Mopar cruise/car show, Oklahoma City

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  1. BudW

    BudW Moderator Staff Member

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    My Mopar club (Central Oklahoma Mopar Assn.) had their dyno night last Friday (June 7, 2019) and cruise/car show the following Saturday. Here are some highlights:

    At the dyno, a ’16 Charger Hellcat made 682 HP and a ’15 Challenger Hellcat made 651 HP (the two leaders). A ’98 Viper made 408 HP. A gentleman just purchased a (replica) ’70 Hemi ‘Cuda with a nice-looking Ray Burton Hemi – but it only turned out 359 HP. I found out the next day that he asked them to limit the RPM to 6k, which is where that monster is just starting to make any power.

    Low HP was from a ’66 Polara 500, 383 4-bbl making 207 HP. A really nice car. The dyno shop owner’s wife really wanted to purchase the car, but cars owner said NO WAY.
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    For the cruise/car show, we traveled 137 miles and drove mostly state highways. All of the cars who participated at dyno night, also participated In our cruise. Also cruising was a ’18 Demon, 3 Superbirds, 6 Vipers, a ’64 Chrysler 300, a ’60 Fury convertible a ’64 Max Wedge replica and myself (might be the least interesting car in the bunch), for a total of 54 cars. Midway, we stopped by a CDJR dealership for hotdogs and for judging.

    The cars that drove in front of me was the ’70 Hemi Cuda, a Hellcat, the Demon and the other Hellcat. This is a photo of me attempting to stay up with that group (I don’t think they knew I only had a 318 2-bbl . . .), but mostly the cruise went at or below the posted speed limit.
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    You can barely see the needle in the picture (was driving towards the sun).

    1960 Fury convertible with a 318 2-bbl Poly. My wagon can be seen just behind it.
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    These were taken at the CDJR dealership.
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    The blue/white contrasting color Vipers are owned/driven by a husband/wife team.
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    A 2018 Demon. In the background is a ’69 GTX (a nice car) and the red Hellcat I had difficulties staying up with.

    A couple pictures taken by another member.
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    When I was leaving, I saw this and said this was a nice touch for the day
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    BudW
     
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  2. XfbodyX

    XfbodyX Well-Known Member

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    Thats cool Bud and great pics. Theres not enough people around here to get old folks bingo going let alone car stuff.

    What were you running rpm wise do you guess? 3700-4000? Just a crazy guess.
     
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    BudW Moderator Staff Member

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    My factory installed tachometer wasn’t working, err wasn’t installed – so no clue as to the RPM’s. I have 215/70R15’s (apx. 26.85” tall) with 2.94 gears. I would guess I was doing about 110 or so at that point.
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    This doesn’t take into effect the approximate 10% RPM loss taking place inside the non-lockup converter – so not a bad guess. I “felt like” had more petal to go – but there is no way I could out stop the Hellcats. The ’70 Hemi ‘Cuda I could out stop (. . . I think), so I wasn’t trying to get any speed records.

    There was one section of the road that went under an (small) airport runway (Shawnee, OK) and I was behind a different group of cars at the time. When we drove in that runway tunnel, I heard the multiple cars go WOT. That was about the loudest thing I’ve heard in a long time (intake and exhaust noise).
    BudW