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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old May 6th, 18, 9:50 PM Thread Starter
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Hey folks,

I haven't posted in a long time and I feel this is a disservice to Chris and his crew that have made this hobby enjoyable again for me and my brother. I had expected to post some killer ETs because we all live and die on those numbers. Unfortunately, we just haven't been able to make it to the track since we went with Straub's stuff almost 4 years ago (life happens- what can you do?). I know both of these cars (68 Camaro & 70 Monte) are much faster and more "streetable" with relatively little expense and Chris' guidance. We had talked with other "performance gurus" and they all wanted to go with massive cams, big converters and big gears- none of that is fun on the street after a few minutes in my book.

I can go into the details of these rides if anyone is interested, but the point I want to get across is that Chris made our cars very fun and very fast. If you aren't happy with your ride and you have spent big money trying to get it right, call Chris- I'm quite certain he can take your stuff to a whole new level of fast and fun.

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Details details details. What motor specs and cam specs.

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This is my first post in about the same length of time. What I can tell you and everyone is that Chris made my 67 Chevelle engine build a total success that years later, still takes trophies at shows, and still is one of the baddest, meanest and beautiful running 489 strokers in my community. The cam he designed for me turns heads for both the sound at idle, and for excellent performance off the line. So yes, there are more of us out here experiencing their muscle car dreams because of Chrisís generous assistance and expert knowledge.
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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old May 6th, 18, 11:36 PM
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Congratulations! Lots of us have had similar results with Straub's products. I am running 3 of his cams right now and wouldnt even consider any other. Never heard of him until I came on this forum. Now my buddies are using his stuff too. Last one built a 434 sbc with his cam. He is happy to! Its nice to have good vendors that will take the time to help you get it right the first time.
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post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old May 8th, 18, 10:09 PM
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>> We had talked with other "performance gurus" and they all wanted to go with massive cams, big converters and big gears

yeah, but who is going finance their vacation in Hawaii now?
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Thanks for the kind words. I have been on vacation and spent most of yesterday getting caught up. It the customers I have met of the years that makes this career worth it. Thank you.
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Why is it we never have time or money to do it the right way in the beginning but we always have time and money to do it over again?
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post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old May 16th, 18, 3:34 PM
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Re: Chris Straub

I want to hear the details about the Monte!

PM me if you want, thanks!

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I want to hear the details about the Monte!
Me too, even though mine is an ugly year Monte.

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Me too, even though mine is an ugly year Monte.
Not true - I looked at the pix and I dig your Monte!

And the Straub cam is working for ya with 11 second time slips with a (big) small block.
I just may have to slip one of his cams in mine as well.
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Not true - I looked at the pix and I dig your Monte!

And the Straub cam is working for ya with 11 second time slips with a (big) small block.
I just may have to slip one of his cams in mine as well.
Thank you sir! In a couple of months I will have owned it for 40 yrs.
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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old Jun 1st, 18, 5:19 PM Thread Starter
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I want to hear the details about the Monte!

PM me if you want, thanks!

Sorry- time flies and all of a sudden it is June! The Monte is pretty basic I guess: 540 (Shafiroff short block); very old Merlin oval ports; Performer dual plane; 850 carb; TH350 / 2400 / 12-bolt w/3:31 gear. Keith Dorton (Holley) mechanical pump with a stock fuel system. Headers- full exhaust; x-pipe; massive Magnaflows; 4-wheel power discs... all steel; flat stock hood... p/s.... 4000lbs. When it had a 454 short block and a mild-ish solid flat tappet cam, it went [email protected] I don't know how much faster it is with the 540 & the Straub cam- but it feels much faster- plus more mild. And I can't remember the last time I had the valve covers off! The cam specs were, um, puzzling to say the least! I don't know what the current etiquette is for posting cam specs so I'm not going to post them, but I don't care if Chris tells you if you want to ask him. But like I said in my original post, I know we all live and die by the timeslip, and I just don't have one yet. All I can say is that it is ridiculously fun to drive!

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post #12 of 13 (permalink) Old Jun 1st, 18, 5:24 PM Thread Starter
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Not true - I looked at the pix and I dig your Monte!

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I didn't think a 77 could be cool- I dig it too!

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Thank you!

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