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bjuice
05-20-2009, 07:03 PM
these pics were taken at Bradenton, Tony Christian drove and tested the car that day...4.68 @ 156 mph

http://i391.photobucket.com/albums/oo354/brianmcswain1/hollywood_pictures_0851.jpg

http://i391.photobucket.com/albums/oo354/brianmcswain1/hollywood_pictures_1081.jpg

http://i391.photobucket.com/albums/oo354/brianmcswain1/hollywood_pictures_1102.jpg

http://i391.photobucket.com/albums/oo354/brianmcswain1/hollywood_pictures_1112.jpg

mopar1968
05-20-2009, 07:08 PM
We want to see a pass :!: :!: :) :)

''JUST MY TWO CENT'S WORTH''

http://www.racingjunk.com/profile/163312

michael1
05-20-2009, 09:36 PM
How does that compare to your old vette? Do you have pictures of the vette that you could post? The nova is very nice, we need some video footage. :lol: :lol:

bjuice
05-21-2009, 01:24 PM
The vette and this car is APPLES vs ORANGES.
tHE Vette was all fiberglass BIG tire car.It could not be run in 10.5 classes because it did not have steel roof and QTRS,Plus no stock fire wall and Tire size, although 10.5 tires could be put on the Vette it would have looked like Fido's a$$.. The Vette also weighed 2200 lbs with driver race ready.. So not many classes here locally the vette could Run in.
Also the type of car the Vette was if you wasn't running 4 teens or faster you wasn't accomplishing anything in the eyes of serious racers

The Vette was a TOP of the line Top Sportsman/ Pro-Mod car but wasn't really practical for the kind of racing and tracks i go to... it was a pain in the a$$ to load up and run at the track.

the Nova in My eye's is a race car as i have been brought up to know what a race car was,...Steel, stock firewalls, 3,000 plus Lbs and smaller tires..althought the tires on the Nova is 10.5..tjhey are still huge compared to the 9 inch slick we used to run years ago.


The Vette was so long it kind made me look at it as a flopper car of the 70's in some aspect...Bottom line the Vette never really did have my heart or eye 100%...neither did the 67 camaro....but the Nova has both.

i guess it all comes down to what pulls your trigger... :D
( Chevelles 66'-67' and Nova's Chevy II'S 66'-67 does that for me)
Next would be small tire 69 camaro's,,which i have one of these also

lookingaround
05-21-2009, 03:23 PM
nice ride B

nofear57
05-22-2009, 06:55 AM
Great looking car Bjuice!!
4.6's..wow she sure does haul the mail 8) Whats the engine and how many ponys?

bjuice
05-22-2009, 12:57 PM
Great looking car Bjuice!!
4.6's..wow she sure does haul the mail 8) Whats the engine and how many ponys?

632ci 18 degree Big chief, Donovan Aluminum Block.. little over 1320hp before Spray

bowtie4542001
05-22-2009, 03:57 PM
Brian,
That is one SWEEEEEEEET ride, good luck in 2009. Are you going to the Super Chevy Show in Commerce?

Chris

TopspeedLowet
05-22-2009, 04:42 PM
Real nice and powerful hot rod Brian. It reminds me of the late 80's early 90's pro street cars, back when Tony was making the rounds in his shoe box. We had a circuit that ran at our track with Tony, Pat Musi, Mike Moran, Nick Scavo etc.
Bruce

BEAST477
05-22-2009, 06:29 PM
Awesome ride Brian.Enjoy, you deserve it. 8)

cepx111
05-22-2009, 09:38 PM
Tony looks like he just woke yup, bed head.


Nice car brian. Give us some numbers and vids please!

hammertime
05-23-2009, 03:28 AM
bad a$$ !!! :!:

I am a HUGE fan of early nova's, always wanted one. Replace the red head lights though :wink: :D

when you going out with it first time ?

bjuice
05-23-2009, 07:33 PM
bad a$$ !!! :!:

I am a HUGE fan of early nova's, always wanted one. Replace the red head lights though :wink: :D

when you going out with it first time ?

if all goes well June the 6th at Carolina Dragway "House of Hook'.

you should see the red headlights at Night..they are freaky looking..i didn't think i would like them until i saw them at Night....looks like a freaking Monster or something... :shock:

blowninjected540
05-24-2009, 06:00 AM
Love the chevy II's great looking ride. :)

suicidebomb
05-24-2009, 07:16 AM
Awww shucks bjuice, it looks like a bad mutha,,, in the daylight :!:

signsbyesa
05-24-2009, 09:35 AM
Bjuice, "House of Hook", man you can just smell the rubber :wink: just
like "Clash of the Titans", just pure horsies. beautiful, low, and old,
yea, old novas rule. and if the car starts to play oldies, or some of the
dents disappear, and she handles real nice, and her name is Christy,
you know why the head lights are red, your in good hands bud, and
good luck!

juice, what cam, lift, and what pinion yoke, and gear ratio?
I always ask with all those horsies, thanx ernest

bjuice
05-24-2009, 05:27 PM
Bjuice, "House of Hook", man you can just smell the rubber :wink: just
like "Clash of the Titans", just pure horsies. beautiful, low, and old,
yea, old novas rule. and if the car starts to play oldies, or some of the
dents disappear, and she handles real nice, and her name is Christy,
you know why the head lights are red, your in good hands bud, and
good luck!

juice, what cam, lift, and what pinion yoke, and gear ratio?
I always ask with all those horsies, thanx ernest

812/758 286/310

Billet 35 spline Pinion Yoke
370 pro gears

cepx111
05-25-2009, 11:50 PM
her name is Christy,?

Christy? LOL, You mean Christine.
1957 belvedere
Best Stephen King car movie ever.

bjuice
05-26-2009, 02:18 PM
LOL...Charles i thought he was speaking about my EX...Her name is christy...lol

MEMRACING62
05-26-2009, 02:49 PM
bad a$$ !!! :!:

I am a HUGE fan of early nova's, always wanted one. Replace the red head lights though :wink: :D

when you going out with it first time ? NA THE RED HEADLIGHTS LOOK COOL 8)

whitey70ss
05-26-2009, 02:55 PM
Diggin the lights......Thats a bad ride! 8)

oldandtired
05-27-2009, 07:08 AM
Beautiful car, I hope you make it to Commerce so I can see it.
What transmission and 1st gear ratio?
Thanks, Dave

bjuice
05-27-2009, 01:05 PM
Hi Dave.

Hughes tranny with 1.80 straight cut and a custom hughes Converter ( extra tight).

Yes Commerce is in the picture in the very near future. i have two other people that plan on coming with me.. one is my cousin.Hei s about done with a 10.5 69 camaro with 665ci..he's looking for some 4.40's on 3 guns.
My other Friend has a Jay Haas Beretta with a Sonny's 632ci with 2 guns, he is a little light but will blister a low 4.40Et like its no tommorrow.

I luv running at commerce , ran a few NMCA races there in the past..track was working Good..

here is one Pic of me running a NMCA race at commerce back in 2003. A street legal 63 VW bug with a 406ci aluminum rod Motor..

this is also where i got my Nick name Beetlejuice or "BJUICE" for short.


http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb117/brianmcswain/bug6.jpg
http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb117/brianmcswain/bug4.jpg
http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb117/brianmcswain/bug2.jpg
http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb117/brianmcswain/bug3.jpg
http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb117/brianmcswain/bug5.jpg
http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb117/brianmcswain/Picture016.jpg

lookingaround
05-27-2009, 01:14 PM
it never gets old seeing that bug. i love that thing

Racefab57
05-29-2009, 02:45 PM
Hey bjuice, NICE duce! LOVE 66-67's also. Good luck.DR.

chevyfireball
05-31-2009, 02:52 AM
Check out pics and vid of my 67 Chevy 11 right here at racing junk.
It runs 6.84 secs @ 198.09mph in the quarter.

http://www.racingjunk.com/profile/104786

http://www.kiwidragracing.com/multimedia/09_Outlaw_Drags/DSC01232c.jpg
http://www.kiwidragracing.com/multimedia/09_NZ_Nationals/DSC06803c.jpg
Burnout on New Tires.....Yikes!!!

bjuice
05-31-2009, 08:29 AM
Awesome Ride there Firball. i checked out your profile with Vids.

Please tell me your Journey in getting the chevyII from TM.
I would love to hear about It. TM shop is less then 45 minutes from my House.

That thing is Flying !

cepx111
06-01-2009, 11:07 PM
That was some stout runs there firball, nice and straight.
Love that hugger orange paint.

Hey dumb question here.

Do ya'll run the 1/4 MILE or is it the metric equivalinet> Just curious.

Keep representing them old Chevys for us over there.

Cp

chevyfireball
06-03-2009, 06:17 AM
We are a metric country but the V8 drags are still using the old quarter mile and mph data. Pro Import jappa meetings use the quarter mile too but speeds are in kms/hr.

Tommy Mauney built this car in 1999 for Glen Maine in New York and it campaigned all over the states and Canada. The chassis was upgraded in 2007 and a new engine and nitrous systems fitted about 6 months before I bought it in Alabama. I was racing Super Stock in a 572ci 69 Camaro but the division was canned so I sold the Camaro and found the Nova on Racing Junk. I flew a total of 33 hours in each direction, including waits, to Alabama and stayed 11 days in Arab, AL. Test drove the car at Montgomery Motorsports track and loved it. Exotic car transporters out of Florida delivered the car to LA for me and Kiwi Shipping got it to New Zealand. It was a lot of traveling and a total 10 flights there and back to check out this car but it was well worth it. I met some fine people in AL including Jeff Wilkerson of Wilkerson Race Engines and the guys at Speedtech. Greg Hinds who I bought the car from, and his family in Arab were great.

I have put in a 9.5 inch MW diff after destroying the 9 inch. I've also replaced the TCI convertor with a Neal Chance aluminum one. Its about 16 lbs lighter than the old one and has made a big difference bringing my 60' down from 1.15- 1.2 to consistent 1.06
I have since upgraded the nitrous with bigger delivery lines and two bottles to keep the pressure up. I spent most of the race season struggling with a fault. I found an intermittent fault in the nitrous relay/timer circuit board. It was switching on and off during runs. I replaced the circuit board and finally got the car into the 6's. Our season has ended so it'll be November before I can finally start honing the tune up to get better ET's. I think the car should be good for 6.6 secs. One day I'll have the $$ to get a bigger engine, around 768ci. Really need that and a third stage to compete well with the blown cars.

dparker
06-03-2009, 02:20 PM
I want to see a match race with Beetle Juice and 1967 Chevy II......
Who's down for that one...... Special appreance by Herbie.

Beetle Juice; Beetle Juice; Beetle Juice

oldandtired
06-03-2009, 03:30 PM
Man, you are giving the American middle class another reason to relocate to New Zealand!

Be careful. If a couple of dozen of us make the move, you will have a lot of competition (and a bunch of new friends!)

Dave

chevyfireball
06-03-2009, 10:56 PM
Problem with NZ is prize money is crap, sponsors are almost non existent and it costs an arm and a leg to import parts. The courier companies are making a killing. The NZ $$ is only about 56c US. Nitrous bottles cost NZ$250 each to fill. I couldn't believe it in Alabama when they said its about NZ$20 for a ten pound bottle. Sheeeeit.

The fastest doorslammer in NZ is currently a blown 55 Chev with a hemi in it. It ran 6.22 secs at about 227mph. Australian cars have now broken into the 5's and you need to run at less 6.0 to qualify.

So we don't race for the money.... its just the need for speed.

Hey BJuice. What size carbs are you running and how much spray. That thing is hauling arse for such a heavy beast. Mines only 2450 lbs. 1/8th is 4.44 @ 161mph.

bjuice
06-04-2009, 07:09 PM
Problem with NZ is prize money is crap, sponsors are almost non existent and it costs an arm and a leg to import parts. The courier companies are making a killing. The NZ $$ is only about 56c US. Nitrous bottles cost NZ$250 each to fill. I couldn't believe it in Alabama when they said its about NZ$20 for a ten pound bottle. Sheeeeit.

The fastest doorslammer in NZ is currently a blown 55 Chev with a hemi in it. It ran 6.22 secs at about 227mph. Australian cars have now broken into the 5's and you need to run at less 6.0 to qualify.

So we don't race for the money.... its just the need for speed.

Hey BJuice. What size carbs are you running and how much spray. That thing is hauling arse for such a heavy beast. Mines only 2450 lbs. 1/8th is 4.44 @ 161mph.

a pair of 1200's. lighting 350 on the hit and 250 in the second stage about .07 out.
Best its run locally was a [email protected] and a 1.12 60ft. this was last Month. The Air is pretty thiick around here this time of year 90 degree's witha 100% humidity.

I have seen some of Greg Hinds stuff for sale on RJ before. He has a lot of Nice stuff. Did he still have the 63 Corvette TM built ?

chevyfireball
06-04-2009, 07:42 PM
BJuice; Greg did own a 63 TM Vette for a time but sold that. He currently has Tommy's personal vette on RJ for sale. He has a 68 Camaro that he currently races in Top Sportsman.

I have two 1050 Chuck Nuytten dominators that are flowing 1220cfm each.

I leave the line with a 400 hit and then 300 more between .4 and 1 sec depending on traction.
The car has 34.5x17x16 Hoosiers and I still get real loose now and then. Your car does real well on those 10.5 tyres. Gives me a lotta hope I can squeeze some more out of my beast. What rear gear are you running for the eighth? 4:30? 4:54?

bjuice
06-05-2009, 08:12 PM
BJuice; Greg did own a 63 TM Vette for a time but sold that. He currently has Tommy's personal vette on RJ for sale. He has a 68 Camaro that he currently races in Top Sportsman.

I have two 1050 Chuck Nuytten dominators that are flowing 1220cfm each.

I leave the line with a 400 hit and then 300 more between .4 and 1 sec depending on traction.
The car has 34.5x17x16 Hoosiers and I still get real loose now and then. Your car does real well on those 10.5 tyres. Gives me a lotta hope I can squeeze some more out of my beast. What rear gear are you running for the eighth? 4:30? 4:54?

Lol..this is where it gets real interesting...believe it or Not i run 3.70 gears ...I know, I know it doesn't sound right.
Tony Christian came up with this set up and everyone involved was kicking and screaming saying it was too high...But damn if it didn't turn out to be the best thing ever changed on the car.
the car had a 1.12 60 ft and it clocked the back tires.Before the gear change (4.30) best 60ft was a 1.19 clocking front tires with the 3.70 It doesn't have the Herky,Jerky Violent Hit that rattles your eye balls we have both expeerienced in our prior rides....lol...instead its real smooth and settled on the hit and really pulls hard 80 ft out thru traps..the 3.70 gear makes the car MPH really Good.

Tony was calling for a 3.60 gear and even called Steve Kirk on the phone (on the spot to confirm) with all the doubters standing around...lol :D

Bottom Line the higher/Taller gear you can run if you got some motor the better off your gonna be..i have done been made a believer of this the last 2 years.

coming up as a kid and young racer it was Gear it up, but back then we didn't have a lot of engine..so the low gear worked well.

I run a 14 inch wide wheel ( double beadlock) on the 10.5 tire, it flattens it out real good...


Just curious / what gear you running ?

cepx111
06-05-2009, 11:44 PM
Dam I feel like an idiot running 558 gears about now.

Brian, hate to interupt this thread BUT since were on the subject of gears I wanted to ask for a recommendation.

What gear would you/ya'll in my car, its pretty light around 3k with fat boy driving, 496BBC, 176 glide, 5800 8 inch converter.

Everybody has been telling me 513 but now I'm thinking maybe taller.
Best sixty so far is a 1.29 footbraking, most of the time it leaves oretty good then unloads after the launch and my short times shows it, usually in the mid 130's. But when it does hook it totes the front tires to almost the sixty.
Also it shifts pretty quick, less than 1/4 track and the motor is around 7800 rpm across the stripe on a short 1/8 mile track.

I've got new (2 weekends) phoinex 14.5 x 32 slicks and it still blows the tires sometimes, I'm thinking a taller gear would help on the launch.
Any thoughts?

Heres a clip of a 1.34 sixty foot launch last weekend, you can see it lift the front end then immediately set back down and spin.
I know we dont have the best track prep in the world ( they rarely spray unless u beg) and that might be an issuse as well.


http://s187.photobucket.com/albums/x266/racecarx111/?action=view&current=may302009015.flv

Thx, Cp

chevyfireball
06-06-2009, 01:47 AM
I had a 69 Camaro with a 496BB running 4:11 gears in the quarter. I changed to 3:73 gears to reduce the top end revs. It still launched fine. The nitrous and cubes overcame any losses and it did a lot better at the top end of the track, staying in its power range. (I still got sick of that motor and chucked a 572ci in there eventually). It was about 3000lbs and had 28.5 x 14 x 15 tyres.

My Nova has 4:10 gears. Most quarter mile cars are running 4:30's but they are heavier blower cars. Mines 2450 lbs and has around 1100 lbs of torque so its like the Camaro, still launches hard out and kicks arse at the top end too.
I agree totally with BJuice about his gearing.
CPEX111 I think you're blowing the tyres off it because of that gearing and thats also why its revving the shit out of it. Your power range is probably peaking out around 7600 or less so you're probably better off getting those revs down. Save you money on parts too!

bjuice
06-06-2009, 05:43 AM
Dam I feel like an idiot running 558 gears about now.

Brian, hate to interupt this thread BUT since were on the subject of gears I wanted to ask for a recommendation.

What gear would you/ya'll in my car, its pretty light around 3k with fat boy driving, 496BBC, 176 glide, 5800 8 inch converter.

Everybody has been telling me 513 but now I'm thinking maybe taller.
Best sixty so far is a 1.29 footbraking, most of the time it leaves oretty good then unloads after the launch and my short times shows it, usually in the mid 130's. But when it does hook it totes the front tires to almost the sixty.
Also it shifts pretty quick, less than 1/4 track and the motor is around 7800 rpm across the stripe on a short 1/8 mile track.

I've got new (2 weekends) phoinex 14.5 x 32 slicks and it still blows the tires sometimes, I'm thinking a taller gear would help on the launch.
Any thoughts?

Heres a clip of a 1.34 sixty foot launch last weekend, you can see it lift the front end then immediately set back down and spin.
I know we dont have the best track prep in the world ( they rarely spray unless u beg) and that might be an issuse as well.


http://s187.photobucket.com/albums/x266/racecarx111/?action=view&current=may302009015.flv

Thx, Cp

Its hard to say what Gear for sure , its sort of one of those things that you gotta play around with but i would say the 5.88 gear is way too much gear.
the only thing is that this gears cost $$ and time spent to put them in so you wann be right as you can the 1st go around.

sounds like you have a strong motor. For the 1/8th. I would be looking in the 4.86 range if i was never going to hit it with NOS, IF i was going to hit it with a 250 shot etc..i would be looking in the 4.30 no more then 4.56 range...

Please keep in mind when you go puting a higher gear in it will Affect your converter. If your converter is on the edge ( loose) with the 5.88 it will blow right thru it with the 4.88.....

Bottom line Charles i think you are leaving something on the table with that Low gear. with a higher gear your gonna be more consistant all the way around best part it will work better with those so-so nights at the track to where no prep was used.

cepx111
06-09-2009, 09:56 PM
Thx guys, I really appreciate ya'lls input.

Didnt get to race the car this weekend, ran my buddies 71 nova and I hate pulling double duty.

chevyfireball
06-18-2009, 05:37 AM
How's it going BJuice? Done some racing lately. I'm itching for the season to start. Have to wait til November.

michael1
07-12-2009, 11:43 PM
Bjuice I hear you did really good this weekend. I will speak for everyone else here and say we would all love to see some passes on video. Keep up the good work man. :D

hollowayshotrods
07-20-2009, 04:20 PM
Brian,
Give us an update on how your running, you know we are curious.