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Projects rebuilding after the crash

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  1. Devil69
    Joined: Jun 4, 2008
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  2. Devil69
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  3. Devil69
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  4. Thanks for all the cool pics Calvin. More pics to come as we do some shock testing today at union grove. No full passes will be made. The track just opened and the track is green. That's a good way to get in trouble with a fast car. Today it's all about the 60 foot and 330 time slip.
     
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  5. 55Belairretrorod
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    Looks like you had a great day Brian.
    Love the shot of the '55 cooking up a storm with the trailer behind!

    Arnold.
     
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  6. Nicholas Coe
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  7. A pic from last Sunday's test session. Its converted back to street duty. I plan on taking it to Georgie porgies and gusses drive in tonight. It's a good 75 mile round trip. IMG_7983.jpg
     
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  8. If anyone needs some good coil over shocks I just listed the ones I took off the car in the classifieds. There is a full description there. 20200530_172457.jpg
     
  9. Gammz
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    What’s been going on with your ride? Hoping all is well with your and yours!!


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  10. lippy
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    Great pics!! Roo , looks like married life is agreeing with you. :D Lippy
     
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  11. 20200609_184401.jpg 20200606_090505.jpg 20200606_182030.jpg Everything is good. I have been street driving the car alot lately. I was on my way to a car show 45 minutes away last week when I had a trans issue. The 2nd gear spag cover and pressure plate roller assemble failed. I called David at lenco and this is what's going on. They see these kinds of failures on cars using 200 lb regulators. The bruno needs 200lb and the lenco CS-1 can only handle 150lbs no more. The extra pressure over time breaks the plates holding roller bearings. They were surprised I had been running it like that for so long. My single bottle and regulator were supplying both. So I either needed to add another bottle and regulator or use a very cool dual regulator. I chose the latter. The piece coming out of the bottle goes to two seperate regulators. They can be shimmed to any pressure. They come from mick Schneider motorsports. Problem solved. My friend in town races a alchohol funny car. He had a spare that he sold me. I'm waiting on a shim kit that should arrive monday. I have replaced the broken parts so the car is ready to go. The next race will be at union grove later this month were we plan on running it all out.
     
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  12. In my spare time I'm putting the chevelles 327 back together. I broke a piston last month. I figured if I have to take it apart it's going back together with more power. The heads got decked .020 and were ported big time. The compression got bumped to 10-1. With the aluminum heads it should be fine on pump gas. 20200504_161413.jpg 20200612_191725.jpg They also got a four angle valve job and a little more spring pressure. The bbc oil pump was replaced with a sbc to free up some power. The heat cross over was covered up. New pistons; rings and bearings were part of it as well. It ran very strong before. I can't wait to see what it will do now.
     
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  13. Good old 327 is hard to beat ! Looks good,,,,,in chassis work ?

    Those are deep valve notches,,,,what kind of cam ?

    Tommy
     
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  14. Yes doing it in the car. I don't recall the exact specs as it's been alot of years ago that I put it in. I think it's around 540 lift with 289 duration. It's a four speed car so I can get away with it. The car has everything gm sent it out the door with and it runs high 11s. We will see what it does with the improvements. It's my car from high school. I don't want to cut it up and make a race car out of it. 20140605_121215.jpg imagejpeg_2.jpg
     
  15. Looks great with those wheels,,,,also,,,,,,that pic with the wheels up at the track,,,,,that baby has some good power for sure . The piston notches look about right for .540 lift,,,,,yes they do .

    You just might know a thing or two about performance cars,,,,LoL.
    Also,,,,,to me at least,,,,,,,,nothing runs like a stick !

    Tommy
     
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  16. I wish the coupe could still run three pedals and a big stick. A stick on the street is alot of fun. Part of the reason the 66 runs so good is due to the suspension mods. Morrosso trick springs up front with 90/10s. The rear has umi lift bars. Competition engineering shocks set on soft do the job.
     
  17. You’re right,,,,,everything you just listed about the Chevelle is right on the money to run good at the track .
    That’s why it runs the way it does,,,,,good combination,,,,matching parts .

    Tommy
     
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  18. Great to see you out and about again having fun Brian.catch up with you again hopefully next year!! Cheers Steve
     
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  19. The parts for the air valve showed up today. There is a special fitting that adapts from the bottle to a number 4 AN male. This allows the regulator to be close to the bottle. With out it I would have several inches of adaptors. I made up a regulator pressure tester. With a pipe plug in one outlet and my checker in the other I can shim and spring to the needs of the bruno at 200 psi and the lenco at 150 lbs. This is so cool. I eliminated the need for a seperate bottle. The lines for the bruno and lenco are different to eliminate them attaching backward. 20200615_194852.jpg 20200615_202418.jpg 20200615_203824.jpg 20200615_203847.jpg
     
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  20. nexxussian
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    Awesome as always. :)

    I've just caught up with this thread, again, amazing stuff.

    I do have one question though, I've only worked mechanical injection on one car (Hilborn, on gasoline for Bonneville) and I am curious how you figure your percentage of leak at idle?

    I had not heard of even wanting to know that before this thread, but the way you describe your process makes sense.thank you for that, and this wonderful thread. :)
     
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  21. The barrel valve leak controls the idle. Your injected gas engine most likely had a leak of 18-25 percent. A blown nitro engine needs more fuel at idle so the percentage has to increase. A ballpark number would be 75-85 percent. At idle the pipes should have a wet look several inches up. If it looks dry its lean. If raw fuel is coming out it's too rich. The leak down gauges all vary slightly so these numbers are a place to start. My engine likes around 83 percent on my gauges.
     
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  22. nexxussian
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    Ahh, you have a gauge. We didn't, but being off a little in our situation wouldn't have the dire consequences as yours could. ;)

    Thank you again for the awesome thread.
     
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  23. 1949 caddyman
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    1949 caddyman
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    Nice Chevelle, so cool to have saved your high school car.
     
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  24. Thanks. The 327 is almost ready. That project got put on hold so I could get the coupe ready for the out of site drags this coming weekend. 20200620_155540.jpg 20200606_090505.jpg
     
  25. DDDenny
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    Hey Brian, I found that screwdriver you've been looking for.
     
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  26. It works great as I have to jack up the engine to get the pan on and off.
     
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  27. loudbang
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    Found this recent one and an old one on a site with just car photos. :)

    1a.jpg

    1b.jpg
     
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  28. Good luck today and tomorrow at Union Grove.
     
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  29. Thanks. Are you coming out?
     
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  30. Nicholas Coe
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    Nicholas Coe
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    Much improved! I do wish you had some sort of a grille. I love seeing those drag cars with an empty grille shell. Have fun and be safe this weekend!

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