Category Archives: Discussions

2017 Winter Progress Reports

Originally posted on September 23: We’ll be discussing our plans for the 2018 season on this page throughout the off-season.  ‘71 Chevelle: On the Chevelle, new wheelie bars are on the wish list. The old bars are too short and … Continue reading

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Last Lap – Dale Earnhardt Jr

I picked this up today for my grandson, Isaak, who is a BIG Junior fan and loves NASCAR. Full of articles on Junior including those when he was young with his father, this is a special retirement tribute by Sports … Continue reading

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10,000+ RPM Dart LS Next Pro Stock Engine

This is absolutely wild! See the entire article and dyno pull video courtesy of EngineLabs at the link here! 1160 horsepower from 400 cubes naturally aspirated with more yet to come from this Aussie Pro Stock motor! – Roger  

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Pro Stock on Chopping Block?

LETTER FROM NHRA PUTS PRO STOCK’S FUTURE IN DOUBT – CompetitionPlus – October 4, 2017 This makes me absolutely ill… first it was Modified Production, then Pro Stock Truck, now my favorite category on the chopping block. I believe we … Continue reading

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Clutch Testing – August 26th 2017 – Pacific Raceways

  Chevy!   August 26th 2017: This was our first time out with the new Ram clutch and I will admit there was some anxiety on my part. Did we have our initial settings reasonably close [980 base pressure, 4.3 … Continue reading

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New Ram Clutch in Store for our ’57 in 2018

Since 2014 we have had breakage taking our ’57 out of races which we must address. It is clear that our older style Ram clutch with only static pressure adjustment and a very aggressive 6-paddle disc is no longer suited … Continue reading

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What Does the Future Bring?

Our first post on this Edwards & Young blog was on February 10, 2009 and the subject was; “What Was Your First ride?” And I started our original racing website in 1999, which is still in archive format here. Since … Continue reading

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Teaching An Old Dog New Tricks!

An excellent job by John and his team in the Service Dept. of Burien Chevrolet! A week earlier we had the original battery replaced in our recently purchased Certified, Pre-owned 2013 Chevy Traverse. After the battery was replaced I noticed … Continue reading

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Just Wondering…

December 13, 2016: Over the years I’ve had a great sense of satisfaction building and designing our engines, maintaining the old Doug-Nash 5-speed, and setting up our own rear gears. Of course I’ve relied on machine shops to do the … Continue reading

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David Reher: Oil Is Everything

A good article by David Reher on oil issues and broken rods as it appeared in NHRA’s National Dragster. This season, several of our racing friends have broken rods. The common factor I have seen in their pictures is a … Continue reading

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Discussing Our Clutch Set-up and Quickest Pass to Date

With stick cars, they run their quickest when they spin the rear tires a couple of revolutions on the hit as we did on this run. When it dead hooks it looks impressive but you slow down as you pull … Continue reading

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A look at the RAM single disc sintered iron clutch system

A good look at the new Ram clutch which we have considered for future use in our ’57. Our current Ram clutch does not use centrifugal assist and uses a 6-paddle disc. Our only current adjustment is static pressure. This new … Continue reading

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