Sorry it's not a bunch of big information or trick traditional tips in my post- I'm just excited cause there's a Wednesday race at the local track and I'm ready to run the mighty Draggin Wagon. My first car was a 64 Malibu 283 powerpack and 4 speed. My mom (rip) convinced me that my test drive was the time to learn to drive a stick (I was 15 w/a permit). She loaned me half the money to buy it and I lurched my way home. Fast forward a couple decades and I find myself as a 35 year old married man being told I have twins on the way. My wife says "you're a dad- a family man now. You need to drive a car with four doors." The next week I brought home this 1964 Malibu wagon, 283 powerpack and 4 speed. It wasn't what she was thinking but I wasn't going easily. A one owner car that was bought new in Beverly Hills and outfitted for towing. It sat for quite a while before I bought it and the back was filled with nuts and junk that a squirrel (or probably squirrels) that came in through the floor shift hole, after the original owners son remove the engine and trans to put in his 64 impala. I started building a small block for it and then a big block fell in my lap. So it became a 454/4speed wagon. With the stock suspension and so forth it drove horribly so I sold the big block and put in a nice rumpity rump 327. That's where it is now. 327 with forged pistons, aftermarket 2.02 heads, performer RPM intake (with all the markings ground off and painted), a crane fireball cam, 1 7/8 headers and the requisite T-10 four speed. I really want to run a 12.99999 or better but I'll be cool if I beat the 14.7 I ran in my 283 powered hardtop. I've been watching the old Grumpy Jenkins YouTube vids and considering getting a cigar to chomp for the big night. Hopefully I'll be able to get some video and get it on here. This week I've been tidying up the little things that the track requires- radiator overflow, battery hold down, less than 12" of rubber fuel line, seat belts, and I've switched over the full set of "good" tires off the hardtop (yep, I still have my first car). And awaaaaay we go!