Hi, I'm Dean the crew chief of Hell's Belle, the altered that runs with the Wild Bunch.
I've had an interest in rods and drag racing for about 17-18 years, but only got involved with building or running a car when we bought the chassis and body that was to become the Belle, back in about 2000. We ran with the Bunch 2004-5-6 before having the 2007 and 2008 seasons off. We returned this year (2009) faster and prettier than ever, but as you may know Helen ran into trouble at the Nostalgia Nats, and the rest is history. She'd run a new PB of [email protected] that day so we're pretty proud of our achievement so far.
So having built the motor and other stuff for Belle, I'm reasonably "au fait" with the small block chevy and powerglide. We switched to Hilborn injection this year which was fun too, and I'm ok with most electrical systems.
Looking forward to shooting the breeze and bench racing etc.