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 Post subject: 6/14/21
PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2021 4:33 am 
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Went on a bit of a trip this weekend to Chardon Ohio.. There was a MoPar Car show there and we also Made it a point to stop by Nelson Ledges on the way back.

Car was a blast to drive and did well - Got Caught in the rain on the way there and back, but while in Ohio it was sunny and dry pretty much the entire time.

- Car does not get great fuel mileage - maybe more carb tuning or double check the distributor timing.

- At Nelson Ledges it was a test n tune day and we got to stop in and spectate.

At the Show:
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This car was interesting to me.
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Of course you can't go to a well stocked mopar show with out a Christine Movie Car there..
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Hisss..
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Cool Stuff at Neslon Ledges too,
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(this one's a Movie, Clicky to watch)
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2021 3:28 pm 
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I got the secondary Bog sorted on the edelbrock performer 500. 2 solutions available for this problem in my research...

1. Modify / remove the small supply tube on the secondary venturi.. some models of carter / edelbrock do not have this tube on the secondary venturis.. mine did.
I wanted to avoid this mod as its not easily reversible.

2. Drill the counterweight in the secondary air door. I did this and it's spot on.

Can be reversed by filling the hole with leas/ nits/ bolts or welding. The AVS and thermoquads have infintetly adjustable secondary doors with no drilling.

Bog is gone....ready for road trip and dragstrip blasts.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 18, 2021 3:58 am 
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Super! See you very soon...

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 21, 2021 7:56 am 
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Had a Great Weekend Racing at the Ron Hamby Memorial, seeing and dining out with friends etc.

Also got to do a lot of Grüne Hölle mounting Driving.. Found some new routes from Harrisonburg / Massanutten Area up through eastern WV and Western MD. Also did quite a bit of mountain driving and the car ate it up! Might have some more carb / Dist. Tuning to do.

Success.

It all went right this go round. I must confess I did put wheels on some interstates.. not for long, as the majority of miles were on Mountain US and State Routes in WV, VA, SC, MD, And PA.

Started out about 700 miles on the GPS - So ~1000 Miles for the weekend.
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Daybreak on WV 20 in Webster Springs WV..
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The Blue Hour Along WV 20:
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More WV 20:
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After a Quick Interstate Jaunt..

On WV/VA 311 After Crows VA:
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I hope to be able to tackle this one a bit faster that 15...
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Slant 6 Racing With Friends:
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Rick Swept the weekend! / Lou was runner up Sunday! - Congrats!
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On the Way Home: - US Route 33 through VA and WV is sure a gem above the Shenandoah Valley Heading West!
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First Time I have been on WV 33 and I am sure I will be back for more.
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On 219 Near Deep Creek / Oakland / McHenry MD..
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Near the 219 / US 40 Junction in Maryland - You can See I 68 in the upper Right.
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Fuel Stop on US 40 - heading home
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US 40 in the PA highlands was quite busy on a sunny Sunday afternoon.
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PA Route 711 Above Connellsville:
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I had tons of fun exploring the new routes!


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 Post subject: 6/25/21
PostPosted: Fri Jun 25, 2021 9:52 am 
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After coming home from the trip last week I wanted to Investigate the timing Curve. As I just got the engine fired and running say 3 or so weeks ago, I wanted to fiddle with Valve lash, Carb tuning and the like, which i did. After a few weeks of driving and fiddling with those settings I turned my attention to the timing. I was limited by the Stock slant 6 distributors' mechanical adjustment from ma MoPar, and with no proper parts to convert to a claw style hold down from a newer lean burn or 1980's up Slant 6 Distributor I had to do some grinding and clearancing / slotting on the stock hold down plate.
Before My Trip last week I was limited to 10° initial advance on the Distributor the limit was caused by the adjustment plate hitting the block as well as the arced slots - the hold down bolt(s) was hitting the end of the arc on the adjustment plate. I modded that and now was able to put a seemingly ridiculous amount of initial advance into the curve.
I decided on 14° initial and 32° Total. I also experimented with the Ported advance instead of the non ported vacuum on the carb. I was running the full vacuum advance signal to the distributor before and that caused a bog / flat spot as the vacuum went away with more throttle angle. .... So I tried the ported vacuum signal to the advance can and it likes that better. Now it sure feels better below 2000 RPM.

I might try another lighter advance spring in the mechanism sometime. I found that I can run the car on 87 octane under heavy load with no pinging at all. But it does diesel at times upon shutdown.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 27, 2021 7:38 pm 
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Fantastic Photos Greg, thanks for posting.
I had read that the Nelson Ledges track has new owners and they plan to bring the track back to its historic prominence. Nice to see a race track coming back.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 28, 2021 7:44 am 
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Thanks John!

I am glad you enjoyed some of the documentation.

Yes NLRC has new owners and should be an up and coming track from the days of your youth waiting to be rejuvenated !

It will be fun to see what happens!

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 Post subject: 7/19/21
PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2021 5:07 am 
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7/19/21 More Güne Hölle fun in the summer.

Last week, I took the car to Carlisle - Met with some friends, did some Mountain Road driving, Did the Carlisle Real Street Shootout Friday nite, then Went to the Central PA Region of the SCCA for a Proper AutoX at Midstate Airport in Phillipsburg Pa.. It's essentially a nice wide 2 runway airstrip with plenty of taxi areas in the middle of a central PA Lush Forest.

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While staying overnite at my friend's house I had access to corner scales... So Lets do some science and data..
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Started out with Just above 3000# without Driver and Gear - 3/4 Tank Gas.
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Made Adjustments to bars and rear coilovers.. Was able to get pretty close to 50-50 F/R but L/R was Right Heavy.

Final after Adjustments with Driver and Gear:
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At Carlisle there were some like minded slant 6 handling fans... This is Chris' '70 Duster..
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Some other odd, instersting Mopars..
Aussie Valiant Ambulance:
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And a pair of Modded - '62 Valiants:
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The AutoX at Carlisle was not terribly interesting, but it was fun.
I have some oversteer to now work on ... the Car ran well, except idling in the hot - I need to change out the mechanical 4 blade fan for some electric units.
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Then Onto the SCCA AutoX at the airport on Sunday - about a 2 hour drive in the morning over the mountains... was a blast. Got everything in before the torrential downpours.
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Found a long lost Twin for sale on the way home... whoodathink it..?
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Also Installed Some New Front Shocks Yesterday:
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Onto the PVGP Countryside Tour Tomorrow!

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2021 6:13 am 
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Looks like great fun, Greg. Wish I could join - maybe next summer...

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2021 6:38 am 
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Looks like great fun, Greg. Wish I could join - maybe next summer...

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Sure. No Problem... I still wanna get the 2 green 64's out on track / Grid side x side....

Life has it's priorities.. and AutoX is not always at the top of the list.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2021 7:04 pm 
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How do you make sure the scales are level?

Or do you it head-in, then head-out and do some math?

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2021 2:26 am 
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How do you make sure the scales are level?

Or do you it head-in, then head-out and do some math?


Lay 2x4s across them.. put a level on top of that piece of wood, then adjust under each scale with thin plywood / floor tiles etc. to get the pads level.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2021 4:45 am 
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Ditto for me!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2021 7:29 am 
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Do you mean to tell me, these high dollar electronic scales don't have automatic level compensation? :) :)

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2021 10:27 am 
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Charrlie_S wrote:
Do you mean to tell me, these high dollar electronic scales don't have automatic level compensation? :) :)



Prolly not. I am not sure if they have that feature..

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