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Old 6th-July-2012, 07:24 PM   #1
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1/4 mile guess with my new set up??

I am going to the track tommorow to find out just wondering what you all though


355 small block
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Coan 4500 stall, fully built TH350

8.5" with 4.11 posi

will be running 28x9 Hoosier slicks

ina 72 Nova stock weight

I am hoping for a 12.5ish

The best 60' the car has done is a 1.697
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Old 6th-July-2012, 07:40 PM   #2
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Low 12s from what I seen with other combos that's similar, if not mid 12
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Old 6th-July-2012, 07:45 PM   #3
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Cool

Low 12s looks like a good round number. Have fun and keep all parts intact.
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Old 6th-July-2012, 08:16 PM   #4
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Somewhere in the 12's seems right to me. I'm jealous, I want to go to the track! Haha! Good luck and have fun!
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Old 6th-July-2012, 08:35 PM   #5
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High 11's to low 12's. Tried a 26' tire with it?
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Old 6th-July-2012, 08:39 PM   #6
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If it hooks nice, 11.90s
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Old 7th-July-2012, 01:16 PM   #7
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My guess is take it out and see what it does. There's way too many variables to take a wild guess and they typically end up with the racer building unrealistic expectations and going away disappointed. Concentrate on having fun and a good learning experience to go forward with.
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Old 7th-July-2012, 01:43 PM   #8
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I say low 12's as well. My combo is similar but I have more compression and more cam. I also run 4300 stall Coan with a glide, 4.56's and 28" drag radials. Let us know how you make out.
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Old 7th-July-2012, 08:02 PM   #9
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I am going to the track tommorow to find out just wondering what you all though


355 small block
Flat tops
comp 292 cam (.501/.501 lift)
Angle plug camel hump heads
Edelbrock Performer RPM Air Gap
Holley 750 HP

Coan 4500 stall, fully built TH350

8.5" with 4.11 posi

will be running 28x9 Hoosier slicks

ina 72 Nova stock weight

I am hoping for a 12.5ish

The best 60' the car has done is a 1.697
11.70's @ 111 hooking dead w/ 3200# , if heavier, 11.90 @108. i agree with mike. take it out and see.
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Old 8th-July-2012, 06:40 PM   #10
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11.70's @ 111 hooking dead w/ 3200# , if heavier, 11.90 @108. i agree with mike. take it out and see.
He did take it out yesterday he just wanted to see what others thought it would run before he went. I think your guess for mph is off for et's as well. 108 mph is more like 12.20-12.30's. I hope I don't stick my foot in my mouth when he reports back with results.
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Old 9th-July-2012, 12:34 PM   #11
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Well Greg... How did you make out?
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Old 9th-July-2012, 07:24 PM   #12
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I made out pretty poorly......

13.08@104mph

The motor starts to break up at 5500rpm....it sounds all ignition

People at the track told me I should not have had my MSD Blaster 2 Coil mounted Horizontally.....and you could see some oil dripping out....i have been battling this same issue for 2 years with 3 different engines.....I have put in 2 different pro billet distributors and 4 different MSD Box but never thought to change the coil....

So i have a brand new coil and i am going to mount it vertically like the instructions say.....

Also its not valve float i have brand new valve springs....it sounds almost like hitting the rev limiter

BUT i did have fun had not been to the track since last September
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Thats still not too bad for having issues, I'm sure when you make the changes you'll get into the 12's no problem.

It looks like you hooked pretty good though based on your ET and MPH. What was your 60 ft time?

Main thing is you had fun! I'm hoping to take my Nova to the track this Wednesday. We'll see how it runs as long as the weather holds up.
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Your 60ft says a lot. U should be in the mid 12s with that mph
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I myself can't wait to get back. What rpm are you leaving at
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