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  • squirrel
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    I'm pretty happy with how the car performed on Drag Week this year. There are a few things that cause problems...the blower was a big one, but I think we have that mostly figured out now. I probably ought to O ring the intake manifold, that would be a big help.

    The new mufflers are great. The air shocks worked fine. The new seats are so-so...better than before, but still not very comfortable after a week. I'll keep looking for something better.

    The new distributor has some issues, mainly my fault for not taking the effort to completely sort out the advance curve. It comes on too early, and I didn't tighten the stop things well enough, so they slipped. Loctite and a different spring should solve it. The points are still working OK after the 4000 mile drive. Although I never put a dwell meter on it. The plugs are the same ones I put in last September on the last week of Drag Week 14. They are kind of brown, but seem to be firing ok.

    Oil consumption on this engine is surprisingly low, about 1 quart or less per thousand miles. The new transmission work and new converter seem to be doing fine, although I ought to pull the pan and see for sure. Never had any hints of slipping or noises out of it.

    The driveline angle is something I had not really paid attention to. It seems to be slightly pinion down right now, I guess I need to see how much it changes at launch, and see if I can raise it up any to get rid of the remaining vibration around 45-55 mph.

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  • squirrel
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    add about 70 miles more for when the odometer got stuck just outside of St Louis. This old car is getting wore out.

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  • corvettedad
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    Congrats Jim, always like the Chevy II's and the blower don't hurt it.

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  • silver_bullet
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    according to the hotrod website. Jim took class and sealed hood honors!!!

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  • oletrux4evr
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    Congrats Jim, never a doubt! (I know you had some, but we didn't!)

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  • silver_bullet
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    We figured that you won, but, were hoping for the best on the blower... any luck on the sealed hood award?

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  • langleylad
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    safe journey

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  • squirrel
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    thanks!

    yeah I used my spare belt on Monday after we rebuilt the blower. I tore a few teeth of the belt that was on when it seized. The new belt lasted all week, but on the last run Friday I missed 3rd gear and it revved kind of high, I don't know if that caused it, but it stripped half the teeth off the belt. I put the old belt back on, for the drive home, it's doing fine so far.

    we made it to Warsaw MO, visiting a friend, and will hit the road again in the morning.

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  • RustyRodder
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    Awesome!!!

    I have to say, Jim is on my shortlist of guys on here Id love to hang out with at drag week.

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  • Deaf Bob
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    Originally posted by tardis454 View Post
    And... Jim won his class.
    That is GREAT NEWS!
    Was there any doubt?

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  • tardis454
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    And... Jim won his class.

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  • langleylad
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    When I was 16 my first car was a 64 Chevy II . When I was in grade 8 the cool guy in grade 12 had one with a 327, Smokey ram intake , 4 speed with a Hurst vertigate shifter , Centerlines , minitubed , etc... I've always loved these cars but this one is just too cool .

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  • silver_bullet
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    Heard that you had more issues with the blower... were you able to get it sorted out?

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  • squirrel
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    we saw that pic when we were eating lunch today. cool!

    Discovered last night the radiator is leaking, but it's not a big hole, and we will try the stop leak thing some more to see if we can get it all plugged up. I can disconnect one end of the upper hose to add water or stop leak.

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    I'm glad to see you all over Hot Rod's Facebook Page.

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