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mr hyde 2.jpg Hey everyone. I haven't been posting anything lately because I have been working on my 64 Nova but here is our new 65 Nova straight axle hot rod. It has a 434 SBC with a vintage Crower 2.5" mechanical injection. I ran it last weekend with a very mild tune up and the thing ran 6.13 @ 112+ in the 1/8th. This was leaving off idle and shifting @6200. This weekend we have another Gasser Series race so it's time to use the tranny brake and shift this thing @ 7200. Here is a couple pics.
 

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That is fantastic. More pics, info and coverage. Have you ever worked with mechanical injection before? Curious as to how hard it is to tune? Mark L
 

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Hey Mark, as far as tuning I have had no problem setting up my 64 Nova. It also has a mechanical injection but is a Hilborn. Both run on methonal. I will get more detailed pics of both the 64 and 65 and post them. Brian
 

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Wow, that is the chit!!!!


You have my dream stable. I would love an early Chevy II next to my '55. Good luck this weekend, hope the cooler temps help your times. Doesn't get much better that this. Is the '55 going to be Dr. Jekyl? :p


Mike

p.s. Love the panel paint job!
 

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Well it finally happened...I won at our last Gasser invitational! In the final I dialed 6.09 and ran 6.094 for the win. Here is a few pics of my wife with her 69 Nova and our group of racing friends. Enjoy. Brian IMG_0676a.jpg IMG_0672a.jpg IMG_0650a.jpg IMG_0646a.jpg IMG_0651a.jpg
 

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D/Gas, what are you using for a fuel pump? I have a Hilborn off of an early top fuel rail that I plan to use on my gasser. Front cover mounted, driven off the cam. I wondering how you are setting up your pump etc for the street with that mechanical injection. Are you using a small surge tank up front or pulling all the way from the rear? Info that you can relay will be much appreciated. I'm not using injection at this point but using it to fuel my blow thru carb. I will be running the pump into a bypass regualtor so the pump run at whayever it wants and let the bypass regulator control the pressure to the carb. I have plans to run some kind of an EFI in the future and hope that the same pump can supply that too??? Just not sure. Anywho, any thoughts that you may have would be appreciated. Oh, I do realize the pump is not made for an EFI situation since it can not preprime the EFI. I thought of using the pumps shutoff valve to run a small electric pump in the line and thru the shutoff to prime the system for start up and then switch over to the pump after firing. The carb is not a problem since it should have enough fuel in the bowls to run on until the pump is up to pressure. Mark L
 

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Hi Mark, I am using a Enderle 150A belt driven pump with a custom made 3.2 gallon aluminum cell up front that will have a float switch to operate the electric pump from the back. My fuel cell in the trunk is 15 gal which should get me to the hot dog stand for a cruise night. I haven't driven the car on the street yet but I think 18.2 gal. of methonol should get me there and back. Anything I can help you with just let me know!

Brian
 

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How do you start the car? How do you prime the injectors or do you turn it over until fuel flows in? Just curious how you do it. Mark L
 

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Mark, I turn the engine over 2 or 3 times for a few seconds with the fuel on then prime each stack with a little race fuel and fire it up. Once the engine has started I never have to prime it for the rest of the day. Brian
 

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Thanks Brian. Was curious if it was a pain or not. Sounds like only hand priming is after it sets for a while (days). Good info. Do you use a fuel pressure gauge at all? I was wondering how many lbs pressure the pump makes at specific rpm. Like how much at idle/mid rpm/ and high rpm? Do you bypass the fuel to maintain a certain pressure or does the pump dead head against the barrel valve? I just assume you are using a barrel valve??? The reason I ask is I'm trying to get a look at the pressure curve versus rpm of these pumps. I think the pump would probably supply enough pressure at all rpms using a carburator and float bowls. I'm wondering if it would supply enough pressure at lower rpms and idle to use for EFI. Usually you are looking at 40 to 70 lbs pressure (depending on system) starting at idle (and start up) and wondered if the pump can produce that much pressure at a low rpm??? Any info that you may have would be great. Mark L
 

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Hey Mark, sorry about the delay getting back to you. I made a mistake about the pump. It is a Enderle 80A not a 150. The pump has a guage mounted on the pressure side going to the barrel valve that reads 24-26 lbs. @ idle. It might be worth a call to Enderle for more specs on the pump. Brian
 

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Good info none the less. Yes I have already contacted them about the pump for a different matter, they were really good in their explaination and helpful. Regardless, I really appreciate your info. Oh, and don't worry about any delays. My project is a long time deal now. No hurry. Mark L
 

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Nice and what a great husband and wife combo. Very special lady you have there. OK, I have to ask, is she after your crown yet?? Does she talk smack about comin' after ya?? Huh?? LOL. That is fantastic. Mark L
 
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