If It Don't Have Wheels It Ain't a Sport
Phil Veldheer Racing
62 West 40th. St.
Holland, MI. 49423-5222
Since these articles have started on the Internet, I have received
several e-mails asking a ton of questions about EVERY part on the race
car. So I have photographed a lot of the parts and will give part
numbers to all the items on the race cars.|
Photo #4A shows all the items that are in all of my engines they include
The brand is TRW, a division of
Federal Mogul and the rings are Speed Pro,
also a division of Federal Mogul. 8 pistons #L2323F+.030, 1 set of rings
#R5879+.035, 1 set or rings #E243X std. 1 set of main bearing #108.010
under, 1 set of rod bearings #7040CH .010" under, 1 set of cam bearings
Photo #4B shows Carter electric fuel pumps (another division of Federal
Mogul) I run two of these part #P4601HP pumps and they have 14-16 psi
output and free flow 100 gph. They require a regulator like the one on
the left in the photo, part # 404-500HP. The pumps are available
everywhere and are very inexpensive. Two of these will do the job. I
have been using these pumps for years. They are in
Jeg's for only $74.99
each. You get all the hardware you need to install also. Nothing extra
Photo #4C shows the items we always use from
Comp Cams. This Pro car is
using Solid lifter camshaft #42-655-5 it has a 285 in. duration and 294
ex. with 108 degree lobe separation. My other two Super/Pro cars use
the "hottest" Comp Cam #42-656-5 with 300 in duration and 314 ex. with
106 degree lobe separation.
Other items include lifters #813-16, timing set #3113 and we use #955-16
valve springs in this race car.
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
Photo #4E shows many Olds products you HAVE to have if you race, and they
are all made by Mondello. The big item is #VT-580 An all aluminum
bolt-in valley tray. It keeps your intake manifold 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) you can get and the best oil pump
(SP757) out. The oil pump is heavily modified and is one of the most
important items in an Oldsmobile engine.
Photo #4F shows the standard purchase you'll need for your engine, Olds
or Chevy for all your fasteners. They are manufactured by ARP. They are
the best and have the largest assortment for your engine.. Here's a
list Main stud kit #185-5401, Head stud kit # 185-4001, Rod bolt set
#185-6001, Rocker arm stud kit, Adjustable rocker arm stud 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
Photo #4G shows my Fluidampr performance harmonic balancer part #715168.
I have this balancer on all engines. Not just because my hero, Warren
Johnson uses them either. I truly believe that Fluidampr is the best,
besides they have a 100 percent guarantee. Plus they are tested to
12,500 rpm. Us Olds Big Block racers don't have to worry.
Photo #4H shows one of my three Powermaster alternators. I met the
owner at the PRI show in Columbus last year along with the whole family.
First class, plus they have a great product. Everything is tested before
it leaves the building. I also purchased three of their one-size fits
all brackets and it does work on an Olds 455 Rocket. They have
alternators for everyone, stock cars, drag cars, marine and off road.
They also have a lot of starters too. 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 is a new 9.5" convertor that was designed to
foot-brake in the Pro class. It will have around a 4200 rpm stall. My
two Super Pro cars have 9" convertors with around 4400 rpm stall. The
guys that run DYNAMIC are racers and record holders. The are Frank Lupo
and Harold Miller. They are major NHRA sponsers and they also are NHRA
Bracket Final contingency sponsors. SO BUY THEIR PRODUCTS. They support
bracket racers. They also have sold me trans brakes for my Turbo 400's.
You can talk to these guys at 203-865-6884.
Photo #4J shows more Chassis Engineering products. They sell the best
remote master switch linkage I've seen. Its part #3713. Also shown is
battery cable kit #3711, master disconnect switch #7410. Other than a
battery mount kit this is all you'll need to install the battery in the
Photo #4K shows Tony Goodman putting the final touches on the neat
installation of our aluminum JAZ Products racing seat. We also have the
cover they manufacture.
Photo #4L Shows that we are getting closer. They Weld wheels are
installed. The Mickey Thompson 10.5 x 29.5 slicks #3062 are on. My red
car uses M/T part number 3076 its 32 x 16.0-15 while my black car uses
M/T part number 3075 which is 32 x 14.5-15. I have had great luck with
these and they don't require the mother of all burn outs every time to
make them work. You can order direct by calling 1-800-222-9092.
- Phil Veldheer, firstname.lastname@example.org