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Old 05-17-2013, 10:18 PM
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The 86 style Malibu is popular here.It hooks very hard.Buck Kinney promotes these cars here.Most street cars are running engines under 400 hp and running deep into the 12s

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I'm toying with the idea of running a BBC with steel aftermarket heads to on purpose add 150lbs back into it to help slow it down,but hook like a raped ape for great 60' times.The steel heads too help hold down costs.

A glide for consistency is a strong for-runner under consideration.
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Contact old Buck? His guys are running as low as 12.0s @ 103-106,do the math,,lol. low hp cars.
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I'm toying with the idea of running a BBC with steel aftermarket heads to on purpose add 150lbs back into it to help slow it down,but hook like a raped ape for great 60' times.The steel heads too help hold down costs.

A glide for consistency is a strong for-runner under consideration.
I don't know man, it's a 12 sec car, I'd build with alum heads,,
and add the 150 lb where YOU want it..
2nd, you can run pump swill and drive it around, don't know how far tracks are from you, but towing can get old, and not really needed on 12 sec car..

if my SS wasn't so clean, I'd build a monster.. but I think it be a 5.3 or 6.2 lsx as they make silly power with a turbo, cheap easy power..

but if you have a bbc part and only need machine work.. go for it..
or p.m. me and buy my 489 just needs heads and intake, and to be machined all new everything.. don't want it to sound like an add so I'll stop there..
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In my past I laid on my back in a rain storm trying to hook back up mufflers and was forced to drive home at 25 mph on slicks.Never again..........
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In my past I laid on my back in a rain storm trying to hook back up mufflers and was forced to drive home at 25 mph on slicks.Never again..........
I think I would drive home on street tires and open mufflers first...lol!
we used to drive to the A&W on Friday night with slicks on.Not great cornering tires
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Really that is the minor aspect of it.With the other things that I am going to do to it prevents it from any street use.
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Going to stick to looking for a uncompleted roller race car 78 to 82 Malibu.As always there is one right deal out there for me.That I am very sure about.
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Where this gets more involved is I.R.H.A. sportsman goes as deep as 11.50 and N.H.R.A. cuts it off at 12.00.So for me to cover both at the bottom of the class is going to take some figuring.Yeah I know nitrous but I was trying to avoid the costs of refills on the bottles.
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I think I would build an 11.3 car using a (???) four barrel carb,then use a Holley 500 with adapter for the 12.0 class. maybe pull timing for final tune or ballast?

If you used F.I. then a valet tune for the slower class
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Yep Vinnie.I agree a 11.3 target out the back door.
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One of the reasons to consider a LSx is the EFI.But because they seem to be a hp engine,I have doubts about their 60' times/ET potential.Well unless you really get after it.So I am thinking with a LSx it might very well end up being a mph car.And all the LSx parts like heads are as expensive as some of the BBC stuff.The development of the aftermarket parts for them is still yet to have come in full circle.
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Looking at some numbers for a 11.30's car.Plugged in a range from 3,000 to 2,700lbs and it looks like just a shade short of 500hp at the flywheel.N.H.R.A. is a 12.00 and I.R.R.A. is 11.50.The one track I would run most of the time runs on a index of 7.50,a 1/8 and the other is 13.50,a 1/4 mile.Two steps allowed at both and both loosely being run under I.H.R.A. guide lines.Breaking out of the class means I would be run down my potential 9 second cars and diffidently don't want to do that.

Looking more and more like a BBC choosing my weapons(parts)carefully to hold down costs.Calling in some favors and hitting the auctions when auction season opens up.
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BB 454 I would build,,ie cheap:
oval port cast heads(LS-5) clean up bowls,clean up exhaust ports,2.19/1.88 valves.
Victor oval port
850 Holley
Z-55 cam
turbo 400/3800-4200 stall
4.88 gears
10.5/29.5 slicks
headers and short block,you know what to do
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BB 454 I would build,,ie cheap:
oval port cast heads(LS-5) clean up bowls,clean up exhaust ports,2.19/1.88 valves.
Victor oval port
850 Holley
Z-55 cam
turbo 400/3800-4200 stall
4.88 gears
10.5/29.5 slicks
headers and short block,you know what to do
I don't think you'll get 29.5 slicks under it.. not without some fender/tub
work..
maybe some 10.5/26
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