Man I feel your pain. I've chased just about everything and fixed nothing but hey, its hotrodding right. We do in a day what most can't do in a week. Keep your spirits up! By that I mean Jack, Lord or Crown. Lol. Really, you have a wonderful build and I wish I had the talent to out a machine together like you have. Thanks for sharing your story with us.Cam is a hydraulic roller with 0.608"/0.608", email@example.com", and 109LSA advanced to 104. I'd like to go significantly bigger but I just can't stand to lose the manners that this car has.
On a down note, after all of that work pulling the engine to fix the rear pan seal, I used Right Stuff instead of a rear seal. Everything went together flawlessly. Put her back in and went for a ride and it leaks just as bad from the exact same location. I can see the oil seeping between the pan and the Right Stuff. I didn't like the consistency of that stuff when I applied it and I should have just used Ultra Black like I did on the intake. The Right Stuff seems more like a foam than it does a silicone. And the stuff isn't cheap at all. I have yet to get the rear of this custom pan to seal. I am about to use a stock Eldorado pan or buy the $500 aluminum pan. One helluva thing to have to do to fix a leak but I'm fed up with pulling the engine for this reason. The pan is coated with zinc or cadmium or something. I scuffed it good and everything was cleaned two or three times with brake cleaner. ridiculous really
Yep, like I "WISELY" said above, I know better than to put any hope in, let alone money on, a "friendly little speed contest" with you!Well I finally got it to the local 1/8 mile track today. Drove 50 miles there, made 3 test & tune passes, drove 50 miles home. Zero issues. It was about 65 out today, and the car never passed 188F even idling in the pits. Cruised over effortlessly. But............................ETs weren't worth a crap.
I left the front sway bar connected. I left the double adjustable front coilovers where they were, in road race mode. I ran the Nitto 555R 275/40-20s after driving them to the track. Zero changes, exactly as I have been driving it back on forth to work. Man I have never had a car spin that hard at a drag strip and I've never encountered that kind of wheel shake in hundreds upon hundreds of passes. In fact the last pass on the Nitto 555R 275/60-15s spun past the 330 foot lights in second gear, shaking the whole way.
I enjoyed the hell out of it. It's been a long time since I have been to the track and wayyyy to long coming. I forgot the adrenaline rush that went along with it. Super fun.
Long story short. 60ft times in the high 2.40s. ETs from low 8s to high 8s. MPH was 94.3 every time. I am fairly happy with the MPH. I've always heard that MPH doesn't change because of spinning, although I can't say that I believe it.
You ask the Lord, and He will be willing.Yep, like I "WISELY" said above, I know better than to put any hope in, let alone money on, a "friendly little speed contest" with you!
Congratulations!! And thanks for leading the way. Just remember, Lord willing, i's a comin', -- sooner or later.
bro. "happy for you," d