|06-04-2012 07:14 AM|
|06-03-2012 10:00 PM|
Took it to the track ran a 10 sec pass firt time out
Well I got the car running I took it to the track ran several laps at 3/4 throttle (cable and bracket issue) car runs sweet I just need to learn how to drive it. Thats my buddys 63 nova I am racing it felt very good to pass him ran a 10.48 cant wait to see how it does on fresh tires and full throttle
|01-08-2012 07:34 AM|
It would be great if you shared some pics of it, in this 37 & 38 chevy thread I'm getting started
I would really like to see it
|01-07-2012 10:17 PM|
|01-07-2012 09:13 PM|
glad you got it done
same cam? that was a lot of cam
|01-07-2012 08:43 PM|
Well my motor is done and I cant wait to get it in the car I ended up spending a lot more money than I planed but I think the end result will be worth it so what we have now is block was All re machined converted to 4bolt main 60over
JE pistons eagle rods all rebalanced Heads were all re machined for new valves springs retainers ect I had him assemble the whole thing I need to go get some valve covers and a low alt. mount a set off flex plate bolts and converter bolts and she is ready I think I may have to sneak off to the parts store before my wife gets up
|08-27-2011 11:42 AM|
|cobalt327||Tonka- an option is to sell the PC's on ebay and buy yourself a set of Profilers.|
|08-27-2011 11:39 AM|
we are using a stud girdle it is recommended to use one with my cam, The castings were the only part or the pro comp heads he was ok with using he also said the assembly was very poor and would not have worked with even a smaller cam. I would never buy another set I traded a better set of heads for them I had a set of 69 427/454 rectangle port aluminum heads that needed valves I traded for this set
|08-27-2011 11:18 AM|
|1932bantam||good luck with those heads. i would be using a stud girdle also , I had same problem I removed a little of the heads so sparkplug would clear. with a .640 lift flat tappet no girdle broke the stud boss out of the head the casting looks very porus on the inside and these heads are around 5lbs lighter than any other al. head. Just fired mine up today with a set of steel 188's no more procomp for me . there combustion chamber is different than stock is why you hit.|
|08-26-2011 01:28 PM|
|TonkaYJ||Thats a nice build but I want alittle more we have decided to rebuild it from scrtch its going to get all remachined new rods and pistons all new berrings re ballance convert to 4 bolt main push rods rework the heads all new valves springs retainers and locks push rods and new timming set new gaskets $4500. I have said Go I fell thats a good deal with the rep yhe shop has|
|08-26-2011 09:38 AM|
check out this 454 build.
565hp with 8.25:1 cr, cheapo summit flat tappet hydro cam and stock pistons.
Then 736hp with a little 150hp shot of NO2.
all for $2500.
You don't need that big a cam or that much compression. 9.8:1 is enough for a 454 and a cam with around 250 degrees duration at 0.050" lift. Should be able to make more hp than you can stick down on the ground.
that with a 3500 stall, 4.11 gears, in a lighten nova should get you easily in the low 11's at 120mph
|08-26-2011 09:20 AM|
|TonkaYJ||engine builder says new pistons new rods compresion is going up to 13 to 1 all new valves springs and retainers|
|08-26-2011 09:15 AM|
You're gonna need to port those heads, if they flow like the ones I have used. They're OK street heads, but for the hp you need, they may be a problem.
You need all the compression you can get, which means different pistons.
|08-26-2011 08:26 AM|
|TonkaYJ||I have most all my safety stuff and the cage kit and a rule book I want a 9.9 Car I will be happy to run it at 10,5 or so. My buddy's car runs 11.1 and has a best et of 10.82 I am asking for alot from my car I know, but I will get this car to perform and beat his. At any cost. I am tired of looking at his taillights!!|
|08-25-2011 02:39 PM|
I'm an S.F.I. Silver-certified technical inspector with license good through this year. This allows me to tech everything except Top Fuel at an N.H.R.A. National or Divisional event. I can and have teched Top Fuel and Funny Car at track-sponsored events for the last 50 years, so if you have the desire to go fast and quick into the 9's and have $30,000 cash, we need to talk. Super Gas would be the closest structured class to what you want to do (9.90 index), so go to Summit and buy an NHRA Rulebook and have a look at what is required just as Mark suggested. Actually, everything you would need is listed in the E.T. section of the Rulebook, but it will be easier for you to look at Super Gas if you're unfamiliar with the rules. I've teched thousands of Super Gas cars.
If you don't have that much disposable cash, pull your horns in and be happy with what you have and get used to looking at your buddy's taillights.
I'll refer you back to the sign that used to hang in the speed shop....
"Speed costs money, how fast do you want to go?"
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