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Raced a 707 HP Jeep today with the 1951 3600
#1374413 Sat Aug 22 2020 02:27 PM
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Setting the stage; Was running about 55 MPH returning from town with the Honda Foreman and 3 sacks of Quickcrete on the flatbed (concrete on top of the cross bed tool box as country law requires). The afternoon project involved going to the deer woods to do a little work. I notice a black Jeep Cherokee sorta pacing us in the mirror. Think that looks Laronnie's Track Hawk. Naw, going too slow.

Well, a couple miles later the Jeep pulls up along side, it is Laronnie, he grins, nods his head and points down the road. I shake my head yes, downshift to 4th, blow the horn and we both floor it. I'm nearly deafened when 700 hp suddenly roars to life about 6' from my left ear (note to self, roll window up next time).

Well, he pulls the '51 "Just a Little Bit" smile taps the brakes just before he breaks the sound barrier and pulls back into my lane. I'm truly glad he shut it down cause things are getting a bit harry in the '51 as it approaches 60 MPH so I let off as well, letting it coast back to it's happy place. Don't want to overdrive the brakes ya know.

In reflection I am going to ask for a rematch, afterall I had a 600 lb. 4-Wheeler and 240 lbs. of concrete in the bed. I also forgot to turn on traction-control.

And what he doesn’t know is there’s a 261 in the shop just looking for a new home. DOUBLE the HP baby. He won’t know what happened.

Yep, I'm gonna Demand a do over.

smile RonR smile

Last edited by moparguy; Sat Aug 22 2020 03:39 PM.

1951 3600 with Clark flatbed, T5, 4.10 rear
1970 340 Duster
1990 5.0 V8 Miata (1990 Mustang Gt Drivetrain)
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Re: Raced a 707 HP Jeep today with the 1951 3600
moparguy #1374454 Sat Aug 22 2020 07:02 PM
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Re: Raced a 707 HP Jeep today with the 1951 3600
moparguy #1374514 Sun Aug 23 2020 03:18 AM
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I won a drag race in my '50 3100 with a '53 engine in it. A guy in a lowered Rustang full the Navy's finest sailors challenged me at a traffic light. What they did not take into consideration, was freshly ground blacktop with the manhole assemblies way up off the road level and craters here and there just up the road from the traffic light. I stomped on the gas pedal and the truck went over the obstacles just as designed. The Rustang? Not so much. They caught up with me at the next light and demanded a rematch now that the road was better. I accepted with one caveat.
They needed to follow me about five miles to the Dairy farm where there is a fallow alfalfa field, complete with hand dug, hard to see ditches.
They declined, but we all ended up laughing about the whole ordeal until our sides ached.

Re: Raced a 707 HP Jeep today with the 1951 3600
moparguy #1374524 Sun Aug 23 2020 05:10 AM
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I raced a new Corvette once whilst I was in university (about 2005) with my ‘89 Mazda B2200 pickup. At a light, he was stopped, and I pulled up beside him. I thought I might as well have some fun. So I revved the snot out of my Mazda. The rpm climbed, blue smoke out the back end, I gave him “the look” and he looked over slightly and tried to ignore me. Then I let the rpm drop and BANG!!! the Mighty Mazda backfired right into his ear and scared the daylights out of him. I could make that truck backfire on demand. Turns out it had a couple burnt valves. I revved it again and began grabbing gears, he looked over and laughed, nodded, and when that light turned green he smoked ‘em good and left me chug, chug, chugging off the line. I caught him at the very next set of reds and we both laughed at each other in good sport.

I miss that truck.

Last edited by Fox; Sun Aug 23 2020 05:11 AM.

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Re: Raced a 707 HP Jeep today with the 1951 3600
moparguy #1374533 Sun Aug 23 2020 11:43 AM
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I was on the way back from Stovebolt HQ in my 54, for those that don't know it has the orginal 235 but does have 2.73 Nova rearend and will cruise at what ever speed you want and never top 2300 rpm. Anyway while on the interstate I was crusing along at maybe 75 mph. I stop at a reststop and I guy asked he could look at the truck and I said ok but Idid not think he would open the hood. The alarm went off. When I came back he told me it had, BTW it does not last long. He had past me and was curious about what engine I had because like I said I probably was doing better than 70 mph. When young people ask me what engine I have I tell them a Corvette. Then I show them.


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1960 MGA Roadster Sold 7/18/2017
1954 3100 Chevy truck in the Gallery
2017 Buick Encore
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Re: Raced a 707 HP Jeep today with the 1951 3600
moparguy #1374557 Sun Aug 23 2020 02:30 PM
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Many stories about sleeper cars/trucks I've had through the years but the king was a 76 Chevy LUV truck with a built 410 small block. Weighed very little on the rear so even with huge meats it couldn't whip a spastic kid on a bicycle from a dead stop but was pure mean from 50mph and up. Sad story is the guy I sold it to was dead within a week when he hit some spilled sand while passing on a two lane road. It always was at the very edge of traction on a clean dry road. After that I refused to sell to anyone trying to buy a ride that was more vehicle than they were driver. Actually had FATHERS try to buy an extreme 65 Nova and another 400sbc LUV for their SIXTEEN year old sons.


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Re: Raced a 707 HP Jeep today with the 1951 3600
moparguy #1374901 Wed Aug 26 2020 12:45 PM
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The 59' was the fastest thing in town "traffic light to traffic light", 283 2brl, 3 on the tree and some very deep gears. Surprised more than one young kid. After about 60 Mph forget it.


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Re: Raced a 707 HP Jeep today with the 1951 3600
moparguy #1375035 Thu Aug 27 2020 08:10 PM
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I had a new BMW a few years back and it was fast. I had trouble drag racing though because I thought the transmission was set up wrong. In D it went well but a night in N it would not move. The final straw came when a guy wanted to race me at a stoplight so I figure why not. As soon as the light changed I rammed the shifter into R which I thought was Race. You can guess the ending!
No more BMW automatics for me!


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1989 Caprice

Re: Raced a 707 HP Jeep today with the 1951 3600
moparguy #1375062 Fri Aug 28 2020 12:29 AM
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I have no problem winning in my 54, I only race Fords. :yahoo ohwell:


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1954 3100 Chevy truck in the Gallery
2017 Buick Encore
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Re: Raced a 707 HP Jeep today with the 1951 3600
WE b OLD #1375099 Fri Aug 28 2020 04:02 AM
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Originally Posted by WE b OLD
I have no problem winning in my 54, I only race Fords. :yahoo ohwell:
Ron,
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