KY 2018 HOLLEY NHRA Hot Rod Reunion Bowling Green 409 Shootout June 14-16

Don Jacks

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I wouldn't bother changing the rear gear.Just use gears 1,2,and go through the traps in 3rd.If you get a drag radial that's 8 inches wide,and 26 inches tall,100 mph will put you through at about 6200 rpm with the 3.55's that are in the car now.I think that I remember that you folks dyno'd that engine,but don't remember the peaks,but 6200 is a safe number given the way that engine was built.If it wants to go higher than that,grab 4th.
 

sp6t1348

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I wouldn't bother changing the rear gear.Just use gears 1,2,and go through the traps in 3rd.If you get a drag radial that's 8 inches wide,and 26 inches tall,100 mph will put you through at about 6200 rpm with the 3.55's that are in the car now.I think that I remember that you folks dyno'd that engine,but don't remember the peaks,but 6200 is a safe number given the way that engine was built.If it wants to go higher than that,grab 4th.
Here is the engine specs
63 409-425, 690 heads, 881 intake, 3361/3362 carbs, single point vac advance distributor, Stahl headers (older than me)
  • .030 over with Ross pistons (lightened)
  • Eagle 6.135 rods
  • stock crank
  • 10.5:1 compression
  • 690 heads, resurfaced .010, Manley valves, guides, pocket ported and streamlined valve guides
  • Lunati hydraulic roller cam +2 degrees advanced; 4-7 swap
  • Comp cams 1.7 roller rockers
  • Rebuilt and curved distributor with pertronix conversion
  • balanced
  • Alot more but don't want to bore you!
Did the aftermarket trailing arms, adjustable panhard, dual reservoir master cylinder, discs on the front, inland empire telescoping drive shaft with the upgraded center carrier; I went through the entire suspension, replumbed and rewired the entire car. Battery in trunk. No power steering, no power brakes, no heat, nothing!

Although I in the trades and have built engines, even moonlighted at a machine shop, I did not have the guts or experience with a W engine. Since this one is the "holy grail" to me, I must give all the credit to JB's auto machine in Rosedale, MD. Old time machine shop, family owned and been around along time. I told them how I wanted it built and even picked out the parts; but did not do the assembly or break in. I have a 348 I am going to put together in my shop, now that I have learned a bit. I had been wanting a 409 ever since I saw one on a start stand at Carlisle in the 80's when I was a teenager. The transmission was done by southern automatic in Sykesville, another old shop. But everything else I did, to include entire rebuild on the rear. I think all 348 and 409's are very special and should be treated with respect. I always give credit where it is due. It pulls like a freight train once she gets rolling!
 
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Don Jacks

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I just reserved my room at Red Roof in Bowling Green for the meet.For whatever reason,they would only accept reservations for 3 days[Thursday,Friday,and Saturday] that weekend.
 

BRYAN FUGATE

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Ok guys lets get a list going who's in. We had a great time last year and they want us back just hoping for a few more cars. Race is live on tv with lots of coverage and they even put us in the national dragster magazine last year. They even payout $125 if you win one round $500 for winner Dave Coots can elaborate on what they give the runnerup ( It has been this way the last two years). The top three will be on the flyer for next year. The top two go on the shirt for the next year as well ( A big thanks to Mark Steele for making the shirts)

1 Lonnie and Scott Hall 1962 Impala
2 Bryan Fugate 1963 Impala
3 Martin Keys 1962 Belair
4 Ricky Inghram 1961 Biscayne
5 Kevin Wilson 1963 Impala
6 James and Tom 1962 Biscayne
7 Dave Coots The Crusher 1964 Impala
8 Mark and Mike Steele 1962 Biscayne
9 Wes Wesolowski 1963 Ragamuffin probable
10 Red Williams 1963 Biscayne
11 Ryan Vandillen 1955 Thunderbird
12 Dick MacKenzie 1962 Belair
13 Brian lambert 1932 Bantam
14 Shan quickshift 1962 Biscayne
15 Joel Czopek Awsumcars 1962 Biscayne
16 Ray Fatride 1960 Impala as long as he don’t shoot it
17 Plumcrazy ?
18 Charlie and Jerry Kuenster 1959 Chevrolet
19 Barry Taylor Car unknown
20 David Horvat 1962 Biscayne Code Red
21 Lou Savio 1962 Belair Prehistoric Rat
22 Roger Robinson 1962 Nova
23 Randy Kirker 1931 Ford Maybe
24 Ray Whitney 1962 Chevy Wagon
25 Sean and Jan Byrne 1962 Impala SS
26 Rob Walden car to be announced

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BRYAN FUGATE

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Supporting Member 5
Ok guys lets get a list going who's in. We had a great time last year and they want us back just hoping for a few more cars. Race is live on tv with lots of coverage and they even put us in the national dragster magazine last year. They even payout $125 if you win one round $500 for winner Dave Coots can elaborate on what they give the runnerup ( It has been this way the last two years). The top three will be on the flyer for next year. The top two go on the shirt for the next year as well ( A big thanks to Mark Steele for making the shirts)

1 Lonnie and Scott Hall 1962 Impala
2 Bryan Fugate 1963 Impala
3 Martin Keys 1962 Belair
4 Ricky Inghram 1961 Biscayne
5 Kevin Wilson 1963 Impala
6 James and Tom 1962 Biscayne
7 Dave Coots The Crusher 1964 Impala
8 Mark and Mike Steele 1962 Biscayne
9 Wes Wesolowski 1963 Ragamuffin probable
10 Red Williams 1963 Biscayne
11 Ryan Vandillen 1955 Thunderbird
12 Dick MacKenzie 1962 Belair
13 Brian lambert 1932 Bantam
14 Shan quickshift 1962 Biscayne
15 Joel Czopek Awsumcars 1962 Biscayne
16 Ray Fatride 1960 Impala as long as he don’t shoot it
17 Plumcrazy ?
18 Charlie and Jerry Kuenster 1959 Chevrolet
19 Barry Taylor Car unknown
20 David Horvat 1962 Biscayne Code Red
21 Lou Savio 1962 Belair Prehistoric Rat
22 Roger Robinson 1962 Nova
23 Randy Kirker 1931 Ford Maybe
24 Ray Whitney 1962 Chevy Wagon
25 Sean and Jan Byrne 1962 Impala SS
26 Rob Walden 1962 5/8 scale bubbletop
27 Denny Ford
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