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Thread: We Haven't Had A Good Car Thread In A While...........My '67 Chevelle

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    Thanks.....

    for starting this thread. This has been some absolutely wonderful reading. Quite a collection of gear-heads in this group.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackie schmidt View Post
    Those are some great vintage pics, Al.

    And that 409 Bel Aire Post Car is super cool. There couldn't have been many of those made.

    If you love "W" motors, you will love this,..http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=...ail&FORM=VIRE3

    Stack on a set of Edlebrock Heads and it's 1963 again, with a new twist.


    Check out this build.
    http://www.348-409.com/forum/index.p...9-build.22051/

    Another source for W blocks/heads. This build is being done with an aluminum block and heads from Bob Walla. It will be 520 ci and around 800hp they say. It will probably be in Thompson, Ohio the first weekend in June, along with probably 25 or so other W powered cars racing, and 30 or show just showing.

    Later
    Dave
    Last edited by Dave Coots; 02-22-2013 at 09:56 PM.

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    speaking of oldies but goodies

    i went out and function tested two new rifles this afternoon...
    a russian svt 40...semi auto 7.62x54r with sniper 3.5x post scope with 10 rd mag
    and a
    luxenburg fn 49 semi auto 30'06 with a 10x scope and 10 rd mag.....

    the russian is from 1942 and the fn49 is from the 50's

    first rounds fired in nearly 3 months.....needed the therapy


    mike in co

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    ok, I got the pics added on my initial post. As you can see, I like blue........jackie

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    Funny.. I hadn't visited BR Central for several months after not shooting for awhile and the first discussion I see is on cars. There are some great cars listed above. I've gotten away from competitive shooting for a little bit to stay closer to home while my boys are teenagers. But, like everyone else I had to occupy some of my time with something. Well my Dad has always been associated with modified racing since i was a kid in some way, shape, or form.
    My dad and has worked on, built, maintained, and basically crew chief'ed a modified until everyone hung it up in 1983. Well, about 2003 or 2004 we discovered a vintage racing club local to NC/VA area and one of the members come to find out owned a modified and was located bbout 8 miles from me. Got to know Rodney (car owner and driver) and worked on his crew working with chassis setups and general crew work in my spare time. Well last year Rodney had to have major shoulder surgery on both shoulders so he put me in the seat. wow... what a ride. After working on and setting up these cars for many years... to finally jump into the seat was awesome. But to go from never driven under green flag conditions to jumping into a 600+ hp, 2600# full blown modified was a large step. But last season I was able to go the whole season all the way until the last race of the season without putting a scratch on the old girl. But it became really loose and ended up backing into the second turn wall. It was mostly cosmetic damage, but still I was hoping to go a whole season without a problem. But if you race long enough at 100+- mph you will bent it up eventually. But the chassis is all modern day tubular offset chassis with the old tin on top to make them look like the cars I remember seeing race as a kid.

    Car Info for the gearheads:

    Weight: 2635# race ready

    Body: 1939 Ford Coupe (original steel body that was a former race car of the car owner's hero growing up)

    Tires: 15" wide Hoosier racing tires (used tires from NASCAR modified tour cars)

    Motor:
    - 406ci SB Chevrolet (600+hp and 560 ft/# torque off the dyno)
    - Wetsump oil system (because of rules)
    - Lightweight 43# crank
    - 11 to 1 compression
    - Brodix 76cc aluminum angle plug heads
    - 850cfm, double pump, mechanical secondaries carburetor.

    Chassis:
    - homemade modern day NASCAR modified chassis, 2x3 rails with all 1 3/4 dia x .095 wall chrome-moly tubing.
    - coilover shocks/springs on all 4 corners
    - independent front suspension
    - 3 link with torque arm rear-end setup

    Misc:
    - 5 1/2" dia triple clutch
    - 3 speed tranny
    - QuickChange rearend

    it is basically a over sized go-kart that will set you back in the seat under acceleration in a heartbeat and get away from you even quicker if you aren't careful. You can tighten the 5pt harness system to where you can't hardly breath, take it out for 10 laps of practice and have to re-tighten the belts from the centrifugal force of cornering with those big tires. What a ride. The wife isn't happy, but got to live a dream at 45yrs old. Our new season starts in April and will get to race 2 new tracks this year. All of my BR and 600/1000yd guns are still in prime condition and I'll get them back out someday soon.

    http://www.sgpvintageracing.com/rdye9_m47.jpg
    http://www.sgpvintageracing.com/rdye9_m81.jpg
    http://www.sgpvintageracing.com/rdye9_m82.jpg

    Great rides fellas! that 1967 'vette... wow. That was the year I was born and would love to have a '67. Now if Tooley would only let me drive his C6 vette...... still waiting on that!! hehehe

    Be safe, have fun. and keep the hammer down!
    Steve

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    Steve, Great little car glad you got some seat time in it. That had to be a an experiance. In looking at the lines of this little Ford, it got me to thinking what a cool little street car something like that would make. Sectioned and channled but not chopped, run full fenders if I can figure how to section them as well. I think I have just about talked myself into this. I have a 39 Coupe body that would be a start, Hummmmm.

    Would you mind if I contacted you thru a PM and maybe get some measurements?

    Roland

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hombre0321 View Post
    Steve, Great little car glad you got some seat time in it. That had to be a an experiance. In looking at the lines of this little Ford, it got me to thinking what a cool little street car something like that would make. Sectioned and channled but not chopped, run full fenders if I can figure how to section them as well. I think I have just about talked myself into this. I have a 39 Coupe body that would be a start, Hummmmm.

    Would you mind if I contacted you thru a PM and maybe get some measurements?

    Roland
    Roland,
    Maybe the car in this link will give you a few ideas for a street legal hotrod! This is a '35 Chevrolet body but a '39 Ford has nice lines. My Dad has a '35 Ford coupe body that he is building into a race car.. AGAIN.

    http://www.hotrod.com/featuredvehicl...03_1935_chevy/

    Feel free to contact me via email and we can talk. I will help anyway I can. sshelp44 AT gmail dot com

    Steve

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    All I've got

    All my life i wanted a hot rod car. When I was younger I couldn't have one because my dad was working my ass off and I had to have a pick-up. Cars dont do well in the irrigation business. But when I got older I bought a car. It's nothing like you guys have but it's a hoot to drive and I've had a ball with it but I wish some one would buy it. I bought it to put up in the barn but I just can't stand to see it sit there. 2009 Dodge Challenger SRT8.

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    Dennis, as you can see, there are as many varied ideas as to what constitutes a 'hot rod'. Some go for style, some for brutal performance, and some a combination of both.
    The key thing is build what you want, and have a good time doing it. "Hot Rodding" has always been about pushing the envelope, and having fun. .......jackie

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    It never fails that when car guys start talking about their toys, that invariably the conversation turns to the one that got away. I'm one of the few that can say that it didn't happen.....

    I still have my "73" Z-28 that I ordered when I was a senior in high school, still all original with 26k on the odometer:



    It could be bought, but not at original sticker.......

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    A good car story..

    Well, here's my take on it..with gas pushing $4 a gallon a good car is a VW TDI or Prius that gets near 50 mpg. I may be the only one showing up at the shoots?

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    Premium

    When your buying premium its already over $4.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vern View Post
    When your buying premium its already over $4.
    Yes, and I may have to adjust my method of buying severely used Cadillacs that I run to ruin. The numbers are getting so close that it doesn't matter which way I go but with another 37 cent increase I'll be on the bad side of 'break even'.

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    Hey, I have a Saturn Vue I drive back and forth to work.

    My Chevelle is nothing more than an extreme indulgence.

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    Right now, there's some pretty good bang for the buck in late '90's-mid 00's performance cars.

    The LT-1 and LS-1 Camaros/Firebirds and the 2004-2005 GTO's, for example.

    Great thread! -Al

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