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Old 01-15-2005, 04:47 PM   #1
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The way I've been finding salvaged Bville'* lately I've had a wild idea cross my mind -finding one that was hit in the rear, strip all the front body panels off, doors, trunk, interior, bumper covers, lights, etc.. and trailer it to the drag strip. Think I could pull a high 14 second 1/4 in a 2400-2600 lb L27 B-ville SE? Slap a CAI on it, some skinnies on the rear, and some good 245/50/16'* on a pair of GP 16x8 crosslaces.
I'm keeping an eye on the auction as I suspect I can probably get a plain-jane 1993-1994 SE for around $2-300 with rear end or side damage (just don't want coolers damaged).
Think it'* doable?
What would even be sweeter is if I could get a 1995 SE with the Series II and 3.06 axle ratio to dip down deep into the low-mid 14'*.
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Uh no! I dont think that will be enough weight loss to get that kind of speed but its worth a try. Wait you want to take the doors and trunk off completely? Why would you even wanna race that? lol
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They say for every 1000 lbs taken off, you gain a second in the 1/4.

But you will still have to beef up that engine to make it well in to 14'*.
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Yes Ive heard every 100lbs is a tenth of a second.
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But you will still have to beef up that engine to make it well in to 14'*.
Yep, I was figuring 14.9'* and **MAYBE** a 14.8 if everything is good.
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They won't let you run without the doors in open classes. Bummer, too. That would be fun to watch!
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I still would like to see it
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They won't let you run without the doors in open classes. Bummer, too. That would be fun to watch!
haha yea it would
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What would even be sweeter is if I could get a 1995 SE with the Series II and 3.06 axle ratio to dip down deep into the low-mid 14'*.

I'm workin on it
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They won't let you run without the doors in open classes. Bummer, too. That would be fun to watch!
How about welding some sheet metal on where the lower door would be?
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