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I just wanted to share my first passes in my Nova with the new Vortec Pro 467
(https://www.chevelles.com/forums/13-...ead-build.html)

Decided it was time to get this thing on the track, ran Sunday in Fontana.

Car is set up with a Th400/ATI 8" converter and 9in with 3.89s, calvert suspension, Santhuff front springs, 275 ET Street R's(not the most efficient drive train 4" steel driveshaft, 35 spline axles, th400), all steel except for hood, not sure how much the car weighs (full interior with aluminum Kirkey seats and roll bar).

1st pas in 15 years:
DA - 2303
60' - 1.563
330 - 4.507
1/8 - 6.956
MPH - 99.97
1000 - 9.091
1/4 - 10.984
MPH - 111.20
Launched kinda soft off idle but still managed to pulled both front wheels off the ground. Not sure what happened to the MPH on the pass, i think i lifted early. Couldn't believe my junk ran 10's on the first pass.

2nd Pass:
DA - 2571
60' - 1.481
330 - 4.404
1/8 - 6.847
MPH - 100.34
1000 - 8.971
1/4 - 10.781
MPH - 124.09
Best pass of the day.

3rd Pass:
DA - 2660
60' - 1.506
330 - 4.537
1/8 - 7.025
MPH - 99.01
1000 - 9.170
1/4 - 10.990
MPH - 123.52
I thought i was moving in the right direction after the 2nd pass, I wanted to make at least a couple passes before making changes to the car. I might of hot lapped this run a bit, my coolant temps in the staging lanes were creeping up, at the line my temp was at about 195deg. all other passes i was under 180deg.

4th Pass (Final Pass):
DA - 3030
60' - 1.484
330 - 4.420
1/8 - 6.863
MPH - 100.37
1000 - 8.987
1/4 - 10.790
MPH - 124.67
Decided to make some changes on this pass. Checked timing and it was at 37deg (thought I had it at 36deg) ended up locking it at 35deg. Ran 19psi on the tires instead of 18psi, and removed the air filter. With a better DA, this possibly could have been my best pass.

I could have ran a couple of more times but it was getting hot and the family was burnt out. I was not expecting to run in the tens on my first passes (even though Mark said I would), my goal is to run 10.50s (on this track) in street driven car. I would like to get my 60ft down in the 1.35-1.40 range if possible but it should be fun from here on out.

https://youtu.be/HhohDvqKnbc
https://youtu.be/8s42Dnk0Pac
https://youtu.be/vdUf8MSyt8c
 

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I just wanted to share my first passes in my Nova with the new Vortec Pro 467
(https://www.chevelles.com/forums/13-...ead-build.html)

Decided it was time to get this thing on the track, ran Sunday in Fontana.

Car is set up with a Th400/ATI 8" converter and 9in with 3.89s, calvert suspension, Santhuff front springs, 275 ET Street R's(not the most efficient drive train 4" steel driveshaft, 35 spline axles, th400), all steel except for hood, not sure how much the car weighs (full interior with aluminum Kirkey seats and roll bar).

1st pas in 15 years:
DA - 2303
60' - 1.563
330 - 4.507
1/8 - 6.956
MPH - 99.97
1000 - 9.091
1/4 - 10.984
MPH - 111.20
Launched kinda soft off idle but still managed to pulled both front wheels off the ground. Not sure what happened to the MPH on the pass, i think i lifted early. Couldn't believe my junk ran 10's on the first pass.

2nd Pass:
DA - 2571
60' - 1.481
330 - 4.404
1/8 - 6.847
MPH - 100.34
1000 - 8.971
1/4 - 10.781
MPH - 124.09
Best pass of the day.

3rd Pass:
DA - 2660
60' - 1.506
330 - 4.537
1/8 - 7.025
MPH - 99.01
1000 - 9.170
1/4 - 10.990
MPH - 123.52
I thought i was moving in the right direction after the 2nd pass, I wanted to make at least a couple passes before making changes to the car. I might of hot lapped this run a bit, my coolant temps in the staging lanes were creeping up, at the line my temp was at about 195deg. all other passes i was under 180deg.

4th Pass (Final Pass):
DA - 3030
60' - 1.484
330 - 4.420
1/8 - 6.863
MPH - 100.37
1000 - 8.987
1/4 - 10.790
MPH - 124.67
Decided to make some changes on this pass. Checked timing and it was at 37deg (thought I had it at 36deg) ended up locking it at 35deg. Ran 19psi on the tires instead of 18psi, and removed the air filter. With a better DA, this possibly could have been my best pass.

I could have ran a couple of more times but it was getting hot and the family was burnt out. I was not expecting to run in the tens on my first passes (even though Mark said I would), my goal is to run 10.50s (on this track) in street driven car. I would like to get my 60ft down in the 1.35-1.40 range if possible but it should be fun from here on out.

https://youtu.be/HhohDvqKnbc
https://youtu.be/8s42Dnk0Pac
https://youtu.be/vdUf8MSyt8c
Pretty sweet, congratulations on your quick times!

Gerry
 

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I think 10.50's are a reasonable goal, but it's gonna need a touch more power to get there. I'm just basing that off the 124mph trap speed. Even a day with an extremely low density altitude will probably get it done.

But I gotta say congrats, for first time out in years that is one well working combo. The mph, 60', 330', and ET all look like a long term, well sorted out build!
 

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I think 10.50's are a reasonable goal, but it's gonna need a touch more power to get there. I'm just basing that off the 124mph trap speed. Even a day with an extremely low density altitude will probably get it done.

But I gotta say congrats, for first time out in years that is one well working combo. The mph, 60', 330', and ET all look like a long term, well sorted out build!
I agree with this!!

Quite impressive to run in the 10's so quickly though!
 

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very fast, especially with the DA so high.

You may already have this info or something similar:

DA to sea level conversion, you can "zero" or equalize all your runs to what they would have ben under same DA. It converts ET and top end to sea level DA based on the exact track and Weather for the run.

I used this a lot to TnT new setups, and to help me predict how the car would act as the nights cooled off etc.

You may have a 9.9 car at sea level !

Will you be bracket racing or is there a 10.50 index your looking to conquer?

DUH here's the link:

http://www.dragtimes.com/da-density-altitude-calculator.php
 

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I think at your ET, if you can 60' consistently at 1.45 you're doing really well. My car was running around 10.50's and had a best 60' of 1.42.
 

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very fast, especially with the DA so high.

You may already have this info or something similar:

DA to sea level conversion, you can "zero" or equalize all your runs to what they would have ben under same DA. It converts ET and top end to sea level DA based on the exact track and Weather for the run.

I used this a lot to TnT new setups, and to help me predict how the car would act as the nights cooled off etc.

You may have a 9.9 car at sea level !

Will you be bracket racing or is there a 10.50 index your looking to conquer?

DUH here's the link:

http://www.dragtimes.com/da-density-altitude-calculator.php
My goal for the car was to build a street driven, all motor, 10 second car. Consistent 10.50s would make it a solid 10 second car. I just run into many people at the track that claim a certain time for their car because it ran it once.:D
 

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Congrats on the positive results from your build.:thumbsup: Let me know next time you go to Fontana. I was out there last weekend and race there often, as well as Irwindale. Doing the Summit race at Irwindale this Sunday.
 

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i think 10.50's are a reasonable goal, but it's gonna need a touch more power to get there. I'm just basing that off the 124mph trap speed. Even a day with an extremely low density altitude will probably get it done.

But i gotta say congrats, for first time out in years that is one well working combo. The mph, 60', 330', and et all look like a long term, well sorted out build!
1320/124.67=10.58
1320/114=11.47


Work on the car, not the engine
 
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