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Old 05-23-2006, 04:00 AM
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I have a 40 over small block chevy with Ross racing pistons , Lunati forged street race connecting rod and a 5140 forged crankshaft. When I first had the machining done for the engine I picked a very strong out of the whole cam to go with the turbo 400 and 3.73 rearend. I didnt notice that when putting on the roller rockers 2 of the 16 rockers were adjusted to tight.It seemed to run real strong and we took it to the local drag strip for a test day. My best 3 passes were the first 3 when I was taking it easy off the line a 13.22@103.After those first three passes I got on it a little harder off the line but rear hop and tire spin was the result. It was then that we learned that air shocks are not the best for hot rodding because they are to stiff. I was still told that a 13.22 on street tires and air shocks was very respectable. Since then I've gotten some stickier rear tires and better rear shocks. Then about 800 miles later the motor started popping out the exhaust. The 2 roller rockers that had been set to tight took no damage but the cam lobe and flat tappet lifter was ruined. I took the block out of the 80 Camaro to work on the block a little and work on the body a little more. The 80 Camaro is primed white with traces of the original blue coming through in some areas , but when it was running good it was worthy off the "Looks don't make it go" in the back window. I've invested in a new Lunati voodoo hydralic cam and cant wait to get her out again. Some of the young kids look at it like its a noisy ugly car....but the guys out there that know a little more think the way she idles and sounds , even off six cylinders at the time , know shes a strong one.

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Sorry, Hardsix, maybe I missed it, but is this a question or a statement?
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