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Post  DFI429 on September 22nd 2012, 2:32 pm

61coon wrote:Those "big block" 300's are some pretty tough engines. I'm really looking forward to hearing the results from your trip to the track this weekend.

Check this out, pretty neat article

http://www.carcraft.com/featuredvehicles/ccrp_1108_1971_ford_maverick/viewall.html

Just spotted this.. that's my chassis guy Mike Robinson... one hell of a craftsman. His old race car was a tube chassis Maverick that was absolutely gorgeous. 9.32 @ 149 with a 466 & Doug Nash Cool Wish I was more on my camera game back when he had it..

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Post  johndickjr on October 26th 2012, 10:03 pm

Update--10-26-2012...redone the motor, discovered it had wrong pistons in it, .230 in the hole.. so i put early model rods in it with some trw dome 351w pistons for 11.5-1 compression..new roller rockers..new steel timing set..degreed the cam..proform 650 carb..same deal as last time, i had my hand on shifter and did not go 2 feet and hit 2nd gear..then when about 100 ft and went to 3rd..ran 13.33@94 mph 1/4 mile...and 8.30 1/8 mile.--1.87 60ft...went threw lights at 6200 rpm..next pass radiator started leaking and i put it on the trailer ..it will run low 12s once i learn not to touch the shifter

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Post  dfree383 on October 31st 2012, 8:50 am

we need some pics !! Any more runs on it?
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Post  johndickjr on October 31st 2012, 3:08 pm

dfree383 wrote:we need some pics !! Any more runs on it?
i get some pic..im going to tnt friday night , to get that low to mid 12 sec slip

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Post  johndickjr on November 11th 2012, 9:15 pm

went out last weekend, could not get car to stall for nothing, not even on the tranny brake..it worked fine few weeks ago..easy 4000 on brake..now at 2500 it pushes the car..so not sure whats going on there, so i foot braked it.. 1.73 60ft time and a 8.21 1/8 mile and a 13.20 1/4 mile..i pulled motor out already and have a decent 302 going back in..

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