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Old 08-08-2014, 04:51 PM   #31
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Steve worked for NOS and Edelbrock in the past. Lately, everyone I've spoken with has said he is the man you want to work with. The top 3-4 nitrous cars at the event last weekend were running custom IS systems and couldn't praise him enough.

Tom - Once we get the short block installed, can I use the startup tune that you gave me when we initially put the blower on? Nothing else (injectors, fuel system, etc) is being changed yet.
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Should be able to

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Old 08-16-2014, 12:26 PM   #33
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Old 08-17-2014, 09:57 PM   #34
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Ran into an issue with the windage tray. Didn't realize that it would have to be modified to fit with main studs. Going to do some cutting tomorrow.

Only other gripe is why don't "gasket kits" come with all the gaskets. !
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I ended up having to run to 4 different parts stores to get everything we needed just to put the bottom end back together. None of the places had all of the gaskets. Lesson learned - go to Ford for the master kits a few days ahead of time. That was a good 3-4 hours of time wasted.

OTOH, I did get the windage tray ground down quite a bit. I need to get some putty and see if things are hitting or how close they are to hitting. Dremel wouldn't work (kept breaking blades) so I ended up using the angle grinder to get it done. Once I get it cleaned out I'll start doing test fitting.

I started thinking about something else. For the guys who drag race, what kind of suspension mods are you using to keep the rear from squatting down so much? Are you using higher rate rear springs or what? I currently have Tien springs and you can feel it transferring the weight to the rear when under acceleration.
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For the rear I cheated , I used the old school screw in spring spacers for the track then would take them out for driving and riding smooth

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^^ That's what I was thinking of doing but not sure if it would pass tech at our "decent" track.
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do it like nascar. put a little wedge in the rear. the spring spacer trick works great and its quick and easy to do. dont even really have to jack the car up or anything if your skinny enough.
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Hahahaha skinny? Hahahaha. I competed in powerlifting at 308lbs.
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