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Old 03-12-2011, 08:51 PM
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these are the tires i was referring to are they worth a damn or should i just go with the hoosier dot drag radial
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That tire (MT ET Drag Radial)and the Hoosier DOT Drag Radial are pretty much equal in traction capability from what I have seen, but the Hoosier is softer and wears out faster. You won't go wrong with either one.

The guys I race with we all use the MT. I see a few others at the track with Hoosier, and one with the Goodyear Drag Radial. All seem to work well.
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k thanks i just didnt wanna spend 400$ on a set of tires that werent gonna hook at the track and im going to order them monday through my local tire store
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Could someone guesstimate the hp/tq of this setup,
350 small block 3970014
Stock crank
L2304 0.100" 030 dome pistons (forged aluminum with forged
Aluminum rods)
Comp cam xe262 cam and lifter kit
Camelhump 462 heads 2:02 /1:64?
Edelbrock performer intake
Quadrajet carb
Stock hei distributor
3speed auto tranny
3;42 rear gears
1981 camaro gutted completely
Thanks just a ball park would be appreciated
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need some suggestion on spark plugs and gap to run in my combo i have been running autolites and wanna make sure what ever i get is correct and i would like to set them up with correct gap since i never did that in the past

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R44 ac delco, 0.045"
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alright thanks alot
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Nothing wrong with Autolite or NGK plugs either, gapped between .035-.045"
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got my new tires on and got my plugs in and changed to a stock hei distributor because my pos msd was full of oil so i went to check the oil and something has been hitting the dipstick and broke it off so out comes the motor so while im at it im gonna change head gaskets and try to figure out if i had originally put in a broken spark plug or if something hit the prong on the #4 cylinder plugs looked really good other than that one

this motor is pissing me off Im about to put my 396 in it for this year at the drags

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got my new tires on and got my plugs in and changed to a stock hei distributor because my pos msd was full of oil so i went to check the oil and something has been hitting the dipstick and broke it off so out comes the motor
Did you or someone else forget to re-install the lower dipstick guide tube back into the block after machining??

It goes in the dipstick hole first, before the upper tube is pressed in. The lower tube guides the stick down into the pan and keeps it from coming into contact with the spinning crank. Without the lower tube the crank will hit the stick and break it off on the lower end.
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well that is what happend then cause i put the dipstick in and did not install a lower tube guess i know what happend that is some what of a relief

I wonder if i could get it out with out pulling the motor?
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How big a piece of dipstick broke off??
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kinda hard to tell cause i dont have another one here but not to far above the full line ? maybe at the full line?
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Right on the full line is a common breakage point, because the stamped line makes a natural fracture/fatigue point. So that leaves about a 1-1/2" long piece in the pan.

Maybe you could fish it out with a pencil magnet through the drain plug?? Or put a magnet on the bottom of the pan to "capture" it and just leave it there until some point down the road that you have the engine out or the pan off??
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yeah im gonna go try that

thanks Eric

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