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Old 11-30-2018, 04:15 PM   #1
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i know there are a few hot rod guys here what ya got?mine is a 34 chevy 355 aluminuim headed tunnel ramed duel 4 barreled screamin demon with a t56 magnum and she is a driver i went from kemah to new orleans to baytown to austin to dallas to olathe to kansas city to hopper arkansasto hotspings then home long ride in june no ac no windows no windshield wipers, i lost a pushrod and a roller rocker not to bad...id jump in drive to cali if needed to go.....
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Old 11-30-2018, 04:46 PM   #4
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Still building this one.



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Hereís a couple!

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im building a 69 camaro also now but i wished is went with a 67....love me some vent windows
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Old 11-30-2018, 06:10 PM   #7
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hgiles--

That hardtop Nova is sweet and your wagon has made great improvement since we saw it last.
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Old 11-30-2018, 06:12 PM   #8
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1962 Dart 408 Two guns Into a Rosslor 4l80E 4200 stall with D3 brake into a 5 inch one piece tube in the moser 35 spline 9 inch MSD grid US shift and NOS progressive I built the entire truck paint body work 100% OEM steel and a true frame off build . hyrdo boost for brakes and steering
On pump gas one kit it will in the high 6's in the 1/8 with only the 3.73 gear

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Old 11-30-2018, 07:07 PM   #9
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here a couple of mine a 27 T roadster and a 51 stude baker that i made a two seat roadster out of
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Old 11-30-2018, 07:56 PM   #11
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Man that old Chevy is nice
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Old 11-30-2018, 09:28 PM   #12
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Old 11-30-2018, 10:07 PM   #13
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Old 11-30-2018, 10:50 PM   #14
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We have had this car for 11 or 12 years. Had a 383 built a couple of years ago and it wasnt what i thought it would be. The plan after getting debt free in 10 months is to go plumb nuts on the build. Ls turbo? supercharger? Tube chassis? C6 corvette suspension? I change my mind all the time.
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here a couple of mine a 27 T roadster and a 51 stude baker that i made a two seat roadster out of

That's a nice look-n Studebaker chop.
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Old 12-01-2018, 09:31 AM   #17
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That hardtop Nova is sweet and your wagon has made great improvement since we saw it last.


Thanks. Itís been fun to play around with them. Nice to have the wagon somewhat done for now


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Old 12-01-2018, 10:02 AM   #18
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My dad has my grandpas thatís just like it, except red. Done any performance work? I got it out of the barn yesterday and itís just like I remembered it being. Pretty, and slow!


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Old 12-01-2018, 10:30 AM   #19
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My coupe from years ago. Still have the car, it has been sitting in the shop for years. Been collecting parts to make a bunch of changes to the car. The basic engine will still be the same, possibly. It has a 364 cubic inch small block Ford, based off of a 302. It ran pretty good when it last ran. I would regularly go 10.21s at 131 mph. One pass at the San Antonio Pinks event, it actually ran correctly, left very hard, which that was the only pass the car ever left hard with the 364. It out ran a car that normally ran 9.6s, they would not give us our time slips. I found out a little at a time, that there were multiple problems, I knew it had tractions problems I could not figure out for a while. I went back to what I know, pulled the C4 and put a Doug Nash 5 spd in the car, with a good clutch. The car had a T5 that got pro shifted in it for years, then when I built the 364, I got talked into putting auto in the car. I have never had a auto transmission car. I hated it, it never ran right, the transmission worked, but the convertor turns out was slipping a lot. I still think the convertor was part of the slow 60' time problem. The car used to have a modified Mustang A9P computer, with a chip, then I tuned the car. Then recently I bought a Holley HP computer, then crank trigger and cam sensor. Then some LS coils. The intake on the car puts the throttlebody where the distributor would normally be, so it had a belt driven distributor, which turned out to be causing some serious timing problems. I was getting around 30 degrees of variation in timing by 7000 rpm, don't know what it was doing at 8000 rpm.
I found the lifter bores were wiped out, so it was loosing a good bit of cam duration. The convertor in the car was way too loose, then the bent axle housing and instant center out of whack.

So Now it will have the Nash, 4.88 gears, the LS coils and crank trigger, bushed lifter bores, the stud mounted rockers got replaced by Jesel shaft rockers. Then I made a ram air assembly, that I may or may not use. I also picked up a Paxton Novi 2000 blower. I figured out how I can make a chain drive for the blower with billet brackets. I may rebuild the Novi, put a upgraded billet impeller and the higher rpm bearings, then put it on the car, with a different cam. I know they used to make 1200 hp with Novi 2000s years ago, so I should be able to make some pretty good numbers with the whole combo. I picked up the Novi head unit coupe of years ago and have been trying to figure out what to do with it. I had been planning on buying some big race heads for the coupe, it has some highly ported aluminum street heads on it now. I have thought about putting the Novi on my daughter's 69 F100 short bed, which is getting a 347, but I am pretty sure I am going to put the Vortech S trim on that truck, I picked up a S trim head unit, then found some good pulleys for it. I could put the Novi on my 89 GT, but I really want to put a 76 mm turbo on that car, just to make a fun driver. I really wanted to keep the coupe naturally asperated, but would also like to keep the same intake. I am sure I can get it into the mid to low 9s naturally asperated. But wit the Novi, I could get the car way into the 8s. If I put some big race heads on it the intake won't fit. So I may keep the little heads and intake, then put the blower on it. Right now, I don't have the time to work on the coupe, once I do, it should be fun.
Cars and hunting eat up a lot of my money or used to, lately the house has gotten most of it. Hopefully I can get a shop built at the house this coming year and get back to my car projects.
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RBP LS engine S480 E85 and put 1000-1100 to the tire call it good.. Its silly how much boost a 5.3 Gen IV will take with no upgraded internals rotating parts. I have a 5.3 that I plan to drop into my 62 with the 480 turbo. For a race car I would use a 4.8 and bang onit the 4.8 is tougher than the 5.3 and in a light weight set and big gear no need to worry about tq for street use .
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Very nice cars all ! Bravo on the hard work and the commitment to restoration projects like some of these
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Old 12-01-2018, 02:02 PM   #22
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I have a 1931 Ford Coupe . It has a 355 sbc, Edelbrock aluminum heads , Turbo 350 trans ,narrowed Ford 9Ē reared. And the list goes on.
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Some nice vehicles! I love the Studebaker!!!


Can someone translate this for us non car guys?

"Two guns Into a Rosslor 4l80E 4200 stall with D3 brake into a 5 inch one piece tube in the moser 35 spline 9 inch MSD grid US shift and NOS progressive."

"On pump gas one kit it will in the high 6's in the 1/8 with only the 3.73 gear"
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Some nice vehicles! I love the Studebaker!!!


Can someone translate this for us non car guys?

"Two guns Into a Rosslor 4l80E 4200 stall with D3 brake into a 5 inch one piece tube in the moser 35 spline 9 inch MSD grid US shift and NOS progressive."

"On pump gas one kit it will in the high 6's in the 1/8 with only the 3.73 gear"


Rosslor 4l80e is a transmission, 4200 stall is the RPMís the torque converter will hold, D3 brake is a transmission brake, and a 5 inch drive shaft with a 9Ē rearend, with 3.73 gears.

Pump gas is 93 octane gas, high 6ís is seconds itíll go in 1/8th mile with 3.73 gear ration in the differential.


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Sorry the two guns is that I run two separate NOS kits so the trans is a 4 speed over drive automatic. I come to stop pull shifter into 3rd gear Use the MSD Grid which controls my two step That is a RPM that I have choosen the converter will go to 4200 RPM. That’s it stall speed. So arm both NOS kits in 3rd gear push the trans brake button smash pedal to floor snap finger off trans brake button and the RPM limit is released and the first NOS kit fires fior250 hp dead out the hole trans bangs 2nd the next kit comes on line in a progressive state taking 1.5 seconds to bring the next 200 kit on line . Truck put 902 to the tires with both kits online. I had some trans issues so at this point the 1/8 time is a tiny 150 shot I think it will run mid to low 6 in the 1/8 with both guns all in.
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Rosslor 4l80e is a transmission, 4200 stall is the RPM’s the torque converter will hold, D3 brake is a transmission brake, and a 5 inch drive shaft with a 9” rearend, with 3.73 gears.

Pump gas is 93 octane gas, high 6’s is seconds it’ll go in 1/8th mile with 3.73 gear ration in the differential.


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Sorry the two guns is that I run two separate NOS kits so the trans is a 4 speed over drive automatic. I come to stop pull shifter into 3rd gear Use the MSD Grid which controls my two step That is a RPM that I have choosen the converter will go to 4200 RPM. That’s it stall speed. So arm both NOS kits in 3rd gear push the trans brake button smash pedal to floor snap finger off trans brake button and the RPM limit is released and the first NOS kit fires fior250 hp dead out the hole trans bangs 2nd the next kit comes on line in a progressive state taking 1.5 seconds to bring the next 200 kit on line . Truck put 902 to the tires with both kits online. I had some trans issues so at this point the 1/8 time is a tiny 150 shot I think it will run mid to low 6 in the 1/8 with both guns all in.

Thank you for clearing that up. That makes a whole lot more sense now!
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Thanks! That's kinda what I thought it was.




Thank you for clearing that up. That makes a whole lot more sense now!
Been selling auto parts for over 50 years and I could only translate about half of the description......

I bumped the K900 up from 420hp to 450hp. Fun ride.......
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My two money pits.

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Old 12-04-2018, 04:49 PM   #31
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Thanks! That's kinda what I thought it was.




Thank you for clearing that up. That makes a whole lot more sense now!

well its clear your not a gear head , sorry what is not clear . Two NOS kits MSD grid controlling my launch RPM on the trans brake
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Thanks! That's kinda what I thought it was.




Thank you for clearing that up. That makes a whole lot more sense now!

well its clear your not a gear head , sorry what is not clear . Two NOS kits MSD grid controlling my launch RPM on the trans brake
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Sorry, need to get some decent pics...50th anniversary Camaro ZL1. Really more of a road course / sports car than a traditional hot rod, but seems most are running them at the 1/4 mile anyway.
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Nice ride! That will be my next vehicle after my truck is paid off.

Is that all Roush or did you do something like a Whipple or Procharger? Any other mods or just the supercharger?


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RBP LS engine S480 E85 and put 1000-1100 to the tire call it good.. Its silly how much boost a 5.3 Gen IV will take with no upgraded internals rotating parts. I have a 5.3 that I plan to drop into my 62 with the 480 turbo. For a race car I would use a 4.8 and bang onit the 4.8 is tougher than the 5.3 and in a light weight set and big gear no need to worry about tq for street use .
I have better parts than that, not going to step down. I have been racing cars for a long time. For many years, I spent a lot of time researching air flow, cam designs, on and on and on. I made quite a bit more power than most anyone else would with the combos I built. My thing has been or way and still is to some degree, high revving small blocks, that make a lot of hp. My coupe has always been NA, I would love to keep it NA, but times have changed most of the good class racing that used to exist is gone. Now we have this stupid no prep crap, street racing wanna be crap. I have been working on many other people's cars for years, put together many blower and turbo combos for other people. They make power very easily. Of power adder cars, I love turbo cars, with T4 based turbos typically. I love the combos that will make boost very easily at lower rpms. Those are blast to drive on the street. I have built multiple cars with 80 and 88 mm turbos, they make hp, but don't spool near as easily, not with a small block. I can easily put a combo together with a 7675, that will put down 700 to 800 whp without any issues, have great driveabilty and a blast to drive. Yea, I could turn the boost up and make around 1000 whp with a good Precision 7675, that power level is hard to use on the street when it comes on. 700 whp can be very hard to hook up on the street, but with the right parts it can be done and be a blast. That's basically what I would like for a street toy.
I am going to leave the Doug Nash in the coupe, that is my fun toy, I love racing manual transmission cars, banging gears. I have learned a lot about making cars work very well and making hp, since my car last ran. I built my car to go out and kick LS ***. All the talk about how great LS engines are, I made it a point to build something I knew would win against LS powered cars and it was fast, I beat a lot of cars with it and bikes. I shocked a lot of guys on bikes, full exhaust so it's much quieter than typical track only car. I used to drive it a lot on the street. I beat many guys on bikes, that were stunned that I beat them on the bottom end, then kept pulling away on the top end. That was when the car had a long list of problems. I could put it back together with the parts I have and make it into a low 9 second car NA. I would love driving the car, but the only problem is, there are no classes I could race it in now, not in Texas or the southern part of the country. You have to go to the mid west and north east, to the NMCA and NMRA races, to actually find good class racing. I could do pretty good there. But it would cost a small fortune to race up there regularly. I know multiple guys who used to do it, they have a lot more money than me, they all gave it up because of what it costs to race in those series.
So racing locally, if I added boost, I could make my car very competitive against the boosted or nitrous cars, in classes that I really don't care to run in, but that's all that's left, drag racing seems to be dying fairly quickly.

If I bought a pair of Edelbrock 7721 heads ported them, got a intake to match, ported it, put a lighter weight crank in my engine, lighter weight I beam rods and some newer lighter, higher compression pistons, then a different cam. I could put my car in the 8s NA. That would be a blast, banging gears, turning 9000 + rpm and kicking some high hp boosted car butt. Or I could just change the cam and pistons out in my engine, then add the Novi blower that I paid $500 for and run just as fast. I would prefer to stick to a NA combo, that's always been my thing, was always my plan for the coupe, was to always stay NA. I used to have a 86 coupe many years ago, I won a lot of races with that car, a lot of those races were against cars, that I should of had no chance against. Many cars with blowers or nitrous. I had a mostly stock 86 H.O. engine in the car, just ported the heads and intake made my own headers, exhaust ect. My blue coupe, was to be my second serious butt kicking NA 85/86 coupe and it has done so, but not to the degree that the 86 coupe did. I fought a lot of traction problems with the blue coupe. I think I can get the blue coupe to 60' very hard now, with what I know now. As for the LS engine idea, I have a RDI aluminum block, that is good for a lot of hp, new they are over $4000. I got it for $1700 many years ago. The crank is a older Eagle forged 4340 3.4 stroke crank, Eagle H beams and what were some expensive JE ultra light weight pistons at the time I had them built. Now days they would be common weight pistons. I can get a lot lighter pistons now days, from JE or other companies. The TFS TW heads I have, started off as 170cc heads but are quite a bit larger now and flow a lot more. They really don't go with the short block mainly the block I have. I got a good deal on the block, so I built a short block and put my same heads and intake on that block. That block weighs about the same as a common 5.0 roller block, which is what I used to run, but it's a lot stronger. If I would have stepped up to a R block or a Dart block, I would have added probably 50 to 70 lbs. to the front of the car, with the RDI block, it's very close to the same weight. So putting a LS engine in my car would be stepping down a few notches. They have cheap rods, cranks and pistons. The heads are pretty good, basically copied Ford small block Windsor design heads. The blocks are similar to an old Ford FE block or a Ford mod motor block. But then GM used a oiling system identical to a Ford Cleveland oiling system, which is a bad design. Those engines are not perfect by any means, but much better than the old SBCs, they replaced. I don't and won't do a engine swap of any kind, it's stupid if you ask me.

I would still prefer to leave it NA and go as fast as possible, with some of the pieces I have. Then build another car to put my other good block into and possibly put twin 7675s on, then make some big numbers. Along with the RDI block, I have a Ford Racing R block, it will handle a lot of hp, it was in a 7 second car years ago. Something like that, I could run in numerous different races and do very well. But it's not really my thing, but that's what exists today. I wish someone would bring back good class racing, but I don't think it will happen. Attendance at drag strips is very low, hard to fill stands, a lot of tracks have closed. So promoters are going to the one class run what you brung, no prep, keep the guys putting on the race, cost's as low as possible. That crap is killing racing, nobody is going to the track anymore, sitting at home on their phones watching no prep street racing, with a bunch of cars that can't hook for crap.
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I have better parts than that, not going to step down. I have been racing cars for a long time. For many years, I spent a lot of time researching air flow, cam designs, on and on and on. I made quite a bit more power than most anyone else would with the combos I built. My thing has been or way and still is to some degree, high revving small blocks, that make a lot of hp. My coupe has always been NA, I would love to keep it NA, but times have changed most of the good class racing that used to exist is gone. Now we have this stupid no prep crap, street racing wanna be crap. I have been working on many other people's cars for years, put together many blower and turbo combos for other people. They make power very easily. Of power adder cars, I love turbo cars, with T4 based turbos typically. I love the combos that will make boost very easily at lower rpms. Those are blast to drive on the street. I have built multiple cars with 80 and 88 mm turbos, they make hp, but don't spool near as easily, not with a small block. I can easily put a combo together with a 7675, that will put down 700 to 800 whp without any issues, have great driveabilty and a blast to drive. Yea, I could turn the boost up and make around 1000 whp with a good Precision 7675, that power level is hard to use on the street when it comes on. 700 whp can be very hard to hook up on the street, but with the right parts it can be done and be a blast. That's basically what I would like for a street toy.
I am going to leave the Doug Nash in the coupe, that is my fun toy, I love racing manual transmission cars, banging gears. I have learned a lot about making cars work very well and making hp, since my car last ran. I built my car to go out and kick LS ***. All the talk about how great LS engines are, I made it a point to build something I knew would win against LS powered cars and it was fast, I beat a lot of cars with it and bikes. I shocked a lot of guys on bikes, full exhaust so it's much quieter than typical track only car. I used to drive it a lot on the street. I beat many guys on bikes, that were stunned that I beat them on the bottom end, then kept pulling away on the top end. That was when the car had a long list of problems. I could put it back together with the parts I have and make it into a low 9 second car NA. I would love driving the car, but the only problem is, there are no classes I could race it in now, not in Texas or the southern part of the country. You have to go to the mid west and north east, to the NMCA and NMRA races, to actually find good class racing. I could do pretty good there. But it would cost a small fortune to race up there regularly. I know multiple guys who used to do it, they have a lot more money than me, they all gave it up because of what it costs to race in those series.
So racing locally, if I added boost, I could make my car very competitive against the boosted or nitrous cars, in classes that I really don't care to run in, but that's all that's left, drag racing seems to be dying fairly quickly.

If I bought a pair of Edelbrock 7721 heads ported them, got a intake to match, ported it, put a lighter weight crank in my engine, lighter weight I beam rods and some newer lighter, higher compression pistons, then a different cam. I could put my car in the 8s NA. That would be a blast, banging gears, turning 9000 + rpm and kicking some high hp boosted car butt. Or I could just change the cam and pistons out in my engine, then add the Novi blower that I paid $500 for and run just as fast. I would prefer to stick to a NA combo, that's always been my thing, was always my plan for the coupe, was to always stay NA. I used to have a 86 coupe many years ago, I won a lot of races with that car, a lot of those races were against cars, that I should of had no chance against. Many cars with blowers or nitrous. I had a mostly stock 86 H.O. engine in the car, just ported the heads and intake made my own headers, exhaust ect. My blue coupe, was to be my second serious butt kicking NA 85/86 coupe and it has done so, but not to the degree that the 86 coupe did. I fought a lot of traction problems with the blue coupe. I think I can get the blue coupe to 60' very hard now, with what I know now. As for the LS engine idea, I have a RDI aluminum block, that is good for a lot of hp, new they are over $4000. I got it for $1700 many years ago. The crank is a older Eagle forged 4340 3.4 stroke crank, Eagle H beams and what were some expensive JE ultra light weight pistons at the time I had them built. Now days they would be common weight pistons. I can get a lot lighter pistons now days, from JE or other companies. The TFS TW heads I have, started off as 170cc heads but are quite a bit larger now and flow a lot more. They really don't go with the short block mainly the block I have. I got a good deal on the block, so I built a short block and put my same heads and intake on that block. That block weighs about the same as a common 5.0 roller block, which is what I used to run, but it's a lot stronger. If I would have stepped up to a R block or a Dart block, I would have added probably 50 to 70 lbs. to the front of the car, with the RDI block, it's very close to the same weight. So putting a LS engine in my car would be stepping down a few notches. They have cheap rods, cranks and pistons. The heads are pretty good, basically copied Ford small block Windsor design heads. The blocks are similar to an old Ford FE block or a Ford mod motor block. But then GM used a oiling system identical to a Ford Cleveland oiling system, which is a bad design. Those engines are not perfect by any means, but much better than the old SBCs, they replaced. I don't and won't do a engine swap of any kind, it's stupid if you ask me.

I would still prefer to leave it NA and go as fast as possible, with some of the pieces I have. Then build another car to put my other good block into and possibly put twin 7675s on, then make some big numbers. Along with the RDI block, I have a Ford Racing R block, it will handle a lot of hp, it was in a 7 second car years ago. Something like that, I could run in numerous different races and do very well. But it's not really my thing, but that's what exists today. I wish someone would bring back good class racing, but I don't think it will happen. Attendance at drag strips is very low, hard to fill stands, a lot of tracks have closed. So promoters are going to the one class run what you brung, no prep, keep the guys putting on the race, cost's as low as possible. That crap is killing racing, nobody is going to the track anymore, sitting at home on their phones watching no prep street racing, with a bunch of cars that can't hook for crap.


I know what you are saying . Its just silly how fast the LS cars have become In the no prep deal my buddy is very fast in LS mustang he did try the ford route but in the end for a drag car.

I run the no prep and I do win many times not because I have any where near what they got .. They shake the tires and its over . My turb just keeps on plugging HA HA

The LS route is just low dollar you cannot deny that fact 1000 + Hp on a ebay turbo sounds silly but its the reality of the situation .


I left a car show a few weeks back and on the way home got a NEW dart want to have a go . I had some real issues getting it to hook had to pedal it twice and its not bad if the second kit is on but I wan hitting the 1st kit and its all in when it triggers the micro so it got a bit out of shape twice but I got it under control and was able to pull him on the big end .

Track days are getting less and less for sure i go out on TT days and will only work on the leave .. Hot as heck but I can work on my 60 foot times . 1.59 is best to date on 60 foot .

Struggled with trans issues? converter set up for over a year . Got that sorted but have had no time to go back to see what it will do now that I can flash it to 4300 ish HA HA its always a give and take

I leave on the cushion most times around 3800 and the GAS do the rest . The little dart motor runs well on the bottle decent off .. My biggest thing was the 1/8 I came from the 1/4 and do love the big end

I love the row your own guys I had a TKO in this but in the city driving it was a PIA .

There was a No prep race two years ago I should have went to .. It had a light coating of snow on the track YES they raced I should have entered my cummins and stuck it in 4 wheel HA HA . To see the cars sliding around was just funny . A few of my buddys where sending me video .

For pure drag racing I see the mustang as a great chassis and for me a cheap LS with ebay turbo gets me having some fun and going fast for less money . The gen IV motors are very tough .. Tougher than you would think .

Local guy Fox with LS 4.8 is running on E85 banging 28 psi for two seasons now on cast pistons Is it the fastest car out there no its not but it will holds its own .

My 23 * is old tech and really you get very limited on the heads 18* would be the deal but money I have invested in this is already enough as you know 2500 dollar block then machine it . Gets pricey fast for sure but that holds true with all brands .

I have a decent video some where of the Brick yanking the tires ( not much a few inches ) but for a brick it does ok ..


On the class of car I get that as well went last year and ended up in a bracket class for super street . I am not a bracket guy so I get my arse handed to me ..

Got beat by a 440 road runner that is owned but a 78 year old man that can cut a light like a razor , he is deadly on the tree and can click the ET +/- 2 1 hundredths and he has NO Electronics Foot brake and go . Gret guy to talk to as well

The racing community is shifting for sure Not sure I like the direction myself . They are trying to fill the stands but its well out of my reach any longer .

The truck was built to drive any where any time , and still be safe the tru street guys with race fuel no wipers lexan Aluminum panels inside funny car cage , sure they get driven for the races but I cannot call that a street car myself .

Tail gate class same thing you ford guys and the wagons are very fast for sure . They clump me into that and I just smile as I know I am beat before I start .
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