Aspen "Stocker" project

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  1. cjd1963

    cjd1963 Well-Known Member

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    Bought an easy 79 Aspen stock eliminator project recently. 318 4bbl. that fits in N/SA. Probably seen it on this website before. Only work that needs to be done is to replace the 8 1/4 rear with an 8 3/4 (Picked up the rear end last week) add a set of Caltracs and put on my slicks and front runners. Can't wait for racing season! IMG_0204.JPG IMG_0205.JPG IMG_0201.JPG IMG_0200.JPG IMG_0203.JPG
     

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  2. 76SassyGrassVolare

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    Wow , nice score! thanks for posting, pics look awesome
     
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    what is the deal with stock eliminator and N/SA and the 318 4bbl being in that class ? I am not that familiar w bracket racing and I am curious
     
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    13.00 record means that there are guys capable of 12.00s, how fast is your car?
     
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    cjd1963 Well-Known Member

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    Yes that's partially right...13.00 is the N/SA index and there are some that can run -1.00 and more under the index. Stock eliminator is a form of bracket racing but with more rules and restrictions. I haven't raced the car yet but hoping it will run .2 or .3 tenths under the 13.00 index. I will then work at making the car quicker as I go along. Thanks for asking, Craig.
     
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    It turns into a heads up race if two cars in the same class race together.
     
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    Come on over to classracer.com and find gtx john. He is the guy to speak to. He knows how to make the 318-4 way under the index. its not a cheap class to race in by any means. You will have to go back to the stock manifold and a cam that is legal under the stocker rules.
     
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    N/SA record appears to be 11.39 in the 1/4. Good luck and have some fun along the way. I have the same direct connection tag on the front of my car.
     
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    Yes David I have been on class racer for about 12 years now and have raced in stock eliminator going back to 1993. Have also communicated with the Irving's several times through classracer. I won't have to go back to the stock intake, carb and cam as the engine already is "stock" legal. Craig
     
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    Looking forward to the 2018 season, as I have been out of stock eliminator racing since 2009 when I had another 79 Aspen that fit in I/SA with a 360 4bbl. Already have some divisional races and Stock/Super Stock Association races on my calendar for this year. Thanks and having some fun is always the goal. Craig
     
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    Ordered CalTrac springs today from Jegs. Picked up an 8 3/4 rear a couple of weeks ago. Here’s a pic of my old Aspen that I sold in 2010.

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    Am i wrong in thinking it will take a little more HP to spin the 8 3/4 vs a 8 1/4?
     
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    I doubt you'll need pion snubber with the Cal-Track set up.
    I never used one with SS springs and my Plymouth ran 1.39 to 1.41 60 foot times depending on the track.
     
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    The snubber was included with the rear end. Won't be using it with CalTracs.
     
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    Probably does, I don't trust the 8 1/4 for strength and longevity.