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1966 Chevy Chevelle - Tiny Dancer, Part III

Suspension Changes for our Nitroused 4.8L Mini LS

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Track Times

Conversion:

1⁄8-mile e.t. x 1.57 = 1⁄4-mile E.T.
1⁄8-mile mph x 1.24 = 1⁄4-mile MPH

Run 60-Foot 330-Foot 1⁄8 E.T. 1⁄8 MPH 1⁄4 E.T. (est.) 1⁄4 MPH (est.)
1) 2.020 5.587 8.478 85.44 13.29 105.95
2) 2.035 5.153 7.730 94.54 12.13 117.23
3) 1.959 5.072 7.668 93.75 12.03 116.25
4) 1.678 4.722 7.265 96.03 11.40 119.08
5) 1.856 4.984 7.532 96.85 11.82 120.09
6) 1.963 5.147 7.724 95.44 12.12 118.34
7) 1.712 4.783 7.329 95.95 11.50 118.98
8) 1.729 4.827 7.382 96.07 11.59 119.12
9) 1.932 5.034 7.577 96.39 11.89 119.52

*Weight (with driver): 3,650 pounds, TH-2004R trans, 3.55:1 rear gear, 12-bolt

Previous Sessions

1) Best normally aspirated pass from Part I
2) First nitrous run: spun badly off the line; NOS jetting: 63 nitrous/57 fuel
3) Second nitrous run, no changes: delayed nitrous start—best e.t.
4) Best previous nitrous run with NCC controller; 30 percent initial hit

Latest Session

5) New suspension, shocks, and nitrous tune—same linear nitrous control: tires spun badly
6) Softer nitrous hit with linear control: didn't work, slower yet
7) Stepped nitrous control (curve C), lower tire pressure—minor tire spin: best pass of the session
8) More aggressive nitrous control, 1 pound lower tire pressure
9) Even more aggressive nitrous step (curve not shown): spun hard; slowest 60 foot of the night


Parts List

Description PN Source Price
Used 4.8L long-block Used Used $200
Comp camshaft 54-452-11 Summit Racing $394.95
Comp Cams timing set 7106 Summit Racing $127.95
Comp valvesprings 26918-16 Summit Racing $165.97
Hooker exh. manifolds 8501-HKR Summit Racing $299.01
Edelbrock Perf. RPM 71187 Summit Racing $265.95
Holley 0-3310-3 Used Swap Meet $150
NOS Cheater system 02001NOS Summit Racing $579.95
Fill 10 lb. bottle N/A Orme Brothers $50
NOS blow-down tube 16160 Summit Racing $27.95
NOS bottle heater 1416NOS Summit Racing $89.95
Nitrous Blueprint N/A Induction Solutions $400
Induction Sol. solenoid 19717 Induction Solutions $89
MSD Ignition box 6010 Summit Racing $303.97
Global front upper arm TLC-42 Summit Racing $485.79
Global front lower arm TLC-42L Summit Racing $539.88
Global front coil springs S-13 Summit Racing $178.50
Global anti-squat kit VTC-42 Summit Racing $81.63
QA1 front double adj. TD507 Summit Racing $229.97 (ea)
QA1 rear double adj. TD901 Summit Racing $239.97 (ea)
QA1 T-bar kit BAR350K Summit Racing $16.97
Summit jacket, 1 lyr. SUM-51103 Summit Racing $59.95
Crow Belt re-certify N/A Crow Enterprizes $50
AEM A/F meter 10-4900 Summit Racing $299.70
LPE nitrous controller NCC-002 Lingenfelter Perf. $649
Autolite race plugs AR474 Summit Racing $24
M/T ET Street tires 3753 Summit Racing $404.88 (pr.)

SOURCES
Comp Cams
3406 Democrat Road
Memphis
TN  38118
800-999-0853
http://www.compcams.com
Champ Pans
6198 Hwy 12 East
Eau Claire
WI  54701
715-834-7748
www.champpans.com
Induction Solutions
Brooksville
FL  34604
815-341-8853
http://www.induction-solutions.c
om
Holley Performance Products
1801 Russellville Rd.
Bowling Green
KY  42101
270-781-9741
http://www.holley.com
Summit Racing
Akron
OH
800-230-3030
330-630-0240
http://www.summitracing.com/
Orme Brothers Inc.
18453 Parthenia Place
Northridge
CA
818-885-1414
OrmeBrothers.com
Autolite
39 Old Ridgebury Road
Danbury
CT  06810
800-890-2075
http://www.autolite.com
Mickey Thompson Performance Tires & Wheels
1900 Compton Ave., Suite 101, Dept. GMHTP
Corona
CA  92881
http://www.mickeythompsontires.c
om
Crow Enterprizes
Anaheim
CA
888-869-2769
www.crowenterprizes.com
QA1 Precision Products
21730 Hanover Ave.
Lakeville
MN  55044
Global West Suspension
655 S. Lincoln Ave.
San Bernardino
CA  92408
877-470-2975
909-890-0759
http://www.globalwest.net
Edelbrock
2700 California St
Torrance
CA  90503
310-781-2222
http://www.edelbrock.com
Lingenfelter Performance Engineering
Decatur
IN
260-724-2552
http://www.lingenfelter.com
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