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Old 11-30-2005, 08:26 AM   #16
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Well to get this thread back on track...I'm going to try the ECTA races next year. They are a standing mile race to see how fast you can go. In other words a one mile drag race for the fastest MPH. The first race is in April and is being sponsored by Hot Rod Magazine and will be called the Hot Rod World Speed Challenge.
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Old 11-30-2005, 09:33 AM   #17
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Well to get this thread back on track...I'm going to try the ECTA races next year. They are a standing mile race to see how fast you can go. In other words a one mile drag race for the fastest MPH. The first race is in April and is being sponsored by Hot Rod Magazine and will be called the Hot Rod World Speed Challenge.
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Good luck, Greg. Keep us posted on how you do.

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Old 11-30-2005, 10:54 AM   #18
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Yes, you are right. I thought John was talking about more than just Gingerman. I just don't know if I will be ready for CMP in Mid March. I will say that I just bought an engine block for a killer deal thanks to Dave Diehl.
Was it a Dart type (4blt mains) or a stock type block?
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Old 11-30-2005, 11:28 AM   #19
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Good luck, Greg. Keep us posted on how you do.

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Thanks Brian! It's a little cheaper to compete in this series than to do AV8SS or NASA and less time consuming!
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Old 11-30-2005, 02:07 PM   #20
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Was it a Dart type (4blt mains) or a stock type block?
I'm done with the stock type blocks. I've used the Ford Sportsman block in the past and when something goes wrong internally, then it seems to crack the cylinder wall. I've sleeved 1 block and it seeped a little so I'm not going to do that again.

Although I don't think the block had anything to do with blowing the engine, it just couldn't take the shock. I am hoping that if something goes wrong with this motor, I won't have to replace the block. There is also more room on the cylinder walls to bore out if it gets scratched.
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Old 11-30-2005, 02:10 PM   #21
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I'm done with the stock type blocks. I've used the Ford Sportsman block in the past and when something goes wrong internally, then it seems to crack the cylinder wall. I've sleeved 1 block and it seeped a little so I'm not going to do that again.

Although I don't think the block had anything to do with blowing the engine, it just couldn't take the shock. I am hoping that if something goes wrong with this motor, I won't have to replace the block. There is also more room on the cylinder walls to bore out if it gets scratched.
So it's a dart type block.

Is dave selling these or was this something that he had laying around?

I am in the market for a block hence the questions.
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Old 11-30-2005, 08:28 PM   #22
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So it's a dart type block.

Is dave selling these or was this something that he had laying around?

I am in the market for a block hence the questions.
I just hooked Dean up with the local speed shop who tries to give us real racer types good deals. Call Craig (and speak only to Craig, he's the owner) at Cincy Speed 513-821-2221

Dean saved a few bucks buy not having shipping (I'll pick it up for him).

Be sure to tell Craig I sent ya!

Edit: Spoke with Craig tonight, his deal still stands for the hardcore race bunch - $1750 cash or $1850 on credit card.
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Old 12-08-2005, 11:09 AM   #23
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Where is everyone planning on racing next year? Racing AV8SS, NASA, SCCA, ect?
HSR/SVRA

I do hope to make a couple of NASA/AV8SS events (O/T, probably).

How was the weather last year at the March CMP event?

P/S I've had good luck with a sleeved Mexican block (but it's probably not running as much compression as you guys). It does have a 7000rpm redline.
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Old 12-08-2005, 12:31 PM   #24
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HSR/SVRA

I do hope to make a couple of NASA/AV8SS events (O/T, probably).

How was the weather last year at the March CMP event?

P/S I've had good luck with a sleeved Mexican block (but it's probably not running as much compression as you guys). It does have a 7000rpm redline.
WINDY, the temps weren't bad but the Wind on Saturday SUCKED! It had sand all over the track which made driving VERY INTERESTING!
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I think I've made a decision on my racing plans for next year. I'm going to stick with the Oh/In AI group with a few other races mixed in there.

The NASA nationals sealed the deal for me and would love to race against some of the best AI drivers in the country. I just hope that NASA makes this event as good as I know it could be. Time will tell.

Took the new Dart block to the builders this week. My builder is going to weigh both of them to see how much heavier the Dart block is. No big changes to the engine except a new valve spring combination since obviously my last one didn't work out to well. I will also be getting new pistons so the bore won't have to be bored .030" over. I guess I'll have a 342 instead of a 347.

I'm also getting a new set of shocks so all my front Koni DA's and rear Koni 30 (Griggs) shocks will be sold. Also the coilover kits that go with them. Let me know if you are interested.

Hope everyone is having a Happy New Year!
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i will be doing "some" scca racing. we're down to only two races with two tracks closed down.

nasa is starting up here and i'm getting involved with that now.
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I will be racing the full American Iron East schedule as a rookie and maybe some additional events depending on schedule.

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Any chance you'll be at the NASA nationals?
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It was a tough decision, but I decided to go back to AI as well. I will run a AV8SS race or two also. Hopefully I can make it to the Nationals, would be fun to race against the other top racers.

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