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    72 chevelle 13 to 1.....

    Traded for a 72 Chevelle..very nice car...it has a 355 smallblock..13 to 1......any ideas on making it streetable..will not run on pump gas....runs low 12's in the quarter mile...
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    Steve

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    Re: 72 chevelle 13 to 1.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Bevman
    Traded for a 72 Chevelle..very nice car...it has a 355 smallblock..13 to 1......any ideas on making it streetable..will not run on pump gas....runs low 12's in the quarter mile...
    thanks,
    Steve
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    Thank you...

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    only thing with e 85 is you use alot more fuel than if you would just run race gas
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    UNLESS YOU MIX YOUR OWN FUEL YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE A HARD TIME RUNNIN IT ON THE STREET.IVE HAD TO CHANGE PISTONS IN A COUPLE ENGINES I BUILT BECAUSE I COULDNT AFFORD THE FUEL TO RUNTHEM ON THE STREET.BUT THE TIMES I DID WAS LIKE WOW!! IM THE FASTEST ONE OUT HERE...LOVED THAT PART OF IT!!!LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by outlaw256
    UNLESS YOU MIX YOUR OWN FUEL YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE A HARD TIME RUNNIN IT ON THE STREET.IVE HAD TO CHANGE PISTONS IN A COUPLE ENGINES I BUILT BECAUSE I COULDNT AFFORD THE FUEL TO RUNTHEM ON THE STREET.BUT THE TIMES I DID WAS LIKE WOW!! IM THE FASTEST ONE OUT HERE...LOVED THAT PART OF IT!!!LOL
    I know what you mean!!!!!

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    streetable

    If you want to be "streetable", it might benefit you to just pull out that 13 to 1 sbc and replace it with a tamer version of a sbc. I personally think a BBC is the way to go, a pump gas 496 can make great power, and with steel heads can be a little more reasonable/affordable. Altho they have some decent alum. heads at reasonable $$ for street BBC's. Certainly your call. Good Luck

    Jeff M.

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    Thanks Jeff. I can't spend a lot of money so it'll probably come out
    Sooner or later. I'd like to ride it some. Thanks!
    Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bevman
    Thanks Jeff. I can't spend a lot of money so it'll probably come out
    Sooner or later. I'd like to ride it some. Thanks!
    Steve
    Eventhough it is fun!

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    If you live by or close enough to a small plane airport, you can use av gas. Low lead 100. It will work, is slightly higher cost than like 92 octane at the pump, generaly $1.00 more per gallon, but in a limited use street/strip car, it works great. And it is NOT a dry fuel. It is high quailty gasoline. It has to be. Think about it, if you get a bad batch, you can't pull over to the side of the sky, you fall out of the sky like a rock!! usualy though, you have to go to the airport with cans, most won;t let you pump it directly into the car, as its not road taxed fuel.

    Frank


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