1979 Dodge Lil Red Express vs 1965 Ford Galaxie 500 XL. factory stock drag race, pure stock muscle car drag race
First car is a 1979 Dodge Lil Red Express Truck. The other is a 1965 Ford Galaxie 500 XL. The Dodge has a 360 V8, and the Ford has a 390 V8. The Lil Red Express was rated 225 NET horsepower, while the Galaxie 500 XL was rated 300 GROSS horsepower. The Lil Red Express only came with a LoadFlite 3-speed automatic transmission. The Galaxie has a 4-speed manual transmission. The Galaxie has a set of 3.89 rear gears, and the Express only came with 3.55 gears. Curb weight of the Lil Red Truck is 3815 pounds (this does not include the driver). The weight of the Galaxie WITH driver is 4250 pounds! Dodge only made 5118 Lil Red Express Trucks in 1979. Ford, on the other hand, made 28,141 Galaxie 500 XL hardtop coups in 1965. In November 1977 Hot Rod Magazine tested the Lil Red Express prototype and it ran the quarter mile in 14.70 seconds @ 93 mph. However, the production truck ran 15.71 seconds @ 88.06 mph when tested in June of 1978 due to a milder set of heads. Car and Driver had also assessed the prototype truck in November of 1977 and it went 0-100 in 19.9 seconds, which was the quickest American production vehicle at that time.
Pure Stock Muscle Car Drag Race (PSMCDR). FAST Factory Appearing Stock Tire factory stock. Super Car Drag Race.
Remember, both cars participate in the Pure Stock Muscle Car Drag Race series, so please check out their website: https://www.psmcdr.com
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The rules for PSMCDR are listed below:
For 1955 to 1979 musclecars built in United States and Canadian assembly plants with a minimum warranty of 12 months and 12,000 miles.
Any car running faster than 11.50 will be disqualified and will not have a qualifying time recorded.
Any convertible running faster than 13.50 will be disqualified and will not have a qualifying time recorded.
Casting numbers must be correct for the year and horsepower claimed including intake manifold, heads, and exhaust manifolds. Blocks do not have to be “numbers matching,” but they must be the correct displacement. Overbores up to .070″ are allowed. Stock cranks only.
All Engines – 1.5 extra points allowed over advertised.
The camshaft must be correct for the year, model, and horsepower claimed for the type of lifter (hydraulic or solid). Roller cams NOT allowed.
The valve train must be factory stock for the year, make, and horsepower claimed.
The ignition system must be stock, including the distributor, cap, coil, and wires. Points may be replaced with any electronic conversion that fits under the stock distributor cap.
The carburetor must be correct for the year, make, and horsepower claimed. Jetting and metering changes are permitted. THE CHOKE ASSEMBLY MUST BE IN PLACE AND FUNCTIONAL!
Cast-iron exhaust manifolds are mandatory and must be correct for the year, model, and horsepower claimed. Internal modifications to the exhaust manifolds are NOT allowed. Under no circumstances will headers be allowed, including those cars that came with headers delivered in the trunk. Pipes must be routed as they were originally for the year, make, model, and engine combination. Mufflers must be stock looking in design, that is, oval in shape. No glasspacks or straight pipes allowed unless installed as original equipment. Maximum muffler inlet and outlet size is 2.5 inches. X & H pipes allowed.
The radiator must be correct for the year, make, model, and horsepower claimed. No lightweight, aluminum radiators allowed.
The camshaft must be correct for the year, model, and horsepower claimed for the type of lifter (hydraulic or solid). Roller cams NOT allowed. Duration at .050″ lobe lift must be within 1% of factory specs. Lift at the valve must be within 2% of factory specs. Maximum stall limited to 2200 rpm.
The transmission must be correct for year, make, model and engine of the car. 3-speed manuals may be upgraded to the correct 4-speed if originally available.
The rear axle must be of the same manufacturer as the car. Any gear ratio is allowed.
Reproduction tires or radial tires only.You are allowed to run tires one size over stock.
Factory wheels only.
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