Procharged 70 Stage "Big Orange"

Discussion in 'Members Rides' started by hugger, Sep 18, 2016.

  1. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    Headed to lower GA ie "Wildcat" over Christmas break, gonna have Mike get started on the new shortblock.

    Gonna do a 496 with the Molnar rods,halo,half fill, and Billet caps. Crank will be hardned,deburred and the throws polished. Compression will be set around 10 to 10.5. Plan on having Steve Morris spec the cam and might even have the heads flowed. Not sure how much HP it will make but it definitely will be up there.
     
  2. offbrand Racing

    offbrand Racing Platinum Level Contributor

    Merry Xmas to you!!!
     
  3. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    Just don't tell the wife ha
     
  4. sriley531

    sriley531 Getting Carried Away....

    He** yeah!! That's gonna be a bad mofo Ethan....
     
  5. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    I still haven't got the throttle to open all the way due to the cable /pedal geometry thoroughly pissing me off, gonna one way or another get that issue resolved this weekend, I drive it to school a couple times a week, may try to swap the new converter in next weekend. In reality the new shortblock will allow it to make a ton more steam, the extra cubes, better cam, less compression so I can run another few degrees of timing along with a more secure feeling when laying down on it hard , will allow it to really show out , EASY 1000+ I feel like anyway
     
  6. sailbrd

    sailbrd Well-Known Member

    I was wondering about the compression but then I see you are doing E85 so that changes the equation. I was just looking at the Molnar rods and going to use those and Diamond pistons on my 470 build. I am now feeling bad about how slow my supercharged, fuel injected, 470 CI BB Buick is going to be! Wait, I will challenge everyone to a fuel economy run. :grin:

    I will bet that Steve Morris with call up Bobb Makley on the cam specs. Bobb and Steve are pretty thick. Then they will just have Scott Brown figure it out. So just skip everything and go to Scott. If you are staying with flat tappet cam my advise would be go to solid lifters. Scott has a real touch with solid lifter cams. My solid lifter cam is quieter than when it had a hydraulic cam.

    I was trying to figure out why you would go to billet caps. I understand that the caps would be stronger but the weak point in our motors is the webbing in the block. Never heard of a problem with the caps just what the bolts screw into. If it helps I would be interested in adding to my build. Just trying to understand.
     
  7. Smokey15

    Smokey15 So old that I use AARP bolts.

    Bobb and Scott spec'd the cam I'm running in my 464. I'd recommend Scott to anyone.
     
  8. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    I talk to Scott about it a few months ago, and I may very well use him , my current cam is very similar to John JR's actually, the Billet caps in my mind are beneficial in helping the survival rate as they simply take the cast cap distortion out of the equation, and when fitting a halo girdle any material removed from the stock cap will weaken it considerably. Mike has actually told me he doesn't prefer to put full girdles on cast caps for that reason, that he's seen a few Girdled engines with cracked caps. Certainly not a set in stone type thing , but....
     
  9. sailbrd

    sailbrd Well-Known Member

    Thanks, that makes sense. Since I am not doing a girdle guess I do not need to go there. At the HP you are going to you need all the help you can get.
     
  10. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    Throttle cable is issue is sorted out, making a solid 5lbs now that it's open all the way, breaking up a little, gonna go easy on it till I get the wideband in , gonna tighten gap up a little and go from there. I'm thinking the new converter will put another lb or two on the gauge and make it a little less violent down low. Hope to wrestle it in next weekend, ...man im dreading it
     
  11. offbrand Racing

    offbrand Racing Platinum Level Contributor

    Ethan what do the plugs look like? Nice to hear your no boost issue is solved.
     
  12. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    Dirty, ha they have decent color for a bunch of driving around, maybe a tad fat, it was breaking up when coming into boost and then I remembered I never closed the gap up they were at .045 and 6es's I got some 8es's ordered and will probably close them up to 28-30. Haven't stayed in it too long just a second at most till I get an Eliminator pump and the wideband, then we'll give it hell
     
  13. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    Wheels will be here Monday, and I have something else on the way that's really gonna complete the "look"....
     
  14. sriley531

    sriley531 Getting Carried Away....

    Well good, hopefully then you'll quit being so freaking tight with those pics we've all been patiently waiting on!!! :p ;)
     
  15. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    Ha I hate taking pics , I'm still debating on just sending the rears on to Champion to get the locks. If I can swing it without having the power cut off or eating cereal for till next check I'll be sending them off ha
     
  16. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    Car is for sale info in the cars for sale section
     

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  17. Smokey15

    Smokey15 So old that I use AARP bolts.

    :shock::shock:
    just when you finished it. Wheels look great.
     
  18. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    Ha yea story of my life, soon as get something the way I want it I either sell it or somebody hits me
     
  19. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    Well, it's odd how things happen, I go from posting the cat for sale, to dropping another $20k in it ha. Here's a list of what's to come it's gonna take me the better part of 2 years to pull this off more than likely but the end result should put it up pretty far on the food chain for a street bound Buford.

    Tomahawk will be going in, somewhere in the 500 to 523 range.
    25.5 cage
    Fresh boxed and reinforced frame will put under it with a "Wildrides" upper arm cross member.
    TRZ fixed anti roll
    Solid body mounts from ABC
    Collapsible u joint steering shaft
    Rear coil overs
    Narrow the rear another 2in so I can set the body down on the 325's
    Thinking we may do an aluminum rad support
    Smooth firewall
    Custom hood
    Beadlocks
    Aeromotive fuel cell with submerged Eliminator pump
    SRE oil pan and valve covers
    SPX will sit on the TE heads
    Lots more will come I'm sure but this my mental plan so far.

    Hope to start on the new frame after Christmas and have it under the car and in the chassis shop by late February. Stay tuned I'm going to try and document as much progress as possible, we all love watching somebody spend way more money than they need to right HA.

    Goal is solid 5.50s anywhere anytime 3400lb
     
  20. moleary

    moleary GOD Bless America

    Funny how that works..:Smarty: Sounds like a great plan!!

     

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