MALIBU Finally

Sittin Duck

Sittin Duck

Not-quite-so-new-guy
Jul 23, 2019
12
3
After struggling the last couple months with a mysterious stumble, I think my ride is fixed. I finally got some help and had a new air pan built for my hood scoop (trashed the old stuff that was questionable to start with) and got the 4150 re-done almost from scratch. I learned more last week about a carburetor than I did in the last 40+ years. As all hotrodders know, there is no beat of a good friend and Im lucky enough to have several. The car came alive this past Sunday and I still didn't trust her but she did her job.
 
Sittin Duck

Sittin Duck

Not-quite-so-new-guy
Jul 23, 2019
12
3
Sunday was the third race since the awakening and the Duck is zeroed in again at last. Air was 800' better this week from 2 and 3 weeks ago - I ran 9 passes in 2 weeks within .03. This week past the air was 800' faster & I picked up only .04. I lost round 4 dead-on with zero and .007 red. (7.320 on a 7.32 dial, the quickest 1/8th mi pass ever with this engine!!) Life is good again - Thanks Robin and ChristyLou!
 
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bracketchev1221

G-Body Guru
Jan 18, 2018
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Sunday was the third race since the awakening and the Duck is zeroed in again at last. Air was 800' better this week from 2 and 3 weeks ago - I ran 9 passes in 2 weeks within .03. This week past the air was 800' faster & I picked up only .04. I lost round 4 dead-on with zero and .007 red. (7.320 on a 7.32 dial, the quickest 1/8th mi pass ever with this engine!!) Life is good again - Thanks Robin and ChristyLou!
Bracket racing, the sport of shoulda woulda and coulda!!!! I ran a guy three times at 2 local tracks and lost all 3 times to him. He wasn't a killer bracket racer, just a consistent late round finisher like I was. The first two times I lost to him by less than .002. The third and final time we ran I said I am going for him. So I took .005 out of the delay box and went up there. I forget what the car ran on the dial, but I can tell you I was -.005 red!!!!!! Keep that car running consistent and you will do your share of winning.
 
lilbowtie

lilbowtie

Comic Book Super Hero
Jan 7, 2006
3,118
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Canton Mi
Glad you got it figured out - it's a great confidence builder going up to the line knowing your car is going to do what it's suppose to.
 
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