I bought my 1988 Gen I in the fall of 1999 for $100 dollars. I have since stuck about $25,000 into the whole project and the end result is an 11 second, all motor, pump gas, real world street/strip Gen I. The engine is relatively mild at around 530HP/550ftlbs (est), but is also set up to handle a 250HP hit of N2O... I never got that far because im not sure how I feel about putting a cage in it. I often trailer it to the track with my 2002 because its around 50 miles away...and if it breaks, that would be one hefty tow bill.
451 Stroker Big Block
ported 906 heads
eddy RPM dual plane
600,750,800 and 950 CFM carbs (Depends on what Im doing on a given day)
Reverse Manu Cheetah Valve Body
3800 Stall BDR Torque Convertor (soon to be installed)
8.750 A-Body Rear end.
3.55 posi (works out to 3.23s with my 28" tall tires)
Comp Engineering Slide-A-Link traction bars.
Ive gotten as good as 14 MPG (600CFM carb) on the Thru-way\. Durring the summer months, I frequent alot of local "cruise nights" and will typically log on around 3500-4500 miles per summer. It has also run a best of 11.69 @ 116 mph in the quarter mile.