Is it true America had 3 muscle cars from the 70's that ran 10 sec 1/4 stock?

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  1. Girder_Shade

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    I'm pretty sure I have seen a website with all the official quarter mile times of old muscle cars and was surprised when I saw 3 of them being able to run 10 sec 1/4s from the factory stock.

    I think they were Corvette stingray, some hemi cuda and another one from dodge I think.

    Does anybody have info on this to confirm?
     
  2. somer

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    :ugh: i hope you're joking

    nothing from that era ran much of anything under 13's off the show room floor.

    pulling a 4000lb car down a drag strip with 4 gears isnt an easy task.
     
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    yeah you might want to check your sources on that one:ugh:
     
  4. Aspirin

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    not on those plastic tires they used to have
     
  5. Mikel

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    Kinda, cars like the Hemi Dart and ZL1 Camaros were capable of running really fast with a few mods like slicks and headers. They were insanely rare and insanely expensive for the time. The average muscle car is a 14 second car, if that.
     
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    I've seen a link somewhere on the net with a sheet rap of the stats and drag times.

    I'm damn sure about it.
     
  7. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    No stock Stingray ever did.

    You're talking about the Cuda's and Darts from the 60's
     
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    yes its true
     
  9. Girder_Shade

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    do you have a link?
    I need to shut some moron up about his opinion on american muscle cars.
     
  10. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Car review on DODGE HURST HEMI DART[/FONT]

    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Drag racing of 1960s was used to test products, and it worked extremely well in some cases, especially cars. The 1968 Hurst Hemi Dart was very successful in the NHRA Super Stock class, with Hurst Performance and Chrysler producing 72 cars as stripped-ont racers. They had the radio, heater, rear seats, sound-deadening and windows winders removed, had the battery mounted in the trunk, and came in flat grey primer ready for racing paint schemes. The fenders and hood were glass-fibre, while the steel doors and fenders were acid dipped to thin them and thus lose more weight. Bigger rear arches were fitted to cater for the large slick tyres and a Dana axle was fitted with 4.88:1 race gears. With 12.5:1 compression, a forged crank, solid lifter cam and twin Holley carbs, the engine was highly tuned and was eventually rated at a more truthful 500 bhp (373 kW) by the NHRA.[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]DODGE HURST HEMI DART[/FONT]

    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]SPECIFICATIONS[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]TOP SPEED
    [/FONT]

    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]140 mph (224 km/h)[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]0-60 mph (0-96 KM/H) [/FONT] [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]3.6 sec[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]ENGINE TYPE [/FONT] [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]V8[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]DISPLACEMENT[/FONT] [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]426 ci (6,980 cc)[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]TRANSMISSION[/FONT] [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]4-speed manual[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]MAXIMUM POWER [/FONT] [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]425 bhp (317 kW) @ 6,000 rpm[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]MAXIMUM TORQUE [/FONT] [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]480 lb ft (650 Nm) @ 4,600 rpm[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]WEIGHT[/FONT] [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]3.000 lb (1,363 kg)[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]ECONOMY[/FONT] [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]6 mpg (2.12 km/l)[/FONT]

     
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    damn my 93 civic with b16 with mods ran a 14.4
     
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    I have seen sites that claim it, but I would bet my life that no street car fresh from the showroom ran 10s in the 60s.
     
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    most of the 350hp-400hp muscle cars in that era still ran low 14's-15's
     
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    wat
     
  16. Aspirin

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    :rofl:

    is it?
     
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    1968 426 hemi super stock dodge dart
     
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    Hey guys I found it!

    Check this shit out:

    http://www.autofacts.ca/classics/fast.htm

    1968 Plymouth S/S Barracuda - 10.5
    1968 Dodge S/S Hemi Dart - 10.5
    1969 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 10.6

    Seems like a credible source. But I'll leave the opinions up to you.
    Theres my proof.
     
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    :ugh::ugh::ugh::ugh:

    :rofl:
     
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    Ok, looking at this reasonably. Do you REALLY think a 425 hemi from the 1960s in a 3500 lb car somehow beat a 3000lb saleen with a twin turbo 7.0l and 40 years of technological improvement?
     
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    A full on race car that happens to be sold at dealerships isn't exactly a street car from the 60s. Especially when it comes with slicks.
     
  23. chicken strips

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    You didn't prove shit. Those cars were made in 68 & 69, not the 70s :ugh:
     
  24. Doc Brown

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    Did any of you dicknozzles even bother to read what I posted about it?

    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][/FONT][FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Car review on DODGE HURST HEMI DART[/FONT]

    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Drag racing of 1960s was used to test products, and it worked extremely well in some cases, especially cars. The 1968 Hurst Hemi Dart was very successful in the NHRA Super Stock class, with Hurst Performance and Chrysler producing 72 cars as stripped-ont racers. They had the radio, heater, rear seats, sound-deadening and windows winders removed, had the battery mounted in the trunk, and came in flat grey primer ready for racing paint schemes. The fenders and hood were glass-fibre, while the steel doors and fenders were acid dipped to thin them and thus lose more weight. Bigger rear arches were fitted to cater for the large slick tyres and a Dana axle was fitted with 4.88:1 race gears. With 12.5:1 compression, a forged crank, solid lifter cam and twin Holley carbs, the engine was highly tuned and was eventually rated at a more truthful 500 bhp (373 kW) by the NHRA.[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]DODGE HURST HEMI DART[/FONT]


    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]SPECIFICATIONS[/FONT]

    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]TOP SPEED
    [/FONT]

    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]140 mph (224 km/h)[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]0-60 mph (0-96 KM/H) [/FONT] [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]3.6 sec[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]ENGINE TYPE [/FONT] [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]V8[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]DISPLACEMENT[/FONT] [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]426 ci (6,980 cc)[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]TRANSMISSION[/FONT] [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]4-speed manual[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]MAXIMUM POWER [/FONT] [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]425 bhp (317 kW) @ 6,000 rpm[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]MAXIMUM TORQUE [/FONT] [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]480 lb ft (650 Nm) @ 4,600 rpm[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]WEIGHT[/FONT] [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]3.000 lb (1,363 kg)[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]ECONOMY[/FONT] [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]6 mpg (2.12 km/l)[/FONT]
     
  25. Kriz

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    The S/S care were the "tuner" cars of the day. They made serious horsepower.
     

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