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    One fast 57


    Quoted from a Engine Builder article:

    Larry Ofria, Valley Head Service, Northridge, CA, not only builds drag racing engines but campaigns a couple of nostalgia drag cars under his company’s banner. He runs a 1957 stock-bodied Chevy Bel-Air in American Nostalgia Racing Association’s (ANRA) A/Gas Supercharged class, with a blown alcohol 388 cid. It ran a 7.23 at Bakersfield in March of this year.

    “The index is 7.60 in A/GS,” says Ofria. “We run a 388-inch small block because in 1957 they didn’t have big blocks. We actually ran 6.93 with it but they weren’t very happy with us about that.”

    Running the small block in the ’57 Chevy is Ofria’s way of keeping with the era of the vehicle rather than any rules that are mandated by the series. “We have the smallest engine in the class, by all means. And we have to run against guys who have 832 cubic inches, and we still outrun them,” says Ofria. “That’s less than half the size of some of the others. It uses blown alcohol, but you can run any fuel you want as long as you don’t go any quicker than 7.60.
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    Now, thats somethin i wanna do so bad...

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