Go Back   Corvette Forum > General Corvette Topics > Drag Racing
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?
Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read FAQ Vendor Directory
Search
Drag Racing
Results, Trap Speed, Reaction Time, Driving Technique, Tips for Running the Corvette in the & 1/8 mile, Events
CF Timeslip database

Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-04-2003, 07:54 PM   #21
Mark1376
CF Senior Member
 
Mark1376's Avatar
 
Member Since: Feb 2003
Location: Pollock La
Send a message via ICQ to Mark1376 Send a message via AIM to Mark1376
Default Re: Video's of Lee Howie's Turbo Vette - 1/8 mile (Eric Fischer)

Like a Rocket ship!!!
Mark1376 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2003, 08:10 PM   #22
Hurricane_777
CF Senior Member
 
Hurricane_777's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jun 2001
Location: 7th Floor Crew
Default Re: Video's of Lee Howie's Turbo Vette - 1/8 mile (Mark1376)

:eek: :eek: :eek:
Hurricane_777 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2003, 08:11 PM   #23
mackeyred96
CF Senior Member
Cruise-In VI Veteran
Cruise-In VII Veteran
 
mackeyred96's Avatar
 
Member Since: Nov 1999
Location: NCM Drag Racing coordinator, Spring Hill, Tennessee
john mackey
Default Re: Video's of Lee Howie's Turbo Vette - 1/8 mile (Eric Fischer)

:eek: :eek:
mackeyred96 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2003, 08:25 PM   #24
NightRyder
CF Senior Member
 
NightRyder's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 2002
Location: Everett WA
Send a message via ICQ to NightRyder
Default Re: Video's of Lee Howie's Turbo Vette - 1/8 mile (mackeyred96)

thats sweet
NightRyder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2003, 10:40 PM   #25
Hardcorvette
CF Senior Member
St. Jude Donor '06-'07-'08-'09-'10
 
Hardcorvette's Avatar
 
Member Since: Sep 2001
Location: Lancaster County PA
Default Re: Video's of Lee Howie's Turbo Vette - 1/8 mile (hngacurv)

I bet it would be a blast to drive that thing!
Hardcorvette is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2003, 11:24 PM   #26
JCAIRE2
CF Senior Member
 
JCAIRE2's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jun 2002
Location: High Plains Drifter Fayetteville, AR
Default Re: Video's of Lee Howie's Turbo Vette - 1/8 mile (Hardcorvette)

Wow, I'm speechless :eek:
JCAIRE2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2003, 05:25 AM   #27
Maurice
CF Senior Member
 
Maurice's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 2001
Default Re: Video's of Lee Howie's Turbo Vette - 1/8 mile (Eric Fischer)

Great videos! He has reaction times like me in the last vid. :)
Maurice is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2003, 12:36 PM   #28
PM - NOS - BOOST
CF Senior Member
 
PM - NOS - BOOST's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 2002
Location: Hauppauge NY
Default Re: Video's of Lee Howie's Turbo Vette - 1/8 mile (Maurice)

WOW! That thing is flying How fast does he go at the end of the 1/4?
PM - NOS - BOOST is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2003, 05:24 PM   #29
chasenme
CF Member
 
chasenme's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 2001
Location: Newark,Ohio USA Ohio
Default Re: Video's of Lee Howie's Turbo Vette - 1/8 mile (Eric Fischer)

I dont know him personally, but I have spoken with him several times at the track. The vette is a turbocharged small block. HE runs at National Trail on Friday night's for the Year end (KOC) King of Columbus Street shootout. The cars must have DOT's, license and insurance to compete. The best I've seen it run was 7.40's @ 180. Most of the time you see the brake lights come on before the finish line, so I guess he doesn't want to reveal his entire hand. He sold the mustang last year and started running the vette toward the end of the season. Even comparing it to the Nitro cars or Pro Stock it is the most impressive car that I have seen launching.
I ran against his mustang in a time trial a couple years ago, it went 8.66 @ 172 on 10.5" Dot's. It looked like your typical 90's style street mustang except for the roll cage and parachute. He drove it to local cruise-ins all the time.
I dont have his phone number or anything on-hand, but I could probably find away to get a hold of him. When the track opens I know I can, if this ROTTEN weather ever goes away!

Dennis
chasenme is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2003, 05:37 PM   #30
J Z06
CF Senior Member
 
J Z06's Avatar
 
Member Since: Apr 2000
Location: CT
Send a message via AIM to J Z06
Default Video's of Lee Howie's Turbo Vette - 1/8 mile

Get that dude to come to the challenge! Keith Brownlee needs to be de-throned hehe. I'm partial to that one seeing it looks how my car "Used to" before I painted it blue.

I must have watched those videos ten times! Turbo's are wicked!!! :smash:
J Z06 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2003, 09:01 PM   #31
PM - NOS - BOOST
CF Senior Member
 
PM - NOS - BOOST's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 2002
Location: Hauppauge NY
Default Re: Video's of Lee Howie's Turbo Vette - 1/8 mile (chasenme)

Dennis
Does that car have a tube chassis it must be Very light? I am sure he is capable of more than 180mph considering he is at 147 in the 1/8. That is some car. I would love to see it run.

Paul
PM - NOS - BOOST is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2003, 09:20 PM   #32
J Z06
CF Senior Member
 
J Z06's Avatar
 
Member Since: Apr 2000
Location: CT
Send a message via AIM to J Z06
Default Video's of Lee Howie's Turbo Vette - 1/8 mile

I'd bet that is a back half car.

In comparison, when I used to be a mustang freak...there was a guy named Jason Betwarda (r.i.p. :blueangel: ) He had a twin turbo duttweiler mustang convertible with a 388 cube MONSTER twin turbo powerplant. During shakedown runs at E town...It typically went 4.80 to 4.90 in the eighth at about the same speed as that vette. When they did let it rip a full 1/4 it did a 7.48@182 before getting kicked off(NHRA rule of full tube required under 7.50) so the corvette in these videos is lilkely to blast to the finish line in the 1/4 to UNDER 8 seconds :eek:
J Z06 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2003, 11:42 PM   #33
chasenme
CF Member
 
chasenme's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 2001
Location: Newark,Ohio USA Ohio
Default Re: Video's of Lee Howie's Turbo Vette - 1/8 mile (PM - NOS - BOOST)

It is a backhalf car. The front end is stock vette with most of the plastic fenderwell liners removed. The turbo looks huge with an inlet pipe @ 4-5". His intercooler setups are usually unique. The mustang for example had a ice box in the trunk that recirculated cold water through the intercooler that was hidden up under the dash/cowling of the car. This car was stealth. It would pull up next to you in the lanes and you would think it was your typical 12-13sec mustang, then 8.6 sec later he's crossing the finish line.

Like I said before he is always on the brake before the finish line, so I dont really know what potential is there. Plus he just started running the vette, Im sure he still tuning and holding back. It is a fuel injected sheetmetal looking intake setup. As far as weight I really dont know, its not like it is gutted,it is not a tube chassie car. I would be surprised if it is under 3100lbs.

Dennis
chasenme is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2003, 12:05 AM   #34
Dave00C5
CF Senior Member
 
Dave00C5's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 2000
Location: South Bend IN
Default Re: Video's of Lee Howie's Turbo Vette - 1/8 mile (Eric Fischer)

Real Nice Runs!! Picks that front tire up and Goes. :cheers: :thumbs:
Dave00C5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2003, 05:49 AM   #35
Les
CF Senior Member
 
Les's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 1999
Location: Sierra Foothills CA
Default Re: Video's of Lee Howie's Turbo Vette - 1/8 mile (Dave00C5)

OMG! :eek: Absolutely wicked! :cheers:
Les is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2003, 08:44 PM   #36
Face
CF Senior Member
 
Face's Avatar
 
Member Since: Aug 2000
Location: Suffolk, Long Island NY
Send a message via AIM to Face
Default Re: Video's of Lee Howie's Turbo Vette - 1/8 mile (Les)

Links don't work for me... :confused:
Face is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2003, 08:56 AM   #37
JoBy
CF Senior Member
 
JoBy's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 2001
Location: Timra, Sweden
Default Re: Video's of Lee Howie's Turbo Vette - 1/8 mile

And a picture of the monster turbo.

(Click to enlarge)


1/8 mile

http://www.stangbangerz.com/videos/LHowie490.mpg (6.76MB)

http://www.stangbangerz.com/videos/LHowie4904.mpg (7.96MB)

http://www.stangbangerz.com/videos/LHowie500.mpg (4.73MB)

JoBy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2003, 10:18 AM   #38
1971Stingray
CF Member
 
Member Since: Mar 2003
Location: Hackettstown NJ
Send a message via AIM to 1971Stingray
Default

wow that nice eric...i am thinking that is your car in your sig and if it is can you please tell me what kind of rims you have on that?
1971Stingray is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2003, 03:55 PM   #39
Drewdog
CF Senior Member
Cruise-In III Veteran
Cruise-In IV Veteran
 
Drewdog's Avatar
 
Member Since: Sep 2000
Location: Cleveland
Send a message via AIM to Drewdog
Default Re: Video's of Lee Howie's Turbo Vette - 1/8 mile (JD 90 383)

Excuse my ignorance but what exactly is a back half car?
Drewdog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2003, 08:01 AM   #40
Glensgages
CF Senior Member
 
Glensgages's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 2003
Send a message via AIM to Glensgages
Default Re: Video's of Lee Howie's Turbo Vette - 1/8 mile (Drewdog)

Quote:
Excuse my ignorance but what exactly is a back half car?
Drag racers will back-half a car in order to install bigger rear tires, stronger rear-ends, and a stiffer chassis with suspension components. The floor-boards are removed from the back of the front seats, to the rear bumper, and everything (gas tank, rear suspension, etc.) is literally 'dropped' outta the car. Narrowed, heavy-duty frame rails are installed, usually a smaller fuel cell is placed between the rails at the back, and batteries on either side, in the corners, for weight. A Ford 9" is narrowed, and hung by coil-over shocks and either 4-links bars or ladder bars. A multi-point 'cage' is built in the cockpit, to protect the driver, and further stiffen the chassis. With the frame & housing narrowed, massive slicks & wheels can now fit. Finally, new tin-work is fabricated & mounted along with pre-fabbed wheel tubs, in the rear seat/trunk area (some racers refer to this as 'tubbing' a car). I 'think' I remembered most everything here...
Glensgages is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2003, 08:01 AM
 
Go Back   Corvette Forum > General Corvette Topics > Drag Racing
Reload this Page Video's of Lee Howie's Turbo Vette - 1/8 mile
 
 
 
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
C7 "Deal of the Week" $5,600 under MSRP! L8-4A-D8 C7 General Discussion 27 07-19-2014 10:22 PM
Hell Frooze over!!!!!!! Ask Howie slow04cobra Autocrossing & Roadracing 19 06-13-2014 04:05 PM
New Engine Announcement b4i4getit C7 General Discussion 2 10-24-2012 02:46 PM


Tags
05, corvette, drag, howie, lee, mustang, nhra, racing, turbo, video, videos


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Click for Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

Corvette Store
 
 
C7 Parts & Accessories
C6 Parts & Accessories
C5 Parts & Accessories
C4 Parts & Accessories
C3 Parts & Accessories
C2 Parts & Accessories
C1 Parts & Accessories
Wheels & Tires
Sponsored Ads
 
 
Vendor Directory
 

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:17 PM.


Emails & Password Backup