Good stuff. That's hot rodding right there.
Don't go too thick on the radiator paint, it'll really cut down on the heat transfer and decrease the air flow.
Central TEXAS Sleeper
How did you do at the drags?
12s....yeah, oh well.
The radiator paint really isn't a big deal. Think about it...most of the heat transfer takes place inside on the fins, where you can't really get much paint. It cools better now, stays 180-190 when the car is moving, although it does heat up when it's sitting still. I haven't been in big city traffic with it yet, though. I need to check the fan clutch, something makes me think it might be getting tired after 15 years. I might also switch to a 2" wide drive belt, which will give more room for the fan. There is very little clearance between the fan and the blower belt and pulleys.
To put some context on the drag times, Jim runs it as he brung it other than taking a couple of tool boxes out of the closet he calls a trunk. We had 6200 DA at the beginning of the evening 6000 by the last pass I made at 10:29 PM. 12.07 corrects to 11.33.
Last edited by CDMBill; August 12th, 2012 at 09:43 PM.
Drag Week 2012 - Winner Street Race Big Block Naturally Aspirated - Big hat no horses
Drag Week 2013 - Watching the live feed
Drag Week 2014 - Maybe I'll go faster with a 1000 fewer pounds?
Oh...did I mention that I had a fun drive home? I went thru Sonoita, the old boat handles ok on the turns if I slow down to 55. The 3.70 gears are nice on relatively short drives, around 65 mph at 3000 rpm with the 275/60 drag radials.
I'll take that over NHRA plastic cars on cable any day!
Michael from Hampton Roads