Originally Posted by Rhett
Hi there Davis.
How about an update on that 393 dragster of yours?
Update? It is over 110*F (43.3*C) here...the update is that it is in the trailer and not going anywhere until I head up north for the summer. The problem with that is that there are only 1/8th mile tracks around our ranch. The nearest is about 65mi away from it. The car is setup for the quarter. I don't even have a set of 1/8th mile gears for it, so I'd have to buy a set, install them and mess around with setting things up for the shorter track. Of course, I could just go out and play and enjoy it.
What I'll probably do is haul my new engine up and install it into the '60 truck and get it running down the track. It has a set of 3.70 gears, which should be fun enough for playing on the 1/8th. I'm hoping for some mid to high 12s (quarter times), which is possible, but I'm figuring closer to a 14.35 (about an 8.80 1/8th) due to not having slicks or a very loose converter. Also, it would need a lot more gear to be an 1/8mi racer, but this is going to be a fun street/strip truck and should be a blast without doing the greatest numbers at the track.
I should get the rocker arm today and have it on and the valves set. Maybe tomorrow I can get some photos up if anyone would like to see it.
This is what I call a new box of rocker arms!