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by mikeT
Mon May 26, 2014 9:20 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspension
Topic: lowering front of car?
Replies: 2
Views: 1391

lowering front of car?

I have a tube chassis 4 link car, A arm front end . chassis works well, I would like to drop the front end down about 1 inch. I can adjust the spring seats lower on the shocks to do it, My question is will this mess up the 4 link settings? I dont want to take a car that hooks good and turn it into o...
by mikeT
Fri Jan 24, 2014 4:39 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: bbc stud girdles?
Replies: 6
Views: 3028

Re: bbc stud girdles?

I agree that shaft rockers are the way to go. But I already have new Scorpion 1.8/1.75 ratio rockers and arp studs , good guide plates. And if I tried to sell them to offset the cost towards jesel shafts, I would not get much back? So I will check into the Jomar girdles. I see they have a light weig...
by mikeT
Sun Jan 19, 2014 8:56 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: bbc stud girdles?
Replies: 6
Views: 3028

bbc stud girdles?

Gonna step up from solid cam to bullet roller in my little 461 . would love to go with shaft rockers , but not in the budget. and my scorpion rockers are like new. I figure with the roller cams .800" lift, I will need to use a stud girdle? looking for some experiences with them, Looking at a Lunati ...
by mikeT
Thu Jan 02, 2014 4:45 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: bbc 2 bolt to 4 bolt caps?
Replies: 6
Views: 3358

Re: bbc 2 bolt to 4 bolt caps needed?

Thanks for the reply John! The engine is a 461, It has good internals, callies crank, lunati rods, JE pistons . The cam is a solid flat tappet .660" lift. It has edelbrock performer RPM-454R rect port heads that have been ported, with an Old weiand Team G manifold & 1050 dominator It dynoed 686hp at...
by mikeT
Wed Jan 01, 2014 8:35 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: bbc 2 bolt to 4 bolt caps?
Replies: 6
Views: 3358

bbc 2 bolt to 4 bolt caps?

I have a 70s 454 2 bolt block. Gonna convert to 4 bolt mains. Have eagle caps and wonder why most aftermarket caps only change the 3 center caps? while the factory 4 bolt blocks have 4 bolt cap on front? At what level should you also change the front cap to 4 bolt? Anybody been down this road? Also ...
by mikeT
Mon Sep 30, 2013 4:40 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: BBC intake gasket?
Replies: 1
Views: 1221

BBC intake gasket?

I have a set of edelbrock performer RPM rectangle port heads on my engine now. It has the bolts between the intake ports like OEM heads. I have a Weiand Team G 4500 intake on it now, but would like to install an edelbrock 4500 victor 454R , It doesnt use the bolts between the intake ports though? is...
by mikeT
Thu May 16, 2013 5:19 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspension
Topic: add an antiroll bar?
Replies: 4
Views: 2387

Re: add an antiroll bar?

Thanks John !
I did alot more research and it seems like a nobrainer to add one while updating the car.
As I read that Dave Morgan once said" Nobody thats added one has complained afterwards"
by mikeT
Mon May 13, 2013 5:51 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspension
Topic: add an antiroll bar?
Replies: 4
Views: 2387

add an antiroll bar?

Hi! Looking for some advise? I have a tube chassis 700hp bbc, glide ,2400lb ,4link a arm car I am rebuilding and updating. It ran 5.70s in the 1/8th with 1.25 60ft times 9.17 in 1/4. runs straight off the line and at the top end. I added the couple bars it needed to cert 25.4, 7.50et I plan on addin...
by mikeT
Tue Oct 25, 2011 4:28 pm
Forum: General BS
Topic: It's Orange....
Replies: 47
Views: 4895

Re: It's Orange....

I really like the color!!! :thumb:
I need to paint my car and was thinking of the same paint?
Is it hugger orange?? and how did you like using the paint???
I have been told it is a good paint for the price???
by mikeT
Wed Aug 31, 2011 7:05 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: 496 Dyno
Replies: 4
Views: 1428

Re: 496 Dyno

Hi! It looks like your right about questioning the sellers BS. He says it was certified to 7.50? I could be wrong, but it sure looks like its missing ALOT of bars in the cage to cert to a 7.50??? I also question the weight of the car 2300lb , sounds awful light for that car??? but you can scale it e...
by mikeT
Wed Aug 17, 2011 4:27 pm
Forum: Trucks, Trailers & Towing
Topic: Enclosed Trailer = Storage?
Replies: 8
Views: 3739

Re: Enclosed Trailer = Storage?

Not Crazy at all!!! I have stored my drag car this way for many winters. I make sure to put antifreeze in the engine , I pull the batteries, and just put some wood blocks under the 4 link mounts to stop the slicks from going to the rims, The blocks just slide under the mounts with the slicks at raci...
by mikeT
Sun Apr 10, 2011 9:13 pm
Forum: General BS
Topic: bbc fabricated valve covers?
Replies: 7
Views: 1528

bbc fabricated valve covers?

HI! Looking at some fabricated bbc valve covers on Ebay. look like a good price at $60.00 Two types available one with tubes for the bolts and one style scalloped around the bolts. Seller says the scalloped ones may interfere with roller rockers? Any body have experience with them good or bad? THANK...
by mikeT
Wed Nov 03, 2010 7:09 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspension
Topic: Maybe a dumb 8.50 to 7.50 chassis ?
Replies: 6
Views: 4950

Re: Maybe a dumb 8.50 to 7.50 chassis ?

Thanks for the info DOTracer!
I checked the car today and it has most of the bars you listed.
Just not sure about the kidney bar and the F&R crossmembers?
can you give me a better idea on them???
THANKS!!
by mikeT
Mon Nov 01, 2010 4:55 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspension
Topic: Maybe a dumb 8.50 to 7.50 chassis ?
Replies: 6
Views: 4950

Maybe a dumb 8.50 to 7.50 chassis ?

I have a M/S round tube chassis car that is NHRA cert to 8.50, The guy I bought the car from said with a few more bars it will cert to 7.50?
what areas are they usually referring too to adding bars? or is it something that is unique to each chassis ?? :?:
by mikeT
Thu Dec 03, 2009 7:00 pm
Forum: General BS
Topic: Rich Christansen
Replies: 9
Views: 1326

Re: Rich Christansen

while were on a rant about the dumb shows from Rich Christiansen? I thought I would vent too!!! I used to like watching PASSTIME , To see what types of drag cars are around the countrys tracks, and see the little guy that builds and dragraces on the weekends get a chance to show his car on TV. latel...