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bigcityracer
Member
posted March 22, 2004 03:35 PM
This will be my first year in street stocks. I have raced mini stocks for several years..

1 bought recomended solid cam and lifters.
2 350 bored .040 over.
3 7qt pan
4 305 heads
5 reduction pulleys
6 racing springs
7 racing shocks
8 solid engine mounts frt and back.
9 rebuilt T350 and new convertor
10 Holley 4412 carb
11 aluminum front bumper
12 aluminum hood
13 restrictor in water neck
14 plenty of rims and tires

Are there any major things missed? I do have all the basic roll cage, fuel cell, seat and harness.

Thanks for your help.

zeroracing
Member
posted March 22, 2004 05:00 PM
The pan is a circle track pan with trap doors and extended pickup to right. I beleive that area will be ok. As far as rims I have about 20 rims and tire that should be good for a while. Spare tierod ends, spindles and steering box I never thought about. How about axles, a few people told me to get a few extras?

?? I have the valve covers with two breathers one of them, which side would the breathers be on, driver or passenger side?

eaton89
Member
posted March 22, 2004 09:18 PM
breathers go on the driver side. What kind of 305 heads, how big are the valves in them and what kind of RPM are you going to run. May need different heads. Just a thought. Good luck and HALL *** !


bigcityracer
Member
posted March 22, 2004 09:24 PM
Heads have stock valves, running about 6,200 to 6,500.


racerguy500
Member
posted March 22, 2004 10:02 PM
OIL RESTRICTORS and have it all balanced!!!!! Good luck to you.


racer17j
Member
posted March 22, 2004 10:03 PM
we need to know the casting # some 305 heads had some pretty small valves in them may want to get a different set or have those cut for bigger ones another thing i see get rid of the reduction pullies unless you are runnign alky you want 1:1 for best cooling on gas


bigcityracer
Member
posted March 22, 2004 10:12 PM
quote:
Originally posted by racer17j:
we need to know the casting # some 305 heads had some pretty small valves in them may want to get a different set or have those cut for bigger ones another thing i see get rid of the reduction pullies unless you are runnign alky you want 1:1 for best cooling on gas


The intake valves are 1.84's. Have a question about the pulleys. If you run a water restictor in the water neck to slow down the flow, then why not run the redution pulleys?


tilley88
Member
posted March 23, 2004 12:51 AM
Reduction pulleys are a good idea running gas in a heavy street stock. I've gotta question the Turbo 350, tho. I've run both Powerglides and sticks and gotta say my preference is a manual tranny with the lightest flywheel and clutch set-up rules allow. Run racing fuel, make sure all nuts and bolts are tight(weekly), keep a close eye on your front-end set-up, lighten the front end, add weight to get rear percentage(even if it means going over total weight by 100-200 lbs), and don't hesitate to ask what you may think is a stupid question. There's alot things most racers forget to do when the racin' season begins, but that's normal. Use this forum often, you'll learn, and maybe share useful info with the rest of us. Good luck.


Flanndad
Member
posted March 23, 2004 05:13 AM
The water restrictor isn't totally to reduce water flow.
It's basic job is to keep pressure built up in the heads, that way you don't get any steam pockets. They will overheat the head real fast.
Run some 1:1 pulleys, and I pefer a shroud around the fan, with good air flow thru the grill.
I would rather have a little more air drag from to much cooling, than run into the problems you get when you run it hot.


bigcityracer
Member
posted March 23, 2004 07:22 AM
THANKS FOR ALL THE REPLIES


racer17j
Member
posted March 23, 2004 05:13 PM
i'd definaly do something about those heads your compression gained is not worth as much as good flow you'd probably be better off with open chamberd heads with 194 or 202 valves


eaton89
Member
posted March 23, 2004 08:55 PM
I tried 305 heads heads on a truck with a 350 I had years ago the head would shut down long before 6000 RPM. I dont remember what casting it was. It seemed like it had a little more low end tork but I dont think this is what your after. Depending on the casting I think I would ditch these even if you take a less popular casting 350 head. If you cut for bigger valves they still may not be as good as another 350 head and they will have costed the same money. They probably wont flow what you need to get close to 6500 rpm. I have a lot of money tied up in my heads and wish I would of just bought a good set of after market heads.


bigcityracer
Member
posted March 23, 2004 10:31 PM
I WILL SEE HOW THE HEADS WORK. I WILL KEEP THAT ON MY MIND ABOUT IT LIMITING RPMS. THANKS


racerman707
Member
posted March 24, 2004 07:11 AM
Bigcity...Do you still want the Ford 9 inch?


bigcityracer
Member
posted March 24, 2004 08:06 AM
quote:
Originally posted by racerman707:
Bigcity...Do you still want the Ford 9 inch?

No I purchase on locally.



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