Money where my mouth is!
Need some opinions/advice.
I am not a racer, never been in a real drag race in my life (49 years old) but it looks like I might be soon!
Quick back story. I have a 2001 GT which I have sort of turned over to my 17 year old son. Guys at work were bagging on Mustangs in general(not really car guys either.) I shot my mouth off and said "say what you want but my 2001 4.6 is faster than anything any of you own". Forgot one guy has a 72 El Camino, he called me out and wants to wager $500.
So here is the scenario, 1/4mi race to be ran at B.I.R, Wednesday night drags.
The cars: Me- 2001 GT 4.6 auto. Bone stock except for 18" wheels, BBC ceramic shorty headers(I know I know, but that ship has sailed). Recent suspension upgrades include lowered springs, and new shocks and struts. Tires are 235/40zr18.
Him- 1972 El Camino with Olds 455w motor, not built or modified. Transmission is the stock 72' Chevy 3 speed turbo hydramatic. Not sure about tires but can't run slicks, dot or otherwise.
Soooo? Do I have a prayer? Am I a huge underdog or giant favorite? Is it a toss up and comes down to driver/ reaction time? Honestly have no idea!
Also, I am willing to spend about $1000 to win the bet. Where do I spend the money? 3.73 gears? Air intake? Full exhaust? Tuner?
Keeping in mind I want to keep it a daily driver, and am a moderately decent mechanic. Would do all bolt on upgrades myself. Gears I would pay somebody.
Thanks in advance!
Looking forward to doing this, win lose or draw, should be a blast!