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 Post Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2007 4:23 am 
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Hi all, been meaning to post up here since a while back when Sam mentioned this forum on another.

I race in a series called the The Wild Bunch over in the UK, we're a bunch of misfits who race slingshots, altereds and rear engine dragsters with a nostalgia theme. We're not 100% hung up on originality like some nostalgia clubs as a lot of what we race are old cars from the UK which we're built to emulate what was happening in the US with whatever was to hand. We run a bracket style competition with no breakout at RWYB meetings and breakout at MSA permit meetings.

My old car was a short wheelbase slingshot with a Rover (Buick ally) 215cu in motor, 4sp manual box, very mild tune, was built to have fun and got it down to 12.01 @ 112mph on a very limited budget

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My new ride is a 125in 23T Altered running pump gas 468 big block and glide. Aiming to run high 8's, only done 1 burnout in in before it leaked trans fluid and got me shutdown.

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welcome to the board psweeny. \:D/

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Welcome PSweeney

from way down under

i am sure you will enjoy your stay here

tell us a little more about your car

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Welcome to the board. Sorry to hear you got shut down before you could make a pass with your new car. When is your next race?

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Welcome to the Forum !


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Welcome to MSV!!  We have a great bunch of guys always willing to help out.  Nice looking cars.  I hope things work out so that you guys can race more often.  That 23T should be a kick in the pants.

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thanks all,

more about the car, well here goes ! 454 over 60 to 468, standard stroke, eagle forged bottom end, 4 bolt main, steel rods, 10-5-1 comp ratio, comp cams solid roller cam, (not got specs to hand), custom length pushrods, 1.7 Harland Sharp roller stud mount rockers, stainless valves in Edlebrock performer ally heads (with extra porting), K-Motion spring, titanium retainers. Edlebrock 454R manifold, Holley 1050 dominator, MSD Pro Billet and 6AL.. Coan 8in convertor with 6500 stall. Dedenbear glide case with uprated input shaft, 1.76 gearset, 6 frictions, steel hub, roller guv support, pro brake etc. Running through MW couplers to Strange, ally center section, 4.11's, spool, strange shafts. Chassis is 125in wb moly cert to 8.50, 4 wheel brakes, line lock etc

Next race is end of Aug..but might get her back out for testing before



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Hi Phil,

what happened to your old name ?

Tell me did you drill that govener support for the dedenbare case ?

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PS is that dean in the picture ?

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Wecome to MSV Phil. Glad to have another member from across the pond.

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Welcome, nice rides!!     Did you say "slingshot with a manual 4spd"?? You are WILD \:D/  \:D/  \:D/  \:D/  \:D/  \:D/  \:D/  \:D/  \:D/

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hi sam, no thats my mate who crews for me .

........don't get me started on that guv support......was told by Andy Frost to drill it as per the gasket, well I guess we had the wrong gasket and put it in the wrong place, anyhoo we plugged it, spoke to him again and he told us the position is basically where the small hour hand would be at 1.30...we're accurate like that....anyway on the burnout it popped the 5/8th core plug out the speedo hole, which itself must have been a loose fit. We sorted that but as we had the tailpiece off decided to use the blanking plate you get with TCI valvebody to blank off the hole incase it was wrong. By the amount of fluid it dropped it must have been pressurised so we figured it was better to block it.


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yeah 4sp manual with a "clutch" you boys remember them don't you !  \:D/

the slinghsot originally was built with a small (british) ford V6, we put the Rover in there with an adapter plate up to the Ford box as the steering and pedal set up was all built around that box. The problem we had was the power/ weight balance was wrong, couldn't really slip the clutch set up, so it used to pull monster wheelstands which killed the run or the 60ft was crud.  The best run I had in it was on a stone cold track in winter (at night) with no traction, it span off the line at the hit BUT that spin was enough to get the RPM's up without sending the nose in the air and I ran my PB...had lots of fun with that car, but we did a gearbox, shaft, headgaskets and a diff all in one season....we we're pushing it too much, when it's just a fun little starter car.


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Nice to have you here, PS.  I remember the FED with 4 speed. generally only used 3rd and 4th. Them was the good old days.

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Welcome to the board, that slingshot looked like a fun ride. Good luck with the new car.


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