Hood scoop power? How much?

Discussion in 'Race 400/430/455' started by stage2man, Jun 19, 2003.

  1. GS Kubisch

    GS Kubisch THE "CUT-UP" BUICK

    What Carburetor and jet size?
    Also,what were the incrementals on each timeslip?
  2. cacmanjr

    cacmanjr Well-Known Member

    950 HP Holley. Jetted 86 square.

    ------------With Pan--------------------Without Pan



  3. grant455gs

    grant455gs Well-Known Member

    Interesting.. that's backwards it would seem.

    But since you lost ALL of that time in the 60', kinda makes me wonder if it wasn't something else, like lack of traction, or some other variable..

    One tenth in the 60' is usually STILL a tenth on the top end.:Do No:
  4. 72GSX

    72GSX Well-Known Member

    loosing 5 MPH on top end is not from 60ft difference! Tom
  5. stage2man

    stage2man Well-Known Member

    it may have been sucking the foam onto the air cleaner.
  6. RED GS 1

    RED GS 1 Well-Known Member

    I worked on the sealing hood problem all this past weekend,I took her out Sat. night to break in the system[check the seal was'nt melting,make sure it stayed in place,etc.etc.] for the first time since this all started back in April,when all I wanted to do was switch from my B4B to a TA SP1, I'm finally seeing the the results.
    I am seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.
    I've never felt the power as much as I do now,the car was never a slouch,I ran a 11.78 last Labor day at E- Town,then I had to dial in the 12's to stay in the competition[No Cage].
    I'm confident if everything comes together she'll easily out do that time!
    Everyone pray to the rain gods to stay away!! This weekend is Very important to Me,I gotta run some 11.50's or die trying!!:TU:
  7. grant455gs

    grant455gs Well-Known Member

    Carl, try one of these..:Do No:

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  8. 72GSX

    72GSX Well-Known Member

    :grin: 11:16 not to far away from that 10:99 already Carl. Do you think it will be well into 10s with some work and a cool day? Tom
  9. cacmanjr

    cacmanjr Well-Known Member

    I do not run an air cleaner at the track so the K&N top would not help. The air pan is the width of the stage 2 scoop away from the carb so there is no way it could have possibly sucked the foam into the carb. Once we get the CalTracs properly adjusted, the carb to open all the way and proper jetting, I am confident it will be a 10.90 car. The best part is that it runs on pump gas and it's just a sunday drive.........straight as an arrow and shifts itself. What more could you ask for?

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