I had Mark build me one of his pump-gas GM oval-port 496 combo's.
Mahle pistons 10.8:1
Milodon 31188 oil pan
Solid roller .731/.715 268/278@50 108lsa
GM 781 ovals 2.25x1.88
Victor Jr 454-O
Holley Aluminum Ultra-HP 950 carb
It took a couple passes to get a handle on the suspension. Seems as though the extra weight up front doesn't help keep the nose down.
The above pass was with 32° advance (37° made best numbers on dyno) and the car felt a little lean at the end of the track. So.......feeling better about the suspension settings and also running out of time, I decided to bring the timing up to 35° and threw some jet at the carb. I also tightened the front shock extension another 2 clicks hoping to counter the extra power. It wasn't enough as the car started to climb hard and I pedaled again. So as it stands, the motor is running 9.56 in "detuned" shape. I'm looking forward to playing with it over the next few months as I give the engine the timing and fuel it wants and figuring out the suspension settings to deal with the extra power. In all honesty, I see no reason it won't run a 9.3X once I get it all lined out.
Not too damn shabby for a lil ole pump-gas 496 combo using factory block and heads.
Big thanks to Mark for a solid/powerful build.
Track pic of VortecPro'd RedBull.
Also, thanks to Jake Stelter and Jason Gore for all the help yesterday and keeping my scatter-brain'd a$$ straight!!!