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You have stated your a 30 year track guy so I feel the the last post is BS.
I've seen your gold painted aluminum slots and thought they were low...
Heads and hardware alone
Hold off on spending a damn thing on it until you have played with it a bit.
Your buddy's will make it look easy by applying what they know in...
1.39 60 foot times are additive .
I forgot to mention the loose converters and deep gears and lousy gas mileage.
I say go with what you know and build a stroker small block. Starting over with a new engine family is starting from scratch in mopar world....
I haven't seen epoxy primer dip but I have seen E-cote like the coating on new sheetmetal parts.
This could be fun, just running with what you have! Buy a decent converter for it and gears and run the hell out of it.
Anything faster than 11.5 must have a cage that must be tied to the frame so you will be adding weight if you get to that point. Other than the...
The worn OE shock is what I had, the car lifted the front about 6" when it came down it was game on.
It doesn't work.
It's obvious the boy has spent time with you and the car, so the car will for the rest of his life be a connection to you. I'm a grandfather...
Your work is very kleen, we all sould have such a midlife crisis!
I started going to the track in 1977 and I've seen more than a few cars go through the light's on the roof. I wouldn't wish that on anyone.
I highly recommend that anyone working on this old junk that can't weld take a class at the local community college on welding then buy a welder...
12 or 13 to 1 CR and e-85 if it's available in your area, it makes a little more power and runs cooler.......:thumbsup:
So what bolt pattern does this have? 5x4.5 or 5x5.5
I used a 8 3/4 from a 60s d100 in my 77.
The best you could do is contact Calvert, I think they have the monoleaf for it. At least I've seen it on one and talked with the owner.
Put a 4.25 crank in it to get It rolling and run 11.50+ with no cage.
I like it plus I have all the mounts headers, pan etc. new or used to do the swap.
The stub stack takes a bit of fitting but I was pleased with it , a choke isn't completely necessary but nice for a driver.
It would not work with...
I've tried the stub stack on both my 650 and 850 it was worth about 6 to 8 hp on the dyno. I had considered removing the air horn on both but have...
I think you've got it!
I've ran spools and Detroit lockers on the street, I'd rather run the spool. But aftermarket axles are required with the green bearings.
I don't know if you realize it or not yet but that's Jacob's car, you've burned it into his heart and soul..:)