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Why were the 1/4 mile times of stock muscle cars 13+? Was it because of the tires they came with?
posted: August 7, 2010
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There were alot of reasons that the stock muscle cars made those times. One main cause is the suspension and the tires (not enough rubber on the road for the amount of horsepower). Hope this answers your question. Have a great day.
posted:  August 11, 2010
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Thank you. That's what I thought. With all that horsepower the times should have been faster. People see the numbers from car magazines of the day and think muscle cars are slow. I argue about it all the time,but they won't meet me at the track to settle it. LOL
posted:  August 13, 2010
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No problem. Glad I could help. Have a great day and good luck at the track.
posted:  August 16, 2010
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Just browsed thru to your question. Read your first response and don not agree. Muscle cars that turned 13 + were big blocks like the 406ci and 427ci Ford engines and the 428 Dodge and Plymouth engines, etc. I myself drag raced a 63 1/2 406ci Ford and had 11in. cheater slicks on the back. Times were 12.95 to 13.25 at 105-112 mph. What most people don't remember is that they weighed from 3650lb. to 3900lb. That was the biggest drawback compared with later cars in the 80's and newer.
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posted:  September 13, 2010
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