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by 425 Olds
Tue Jan 15, 2013 6:18 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Shifter selection
Replies: 6
Views: 2656

Re: Shifter selection

Yup, Turbo Action on our TH350...works flawlessly.
by 425 Olds
Mon Oct 31, 2011 6:12 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Switching from a Turbo 350 to a 400?
Replies: 10
Views: 3490

Re: Switching from a Turbo 350 to a 400?

I went from a 400 to a 350 a few yrs ago and like the 350 in my car. I don't care for a glide at all and feel the 3 speeds will be quicker over a 2 speed. My car runs high 9.90s with a 1.30 sixty @ 3250#. Oh ya NA too.
by 425 Olds
Thu Oct 20, 2011 8:47 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Higher low gear for TH350
Replies: 2
Views: 2000

Re: Higher low gear for TH350

The Cutlass launches very well as long as the front is in the air with 1.30 sixtys. Launching @ 3000 (5500 stall), shift @ 6600, going thru the traps @ 7000. Refuse to go to a glide. Been thinking about taking timing away @ launch or maybe going from 4.88s to 4.56 or a 4.33 gear. Any suggestions?......
by 425 Olds
Tue Oct 11, 2011 5:54 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Higher low gear for TH350
Replies: 2
Views: 2000

Re: Higher low gear for TH350

Found out Coan can do it, but would take too many $$$$$$ :lol:
by 425 Olds
Tue Oct 04, 2011 6:09 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Higher low gear for TH350
Replies: 2
Views: 2000

Higher low gear for TH350

Does anybody make a different low gear ratio for a TH350? Like maybe a 2.40-2.?
by 425 Olds
Fri Jul 22, 2011 7:06 am
Forum: General BS
Topic: my local track is in trouble...
Replies: 24
Views: 3754

Re: my local track is in trouble...

Cedar Falls Raceway (Iowa) is my home track and seems to be solvent. They run about 9-10 two day events a season with test and tunes in between. $80/single, $150/two day entry for Super Pro & Pro. They have a first round buy-back ($40). Run out both classes and the winnners race a box/nobox runoff f...
by 425 Olds
Thu Jun 30, 2011 8:45 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: How to improve vehicle reaction time
Replies: 10
Views: 7324

Re: How to improve vehicle reaction time

Going from the tall front tires to the 26" ers, made the RTs quicker by about .025-.030. That was running two classes two days (Box & Nobox with trans brake). No way to tell exactly but did what we were after :smt003. Are you still running the Rocket Racing heads? Yes I am and they are working as g...
by 425 Olds
Tue Jun 28, 2011 5:59 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: How to improve vehicle reaction time
Replies: 10
Views: 7324

Re: How to improve vehicle reaction time

Going from the tall front tires to the 26" ers, made the RTs quicker by about .025-.030. That was running two classes two days (Box & Nobox with trans brake). No way to tell exactly but did what we were after :smt003.
by 425 Olds
Wed Jun 15, 2011 5:30 pm
Forum: General BS
Topic: holy crap!!
Replies: 9
Views: 1688

Re: holy crap!!

Holy schnitz Batman!! :shock:
by 425 Olds
Thu Jun 09, 2011 4:47 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: How to improve vehicle reaction time
Replies: 10
Views: 7324

Re: How to improve vehicle reaction time

So we have a Moroso pair of front tires on the Olds. They are 27 3/4" tall and 87 3/4" circ. I think some 26" diameter tires 81" circ might do the trick? What can we expect for improvements?
by 425 Olds
Tue Jun 07, 2011 6:00 pm
Forum: General BS
Topic: Anyone Like Gassers?
Replies: 29
Views: 4827

Re: Anyone Like Gassers?

These guys do a good job too:

http://www.geezergassers.com/
by 425 Olds
Sat Jan 30, 2010 4:08 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspension
Topic: Changing to coil overs on the front of 71 Nova
Replies: 18
Views: 4457

Re: Changing to coil overs on the front of 71 Nova

Sorry for not getting back here sooner. My springs are about 3/4 the way up the shocks. When I was driving the car it was very stable. Jok tells me he launches the car and wouldn't need a steering wheel until he turns onto the return road :lol: .
by 425 Olds
Sat Dec 19, 2009 10:35 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Aftermarket Discs
Replies: 13
Views: 2311

Re: Aftermarket Discs

OK thanks guys. Like the advantages of the Strange set up. But I'm sure the other two will help with safety also.
by 425 Olds
Wed Dec 16, 2009 9:13 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Aftermarket Discs
Replies: 13
Views: 2311

Aftermarket Discs

I am going to replace my factory disc brake set-up with something aftermarket. I have Wilwood discs on the rear. My first instinct is go with Wilwoods on the front too. Or is there a better set-up for an A body? The car weighs 3300 lbs and runs high 9s @ about 133 mph..
by 425 Olds
Sat Dec 12, 2009 6:48 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspension
Topic: Changing to coil overs on the front of 71 Nova
Replies: 18
Views: 4457

Re: Changing to coil overs on the front of 71 Nova

I use the QA1 coil over conversion and am very happy with them. They have the 250 lb springs. Pulls 1.30-1.32 sixties.