2014 Upgrades to the 3 Balls track monster

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4 years 7 months ago #1766 by HeadBall
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Ever since the turbo install, the exhaust on the track monster has been lacking to say the least. I decided to make some major upgrades for the 2014 season. I started with a used set of "NASCAR" headers off eBay. It turns out the port spacing on the Ford NASCAR engines is the same as the Chevy LS engines. The headers are a 4-2-1 design. Based on the initial mockup, I'm not sure if I will be able to keep the 4-2-1 design or if I will have to swap that out for a standard 4-1 collector. The pipes are long and wide, and I believe they will hit the chassis. I am going to put the mockup engine I have in the chassis for fitup. Below, you can see some pictures of the right side primaries bolted to the engine. While the port spacing is the same, I did have to change the flange. I decided to simply weld a mild steel 3/8" flange to the cast SS flanges on the primaries. That meant I didn't have to hack up the nice reinforcements on the primaries and the cast flanges make for a great weld joint.






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4 years 7 months ago #1767 by eficalibrator
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I like where this is going. This has been long overdue.

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4 years 7 months ago #1768 by Red06
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Nice! B)

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4 years 7 months ago #1769 by HeadBall
HeadBall replied the topic: 2014 Upgrades to the 3 Balls track monster
I ordered the collectors last night after trial fitting the headers in the car. The original 4-2-1 collectors are too long and hit the chassis. These new collectors will be a standard 4-1 slip on collector. They should be here in a few days.

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4 years 7 months ago #1773 by HeadBall
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The other big upgrade I'm working on is the clutch. I'm switching to a Tilton 7.25" dual disc unit and the associated bellhousing, starter, and flywheel. I just pulled the old flywheel off and weighed it vs the new one: 20 pound savings. :woohoo:

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4 years 7 months ago #1782 by HeadBall
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HeadBall wrote: The other big upgrade I'm working on is the clutch. I'm switching to a Tilton 7.25" dual disc unit and the associated bellhousing, starter, and flywheel. I just pulled the old flywheel off and weighed it vs the new one: 20 pound savings. :woohoo:


The new clutch assembly showed up today. The scale revealed another 20 pound savings for a total of 40 pounds. This should make for a much more lively engine, and get the car under 2200 pounds total. :evil:

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