I have a 1997 Regal GS. Bought waaay back in 2010 and haven't really done anything to it in the 9 years I owned it. Added a Ebay 3" catless downpipe when the stocker went bad (cat converter). Car has ran a best of 14.1 at 97mph with the downpipe installed (and airbox removed) in good air (-500 DA).
Fast forward to the present day... have a young kid at work who has a mid 70s Dodge pickup truck with a smog era 440 motor dropped in and 3-speed auto trans. Car has minor boltons and has run a best of 14.0 at 98mph. We are very close in performance. However...
Sitting in my garage I have the following parts accumulated:
- ported and jet-hot coated stock manifolds
- modular pulley system with 3.8/3.6/3.4 sizes
- B&M trans cooler
- DHP 1.0 ECM (for '97)
- A/C delete pulley with necessary belts
What would you guys think I could turn assuming no knock with the following parts installed? I have access to either 100 octane unleaded, or could splash a few gallons of E85 into the tank mixing with 93 octane. All the regular maintenance has been done, and the Regal is at 100%.
Think this is enough to beat him?