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« Reply #75 on: June 27, 2015, 09:06:09 AM »

I think you're dealing with perspective with the photography. What appears to be a smaller turbo right behind the engine is actually a similar turbo to the big one mounted on the other side. Photos can sometimes be tricky that way.  grin grin grin

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« Reply #76 on: June 27, 2015, 10:37:11 AM »

Wide-angle lenses produce a highly distorted perspective. A portrait shot with a wide-angle lens makes the person's nose appear much bigger than it actually is. A 90mm lens produces a true visual perspective.

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« Reply #77 on: June 27, 2015, 02:59:25 PM »

Wide-angle lenses produce a highly distorted perspective. A portrait shot with a wide-angle lens makes the person's nose appear much bigger than it actually is. A 90mm lens produces a true visual perspective.

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Wide angle lens works like beer goggles? They both produce a highly distorted perspective.

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« Reply #78 on: June 27, 2015, 04:42:34 PM »

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The closer it is to closing time, the more distorted beer goggles become.  grin

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« Reply #79 on: June 28, 2015, 12:41:05 AM »

Is it just me or does that engine look more like a DRCE than an LS? Anybody know?
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« Reply #80 on: June 28, 2015, 01:06:30 AM »

It's not (never has been) an LS series or a DRCE. The engine is a standard type small block chevy (Dart block) with what is known as a "Splay Valve" head although Dart makes a similar type head called "Little Chief" which is what is being used in this application.


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« Reply #81 on: June 28, 2015, 09:06:33 AM »

Thanks for that. That also explains why the turbos look so big. Obviously I've never had the chance to personally check the engine out with the body skins off, I'm just always too busy at the salt. For some reason I was under the impression it was LS based.
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« Reply #82 on: June 28, 2015, 11:04:40 AM »

we got Sucked in by those BIG TURBOS  grin  and the coil near plug ign.
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« Reply #83 on: June 29, 2015, 01:25:46 PM »

You're not alone Sid. I had some idea in my head that it was an LS as well.
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« Reply #84 on: July 03, 2015, 10:36:25 AM »

Here's another half dozen photos of the new Speed Demon's build.













I'll remind you that you can see lots more of the SD II build by going to the Speed Demon site:  www.speeddemon.us.  I just took a very quick look there - and that site might not be up to date.  but what the heck -- they're building a car from the ground up - and hoping to have it ready for SpeedWeek '15.  They've got other than website stuff on their minds. . .  Betty Howard - George's sister -- is sending these photos.  Danny Burrows sneaks into the shop during idle minutes and takes the photos.  Thanks to both of them.
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