Category Archives: NSS News

Thermos Can Coolers

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While these are Mopars, there are also Ford and GM NSS cars can coolers. These are Thermos brand stainless steel — the real deal!

below are some of the Mopar examples.






Mopars in NSS Drag Racing

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Mopars of NSS-Racing

The products are made from hi-res photos of some of the best Mopars running in the Nostalgia Super Stock Indexes of drag racing
The new 2014 Mopars Racing in Nostalgia Super Stock Calendars are now ready. Actually you can set the starting month — it doesn’t have to start with January. They make excellent Christmas gifts for your Ford or Racing Friends. There is a 15% off code FALLING until September 26th.
sMopar-NSS-Racingsm1 sm2 sm3 sm4 sm5 sm6 sm7 sm8 sm9 sm10 sm11 sm12In addition to the Wall Calendars, there are coffee mugs, whiskey flasks, hitch plugs, can coolers, trailer magnets, and more featuring these Mopars — and the Fords and GMs racing in NSS.
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GMs of Nostalgia Super Stock Wall Calendar

The new 2014 Fords Racing in Nostalgia Super Stock Calendars are now ready. Actually you can set the starting month — it doesn’t have to start with January. They make excellent Christmas gifts for your Ford or Racing Friends. There is a 15% off code FALLING until September 26th.

GMs of Nostalgia Super Stock Racing

GMs of Nostalgia Super Stock Racing
These are the very best General Motors cars from the 60s running in Nostalgia Super Stock drag racing

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Fords of NSS Drag Racing

The new 2014 Fords Racing in Nostalgia Super Stock Calendars are now ready. Actually you can set the starting month — it doesn’t have to start with January. They make excellent Christmas gifts for your Ford or Racing Friends. There is a 15% off code FALLING until September 26th.

Fords of NSS Racing #2

Fords of NSS Racing #2
Fords and Mercurys of Nostalgia Super Stock Racing.

Below are the low-res versions of the high-res photos used to make the Calendar.

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Sponsor Report – Joliet

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Sometimes you’re the bug — and sometimes the windshield. So far this year, I’ve been the bug.

We left for the shop early Tuesday morning with the Texas Whale and Big Red Ram, and drove to a truck parking lot on the AR/MO state line. Wednesday morning we woke up to a flat on the stacker.

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We put on a spare and heading to a truck stop to fix the tire. It was found that the wheel actually had the leak — and so we’d be without a spare until we got back home. On the road an hour late, we finally arrived at the racer staging area at about 6PM — the 17th in line. Thursday we entered the pits at about 11AM, unloaded the cars, set up the pit, established credentials, and teched in the cars. When we returned we noticed the air bags on the street side of the trailer was flat. A look underneath found that the control valve was broke off. Fortunately I carry a spare so an hour later that problem was resolved. Dallas needed a new set of slicks on the Big Red Ram — and so we spent about four hours dealing with that as Mickey Thompson’s generator and air compressor was broken.

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Friday we were given two Time Trials in the morning and then two qualifying in the evening. The third qualifying was scheduled for Saturday, as was the 1st round of Eliminations. Dallas’ car ran dead nuts on his 9.50 index all week end long. My car had a new bullet with 4 passes on it. It ran 9.65 off the trailer without weight on the first pass – which was what I was expecting.

slip1For the second Qualifying my Weather Station & Crew Chief Software said that based on the last run I’d run a 9.75 (my Index) if I bolted on 100 pounds. When I picked up the slip I was a 1/2 a 1/10 faster than expected and my 60′ was off 2 numbers. I guess I attributed that inconsistency to my rings starting to seat.

slip2For the first round of qualifying, I like to run a number slower (9.76) to get into the show — then I press it on the remaining qualifying runs. The computer said I needed to add 68 pounds to the empty weight box to hit that number. I was both disappointed and confused when the time slip said I ran a 9.78 — but that was only 2 numbers off and had me as the #7 of 21 racers in NSS. Later in the evening, the computer said that based on the 9.78 pass, I’d run a 9.752 with the same weight. I was shocked when the slip said 9.888 with a horrible 60′.

slip4The car felt good, wasn’t making any noises, and I good oil pressure — but the inconsistency was indicating a bad thing. In the morning we warmed up the car and ran the valves — and there wasn’t any issues there, so we checked the timing — dead on at 34 degrees. I guess I felt that I must have spun worst than I’d thought the night before. On the third qualifying run the car was lazy off the line affecting my RT and 60′ but was going down the track well. I had an opportunity to glance at the oil pressure at about the 1000′ and it was on the right area (too fast to look at exact number) of the gauge. Then between the MPH cone and the Finish line there was an explosion that about lifted the hood off the car and it felt like I had a front flat (the starter beating against the tire and control arm). When I saw that I still had control I flicked off the ignition and looked in my mirror to see a big cloud of smoke. I moved over to the wall and applied brakes when I was down to about 50mph (as my slicks were oiled up). I hopped out of the car and opened the hood (as I thought I had a fire) while a track member jumped the wall to slide a tray under the motor. Back at the line, many thought I’d wrecked because all they saw was flashing lights through the smoke, and my car against the wall when it started to clear. Track guys started bring me pieces on my aluminum block. I was put on a flat bed and taken to the pits.

slip5I picked up the above slip on the way back. In my pit, I found a hole big enough to put your fist through, with a piston-less rod.

holeDallas qualified well and was matched up with Mike Sanders in the first round of eliminations. We had the car set up to run a 9.50 on the money — but Dallas broke out 2/1000 second too fast with a 9.498.

We loaded up that night and got to bed at about 1AM. We were up at 5AM — but were blocked in until about 7AM. 1100 miles and 17 hours later and we pulled into the shop. Unloaded the cars and yanked the motor out.

july2013holeThe bottom line is that there was a rod bolt or bearing failure and the engine is now a $25,000 paperweight, as is the transmission case. I’ll be in the Vitamin C for the next couple of races.

Mopar 580 Engine blows at 7000RPM as crosses line

Mopar 580 Engine blows at 7000RPM as crosses line

Mopar 580 Engine blows at 7000RPM as crosses line

Mopar 580 Engine blows at 7000RPM as crosses line

Mopar 580 Engine blows at 7000RPM as crosses line

A couple of the track photos:

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Barry Nat’s Sponsor Report


Sponsor Report

The Barry Nats

Dave Schultz – May 20, 2013

Photos from my cell phone -- so they suck. But still worth taking for the m

This was a first time Nostalgia race & show held last weekend in Memphis, TN. The NSS racers refer to it as the "Barry Nats" because Barry Camp was responsible for the NSS Class of the race — but a shout out should go to Jimmy Ray for all of his involvement with details, sponsor, and the Driver's Dinner on Friday night.

My wagon was still waiting for another head gasket to finish putting the engine together after a freshen up following a issue during qualifying in Atlanta — so the Vitamin C (our backup car) was again pressed into action for this non-points race. Dallas was driving the Big Red Ram.

We left Thursday at 6Am and drove through the remnants of a bad storm that tore up the Fort Worth area the night before. We arrived at the track at 6PM. It rained all night and until about noon Friday. The track was dried and went hot at about 3PM, and we were able to make a Time Trial and a pair of Qualifying passes. Saturday we made two more Qualifying hits at noon and 2PM, and then went into Eliminations at 4:30.

 

Dallas Qualified 8 and I qualified 11 of 22 cars. Dallas won his first two rounds, but Barry Camp has his number this year — and took him out in the third. My guy was running too fast — so my plan was to push him to break out and give him the stripe at the last minute. It was a good plan, and I gave him 5' — but my light sucked worse than his (by.020) and I should have given him 7'-8'. We had a double break out with his 10.967 to  my 10.961 on a 11.0 Index. I'd been chopping the tree down on Friday, but couldn't cut a good light on Saturday. It turns out my slicks on the backup car were bald and each 60' was worse than the one before, which I'm sure had a little to do with it — but I really was just having one of those days on the tree when you need .025 or less to win against these guys.

Below are some photos I took on my cell phone of the event. They're far from good quality — but you might enjoy seeing what was at the event just the same.

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Photos from my cell phone -- so they suck. But still worth taking for the m

Photos from my cell phone -- so they suck. But still worth taking for the m

Photos from my cell phone -- so they suck. But still worth taking for the m

Photos from my cell phone -- so they suck. But still worth taking for the m

Photos from my cell phone -- so they suck. But still worth taking for the m

Photos from my cell phone -- so they suck. But still worth taking for the m

Photos from my cell phone -- so they suck. But still worth taking for the m

Photos from my cell phone -- so they suck. But still worth taking for the m

Photos from my cell phone -- so they suck. But still worth taking for the m

Photos from my cell phone -- so they suck. But still worth taking for the m

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Fuelabs Sponsors a Pair of MoparStyle Racing Cars

MoparStyle Racing is very pleased to announce that Fuelabs has selected our Texas Whale and Big Red Ram as two of the Nostalgia Super Stock Cars that they will sponsor their fuel systems on.

fuelab-siteFuelab is the fuel system of choice for NMCA champions Doug Duell and Andy Warren, and we’re very please to be able to have such high end equipment on our race cars. If you’ve been experiencing reliability problems with you current fuel pump, filter, or regulator; or it is getting a little long on the tooth — you owe it to yourself to check out the Fuelabs systems. They have a digital fuel pump for virtually every fuel and virtually every need.

Contest – Team Paint Scheme

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The MoparStyle Racing Team will be repainting each of the four NSS cars over the next four years — and this is as good of a time as any to consider a team theme. In 2013, well be stripping the black Coronet, having the drive train freshened, some body work performed, and the car completely repainted before reassembly. In 2014, we’ll be doing the same for the Vitamin C — to make ready for Hope to start racing it. In 2015, it will be the wagon’s turn, and the Big Red Red’s turn will come in 2016.

A couple of the things that are important to consider is:

  • three of the cars have black interiors and the 4th light gray
  • since the windows down roll down, black can’t be the main color
  • I intend to keep the flag graphics on my wagon’s roof
  • the scheme should be flashy — yet nostalgic
  • don’t worry about the graphics — just looking for the scheme

If you’d like to play, CLICK HERE for a full page graphic that you can right-click, save on your computer and either print to color by hand, or modify in a graphics application. The email to me at the address on the graphic.

There’s no prize — but if we select your submission, we’ll credit you on our sites. We will also be posting the submissions on the forums at NSSRacing.com/forums.

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Mopars of NSS

The new Mopars of NSS Racing wall calendar and other memorabilia was just added to the gift shop this morning — just in time for your Christmas shopping. Click here for more details.

The calendar and other items use Hi-Res photos (without watermarks) taken at the starting line of various NMCA events. Te below are low resolution versions (with watermarks) representations used.

Other items using all of these photos include:

There are hundreds of other wall calendars and other NSS Racing Gift items available at: Old Hippie’s Gift Shop.