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Old 12-23-2008, 10:45 PM
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i saw that car a couple yrs ago online and thought that we could build off of that but as people said its mostly custom. But i also found was a lot of other people use the 4.2l as a motor for there old hotrods. something about the weight to power ratio appeals to them.. But im sure that is not the only engine thats been modded...there is a guy that builds race 4.2s i found but only as complete engines, but i can't remember the site hoping someone can use some of the ideas of the hot roders and bring that tech to trailvoys. But given that these are daily drivers the electronics are going to be impossible to overcome
4x4, G80, 3.43 gears , markmc 3in full kit, PCM tuned, goodyear duratrac 265/75 16
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Old 01-09-2009, 02:16 PM
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hopped up 4.2's

Anybody heard of, or seen Kevin Self's '32 Bantam roadster running out of Durant Oklahoma? He is using a 4.2 with two-4bbl Hollys on a homebrewed intake and maybe using a powerglide, claims 10000 rpms. late last year he ran 7.98? @ 169? at the motorplex in Texas. Only thing I can find on 'net is a few Lucas points chase reports and he and his dad's website - Self racing engines. His dad is Glen Self who is mentioned many times in the Leo Santucci (sic) chevy six power book. The dad says they have no problems with crank etc. that the old 194- 292 boys have. Absoluely neet-o engine.
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Old 12-21-2014, 03:52 AM
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Originally Posted by silverado_L31 View Post
that car is sick. It was in hot rods power tour im pretty sure. I saw it run at byron ill and it was sweet as hell!! I am trying to do this build too, but i have been getting no where because there is no one who makes forged internal pieces!! anyone know of any?
Ya he was at the very first Hot Rod Drag Week way back in the day. He was leading the small block power adder class, when he got busted for cheating (trailering his car between tracks, not actually driving it like the rules stated).

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Old 08-01-2019, 04:59 PM
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Sounds good to hear that
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