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Old 01-14-2018, 01:55 PM   #161
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Great news, your making good headway!!
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Old 01-14-2018, 08:21 PM   #162
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Anybody who's contemplating getting into the Stocker area and has been reading this thread, hear this:
One thing I now have a whole new appreciation for is that if you're a one-man show building an entry level car like this Olds is in your own stable on your own dime, if you are a typical working stiff like most un-retired people are, it takes a LONG time to get everything done. There are a ton of little things to do if you want these cars to perform in the manner they need to, and doing them takes precious hours at the expense of others. The only thing that can hurry this process up any is cubic dollars and paying someone else to do stuff for you. Some of us simply cannot do that.

I cut a few corners on my AMX build seen on here trying to get it put together good enough to race at the very end of the 2016 season in hopes of gathering some data and more knowledge to march on with in 2017, and now I'm having to go back and re-do stuff because it's not even close to the index yet. The 2017 testing taught me several lessons so I'm probably going to be better off for it in the long run, but it was somewhat painful on the learning curve.

Congrats on the motor firing up and being that much closer to the finish line on this car, Jeff. I remember when my home-freshened 6 banger stocker engine fired up last summer and the satisfaction it created.
We're all behind you! Keep going man...
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Old 01-14-2018, 08:36 PM   #163
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Thank you for the push to go forward. I have another drag car and in the last 18 months Ive painted it and rebuilt motor twice from nitrous damage. If I didn't have to take the time and fix Monte I could have had Olds done by now. But I can see the light at the end of tunnel and that will keep me going at a quicker pace. I know I wont have everything right from the start but I would like to think I'm close. My goal for dime rocket was 13.90s making it 9 under in AZ altitude. Thanks for the input
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Old 01-17-2018, 06:46 PM   #164
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https://www.facebook.com/jeff.stout....4746540216183/
After 45 minutes of trying get video on imgur I gave up and posted on facebook and copied to here. Had to jet up in front and lean out back of carb. Still some black smoke but allI had was C23 today in shop.Hope video works.
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Old 01-26-2018, 06:30 PM   #165
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Old 02-05-2018, 07:37 PM   #166
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Very cool post Jeff I really like how you kept track of the build cost. Any up dates ?
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Old 02-05-2018, 08:02 PM   #167
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Very cool post Jeff I really like how you kept track of the build cost. Any up dates ?
Sorry I don't. When I was in Tucson over new years I was sick and then I felt better mid January. Then the flu really hit and I haven't been in the garage for 2 weeks now. Cant shake the sick feeling.
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Old 03-18-2018, 07:27 PM   #168
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Hope you're feeling better.

Any updates?
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Old 03-18-2018, 09:42 PM   #169
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After having the flu twice in January and February I had to build from scratch a 565 blower motor for a friend. Installed in his car last week and no problems. Oldsmobile is on the ground and taking care of everything under the hood before dropping motor in. If anyone is reading I need arm off a vega steering box. I thought I had 2 but the spline is the wrong size
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Old 03-18-2018, 10:39 PM   #170
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