Like A Nitroglycerin Pill: 1989 Geo Tracker With A Blown Small-Block Underhood


Like A Nitroglycerin Pill: 1989 Geo Tracker With A Blown Small-Block Underhood

Nitroglycerin as an explosive is a horrifying thing. If you shock the product, it explodes. When it does explode, it will fill a void with 1,200 times the original volume of the chemical as a gas, which will then rise in heat to somewhere near 9,000 degrees Fahrenheit. All of this occurs within thirty times the speed of sound, so you’ll notice instant heat, instant pressure, then the next thing you know, Saint Peter is looking down at you, asking if you remember what happened before you arrived at the gates. Nitroglycerin as a medicine, in small doses, is actually quite beneficial for people who suffer heart symptoms. Carroll Shelby often popped nitro pills, infamously during his final race at Laguna Seca where he blamed his medical needs on why he finished in second place.

Nitroglycerin is taken in small doses, and we’d recommend taking this little heart-affecting drug in the same manner. Whoever was the madman that jammed a blown 355 Chevy small-block under the hood of this 1989 Geo Tracker, you’re insane and we love ya for it. Six hundred horsepower in a Chevrolet Caprice is a fun day out and about. Now whack a ton of wheelbase out of the Caprice, make it lighter, narrower, taller, and you either will need pills for the rest of your life or you’ll never need one again. It might be dolled up like it only sees grass lots, but we’d love to be the first ones to tap that loud pedal. It’d be a great way to see if we still have a pulse left.

Craigslist Link: 1989 Geo Tracker


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4 thoughts on “Like A Nitroglycerin Pill: 1989 Geo Tracker With A Blown Small-Block Underhood

  1. Just Gary

    Cool car, and you couldn’t build it for that low price.
    But NHRA would require some kind of firewall between the fuel cell & driver before allowing it onto a track.

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    1. Danno

      Just Gary – interesting as Cleetus McFarland regularly races Ruby, an early 2000’s Vette set up just like this at tracks in multiple states and even raced it in Rocky Mountain Race week. I am guessing that the rule you are referring to must only apply at NHRA events.

      Reply

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