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    What's Winter Projects look like?

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    Ron Clevenger

    Number of posts : 95
    Location : Visalia, Ca
    Registration date : 2009-03-03

    What's Winter Projects look like?

    Post by Ron Clevenger on January 12th 2011, 1:17 pm

    Just wondering what everyone is working on over the winter. Any upgrades or changes?

    We are changing over to 1/2" exhaust pushrods. Last year the 7/16 ones were bending a little. On the Big Chief head the exhaust pushrods get a little long.

    Also changing over to a front mounted fuel tank from one behind the driver cage. That might be a little touchy with the ProCharger blow thru carb deal on fuel return. But we'll see when we test when the weather clears up a bit.

    Other than that just checking the engine over. Did a cylinder leak down and my jaw hit the shop floor when completed. Best cylinder was 5% and the worst was 8%.......Man!!! I've never had that good of leak downs at the end of the year before. That's currently one happy engine, hope it stays that way for race budgets sake.

    How about any of you new guys looking us over. What kind of rides do you have??? Hope to see you out there this year.

    Blessings........Ron.
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    teamoutcast

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    Age : 42
    Location : Sparks,nv
    Registration date : 2009-03-04

    Re: What's Winter Projects look like?

    Post by teamoutcast on January 22nd 2011, 8:32 pm

    Well alot going on here to get ready for fuel.Cam is getting reground,manifold is getting a second set of port nozzels drilled in it,got the under drive done for the duel 1200 fuel pumps,got the second barrel valve on the injector,will have pistons in a couple of weeks.Still have to finish the rear wing,the body and the front wing.Hopping to start towards the end of febuary.Yup alot of stuff going on here.Well talk to you guys later.
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    james hartley

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    Location : hanford
    Registration date : 2009-04-01

    Re: What's Winter Projects look like?

    Post by james hartley on April 29th 2011, 12:07 am

    Haven't checked in awhile but we got the car to the track. On its first fuel pass ever, Halstead drove it to about 450ft with one hole totally out. Coasted to a 7.04 @133. Brunt 1 piston but during service we found a cracked main cap. All repaired and motor being assembled this weekend, hope to join you guys soon. video on you-tube under "Scared Straight Fuel Altered"
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    Steve

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    Location : El Cerrito Ca
    Registration date : 2009-03-06

    Re: What's Winter Projects look like?

    Post by Steve on April 29th 2011, 3:38 am

    It will be good to see a fire breathing altered. Will Mike be driving?
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    Ron Clevenger

    Number of posts : 95
    Location : Visalia, Ca
    Registration date : 2009-03-03

    Re: What's Winter Projects look like?

    Post by Ron Clevenger on April 29th 2011, 2:55 pm

    Good to see you get that project to the track.

    Well, one burned piston and one run, that's a lot better than some I know for sure.

    Hope to see you out there soon.

    Blessings............Ron
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    james hartley

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    Location : hanford
    Registration date : 2009-04-01

    Re: What's Winter Projects look like?

    Post by james hartley on April 29th 2011, 7:28 pm

    We had a spark plug boot slip up in the tube so we didn't have a good solid connection to the spark plug; enough to fire at idle but not on a load. So that caused the over boost which took out #1. Hopefully we wont kill 1 per run Smile once we get a bit sorted.
    Mike is the only person I want to drive it but when he has a conflict with the Bomb Squad car I might need a back-up.

    Brad Thompson is handling the tune up.

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