The '67 Chevelle in the picture was built by Marty Stromberger out of Stromberger Performance here in Spokane. The '67 on the video is one of our customer's down in New Mexico and he built the car himself.
I have heard about Horsepower Connection but I am not to familiar with them. We will have to make it over to your side of the state for a race next summer! What's your big cube nitrous car running for ET?
Yea, that car should run in the 8's once he gets things sorted out and his NHRA license... He still has some more safety equipment to purchase and he's taking this month off for hunting. So hopefully we will get some new ET's from him in October.
Nice cars for sure. Whats the name of your shop?
Brian Macy is the owner of Horsepower connection, he has a little 66 chevy II with a 400" turbo motor has gone 7.90 on drag radials. A couple years back he won the drag radial class at the street car supernationals in Vegas.
He's a good guy and really knows his hairdryers.
We have gone 7.38 @ 186 in the vette with little tune ups in two stages, about the same time we ran in the El Camino before that, but on kill with a 632 (the one that almost had the turbo).
The vette is still getting dialed in, last year we finished putting it together and ran it two or three times, then headed to Vegas in November to race in the SCSN, it qualified mid teens in the pack of I think 30 in Outlaw 10.5, at 2950# it went 7.48 at 184. It was so dialed back to get down the track it was not even funny.
It is not even near it's potential yet though and we have yet to do the motor any justice with an ET (it's a 707" with three kits on it), we have both been busy with work this year (sucks when work gets in the way of play...
) so we have had minimal trips out to dial it in, but it's getting there. It finally is starting to hook and recently it went a best of 1.06 in the 60', the 7.30-40 passes were in the mid 1. teens.
With a real tune up in the first two systems it should go 6's, with all three systems who knows, the faster you go the harder it is to pick up even a .1 .
Here's a shot of it in the pits;
And the bullet..
Here's a shot of the Elky during initial mock up...