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drag racing?


Any of you ventura/acadian guys into drag racing at all?

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1971 Pontic Ventura II 385 ci SBC, Powdered metal rods, Scat crank, 10.44 comp. Patriot 190cc Heads,Comp XE274 solid cam, Performer RPM Intake,750 Speed Demon carb. 12.933@107.86mph w/ horrible 1.97 60ft WWW.FASTVENTURA.BLOGSPOT.COM


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Heres a topic for winter discussion! Knafel Pontiac in Akron Ohio, were famous for their TIN INDIAN Pontiacs Lots on the internet, about the GTO'S Larry "Doc' Dixon was one of their drivers. Here are pictures of their (never produced) TIN INDIAN Acadian!! 427 was run in B/Mod...Anybody ever seen? and have info? just for fun Carl

-- Edited by 427carl at 00:52, 2008-01-18

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castrol opens in 3 months!!!! cant wait.

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1971 Pontic Ventura II 385 ci SBC, Powdered metal rods, Scat crank, 10.44 comp. Patriot 190cc Heads,Comp XE274 solid cam, Performer RPM Intake,750 Speed Demon carb. 12.933@107.86mph w/ horrible 1.97 60ft WWW.FASTVENTURA.BLOGSPOT.COM


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It's nice to see fellow drag race people. I race a 64 4 door Acadian at a local track in Saskatoon, SK.

The car has a 427 BBC, 2 speed glide, with 456 gears. The best the car has run is 10.99 @118mph with a 1.50 60 footsmile

I didn't have the hart to chop up a 2 door, so I rescued a 4 door from the bush. Up untill this winter, the car was street driven with hub caps and all!

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1964 4 door Acadian Invader
1965 4 door Acadian Canso
1983 PONTIAC TRANS AM
1971 NOVA SS


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Very impressive, to say the least!!! Love the hubcap look too.

Is it fully tubbed, mini, none??? What diff are you running? I imagine the stock 10 bolt is long gone...



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1966 Strato Chief 2 door, 427 4 speed, 44,000 original miles "FAKE_66"



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The car is mini tubbed and yes till this year it was the factory 8.2 housing and axles! It had a auburn pro series posi and richmond 4:56 gears. When I did the 10:99 I recieved a warning because I need after market axles, Tranny shield and a SFI balancer.

This winter the car is getting a narrowed 9 inch with a spool and 4:10 gears (7200 rpm crossing the line was tapping the rev limiter.) I will alos try and stuff a 29.5 tall tire in as well.

Trev

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1964 4 door Acadian Invader
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thats a cool car...some pretty good numbers too. i am really hopin for low 12 or possibly a VERY high 11 by the end of summer. i gotta concentrate on my 60 ft...its terrible.

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1971 Pontic Ventura II 385 ci SBC, Powdered metal rods, Scat crank, 10.44 comp. Patriot 190cc Heads,Comp XE274 solid cam, Performer RPM Intake,750 Speed Demon carb. 12.933@107.86mph w/ horrible 1.97 60ft WWW.FASTVENTURA.BLOGSPOT.COM


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why dont you start back a little further   lol

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back in the burnout box maybe? i think i have resolved most of the problems...id really like to get it on a chassis dyno and make sure i get it dialed in. im pretty new to this game so its a slow and frustrating battle, but i will get it working eventually.im reasonably happy with the performance after the 60 ft mark, just crappy bottom end. if i can knock 3.5-4 tenths out of my sixty i should be down at the bottom 12s with no other changes. i have also changed to electric fan/water pump with an aluminum rad this year. oh and of course the 3400 stall converter. also gonna run a 26" slick instead of the 28" mt radials. rob

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1971 Pontic Ventura II 385 ci SBC, Powdered metal rods, Scat crank, 10.44 comp. Patriot 190cc Heads,Comp XE274 solid cam, Performer RPM Intake,750 Speed Demon carb. 12.933@107.86mph w/ horrible 1.97 60ft WWW.FASTVENTURA.BLOGSPOT.COM


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Yup, i do some racing. Mostly in saskatoon but hoping to hit edmonton this year. My best so far is 11.98 at 111. I have more in it, just have to find it, haha.

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'74 ventura with a P455. Runs 11.98's in the quarter so far, shooting for low 11's.

1980 chev pickup, 6'' lift and 36'' iroks, 10k winch, soon to have a pontiac 400 under the hood.

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You might say I "dabble" in a little 1/4 mile stuffsmile

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427carl wrote:

Heres a topic for winter discussion! Knafel Pontiac in Akron Ohio, were famous for their TIN INDIAN Pontiacs Lots on the internet, about the GTO'S Larry "Doc' Dixon was one of their drivers. Here are pictures of their (never produced) TIN INDIAN Acadian!! 427 was run in B/Mod...Anybody ever seen? and have info? just for fun Carl

-- Edited by 427carl at 00:52, 2008-01-18



         anyone?  anyone?  Bueller? 



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Carl, all I know about this these cars are from your thread over at Supercar!!!

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No Ben Stein, never seen it.

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Barry -

2 x 68 Beaumonts, 1post, 1 hardtop (projects)

2x 65 Chevelle 300 deluxe (projects)

69 SS396 300 deluxe post

 

 

 

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thanks guys   just hoping someone would remember..smile

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Did any info turn up on this '67 Acadian?

Is any old AHRA record information available on the Internet anywhere?


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67HEAVEN wrote:

Did any info turn up on this '67 Acadian?

Is any old AHRA record information available on the Internet anywhere?



        I have looked for 'hours"   lots of hype on the KNAFFEL U.S. Pontiacs  nod.gif



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Several things intrigue me about that '67 Acadian. The most obvious is Bill Knafel's choice to stuff a 427 under the hood, way back in 1967. I guess he realized the potential of a Chevy big block in a car he could race as a Pontiac, down in the USA. No doubt the 427 (unavailable in the Acadian) was one of the main reasons the car was B-modified.

Which brings me to the next intriguing point. Obviously, as a drag-racing Pontiac dealer, he accepted the Acadian as a Pontiac (see the giant PONTIAC painted on the car), and so did the A.H.R.A. However, the debate over "Pontiac...not Pontiac" continues to rage north of the 49th. shh.gif

 



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I think thats over now.   Wikipedia was updated in Dec 08, and reports that "GM of Canada has confirmed"  the Beaumont and Acadian as Pontiacs.....    I sure would like to see more info on the  Knaffel car..

-- Edited by 427carl at 01:09, 2009-01-13

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67HEAVEN wrote:

Several things intrigue me about that '67 Acadian. The most obvious is Bill Knafel's choice to stuff a 427 under the hood, way back in 1967. I guess he realized the potential of a Chevy big block in a car he could race as a Pontiac, down in the USA. No doubt the 427 (unavailable in the Acadian) was one of the main reasons the car was B-modified.

Which brings me to the next intriguing point. Obviously, as a drag-racing Pontiac dealer, he accepted the Acadian as a Pontiac (see the giant PONTIAC painted on the car), and so did the A.H.R.A. However, the debate over "Pontiac...not Pontiac" continues to rage north of the 49th. shh.gif

 



        I e-mailed reading.gif you the Wikipedia info........    Carl



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67HEAVEN wrote:

Several things intrigue me about that '67 Acadian. The most obvious is Bill Knafel's choice to stuff a 427 under the hood, way back in 1967. I guess he realized the potential of a Chevy big block in a car he could race as a Pontiac, down in the USA. No doubt the 427 (unavailable in the Acadian) was one of the main reasons the car was B-modified.

Which brings me to the next intriguing point. Obviously, as a drag-racing Pontiac dealer, he accepted the Acadian as a Pontiac (see the giant PONTIAC painted on the car), and so did the A.H.R.A. However, the debate over "Pontiac...not Pontiac" continues to rage north of the 49th. shh.gif

 



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