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07-24-2014 11:04 PM water test
got a bunch of rain, found leaks on front windshield.
Got new shifter in the mail from Texas.
Tomorrow the good guys race- it better not rain
I've been on this all winter.
Put her on the scale yesterday 3180 lbs
thats hard to believe but they're certified scales.
I'm calling it 3350 with me in it.
Went to the wallace site for horse power estimates,
they're all over the place, not useful.


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07-20-2014 11:43 PM Day 3 at the track
Friday night test n tune, what a blast.
First run quickest and fastest yet
14.602 @ 91mph.
Woof I'll take that, when I started this thing I figured
I'd be happy with mid 15's.
The last run was a blast. A young kid in an Acura in the right lane.
I loaded it up and finally cut a light. .008, ran a 15.2 to his 15.6.
His light was .433, he was so far back I couldn't find him my in my rear view
or even out the window. Had to lay on the brakes for him to catch up.
When he passed by he gave me the look of death.
I know what he was thinking- how did that old dinosaur beat me with the rusty bucket of bolts.
I got the photo guy to get a pic of one run. I loaded it up too much and blew the tire off all thru 1st gear. Hope he got that.
PS the trany shifted at 5000, just what I was looking for.


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  [Entry #148]

07-17-2014 11:20 PM the governor
got the goods
stock weight weighed 11G
put in 7G
called TCI, he was hesitant to give an answer
when i asked how much to get another 1000 rpm.
Sounds like construction engineers typical answer
"it's a field problem."
Tomorrow test n tune.


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07-16-2014 01:28 AM gauging a bump stick
We'll see
got a new stick with smaller knots on it
see if we can raise some compression on the bottom.
It wont go in till after the drag race. Going to
live with what I've got for now.
Did get a Stewart-Warner vacuum gauge to replace
the good name brand one I toasted.
That one did fine during break-in. But gave up the ghost on the hot laps,
on the freeway.
Back in the 60's, if a guy rolled into the parking lot with
Stewart- Warner gauges, you knew he was serious.
Well I own one now. Assembled in Mexico.
Doesn't say where the parts were built.
Hope it lasts a couple hot laps.
Didn't get the trany weights yet, tomorrow hopefully.
Back to cams, learned a lot about cams with this project, we're going to try 30*
less duration, see what comes of it.
When I was riding shovel heads, you'd rebuild with big bore/ stroke/ cam.
Never could tell which made the difference.
I drove a 302 for 10 years in a van, the cam was mush.
Found out it had Hi-Po 289 heads.
Did put on a 4 barrel, it sorta came to life.
Don't know what cam it had, but this change should tell a lot.
Might go back to stock for torque. My 60 foot sucks!


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07-13-2014 11:05 AM wait?
No weight
49 chev 4 door styline
front #1740 rear #1480 curb #3220
performance weight (450) passenger
3705 pounds.


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