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jackie schmidt
08-14-2015, 08:08 PM
It's the latest Holley MultiPort Fuel Injection on my 540 Cubic Inch Rat. It runs REALLY good.



http://benchrest.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16595&stc=1&d=1439597256

jackie schmidt
08-14-2015, 08:09 PM
http://benchrest.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16596&stc=1&d=1439597325

jackie schmidt
08-14-2015, 08:10 PM
http://benchrest.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16597&stc=1&d=1439597373

ebb
08-14-2015, 08:19 PM
I cant get used to not seeing a pair of Hollies on a beautiful car like that. I guess I am getting toooooo old.

jackie schmidt
08-14-2015, 10:05 PM
I used to be like that. But I like all the new, modern stuff. The 540 just looks like a Big Block Chevy, there ain't a Chevy Part in it. The transmission is a TCI 6x 6 speed auto. The entire supension is all aftermarket high performance items. The Rear end is a strange unit.

It's a custom hot rod. Pure and simple.

Gene Beggs
08-14-2015, 10:34 PM
Jackie, that's an impressive car! :cool:

As a young man, I loved the Chevelles. I had 66, 67 and 68 models.

I wouldn't dare ride with you in that fuel injected hot rod; you'd scare me to death. :p

Congratulations on pursuing your passions in life. You go to the extremes in whatever you do. Proud of you man.

Gene Beggs

linekin
08-15-2015, 05:21 AM
I've always wanted a '67 Chevelle since a friend had one in high school.
His had the 396 w 4 speed. He'd place a $10 bill on the dash & if you could reach forward & grab it when he punched it it was yours. I don't remember if anyone ever got it or not.
I can only imagine what that monster will do!
Thanks for sharing, & bringing back an ol' memory
Keith

Mike Bryant
08-15-2015, 02:21 PM
There was about a '69 Chevelle with 396, 4 speed with some kind of race cam that gave it that loping sound when I was in high school. Insurance for it was supposed to be outrageous. I'm with EBB on with it not having a Holley four barrel it doesn't look right. But, I agree with you on updating it to more modern. More reliable and more power if you need it. No such thing as too much fun, no such thing as too much power.

bryan
08-15-2015, 05:29 PM
I agree that a carb, or multiples thereof need to be on the Chevelle and other cars of the era, but FI is a definite upgrade! Of note, NHRA Pro Stock cars are required to have fuel injection for 2016. Should be interesting!
Bryan

tim
08-15-2015, 05:56 PM
Looks sweet. Now if you ever get bored with it imagine how neat an 8 stack will look up there.

JohnsonGunsmith
08-15-2015, 07:42 PM
Jakie I'll take some of the heat off of you and get down right blasphemous. I have been busy not making matches this year but working on a 1968 nova. Im putting a 5.3 LS in it with a precision 76mm turbo and 4l80e transmission and here it comes a ford 9 inch with a locker! Have a ways to go but if people are upset about no carb then this should upset a few. 16598 I hope to be shooting again next year but just had twins and I'm busy life is good.

jackie schmidt
08-15-2015, 08:53 PM
Jakie I'll take some of the heat off of you and get down right blasphemous. I have been busy not making matches this year but working on a 1968 nova. Im putting a 5.3 LS in it with a precision 76mm turbo and 4l80e transmission and here it comes a ford 9 inch with a locker! Have a ways to go but if people are upset about no carb then this should upset a few. 16598 I hope to be shooting again next year but just had twins and I'm busy life is good.

Two years ago when I had the 540 built, I had to decide whether to go the LS route or have a really nice Rat built. Since I have been fooling with Big a Block Chevys my whole adult life, I went with the 540.

But there is no doubt as to the potential of the LS platform. There is now an entire industry built around the LS.

I get a kick out of the guys that keep it simple. Go to a junkyard, get a pull out 5.3 complete for around $750, put it in whatever, add a Chinese Turbo, re chip the fuel ,injection, and run "10's".

When it blows, just go get another one.

Hot Rodding is about having fun. If you can't sleep at night because you are not 100% sure that the clamps on your radiator hose are "correct", then you ain't having fun.

Wilbur
08-16-2015, 01:06 AM
Jackie, ...........I wouldn't dare ride with you in that fuel injected hot rod; you'd scare me to death. :p..........

Gene Beggs

I'd ride with Jackie, and maybe my wife, but that's about it. I wouldn't ride with me under any circumstances.

JohnsonGunsmith
08-16-2015, 12:21 PM
They are doing amazing things with Chinese turbos but I'm using a PTE (precision turbo and engine) turbo because I we all know the China quality is very inconsistent at best. Holding for 650-700 crankshaft horse power at 10-12PSI which with my research is very doable. A few more weeks parts and ready to build the engine but a complete rewire is needed also good thing painless wireing is here in Ft. Worth. 16617

JohnsonGunsmith
08-16-2015, 12:22 PM
My stainless turbo headers are pretty too16618

jackie schmidt
08-16-2015, 01:20 PM
My stainless turbo headers are pretty too16618

Those look nice. Did you build those,or buy them?.

The headers on my 540 are 2 1/8 Lemons.

When I started this 540 project a little over 2 years ago, my intentions were to finally end up with a ProCharger at about 7 lbs of boost, which would be about 1000 hp. This Holley Fuel Injection was the next step toward this goal.But, Since the engine is bumg 10 to 1 compression, that might be off the table. It would work with a MethInjection set up, and the Holley Fuel Injections Computor would controle it all, but I really should have set the engine up at 8.5 to 1.

I am just going to drive it now. Unloading 700 ft lbs of torqe in. 3600 LB street car is a fun filled handful now. So I might just hold off a while.

The easiest way to get the compression down would be to order a set of the same Air Flow Research heads as the ones I have on it now, with 118 cc combustion chambers instead of the110's on it now.

Eidolon
08-16-2015, 05:48 PM
Memories. I had a '67 in 1977. Mouse motor. Took the angle plug heads in for a three angle valve job and new seals. The sob's tried to give me back straight plug heads. Oh did we have an argument. No details but I got my heads back.

JohnsonGunsmith
08-16-2015, 07:19 PM
I bought them. Wish I had the equipment to build them. I would love a nice TIG setup. I have a set of heads that lowers compression so I can run 93 octane but plan on bumping up the boost and running some Sunoco 110 from the racetrack (less than 5 miles from me)when I want to play. Should be fun but that 540 is a torque monster I'm sure. When I get the bugs worked out ill drive it down to a Tomball match sometime. I miss shooting down there a lot of good people and always loved hearing people cuss the pea gravel. Guess I'm just weird I kinda like re gravel seems less formal and more like your just shooting with friends. Although I'm sure the development to the west is hurting that a bit.
Have a good one Jackie and I hope my Nova comes out 1/2 as nice as your 67.

Butch Lambert
08-16-2015, 07:36 PM
Jackie,
I believe LS3s are about 3-4 times the $750. I wouldn't have anything that wasn't EFI.

Fretka
08-16-2015, 09:03 PM
Tuning carbs= multiple trips to the internet/shop

Tuning EFI= Laptop and 10 mins.

Lee Martin
08-16-2015, 09:38 PM
Lemons makes a great header. I'm stuffing a 632 in my 64 Chevy II and they'll be bending pipe for it.

-Lee
www.singleactions.com

Dave Coots
08-18-2015, 08:17 PM
I cant get used to not seeing a pair of Hollies on a beautiful car like that. I guess I am getting toooooo old.

Is this what you're looking for Ebb? Old school with a 4 speed behind it.

Nice car Jackie. I think the 66, 67, 68 Chevelles are some of the best looking Chevys ever made, except maybe for the 62 Impala..........................

Later
Dave

Dave Coots
08-18-2015, 08:21 PM
Tuning carbs= multiple trips to the internet/shop

Tuning EFI= Laptop and 10 mins.

Have not touched my Edelebrocks except the idle with 2 different sets of heads in 5 years.

Dave

Butch Lambert
08-18-2015, 10:27 PM
Dave,
My favorite is the 66-67 Nova.

Dave Coots
08-18-2015, 10:54 PM
Dave,
My favorite is the 66-67 Nova.

Hi Butch. First new car I bought was a 68 Nova 325hp 327. Had it a year and flipped it. Couldn't make the corner at 110mph. Got it paid off early.:cool:

Later
Dave

jackie schmidt
08-19-2015, 12:53 AM
Dave,
My favorite is the 66-67 Nova.

I can't argue with that, Butch.

Like Dave, I really like the '62/'63 Impalas as well.

Andy Cross
08-19-2015, 02:35 AM
About a life time ago I drove a TFC. So you know what I'd like to see on a car like that. A 6:71 screw type positive displacement blower.
Andy.

glynn angle
08-19-2015, 08:19 AM
Dave,
My favorite is the 66-67 Nova.

My first new car was a 66 Super Sport 350 hp 327 with the close ratio 4 speed. I traded in a 57 Chevy with a BUILT 283..bored to 302 with twin 4 barrel's . Wish I still had them both !!

Dave Coots
08-19-2015, 08:22 AM
Here's one I had in 1966. 327/250 3 on the tree.