The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by saltflats, Sep 6, 2014.
I like it!
Sorry to hear about your new used engine. Did you end up putting last years engine back? And did you get to change out the rear end?
Looks like last years engine will go back in.....but I am okay with that because I think there is still more in it.
I have not changed out the rear yet...the gear that I have for the P/O rear is a 4.88 and I can't run that much gear with the stock 409 pistons and rods.
I am work like mad on a different project to get it out of my hair. When this is done I am sure it will be another thrash to finish.
I will update when I see these O.T. taillights going down the driveway.
Thought this was neat......This is three years later.
Took the car to the American Hot Rod Reunion at Mo-Kan Dragway Sunday.
Ran a 12.29 off the trailer then I had a brain fart and made my 2 3 shift to soon.
Update for the New Year.
Have a fresh 09 shot block to replace the current one.
Just don't what to beat it to death. It has been good to me so it will get the love it deserves in the future.
09 crank big block rod and KB pistons.
going to just swap over the top end heads , cam and induction.
Looks like something that could make some laps trouble free.
I don't see much improvement performance wise other than I can keep playing with the tune up and not have to worry about picking up a rod off the track.
On another note we will be at Bowling Green for the Holley Hot Rod Reunion next year as part of the show again.
Hope to see some of you there.
Happy New Year!!!
Went to Bowling Green for the Holley Hot Rod Reunion last weekend.
Made it to the finales and red lit, but got a new best out of the old heap. 11.70 @ 113.54 mph.
Good for you. Have to red light once in a while to keep yourself honest.
Thanks guys, it was a blast playing with this old heap and the famed "409" .
Next outing will be at the Meltdown Drag, hope to see some of you there.
Merry Christmas to all!!!
Wow, can't believe I have left you guys hanging this long.
To give a very late update, for the 2018 season I installed the stroker engine after some honing to clean up the scared #1 cylinder the best we could, then knurled the piston to help take up the slack.
I used the same Isky cam that was the 409 engine with a fresh set of ported 583 heads and the McQuillen intake with the same 625 Carters.
The car picked up nice, and ran quicker every weekend we took it out. The last outing was at the Fall Out Drags in 2018 where I got a best of a 11.33 @ 117.9, so now the car needs a roll bar.
So I parked the car and have been waiting for some quarter panels to fix the rust build a roll bar and make it a safe car.
Now fast forward to 2019. Santa showed up with some quarter panels.
They are new but didn't have the best care and handling so I have a little pounding to do before they are ready.
Taking the 2019 season off was a little tough for me but I did get one long term project out of my hair and got started on a few more.
So with luck I can get the car out of storage soon and start the rebuild with hopes to back at a track near you in 2020.
Merry Christmas from the LA HOT RODS amigos.
Are you planning on bringing it to the Hamb drags in 2020?
Every once in a while, life gets a little more surreal.
Yes, wouldn't miss it. I didn't make a very good spectator this year.
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