Established Member

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    Not a chance they ran 11's STOCK...The fastest & quickest cars "back in the day was 13.30s @ 109 or so by memory...Hot Rod magazine had large ad and reward for anyone that could ever produce proof a STOCK car got in 12's...NO TAKERS...

    Greg
     
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    gimmie11s Well-Known Member Established Member

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    lol, ok. You are sorely misinformed.
     
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    72SBC Doesn’t care Established Member

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    454 Chevelle’s ran 12’s stock.
    Pretty much any big block Chevy with headers/carb upgrade went into the 11’s
     
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    on nylon tires.....

    350-400 whp in 3200 lb is <12 sec all day long if you can hook up.
     
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    Ronnie Sox ran 12.91 in an A12 Charger that was documented by Super Stock Magazine.

    I cannot what magazine it was in but a 455 GS Stage 1 ran 12.99. You will have to google it.
     
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    100% stock I don't see that happening. Sure minor tweaks they could but not 100% as delivered by Chevy. They make about the same RWHP as a stock 01 Cobra but better TQ. On stock tires it's not going to 60 foot hard enough to run 12s IMO.
     
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    72SBC Doesn’t care Established Member

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    01 cobras make 400+ whp and trap 107+. Crazy.

     
  14. UBNZO6D

    UBNZO6D Life-long Hot Rodder Established Member

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    you guys are all dreaming...not on STOCK TIRES...PROOVE IT, you can't...show me the article...Ronnie Sox didn't run stock tires...DO ALL OF YOU KNOW WHAT STOCK MEANS?
     
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    THese l88 cars made 450+ to the wheels.

    The "pure stock" events have guys rebuilding the motors and blueprinting them to exact factory specs (theyre 50 year old cars). They run bottom 11s all day long at 120+. Im guessing some of these videos are form those events.

    The factory l88 cam was something like 550 lift and over 300 duration lmao....... BEEF!
     
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    From what I can find, the fastest "pure stock" L88 runs 121mph.

    "Pure stock" isn't exactly "showroom stock"

    I found this quote from a guy who runs the series. These things are absolutely bruts and still fast by today's standards but you'd never be able to get an actual stock car to run these speeds.

    For some reason it hasn't thrown up any red flags that the quickest/fastest time run by a stock car 60's car was a 65 cobra 427 (12.20 @ 118) until the early 2000s when this series came out.

    The white car in the video could very well be a FAST series car, which allows for internal modification, I guess some of these monsters look completely stock but are knocking on 9s.
     
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    No 12's though, not back then...AGAIN, prove it.
     
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    Junior00 You're Wrong Established Member

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    You’re shitting me right, my dad had a ton of cars through the years but the two he wished he hadn’t sold were a 426 Cuda and the COPO Camaro he had traded for it. I SAW that car run an 11.6 on bias plys with a 4 speed.



    Edit* Video is just an example, the SYC and Baldwin cars were even faster. Iirc, a Baldwin vette ran 11.2 off the trailer as well.
     
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  20. UBNZO6D

    UBNZO6D Life-long Hot Rodder Established Member

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    Not factory stock...the ZL1 option in your video was more than the whole car cost...ask your pops if he ever ran 12's in stock trim...Again to all of you, prove it...you're all just bench racing.
     
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