Tomorrow is a big day in the history of BangShift’s project Buford T Justice. Our 1987 Caprice 9C1 will be running down the quarter mile asphalt aisle at New England Dragway in Epping, NH for the first time. The car is 100% stock aside from the dual exhaust from the manifolds back. It has about 190,000 miles on it and other than some fresh oil and a set of used rear tires from the junkyard, nothing has been changed on the car.
We’re going to run Buford just to get some base numbers, although the 350 that is in the car isn’t long for the engine bay. We’ll be putting a big block in our Caprice over the course of the next couple of months, upgrading the suspension significantly, adding new/larger wheels and tires, and making interior upgrades as well. Don’t be fooled though. We have a plan for that mouse motor that is coming out of the Caprice. Remember my wrecker that’s long on looks and way short on horsepower and torque? Once the Caprice is done, we’ll turn our guns on that.
So now is the audience participation part of the program. In the comment section below, guess the elapsed time and mph that the car will run. The first to guess without going over on BOTH aspects of the run (you didn’t think we would make this easy, did you?) will win a BangShift shirt!
To review, this is a 3700lb car with a factory rated 160hp engine that has 190,000 miles, a 3.08 rear end, a 700R4 transmission, and a 210lb driver. The car does have dual exhausts from the manifolds back that are about 2″ in diameter. As a hint, we’ll tell you that several of the ponies have headed to the glue factory.
Guess Buford T Justice’s elapsed time and MPH without going over and win a BS shirt! First guess that is closest wins!