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Nick Metrakos ’88 LX
NMRA Open Comp

“Recipe for Consistency” 

or 

“Exactly How to Build a Mid-Eleven Second Open Comp Bracket Racer”

 

11.5 @ 115 mph, 2002 NMRA @ Maple Grove

Frankie Ford Stage III TFS Twisted Wedge Heads

347 Stroker

  • Engine – Keith Craft 347 Stroker
  • Engine Block – E7 Hydraulic Roller
  • Girdle – DSS w/ Windage Tray
  • Pistons – JE Custom notched for T.W. 10.5 Compression
  • Crank – Forged Steel Eagle
  • Rods – Eagle H-Beam
  • Cam – TFS Stage II 540/560
  • Balancer – Fluidamper 28 oz.
  • Heads – TFS Twisted Wedge Track Heat Stage III by Frankie Ford
  • Pushrods – TFS 6.700
  • Rockers – TFS 1.6 Roller 7/16 Stud
  • Lifters – Ford Racing Stock Hydraulic Roller
  • Oil Pan – Canton 7 qt.
  • Oil Pump – Melling H.V.
  • Oil Pump Shaft – Ford Racing
  • Mass Air – C&L 76mm for 30 lb. Injector
  • Intake Manifold – Edelbrock Performer RPM Ported by FF
  • Throttle Body – Accufab 75mm w/ 75mm EGR
  • Injectors – Ford Racing 30 lb.
  • Headers – BBK 1 Ύ Long Tube
  • X Pipe – Dr. Gas 3 inch w/ Mac Flowpath SS Mufflers
  • Fuel Regulator – Aeromotive
  • Fuel Pump – Aeromotive 1000hp w/ sumped stock tank
  • Fuel Lines – 10 to pump 8 to rails 6 return
  • Roll Bar – S-W Racecars 8 point
  • Battery Box – Taylor Aluminum
  • Rear End – 8.8 w/ 31 spline Traction Loc
  • Axles – Moser 31 spline C-clip
  • Ring & Pinion – 4.10 Ford Racing
  • Cover – TFS Girdle
  • K-Member – D&D
  • Front Control Arms – D&D
  • Coil Over Kit – D&D
  • Rack & Pinion – Flaming River
  • Caster Camber Plates – Maximum Motorsports
  • Struts – Lakewood 70/30
  • Rear Control Arms – Southside Upper and Lower
  • Springs – Moroso Drag
  • Slicks – Hoosier 28 x 10 x 15
  • Rims – Centerline Terminator
  • Transmission – Dynamic Mighty Mite C4 w/ Transbrake
  • Torque Converter – 9 inch Art Carr 3800 Stall
  • Trans Cooler – B&M Race w/ #6 Braided Hose
  • Line Loc – Hurst
  • Drive Shaft – Ford Racing Aluminum
  • Drive Shaft Loop – Lakewood

This car’s first outing was at the 2002 NMRA Nationals at Maple Grove.  I drove the car myself that weekend and ran consistent 11.5’s going 5 rounds to the semis winning $30.  This car is hands down the easiest car I ever drove down the track.  Straight as an arrow and effortless.  The transbrake worked flawlessly, and that was without the use of a two-step. 

Nick’s car is probably only a cam change and computer modification away from being a 10-second naturally aspirated car.  The future holds a solid roller camshaft as well as an intake swap and DFI.  Stay tuned!