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by bracketchev1221
Sat Nov 22, 2014 2:21 am
Forum: General BS
Topic: Winter Upgrades....
Replies: 51
Views: 10154

Re: Winter Upgrades....

The dragonslayer will be fine then. A compstar crank could probably hold what you want to do if you stay around 1000.
by bracketchev1221
Fri Nov 21, 2014 1:25 am
Forum: General BS
Topic: Winter Upgrades....
Replies: 51
Views: 10154

Re: Winter Upgrades....

wikd69 wrote:Is the Magnum that much better than the Dragonslayer ? Whats the difference ? I've been looking at the Dragonslayer as a possibility for my new build.
Realistically how much power are you looking to make?
by bracketchev1221
Wed Nov 19, 2014 8:03 pm
Forum: General BS
Topic: Winter Upgrades....
Replies: 51
Views: 10154

Re: Winter Upgrades....

Like Bruce said, I am finally after 11 years of having a cowl hood, going to try a forward facing airpan. I have never ran a rear facing pan on this car because so many people have said they just did not make a noticeable difference. Hopefully the ram effect from the front will be enough to pick thi...
by bracketchev1221
Sun Nov 16, 2014 6:23 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspension
Topic: Wheels up pics
Replies: 15
Views: 5848

Re: Wheels up pics

That is a great picture, I bet with the chassis twist the left side front is up and the right side is still in the beam enough to make the stage beams stay on. That is how close it has to be to hit a good light on the tree. The car is already moving before the ambers go out. With the amount of wrink...
by bracketchev1221
Thu Oct 16, 2014 6:53 am
Forum: General BS
Topic: Another Try....
Replies: 42
Views: 7162

Re: Another Try....

I want to set his car up with the transbrake and linelock tied together through a 3 position switch and using a diode or something between the 2. That way I can set the line lock in the water, in one position of the switch and then activate the line lock and transbrake on the other position. And it ...
by bracketchev1221
Tue Oct 14, 2014 6:49 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Oil restrictors for Small Block Chevy
Replies: 5
Views: 2250

Re: Oil restrictors for Small Block Chevy

I don't use restrictors in anything. I feel its better to oil the valvetrain and control drainback and pan windage.
by bracketchev1221
Wed Oct 08, 2014 7:21 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Bore and stroke for new motor
Replies: 14
Views: 7476

Re: Bore and stroke for new motor

Here is David Reher and Dick Maskin talking about rod length.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCd4jF-WqVY#t=277
by bracketchev1221
Tue Oct 07, 2014 8:24 am
Forum: General BS
Topic: Another Try....
Replies: 42
Views: 7162

Re: Another Try....

Bruce won't tell you who was the person was that was asking him about 3 weeks ago if he would use a transbrake if it helped make the car run faster. Hold on, I found it the text was Sept 19 at 3:16pm. One word that describes Bruce when I tell him things that will make the car faster STUBBORN!!!!!!!
by bracketchev1221
Tue Oct 07, 2014 7:32 am
Forum: General BS
Topic: Another Try....
Replies: 42
Views: 7162

Re: Another Try....

I'll get this car to run if it kills me. And it probably will especially trying to convince Bruce of things. :smt021
by bracketchev1221
Thu Sep 25, 2014 5:19 am
Forum: Paint and Body
Topic: It's comming along nicely!
Replies: 104
Views: 17553

Re: It's comming along nicely!

Stepping up to a Camaro is too big of a step for Nova owners....... They need to take baby steps and then once they are found to be worthy, then, just maybe they may be ready. But testing shows that most Nova owners can handle the raw performance of such a great car like the Camaro. Right Chris.......
by bracketchev1221
Mon Sep 15, 2014 7:37 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Bore and stroke for new motor
Replies: 14
Views: 7476

Re: Bore and stroke for new motor

Here is my take on big block chevy combinations based on my bracket racing expereince. Rod length means nothing. It is a component of the engine to connect the piston to the crank. The biggest gain to long rod length is being able to make the counterweights big enough to avoid externally balancing a...
by bracketchev1221
Fri Sep 12, 2014 5:08 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspension
Topic: Keep tuning?
Replies: 9
Views: 2674

Re: Keep tuning?

I think s&w race cars has a setup with a rubber bumper. I think that's where mine are from.
by bracketchev1221
Thu Sep 11, 2014 5:49 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Bore and stroke for new motor
Replies: 14
Views: 7476

Re: Bore and stroke for new motor

Oh, I saw your comment about rpm limits. My 540 was run on the dyno to 7500 rpm and has been at 7800 in the car with teh 4.56's in it. So large bore has no effect on rpm. A 540 probably could use a 335 head as being correct. Having the supercharger on it, I think it will overcome a small 310 port by...
by bracketchev1221
Wed Sep 10, 2014 8:00 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspension
Topic: Keep tuning?
Replies: 9
Views: 2674

Re: Keep tuning?

An adjustable front travel limiter is always good to have. Tighten it down until the 60' falls off and leave it there. Any travel beyond what the car needs, does nothing but stick the nose up in the wind and screw with the front end alignment. I have used them in my car forever. Also, stiffen the fr...
by bracketchev1221
Wed Sep 10, 2014 7:55 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: oil rings
Replies: 2
Views: 1230

Re: oil rings

If its not fouling plugs or smoking badly, I wouldn't worry about it. Low tension rings tend to use more oil because they dont's scrape the oil off as much.