He drove it for a year with the standard engine and column-shift trans, before deciding a turbo V8 was more to his liking.
Underneath the patina-clad body hides an 88mm turbo, tasked with feeding a GM performance LS crate engine running FAST EFI. Behind the LS is not your typical Turbo 400 or Powerglide; Jason instead opted for a four-speed Lenco gearbox.
The mother-and-son team have spent quite a few years following the event as spectators, but they weren’t able to overcome the challenges they encountered in their first crack at Drag Week as entrants, recording a best of 13.1 before withdrawing with a blown rear end. Check out the video for some real time footage of that!
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