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by Dragginwagon406
Fri Jan 14, 2022 6:10 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Edlebrock E Tec 170 on 350
Replies: 14
Views: 633

Re: Edlebrock E Tec 170 on 350

Back in the early-2000s, the Etec 170s garnered a lot of attention for their low and mid-lift flow. I ended up with the 200cc Etec only because they were going on a 406. 170s were tempting though, especially for a hydraulic-cam engine.
by Dragginwagon406
Sun Dec 26, 2021 9:11 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Vacuum secondary carb better for the street?
Replies: 23
Views: 1204

Re: Vacuum secondary carb better for the street?

For me, and the way I run my cars, I prefer the vacuum secondary carbs (Holley 3310). Vacuum secondary carbs transition smoother from primaries to secondaries without any extensive tuning. This is great when you run a factory stall converter and highway gears :mrgreen: Now, I'm debating on picking u...
by Dragginwagon406
Wed Dec 22, 2021 6:30 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: 2.56 Gear, Stock Converter, 4100 Pounds, NA 11s?
Replies: 155
Views: 6372

Re: 2.56 Gear, Stock Converter, 4100 Pounds, NA 11s?

Draggin- i bought this fuel line from Right Stuff. They are great to deal with. I believe it is a 1970 L78 Chevelle pump to carb setup. I shot another video of the car idling and it still won’t upload to Speed Talk. OK, the fuel line is on my short list. Videos should be hosted on YouTube, and link...
by Dragginwagon406
Sat Dec 18, 2021 1:11 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: 2.56 Gear, Stock Converter, 4100 Pounds, NA 11s?
Replies: 155
Views: 6372

Re: 2.56 Gear, Stock Converter, 4100 Pounds, NA 11s?

Agree about the factory 163 intake, it can support a lot of power but it’s not the right choice for my car (given my converter and gear). Can you please explain your rational behind this comment? In fact, I see the exact opposite with your combo. I feel that with your combo, gear and converter, thi...
by Dragginwagon406
Sat Dec 18, 2021 9:37 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: 2.56 Gear, Stock Converter, 4100 Pounds, NA 11s?
Replies: 155
Views: 6372

Re: 2.56 Gear, Stock Converter, 4100 Pounds, NA 11s?

Thanks for the well wishes. The tornadoes occurred about 120 miles north of us. Many lives lost, very sad. I tried to upload a video of it idling but it doesn’t show up. The pictures were able to upload. The car definitely has traction issues. I’m not sure a numerically lower gear would remedy that...
by Dragginwagon406
Fri Dec 17, 2021 3:38 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: 2.56 Gear, Stock Converter, 4100 Pounds, NA 11s?
Replies: 155
Views: 6372

Re: 2.56 Gear, Stock Converter, 4100 Pounds, NA 11s?

Thanks for the well wishes. The tornadoes occurred about 120 miles north of us. Many lives lost, very sad. I tried to upload a video of it idling but it doesn’t show up. The pictures were able to upload. The car definitely has traction issues. I’m not sure a numerically lower gear would remedy that...
by Dragginwagon406
Tue Dec 14, 2021 8:31 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: 2.56 Gear, Stock Converter, 4100 Pounds, NA 11s?
Replies: 155
Views: 6372

Re: 2.56 Gear, Stock Converter, 4100 Pounds, NA 11s?

I haven’t ran it yet. The nearest 1/4 mile track from Where i live in Nashville is in Bowling Green KY. I plan on running it in the spring. I’ve tried to keep the sleeper look and have the original 402 badges on it, Pertronix :mrgreen: in the original distributor and Pertronix coil and wires. Grind...
by Dragginwagon406
Sun Dec 12, 2021 9:10 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: 2.56 Gear, Stock Converter, 4100 Pounds, NA 11s?
Replies: 155
Views: 6372

Re: 2.56 Gear, Stock Converter, 4100 Pounds, NA 11s?

The car is an original BB car so it has the 3/8” fuel line from tank to pump. I’m running a stock fuel pump too. No starvation at all. Pulls past 6,000 with no issues. Running 245/60/15 BF Goodrich tires at 26.6”. The 3:42 is a tad too much on the highway. I’m probably going to put a 3:08 in and it...
by Dragginwagon406
Sat Dec 11, 2021 10:40 am
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: 2.56 Gear, Stock Converter, 4100 Pounds, NA 11s?
Replies: 155
Views: 6372

Re: 2.56 Gear, Stock Converter, 4100 Pounds, NA 11s?

Man, what a great thread. I have a beautiful 1972 monte and a fresh 496 that i built for it in September. It’s basically el chepo Scat kit at 9.6:1 with iron ported 781 heads. I took the small voodoo hyd roller out of a 454 i had and used it. It’s off the shelf at 231/239/600/600/110. Performer rpm...
by Dragginwagon406
Tue Dec 07, 2021 11:14 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: 2.56 Gear, Stock Converter, 4100 Pounds, NA 11s?
Replies: 155
Views: 6372

Re: 2.56 Gear, Stock Converter, 4100 Pounds, NA 11s?

Question: First the preface. I get it. It's obviously sparked a wild fire here a ST (and probably elsewhere). And that in itself is something to keep the combination going. Most definitely a cool piece of machinery. But... What about a set of ET Streets like the Hellcat Roadrunner? A track only thi...
by Dragginwagon406
Tue Dec 07, 2021 10:32 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: 2.56 Gear, Stock Converter, 4100 Pounds, NA 11s?
Replies: 155
Views: 6372

Re: 2.56 Gear, Stock Converter, 4100 Pounds, NA 11s?

So, what IS the purpose of running a "stock" converter and 2.56 gear? I get the whole lower RPM thing on the highway, but why not just use a OD trans and more common gear? I like what Mark is thinking and we have done a few in the past. I do recall talking with Carl "Big Dog" Spiering back in the '...
by Dragginwagon406
Tue Dec 07, 2021 7:48 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: 2.56 Gear, Stock Converter, 4100 Pounds, NA 11s?
Replies: 155
Views: 6372

Re: 2.56 Gear, Stock Converter, 4100 Pounds, NA 11s?

So, what IS the purpose of running a "stock" converter and 2.56 gear? I get the whole lower RPM thing on the highway, but why not just use a OD trans and more common gear? I like what Mark is thinking and we have done a few in the past. I do recall talking with Carl "Big Dog" Spiering back in the '...
by Dragginwagon406
Tue Dec 07, 2021 7:10 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Dyno tuned 434 SBC 11:1 AFR 245 Solid Roller
Replies: 19
Views: 1831

Re: Dyno tuned 434 SBC 11:1 AFR 245 Solid Roller

Did you happen to get any video of it on the dyno..? Sure... https://youtu.be/jdyBt7thiKs Sounds awesome. In regards to the pan, that appears to be the diamond scraper like the 20408 pan I use. I can tell you, Mark trimmed it out for the GM windage tray which is mounted off the studs. I’ve read peo...
by Dragginwagon406
Tue Dec 07, 2021 12:31 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: 2.56 Gear, Stock Converter, 4100 Pounds, NA 11s?
Replies: 155
Views: 6372

Re: 2.56 Gear, Stock Converter, 4100 Pounds, NA 11s?

So, what IS the purpose of running a "stock" converter and 2.56 gear? I get the whole lower RPM thing on the highway, but why not just use a OD trans and more common gear? I like what Mark is thinking and we have done a few in the past. I do recall talking with Carl "Big Dog" Spiering back in the '...