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Old 3rd-January-2013, 12:53 AM   #1
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Finally got the old heap running

About 5 years ago I bought a set of "double" beadlocks for my old beat up 67 Nova. The goal was to mini-tub it and spray the old small block that was in it.

Well...as they say its a slippery slope.

Thanks to my wife and family. They aren't into any of this stuff and its all they heard about from me for the past few years. They mostly tolerate it :-)

Thanks to Chris and Jordan Storlie of Storlie Brothers Racing a.k.a. JS Racecars. These guys did all the metal work, fabrication, welding, design, etc. They're artists and engineers. The car doesn't look good on the outside but the fitment of the pipe and components is perfection thanks to the Storlie boys. A lot of the parts came off of their bad *** black all steel 200 MPH 55 Chevy. There is nobody around here (Oregon) that does the kind of work they do. I'm lucky to have them 15 minutes away. (and they don't mind when we leave our beer cans all over the shop)

Thanks to my "crew" Brett Davis, Scott Davis, Ron Huegli and our leader for all the support and encouragement. In the video below thats Scott working the throttle.

Thanks to the AFP boys (Walter Grosse, Jeff Hryciw and Jeff Malar) for the examples you've provided over the years (even if they were Fords and Buicks)

Thanks to Scott James (aka video ninja) for the info and advice over the years. You've been there and done that with your 8 second street car.

Thanks to Darren Hall for the smoking deal on the beadlocks...after all that's what started it all :-)

A few words about the car: Its a twin turbo 540, Dart block and heads, Precision 7675 turbos, 160 injectors (thanks Brian Robards) its a Big Stuff 3 computer (Thanks Eric Eddy) its got a Turbo 400 (Thanks Bill Gee) and a Strange Fab9 with 3:50 gears. Its got 275's on it.

Its only legal for 8.50's and I hope to get there in 2013.





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Old 3rd-January-2013, 12:57 AM   #2
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Man. Saweet. they did a nice job there.
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About 5 years ago I bought a set of "double" beadlocks for my old beat up 67 Nova. The goal was to mini-tub it and spray the old small block that was in it.

Well...as they say its a slippery slope.

Thanks to my wife and family. They aren't into any of this stuff and its all they heard about from me for the past few years. They mostly tolerate it :-)

Thanks to Chris and Jordan Storlie of Storlie Brothers Racing a.k.a. JS Racecars. These guys did all the metal work, fabrication, welding, design, etc. They're artists and engineers. The car doesn't look good on the outside but the fitment of the pipe and components is perfection thanks to the Storlie boys. A lot of the parts came off of their bad *** black all steel 200 MPH 55 Chevy. There is nobody around here (Oregon) that does the kind of work they do. I'm lucky to have them 15 minutes away. (and they don't mind when we leave our beer cans all over the shop)

Thanks to my "crew" Brett Davis, Scott Davis, Ron Huegli and our leader for all the support and encouragement. In the video below thats Scott working the throttle.

Thanks to the AFP boys (Walter Grosse, Jeff Hryciw and Jeff Malar) for the examples you've provided over the years (even if they were Fords and Buicks)

Thanks to Scott James (aka video ninja) for the info and advice over the years. You've been there and done that with your 8 second street car.

Thanks to Darren Hall for the smoking deal on the beadlocks...after all that's what started it all :-)

A few words about the car: Its a twin turbo 540, Dart block and heads, Precision 7675 turbos, 160 injectors (thanks Brian Robards) its a Big Stuff 3 computer (Thanks Eric Eddy) its got a Turbo 400 (Thanks Bill Gee) and a Strange Fab9 with 3:50 gears. Its got 275's on it.

Its only legal for 8.50's and I hope to get there in 2013.





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Old 5th-January-2013, 01:15 AM   #7
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Thanks for the comments. It seems like its taken an eternity to get here. After a few loose ends I plan on taking it for a little test drive tomorrow.
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Old 6th-January-2013, 06:42 PM   #8
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Nice car indeed...interested if you have any other shots of the engine bay where the turbo's go into the headers. Doesnt matter how long it takes to complete because it tastes that much sweeter when you get to fire it up and move it! Sounds good!!!!!!!!!
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Congratulations on all your hard work! Its looking sweet, are you planning on running any of the PSCA races?
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Nice car indeed...interested if you have any other shots of the engine bay where the turbo's go into the headers. Doesnt matter how long it takes to complete because it tastes that much sweeter when you get to fire it up and move it! Sounds good!!!!!!!!!
Thanks much, here are a couple shots:
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Congratulations on all your hard work! Its looking sweet, are you planning on running any of the PSCA races?
I don't plan to race it at any PSCA events this year. I've attended the SCSN event a bunch of times to watch my buddies race. I'd love to bring the car there and run it, who knows, maybe 2014.
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I don't plan to race it at any PSCA events this year. I've attended the SCSN event a bunch of times to watch my buddies race. I'd love to bring the car there and run it, who knows, maybe 2014.
I would love to see it in person, I go to all the SCSN races as well! I hope to have mine their this year but you know how that goes
Keep the pictures coming it's lookling good!
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Old 13th-January-2013, 04:00 PM   #13
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Another milestone today, took it for a test drive.

Open exhaust
No lights
No mirrors

Fortunately I live out in the sticks and there was also no traffic and no cops.

Nothing fell off the car or caught on fire so it was a successful 1.5 mile jaunt.

The engine seemed happier on the e85 but will still need a lot of tuning.

It feels really good after so much time and so much damn money.
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Old 13th-January-2013, 05:17 PM   #14
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WOW! You've got a Animal-On-Your-Hands

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Old 13th-January-2013, 07:22 PM   #15
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Yeah I haven't driven anything with any power for a few years. I was shaking for a while afterward
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