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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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    Made a couple not quite full passes yesterday. Ran 10.38 today. Car is doing good. [​IMG]
     
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  2. tfeverfred
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    VERY nice Reaction Time.
     
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  3. Yea, no shit, Dang!
     
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  4. squirrel
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    Thanks. Of course I red lighted on my next run. [​IMG]
     
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  5. pigfluxer
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    Hope you are giving them the tail lights Jim
     
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  6. 0NE BAD 51 MERC
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    Jim , saw you run this afternoon ! Very cool! Have a safe trip home!! Larry
     
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  7. Walked pretty much the whole pits and never saw your car, oh well.
     
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  8. Yeah, I walked around the whole place and never found you. You were well hidden. Saw the 10.38 pass, you were on your game.
     
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  9. c-10 simplex
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    Sorry, i don't have time to read through the whole thread; It's not that it is not fascinating---it IS. i'm just too busy.

    What spindles does the front axle kit use?
     
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  10. squirrel
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    They are modified 49 to 54 Chevy.
     
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  11. squirrel
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    updated the racing log after the Meltdown.

    selectric.org/62nova/62racing.pdf

    I've been trying to keep this up to date after every race I go to.

    There's also the spreadsheet version, if you like playing with numbers.

    selectric.org/62nova/62racing.xls
     
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  12. bobwop
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    I will see you on Drag Week. As I said, just give a holler if you need ANYTHING during your visit to the Upper Midwest.
     
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  13. squirrel
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    Thanks!
     
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  14. MikeC62
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    Jim mind if I ask what size and brand front tires you are using on the Nova? I think I saw where you were using the M&H vintage 900 x15 slicks. Pleased with them? Thanks, Mike
     
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  15. squirrel
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    The slicks work fine, they are that size. The fronts are coker BFG Silvertown 6.00-15. Rear street tires are coker classic L78-15
     
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  16. MikeC62
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    Thank you. Appreciate the help. Making the wrong tire choice gets pricey
     
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  17. squirrel
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    sometimes I long for the days of the $19.99 deluxe champion...and it was only about 30 years ago.
     
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  18. squirrel
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    When I put the mufflers back on the car and drove it on the trailer at the Meltdown drags, I noticed a little ticking sound. I finally got around to looking at the car today. Ran it some, it idles rough, and a faint ticking. The heater hose stethoscope indicated it might be in the pass side valve cover. I pulled it off, and found the front rocker nut loose. This has been a recurring problem, but since I have kind of long ARP rocker studs (needed with the factory aluminum heads) and stock valve covers, there really isn't much room for polylocks. This nut turned pretty easily...I got a couple packs of new stock type nuts last year, and keep them in the car. I guess I'll replace all of them, and make sure I have a full set of spares still. I think the ones that are on the car have been off and on a few times, which gets them loose.

    Still a rather cheap valve train for a car that goes this fast! here's an older picture of the other head:

    [​IMG]
     
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  19. Jim, How about putting a standard nut over the lock nut? Seems like you could snug it just a little without moving the lock nut.
     
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  20. squirrel
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    good idea. I think there's plenty of room. I'd just want to make sure it can't come loose
     
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  21. els
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    good pass.
     
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  22. saltflats
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    Have I read somewhere that there is a torque spec for turning the nut maybe?
    Guessing it's not the stud worn out being they are ARP.
     
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  23. squirrel
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    There probably is a torque spec. Besides "it feels looose"

    The studs are still in good shape. I have encountered worn out stock studs, though.
     
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  24. I've already re-used the nuts after putting them in a vice and slightly egg shaping them to lock in better. Your solution is probably way better for the long haul of Drag Week. A jam nut should be plenty to keep the other nut in place I would think.
     
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  25. saltflats
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    If I did put a jam nut on it I would use a lock nut.
     
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  26. squirrel
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    maybe I should just loctite the damn things. It's a hydraulic roller cam, so they don't need to be adjusted except when I take things apart.
     
  27. Do you think by going full roller rocker that harmonics may play less of an issue ?
     
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  28. squirrel
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    I doubt it. But I built the car so only stock valve covers will fit, so I would not be tempted to run full roller rockers. There's a plan, you know...
     
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  29. southcross2631
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    We used to double nut our rocker arms all the time before the fancy stuff came out. We ran a 57 Chevy down in south Florida with a 427-425 hp crate motor. In the late 60's in 1/2 mile oval track stuff. Ran it until it blew and go to Chevy and for $ 780.00 buy another brand new one . Sell off the old one for parts.
    Just stick the L-88 cam in it and run it.
    You and your car are getting pretty famous . Next reality show ? Squirrel Garage .
     
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  30. enloe
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    You could run spacers under the valve covers:)
    Just trying to help.
     
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