We’re kind of spoiled these days. The world is full of drag radial cars running 4.0s and even into the 3s in the eighth miles. We have pro mods that are ripping 5.80s in the quarter at NHRA legal trim, street legal iron running in the 5.90s, and it shows no signs of stopping. In all of this we can miss something and that’s the fact that you don’t need to be throwing down hero numbers to be a boss. Take this little 1964 Falcon for example. Packing a .030 over Boss 302, a healthy solid roller cam, 12:5:1 compression, a T10, Hayes Clutch, and 5.43:1 gears, this thing is an 11-second pile of awesome.
In this video you’ll ride along with the driver for a few runs in the machine and see exactly what’s happening inside the car. While you can’t read the tach, you can hear the thing winding to the moon and then you’ll see the hot shoe ripping gears as soon as the shift light illuminates inside the car. We’re pretty sure he is fanning the clutch as he is ripping the handle but we can promise you that his foot is absolutely cemented to the floor. The revs spike and come back down with every shift.
No, the car isn’t running 8s or something but does that really matter? This is a dude running a killer car built the way that he wants it. We have all the respect in the world for a guy out there beating on his own stuff like so many thousands of racers do each weekend at strips across America. Long live the old school way!