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Old 02-26-2017, 04:13 PM   #81
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Looks good Rich!
Did you ever get headers that were the right size?
Not yet Mark...it has some ill fitting stainless no name on it atm.
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Old 03-23-2017, 01:40 AM   #82
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Almost ready for some shakedown runs...



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Old 04-09-2017, 11:49 PM   #83
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Just recently sold my house and I'm homeless atm, but I will do my best to keep this updated.

Took the El Camino to it's first race today...a Stk/SS Combo at Bowling Green. It became sorely apparent this junk motor was just not up to the task as the qualifying showed it unable to run the 12.15 index in H/SA. It ran a 12.39 @ 105mph first pass followed by a 12.21 @ 107mph the last qualifier.

I discovered I was about 10 degrees retarded in timing after the first pass...I still have no explanation of how that happened. At any rate, the timing being adjusted properly made a dramatic difference in performance for the second pass.

I figured the Q-jet was a bit rich, so I hustled a metering rod swap for a big swing which helped me close in on the 12.15 dial I had to apply to the windshield for the first round of eliminations. It liked the leaner offering and I pulled off a first round win with the untested Camino in it's maiden race. I was beaten in the second round running under the dial-in, but realistically probably could not have pulled out a win in that round.



At the end of the day I guess I should be tickled with the first outing even with the shortcomings. The vehicle is almost 80 pounds heavy for H and I really have nothing left to pull out. A move to I/SA would seem prudent at this stage as 45 more pounds would be an easier solution. Being a 100+ hp short sure doesnt make for a rosy future regardless of class...all it needs is more money thrown at it lol.

I can probably coax another two tenths out of it with some thrashing. I'll have Mark Faul's three step headers in hand sometime Tuesday which should have a positive effect vs the junk 1-5/8's currently in the bay. I have no regrets so far...love the stance and it drives/fits my personality to a T. Wish me luck!
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Old 04-10-2017, 06:27 AM   #84
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Pretty good for the first time out, Rich. Car looks good, will run the index and you'll no doubt find another two tenths with a bit of tuning as a buffer for summer conditions. Plus, you'll likely pick up .007-.008 relative to the index just by going to 'I'. And except for heads up run, you don't need to go fast to go rounds.

You're doing what more people should do...just get out there and race. -Al

P.S. What have you got for cam/lifters/springs?
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Old 04-10-2017, 11:54 AM   #85
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It has all Comp valvetrain atm Alan...it was originally a street motor and less than ideal for this application. I'll have to build from scratch for a new powerplant. This was just to get it up and running quickly...really not bad for what it is.
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Old 04-10-2017, 04:35 PM   #86
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It has all Comp valvetrain atm Alan...it was originally a street motor and less than ideal for this application. I'll have to build from scratch for a new powerplant. This was just to get it up and running quickly...really not bad for what it is.
Heck..in that case, you should be very happy.

Hope you kept the shop when you sold the house. -Al
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Old 04-10-2017, 09:24 PM   #87
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Great start, nice to see that truck at the track!
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Old 04-11-2017, 12:14 AM   #88
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Thanks guys! The "shop" is at my partner's spread Alan...I bed down at night with both race vehicles in sight.
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Old 04-11-2017, 07:15 PM   #89
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Really sharp white with the black wheels!!!
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Old 04-11-2017, 08:15 PM   #90
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Looks awesome, and you did great. Don't get too caught up in the go fast stuff, run the number, go rounds and have fun.
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