Toluene Dart - '73 swinger

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  1. Valiant69er

    Valiant69er Well-Known Member

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    That is a sweet ride. Congrats on the win!
     
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    • Toluene56

      Toluene56 Well-Known Member

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      Well.... Crap.
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      Luckily I caught it quick.. still had 60psi oil pressure too.
      Found small bits of pitting from detonation on the heads and pistons too.
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      Got the crank fixed, nice .070 cometic head gaskets and some 1 7/8 tti headers.
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      All done just in time to sit at home... I guess I'll have to quarantune.. har har.
       
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        I decided to get a wideband for the car. I tell you what. I should have bought one of these years ago. Apparently this sucker has been running real lean.
        I've been tuning the last couple of days. Now my trans isn't so happy shifting from 2-3.. the flare up has progressively gotten worse with the tuning. Fluid didn't look too bad but there was a little bit of flake in the trans pan, by flake I mean like aluminum flake.
        Might be time to invest in a trans that can take the abuse of 500+hp. IMG_20200508_230324212.jpg IMG_20200508_230301396.jpg
         
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        *Aussie Voice* here we have the elusive dart. Slowly stalking it's prey. When ready to attack the dart will emit clouds of white smoke.
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        • Toluene56

          Toluene56 Well-Known Member

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          I was politely told to slow it down... all the tuning paid off.. best runs were 11.3@118 (7.20ish 1/8). Did a little more tuning and ran 7.1s letting off a bit after the 660 and still running 12.0-12.1@80mph (lol) and all at 7,000+ DA...
          that being said... roll bar inbound. 45693B9B-7A88-4DCF-96C0-965434B79076.jpeg 9DFAE8D3-68EA-4297-A273-653807B3CF1D.jpeg 166BB054-11D1-4C66-8D14-0081B0D7729A.jpeg 2369A7A2-1D2D-4BF7-B638-DC8AD1730747.jpeg
           
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            Toluene56 Well-Known Member

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            Should be ready to rip at sea level.
            Rollbar,harnesses,driveshaft loop. Even have a trans blanket. Swapped out the OLD analog msd 6al for a newer digital 6. Nice having a built in start retard, the stand alone msd start retard would randomly drop timing and pop through the exhaust.
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