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2002 Real Street Eliminator Series - '02 Real Street Eliminator

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Basic SpecsCar: '78 Chevrolet CapriceEngine: '72 Chevy 400 small-block, four-bolt mains, bored 0.030-over to 406 ci and fitted with a forged Callies crank, Eagle 5.7-inch rods, and 10:1 hypereutectic pistonsHeads: Airflow Research (AFR) aluminum; 180 cc with 2.02/1.60-inch valves, Comp Cams roller rockers, 1.6:1 intake, 1.5:1 exhaustInduction: Edelbrock Performer RPM aluminum intake w/EGR valve (for emissions compliance) and Rochester 750-cfm Quadra-Jet, rebuilt by The Carb ShopCamshaft: Comp Cams hydraulic-roller cam (PN 12-422-8); 218/224 degrees duration at 0.050-inch lift, 0.495/0.502-inch lift on 110-degree lobe separation angle, installed at 104-degree intake centerline with Cloyes timing setTransmission: GM 700-R4 four-speed automatic with overdrive, built by B&M, fitted with B&M Holeshot 2,000-stall converter and stock-type lockup functionRearend: Stock GM 8.5-inch 10-bolt housing with 3.73:1 DTS gears and Auburn limited-slip, rebuilt by Pollard's Transmissions, Taylorsville, North CarolinaFront suspension: Stock, rebuilt with PST stock components and fitted with custom 2-inch lowering springs by Dave Pflum, Hotchkis 171/416-inch sway bar, and Koni shocksRear suspension: Stock GM four-link with Hotchkis upper and lower control arms, Hotchkis 1-inch sway bar, custom 2-inch lowering springs from Dave Pflum, and Koni shocksFront brakes: Stock GM 11-inch disc, rebuilt with stock components from Master Power BrakesRear brakes: Stock GM 10-inch drum, rebuilt with stock components from Master Power BrakesWheels and tires: Chevrolet Camaro IROC 16x8 aluminum wheels with Kumho 255/50-16 tires

Real Street Eliminator Results
Dragstrip (100 points points max.) Points Rank
1st run 15.24@90.85 77.430 5th
2nd run 15.55@88.85
3rd run 18.42@59.17
Autocross (100 points points max.)
1st run 25.746 sec. 88.160 5th
2nd run 25.354 sec.
3rd run 25.577 sec.
Average 25.559 sec.
Craftmanship (40 points max.)
Paint   7.000 5th
Fit & finish 6.900
Overall detail 6.400
Engineering 5.800
Subtotal 26.100
Ride & Drive (30 points max.)
Comfort   9.625
NVH 9.750
Ride quality 9.750
Subtotal 29.125 1st
Total Score 220.815 5th
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