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NO 5 OH
10-04-2002, 11:22 AM
Went to get some baseline numbers on the SVO yesterday since beginning the modification process. Made three pulls without A/F metering... laid down 230.1 hp and 306.8 ft/lbs torque, SAE corrected. This was all achieved with just over $600 worth of mods on a bone stock car:

Timing set at 11 degrees initial
Turbo XS boost controller... set to 21 psi on 100 octane
Turbo Coupe Intercooler
Custom log-style header by Bob Lee
Tiny Avenger CAI
Tiny Avenger compressor bypass

Went to the strip later that evening to get some baseline numbers on it. Best run was a 9.108 at 78.372 with a 2.160 sixty foot time in the 1/8th mile. The car had real traction issues with a slipping clutch. All things considered, my tiny 4 banger car put down more hp to the wheels than a new GT and ran about the same 1/4 mile time... right at a 14 flat.

Any bets on this same car being in the 12's by November's drag day :D :D

cobrabitn
10-04-2002, 11:34 AM
Bring it on, we'll have some hungry snakes at the dragstrip....lol.

NO 5 OH
10-04-2002, 11:51 AM
Originally posted by cobrabitn
Bring it on, we'll have some hungry snakes at the dragstrip....lol.

Ya never know Tony... there might be some snakes that get skinned ;) ;)

I guess we'll just have to see how things go :thumbsup:

Corner-Carver
10-07-2002, 07:10 PM
Might have my SVO at the track in November (if everything works out right)

Snake, it's what's for dinner.

cobrabitn
10-08-2002, 11:13 AM
LOL@Paul..... Um, I thought you were a truck guy? Anyway, I hope I can have something special for you all next year when we go to the dragstrip..... :lurk:

97whitevert
10-08-2002, 11:21 AM
Originally posted by cobrabitn

... Anyway, I hope I can have something special for you all next year when we go to the dragstrip..... :lurk:


oh, are you getting a chili pepper focus?????:D :D :rotf: :rotf:

cobrabitn
10-08-2002, 12:24 PM
Um, no! I want to win the race....lol. :rotf:

97whitevert
10-08-2002, 12:29 PM
i just couldn't help that one Tony!! :rotf::rotf: :D

Corner-Carver
10-08-2002, 09:22 PM
Originally posted by cobrabitn
LOL@Paul..... Um, I thought you were a truck guy? Anyway, I hope I can have something special for you all next year when we go to the dragstrip..... :lurk:

Always had a soft spot in my heart for an SVO. Went to highschool with a guy that had one. Since then I've only seen TWO on the road (one at an auto-X event in Atlanta), plus the fact they are geting harder and harder to come by.

If everything works out, I might be buying a "roller" that has a 12pt cage already installed. I'll transfer everything over from mine since it's in DIRE need of a paint job and rebuild the engine to support 500+ horsepower. Slap a big turbo on it, EEC tuner, and leave the line at 6000.:thumbsup:

NO 5 OH
10-09-2002, 01:23 AM
Originally posted by Corner-Carver
Might have my SVO at the track in November (if everything works out right)

Snake, it's what's for dinner.

Yeah... me too. I'm trying to get some more "parts" on the car at the moment. I should have all the exhaust here by next week, along with some other "things" as well ;)

By the way Paul, how's "Project Uncle Ben's" coming along these days ;) :D

Corner-Carver
10-09-2002, 08:49 PM
Spec Stage III is now on the car. Hopefully, the tranny will be back on the car this evening. I'll probably finish up tommorrow and then get plates and insurance and start breakin' the clutch in. I "think" my lower intake water opening is leaking slightly into either #2 or #3 cylinders. I get a slight amount of steam after the T-stat opens from the exhaust. Car idles and revs fine while it's doing this. Might just pll the head to be on the safe side. If I do that and can get the N/A head finshed in time(ported and polished) then I should have a little bit of fun at the track day if I get the Walbro 255 fuel pump installed to take advantage of all the porting. polishing and gutting I've done. The engine is definetly lighter.:rotf:

Still gotta finish the exhaust (full 3" into a single 3" Race Magnum bullet with a dump). Got the DP but need some 3" pipe to finsh. That should suffice it for now until I get a full dual exhaust.

I'm debating on spending another $450 to get boxed upper/lower rear control arms, FMS C springs, and poly front control arm bushings, sway bar endlinks and sway bar bushings. Ofcourse that would KILL the drag-ability... but make it fun making the turn off at the big end.:bounce:

NO 5 OH
10-10-2002, 01:22 AM
Originally posted by Corner-Carver
Spec Stage III is now on the car. Hopefully, the tranny will be back on the car this evening. I'll probably finish up tommorrow and then get plates and insurance and start breakin' the clutch in. I "think" my lower intake water opening is leaking slightly into either #2 or #3 cylinders. I get a slight amount of steam after the T-stat opens from the exhaust. Car idles and revs fine while it's doing this. Might just pll the head to be on the safe side. If I do that and can get the N/A head finshed in time(ported and polished) then I should have a little bit of fun at the track day if I get the Walbro 255 fuel pump installed to take advantage of all the porting. polishing and gutting I've done. The engine is definetly lighter.:rotf:

Still gotta finish the exhaust (full 3" into a single 3" Race Magnum bullet with a dump). Got the DP but need some 3" pipe to finsh. That should suffice it for now until I get a full dual exhaust.

I'm debating on spending another $450 to get boxed upper/lower rear control arms, FMS C springs, and poly front control arm bushings, sway bar endlinks and sway bar bushings. Ofcourse that would KILL the drag-ability... but make it fun making the turn off at the big end.:bounce:

You know Paul, it's kinda funny in a way what you wrote. I just ordered a Spec Star stage 3 clutch, brake pads, Motul 600 fluid, and a Walbro 255 pump with Kirban adjustable regulator ;) Pat out in Vegas is taken care of me with exhaust (ATR downpipe, test pipe and y-pipe) and I got a Magnaflow catback coming this week. Should really pick up the car with the cork outta the exhaust :D

I'm wanting to do some things to the suspension to my car as well... I'm thinking along the same lines except I was gonna go with aluminum control arms. You're right about hurting the drag-ablility of these cars, but they weren't really designed with that in mind to begin with :thumbsup:

I hope to see you at the fall drag day... maybe we can share some "speed secrets" with each other. I dare say we'd be the only two four banger cars down there if you bring yours ;) People might just be really surprised at what my car (or yours) might run... especially if I get that other "part" on there in time :D

BTW, for the rest of you out here reading this: it's a four cylinder thing... you wouldn't understand :p :p

cobrabitn
10-10-2002, 11:26 AM
Um, just think.... if you take your engine and Paul's engine then , "you could have had a V-8"....lol. Just messing with you guys, I know when I was working in Anderson, SC that I ran up on one of the SVO's and I played like hell trying to get around it. Eventually, I did but it took quite a while. I was in my 1967 Mustang with a 351 in it. I took it on top end. ;)

Corner-Carver
10-10-2002, 10:09 PM
Tony,

If it works out, I plan on "having a V8"... maybe even a RED one.:spanked: :getsome: