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« Reply #30 on: November 19, 2013, 04:53:29 PM »

A little interesting (if useless) trivia on the LX.  It used a special, one-off intake designed by Steve, probably with some input from Meany.  The intake was set up to accept six twin blade throttle bodies.  There were block off plates used to vary the number of TB's, but with all six in place the manifold could flow a ridiculous amount of air (3500 cfm?  4500?  I don't remember the exact number, but it was shocking).  The heads were from Trick Flow, referred to as Pro Stock Jr.'s.  They flowed around 400 cfm on the intake and 300 on the exhaust (significantly more than a Boss 429 or 427 TP).  Only four or five sets of these heads were ever cast.

That set-up on a 330-inch SBF ran in the 9.20's naturally aspirated in a 3,000# Fox body, and deep in the 8's on nitrous.  Makes a guy think that Ford really did have the better idea on the 302 Tunnel Port/Boss 302.  idea    

I found an article showing a picture of the Grebeck intake you mention. (last photo on bottom right side, with brief  description at bottom of article) That thing is crazy. Now I want to see this setup in the LX. Here's the link.

http://wildaboutcarsonline.com/cgi-bin/pub9990262549620.cgi?categoryid=9980400677749&action=viewad&itemid=9990440430324

If you check out the SAAC thread titled "Any sightings at car shows this summer" the forum member "Merbs / Greg" mentions he bought the LX and a link posted to some recent pictures. If I recall my conversation with Dave Eber correctly, they gave him the SAAC stripes and Snake emblems even though it was not a SAAC built car. I'd say it is a little more than a clone but not quite the real deal.


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« Reply #31 on: November 20, 2013, 02:17:17 PM »

I found an article showing a picture of the Grebeck intake you mention. (last photo on bottom right side, with brief  description at bottom of article) That thing is crazy. Now I want to see this setup in the LX. Here's the link.

http://wildaboutcarsonline.com/cgi-bin/pub9990262549620.cgi?categoryid=9980400677749&action=viewad&itemid=9990440430324

If you check out the SAAC thread titled "Any sightings at car shows this summer" the forum member "Merbs / Greg" mentions he bought the LX and a link posted to some recent pictures. If I recall my conversation with Dave Eber correctly, they gave him the SAAC stripes and Snake emblems even though it was not a SAAC built car. I'd say it is a little more than a clone but not quite the real deal.


Lol.  Yep, that article was written by yours truly.  Miraculously, the intake and heads have managed to stay together all these years.  Well, maybe it isn't really a miracle.  The PSJr has a radically raised splayed intake port layout, which means the intake won't work on anything else.  Still, neat that the set up is all in one piece.  I've been trying to keep tabs on it's location.

I wouldn't call the LX a SAAC car exactly, but it certainly has a place in history.  I haven't talked to Greg in quite a while, but last I knew he was going to put a mild 347 in it and use it as a weekend toy/cruise night car.  I love the idea.  I think it'd be cool as hell to swing through the local cruise night in an old Pro5.0 class racer, even if most of the people there wouldn't have any idea what they were looking at. 

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« Reply #32 on: November 12, 2014, 08:39:13 PM »

Found this pic on the interwebs.  Taken at Fords@E-Town, 1993.



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« Reply #33 on: November 13, 2014, 08:39:29 AM »

     Heads and intake are in AZ and up for sale as I recall.

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« Reply #34 on: November 15, 2014, 06:21:25 PM »

Found this pic on the interwebs.  Taken at Fords@E-Town, 1993.

Was that in the Joe Grippo"s photo album on Photobucket or Flickr?
Notice the lettering on the doors has changed from earlier race events.

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« Reply #35 on: November 15, 2014, 06:24:16 PM »

     Heads and intake are in AZ and up for sale as I recall.

Is that a recent "for sale" listing?
Some of us are still trying to locate the car last rumored to be in primer and hidden away.

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« Reply #36 on: November 17, 2014, 08:22:43 AM »

      Heads , intake and other related items for sale on another site.

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« Reply #37 on: November 19, 2014, 03:06:50 PM »

      Heads , intake and other related items for sale on another site.

Thanks Randy,

Could you post or PM me a link to this "other site".
You've got me on the hook...

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« Reply #38 on: November 19, 2014, 04:50:26 PM »

    PM me contact info and I will have the seller contact you. Weird story , these heads were purchased by "Racin Jason" also "rip" before my friend bought them. It is the intake you pictured with multiple throttle body locations.
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« Reply #39 on: November 19, 2014, 08:25:08 PM »

    PM me contact info and I will have the seller contact you. Weird story , these heads were purchased by "Racin Jason" also "rip" before my friend bought them. It is the intake you pictured with multiple throttle body locations.
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"Racin' Jason" is a name I have not heard mentioned in a long time.
For those who don't know, he was another Pro 5.0 era racer (a top contender) and competitor to the SAAC "attack" XD1. He raced a white 89 GT convertible fully built for the track.


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« Reply #40 on: November 29, 2014, 02:13:39 PM »

Was that in the Joe Grippo"s photo album on Photobucket or Flickr?
Notice the lettering on the doors has changed from earlier race events.

I don't recall.  I found it on some website some months back, just been too busy to post it.

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« Reply #41 on: November 29, 2014, 02:20:55 PM »

The heads and intake pictured earlier were used "originally" on the Craig Pai LX that was prepped by Grebeck and painted in SAAC colors, not XD-1.  That's always been my understanding, at least.  I've never seen nor heard any reference to XD-1 ever wearing a set of the PSJr. heads.

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« Reply #42 on: December 03, 2014, 10:56:55 AM »

The heads and intake pictured earlier were used "originally" on the Craig Pai LX that was prepped by Grebeck and painted in SAAC colors, not XD-1.  That's always been my understanding, at least.  I've never seen nor heard any reference to XD-1 ever wearing a set of the PSJr. heads.

Sorry everyone, I overlooked that fact that this latest discussion and parts available are probably from the Pai LX (SAAC MKI look a like) and not SAAC XD1.

I have it noted that SAAC XD1 ran with TFS heads and a Holley 4V on custom intake with cowl induction
(1,100 HP with 3 stages of NOS controlled by Digital Fuel Injection)

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« Reply #43 on: March 25, 2017, 07:09:10 AM »

New information has surfaced that MKI XD-1 made an appearance at SAAC 18 in Watkins Glen in July of 1993.
I'm hoping to get a photo soon.

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« Reply #44 on: March 28, 2017, 08:59:08 AM »

New information has surfaced that MKI XD-1 made an appearance at SAAC 18 in Watkins Glen in July of 1993.
I'm hoping to get a photo soon.
Photo by Bill Whitley




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