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Re: What are your off season upgrades? [Re: Bad340fish] #3084914
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Putting in the roller cam this week with new rockers and springs.
Doing some sliders on the rear springs while the rear is out swapping the 4.10 to 3.23's
Might be putting the 5-speed back in with the low first gear so I don't miss the 4.10's
Might also clean the rats nest of wiring under the dash but that might turn into re-wiring the whole car.

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64 Plymouth Savoy
493 Indy EZ's by Nick at Compu-Flow
5-Speed Richmond faceplate Liberty box
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Re: What are your off season upgrades? [Re: fourgearsavoy] #3084969
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Gonna wait and see if scrap prices go up!! laugh2


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Re: What are your off season upgrades? [Re: tboomer] #3084973
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hoping a aftermarket front end.but everyone is 10 weeks out or more.this one guy on face book wont even talk to m,e about one.almost given up and just deal with a stock frontend

Re: What are your off season upgrades? [Re: tboomer] #3084975
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Re: What are your off season upgrades? [Re: Craig J] #3085009
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The way things are going, my only upgrade will be a spinal fusion laugh


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Re: What are your off season upgrades? [Re: LA360] #3085015
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Freshen up my Road Runner motor: rings, bearings, no big changes., Build new short block for my Son's Duster: currently 357" Gen 3 Hemi with a Fogger. Been best of 5.23 @ 130mph in Limited 235 trim. Going to 427". Also, try to shed some weight out of the car, if time allows. Currently 110 lbs overweight. With more cubes and shedding some weight, it should get us in the high 4.90's /5.0 range, where the class is. Also, in the midst of getting a new 30 x 50 garage put up for SteffCo Racing & Fabrication's world headquarters.

Re: What are your off season upgrades? [Re: STEFF] #3085016
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I retired earlier this year and the plan was to do more racing, waiting for parts put paid to that but we did manage to do the last 2 meetings this last season. We have just about all the parts to rebuild our 655 motor and shoot for the bottom 9's @ 4000+lbs. Once we got a handle on that we are likely going to put a fogger kit on it. We have an old Holley / NOS 2 stage controller and a couple of 10lb bottles hanging around, we just need the solenoids, tubing, nozzles etc.
We are also moving house to be closer to the track and will be also upgrading the property with a bigger garage / workshop so we'll likely have to take time out of next season to sort that grin


'74 Challenger..9.46 and 145.9 so far. 4023lb!!!# N/A, Marsh performance 655ci, Indy Maxx, T/R, Indy 600-13 X's, Street legal, pump gas, full interior, Cal-Tracs, mufflers, 3:73's and real 10.5 radials.
9.51 @142.4 with our old mule 580 wedge
RHD '68 Barracuda Fastback 323ci street/strip. Best ET 13.88 @ 99.03
Re: What are your off season upgrades? [Re: Tig] #3085020
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Changing from FAST EFI to Holley .

Re: What are your off season upgrades? [Re: FastmOp] #3085051
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Only thing I’d like to do is upgrade my 904…. but we’re at 84 passes and no troubles “yet”. I really don’t race enough anymore to justify upgrades. Wish I wouldn’t have sold my good 727. I’d like to throw that back in along with my one converter that put us in a consistency loop that printed time slips like no other.

Re: What are your off season upgrades? [Re: J_BODY] #3085055
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I just hope to get the cuda back to the track again once before Christmas. I'm gonna go to Darlington to get a 1/4 mile timeslip out of it. The only project I'm working on is a Chevy. wrench


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'70 hemicuda...8 sec street car
'69 road runner 440-6, 4 speed
'71 Demon 340
'73 Chrysler New Yorker
'90 Chevy 454SS Silverado
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Re: What are your off season upgrades? [Re: J_BODY] #3085056
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Originally Posted by J_BODY
Only thing I’d like to do is upgrade my 904…. but we’re at 84 passes and no troubles “yet”. I really don’t race enough anymore to justify upgrades. Wish I wouldn’t have sold my good 727. I’d like to throw that back in along with my one converter that put us in a consistency loop that printed time slips like no other.


Didn't you just sell the 727 a couple months ago???


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Re: What are your off season upgrades? [Re: JERICOGTX] #3085058
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Good headers to replace the small 1 5/8 headers currently on my stroker
1.6 intake rockers
Freshen 904
Adjust convertor to current combo
Fab some sort of “ guide” to help with intermittent alt belt coming off issue.


69 Dart GTS A4 Silver All steel, flat factory hood, 3350 race weight
418 BPE factory replacement headed stroker
Best so far, 10.68 at 124.48
1.44 best 60 foot.
6.76 at 101.63 best 1 /8

Re: What are your off season upgrades? [Re: B3422W5] #3085096
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Just want to get the new (Indy -1) engine finished and in the Valiant. There is some paint/body detailing it will get. I may mock-up some Predator headers.

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Re: What are your off season upgrades? [Re: B3422W5] #3085102
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I've got a pretty good list...Re cert/replace most of my safety gear, Shorten header upsweeps (they hit the door opening/cables), replace bearings and races in the converter, New heim joints in the four link, body and paint repair, New tires front and rear. Not so much upgrades just stuff that needs doing.


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'01 Dodge 3500 S Cummins Auto, Fresh air kit, 4" Exhaust,
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Re: What are your off season upgrades? [Re: W.I.N. Racing] #3085181
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Coronet:
Go through the motor and make sure everything is ship/shape. A little bit of trans work.

Stocker:
Full rewire, ignition, racepak, trans, shifter, fuel system, cooling system... time to bring it to the 21st century

Thanks,
Casey FJ

Re: What are your off season upgrades? [Re: Whompin_Wedge] #3085211
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Originally Posted by Whompin_Wedge
Coronet:
Go through the motor and make sure everything is ship/shape. A little bit of trans work.

Stocker:
Full rewire, ignition, racepak, trans, shifter, fuel system, cooling system... time to bring it to the 21st century

Thanks,
Casey FJ

Heck that things only got 50 passes. And as you know a racepac is illegal. Besides you're already plenty faster than me.
Doug

Re: What are your off season upgrades? [Re: dvw] #3085257
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Looking forward to see just how good a motor my mate ends up building re the 700hp 400 stroker thread on here. With some weight loss to around 3600lbs, hopefully the new 493/496 wedge motor will make a shade over the 700hp mark which should see it go from a best of 11.06@121 with the 440 to 9.90's@135 next season which would be cool and a result for him after spending mucho $$$$ on the motor, a Dana and a built converter etc.

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Re: What are your off season upgrades? [Re: JERICOGTX] #3085265
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Originally Posted by JERICOGTX
Originally Posted by J_BODY
Only thing I’d like to do is upgrade my 904…. but we’re at 84 passes and no troubles “yet”. I really don’t race enough anymore to justify upgrades. Wish I wouldn’t have sold my good 727. I’d like to throw that back in along with my one converter that put us in a consistency loop that printed time slips like no other.


Didn't you just sell the 727 a couple months ago???


Was probably 6mos or so….. the new owner grenaded his engine so I tried to “stimulate his economy” by buying it back. No bueno….

My next step is to perhaps try having a 904 converter set up on the loose side to try and replicate my 727 piece. My one 6200 8” would go 1.34 60 EVERYWHERE! Made the car incredibly predictable. I think I’m done with trophy timeslips

Re: What are your off season upgrades? [Re: dvw] #3085314
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Originally Posted by dvw
Originally Posted by Whompin_Wedge
Coronet:
Go through the motor and make sure everything is ship/shape. A little bit of trans work.

Stocker:
Full rewire, ignition, racepak, trans, shifter, fuel system, cooling system... time to bring it to the 21st century

Thanks,
Casey FJ

Heck that things only got 50 passes. And as you know a racepac is illegal. Besides you're already plenty faster than me.
Doug


Hey now! We have about 70 on it haha. Just taking a look at it and making sure everything is good. No real changes to it. Wish I could find 200lbs to take out of the car! lol

The Racepak is legal in stock. It is going in the wagon so we can get some eyes on what's going on. Hoping to find a tenth or 2 over the winter.

Thanks,
Casey FJ

Re: What are your off season upgrades? [Re: Whompin_Wedge] #3085320
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The Hefty - Wax it - cover it up and put the battery tender on it ! Oh and change the ignition out to something a little more modern - and fix my brake lights!

The other one the Challenger 1320 - Time to get stupid with it .......

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