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Rick Stanton Boss 429

Part 2: Dyno Sheet

We previously brought you up to date on Rick Stanton’s tribute NASCAR Talladega. This is a former Hot Rod Magazine cover car but don’t mistake it for a “trailer queen”. It is street legal but Rick exercises it mostly on the track.

Our previous article was a little light on the technical side of the Boss 9 that powers this gorgeous real Talladega.

Rick recently provided the following information regarding the the Torque Box Intake and the dyno pull. It made 97.5 lb.ft. more torque at the beginning of the pull at 4,000 rpm and 80.2 more hp at the beginning of the pull at 4,000 rpm.

Rick states that if he had started the pull at 3,000 rpm he believes the differences would have been even larger as the SuperSpeedway Spyder Intake was dropping off much faster then the Torque Box.

The SuperSpeedway Spyder Intake took over at about 5,100 rpm and never looked back. This is why the Nascar teams used the Torque Box for the short tracks and road courses and the SuperSpeedway Spyder Intake for the mile or more tracks.

If you take a look at the picture below taken at Willow Springs in CA you can see smoke coming off of the rear tires coming out of a corner and getting into it. Willow Springs is where I spun the car out when it broke the tires loose at about 120 mph down the front straight. Note the license plate!


Some of my first and strongest memories from my childhood relate to cars. I still remember when things happened based on what car I was driving at the time. I grew up and lived in Iowa for nearly 40 years before moving to Southern California and now live in Tennessee. I was a Corvette fanatic for years but then re-discovered vintage American Muscle. My wife, Katrina, and I decided we wanted to focus on unique and rare muscle cars. After a lot of research we fell in love with the Ford Blue Oval Aero Cars. These were only built in 1969 and and aerodynamics became an important part of winning races. The only purpose of these limited production cars was to win NASCAR races using the Boss 429 and 427 power plants complimented with a special, wind cheating, aerodynamic body. The Ford Talladega and Mercury Cyclone Spoiler II are terrific and historic cars. This site is devoted to these car and their owners past and present. We provide an Online Registry for recording the long term history and ownership of every remaining Talladega, Spoiler and Spoiler II.

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