Tuesday, November 5, 2013

One Of The Advantages of Car Blogging...

Is that there is ALWAYS something INSANE on YouTube to post. Like this:



Yes, that *is* a mid-1990s Chrysler minivan with a turbocharger doing a front wheel burnout. There's another related video where a late 1980s turbo-charged van nearly beats a new 5.0L Mustang in a quarter mile race. Apparently there is yet another automotive subculture devoted to the turbocharged Chrysler minivan and making them absolutely insanely fast. I approve of this trend, for no reason other than I love sleepers...

Buddy of mine had one of the best sleepers ever when he was in high school. The woman across the street had a 1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass, tan with the crappy black vinyl roof, whitewall tires, hubcaps, etc. Except that it was the "S" model - with the Rocket 350 V8 motor.

Oh, and the Hurst dual/gate transmission - the one affectionately known as the His-n-hers...

That is all.

4 comments:

Ygolonac said...

The videos I was watching were of dropping LS1s and suchlike into Chevy Astros - they fit, with some work.

And would produce amazing block-long burnouts under a nasty old '85 body. Loves me some Q-ships...

GreyLocke said...

I too once has and "S" model Canary Yellow with a white vinyl top and beige interior. Had the Rochester Quadrajet rebuilt and blueprinted so it was comparable to a Holley 650 Double Pumper, Flowported heads and exhaust manifolds,blew 2 TH350 Tranny, had a built 700R4 with high stall speed torque converter installed then I started snapping driveshafts, had custom shaft made ripped out the diff. Had a 12 bolt built with a posi and had a LOT of fun.

emdfl said...

Wifie had a '67 ChevyII four door sedan for a while. The guy we bought it from had stuffed the drive train from a '69 SS Impala into it with the his/her shifter. She had lots of fun with that car, heh, heh, heh.

Bradley said...

I miss my old 1972 Cougar, from the badges it was a bog standard 302v8 model, but under the hood was a massively worked over 390FE(~429CI) with twin 750 4brl that would move the car down the 1/4 mile in the very low 10's.

I loved it when Novas and Cameroons would thing they were faster then me because they had a 350. :P