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: 355 Street Motors???


SMLBLK66
23rd-November-2010, 07:50 PM
Well since everyone always wants to know what there car "SHOULD" run on here. Im going to switch it up and ask what your cars "DO" run. Would like to here about the "street cars" with a 383 or smaller cubic inch enginges and there set ups and how good they have gotten them to run thus far. Not wanting times on 13.0:1 motors with huge solid rollers that run on some 50/50 mix gas and calling it a street car cause you drive it to the store to pick up a six pack. I want to hear about a true street car that can and is driven on the street on a regular basis.


I guess Ill start.

1970 Chevelle:
355 SBC
Stock crank/rods. Rods have been ground and polished w/ ARP bolts
KB hyper pistons with a .200 Dome
Set of Eddy RPM heads with the 70 cc chambers. 7/16 crane golds 1.6 ratio
Team G intake with a Holley 750 DP with the choke horn milled off
MSD ign.
Comp Cams 294S FT cam. .525 lift (.560 w/1.6 rocker) .248@050 on a 110 LS 106 CL.
TH400 with a full manual VB and a Redneck 3500 conv.
8.2 10 bolt w/eaton posi and 4.11 gears
Car weights 3600 lbs with out me in it And has ran the best of 12.53 @110 MPH on just the motor with 93 oct. pump gas. Car ran consistant 12.70's @ 107. Could have been a bracket car.

Now I know this is not a Nova, however this motor will be going in my 66 Nova in a few weeks and the times should be alot better given the 66 is about 800 lbs lighter. Also has a trans break and a 4.30 gear in it. My guess is it should do 11.80-90's. Just do to the fact of the weight differance. We will see how it does in a few weeks. :yes:

bowtie0069
23rd-November-2010, 09:09 PM
Not wanting times on 13.0:1 motors with huge solid rollers that run on some 50/50 mix gas and calling it a street car cause you drive it to the store to pick up a six pack.

I drove my 14.5-1 406 with a 283 at .050" solid roller from L.A. to Nashville
on pump gas--6000 rpm 8" converter too. Ran 10.80's when I got home--9.80's with a 200 shot. Raced on good gas, driven on junk gas as low as 90 octane.

The current 11.9-1 410" has run 6.60's at 101 on straight Arco 91--but it's much easier to tune with a splash of race gas--6.48/104.95 so far-- it's not a car that most people would want to drive for any distance, but I've owned it since 1984 and it has seen a lot of street miles. I drive it to the track with no tools or support, so it needs to be somewhat reliable.

Dale's old red 66 is still very impressive to me--12.12/114 with a combo grandma could drive anywhere, and the 3.08's, tiny tires, and totally stock suspension just shouldn't have had it running so fast!

OOPS! I forgot these are all over your cu. in. limit--I'll let you know how my 383 turns out in the El Camino. And then it's on to my 377 hyd. roller combo (just because I have a standard bore late model roller block and lifters)

Roy66
23rd-November-2010, 09:23 PM
355 stock bottom end kb hyper flat tops . comp xtreme cam and springs with less than .500 lift . Trick flow tw 64cc heads. RPM air gap 650dp holley. 1.5 roller tips. mallory mech advance.Headers unknown 3inch collector with 3inch full exhaust 2 chamber flowmasters. 350t shift kit 3000 BM . 12 bolt MT ET streets and 373 Best run cool air 7.70 at 90 mph. Now i back the stock 3.31 and run 7.78-8.00 eight mile times.

mikeorwan
23rd-November-2010, 10:33 PM
GMPP ZZ4 Fastburn 385 crate motor, 350 ci, 10-1 comp, Lunati Voodoo 231/236 at 050, 535/550 lift, Prosystems carb, Eddy RPM Air Gap w/1" spacer, 10" 4000 stall Coan, 4.10's, CE slapper bars, MT 275/60/15 DR's, TH350 trans, 4th gen- 3750lb with driver.

12.42's all day, 12.32/109 mph current best, 1.70/60' all day, lifts the front wheels a couple inches on launch.

Runs fine on 91-93 octane pump gas, if I back the timing down 4-6 degrees she lives just fine on 89 octane for driving around. Love the MSD 8630 timing dial just for this purpose!!!

The Big Al
23rd-November-2010, 11:29 PM
355 here! Till this winter! Will be building a new short block 406!

http://www.stevesnovasite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=85705

wht73
23rd-November-2010, 11:47 PM
355/ 10:1 comp, Afr competition heads ,195 cc w/2.05,1.6 valves
Cam Motion custom HR. 227/232, .528/.535 lift @ 110
Air Gap w/"1 open spacer ,780 PS carb, hooker 1-3/4 supercomps into a DR Gas 3-2.5 X pipe into 2.5 ultraflos and 2.5 tails to the bumper.

T-350 and a "8 treemaster converter , 8.5 w/3.73's

3500#'s w/me in it

Best so far 1.66 '60, 7.4 91mph 1/8, 11.75/114.2 1/4. Still tweaking.

Bench seats and column shifted.

Ryan V64SS
23rd-November-2010, 11:52 PM
My 10.4 to 1, solid roller pump gas 406 runs consistent 10.80's and a best of 10.79 on motor, driven to the track and cruised all over the place.

Looser converter, 1.6 rockers and a bigger carb in hopes of 10.30-40's then I spray it.:D

All this on 235 radials:yes:

Glenn
24th-November-2010, 12:13 AM
Dale's old red 66 is still very impressive to me--12.12/114 with a combo grandma could drive anywhere, and the 3.08's, tiny tires, and totally stock suspension just shouldn't have had it running so fast!




Where can I see and read about this Red '66 owned by Dale?

Manford
24th-November-2010, 12:50 AM
i had a mild 355 in my nova a few years ago.
flat top pistons, comp 274h extream energy hydrualic flat tappet, sportsman II 200 runner heads, airgap intake, 780 vac. holley,2500 stall, 26'' tire,4.10 gear ran a best of 11.96 at 116 in great air,ran consistant 12.20's at 112 in the summer time.

fasteddie
24th-November-2010, 02:16 AM
355 with 6" rods and Diamond forged flat pistons
Cola forged crank
Edelbrock Rpm heads 64cc untouched
Team G intake
Quick Fuel 750dp
Solid flat tappet cam .535-.542 lift .252-.256 duration @ .050 ground on a 109
Timing at 40* with msd dist and 6 al box
1 5/8" hooker comp headers
2 1/2" exhaust all the way over the rearend with super 40 flowmasters
Th 350 with a Redneck 4000 stall (flashes 4200)
9" ford rear with a Ford Racing posi unit and 3.82 gears
Cal trac rear suspension (leafs,bars and rancho's)
Morroso Trick springs up front with Calvert 90/10's
275/60/15 drag radial
3400lbs with me in it (68 nova)

Best on motor is 12.32 @ 109 with a 1.67 60ft on 91 octane

Best on a 140 shot of Nitrous is 10.96 @ 120 with a 1.52 60ft (91 octane mixed with some 110) timing at 26*

I drive this car everywhere with out any worries except gas stations!:devil:

bowtie0069
24th-November-2010, 02:37 AM
Here's a link to a story I wrote on Dale's car:
http://maxchevy.com/features/2008/iii_1-snoke-1.html

67SHOEBOX
24th-November-2010, 09:35 AM
355 here! Till this winter! Will be building a new short block 406!

http://www.stevesnovasite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=85705

Thats what I run, 406sbc thats procharged and made 725rwhp 9:5-1 compression and runs on 93 octane, and its driven !!!!!

lktna
24th-November-2010, 09:46 AM
I know you said you didn't want to hear about 13:0:1 motors, mine is close. Mine is a 350 bored .060 over with Ross .250 dome pistons, Dart Iron Eagle 230 cc intake runners and 64 combution chambers. I also run a .630/.627 solid roller with 1.6 rockers. So I guess I don't have what you really wanted to hear. But my car is a street car. I put 4500 to 6000 miles a year on my car. The thing that kills my times right now is I am a 4 speed car. I leave on the 2 step at 4100 and my car runs 7.40's at 95 mph on 28x10.50's M/T Sportsman Pros.

levisnteeshirt
24th-November-2010, 11:15 AM
surprised me ,,,, maybe i was a lil rough on it how i drove it ,,, i kept alot tore up behind it , but never had a problem with the motor

355 KB flat tops
stock 5.7 rods , with arp bolts
stock cast crank , balanced rotator
ported 462 heads , matched to a 1205 gasket , 2.02/1.60's
Victor jr and Team G 7530 single plane intakes
Lunati 252/260 solid roller , 108 lsa , 104 ICL 606 lift
Harland Sharp 1.5 rockers
Comp Cams stud girdle
Stock point dist. with one set of accel points triggering a MSD 6AL
Blaster Coil

2700 ft altitude ,, usually a .40 altitude factor

TCI super street fighter converter , would flash to over 5000 then pull down to 3800 ,, had this in a turbo 350 and a glide ,, with a 1.82 glide and a 557 gear , 29.5 tires it would run 7.28's off the trailer round after round with a 750 dp ,, found out i had been fighting a bad coil , then tried a 650 dp ran a 7.24 falling flat 3 times without slosh tubes , took it back the next day and it broke another converter ,, so i sold it

looks like i'll be building another 355 11.5 comp ,6 in rods ,, 220 pro action heads , crower 252/260 solid roller , 105 LSA , deciding on intakes ,, hate to go far from what that one was , because i don't think i ever got the best et out of it

Smooth 72
24th-November-2010, 10:43 PM
Heres a few pics of my Engines

Current build 406:
11.375.1 Mahle pistons
Scat crank and 6" rods
internally balanced
melling select pump
7 quart pan
210cc Pro-Filer's 66cc 2.08-1.60's
1.5 Harland sharps
Lunati VooDoo Solid roller 243-249 @.050 585"
Rev Kit
Hurricane intake 1"HVH
750 mighty Demon
MSD Billet ignition with ss coil & 6AL
SFI dampner
CSR pump

Turbo 400 4,200 stahl ATI
narrowed 9" 4.56 gears
aluminum drive shaft
with a 4-link

http://img101.imageshack.us/img101/5664/profiler038.jpg
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By profleetline (http://profile.imageshack.us/user/profleetline) at 2010-11-19nova

My lil 355 in Nova
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SMLBLK66
24th-November-2010, 11:47 PM
The motor in the car is supper clean. But man that is alot of blue.:D

jason snyder
26th-November-2010, 11:07 PM
my example , (sold) 65 nova 355 10.7 compression ,homeported 461 fuelie heads . hyd flat tappet isky 236-236 @ .050 .510-.510 on a 106lsa . singleplane weiand (old school) XPERT intake manifold . th400 3500 converter , 4.11 gear . 3300lbs w/driver . 8 inch slicks ....12.0-11.90 @116mph .

davidr5610
28th-November-2010, 09:30 PM
355 with flat tops, very small cam (pretty much stock), stock heads, basic bolt-ons, stock converter, 3.08 gears, 13.82.

Now the rebuilt version should be faster, I'll let you know when it makes a pass.

teddisnoke
29th-November-2010, 12:50 AM
I sure love reading of these recipes!!

As soon as I recover from some customer shop projects, I'm going to pick up on a project build bowtie0069 (Morgan) and I started sometime back. A cloner build-up like his roller 410, but with a cheapo set of new Vortecs,a GM dual plane manifold, roller rockers and a 770 Street Avenger. Mikes old set of Malhe pistons will bump the compression ratio up a bit, but I'm going to try to see if we can cut some reliefs in them to bring the compression ratio down to where it won't grumble too much on pump gas. The idea is to still use the basic idea of the old tomato 406, but with more cubes, but still use that .480 lift cam. My hopes are for 550 lbs. ft. of torque with about 430 horspeower! Another grunt-monkey!

big ragu
29th-November-2010, 10:00 AM
Thats a clean setup

Heres a few pics of my Engines

Current build 406:
11.375.1 Mahle pistons
Scat crank and 6" rods
internally balanced
melling select pump
7 quart pan
210cc Pro-Filer's 66cc 2.08-1.60's
1.5 Harland sharps
Lunati VooDoo Solid roller 243-249 @.050 585"
Rev Kit
Hurricane intake 1"HVH
750 mighty Demon
MSD Billet ignition with ss coil & 6AL
SFI dampner
CSR pump

Turbo 400 4,200 stahl ATI
narrowed 9" 4.56 gears
aluminum drive shaft
with a 4-link

http://img101.imageshack.us/img101/5664/profiler038.jpg
By profleetline (http://profile.imageshack.us/user/profleetline) at 2010-11-19
http://img683.imageshack.us/img683/9830/profiler040.jpg
By profleetline (http://profile.imageshack.us/user/profleetline) at 2010-11-19
http://img513.imageshack.us/img513/6735/profiler042.jpg
By profleetline (http://profile.imageshack.us/user/profleetline) at 2010-11-19nova

My lil 355 in Nova
http://img841.imageshack.us/img841/892/show2010008.jpg
By profleetline (http://profile.imageshack.us/user/profleetline) at 2010-09-29
http://img710.imageshack.us/img710/7997/show2010006.jpg
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levisnteeshirt
29th-November-2010, 10:20 AM
I sure love reading of these recipes!!

As soon as I recover from some customer shop projects, I'm going to pick up on a project build bowtie0069 (Morgan) and I started sometime back. A cloner build-up like his roller 410, but with a cheapo set of new Vortecs,a GM dual plane manifold, roller rockers and a 770 Street Avenger. Mikes old set of Malhe pistons will bump the compression ratio up a bit, but I'm going to try to see if we can cut some reliefs in them to bring the compression ratio down to where it won't grumble too much on pump gas. The idea is to still use the basic idea of the old tomato 406, but with more cubes, but still use that .480 lift cam. My hopes are for 550 lbs. ft. of torque with about 430 horspeower! Another grunt-monkey!

find this book
http://www.amazon.com/Build-Big-Inch-Chevy-Blocks-Cartech/dp/1884089860

it has an example of a 406 like your wanting , it makes 425 hp and 524 ft lb of torque with stock vortec heads , small hyd cam ,,, i've got it ,, its a good book ,,, some examples of engine packages ,, you'll like it


back to the heart of the thread ,,, a 355 can be fun , especially when yours out runs a couple 383's and 406's that you know they spent way more on it ,,lol ,,,, seems like the bigger they get , the more careful you have to be , or a 355 will smoke 'em

Stevemc79
29th-November-2010, 12:20 PM
My 385"
9.5:1
SRP Forged pistons
Eagle Cast crank
242cc Iron Eagle Platinum CNC'd by M2 66cc
Jesel Shaft rockers +.300 in/ -.100 ex
Crower Solid roller 254/257 @.050 .710" net
Super Victor welded and matched to fel-pro 1209
1" 4 hole spacer
850 Holley Double
MSD Billet ignition with ss coil & 6AL
43* Timing

91 Octane making 589/449

Lugnut79
29th-November-2010, 04:18 PM
355 4 bolt, 12:1
Forged Eagle Crank
Really old forged TRW pop up pistons
1492 heads ported and polished by Comp Engineering, angle milled .125, titanium valves and retainers, Comp roller rockers and girdle
Crane Solid F/T, 290 int./298 exh, lift 0.536 int./0.554 exh, 112 LSA
Air Gap intake
750 DP
MSD 6al, 37* total timing
Elec fan and elec water pump
1 Super Comps to 2 ” Flo Pro mufflers
Powerglide with 10” Coan, stalls at 4100 with transbrake
4:56 12 bolt rear out of 66 L79. Moser axles and C clip elims, Weld Draglites

I do drive it all spring, summer and fall mixing a couple gal of 110 with some 93 octane.

Best is 11.96 at 112

jtheaceman
29th-November-2010, 04:34 PM
You should ask ChevyIIHeavy about his 355, it runs 11.80's on 10.5 comp. & a hyd. roller cam! Trying to get him to the dyno to see what kind of a hp# it lays down.

Ironman
29th-November-2010, 10:38 PM
I know I've posted before but here is what I got.
355
stock gm block, 2 bolt main
stock cast crank
stock rods
TRW forged pistons
11.5:1
Bowtie 2 GM Heads
Comp Cam flat tappet solid lifter
244 246 @.050, .553/.553, 108
750dp
hurricane single plane
HEI
TH350, 8" converter, 4400
4.10, 27" tire
Best this year 1.65 60', 11.87 at 114
pump gas, drive it to the track, race, drive home. The only thing I do to race is let air out of the tires.

chevyIIheavy
29th-November-2010, 11:16 PM
well i sorta fit this thread ,

4.040 bore x 3.48 stroke
stock 4 bolt block with arp main bolts
3.48 gmpp 1053 forged steel crank , nitrated
5.7 scat h beam rods
je/srp forged flat top pistons
edelbrock performer rpm heads milled by ( ace machine , thanks jtheaceman )
comp valve springs , crane hydraulic roller ( 234/242 @ .50 .574 / .595 lift w/ 1.6 roller rocker )
pro products hurricane manifold
850 quick fuel carb
msd igniton ( dist , plugs , 6al box , blaster 2 coil )
36* total timing in by 2500 rpms

63 chevy II ss , heidts front clip , heidts 4 link , moser 9" rearend , 31 splined axles , 4.10 gears , mt 255 / 60 / 15 drag radials

th350 4500 stall converter , 3'' inland empire aluminum driveshaft w/ 1350 series yokes

car weighs 3000 lbs with me in it and a full 15 gallon cell
best e.t. 11.80 @ 112 mph with a 1.60 60ft leaving at 3500 rpms on the foot break

looking for 10.9s on a 150 shot soon !!!!!

wht73
29th-November-2010, 11:27 PM
You should ask ChevyIIHeavy about his 355, it runs 11.80's on 10.5 comp. & a hyd. roller cam! Trying to get him to the dyno to see what kind of a hp# it lays down.

Thats almost exactly what my 355 runs. Lil smaller hyd roller (lil heavier 500lbs) and 10.5 comp.

I still think there's more in it. :yes: I need 2 new widebnd 02 sensors tho..

asteeler4life
30th-November-2010, 12:00 AM
engine specs:
406 cu in.
400 dart block with splayed billet caps
eagle 3.75 stroke crank
eagle 6" rods
je thermal coated pistons 9:1 comp
lunati custom grind cam
afr 210 cnc heads
afr stud girdle
comp cams pro magnum rockers
csr electric water pump
b&m mini blower and intake
msd dual sync distributor
msd crank trigger
arp bolts & studs all over

SMLBLK66
30th-November-2010, 05:20 AM
well i sorta fit this thread ,

4.040 bore x 3.48 stroke
stock 4 bolt block with arp main bolts
3.48 gmpp 1053 forged steel crank , nitrated
5.7 scat h beam rods
je/srp forged flat top pistons
edelbrock performer rpm heads milled by ( ace machine , thanks jtheaceman )
comp valve springs , crane hydraulic roller ( 234/242 @ .50 .574 / .595 lift w/ 1.6 roller rocker )
pro products hurricane manifold
850 quick fuel carb
msd igniton ( dist , plugs , 6al box , blaster 2 coil )
36* total timing in by 2500 rpms

63 chevy II ss , heidts front clip , heidts 4 link , moser 9" rearend , 31 splined axles , 4.10 gears , mt 255 / 60 / 15 drag radials

th350 4500 stall converter , 3'' inland empire aluminum driveshaft w/ 1350 series yokes

car weighs 3000 lbs with me in it and a full 15 gallon cell
best e.t. 11.80 @ 112 mph with a 1.60 60ft leaving at 3500 rpms on the foot break

looking for 10.9s on a 150 shot soon !!!!!



If the tune is good, it should do some where in the .50's or better.:yes:

The Big Al
30th-November-2010, 07:36 AM
Hummm,

Seems my little 355 is not to shabby!

Best time 10.42 on 150 shot.

Best time on Muscle 11.42

3.73 gear 3690lbs W/me!

Street drive hard!!!

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Engine: 355 flat top SBC, AFR 210cc heads, Solid roller
Some specs
Holly 0-80528-2 Pri jet 73 Sec jet 73 Power valve 3.5 frt Power valve 3.5 rear Nozzle .31 frt .31 rear
AFR 210cc heads 7/16 studs, CNC chambers and max port
Holley Dorton Intake 300-110 w/ 2 inch spacer
Crower Roller Springs, 10degree locks, titanium retainers
Crower euro Stainless steel roller rockers, 1.7 int /1.65exh ratio
Jomar Stud Girdle
Comp Cams 12-000-14 Roller cam Custom grind
4/7 swap / Small base circle
108 C/L
Adv duration at .050 299int/309exh
Lift 565int/570 exh at 1.5 (I have 1.7 intake 1.65 ext) you do the math
Cloyes Billet double roller
Speed pro 7033p Ft .030 Pistons
Rings Speed Pro R9871.035 File fit
5.7 eagle H-beam rods
Calli's Sportsman Crank
All ACL racing bearing
Rev Kit
All ARP hare-ware
Aeromotive electric fuel pump
NOS 150-180-200 kit
MSD Pro Billet 85551
Mallory Digital High Fire VI ignition #685
Mallory coil
Cloyes quick change Timing cover
Block, casting 0010, line bored, true decked to crank center line, bored to crank center, honed to 480 finish with torque plate at a perfect 4.030 at +-.0005 (block had perfect core shift location for bore alignment)
balanced assembly
TCI rattler harmonic balancer
SFI 168 tooth flex-plate
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Zmax on Muscle, drove it to the track !!!
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Same day at track, on the 150 shot
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Passtime on the bottle 150 shot & foggy damp track
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SMLBLK66
30th-November-2010, 02:20 PM
[QUOTE=The Big Al;1496349]Hummm,

Seems my little 355 is not to shabby!

Best time 10.42 on 150 shot.

Best time on Muscle 11.42

3.73 gear 3690lbs W/me!

Street drive hard!!!

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Big Al..what plate are you using and whats your tune? Running 11.42 on motor is pretty good and I think you might be able to sneak up on that 9.99 mark with the same size nitrous jet.

levisnteeshirt
30th-November-2010, 03:48 PM
[Passtime on the bottle 150 shot & foggy damp track
yihjoWV-pVc[/QUOTE]

the 355 scared the bbc owner to a 200 shot :devil:

Shawn F.
6th-December-2010, 02:08 AM
Seems like some nice numbers here with a 355. I am building a street 355 but all i have now is a block with TRW flat top pistons in it and that's about it. Still looking for heads (Vortec most likely) and possibly a LT4 Hot Cam Roller cam. As for building a second 355, would you guys recommend a crate motor or looking for a block and having it done from a 350 block at a machine shop? I am assuming to have it done at a machine shop will cost twice as much or close to it than to just buy a ZZ4 crate motor?

Hills427Nova
6th-December-2010, 08:52 AM
I built a 355 for our 72 Rally Nova (there is a picture of it up in the show and shine section on the engine thread)
Here is the specs,
High Perf.GM 4bolt main High Nickel Block
Balanced Rotating assy.
New Stock Cast steel Crank
New Stock GM Forged Pink Rods w/A.R.P. rod bolts
Howards Forged 2618 11.0 Pistons (-4.0cc)
GM Cast Iron 165cc/64cc Heads w/2.02/1.60 ss valves, screw in 3/8 studs and Howards Roller Rocker arms 1.5 ratio.
Manley Hardened Push Rods
Howards Hyd. Flat Tappet Cam 220/230 286/292 .470/.470 110*
Howards Max Effort Hyd Lifters
Cloyes Hex adjust Tru-Roller timing set.
Weiand eXcellerator Single plane Hi-Rise Intake
Holley 650 HP DP (that I did a lot of work to)
Custom Built (by me) Borg Warner T-10 4 speed (with all Liberty internals)
Mr.Gasket Vertical Gate In-Line Shifter
Borg & Beck Style Ram 11 Competition Clutch
Ram Billet Steel Fly Wheel
SFI McLeod Blow proof Steel Motor plate and Bell Housing.
12 bolt GM Rear end
Detroit Locker
Richmond 4:11 gears
Moser "C" clip eliminators
Moser Axles

The Wife (despite not having a finished paint job) has driven this Nova the 28 mile round trip drive to work in good weather a lot (though she still wants me to put an Automatic in it and I keep dragging my feet) and we have done some private T-n-T so no time slips to show till I get it painted she says....but from what my rear in the seat feels it should run fairly decent in the 1/4 I will post time when we get it to the strip next summer....from my experience it should run 11.00 to maybe 10:90 ? who knows till I get it to the strip. I may yet put a Sniper N2-0 kit on it yet and run it at a 100 shot but we will wait and see on that.:D

Randy.

toms78bu
14th-December-2010, 01:36 PM
355, TRW flat top pistons, stock crank and rods, Pro Topline (now marketed as RHS) 200cc aluminum heads with 64cc combustion chambers, old school Comp 292 "Magnum" hyd flat tappet (244@.050,.501 lift), Victor Jr. (I think it would like an RPM Airgap better),750 Mighty Demon,1 5/8 junk headers into 3 inch X-pipe into 3 inch Flowmaster Super 40's with dumps. It has an 8 inch PTC converter that flashes to 4000 rpm that I picked up at a swap meet for $100, TH350 with some tweaks by a buddy of mine, sending it all back to a Moser 12 bolt with 4.30 gears and a spool. I drive it to the track and run it on 93 octane pump swill from where ever it is cheapest. Best pass in my 3200lb Malibu (3500 with my hefty rear in it) has been 12.05@110 mph, 1.63 60ft. It ran 11.70's @ 114mph in my gutted 72 Nova with a tight (junk) converter and 4.56 gears.

bracketchev1221
14th-December-2010, 02:29 PM
My friend has a 69 Camaro with a little 355 in it. The car is a complete 69 Z/28, so it's not a gutted race car. The motor was long gone when he got it, but the engine is a 2 valve relief, 10.3-1 compresssion 355 with World 200CC sportsman II heads on it with a Ultradyne solid flat tappet cam. I am not sure the specs, but the lifts are in the low .500's and duration is about 240. It has a victor Jr, and a 750. With a 4400 converter and 4.56 gears, the car has gone 11.58 at 115 with a 1.55 60' time on 9X28 slicks. With the hood closed, other than the wheels, it looks like a stock Z/28, full interior no roll bar etc. Really nice car, anyway this motor has been beat on for about 15 years without a hiccup. Shifted at 7000 and if I'm right, I think it made like 440hp on the dyno. Here's a picture
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c306/bracketchev1221/69z.jpg

Pro19Nova67
14th-December-2010, 09:08 PM
Best of 7.24 @ 93 mph 1/8 (11.30 in the 1/4?)

355
72 cc Dart Pro 1 angle plug Aluminum Heads with very basic port match to felpro 1206
Flat top pistons (guessing compression around 9.5:1 give or take a few points)
Stock spec aftermarket Ohio Crankshaft crank (everything balanced)
Edelbrock TM1 intake with a 2" spacer
800 cfm Holley dp carb (because its what I have available)
Powerglide with transbrake (BTE)
4600 stall converter - still very street friendly imo (BTE)
4.33 gears in a 9" Ford with 26" tall Hoosier slicks
It does have a solid roller cam (specs below)
93 octane pump gas all day long
5/8" $80 summit brand headers (I lost a tenth switching from my 3/4" fenderwell headers which I'm going back to next season)

Never gets hot and it can be driven all day long with no problems. I'm thinking if I can get the combo of parts right here in the next few years I should easily have a 6 second street car.

I lost to my brother in the final round due to a horrible reaction time. He never lets me live it down when he beats me.

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