If it don't have wheel's, it ain't a sport.
-Episode #4
by Phil Veldheer

Since I have started to put this buildup on the internet, I have received several questions on part numbers, etc. So I have photographed most of the items and I will include the part numbers. Photo 4A shows all the items that are in all of my motors, The brand is TRW, a division of Federal Mogul. The piston rings are Speed Pro, also a division of Federal Mogul. 8 pistons #L2323F+.030, 1 set of rings #R5879 +.035, 1 set of #E243X std., 1 set of main bearings #108 .010 under, 1 set of rod bearings #7040 CH .010 under, and 1 set of cam bearings #1234M

Photo 4B shows the two Carter electric fuel pumps ( another division of Federal Mogul). I use two of these part # P4601 HP and they have 14-16 psi output and free flow 100 gph. They require a regulator like the one in the left of the photo, part # 404-500HP. The pumps are available everywhere and are very inexpensive. Two of these will do the job. I installed a similar pump on a race car in 1970 and I am still impressed with them. You also will receive all the hardware you will need to install. Nothing extra to buy.

Photo 4C shows the camshaft from Comp Cams. This Pro class car is using a solid lifter camshaft # 42-655-5 it has a 285 in. duration and 294 ex with 108 degree lobe separation. Other items include lifters #813-16, timing set, #3113, and valve springs # 955-16.

Photo 4D shows item #ST940, these are manufactured by Mondello Performance Products (805-237-8808) Main bearing straps and studs. They are chrome moly main cap supports for number 2, 3 and 4 main bearing caps. They strengthen main bearing caps and eliminate main bearing cap walking. Which results in longer bearing life. The studs are made by ARP.

Photo 4 E shows many Olds Products you have to have if you race an Olds. They are all made by Joe Mondello. The big item is #VT-580, an all aluminum bolt-in valley tray. It keeps your intake 100 percent cooler for performance. It comes with all the mounting hardware. Also shown is Oil restrictors, fuel pump block off, and chrome moly oil pump drive. Not shown are the best oil pan #OP800 and the best oil pump out #SP757. Joe really works on those oil pumps to make them perform. I own three of em'.

Photo 4F shows the standard purchase of high performance fasteners you'll need for your engine. They are all manufactured by ARP. They are the best and have everything you'll need. Main stud kit, #185-5401, Head stud kit #185-4001, Rod bolt set # 185-6001, Rocker Arm stud kit, Adjustable Rocker arm kit, Valve cover set #200-7602, Oil pan stud kit #200-1901, carb stud kit #2002402, distributor stud kit #190-1702, Harmonic balancer bolt kit #180-2501, flexplate bolt kit #200-2904, torque convertor #230-7303, and thermostat #130-7402

Photo 4G shows my Fluidampr performance harmonic balancer #715168. I have this balancer on all three engines and not because my hero , Warren Johnson uses them. I trully believe its the best. They are tested to 12,500 rpm. I don't think big block Olds racers will have to worry.

Photo 4 H shows one of my three Powermaster alternators. I met the owner of Powermaster at the PRI show a few years ago and I was impressed with his stuff. Everything is tested before it leaves the shop I also purchased three one-size fits all brackets and it does fit a 455 Rocket. They also have starter, they can be reached at 1 800 862 RACE. They are in Knoxville.

Photo 4i shows the BEST torque convertor I've used. All three cars use DYNAMIC convertors. This new 9.5" convertor was designed to foot-brake in PRO class. It will have around 4200 rpm stall. My other two SUPER/PRO cars have 9" convertors with around 4400 rpm stall. The guys that run DYNAMIC are racers and record holders. They are also NHRA Bracket Finals contingency sponsors. They support bracket racers. They have also sold me trans brakes for my turbo 400's. You can talk to Frank Lupo or Harold Miller at 203-865-6884.

Photo 4J shows more CHASSIS ENGINEERING products. They sell the best remote master switch linkage I've seen. It's part # 3713. Also shown is battery cable kit #3711 and master switch #7410.

Photo 4K shows Tony Goodman putting final touches on the neat installation of our aluminum JAZ seat. We also purchased the cover they manufacture.

Photo 4 L shows that we are getting closer. The Weld wheels are installed The Mickey Thompson 10.5 x 29.5 slicks #3062 are on. My red car has 16" wide M/T's and my black car uses 14.5" M/T's. You can order your M/T's direct ask for Fred at 1-800-222-9092.

For technical specs on Phil's cars, check out his page in the 442.com Virtual Car Show.

Questions, comments, ideas, please e-mail me at 455@i2k.com
Phil Veldheer Racing
Holland MI USA
78 Cutlass 10.39, 87 442 10.83, 87 442 11.86