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    heart lives on....

    Well, it's been a while, but I am still in search of that elusive wagon to replace my wrecked one. I did save everything salvageable from it before I said goodbye. The engine from it has been worked over pretty good and will soon be in my 65 Belvedere race car.
    11:1, Ported head, big valves, high lift mechanical cam, big Holley, aluminum intake, headers, under drive pulleys, shaved/lightened crank, pretty much everything I can throw at it.

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    What HP/TQ were you able to squeeze out of the LTOP? They are great little motors, just like the Ford L6 300.

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    It goes into the car this month and I hope to get a few passes on it before a race date first weekend of May in Hagerstown MD.
    I am shooting for 300+ HP. If it doesn't make that now, I have a few things left to try but I need a baseline before I make any changes. I have a race prepped 904 trans and will use either 3.55 or 3.91 gears for now. Car weighs in at about 2800 lbs., (3000lbs with me in it). I will need to add weight (3200lb min) to make the D/gas class in Slant Six Racing. I'd rather be light than heavy. Car is a 65 Belvedere I post car fitted up like the super stockers available in 65.
    When I finally get another Volare wagon, the engine will go in that and the Belvedere will get a big block.

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    Nice! You could always do a conservative wet squirt 30-50 HP. Best $/HP return for the money.

    A 10# bottle full will add roughly 23-26 pounds including the brackets and lines.

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    Badvert65, that`s the mopar show in May correct? I may go to that also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 77rr2x4s View Post
    Badvert65, that`s the mopar show in May correct? I may go to that also.
    Yes, the Mason-Dixon race May 4/5.

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    That going to be Badddd! Been waiting around here for years to see something like that on here. If there was another I never heard about it.
    Well done BV! Just from what you mentioned I can't see any reason why you can't be north of 300HP. And like Stalkervette said give her a little whiff and away you go again! You must of balanced her also. So no sweat handling a shot. But I guess that would be a no pass in that class??

    Just the look of her! Sweet! Always wanted to do one up but I guess that ship has sailed. Good show Badvert65! Belvederes need BBs. The big Wedge??
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    Any MOPAR nut, worth their salt, should try to build a slant at some point in their life. I am shooting for one of each, small block, big block, slant and Hemi. as for this engine. No power adders, just normally aspirated. Once I set the D/gas record, I will eventually put a big block in the Belvedere and save this engine for another Volare Wagon.
    -Matt

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    Very nice. I have always been a fan of the 225 and for a while in the 70's had a 62 Dodge Lancer with a modified 6(3 speed column shift). Crane cam, Holly 4BBl and headers. Ran well and would stay with a GTO up to 60 MPH or so.

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