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Re: New Guy in CT - 73 Century Gran Sport Stage1 4spd

Post by Bigpig455 on Tue Feb 19, 2013 6:20 pm

I do, but generally when I go I race the 65 and dont show it. Sometimes I pit at the edge of the show field, so look for me..I'll have the 65 Gran Sport again this spring, it's red with a white top - looks like this:

BTW - The Sun Coupe was a two year option only: in 72 it was a sliding fabric roofed Skylark hard top, and in 73 it was a power sunroofed Century coupe - I dont recall any Appollo's built, but I could be wrong..I could be wrong about only two years too
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Post by Pontichev327 on Tue Feb 19, 2013 6:34 pm

I have seen both Apollo and Skylark Sun Coupes here in Phoenix, so i know they exist. How many I don't know. I love the 65 though, sweet!
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Post by ant7377 on Tue Feb 19, 2013 6:40 pm

Bigpig455 wrote:I do, but generally when I go I race the 65 and dont show it. Sometimes I pit at the edge of the show field, so look for me..I'll have the 65 Gran Sport again this spring, it's red with a white top - looks like this:

BTW - The Sun Coupe was a two year option only: in 72 it was a sliding fabric roofed Skylark hard top, and in 73 it was a power sunroofed Century coupe - I dont recall any Appollo's built, but I could be wrong..I could be wrong about only two years too

I will look for it, maybe you know my friend Dom,hes got a silver 70 GS with a black top,he races too, it leaves wheels up all the time. Usually goes about 10.15 -20 around there.
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Post by 77mali on Tue Feb 19, 2013 6:48 pm

Yeah the Apollo I saw on E-bay once has the folding top. Pretty cool. The Skylarks are nice too.
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Post by Bigpig455 on Tue Feb 19, 2013 6:54 pm

Thanks Pontichev, it's a cool car too and runs great..although you'll notice in that picture the light is green and i'm sitting there making smoke! It hooks better now!

Ant7377, I kinda know those guys and kinda dont - I'm not a real club guy, I generally do my own thing.. but I've seen your buddy run and his car is beautiful (and obviously fast!)

And as I was going though my pictures, I came across a couple of guys from that same club who have cars that might interest you all!https://i.servimg.com/u/f71/18/12/62/00/img_0010.jpg[/img]
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Post by Bigpig455 on Tue Feb 19, 2013 6:56 pm

Let me try that again!
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Post by ant7377 on Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:11 pm

Ive never seen those guys before ^ ,I will keep an eye out for them next time.
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Post by Pontichev327 on Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:10 pm

That's a way cool pic!.. I have been to the Buick Nationals in Bowling Green, Ky a few times, and those boys can fly when their tune is right!
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Re: New Guy in CT - 73 Century Gran Sport Stage1 4spd

Post by Bigpig455 on Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:54 pm

The dial on the dark car is in the 11's, the white car in the12's . I remember they surprised me ..those cars arent light and they didnt look like much! A well set up Buick 455 can pull some weight though.

Hell, even the 65 runs well on what amounts to a box stock 401 Electra motor. No cam or tri-power or fancy anything, it just loves having 1000 less lbs to launch.....
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Post by Bigpig455 on Sat Jun 29, 2013 7:57 am

2 big milestones this season:

Finally got the 73 Stage 1 to the track - short story is it ran a best of 14.29 @ 95.3. Thats without any tuning or anything, just drove up to the track and ran (and drove it home!). Still needs much work, I think the cam needs to be re-degreed because the car needs a very strange timing curve to even idle or run....

And I got the A/C going! Replaced the compressor clutch bearing and 3 lbs of R-12 later.....35 degree A/C. I love GM!

Car has been down for the last couple weeks becuase the distributor I built is chewing itself up, but other than that, and pretty good season so far.

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Post by driveit on Sat Jun 29, 2013 8:40 am

Awesome car. I need AC Bad!!!
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Re: New Guy in CT - 73 Century Gran Sport Stage1 4spd

Post by ant7377 on Sat Jun 29, 2013 3:39 pm

At the valley !!!
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Re: New Guy in CT - 73 Century Gran Sport Stage1 4spd

Post by Bigpig455 on Sat Jun 29, 2013 4:42 pm

10-4 !

The 65 ran a 14.76 @ 93.5
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Re: New Guy in CT - 73 Century Gran Sport Stage1 4spd

Post by dragons_lair59 on Tue Jul 02, 2013 8:38 pm

Hey did we forget I have the 74 and there is another I believe before me with a wagon?

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