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Postby 56Hotrod » Tue Apr 24, 2012 2:32 pm

Beetjunky wrote:So what was the problem with running 15s in the back and 14s on the front? I am doing that right now. Not really but choice but was thinking about keeping it.


Nothing other than having different style wheels. Hard to notice though, as it took me until I was getting ready for tires to know I had 3 different style wheels on the truck Smile
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Postby Beetjunky » Tue Apr 24, 2012 2:51 pm

Mine had 14's on it when i got it and i have the wheels powder coated and bought tires before i even had an engine for it. Now i have an engine i can see the 14's are driving my RPMs through the roof. I am rolling now with my bug wheels and tires on the back and the 14's still on the front. It would kill me to buy all new rims and tires....lesson learned.

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Postby 56Hotrod » Wed May 23, 2012 8:54 pm

Picked up the truck from Pops this weekend, and got her nestled back into the garage :)

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Finalizing some of the motor build. Got the full flow setup done, then I decided not to take a chance with the old doghouse cooler and bought a new one. Flywheel is torqued, chromoly push rods are cut and ends installed. I started making a pre-oiler out of PVC tonight but need one more fitting to get that done.

She's getting close...very exciting :)
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Postby joezeeuw » Thu May 24, 2012 9:30 am

Paint looks very nice. Looking forward to seeing the icing.

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Postby DaKine » Thu May 24, 2012 11:17 am

love it dude, that paint looks bad ass! =D>
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Postby 56Hotrod » Sun Jun 24, 2012 11:13 am

Lots of progress. Engine is ready to go into a test stand that I built using $12.30 of scrap angle (1.5" and 3/16" thick). I have the tranny already bolted to the rear half of the stand.



Took some pics of the truck with the kids as well.
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Postby tlambert » Sun Jun 24, 2012 11:30 am

Nice, looking good.
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Postby scottsain » Sun Jun 24, 2012 1:38 pm

please tell me that will be at drag night!
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Postby Franz » Sun Jun 24, 2012 2:22 pm

Bitchin' camaro!

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Postby 56Hotrod » Thu Jun 28, 2012 12:10 pm

I'd love to make it down to drag night, but this won't be ready. Now, if they'd let me run my 11 sec Evo, that would be peachy :D
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Postby tlambert » Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:04 pm

You gotta make with or without the DC. Just get there.
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Postby wornRAGS » Mon Jul 16, 2012 7:06 am

That double is totally bitchin!!!
misunderstood....and I like it that way.

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Postby 56Hotrod » Tue Jul 17, 2012 4:36 pm

Making lots of progress (for the 1-2 hours I get in the garage at night after the kids go to bed).

Engine installed in test stand and wired up. At first, she would barely turn over, so I bought a new battery. Still barely turning over, and I got a cheap china starter from Advance (and it smoked in 5 minutes). I put the old starter back in, took out the plugs, and she turned over beautifully. So, I sleep on it. Then it came to me in a vision, and I felt incredibly stupid. I had double/triple checked the distributor drive gear upon putting the motor together, but I second guessed myself a month later when everything was together. Pulley at TDC and the rotor was pointing to number 3...so I thought, well, maybe I installed it 180 off. So I wired it making that assumption (#1 cylinder where #3 would normally fire). The vision reminded me that the cam turns at 1/2 the engine speed and thus TDC is also the TDC of the exhaust stroke on #1. I was like, DAMN IT, rookie mistake.

Went out the next morning, wired it up normal, and what would you know, fired on the first revolution. I still have have to break it in, and adjust the carbs, but she idles marvelously.

Only issue I have, is the POS EMPI remote filter housing. The IN and OUT ports leaked pretty bad, so I tightened them, and they still leak. I took it off, cleaned it, and put a good bead of permetex on the threads, and let it sit for 24 hours...still leaking. These are with aluminum fittings, and I think they are just not soft enough to get a good seal, so today, I ordered some brass ones. If that fails, I guess I will look at a different filter housing.

Also, I got all the wiring accounted for and checked out. What a mess to figure out who knows how many previous owners have wired up stuff...but after a week, all is accounted for, AND all wiring is color coded correctly too.

Going to clean up/ tiddy the wiring, tonight. Also need to install the shifter rod and shifter...do a little POR15 in the rear and the motor will be ready to go in.

GETTING CLOSE!

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Postby joezeeuw » Wed Jul 18, 2012 3:47 am

Sounds mean! way to go.

I like your welding cart. Hope the kids don't mind Smile

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Postby 56Hotrod » Wed Jul 18, 2012 5:04 am

Thanks

Yeah, Nathan has complained about his Radio Flyer for about 3 years now.
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