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Old 03-28-2013, 09:59 PM   #35
amc49
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What I Drive: 00 wagon, 02 sedan both zetec atx

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I thought they resolved it after Tempos, then later after Contours, but alas, no..............

We had hell stopping axle breakage on the rear of the Corvette, big buck Pepe Estrada custom built bulletproof rear center section+ 454 engine+ big drag slicks. Because of the independent suspension, extremely hard to get tire to plant dead flat through the range of suspension travel. We shelled out plenty of gears running that sucker. The rear axles were like 6 inches in diameter and we still broke 'em left and right. Later on in a different incarnation, it got a RWD Dana 60 rear axle and all the trouble pretty much went away. Car ran high 8's 1/4 mi. with a two speed Powerglide.

Nice drag car but when I stop to think of what we butchered up for a drag car, a 1970 454 4 speed Corvette, and what it would bring today......................

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