The Cavalier engine is back together for the 2013 season! I do just about all of the engine design, assembly and tuning myself!
I changed several components in the valve-train, added some new 1.6 ratio, off-set Jesel intake rocker-arms. Which match the new set of Howards Pro-Max S/R lifters with off-set intakes (the intake push-rods are straight up and down now). I also added some .050" shims under the Jesel mounting bars and some new custom length 3/8" Comp Hi-Tech push-rods.
Additionally, I put a new pair of Goodyear D1984 slicks (32" x 14") on the car! I always run Goodyears.
Our local track (Thunder Valley, Noble Oklahoma) opened really early this year and I've already been to the track twice. The Cavalier is running really great with all the 2013 performance upgrades and possibly making a few more HP!
The first race this year I won the No-E, Dial-for-Dollars and the car ran right on dial every round (5.80s @ 118 MPH, 1/8 mile)!
Additionally, it seems like just about everyone these days with a fast door car runs Super-Pro with electronics (delay-box, 1st step and trans-brake), but I really like running in the No-E class and foot-braking the car! My car is set-up for the electronics class, but I have everything unplugged.
The Cavalier performance is rock-solid, so I'm looking forward to a great race season and hopefully I will be able to win a lot of rounds this year! Also, possibly win some races and do really well in the track points!
I just finished having Weld Racing upgrade my rear wheels with Bead-Locs! Now I can mount the slicks myself and no more slipping on the rim. And, the bead-locs look a lot better than rim screws.
Also, I recently bought a new tow vehicle! A new 2013 Chevy 2500 HD, Z71 4WD Crew-Cab with Duramax diesel and Allison 6-Spd auto. This new tow vehicle is a big upgrade for my racing program and I can go racing just about anywhere now. I've got the heavy-duty tow vehcile to get there!