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  • Lightning Killer

    Would you believe it is possible to draft like they do in NASCAR in this brick?

  • #2
    There's a story here somewhere......


    JIM

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    • #3
      You'll have to ask Larry.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by 540Hotrod View Post
        There's a story here somewhere......


        JIM
        Agreed! Oh Laaaaarrrryyyyyyyy!

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        • #5
          Well...I know this truck had a 427 w tri-power under the hood for a while......and it surprised quite a few folks on the highway commute that Danny had at the time.


          JIM

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          • #6
            Well, ive heard the story, and it either involves Larry getting down in the floorboard or at least wanting to, it involves a bent speedometer needle on a square body, and one very surprised supercharged ford truck owner!

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            • #7
              Okay, we got the gist of it. Now we NEED details! LOL!

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              • #8
                Ok, here it goes. 1st truck had the current 454, 700r4 tranny, & 3:73 gears. We were heading to Pate's swap meet at Texas Motor Speedway. A Lightning passed me going pretty quick. I caught him, and he nailed it. I kinda followed him a while. I got caught behind a car for a moment. When I cleared the car, I nailed it. He had probably 200 yards on me. I satayed in it. Slowly started catching him. My thuck has a '70 Z/28 speedo in it (160 mph). It had been pegged a good 2 miles. Tach had been pegged for minutes. I got within about 10 car lenghts and the engine rpm really when up. I closed on the Ford so quick, I either had to hit him or pass him. NO IDEA how fast we we going. I really figured the old 454 was going to be junk iron quickly. We weren't far from the parking lot and wound up parking close to each other. I was going to talk to him, but he wasn't having any of it. Just walked away. I think Larry was as scared as I was. It was really pretty stupid of me to do that. But man what a rush!

                Another time coming from Fairfield (427 tri power then). A Vette passed me going a good 100 plus. I nailed it, and blew past him like he was going 30. We were close to Richland. You got any idea how much gas 3 2's can pump throuh a 454? I barely made it to a gas station in Angus, about 4 miles. I had lost sight of the Vette. While I was gasing up I saw the Vette pass. He saw me, pull over, drove his Vette through the ditch, and came back to me. He got out and ask " What the hell is in that f&%^ing truck? I was showing 150 and didn't have a prayer staying with you!" We had a pretty good laugh.

                Then there was the time Ray Dillard said "I'll see you Chevy boys back in Corsicana!" coming out of Oklahoma. We all had race cars behind us.

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                • #9
                  LOL.

                  Even you overdrive guys run your engines at 7,000+ rpm!

                  Now I know why you rev 'em all to the moon. You were RAISED that way! LOL.

                  Great stories! Thanks for sharing!

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