Minitubbing the Ventura!!

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Minitubbing the Ventura!!

#1 Post by BILTIT » Fri Jan 23, 2009 9:28 am

Figured there is a ton of info here so i would post up about my minitub/narrowing adventure ahead of me.

Feel free to post any info, questions, pics, etc.

Here is a start on another forum:

http://forums.performanceyears.com/foru ... p?t=586637

Keep in mind this is a STREET car still, i do some dragging but the street is my primary use.

I plan on minitubbing, relocating springs/shocks, and narrowing the diff with bearing locating ends instead of c-clip eliminators.

Already have the following:

28x13.5-15 MT ET Streets
On order 15x10 AR Classic TTII's 5.5BS
33 spline spool 8.5''
DSE offset shackles
Running multi-leaf springs

Probably going to order the DSE tubs and some double adj. shocks.

I may go with sliders instead of offset shackles, depends on ride height. I do not want to go too low, stock would be fine i think.

See my sig for a link to pics of current combo.

Ultimate goal is to lower the rear and fit wider tires so i can achieve better launches and more traction on the street especially.

BTW, i am looking for some pics of this tire width and possible height combos. I have been looking through the pics on this site but it can be tough to decifer some of it.

I am possibly a month out from beginning as i am currently finishing my garage before i can begin on the car.
1974 Pontiac Ventura, 455P (9.5:1 comp.), 850DP, 3100 ''Tight'' 10'', 3.73's/28x13.5
Upgrading in June:
KRE 310cfm@.550 heads, 10.5 comp., hyd roller, 3800 tight 10'', better rear suspension.
Race Weight: 3750#'s
2007 best: 11.97 at 110 1.65 60ft.

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Re: Minitubbing the Ventura!!

#2 Post by chpcamaro » Sat Jan 24, 2009 12:42 am

i can post you pictures of it being done if you like but i have to go through my thumb and hard drives but here is a few that i have on hand

this is a pic of some sliders getting installed on a 67 mustang
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this is the front hangers moving in board
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ok and heres 2 pic's of the minni tubs we gained almost 4 inches of tire
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oh and his back seat still fits so the interior looks stock
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Re: Minitubbing the Ventura!!

#3 Post by BILTIT » Sat Jan 24, 2009 8:51 am

Thanks, if you can post some pics that would be great.
1974 Pontiac Ventura, 455P (9.5:1 comp.), 850DP, 3100 ''Tight'' 10'', 3.73's/28x13.5
Upgrading in June:
KRE 310cfm@.550 heads, 10.5 comp., hyd roller, 3800 tight 10'', better rear suspension.
Race Weight: 3750#'s
2007 best: 11.97 at 110 1.65 60ft.

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Re: Minitubbing the Ventura!!

#4 Post by ARAM » Fri Feb 13, 2009 11:16 am

I have a brand new set of sliders if any body needs them.
I ended up not useing them. This is a donation if any body will use them .
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Re: Minitubbing the Ventura!!

#5 Post by BILTIT » Fri Feb 13, 2009 7:46 pm

Are they for monoleafs or multileafs?
1974 Pontiac Ventura, 455P (9.5:1 comp.), 850DP, 3100 ''Tight'' 10'', 3.73's/28x13.5
Upgrading in June:
KRE 310cfm@.550 heads, 10.5 comp., hyd roller, 3800 tight 10'', better rear suspension.
Race Weight: 3750#'s
2007 best: 11.97 at 110 1.65 60ft.

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Re: Minitubbing the Ventura!!

#6 Post by chpcamaro » Fri Feb 13, 2009 10:21 pm

sliders work on either doesn't matter if they are multi or mono i can believe someone hasn't taken them yet great item
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Re: Minitubbing the Ventura!!

#7 Post by BILTIT » Fri Feb 13, 2009 11:31 pm

Yup, i will take em if you ship to canada. I will pay the shipping no problem.
1974 Pontiac Ventura, 455P (9.5:1 comp.), 850DP, 3100 ''Tight'' 10'', 3.73's/28x13.5
Upgrading in June:
KRE 310cfm@.550 heads, 10.5 comp., hyd roller, 3800 tight 10'', better rear suspension.
Race Weight: 3750#'s
2007 best: 11.97 at 110 1.65 60ft.

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Re: Minitubbing the Ventura!!

#8 Post by ARAM » Mon Feb 16, 2009 10:17 am

biltit PM sent your way.
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Re: Minitubbing the Ventura!!

#9 Post by BILTIT » Mon Feb 16, 2009 6:26 pm

ARAM- sent one back.
1974 Pontiac Ventura, 455P (9.5:1 comp.), 850DP, 3100 ''Tight'' 10'', 3.73's/28x13.5
Upgrading in June:
KRE 310cfm@.550 heads, 10.5 comp., hyd roller, 3800 tight 10'', better rear suspension.
Race Weight: 3750#'s
2007 best: 11.97 at 110 1.65 60ft.

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Re: Minitubbing the Ventura!!

#10 Post by BILTIT » Mon Feb 16, 2009 7:19 pm

chpcamaro- do you know what tubs those are? They look great! I was looking at detroit speed and eng. tubs but they are pricey!

I am open to any info, kits, etc. if someone knows of a good setup which is relatively low cost. I do not need a high dollar setup but something that works. I have decided double adj. shocks are a must but other than that i am still exploring options.
1974 Pontiac Ventura, 455P (9.5:1 comp.), 850DP, 3100 ''Tight'' 10'', 3.73's/28x13.5
Upgrading in June:
KRE 310cfm@.550 heads, 10.5 comp., hyd roller, 3800 tight 10'', better rear suspension.
Race Weight: 3750#'s
2007 best: 11.97 at 110 1.65 60ft.

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Re: Minitubbing the Ventura!!

#11 Post by chpcamaro » Mon Feb 16, 2009 10:18 pm

we made those tubs i always make my own that way i know they fit it's pretty easy if you have a way to cut the sheet metal and a welder you can do it. if you decide you want to make your own e-mail me and i will help you through it
thanks
rob
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psca westcoast heads up racing open comp
67 Camaro RS/SS
BBC Powerglide 4800 stall 4.11 29.5x10.5W
http://www.chpdragracing.com

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Re: Minitubbing the Ventura!!

#12 Post by BILTIT » Tue Feb 17, 2009 12:19 am

Hmm, i never thought of making my own. Might be able to do that. I will keep you in mind. I will know more once i get the car back in the shop and make a plan of attack.
1974 Pontiac Ventura, 455P (9.5:1 comp.), 850DP, 3100 ''Tight'' 10'', 3.73's/28x13.5
Upgrading in June:
KRE 310cfm@.550 heads, 10.5 comp., hyd roller, 3800 tight 10'', better rear suspension.
Race Weight: 3750#'s
2007 best: 11.97 at 110 1.65 60ft.

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Re: Minitubbing the Ventura!!

#13 Post by wikd69 » Tue Feb 17, 2009 11:43 pm

chpcamaro wrote:we made those tubs i always make my own that way i know they fit it's pretty easy if you have a way to cut the sheet metal and a welder you can do it. if you decide you want to make your own e-mail me and i will help you through it
thanks
rob
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You do nice work rob.
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Re: Minitubbing the Ventura!!

#14 Post by BracketNova » Sun Oct 04, 2009 12:22 am

Here's my .02 I'd like to add. If I did it all over again...

I used the factory tubs split the inner tub in the middle and added a steel strip to stretch the tub out. After I cut the tub down the middle, I cut the floor as close to the tub as I could and pulled it out. I removed what was left of the factory flange from the tub.

So here's my hind sight. I cut the floor back even with the notched frame...bad. I put the dressed tub against it and welded it in. This made it kinda ugly...fillet weld(I believe) covered up with a bunch of seam sealer. If I did it again instead of cutting the floor back to the frame I would leave an inch and bend it down and make a new flange to weld the tub to.

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Re: Minitubbing the Ventura!!

#15 Post by Rear wheel 60s » Sat Oct 15, 2011 2:14 pm

BILTIT wrote:Figured there is a ton of info here so i would post up about my minitub/narrowing adventure ahead of me.

Feel free to post any info, questions, pics, etc.

Here is a start on another forum:

http://forums.performanceyears.com/foru ... p?t=586637

Keep in mind this is a STREET car still, i do some dragging but the street is my primary use.

I plan on minitubbing, relocating springs/shocks, and narrowing the diff with bearing locating ends instead of c-clip eliminators.

Already have the following:

28x13.5-15 MT ET Streets
On order 15x10 AR Classic TTII's 5.5BS
33 spline spool 8.5''
DSE offset shackles
Running multi-leaf springs

Probably going to order the DSE tubs and some double adj. shocks.

I may go with sliders instead of offset shackles, depends on ride height. I do not want to go too low, stock would be fine i think.

See my sig for a link to pics of current combo.

Ultimate goal is to lower the rear and fit wider tires so i can achieve better launches and more traction on the street especially.

BTW, i am looking for some pics of this tire width and possible height combos. I have been looking through the pics on this site but it can be tough to decifer some of it.

I am possibly a month out from beginning as i am currently finishing my garage before i can begin on the car.
You should be able to hook that thing up on small tires. Here is a video of my Ventura. It has a solid cam and steel factory d port heads. http://youtu.be/Twr7GCpKVic http://youtu.be/X1eowjSwr-o

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