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Stan Paralikis

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« Reply #285 on: November 19, 2009, 03:18:56 AM »

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Yep, I contributed universals and driveshafts...  out on the Rte 1 flats. 

Al, who was the guy with the Hemi T-bucket?  I think later on he became respectable by renovating a house or somethin??

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« Reply #286 on: November 19, 2009, 03:38:57 AM »

Mark Rogers?? Saw him driving it in the snow once. He rehabed a house in JP, but never quite made it to respectable. Used to see him in Doyles all the time.
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« Reply #287 on: November 19, 2009, 03:47:23 AM »

YES!  Mark Rogers...

 
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Saw him driving it in the snow once.
 
Wasn't that the naked New Year's Eve  ride?
 
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« Reply #288 on: June 26, 2010, 07:23:08 AM »

Tweeks and fine tuning:

Well it took me long enough but I finally did it.  I was always, at best, even when I was racing on the track as a kid, a seat of the pants guy.  This 440 outwitted me at every turn on getting it to run perfect. Since I had so much blood, sweat, tears ($$$$) into the engine, I was determined not to leave it as is and say 'close enuff...'.
 
Started with the Holley.  I bought books, asked people, researched, and took that thing off and back on a dozen times.  I learned more in a few months than I got in a lifetime about carburation and intake. 
Between experimenting with different jetting, accelerator pumps and cams, power valves, discharge tubes, drilling orifices and a dozen other things, this is probably the best shade tree Holley around.
Timing and vacuum: Same story.  Books, questions, and research.  Especially distributor vacuum and mechanical advance theory.  Everything I thought I knew was 90% urban myth.  If you don't know aerodynamics and thermodynamics, it's a good time to learn.
 
Today, I got the last annoying problem elliminated.  Spent lots of money but way cheaper than college and a lot more fun.  From a standing start to I run out of room, the motor PULLS! No hesitation.  No stumble.  No roughness.  No nothing.
 
Lesson: Damn good thing I'm retired....
 
 

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« Reply #289 on: June 26, 2010, 08:30:32 AM »

Now put an exhaust system in it so you can start all over again
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« Reply #290 on: June 26, 2010, 09:21:37 AM »


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« Reply #291 on: June 26, 2010, 09:24:12 AM »

Sorry 'bout that Stan.  That's what happens on a horse like that
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