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Old 05-24-2011, 08:41 PM   #26
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Nice, looking good.
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Old 05-26-2011, 07:17 AM   #27
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Looks good Tim!
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Old 05-28-2011, 04:52 PM   #28
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Did you buy the car from a guy in south anchorage?
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Old 05-28-2011, 05:05 PM   #29
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Did you buy the car from a guy in south anchorage?
I did, his shop is near Klatt and old seward.

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Old 05-29-2011, 10:15 PM   #30
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Its finally starting to look like a race car. If only I didnt have to move right now I'd be way closer to racing.



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Old 05-29-2011, 10:54 PM   #31
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looks good
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Old 06-07-2011, 09:46 PM   #32
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Thanks Mike.

So in between houses so the car is in my trailer. Not much I can do to it other than build my tonneau cover.

Its about 95% done. I need to drill all the holes to mount it, finish file all the edges so its nice and smooth, mount my fuel cell door panel, prep it for paint and paint it black.



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Old 06-08-2011, 12:25 AM   #33
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Wow, I may need to have you build me a cover for my '71 if I ever resurrect it! That looks nice, and functional too. You took all the bedfloor and such out? Or was it already out?
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Old 06-08-2011, 05:30 AM   #34
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Wow, I may need to have you build me a cover for my '71 if I ever resurrect it! That looks nice, and functional too. You took all the bedfloor and such out? Or was it already out?
It was already most cut out so I finished cutting it out and then rebuit the bed floor out of lighter sheet metal. Was a lot of work and am not sure if it was worth the small weight savings but it turned out pretty nice.

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Old 06-27-2011, 09:26 PM   #35
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I got the car running but its still not ready for the track. A bunch of little things left but here is a video of it running. Those alcohol fumes kick ***!!

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Old 10-27-2011, 06:45 PM   #36
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The season is long over, the car is taken apart and awaiting upgrades. Here are a few more pictures from last summer.

Ended up running a best of 10.92 at 122mph spinning on wore out slicks. Bought a used set of slicks and finished the year out but they where 1.5 inches taller and that threw my gearing off.







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Old 10-27-2011, 10:24 PM   #37
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That is one sexy car right there
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Old 11-04-2011, 02:37 AM   #38
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Nice, that is a nice time for a still fairly newly built car.
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Old 11-04-2011, 09:07 AM   #39
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Thanks, next year I'll be running for points so whatever new combo I come up with will be deadly consistent.
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Sold my small block to Nigel and am picking up a big block built by Crower back in the day for one of the pump gas challenges. It's running mechanical alcohol injection and went 9.20 in a 2800 pound el camino.

I am going to change out the cam to better suit the 12 to 1 compression.

Here are the specs of the engine. With the cam change I think it will pick up 100 HP.

OEM mark 4 - 2 bolt block converted to 4 bolt billet Milodon caps, front and rear billet mains, Crower 4.100" stroke and 4.325" bore, 12.1 JE pistons with spl. .927" wrist pins and spl. 2.100" rods on Crower light weight forged 4340 crankshaft and Crower light weight billet 6.550 rods. Heads are Brodix cnc ported oval ports 2.300 / 1.90 with plus 400 cfm flow...and 102cc combustion chambers. Springs are Crower 68755 and super 7 degree titanium retainers and 1.7 Crower full roller rockers (stud mount) and Crower girdles, and sever duty Crower roller lifters, Milodon gear drive, oil pump, oil pan and Brodix Single 4 barrel hi rise for 4500 series dominator carb, ATI damper and flywheel. The cam is a 4-7 swap firing order and it's .705" lift and 268 degree's at .050" on 112 lobe centers. 742 hp @ 6500 and 645 ftlbs peak at 4500 rpm.

Should be a fun year and looking to dip into the 8's....

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Old 02-23-2012, 06:00 PM   #41
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Tim....Seems I remember that engine build...Most likely have the mag that it was in, stashed someplace in my storage shed...

Nice engine with a lot of top quality parts....Should make for on heck of a fun ride...
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Old 02-23-2012, 07:58 PM   #42
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Tim....Seems I remember that engine build...Most likely have the mag that it was in, stashed someplace in my storage shed...

Nice engine with a lot of top quality parts....Should make for on heck of a fun ride...
Nice!! If you happen to get your hands on it I'd love to see it.

I cant wait for summer to see how fast this thing goes!!
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Old 06-01-2012, 08:23 AM   #43
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Here is a video from last weekend. I still have some suspension issues when the car launches and it had a slight bog. 1/8 mile mph is 113 and my 60 foot is a 1.45 so there is more in the car. On this pass it went 9.76 at 136mph.

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Old 06-01-2012, 08:43 AM   #44
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nice i need to install 3 relays and redo my exhuast and prime it and i am ready to at least drive it
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Here is a video from last weekend. I still have some suspension issues when the car launches and it had a slight bog. 1/8 mile mph is 113 and my 60 foot is a 1.45 so there is more in the car. On this pass it went 9.76 at 136mph.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yzmbAYvp6Q&sns=em
it may have issues but it still moves the hell out...and looks good doing it
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Thanks guys. It is running good but has a lot more.
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Saw you running at the track last weekend, car looked and sounded great man. One beast of an elcy you got yourself there!
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Tim...I see 9.30's and sub 1.30 60' in you future...

I don't remember...Are you running a 4 link or ladder bars...?

Do you have single or double adj. rear shocks...? How about the front shocks..;?

Are you running any kind of front end limiter...?

Foot brake or trans brake..? What rpm where you leaving at...?

I can't watch it in slow motion...but it looks like it hits the tires and then unloads...Not much front end rise (weight transfer)

How was the track...?
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Tim...I see 9.30's and sub 1.30 60' in you future...

I don't remember...Are you running a 4 link or ladder bars...?

Do you have single or double adj. rear shocks...? How about the front shocks..;?

Are you running any kind of front end limiter...?

Foot brake or trans brake..? What rpm where you leaving at...?

I can't watch it in slow motion...but it looks like it hits the tires and then unloads...Not much front end rise (weight transfer)

How was the track...?
I sure hope your right!!

I am running stock style suspension. Has adjustable arms upper and lower with strange double adjustable coil over shocks. Front shocks are a three way adjustable with moroso trick springs.

No limiters on the front right now. I am running a tranny brake and leaving at 3000 now. I would like to leave at 4500 if I can get it too hook.

You are correct.It hits the tire hard then unload, spins, hooks again, spins again. The car does that for probably 60-80 feet.

The track was good. My car just wasn't working correct.

I had 8 wide wheels on it and think that was part of the problem. Now it has 10 wide wheels.
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Are you running slicks or dot tires (look like slicks but hard to tell on my small screen)...?

What size..? What tire pressure..?

Do you know what your pinion angle is set at...?

What setting are the front shocks on..? Rears..?

How much up travel do you have on the rear shocks with it sitting at rest...? How about the front..?

You are not getting much front up travel before the front tires come off the ground.

Are the control arms adj. just for length or can you adj. them up and down to change the IC...?

Are you running a rear sway bar..?

What tranny and rear gear ratio..? Have any more video's of it...?

Sorry for all the ? but the more info the better...

Or better yet, If you want, just hit me up at 841-5906..


I know you have a 1.30 or better 60' just waiting to be had...
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