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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2019 2:14 am 
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Congrats on the initial success, Ryan. This would (will!) be a feat of engineering when you get it solved, if it's not already. It looked much less bouncy to me when I saw the good run. Here's to the next set of super fast and not-so-hoppy runs. You will lose the excellent nickname, though... ;)


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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2019 8:24 pm 
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Location: waynesboro PA
Car Model*: 72' Dart Swinger / 62' Valiant
Thanks Lou,

As much as I liked the nickname last year and had fun with it...... I think i'd be glad to lose the name Hoppy this year. :lol: Looks like the changes were big steps in the right direction. Hopefully I can correct a few things with the shocks and make it better.

I pulled the intake and headers off tonight and found one pipe was nearly broke off at the flange and the intake gasket had split in 2 places over the exhaust ports. I cleaned the carbs out (didn't really find anything wrong there) but the linkage has far too much play. I ordered some new linkage to hopefully fix the weber setup and get that dialed in. I haven't been able to find any extremely obvious cause of the engine miss, but hopefully it was from a combination of the carburetor linkage moving and the exhaust/gasket issue. One of the low speed carb jets may have had the tiniest piece of dirt in it too. Hopefully these things fix the engine issue and I can get the car back to full power next race.

Ryan Covalt
62 Plymouth Valiant Race Car 2170# 11.22 @ 115.86 MPH 1/4 Mile Best
72' Dart Swinger Street Car, 4 spd, 3330# 14.061 @96.58 1/4 mile Best

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