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- Mike -
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Had 2.25” primary Hooker SuperComps, which look badass with one tube going around the frame. Sadly, they don’t clear worth a damn now due to the .300 raised exhaust ports of the AFR’s. Looks like my only other option are Doug’s headers, D332.



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- Beemer Brett - Redmond, WA

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Sucks that only .3" means they wont fit. Is there no such thing as different engine mounts or an adjustment to lower the engine just slightly? Headers are $ and I also like the tubes that go around the frame!

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I have the lowest engine mounts now. The only real up side is that spark plug access is supposed to be much better with the Dougs. They are 2” primary though, so a little more room.

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- Mike -
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Good and bad news really, I felt more defeated the other night than victorious with the new headers. I knew I'd have to beat them up a little bit, but after spending the money I was disappointed to have to really smash the hell out of them. They are in however, my crossmember notch makes it very easy to get the engine and out. In the one afternoon I had in the shop this week, that's as far as I got. Hoping to finish it this weekend and get the accessories on. Waiting on the -3 fitting for oil pressure line and some carb gaskets for the spacer/reducer, going from a 4500 to a 4150 carb.

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Got the mufflers mounted up after welding new hangars on, carb spacer/reducer went on with the new carb. Had to fab a throttle return spring bracket and wishing I’d made the distance between it and the throttle linkage a little greater, had to shorten the springs. Just waiting on the new radiator and fan setup and torque converter bolts to fire it off!

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- Beemer Brett - Redmond, WA

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Good progress with plenty of time before racing season!

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Dropped the dist in today and thought I had bought new plugs, but can’t them. Ordered replacements tonight. Broke the water temp gauge too, it was intermittent last season, the bulb broke off the capillary tube when I barely touched it, ordered another one of those too. Dropped in a new radiator and hoses, still need to mount the electric fans, not much room in there, will have to set up as pusher fans and relocate the trans cooler. Have to reroute the front brake lines too.

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Closer



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Engine is running! Fired it up Tuesday after work and let it run up to temp. Only had a small fuel leak at the carb fitting and an oil leak inside at the new pressure gauge. Still need to finish up a few little things, but its nearly ready to race! Sounds killer!

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- Beemer Brett - Redmond, WA

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Sweet. Excited to see it run. Is it in complete race shape now or is there still stuff to be done?

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- Mike -
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Still need to set the timing, fix the two leaks, torque everything, clean it all up, check full throttle, make a throttle stop, and eventually get it aligned. Just little stuff left, mounted the trans cooler last night.



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Can’t attach a video I guess 



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66SSFan wrote:

Can’t attach a video I guess 


 you can embed a you tube link, or just paste in the link to any other locations, other ones won't embed.

 

 



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Took the car out last Friday to TnT action to shake it down. They where getting ready for a big race weekend and actually prepped the track which is rare for a Friday. Did a modest burn out, left the line at 2K rpm on foot brake, short shifted at 5K and ran it out after the 2-3 shift. Either the trans locked up near the stripe or the driveline twisted some at the starting line, but all hell broke loose at 130mph. The trans is cracked all around and the yoke is buried in the tailhousing, driveline is in two pieces, broke the floor open in two places, took out the rearend and smacked the fuel pump. She's fairly beat up at the moment, I haven't had the heart to mess with it yet. Sold the GTO yesterday and bought a buddies 2003 Tacoma with a blown engine to fix and resell. Between the two I should be close to raising enough cash to make it happen or get damn close. Not my best week.

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'31 Ford 5-window model A coupe

'58 F-100 short box fleet side big window custom cab




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Sorry to hear the bad news Mike. Hope you get the Chevelle running better than ever.

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Fixed and sold the Tacoma for a hefty profit. I've been doing some research and talking to a bunch of guys running fast heavy cars and decided on a powerglide. After talking to a half dozen builders and aftermarket places, Jim Alex called me back with a couple options. Last night I bought a used glide with a Reid case and extension housing, it's one he built a couple years ago and is freshening up right now. Has 1.80 first gear straight cut planetary, modified/welded stock pump, modified cast iron valvebody, TCI brake, Reid input shaft. Was behind a 565 for a season I guess, but will have new clutches and liner this week. It should hold up to my HP level easy.

Next up will be either sending off my old convertor for a check up and possible change, not sure what stall speed to use for my combo yet. Then I'll order the driveshaft. Last will be the rearend, but not likely till this winter.


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'58 F-100 short box fleet side big window custom cab

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