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

  1. #226
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    Not into the high performance stuff but like cars anyway. Went to the Minnesota Sreet Rod Assoc show over the weekend, Lots of really nice stuff, something for everyone. Anybody else there from here?

    Jim

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    I was born in St. Paul and have a lot of relatives in the Benson area.

    Mortenson

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    I drove my Malibu to work this morning

    It's been 3 weeks here in Houston that rain hasn't been in the forecast. So I got to drive my Malibu.

    Just thought I would share.

    Life is good.

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  4. #229
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    Quote Originally Posted by mike in co View Post
    i was never into big muscle cars..i followed and worked road racing, f1, canam, nascar on road courses.

    i built a 1960 bug......VW BUG YOU SAY!!

    TIME PERIOD..1972....
    1800 cc
    scat crank
    wild cam...one of two i owned both..power range was narrow..4500to 7500..with an 8000rpm limiter...
    car had a roll cage tied into suspension points
    no heater no radio no carperts
    fibreglass one pc hood and fenders...
    2" dropped front axle
    now this was a street car...daily driiver...25 mpg for 16 yrs
    two 2bbl webber carbs
    8000 rpm in 1/2...7500 rpm in 3rd....in 16 yrs never had it flat out in 4th.
    stock gear ratios but lots of durability mods to the transaxle.......including 5 mounting points.
    did do over 120...and the numbers say if you drop another 1000 rpm for 4th gear..top end would be 135+/-.....
    oh for the days when you could get real premium gas....
    raced it in hawaii....short road course type stuff( we had part of the new highway before it opened)
    it weighed all of 1500 lbs....
    it was stolen in 1981....fed hot car list...
    oppps i forgot...
    dry sump oil system scavanging pump and supply pump ...9 quart sys

    mike in co
    Hey Mikey,
    A couple guys on this forum know VWs. Be careful what you post.

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    My top Machinist took his 2017 ZO-6 Vette to Late Model Race Cars in Houston. They installed their 800 HP package. Insane.

    https://youtu.be/PX5-by09U94

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    Thought I'd add an end-of-season update as to where we're at with the car.

    A mid season converter change helped quite a bit. We picked away at some other small things and also found some improvement. As it sits now, the car is a solid .80-.85 under in decent conditions (no altitude correction) in this part of the country. A good barometer here is 28.8 (uncorrected) so I'm pretty pleased, all in all.

    Where I go from here with it, I'm not sure..but it's been fun!

    Last edited by Al Nyhus; 02-03-2018 at 08:19 AM.

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    Went to some drag races down in Bradenton,Fl a few years ago and of course they had the bracket cars running too. The really interesting part though was that the $10,000 prize money was won by a guy driving a weekend rental car!...a Ford Focus to be exact.
    Good luck with your car.

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    Nice ride Al. I was fortunate enough to make National Dragster magazine this month from the Hot Rod Reunion in June.
    Last edited by Dave Coots; 09-25-2017 at 04:33 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Coots View Post
    Nice ride Al. I was fortunate enough to make National Dragster magazine this month from the Hot Rod Reunion in June.
    'Way cool, Dave! I thought of you this summer as I crossed the Cedar River on my way to Earlville (Tri States Raceway) in July and September. Told my traveling partner of your exploits in building a dike around your place during the flooding...unreal. -Al

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    Quote Originally Posted by Al Nyhus View Post
    Thought I'd add an end-of-season update as to where we're at with the car.

    A mid season converter change helped quite. We picked away at some other small things and also found some improvement. As it sits now, the car is a solid .80-.85 under in decent conditions (no altitude correction) in this part of the country. A good barometer here is 28.8 (uncorrected) so I'm pretty pleased, all in all.

    Where I go from here with it, I'm not sure..but it's been fun!

    Al,

    I noticed that the car has a Bullet Cams sticker on it. Bullet cams is just another company that uses our crankshaft balancing machine.

    www.crankbalancer.com

    Michael

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    Quote Originally Posted by mturner View Post
    Al, I noticed that the car has a Bullet Cams sticker on it. Bullet cams is just another company that uses our crankshaft balancing machine.

    www.crankbalancer.com Michael
    Michael, it's strange how people are connected, isn't it? I used to buy camshafts from John back when he worked at Lunati. Bullet does great cranks (as well as cams) and your equipment is one of the reasons why. -Al

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    I took My Grandkids To The Houston Autorama Yesterday

    We all loaded up in my '67 Malibu and went to the Houston Autorama Yesterday. We then drove down to Kemah to the Aquarium.

    The kids love my car. The sound, the god awful power, and of course, the attention.

    All in all, a great day.

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    I know most of the guys here are muscle car folks... I had one of these in college days and have been in love with them ever since. I found this pic and couldn't resist. After about a year I came to my senses and got a real car. However, the memories I have of driving my Berkeley are priceless.

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    Good stuff. -Al

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    Motorcycle roadracers

    Any roadracers in the crowd ?
    I spent many years chasing titles for amature roadracing .
    Home track was Nelson Ledges .
    The late 70s and early 80s was a fun time with large grids and the American pros dominated Europe at that time .
    I love cars but racing them cost way more than motorbikes.
    Bill
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