MAN BEHIND THE X
BU BACK THEN This is how the car looked before the rebuild (John’s son Matt is behind the wheel). Lots of body work and new parts were needed after the accident to make it into the car it is today.
LIGHT ON THE HIDES A light burnout is all that is needed to get the Mickeys ready to dig in hard off the sta ting line. No need to kill tires and throw dollars out the window when it isn’t necessary.
want to go back to the old 23-degree headed small block, so a new engine combo was purchased from radial racer Barry Mitchell. Clements Racing Engines in Spartanburg, South Carolina built the SB2 with a 4.165 bore and a stroke coming in
RACE READY! Both 10 & 15 lb. bottles available! Bottles include: • 1.5” liquid filled gauge • Racer safety • Bottle nut
at 3.750. A Callies crank spins Oliver rods inside of the GM Bowtie block. SB2 heads were used with a full Jesel valvetrain. The intake is a GM Nascar 4150 topped with a Quick Fuel 4150 carb. Drilled into the intake runners is a Steve Johnson-plumbed
Induction Solutions direct port nitrous system. A new transmission was needed to cope with the new found power. A Coan-built Powerglide with a 1.69 first gear houses a PTC 9.5-inch converter to help manage the brutal launches.
SPECIALIZING IN THE DESIGN, INSTALLATION & FLOWING OF NITROUS OXIDE SYSTEMS!
QUICK AND EASY!
Qwik Trik Bottle Nut
Qwik Trik Racer Safety Stem
Qwik Trik Coupler
When all was said and done, the newly-rebuilt ride tipped the scales at a surprisingly lean 2,730 lbs. without the driver. Ben Schooler at A1 Speed in Staff rd, Virginia scaled the car out and put the initial setup on the suspension to get the car to
Qwik Trik Racer Safety Coupler
When purchasing a nitrous bottle, the racer safety may be upgraded to the Qwik Trik Racer Safety Stem for no additional cost!!
E-85 SYSTEMS AVAILABLE EDELBROCK, NOS, HOLLEY EFI
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