FIRST TIME TO THE TRACK

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FIRST TIME TO THE TRACK

Postby bigbro36 » Fri Apr 18, 2014 10:21 am

So I went to the strip last night and made 2 passes. RAN 12.61 AND 12.60 WITH 1.9 60FT TIMES. The motor was braking up around 5,000 rpm so I was shifting at that point. I have an hei distributor that may be worn out so here are the questions. I dont think the hei is up to snuff so Should I use an msd setup? The 60ft times I want lower so I was thinking about a 3000 stall convertor over the 2200 I have. Will this help? The motor is a 355 flat tops, pro comp 210 heads howards cam 488 lift 373 monza rear. No need to abuse me just looking for some suggestions. Thanks in advance....
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Re: FIRST TIME TO THE TRACK

Postby bigbro36 » Fri Apr 18, 2014 10:41 am

here is a link to the car. viewtopic.php?f=20&t=34706

Also it was going thru the traps at 5000 rpm at 110 mph...
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Re: FIRST TIME TO THE TRACK

Postby BadBowtie » Fri Apr 18, 2014 11:06 am

What fuel pump are you using? I noticed a block off plate for the mechanical one in the build thread. Aside from the distributor, that could be an issue if you are running a stock pump.
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Re: FIRST TIME TO THE TRACK

Postby bigbro36 » Fri Apr 18, 2014 11:14 am

mr gasket 130gph pump back neat the fuel tank. 3/8 line from the tank to the carb...
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Re: FIRST TIME TO THE TRACK

Postby Monza Harry » Fri Apr 18, 2014 5:15 pm

Not too many Stock HEI's will go past 5500/6000 when in perfect shape, if this is a little less than that, it could definitely be a major contributor to the problem. Check the condenser, coil, module, and cap/wires, you are near the end of its design threshold. There are lots of upgrades available for that excellent ignition system, there is a reason for so many still in use today! You could have break down due to degraded parts, or cross fire, etc. They are also known for a bleed through condition right through the adv. mechanism and shaft, check all that ass'y out as well. Just some of my experience. I hope this (or something easier or cheaper helps) You will get many good ideas to check out. Harry
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Re: FIRST TIME TO THE TRACK

Postby Fasterthansome » Sat Apr 19, 2014 8:40 am

I have seen plugs cause breaking up at 5k+ also.
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Re: FIRST TIME TO THE TRACK

Postby HAULIN' IT » Sat Apr 19, 2014 11:05 pm

I realize you should & need to fix your breaking up issue first, but looking at the time vs. mph I'd be very concerned with the 60 ft. 110 mph is moving out for only a 1.9 60 ft. & 12.60 et.
Are you spinning leaving the line? What are you running for rear tires? Get the 60 ft. down where it should be & there has to be a high 11 second slip in there. Lorne
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Re: FIRST TIME TO THE TRACK

Postby HI WINDING MONZA » Sun Apr 27, 2014 8:36 pm

Accell Super Coil and Module will fix your problem with HEI, RPM is unlimited after those parts are added. ( use the Accell cap and rotor too - brass terminals and some good spiral core wires )

Raced for many years with those parts, never a problem.............even used them in totaly different motors. ( 151 Pontiac to 425 Cadillac)

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