Some how, and we're still not sure, but after a quick check of the cap and rotor, during a restart, the cap flew off and the rotor sucked up some of the ignition wires and in one swift blow the distributors guts were lying on the floor.
Three weeks later I was back to see the damage to "Pea Green". After dropping in another distibutor and trying to fire it back up, the real problem was discovered. One of the intakes
was hacked back together by the previous owner. A plate was epoxyed over a hole that rotted through the plenum of one of the rams. We had a single four barrel intake for the car so we put that on and "Pea Green was back in action.
A day later we hit the jack-pot and score another pair of rams, this time they were the short version. Hours later they were on and some serious rubber burning was at hand.
"Pea Green" made the trip up north for some shake-down runs at Englishtown. That driving task was handed over to me.
My 20 years of street racing experience wasn't enough, for I was not prepared for the stump pulling torque
this monster made, well at least the street tires that we were running weren't ready for the hide boiling that they took.
After sliding the car out for the first 10 ft. half way through second gear I was able to give it full throttle,
and she ckicked off an impressive 14.5 at 94 mph, not to bad for the two and a half ton monster. But unfortunatly that was the only run we got
in because we arrived at the track late because of traffic.