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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Zak Hall, May 11, 2015.

  1. savannahDan
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    yeah I kind of expect something new, a rule, to kind of reign things in. I remember one time Quain responding to a question about why aluminum heads are allowed, his answer was more or less because if you didn't allow aluminum heads, only the rich guys would have a chance because only they can put a ton of money into irons to make them run.

    I don't think he will ever go to index racing (thank goodness), but gotta be some way to keep the low buck guys competitive. The deal where they add weight to whoever is dominating the class, thats all good if its just one guy. But if there was a case where there were 3-4 guys in a class that were way fast and the rest of the class really don't stand a chance...that would get tricky. In the S/S class seems like I remember something about a restrictor plate in the rules.
     
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  2. southcross2631
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    I bought a brand new set of CNC ported Promaxx heads that are set up for a .670 solid roller.
    They are really nice castings and the machine work checked out to be right on for $ 1675.00 delivered to my house.
    I thought they would be enough for my little Ford motor , but I guess not.
    Put 2 guys together for a wheelbarrow race for a six pack and one guy would go have a carbon fiber wheel barrow custom built so he can win. That's just the way guy's are.
     
  3. Fiddle Picker
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    LOL !! I won't say anything else on Zak's dime about this, but I just had to say, Mike, that's twice as much as I paid for my heads !! It will work itself out.
     
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  4. southcross2631
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    I will get off my soapbox . Zak tell us a little about your plans for your new blue oval bullet.
     
  5. Zak Hall
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    A0E1CC56-A5A2-4785-A877-A6AA9387B766.jpeg 946E3E83-FA87-44D3-BD40-F09905A2A4EA.jpeg 55E10229-9E38-4CAB-B645-6AE15CC2F71D.jpeg FFD525C8-332C-4D87-A30E-FE8B0A36BB60.jpeg CC9B7595-FE2F-4955-81B8-719A16E9BDA3.jpeg 32255F11-5702-49DE-B021-2D7AD45E50FB.jpeg CF99E9CB-D0D1-4232-82F7-CB113C3F78B1.jpeg A few good pics from Indiana, and an update on the ford engine. I got my 1970 4v closed chamber DOAE iron factory ford heads to go on my 1970 DOAE ford block, so this will be on as small of a budget as it can be done. Hoping I can get my ford engine done and swapped in over winter. We’ve changed a few little things on the big block and it hasn’t responded to them at all, it has continued to run the same ET as it did last year, within .01 from last year at Lyons to this year at Lyons. I think we’re getting all we can out of the ole girl. Even put Huff in it for a pass on Friday and it ran basically the same. So it ain’t the driver either. Wish it was, learning to drive is cheaper lol.
     
  6. Zak Hall
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    I’m not trying to complain either, just have the wrong combo right now. Just like every other version of class racing, Small ci engine and light car is the fastest usually. If there would have been a 10lb per ci C gas class in SEGA when I started building my 57 it would have always been a small block C gas car. Lol
     
  7. enloe
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    from east , tn.

    I know what the DOA stands for but what does the E mean after that:)
     
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  8. southcross2631
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    What is the final cubic inches are you shooting for ?
     
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  9. saltflats
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    Do any of the ford guys use the exhaust port plates on these heads?
     
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  10. Zak Hall
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    It’ll be 4.030 bore and 3.25” stroke. 331ci. And yes Huff runs the port plates on a lot of his engines, and I’ll be running them on mine too.
     
  11. saltflats
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    from Missouri

    I built one several years back, I use the exhaust port plates and some tongues in the intake runners.
    Had a Yates single four intake that we had to machine a bunch to make fit.
    The flow bench guy was impressed to say the least. :)
     
  12. southcross2631
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    It should be a screamer for sure.
     
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  13. Zak Hall
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    9E043D0C-164A-4011-99B9-D4BE14E8838C.jpeg 9821AB57-B97E-4199-9376-76D330C3762F.jpeg 803086D2-7739-48D4-9BF9-61FEA3B90BE2.jpeg 8A284095-B8E7-490B-992D-7E72FFC42C6E.jpeg 6C6C9937-2BE3-495A-B29C-FE2F4F0F330C.jpeg 2942549B-80B6-4709-A16C-A02ABB534272.jpeg B1485330-5E26-4B8F-AA99-6EE639DB1C4E.jpeg 19429C39-8C3B-44D0-8146-CB3E2A43D1FC.jpeg A1406BB9-1355-4547-B94E-A96C6480D8A6.jpeg 4D931637-F2C6-44B3-BE42-AA91F9D8388A.jpeg 339FD177-E557-40B7-9B7D-8168B09E548B.jpeg A few pics from last Saturday at Paradise. Line lock (hurst not off brand) took a crap during qualifying so had terrible qualifying ets and had to run #3 qualifier first round. Had to heel/toe it at 7000 and spun on the slick track. No real time to do much to the car during race season, especially while building dads 55. Getting ready and anxious for race season to finish so I can change some things on my car.
     
  14. Higgy's Henry
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  15. Zak Hall
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    When you coming back higgy? We been missing you!
     
  16. Higgy's Henry
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    Made some changes, still trying to iron them out. Not sure if it will be this season but....
    I'll be back(think Arnold Schwarzenegger!)
     
  17. Zak Hall
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    C5485700-F3CE-4CF1-BC74-76307D15EF1A.jpeg 8C8039D2-AFA0-438B-89A3-AEAD2204F0BD.jpeg CF781905-4E87-424C-9AE0-8463DF8E4EBF.jpeg 1D13F2F2-426F-4460-A3E6-FAA235B042E5.jpeg 795CECDC-0E56-4110-92C4-CA77E61D8210.jpeg 69E68D87-E528-445A-B5E0-76D1461A6AA1.jpeg 9D8D01D5-A507-4D55-BF3D-E9DA3C666731.jpeg BA86D259-0BC1-4DE4-B53F-B66FD47E8CD0.png 5319DA96-64C0-436D-AF80-26E85A367D5D.png F7981051-22E3-4994-B87A-BEE986BDF577.png 3607DE66-DC91-4692-99A4-0CB01DBDCD6B.png A few shots from the finals. Old car ran pretty good, first round pulled the wheels in all four gears. Didn’t win the round though but looked good for the fans!
     
  18. Zak Hall
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    9800A561-BB71-401C-B197-5F3C414B0587.jpeg A07C2E44-E42C-4FB8-8840-2809E118A5C0.jpeg 09FBF5B0-96BB-43F7-A429-57BFC891E686.jpeg CA6D70CC-2737-4F57-8031-46C8B6E66A5F.jpeg 503F46D7-2D1B-4CC7-B999-91F4AFC1840C.jpeg Well team Homegrown has been wide open ever since the finals in Shady Side last weekend. We pulled the big block out of the 57 and put it over in the 55, and put the small block over in the 57. For 2019 dad will be taking over the Home Grown 57 Chevy in C gas, and I’ll be moving up to A gas in the 55 with the big block. Big changes for the upcoming season but we believe we’ll have our greatest chance for success with both cars this way. We made a front plate for the bbc to fit in the 55 and the headers from the 57 will fit with a little work until we build a nicer set later on.
     
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  19. That's awesome Zak! Welcome to A/G ! What steering box is on your dad's car?
     
  20. Nice work , the 55 looks mean. should be a real fighter with the BB. Look out A/G.:)
     
  21. Zak Hall
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    Thanks Dog Patch! The 55 has a Vega box. The 57 has a stock steering box.
     
  22. Brand Apart
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    When does 2019 schedule come out? Looking forward to these and whatever else materializes over the break
     
  23. loudbang
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    So the FORD Cleveland engine photos were just a ruse to make us tune in to your build LOL :D
     
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  24. Zak Hall
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    The final race of 2018
     
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  25. Zak Hall
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    23B5D91A-2A47-4F0B-8BC3-058D94B80B80.jpeg Got the 57 together and running with the new small block Chevy. Dads gonna make some test passes with it Friday I hope.
     
  26. Hang'emHigh
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    Love to see pics of the smile on his face! Take your time cause it'll probably be stuck that way for a while.
     
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  27. Zak Hall
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    Dad did well testing the 57 Friday. The carburetor we had on the little small block was too much for it but it still ran pretty decent. Mid pack ets for the first time out was good! Dad didn’t miss any gears and ran close to the et I ran with the sbc the previous pass so I’d say he’ll be a threat in no time.
     
  28. Hang'emHigh
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    Like riding a horse! You get it honest Zak.
     
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  29. loudbang
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    The 57 made this guys top 100 photos of the year list on Bangshift. :)

    https://bangshift.com/bangshift1320/2018-photo-highlight-reel/

    1 2018-fav-150-036 ZAC.jpg
     
  30. catdad49
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    Wow, Zak! Now you really are famous (or more so).
     

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