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Old 09-11-2008, 09:35 AM
 
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IMHO, Freightliner has the roomiest sleepers and Volvos are really well appointed and almost as roomy. Love the Kenworth and Peterbilts, but they have smaller sleepers... (Sorry I couldn't resist)

I did own a stock '78 Chevy C-10 Stepside with the 454 motor and a Turbo 400 tranny. It moved fast enough to get several of those pink things from the Florida Highway Patrol...
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Old 09-13-2008, 12:49 AM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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The "sleeper" to mess with was the 1968 Pontiac Catalina 2 door. Put on decent headers, dual pipes and change that sorry 2 barrel that fed the 400 to a 4 and you would have a pretty impressive fast moving car. Had a friend that had one. The only problem was the he did not modify the rear end and it would not hook up if you pushed it too hard from a stop.
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Old 09-13-2008, 01:03 AM
 
Location: Northglenn, Colorado
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This one is going to make people scratch their heads lol.... the '72 gremlin X, a little 304 V-8 packed a punch in those things.

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Old 09-13-2008, 04:17 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, Co
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Yessssss! Finally, a SLEEPER! Wow, well done! Impressive times on that thing!

And thanks for breaking up the useless muscle car arguing, it was driving me bonkers.
Thanks! Here are a couple videos.

Bandimere 5860' elv (Im at that end)
2003 Z71 10.85@124.76MPH- Video


Las vegas 2100' elv, 97* night.(removed hood due to the heat)
MY 10 SEC Z71 @THE STRIP- Video
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Old 09-13-2008, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Northglenn, Colorado
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Thanks! Here are a couple videos.

Bandimere 5860' elv (Im at that end)
2003 Z71 10.85@124.76MPH- Video


Las vegas 2100' elv, 97* night.(removed hood due to the heat)
MY 10 SEC Z71 @THE STRIP- Video
nice, I have not had my baby on the track up there in ohh, 4 years or so lol.
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Old 09-13-2008, 01:24 PM
 
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Thanks! Here are a couple videos.

Bandimere 5860' elv (Im at that end)
2003 Z71 10.85@124.76MPH- Video


Las vegas 2100' elv, 97* night.(removed hood due to the heat)
MY 10 SEC Z71 @THE STRIP- Video
Nice.

Thanks for the link to street fire also, it's an interesting site.
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Old 09-14-2008, 04:24 PM
 
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Deez Nutz, it is tough to argue against the Turbo Regal getting the top spot, though, yeah, i would know what it was.

what about those Runabout Mustangs - basically a pinto with a 302.

the ZL1 Camaro had toned down packaging, but once the motor starts you would probably know that something was amiss.
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Old 09-14-2008, 05:06 PM
 
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most brabus sedans. take your pick.
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Old 09-14-2008, 11:06 PM
 
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1997 or 1998 Dodge Dakota with the 5.9 (360 V8) in a 4x2 configuration.

1979 Dodge St Regis with 360 V8
Ford Crown Vic with the 4.6...
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Old 09-14-2008, 11:36 PM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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This one is going to make people scratch their heads lol.... the '72 gremlin X, a little 304 V-8 packed a punch in those things.
I have a road test of that. From Performance Car Guide '72.

It was peppy, but not really a sleeper:

'72 Gremlin X
Engine/hp---------------- 304-cu-in/150 (net)
Torque------------------- 245 (net)
Compression ratio--------- 8.5:1
Transmission-------------- 3 speed auto
Rear axle ratio------------ 3.15:1
Test weight-------------- 2,840 lbs
Wheelbase/length--------- 96"/161.3"
0-60 mph----------------- 9.5 secs
1/4 mile------------------- 16.9 @ 81 mph
Top speed---------------- 110 mph
Fuel mileage-------------- 14-19 mpg
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