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Event Coverage The Official 2014 Meltdown Drags #5 thread, vintage drag meet, July 18,19&20 Byron IL

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by David Doo, Jan 3, 2014.

  1. powrshftr
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    Ps:
    Look what the UPS guy just dropped on my front porch.

    :D


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  3. RUT ROW! Heavy breathing apparatus.
     
  4. powrshftr
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    Hahahaaaaa!

    I don't know if I'm going to use it or not though Ric.
    The ports are super small,and I'm not sure I wanna start whittling on a legit FoMoCo piece that is better off in a collector's hands to restore a
    289 Cobra or a significant car,not my little grocery getter.
    I really don't have enough cam or cylinder head to justify multiple carbs
    anyway.

    What do you think?

    Scott


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  5. Two plane intakes always seem to prefer carbs about 100 cfm bigger than you'd think. I believe its because of the small split plenum, and long runners. When we had the two Q-jet tunnel ram on our old 410 SBC, it drove around great.
     
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    Well,I've got a pair of 450cfm mechanical secondary holleys,or the pair of list # 1850 600's that came with it.

    Scott


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  7. II FUNNY
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    I vote for the dual quad...

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    It just looks sooooooo badass,doesn't it?

    It's running ok with the single Holley on it now,so I almost hate to touch it,but I guess I'd rather regret something I DID do,rather than something I DIDNT do,right...?:D

    Scott


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  9. II FUNNY
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    Yep...I just purchased an old Crower straight stack injection system for my Chevy. I'm less than confident in my ability to tune it, but it looks so cool I had to try. That and some peer pressure to go for it.

    Here is the style it is...originally available in 1966.

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    Holy crap.Thats gonna look badass,and make sCaRy power on that big Ol Chevy of yours!:)

    I think you've got enough cubes to make any induction system shine.

    Scott


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  11. Try it, tune it... make the effort. If in the end you don't like it, change back to the single carb. Then it won't bug you or lose sleep over the "what ifs", and all it cost you is time, a few gaskets and the parts.

    If it doesn't work out then you have a cool table top display for the living room.

    We have a similar set up that came with a 62 Falcon street racer (That's hiding in the corner of the shop as a potential future project). I had a message typed up and ready to offer it to you then read you had bought one already ... Our unit is the same intake you have. It had dual 500s w 1" spacers on a hot 289. The guy who ran it in the 70's said it had low rpm issues with loading up and flooding but ran like nuts when the rpms started to climb. All heresay and speculation 30 years after the fact.
     
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    Hi Dave,
    Are you sure it's the same intake,cause Ford cast two different 289 2x4 intakes in the early sixties,and if yours is the other one I will definitely buy it,as it had slightly larger ports for the trans am series.
    Can you post up a couple pictures for me when you get a chance?
    Thanks,

    Scott


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    Just picked up this little package ten minutes ago...should be a big improvement over my current 3.70's.

    Oh yeah,they're 4.56's :D

    Scott


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    What a maroon.....forgot to put the picture up!lol!



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  15. II FUNNY
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    I sure hope your right...I used Alkydigger and he has been real helpful so far.

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    II Funny if you needs some pills for that let me know I have a good assortment of them.
     
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    If Alkydigger is hooking you up,you are in good hands.
    Have a buddy with a blown,Hilborn injected sbc with all parts supplied by Alkydigger,and his setup seems to work real nice.
    They're also going to be supplying all the bits and pieces to do a 4 port on my blown 420" Hemi setup for next years car. :D

    Scott


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    Will do. Thanks.

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    We will have to run each other next year. My Vicky has fenders, but it runs in the Altered class because of the engine setback. My buddy Jeffery (strokedstang331) has a blown injected Hemi coupe too...He is always up for a run.


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    Now THAT sounds like fun!:)

    Scott


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    Panicking now....just found this on the floor under my motor.
    Thought I had every last bit of water out of it in the fall....Apparently not.:(

    What are the odds it didn't crack the block?

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  22. saltflats
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    Shit the bed man I never seen one pop out only seen the block crack you my want to buy a loto ticket first then look to see if it broke.
     
  23. II FUNNY
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    Joel(uncledirty) and myself both had that happen this winter, and we both dodged the bullet. I bet your o.k.

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    I was real worrried, because my block is bored .100. I know a fox body Ford guy that have had them push out and it was fine

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    I feel like I'm going to puke.
    If that block is cracked it's going to be a MAJOR setback.
    I have another block,but I'd prefer to NOT add building another engine,plus the added R&R to my "to do" list.
    Fack.

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    Thanks man,that makes me feel a little better at least....coincidentally,it is a block from a fox Mustang...

    Scott


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  27. II FUNNY
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    This abnormal winter is to blame. I never had a problem just draining the water out of the radiator and whatever came out of the engine, but when you get temps in the Saxon zone it doesn't seem to matter.

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  28. If it pushed the freeze plug out, then it relieved itself like its supposed to. If it'd stayed, I think it would be more likely cracked, you should be ok. Saying a little prayer for you & Suzy Stang now.
     
  29. That's why they put those plugs in there... as stated, if it came out, it did it's job. My brother had the same thing happen 2 winters ago with a fox based 302 block. All good. Chances are you're ok but keep an eye on it.

    Good luck
     
  30. II FUNNY
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    Hey Saxon, any progress on the Farm truck and the Prefect?

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