1/4 Mile Action

Had some nice weather last week so I took my Buick out to the local 1/4 mile marked off on a back road straightaway. I pulled up to the line, power braked it up to what I felt was max without breaking something and I let the brake off and simultaneously I mashed the gas pedal to the floor. I just left it in drive and let it go. Not trusting the speedometer for the accuracy I wanted, I used my GPS for speed and a stopwatch for timing.
Speed: 58 mph
Time: 26 sec
Weight: 4825 lb.
Engine: 263 straight eight
Rear end gears: 3:90
Trans: Twin Turbin Dynaflow (1953)
Car: 1952 Buick Super Estate Wagon Model 59
 
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