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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
     
  3. 76SassyGrassVolare

    76SassyGrassVolare Well-Known Member

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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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    Oldiron440 Well-Known Member

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    13.00 record means that there are guys capable of 12.00s, how fast is your car?
     
  5. cjd1963

    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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    Oldiron440 Well-Known Member

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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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    volare 77 Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  9. cjd1963

    cjd1963 Well-Known Member

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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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    cjd1963 Well-Known Member

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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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    cjd1963 Well-Known Member

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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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  12. volare 77

    volare 77 Well-Known Member

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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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    Oldiron440 Well-Known Member

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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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    cjd1963 Well-Known Member

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    The snubber was included with the rear end. Won't be using it with CalTracs.
     
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    cjd1963 Well-Known Member

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    Probably does, I don't trust the 8 1/4 for strength and longevity.
     
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    i have an aspen and a volare, the aspen has a 225 and I am thinking of building a V/SA car up. Did you use a b body 8 3/4" in you car?
     
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    Yes it's out of a 67 Satellite
     
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    thank you, time to find one before they get too expensive. what gear ratio are you running?
     
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    71A86216-1BA6-4E1A-AA0F-51B46E571DB2.jpeg Making some progress with the rear end and Cal-Trac swap. New springs are in place. Lining up the 8 3/4 next to determine where the new spring perches need to be welded into place. Bought new 9x28 radial slicks and 15x9 Indy slots to match the 15x3.5 Fenton front runners. It’s coming along. Racing season is just around the corner! Thanks for looking, Craig.

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