Penny Pincher Volare

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Here is a pic of my 80 Volare spinning the tires off the starting line at Julesburg Colorado Dragway.
Will have that solved with fresh rubber this weekend.
Best times 11.40 at 114.2, with no spin. Opps too fast for no rollbar.
Will have to shorten the shift point or other drastic measures to slow it down some.
Steve

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408 stroker on methanol, 5200 stall convertor, 904 with low ratio first and second, 4.56 gear.
Two step launch at 3200.
Soft tune-up at 30 degrees timing and somewhat rich methanol settings on the Willy's carb,
shifting early at 6200.
 

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Start out with frame connectors if you don't have them yet. They are a good base to tie the roll bar main hoop & outriggers to.
 

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Start out with frame connectors if you don't have them yet. They are a good base to tie the roll bar main hoop & outriggers to.
Have them tied already, no roll bar for this project. N stock is slow enough to not require one. Sheet metal and structural is more rust free than some I have seen.
This will be my last race car build and least expense, may be the most fun.
Steve
 

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Have the tire spin mostly corrected, set rear shocks tighter, lowered front suspension. Let the oil out of the front shocks, cut off half of the up stop on the upper control arms. More burnout less air pressure higher stall speed.

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Have them tied already, no roll bar for this project. N stock is slow enough to not require one. Sheet metal and structural is more rust free than some I have seen.
This will be my last race car build and least expense, may be the most fun.
Steve
Let me know if I can be of any help or advise.

I have raced a N/SA or O/SA Aspen for nearly 20 years.
We held the National Record for some years back when it meant
something!

We run a roll bar: When you are running 108 and guys in new factory
cars are chasing you at 160+ and some of then ar Newbies, It makes since
at least to me.
 
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Let me know if I can be of any help or advise.

I have raced a N/SA or O/SA Aspen for nearly 20 years.
We held the National Record for some years back when it meant
something!

We run a roll bar: When you are running 108 and guys in new factory
cars are chasing you at 160+ and some of then ar Newbies, It makes since
at least to me.
Thanks John,
I remember meeting you at a D6 race in Billing MT a few years back when I still ran my 73 Duster in G/SA. You told to ditch the superstock springs and use the Cal
Trac setup. Man what an improvement that was.
Thanks again.
Steve
 

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Anytime!
Currently at Woodburn this week in the Demons trying
to lower our average!
 
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