alykatParticipantSeptember 25, 2019 at 5:55 amPost count: 343
Look at that ! The Toxic Baja is a celebrity ! Way to go Rusty.66beaterParticipantSeptember 29, 2019 at 10:48 amPost count: 64
I’ve seen that sand/pan rail thing on a trailer in San Jose, CA! Badass
us after hours hackshows just trying to “keep up with the Jones’s”FranzKeymasterNovember 3, 2019 at 7:28 amPost count: 2876
Pat and I (thanks Pat!) parted out the orange 73 yesterday and disassembled the engine for rebuild. It was ready.
I’m going fix the engine first…then think about moving all the parts to the black 73 project I posted a page earlier.
It was crunched all the way back to the shifter. I hit that ditch hard.
Lucky the only price I paid was a beat-up old car.FranzKeymasterNovember 3, 2019 at 7:45 amPost count: 2876
Just like Eazy-E said:
“Throw it in the gutter and go buy another”
I wish I could build them as fast as they come apart.FranzKeymasterNovember 16, 2019 at 9:34 pmPost count: 2876
Building parts for the new 73 Baja today. I hope to have this car together by spring…maybe we can do backroads to Moab for Ottinger’s tour or something…
Refreshed the old engine with a new set of bearings and a machined case. Going to be a 1914cc with 9:1 ish compression, Engle 110 cam advanced 4 degrees, and strait cut cam gears.
I’m going with a link pin front end. Started with a OG needle bearing beam, added adjusters and Empi shock towers.
Gusseted 356 spindles, tool steel speedo insert, brass bushings, and link pins with lock nuts. The best super stock set-up.John JonesKeymasterNovember 17, 2019 at 8:10 amPost count: 5695
Hell yeah!!! Franz’s last baja was just something he bought already done and rallied…. This is going to be 100% #Franzbuilt!WillyModeratorNovember 17, 2019 at 10:48 pmPost count: 879
I heard something about this beam being painted bling beam gold… 🏆✨DarioParticipantNovember 18, 2019 at 3:46 pmPost count: 401
Gonna be hard to kill this one!!! Can’t wait to take the back roads to moab this spring!!ColeBParticipantNovember 18, 2019 at 10:05 pmPost count: 1231
Figure out what was making noise in that old engine? I remember it had a good clank to itFranzKeymasterNovember 19, 2019 at 7:57 amPost count: 2876
Yeah, the rear main bearing was loose in the case. Way bad on the thrust surface…like .080”ColeBParticipantNovember 19, 2019 at 9:06 amPost count: 1231
At least you hadn’t broke your crank in half hahaJohn JonesKeymasterNovember 19, 2019 at 10:28 amPost count: 5695
This front end is gonna be badd ass.. I wanna do something like that in my next baja!!!jpParticipantNovember 19, 2019 at 2:35 pmPost count: 232
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