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Uncle Sam sent me my refund last week. This week I made a list of what I wanted to do and got some parts ordered. :D

1. Fiberglass bumpers
2. Upgrade to Caltracs and rancho shocks (moved inboard) in the rear
3. Upgrade to a fuel cell and 1/2" fuel line
4. Upgrade from a 125hp NOS powershot to Edelbrock performer RPM adjustable kit (up to 250hp :devil: )
5. Adding a nitrous purge
6. Moroso trick springs up front
7. Aluminum body bushings for front subframe

That's for starters. Looking for some better 60fts with a better chassis and mostly added security with the bigger fuel system. I've been getting away with my stock 5/16 line and 3/8 rubber hose for too long. The nitrous...well it's adjustable. I wanna see what will stick on my 9" tires :D. What's a good site to host pictures?
 

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I have a nice aluminum fuel tank that fits in the stock location and holds about 8 gallons. It has 2 fuel outlets on the bottom. You cut a hole in your trunk floor board to access the fill hole. I had it in a 70 Nova, so I'm not positive it would fit a 74. If you're interested, let me know.
 

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If you're interested, let me know.
sorry...i guess i should have mentioned i've already got all of the above on the way.

Hey , i dont see upgrade brakes on that list !!! BUT i see more power !!!
haha you've caught me. I've still got a few hundred left to spend, I just want to make sure I don't hit any expensive "hang ups." all the chassis stuff will hopefully bring my ET's down without pushing my mph too far. The nitrous kit will be jetted apropriately. I'm going to start back at 125 or 150 and not go any faster than I can stop! mostly I'm just looking forward to spending some quality time busting my knuckles on the old girl. It's been a while since we spent some quality time in the shop :)
 

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Uncle Sam sent me my refund last week. This week I made a list of what I wanted to do and got some parts ordered. :D

1. Fiberglass bumpers
2. Upgrade to Caltracs and rancho shocks (moved inboard) in the rear
3. Upgrade to a fuel cell and 1/2" fuel line
4. Upgrade from a 125hp NOS powershot to Edelbrock performer RPM adjustable kit (up to 250hp :devil: )
5. Adding a nitrous purge
6. Moroso trick springs up front
7. Aluminum body bushings for front subframe

That's for starters. Looking for some better 60fts with a better chassis and mostly added security with the bigger fuel system. I've been getting away with my stock 5/16 line and 3/8 rubber hose for too long. The nitrous...well it's adjustable. I wanna see what will stick on my 9" tires :D. What's a good site to host pictures?
Sounds like you are on the way to some better E.T`s. Good luck with it. I use photo bucket to host my pictures. Just click on the link at the bottom of my sig.
 

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well the good news is that all the things i ordered from summit came in on saturday. the bad news is that i was visiting a friend in kansas. so, all is accounted for and the teardown starts tonight. i have to reassemble a carbuerator for a coworker and then i'm going to start on getting the gas tank out.
i weighed the car this morning (a friend races stock cars and has a set of scales). 2928lb empty with no bumpers. with me in it, 3255lb. that puts my race weight last year at about 3400lb. now that the front is weighed (1745lbs) i can order springs and get the rest of my odds and ends from summit.
 

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cal-tracs and ranchos got here today :D
now all i need is some warm weather....it was in the 50's last week when i didn't have any parts and now that it's all here it's in the teens :mad:
 

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what a weekend! got off work saturday at noon and just went to work. got the old fuel tank out, old shocks and traction bars off, caltracs on, and then got started with the new fuel system. fuel cell is in and mounted. pump and filter are mounted and plumbed, all that is left is to get the line from the pump to the regulator run and mounted to the frame. got started on the new plate (edelbrock performer RPM kit) and the nitrous filter fitting looked a little dinked up. after a lot of time trying to clean up the threads it seemed ready to go in. SNAP! :mad: so now i'm stuck on that. got plenty of other things to do in the mean time. three weeks left until my local track opens so i've got the time...
 

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Hey Spruce!! Sorry about the luck on the fitting, I'm sure you'll get it going!! Are you going to be there both Friday and Saturday on the first weekend? Looking forward to you run with the new mods!!

I didn't do too much this year. Went from 4.56s to 4.88s, gun drilled the axles and put in an aluminum spool, and put in an electric water pump. Did manage to save almost 20 lbs in rotating mass with the spool and axle mods.
 

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long time no see! i'm hoping to be there saturday of opening weekend. got hosed at work last year and wasn't able to get any weekends off. this year: new job! so i get saturdays and sundays but no fridays. fair trade i think. sounds like you're getting some serious stuff done on yours too!

finished buttoning up the fuel system and after getting a gas bath and finding all the fittings i had forgotten to tighten (i was a real winner yesterday morning...). last night i got off work and tore into my front springs. got one side off and didn't have a compressor to put the new one in. so i decided to tear the other side apart. at 3:30 this morning i couldn't get the last cotter pin out to drop the lower control arm so i went to bed. new nitrous filter is on the way and the threads on the solenoid should be good to go. my bumpers are still missing :confused: called the guy tonight and got no answer. i've got a friend who does some fabrication that is going to give me a hand with the upper shock mounts next week and then this beast should be ready to roll!
 

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Where did you buy your bumpers from? Im interested in some too for my 73. Can you post some pics on how you mounted them too? Any install tips? Pics? Thanks.
i'll post a full write up when i get them. i bought a used pair (read: "some minor fiberglass repair needed") on racingjunk and i'm waiting on them. i don't want the front tucked flush with the fenders, so i've got to try and find a way to space them out a little and put the filler panel back in.
 
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