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  1. Typical DTD thread, Started about Troyer and turned into a discussion about laxatives lol 😂
  2. Matt and his Dad are great people, Matt purchased that BB car complete from Mat Williamson and purchased a used BB that we had for sale. Before the race at LOL he only had 2 practice laps in his big block ever, he had a ignition box issue at ransomville practice that caused trouble with his big block and he brought the car and engine to gypsum (we thought it was a easy fix) we ended up removing the engine, fixing it and re dynoing it and him and his father cane to the shop that Thursday to pick up the car and engine. He Bought a 358 from us last year and seemed to pick that up very fast and a top 5 in his first ever big block start is very impressive Rob Hile
  3. There were Canadian geese swimming in the parking lot the other day at Brewerton lol
  4. Street car or race car?
  5. My Brother Chris Hile owns his own heating and cooling business in the Oswego/Syracuse area... Hile Heating and Cooling Rob Hile
  6. Just Brewerton and the SDS, we are going to build a 358 Incase they decide to run some SB stuff later in the year. Rob Hile
  7. I used to drive across that bridge to get to work at the Gypsum race shop every day, now I have to take the long way through Phoenix. The driver hit the bridge the first time, backed up and tried a second time hit it again and then fled the scene. Word is the bridge is going to be close for a longggg time Rob Hile
  8. I’ve been to OCFS mainly for big races and it’s always awesome paying for a pit pass and having to stand on the front stretch and watch your car go by and then wait for it to come around because you can’t see anything in the pits there. I’ve also been on top of the trailer and can see about 95% of the track and the car that I paid for and help. There needs to be a compromise between not being able to be on the trailer and giving the crew members who pay to get in a place to see the races from. Rob Hile
  9. You forget, when you buy a “latemodel” engine you get a engine with a crank trigger and a single belt and pulley system connecting the crank and waterpump seeing how everything is driven off the back of the engine so your not comparing apples to apples when you compare that to a big Block with a full drive on the front of it, the oil pump alone is $1750 plus $2500 for the complete front drive. I have 5 spread bore billet aluminum blocks in stock right now from when we raced latemodels and they were almost 10 grand a piece
  10. Finally someone who gets it 😂
  11. To make the mid pack guy be somewhat competitive with a spec engine it will have to have some sort of a advantage for them to want to run it, at that time the big teams will have the spec engine also. They will show up to the track with both and choose the best option Rob Hile
  12. We turn our big blocks 7600 max (8000 chip) and have run them as long as 2000 laps before a rebuild, normally we get them back at 1500 laps. Block mount fuel pumps are junk these days, you can spend $250 4 times on block mount pumps or $1000 on a belt driven one and run it longer than you will race for. It’s so easy for someone on the outside to have all these suggestions but until you see what it takes to make these things live at 7600 rpm and make the power we do you really don’t have a clue.
  13. Macho, I’m not really sure what the right thing to do. On my Facebook post I said “if anything I have never seen a post with so many people having a opinion on a topic, I’ve had tons of drivers crew ect state what they think of this, I don’t ever remember seeing something like this takes about before. Usually it’s just the rules are changed, here is what you have to have... there is never any talk from the people making the decisions to the people it will effect. I think what needs to happen is everyone needs to get together and talk it out. Engine builders, dirtcar, chassis manufacturers..... Rob Hile
  14. Now back to the open vs crate, we ran open engines and had our complete operation obsoleted when they went crate racing... my open sportsman is in my street car because a engine we had about $12,000 into with really good long lasting parts wasn’t worth $2,500. Back in the open days we had some power to work with, now with the crate being a limited horsepower application power and rotating weight is everything. No one is complaining about the amount of money crate sportsman guys are spending on lightweight 8” ring gear rear ends with coated bearing everywhere in the car... coated wheel bearings ect. The crate guys are spending more on a rolling chassis than a big block guy is. You order a solid spool with solid axles in a big block, pretty standard heavy duty stuff. People are going to spend astronomical amounts of money, Racing is a highly addictive addiction and just like any addiction people will do whatever it takes to get their fix. All the aluminum big block is going to do is make you have 2 options, you are going to need a steel block “open” engine certain places and other places the aluminum engine is going to shine and if you don’t have 1 or the other and the engine is dominant you might as well leave your car in the trailer because you don’t have a chance.
  15. You do sound jerky, it’s not like people are siting at home putting all their pennies in a 5 gallon jug saving up for that fancy crank that they want to buy. When I say it has taken my brother 10 years to get where he is it’s like this, started out with a used 23 degree headed engine we bought from Tom Sears for 8500, ran that thing for years and won a race with it and then like every raised port weld tech head does the intake rocker stand ripped out of the head and it was beyond repair and literally tossed the heads in the garbage. Now you are left with a shortblock, we purchased a set of heads that were in the shelf at gypsum and repaired our engine. In the meantime we were ready to update our engine program and bought a used CC headed 18 degree engine, ran that for years and won 3 races with that one, we sold that engine and applied that towards the new engine we built. Was a set of Mikes 18 degree heads that had been hurt so they were repaired and we built our current engine off of that. So while I say it took my brother 10 years to get where he is it’s not 10 years of saving up every penny we have. The amount of money we spend a year is insane for a family owned team but we have great sponsors that help and there is nothing else I would rather be doing in a Friday night than racing with my family and my racing family. So when you say if you have to save for 3 years you shouldn’t be racing big block you couldn’t be any more wrong.
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