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by bracketchev1221
Tue Oct 31, 2017 5:09 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspension
Topic: Ladder bars
Replies: 3
Views: 610

Re: Ladder bars

Measure the length of the bottom bar. Most likely you will wind up in a 32-33 inch range for a car of your wheelbase.
by bracketchev1221
Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: General BS
Topic: Sometimes you win and sometimes you loose
Replies: 98
Views: 8134

Re: Sometimes you win and sometimes you loose

You should be serving steak dinner for getting it running. :thumb:
by bracketchev1221
Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: General BS
Topic: Sometimes you win and sometimes you loose
Replies: 98
Views: 8134

Re: Sometimes you win and sometimes you loose

If all you wanted was to see me sweat, just come over when its 90 degrees out. You could have saved a lot of money on engines and race cars. :scratch:
by bracketchev1221
Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: General BS
Topic: Sometimes you win and sometimes you loose
Replies: 98
Views: 8134

Re: Sometimes you win and sometimes you loose

Considering this is the first engine Bruce has had that doesn't require pulling a string to start it, he'll be recording it. :lol:
by bracketchev1221
Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: General BS
Topic: HEY.......
Replies: 9
Views: 696

Re: HEY.......

I'm not scared.
by bracketchev1221
Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:31 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Starting in cool and humid weather
Replies: 1
Views: 232

Re: Starting in cool and humid weather

That sounds like an electrical issue. If the battery is good, the car should crank over in any weather. An engine with no choke will be a little difficult to fire and stay running when cold out, but it should still crank on the starter without issue.
by bracketchev1221
Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Engine prep for winter
Replies: 1
Views: 330

Re: Engine prep for winter

Just prep it like your every day car. Drain the water and put a good anti freeze in it. You can pull the plugs and spray some fogging spray in it. If you really want to go nuts, you can back off the open valves so they are all closed, put a bag over the carb, jack the car up and put it on jackstands.
by bracketchev1221
Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: General BS
Topic: Sometimes you win and sometimes you loose
Replies: 98
Views: 8134

Re: Sometimes you win and sometimes you loose

If parts are going to fail, I would rather the rods land on the floor instead of driving over them at 150 mph. Its basically a preliminary stress test on the engine before it goes in the car.
by bracketchev1221
Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:42 am
Forum: General BS
Topic: Sometimes you win and sometimes you loose
Replies: 98
Views: 8134

Re: Sometimes you win and sometimes you loose

The motor, well lets see. The engine guru, is massaging the pistons right now. Next thing in line is to come up with the money to get the block work done, and to buy the cam and heads. I figure if I save $0.50 a week for life, it will get done sometime after I die....LOL How's your motor? Yeah, you...
by bracketchev1221
Mon Mar 13, 2017 6:57 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Jesel and T&D Shaft Rocker Solutions
Replies: 3
Views: 638

Re: Jesel and T&D Shaft Rocker Solutions

I would replace the stands and go with that. Did you use the same brand of heads from the old motor to this one? I was able to swap my rockers direct from one set of Dart heads to another set of Dart heads. As far as spring pressure, I am over 300 on the seat and the last cam was .788/.762. The new ...
by bracketchev1221
Fri Oct 28, 2016 5:15 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspension
Topic: 70 CUDA REAR END
Replies: 40
Views: 5930

Re: 70 CUDA REAR END

My car was never as heavy as yours. Only 3400 was the heaviest it was on small tires. But it did go 1.42 in 60' and only 10.38. So I think even with the tire you have you should be able to improve your 60'. I wouldn't get excited if you don't get down to the 1.20's but I would think a 1.35 is doable.
by bracketchev1221
Wed Oct 19, 2016 7:12 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Engine compression
Replies: 3
Views: 618

Re: Engine compression

It is a bit more of a spread then I would like, but it was cold. you could spray a little oil in the lower cylinders and see if they pick up. I'm going to go out on a limb and say there probably isn't anything wrong with it.
by bracketchev1221
Thu Oct 06, 2016 7:01 pm
Forum: General BS
Topic: corvette track update....
Replies: 32
Views: 2586

Re: corvette track update....

Hitchcock wrote:I also think I am over sprung in the rear of the car too.
Well what is the total weight with driver and the spring rate. I can say my car is 3170-80 depending on scale and I am using a 138 spring.
by bracketchev1221
Thu Oct 06, 2016 12:02 pm
Forum: General BS
Topic: corvette track update....
Replies: 32
Views: 2586

Re: corvette track update....

Oh gotcha. Yeah my singles didn't really make a difference when I tried that on mine. I wound up going with the Strange S5007 kit that came with the springs for like $650 from Summit.
by bracketchev1221
Thu Oct 06, 2016 8:33 am
Forum: General BS
Topic: corvette track update....
Replies: 32
Views: 2586

Re: corvette track update....

What about just offsetting the shock settings? Tighten extension on the driver side and tighten compression on the passenger for now.