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Old 09-27-2021, 12:47 PM
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So I decided instead of putting an SB-2 engine in my Firebird
I would just buy a racecar. Has a Hendricks SB-2 engine
G-force, winters rear.. Apex Racing built it. I bought it from
the second owner's wife. Won a Nasa event in 2016 but has
been sitting since... we fired it up Saturday so will now replace
the Valve springs and start sorting some things.. Lots of extras
including a Hutter Sb2 engine that has a broken rocker... might
be a lot more inside.. we will see

The Adventure begins

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Old 09-28-2021, 12:34 PM
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Old 09-28-2021, 02:48 PM
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Car actually was run 2 years ago.. just won the race in 2016
Here is the extra SB-2 engine from Hutter... less Hp only
790 but again it has a broken rocker... intake was removed
and lifter valley still good but not sure why it broke.. will
pull the head when I get time..

Still searching valve spring options on the existing engine
then a few other things to clean up before I can run it

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The aluminum rocker arms have a limited service life. They will fatigue and break on there own eventually. Just a guess, but could be what happened if there is no damage to the piston or valve.
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Well this should be fun.
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... less Hp only 790..

Bob
Geez, who would want such a slouch? Lol
So what's the HP on the good motor?

Looks like it's gonna be so much fun to drive, have fun with it Bob.
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Curious, what's the intended use of the car?
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And where does one find an ex nascar race car?
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Hendricks engine is supposed to be 830hp but no documentation
Lets say more than I will need in a 2700 lb car

I am going to use the car for track days.. Checked flag racing
has a race class that is small and will run it in that group
There are also others that run so looking into that
Car was run in SCCA and Nasa... not really interested in
doing that as there are way too many cars on track to deal with
I will modify this with a splitter etc and other things not allowed
in its sanctioned classes but don't care

I have won Scca Autocrossing championships and other road
race events in the past.. been there did that.. I want to go
and just have fun... I love an open track.. usually find someone
to dance with (driver about the same speed) and go have fun
Used to run my Pantera a lot with my Viper buddy

This car was on Racing junk.. It really is not an ex nascar it was
built for Gt-1/Trans am racing using a custom built Victory Circle chassis
They say Robby Gordan ran it at Sears one year but who knows
You can buy all different types of bodies for these cars
for like $2k to $5k. My buddy is looking at one and will
change it to a 1970 style Challenger body as he is a Mopar guy
These cars are relativity cheap if you look at all the work that
goes into them.... The owners usually cannot get rid of them
Weaver Trans am car will smoke this thing but $200k used
I paid $30k for car.. extra broken engine, 3 sets of wheels
extra brand new brakes, rotors, hats, quick change gear sets
and a ton of other things some are used but still good for me

Bob
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That's a good way to wake things up!
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