Top 10 Lessons Taught by the '55
1. Nitrous cars like taller gears, so the 4.88s are gone and it has 4.11 with a 30-inch tire.
2. Once you go into the 9s with nitrous, stock Chevy rods bend, but they don't break.
3. Never use a rev limiter on a nitrous engine.
4. Cast cranks can take as much power as the block can take. Eventually, the main caps start to walk and bounce.
5. If you are careful, you will never break a cast crank or a stock block.
6. With nitrous, jets are not as important as correct engine timing.
7. Standard headers with a 2.5-inch collector are enough to make 10-second nitrous power.
8. If you blow a header gasket, chances are good that you've blown the electrode off of the plug in that cylinder.
9. You can learn what breaks and what does not through thousands of dragstrip runs and real street experience.
10. The 10-bolt worked until the car got into the 10s.