Hello From Finland!

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Hello From Finland!

Post by StockEliminator on Fri Jan 31, 2014 4:21 pm

Hello Everyone!

I just found this site, and I thought I should register as I like how the forum looks and feels.

I'm Niko from Finland (Yep, the snowy country in North Europe) and I'm 17 years old. I drive Stock Eliminator with a '74 Chevelle that me and my dad rebuilt while ago. The Chevelle runs in K/SA with 350 SBC and TH-350 transmission. Chevrolets are my favorite cars, my favorites are of course these '73-'77 A- Bodies, but also late '50s and early '60s X-Frame Chevrolets, especially as Stockers / Super Stockers.

Now I have to say that there is Drag Racing in Finland! Cool 

Here are a couple of pictures of the Chevelle:

Here I'm waiting for my license run in the Staging Lanes:


Here my dad is waiting for his turn at Motopark Raceway...


And here's a video of me behind the wheel at Kalajoki Airport:


And if you're interested, you can check out our Website (Link on Signature) for more pics and complete race reports from 2013 season.

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Re: Hello From Finland!

Post by thatfnthing on Fri Jan 31, 2014 4:28 pm

Very nice! Welcome!
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Re: Hello From Finland!

Post by 1973montec on Fri Jan 31, 2014 4:52 pm

welcome aboard
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Re: Hello From Finland!

Post by 77mali on Fri Jan 31, 2014 5:13 pm

Welcome, looks like you're having a lot of fun!

Posting a direct link to your car- Nice work! 427 horses & 425 ft pounds @ 5300rpm (am i reading that right?). That's pretty darn good for a small block.

http://tapahtumakuvia.kuvat.fi/kuvat/74+Chevrolet+Chevelle+Stocker/
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Re: Hello From Finland!

Post by dynchel on Fri Jan 31, 2014 5:55 pm

welcome. I think your video was posted here once before. Very Happy 
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Re: Hello From Finland!

Post by driveit on Fri Jan 31, 2014 6:34 pm

Great looking car. Welcome to the sight. I love the gas filler on the side like that. I am sure you are running a fuel cell in place of the original tank.
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Re: Hello From Finland!

Post by StockEliminator on Sat Feb 01, 2014 4:48 am

Wow, thanks everyone!  Very Happy 

You got it really close with the engine numbers. It made 427 hp on 6100 RPM, and 425 ft pounds at 4200 RPM. The engine was built by the guy who sold us the car. He's a two time Stock & Super Stock Finnish Champion and one time Nordic Champion and running that '71 Chevelle in the video that I posted. Cool 

I had to go and look and actually found the thread with that video! Surprising to see that someone has noticed it outside Finland, too.

Gas filler? It's here in the trunk:


If you mean that white decal on the side, it's Obi Wan from Star Wars. The car was painted white with a huge Obi Wan's head on both doors when it came in Finland somewhere around '89. The car was very well known here and in Sweden too, so we had to put little "reminders" of those years on the car. Laughing 

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Re: Hello From Finland!

Post by driveit on Sat Feb 01, 2014 10:32 am

Indeed to have my eyes checked again. I thought it was a NASCAR type filler on quarter. Lol.
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Re: Hello From Finland!

Post by Wallyuph on Sat Feb 01, 2014 11:53 am

Welcome
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Post by dutch wagon on Mon Feb 03, 2014 6:30 am

Welcome and Nice ride!

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Re: Hello From Finland!

Post by StockEliminator on Wed Feb 05, 2014 3:17 am

Thanks Guys! This sure is a nice place with lots of information.

Driveit: It happens... Laughing 
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Re: Hello From Finland!

Post by Dinomyte on Fri Feb 07, 2014 6:29 pm

Welcome, nice looing car. . .
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Re: Hello From Finland!

Post by StockEliminator on Sat Feb 22, 2014 3:19 pm

Thanks, I'm really glad I found this place. It's great to be here. Very Happy 
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