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Old 01-03-2018, 01:03 PM   #876
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Nice way to spend the new year!

Good to see you driving the truck. It looks good too.

I'm working at driving mine by spring.
Thanks Jim, hope to see everyone soon down at the pizza place for a truck meet.... We'll have to get the word out again.
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Old 01-03-2018, 01:23 PM   #877
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Your truck sounds like it would be so much fun!! Glad your enjoying it. When it brakes loose driving down the road is it easy to control?
Thanks Bob,
The rear follows the front pretty well if I let off easy to straighten it out and keep it controlled, Im sure if I just kept it WOT it would probably swap ends real quick.... and like I said the speed part happens very quickly so it could be swapping ends at 70-90mph very easily with these big fat tires...

Once I get it on the chassis dyno (in a controlled situation) Im sure we can try and tune some of that suspension stuff better. Im sure there are some HP parts of the equation that are just going to be beyond the capability of the "rubber to ground ratio", so I will just have to live with that until I can get a set of BIG TIRE slicks and go do some track time and see what kind of reaction I get from that. I just have to get a feel for this truck and what its driving tendancies will be. (I look forward to it!!!)

Our local drag track is home to the famous CA Street Outlaw Racer "BODIE" and his crew. So if I get an opportunity to go out and do some "No-P" track days it might be fun. The NHRA rules there most likely will NOT let me run with their 'regulars'... so the outlaw events will be the next best thing.

For now Im just gonna do plenty of shakedown drives and show it to friends and family that have been watching the build for the past 3 years and make sure that everything is good and tight and ready to do some serious speed runs (in controlled conditions) at events and such. Might even try an autocross!!!
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Old 01-03-2018, 04:13 PM   #878
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That's just awesome man, gr8 interior too.
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Old 01-04-2018, 10:48 PM   #879
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May have been a long weekend of debugging, but look what your working on, man must be a treat to have it that far along now, good for you.
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Old 01-06-2018, 04:21 PM   #880
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ptc,
Tried PM but must have got lost...
You really have some cool things going on with your build!!
I am extremely interested in your power distribution system but only could find one picture [RE: Page 28, Post #688] to support your setup; therefore, if you donít mind would you please send me a copy of the wiring diagram, and any other supporting pictures and any notes to help me understand your power system.
I have a '55 Chevy 3100 Big Window and plan to have about 20 fuses and 14-16 relays on a single power distribution center panel placed behind the passengerís seat, under the driverís seat or under the dash -- still debating.
I am trying to gather as much power distribution diagrams and information as I can before making the decision to buy an aftermarket package with so many short comings or build a custom system that suits my power requirements.
So, again I'd appreciate anything you can send my way!
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The truck looks great and sounds great! Congratulations!
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Old 01-08-2018, 11:34 AM   #882
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The truck looks great and sounds great! Congratulations!
I fast tracked it these past few months and just did alot of stuff I would do differently with more time.... Just feels like my time (overall) is running out.

But hopefully I have 'time' to do little side projects along the way now thats it running and going down the road and I can do 'special stuff' now to detail it. (Like maybe change out the Home Depot House Carpet for Real LMC Overpriced car carpet!!! lol) - My carpet job cost $13 for materials. And I even had a choice of Black or Gray!

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Old 01-08-2018, 11:39 AM   #883
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Tried PM but must have got lost...
You really have some cool things going on with your build!!
I am extremely interested in your power distribution system but only could find one picture [RE: Page 28, Post #688] to support your setup; therefore, if you donít mind would you please send me a copy of the wiring diagram, and any other supporting pictures and any notes to help me understand your power system.
I have a '55 Chevy 3100 Big Window and plan to have about 20 fuses and 14-16 relays on a single power distribution center panel placed behind the passengerís seat, under the driverís seat or under the dash -- still debating.
I am trying to gather as much power distribution diagrams and information as I can before making the decision to buy an aftermarket package with so many short comings or build a custom system that suits my power requirements.
So, again I'd appreciate anything you can send my way!
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Jerry thanks for the input, I got your PM and I have a lot of diagrams only penciled out on paper right now but am getting them into schematic format. I will send you something when I get it all together.

Try Del City for all your electronics needs and they have a great customer service group too.

Also CE Auto Electric Supply has some great stuff and the guy knows alot!
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Old 01-11-2018, 05:37 PM   #884
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Re: 1956 Chevy Pro-Street Build

Been a long time since I checked in here and wow you've got a monster on your hands! The video was awesome. Nice work man.
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Old 01-16-2018, 01:30 AM   #885
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I took it for a little shakedown cruise to my friends shop for some weekend work. We did all the rear end metal to get the bed closed in. It came out real nice. Ill post some pics soon of it all.

Heres a little vid of some street time running down the freeway:

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Old 01-16-2018, 03:54 PM   #886
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Saw the Vid on FB looks and sounds great Dude.
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Old 01-16-2018, 07:07 PM   #887
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RE: Post #883
When you get your power distribution system [drawings]completed, I'll sure appreciate a copy so thanks in advance until then.
Weytec is another good reference, and Tony at CE has been a great help to me too.
Keep doing it man!
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Old 01-25-2018, 10:13 PM   #888
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Ok well as promised here are the pics of the rear metal (14ga steel) that was cut and placed and finished off in the bed. From my design using the cardboard (from Post #611) we put it all together...

Came out pretty dang good, very smooth and clean looking. Just have to paint it all now. Added a couple hundred pounds to the rear end which it needed.... to keep that rubber turning!

The center portion opens up and gives access to the fuel pump, filter, lines, brake psi switch, pan-hard bar adjustments, 4-link adjustments, shock adjust, rear member, u-joints and everything from the top side. There is no hinge or anything you can see. Its 4 bolts and the cover comes off.

Nice work by my friend at JLC Fabrication -West Sacramento, CA



and also slammed57 for the battery cover - it just looks great man!!!! Thanks again.

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Old 01-25-2018, 10:28 PM   #889
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Very nice.
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Wow
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So clean yet good access to parts under it like the pump, you were thinking way ahead, nice work, as always.
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Old 02-26-2018, 07:00 PM   #893
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took a little video of truck running down the road (about 80 miles through Lodi wine country).... shakedown drives getting a little funner.

Needs a new speedo- on the way, needs some trim parts completed... more more more....

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Nice Job Paul!! It's fun when the test runs get farther and farther.
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Well fixed a few more bugs... and few more to go... Poor Dan In Pasadena... I feel for the guy with all the problems hes having, but it aint even started yet!

So the fuel tank was leaking from a crummy fitting I thought I could save a few dollars on... NOPE! -- had to buy a new Areoquip AN fitting that the pipe threads actually seal to one another... and replaced it on the bottom of a full gas tank.... Did I mention I hate working with fuel? --- an while I was at it I had to change the fuel gauge sender as it wasnt working either, the one that came in the tank wasnt the same OHM as the one that came with the gauge. Out with the old and in with the new...

The rear end was leaking again, this time out the bottom. I checked the torque on the 3rd member nuts and they were loose... re-torqued and hope that does the trick. Hope that carrier is strong enough for the drivetrain!

Ok so maybe now it will stop leaking like a Harley everywhere I go.... Still a few more things to do.


Oh and I started a NEW PROJECT.....
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Ok so maybe now it will stop leaking like a Harley everywhere I go....
ROFLMAO my poor 09 Harley has 106,000 on her so I know!!!!!
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Nice!! Glad they are all little things. New project?
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Hello Gentlemen!!! ---

been awhile since I been on here so figured I'd check in. Truck has been driving and taking it locally to some shows in town, but Im having an overheating problem, was running no t-stat and have since put in a 160F stat to try and fix it. but still getting up to 200+ and doesnt level out.

This truck is insane... I'd sure like to do something with it, but Ive kinda lost some interest in it. Still needs some finishing touches on the interior, I gave up on the keyless security ignition system as the China rep gave up on me understanding cantonese... and some kind of english-engineering-jibberish he was speaking to me. The rear tires are so useless I cant get the power onto the ground, maybe thats a good thing cause I dont have anyway to put wheelie bars on the back, but if it ever goes to the track it will need BIG TIRE SLICKS to get down the track. I did get my boat connected up to it and took it for a little tow... which is what its orignal intent was suppose to be for... a '57 towing a '75.... just worked out right!





So just dont know, about ready to pull the 540 and drop in a 327 and be done with it! Wanna drive this thing all over the place!!!!
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