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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old Sep 30th, 19, 3:24 PM Thread Starter
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Did some racing this weekend...

Went Friday night to my local track. They have been having a weekly Gambler's race that has been pretty fun. Finally won one. The ole mud motor keeps on chugging. Haven't had much trouble with it the past three years. Going to check the valves before this weekend, been awhile. Also met Mr Dragginwagon and saw his Monte make some passes. Nice car!

Saturday nite our club put on a no prep race, got talked into trying it. Ran the class that you have to use a street radial tire. Got up early Saturday and swapped my wagon's tires (275/60/15 Hankook) and loaded up. What a learning experience!

My buddy with his 70 Z28 and I were the first pair down, our class was allowed a tnt. Found out my rev limiter worked on that pass . Like racing on ice! Everytime I hit the gas the car would just slide around. Something like a mid 10 sec 1/8 mile pass.....Second pass did a different burnout and pedalled it abit and did better, 7.99 pass.

First round I drew first pair down and against a 4wd ecoboost truck, great. He didnt spin and mine did, started to catch him but no chance.

Did some tnt after that. Changed a couple things and made another attempt. Only spun alittle this time. Ran a 7.64 with a 1.77 60'. Tried to make one more pass, but ran my battery down.

Learned alot, next time should be better. On a prepped track with my reg Pro Bracket radial MT's, I'm usually 1.64-1.68/ 7.50's, depending on how I load the converter. Not too bad running a tenth slower on street tires. Alot more fun than I thought it would be. We left at 2am and they were still racing.

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T-350, PTC 9" converter, 12 bolt, spool, 3.90 gears, MT ET R 275/60/15

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post #2 of 28 (permalink) Old Sep 30th, 19, 3:54 PM
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Re: Did some racing this weekend...

Glad you was able to get out and have a good time. Mud motor looking good!
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Glad you was able to get out and have a good time. Mud motor looking good!
Its been a pretty fun season overall. Once the trans issues stopped anyway

Almost ran the wagon in the no prep, thought with the big block and weight it might hook better.

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T-350, PTC 9" converter, 12 bolt, spool, 3.90 gears, MT ET R 275/60/15

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383 Mud Motor- [email protected]
100 shot [email protected]
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Its been a pretty fun season overall. Once the trans issues stopped anyway

Almost ran the wagon in the no prep, thought with the big block and weight it might hook better.
I see...have you been working any to get that thing to 60 foot better?

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I see...have you been working any to get that thing to 60 foot better?
100 shot of nitrous helps


The only thing Ive been doing is trying not to redlight. Changed motor mounts this spring which lowered the engine and changed the driveline angles. Got all that reset awhile back.

That allowed me to increase the tire pressure from 16 to 20.5. Must have made the car react differently, thats when all the redlights started. Had to change how I hit the tree.

Leaving from idle it will 60’ 1.64. Running up to 1800 rpms the 60’ will go 1.66, but has been helping the reaction time.
Mph picked up a couple too. Now its 92/113-14 up from 90-111-12.

Over the winter will do the 6.0l swap and switch to an 8” converter. Supposed to pick it up....time will tell.

'71 Malibu
3580 #, Carbed 6.0l LS swap in process
T-350, PTC 9" converter, 12 bolt, spool, 3.90 gears, MT ET R 275/60/15

355 [email protected]
125 [email protected]
383 Mud Motor- [email protected]
100 shot [email protected]
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100 shot of nitrous helps


The only thing Ive been doing is trying not to redlight. Changed motor mounts this spring which lowered the engine and changed the driveline angles. Got all that reset awhile back.

That allowed me to increase the tire pressure from 16 to 20.5. Must have made the car react differently, thats when all the redlights started. Had to change how I hit the tree.

Leaving from idle it will 60’ 1.64. Running up to 1800 rpms the 60’ will go 1.66, but has been helping the reaction time.
Mph picked up a couple too. Now its 92/113-14 up from 90-111-12.

Over the winter will do the 6.0l swap and switch to an 8” converter. Supposed to pick it up....time will tell.
Are you running cheap shocks?

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Currently undergoing a metal work to remove all rust, if I ever get there.

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Are you running cheap shocks?
viking da on the front and stock $20 Advance Auto rear shocks.

'71 Malibu
3580 #, Carbed 6.0l LS swap in process
T-350, PTC 9" converter, 12 bolt, spool, 3.90 gears, MT ET R 275/60/15

355 [email protected]
125 [email protected]
383 Mud Motor- [email protected]
100 shot [email protected]
'72 Greenbrier Wagon: 454, 700R4, 12 bolt with 3.73
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Went Friday night to my local track. They have been having a weekly Gambler's race that has been pretty fun. Finally won one. The ole mud motor keeps on chugging. <img src="https://www.chevelles.com/forums/images/smilies/thumbsup.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Thumbsup" class="inlineimg" /> Haven't had much trouble with it the past three years. Going to check the valves before this weekend, been awhile. Also met Mr Dragginwagon and saw his Monte make some passes. Nice car!

Saturday nite our club put on a no prep race, got talked into trying it. Ran the class that you have to use a street radial tire. Got up early Saturday and swapped my wagon's tires (275/60/15 Hankook) and loaded up. What a learning experience!

My buddy with his 70 Z28 and I were the first pair down, our class was allowed a tnt. Found out my rev limiter worked on that pass [IMG class=inlineimg]/forums/images/Chevelles_2016/smilies/tango_face_grin.png[/IMG]. Like racing on ice! Everytime I hit the gas the car would just slide around. Something like a mid 10 sec 1/8 mile pass.....Second pass did a different burnout and pedalled it abit and did better, 7.99 pass.

First round I drew first pair down and against a 4wd ecoboost truck, great. He didnt spin and mine did, started to catch him but no chance.

Did some tnt after that. Changed a couple things and made another attempt. Only spun alittle this time. Ran a 7.64 with a 1.77 60'. Tried to make one more pass, but ran my battery down.

Learned alot, next time should be better. On a prepped track with my reg Pro Bracket radial MT's, I'm usually 1.64-1.68/ 7.50's, depending on how I load the converter. Not too bad running a tenth slower on street tires. Alot more fun than I thought it would be. We left at 2am and they were still racing. <img src="https://www.chevelles.com/forums/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" />
Nice meeting you George. I’ll probably enter the gamblers race the next time down. Not sure if I’ll be down again this year.

You’re car ain’t too shabby either.
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Nice meeting you George. I’ll probably enter the gamblers race the next time down. Not sure if I’ll be down again this year.

You’re car ain’t too shabby either.
Thanks, be great to have you in it. Not many weeks left already....went fast.

My car is a 20'er but takes good pictures

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T-350, PTC 9" converter, 12 bolt, spool, 3.90 gears, MT ET R 275/60/15

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125 [email protected]
383 Mud Motor- [email protected]
100 shot [email protected]
'72 Greenbrier Wagon: 454, 700R4, 12 bolt with 3.73
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I’d say it’s a tad better than a 20 footer.
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Glad you had fun!
Yeah his car is sweet!
Now my car is a 100’er!
3 shades of white!
Geo, did you put a cam or anything in the 6.0?

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Re: Did some racing this weekend...

I think he's still running the dirt motor.

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I think he's still running the dirt motor.
10-4, he told me a 388 w/Edelbrock heads.

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Re: Did some racing this weekend...

I was asking about the 6 oh that's going in.

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I was asking about the 6 oh that's going in.
Oooopsee

How's your coming along?

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