If it don't have wheel's, it ain't a sport.
-Episode #5
by Phil Veldheer

I am going to talk about my HEI Ignition first. Why HEI? Why NOT! It has never failed me. And I run the identical ignition in all three race cars. Ed Monger at 518-452-0430 owns MAGSARUS (pronounced MAGS ARE US) His distributors are designed for whatever you need, racing or street. His are the highest rpm distributors in the country. With the least amount of input voltage. With a low 11.8 volts of input to the distributor the MAGSRUS distributor will turn up to 8200 rpms with 50,000 volts to the spark plugs, with a .030" gap. Ed's distributors will handle up to 700 hp in circle track, boats, drags, etc. With an alternator hooked up to supply 14 volts input you can turn his ignition as high as 9500 rpms. MAGSRUS also offers a high rpm kit you can install yourself. He told me he will match distributors against anyones in the country. When you call him, please tell him I sent you. The last HEI distributor I sent him (photo 5A) was from the bone yard, and it looked brand new when I got it back. Just like everything else in this car, IT WORKS!

Photo 5B shows our Scotts Manufacturing 16" Pusher Fan called "The Terminator" Again it is the same thing we use in the other two race cars. My red car has the same fan from Scott's and its half way thru it's 10th season of racing. and my black car is on its fourth. Again, NO PROBLEMS! That is what I look for. You can call Scotts at 1-800-544-5596 Scotts has a choice of 10 fans from 7" to 18" plus a choice of 6 motor sizes from 2 1/4" to 6". They offer a choice of 64 fan combinations. I've talked to the tech boys at Scott's before and they can tell you what fan you need for your application from hot rod to race car to tow vehicle.

Photo 5C shows my A.F.S. race carb. And before you ask, yes it is the same carb as on my other two race cars. Kevin Hoffman in Holland Michigan is the Owner and fellow drag racer. He also highly modified my intake on my black car. He knows what he is doing and doesn't have an assembly, he just does one at a time. Kevin can be reached at 616399-1229. Don't bother calling him during the day, he won't answer. leave a message or call at night. Also in the photo you can see the braided fuel inlet from Goodridge. More on them next month.

In photo 5D you can see all the sponsors logos and the contigency stickers. Right after this photo was taken, we went to the races. In a convoy of three Olds race cars on three matching spotless trailers. It was beautiful, however when we go to to Martin U.S. 131 Dragway, the yellow cars windshield was cracked, a big stone had hit it. So also next month we'll show the installation of our new HARWOOD lexan windshield. More later.

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