Shut Down King: Ronnie Sox Tests the Mopar Hemi vs. GTO vs.Chevelle vs. Fairlane 1966!
In 1966, a group of 4 amateur Drag racers and one expert by the name of Ronnie Sox drag test Detroit's hottest new iron. Each driver gets a chance at each car, and the E.T.'s and MPH's are averaged. All 4 cars were equipped with the manufacturers hottest big block and 4 speed transmissions.
1966 Ford Fairlane 390
1966 Pontiac GTO 389
1966 Chevrolet Chevelle 396
1966 Plymouth Sattelite 426 Hemi
MOONEYES USA, LSR Land Speed Modified Roadster Start up Cackle!
In 2008, MOONEYES USA, Chico Kodama finished his modified roadster for land speed racing. The car was built from the ground up by Chico and all the Mooneyes staff and crew. The final color scheme was a tribute to the Larsen/Cummins MOONEYES Streamliner since the engine was originally from it and built by Fred Larsen. The roadster is equipped wth a 183 cubic-inch, 3 liter Chevy V-8, MOONEYES Racing Cam (by legendary master grinder Bill Jenks), front mounted Potvin Blower running the juice (alcohol). This video was during initial testing and tuning but has such an incredible sound that you can almost taste it! Enjoy! (http://www.mooneyesusa.com)
More about this engine:
Fred Larsen originally built this engine with racing partner/friend Don Cummins. The engine size could not be any larger than 183ci to compete in D class which was one of the two classes they set their sights on for the Streamliner back in the day. The engine originally ran at Bonneville in 1966, with a two-way average of 255 mph. The Fred Larsen 183ci is a 307 mph F.I.A. record holding engine. In 1992, Fred Larsen joined the 300MPH Club with a record run of 307 mph in the Larsen-Cummins Streamliner using this 3L engine. F.I.A. (Federation Internationale de I'Automobile)