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Projects Plan II - 62 Chevy II Drag Car

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by squirrel, Dec 27, 2013.

  1. squirrel
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    heh....these ones are made to modern specifications, using modern processes. Like anything else that gets made overseas, they will do it to the quality level you specify (and pay for). And no better.
     
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  2. squirrel
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  3. bigmikes50chevy
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    Great article! Such a cool car. Great job!


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
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  4. nice coverage. well deserved.
     
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  5. X2. Very nice write up, and cool pics.
     
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  6. wrenchbender
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    Congrats Jim great coverage you deserve it
     
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  7. Inked Monkey
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    So badass. Love the article.
     
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  8. David Gersic
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    Cool article.
     
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  9. das858
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    Great article, Jim, congratulations!
     
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  10. The car is a testament to good engineering, bullet-proof parts selection and a simple formula that works. No frills, less to break or otherwise let you down. I think the transmission selection is a key element to why the car works as well as it does.
     
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  11. bobwop
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    saw an online article by Car Craft on Facebook this morning!
     
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  12. joel
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    Great coverage! Might you be going to Boling Green in June?
     
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  13. squirrel
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    I only have one trip planned for this car this year, that's Drag Week in Ohio in September.
     
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  14. squirrel
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    I sent off some oil. I had changed it right before Drag Week last september, so it had the 6 runs from Drag Week, plus the drive, and a few trips to Tucson racing, I think another 7 runs. I guess it's ok.

    no anti freeze in the engine, though.

    427oil20170611.jpg
     
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  15. ^^^^^ Reads like my Dad's last ER visit. They sent him home because everything was within normal readings. He was just lean on the exhaust and rich on the intake and got backed up. They told him to gun it a few times until it ran clean again.
     
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  16. joel
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    I like that you tested the oil. I don't know if that's a general common practice with HAMB members, but it's a good way to "look" inside the engine.
     
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  17. squirrel
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    hauling the car up to the Meltdown Drags this weekend. See you there!
     
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  18. I'll stop by and introduce myself, I also plan on doing at least 3 days ( spectating ) of Drag Week also. Safe travels Jim.
     
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  19. saltflats
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    Good to hear you are making the trip this year.
    Safe travels
     
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  20. Huh... If I step out my front door and go about 6 blocks due south that puts me right about at Blackstone Labs front door. Probably about as close as our paths will come to crossing. :rolleyes: We used to send an oil or coolant sample there occasionally from our shop.
     
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  21. So after they do your analysis do they send your oil sample back to you, or do they just dispose of it? I may have to do a little dumpster diving some day. Calcium, potassium, magnesium... It would be like having a bit of your Nova's DNA. Wonder what it might fetch on Ebay??? :rolleyes:
     
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  23. southcross2631
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    Jim, tell me a little bit about your carbs. I read through the whole thread and you never mentioned them .
     
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  24. squirrel
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    Just a pair of stock Carter Competition 9755S AFB carbs, from the 1990s. got them on ebay a few years ago and bought new jets and metering rods to put them back to what they are supposed to be. work pretty good that way. Who would have thought.
     
  25. Jim i made it to byron. Im pitted on the right side of the track by the swap meet area.
     
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  26. southcross2631
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    Thanks. We have to run inline carbs in the SEGA and AFB's look cool and original . I ran 2 Pontiac afb's on a Ridgeway on my Modified production 57 Nomad. Decades ago.
     
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  27. squirrel
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    It would be neat to run a pair of AFBs with the old small air cleaner base, but I'm too lazy...
     
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  28. MikeC62
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    Jim I have a question for you since you have " been there and done that". I am building a 62 Nova with a straight front axle for street-strip use. It will not be a AWB, don't want to radius the quarters, 10" slicks would be great and would like to stay period correct. The question is what would you do on the rear suspension? Thanks, Mike
     
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  29. squirrel
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    I don't know. Mine is not really period correct, since my traction bars work like caltracs. I think most guys used long ladder bars, which are not really the best for street driving, although folks drive with them.
     
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  30. enloe
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    image.jpg It was good talking to you today. I am going to be posting a bunch of pics on the thread that is linked on my signature.
     
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