“Outlaw” arrived at the track before I did and took the car out of the trailer as we have done many times in the past. There was water under the front of the car and he determined that we had a blown head gasket. The same side that was leaking in May of 2013. This is the side with the old head. Outlaw text-ed me with the bad news.

Now we have a good excuse to pull the engine and get that 565 CID engine built. We will remove the engine this coming week and get the block out to Remi Baker of Womack’s Block & Head in Denham Springs, LA. After we inspect the block we will decide if a new block will be used or if we will keep this “seasoned” block.

I just stopped by Engine Parts Warehouse and asked Gary for prices on some of the small parts that I usually obtain locally, and the price of a block.

PHOTOS -Top, Super-Pro & Non-E

Friday Night At SCR

The car ran just fine Friday night. Outlaw did the driving and came out of the trailer with a fine 9.063 @ 147.03 MPH. Before the night was done we would have one run of 9.034@146 MPH. (VIDEO) During eliminations we experienced a malfunction with our delay box and left before the tree was activated. We still have not pinpointed the problem. We had everything set up correct and let go the button on the first yellow (we have video to show when the car left) but the cross-over delay did not put the correct delay into the trans-brake. All in all it was a very good night. We have some troubleshooting to do, but we can always go with no cross-talk. PHOTOS