|05-08-2004 12:17 PM|
|GearHead69||This is the trunk, I have $0 in sheet metal.. I got nibblers out and cut up an old Ford Pannel van and that's where I got all the tub material and trunk stuff.|
|05-08-2004 12:15 PM|
|GearHead69||Here's the narrowed GM 12 bolt, it has Moroso Brute Strength Differential.|
|05-08-2004 12:09 PM|
|GearHead69||Smooth firewall, I did all the welding and bondo work myself. Don't need a heater|
|05-08-2004 12:05 PM|
|05-08-2004 12:04 PM|
|GearHead69||Back of the car:|
|05-07-2004 08:35 AM|
|GearHead69||No problem.. I'll borrow the digital this week and get some pics|
|05-06-2004 10:46 PM|
|poncho62||I think that we would like to see some pictures of this "beast"......................|
|05-06-2004 09:50 PM|
|GearHead69||It may never see the track but I want it to be a fast street car, the suspension, narrowed rearend, and body are all setup for the huge tires.. There would be no point in running standard sized tires. Come time to put a set of tires on the thing (when these wear out) I will go a couple sizes smaller like 29x18x15 the ones on it now are a little overkill.. but they came with the car and are brand new so I'm runnin em.|
|05-06-2004 09:07 PM|
If you are not serious about drag racing and you want it to be a summer car why not change your tires up and change your gears out?
|05-06-2004 08:28 PM|
A stock diaphragm clutch will overcenter if you try to shift at much more than 6500. The later model bent diaphragm won't over center or so I'm told.
|05-06-2004 08:02 PM|
Yes driving does win the races.. I saw a Plymouth Neon beat a GT mustang because the Mustang driver didn't know how to shift gears. My dads buddy has a '67 Chevelle drag car with a 434 Dart SBC with 14:1 compression and huge everything, he took me for a ride on some country roads and it scared the hell out of me then we switched drivers and I took it very slow untill he told me "get both hands on the wheel and keep it as straight as possible" I floored it and as soon as my foot hit the floor the shift light came on and I thought about backing off but I hit second gear and the car started getting really squirrly and the tires were fighting for traction still at 100mph. That car is dangrously fast, it runs 6.62 in the 1/8th on M/T ET street tires in a full bodied 67 Chevelle pratically spins the tires down the whole track.
Racing is not really my thing, I like to cruise and just enjoy my car.
|05-06-2004 05:53 PM|
|4 Jaw Chuck||
Engines don't win races...drivers win races. Concentrate on learning how to launch and "light" consistently, repeatability and consistency is what will get you the win.
Doesn't hurt to have a well seasoned impartial tuner in the background teaching either.
|05-06-2004 05:46 PM|
|GearHead69||It's not a searious race car and it will not be raced that much at all it will mainly be a weekend summer only car. I think a 4sp would be pretty cool as long as I didn't take it to the track it would probably hold up.|
|05-06-2004 03:29 PM|
I've always had good times with the 700r4's for street cars. I ran my 55 chevrolet with one coupled to some 4.88's for a while. Had to ditch the automatic though...if you would turn from a stop (like at a stop sign) it would chirp both tires when it shifted. Turning left one night I was easing on the throttle a little bit and it shifted...put me sideways in a hurry. The four speed swap began the next weekend. Cool cars deserve clutches (grin).
The 700's are not great for drag racing...however if you're serious about racing you'd want a powerglide anyway.
|05-06-2004 02:09 PM|
|GearHead69||The M21 was designed for 300hp and I want to put 500 through it and turn big tires.. It's too risky with having a clutch come through the floor. 700R4 is one of the worst trannys GM ever build, pratically every vehical with that tranny has replaced it a time or two. They are also expensive to build for racing.. Hard to find parts for. TH350's are good for heavier cars and they are cheap to build.|
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