Starting on my third childhood, a few years back I decided it was time to get back to tire-smoking basics.
Ran a 72 Chevy Vega with a 400+ hp SBC for awhile. It was a wild ride but didn't quite deliver the fear-factor I wanted, so I decided to move up to my present ride, a 69 ProStreet Camaro with a blown 427 BBC. I call this one 'Daddys Time Machine'...
I'm currently prepping for the track this year. Should turn out to be a low to mid-10 second ride at my local track. Yeehaw !!!
Have swapped the Dominators for a pair of new Holley 750 CFM 4150 HP carbs. It is so much sweeter now, not so much like driving a hand-grenade.
I'm stuffing in a new carrier, new gears, new axles and swapping to an Eagle 4340 bottom end with a nice new lumpy gear drive roller cam. Should be back on the street in a month or so. I'm hoping I still remember the ABC's of motor building. If not, it may take more than a month to hit the street again <g>.
Ok, here it is Feb 2010. I've not updated this for quite awhile.
Got things together and made it to the track:
Best time of 10.84 @ 125, 1.58 60'
Not as fast as some, but definately ok for my little street car. :)
At that speed I probably can hit 10.60 or 10.70 with a bit more tuning and more practice at the tree with the trans-brake.
Sure is a lot of fun :)
You can see the new look at the website below - a buddy down in Phoenix put the page together for me:
Fall 2010 Update:
So here it is, Nov 2010. I ran down at Fontana at LA Invasion over Memorial Day and learned some good lessons. The biggest lesson was to not run a locker on the track. 725 hp launching at 4K on the brake tends to tweak things in the back. I'm now addressing that issue, beefing up the rear housing, adding new adjustable ladder bars and replacing the detroit locker with a solid spool. That should cure the issues in the back.
I decided to up the ante a bit up front too. I'm adding a front motor plate, replacing the PJ gear drive with a billet double roller and swapping the old cast iron 990's for a set of Dart Pro-1 310's, running 2.30 intakes and stout K-Motion springs. I'm replacing the old .612 hydraulic roller with a new .714 solid roller. I'm going to 1-to-1 on the blower, a move which should yield around 10 lbs of boost at peak. This combo should take my hp from around 720 up close to 900 hp at the flywheel.
The new build will be pretty obnoxious but I'm still planning on running it on the street. Wish me luck :)
Been awhile since I've been back here on RJ:
Heres an Update as of Dec 2011: This year I got the car and new cage certed down to 8.50, new motor is way strong and car is wicked fast - I was able to get my NHRA SuperComp license with it down at Fontana Raceway in SoCal. Best time to date is 9.75 @ 139mph - 1.44 60' @ 3715 lbs
Arkwoo aka WIKD69