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Old 04-22-2018, 08:48 AM   #1
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Official build post, Metal Melters, LLC; 1965 LCF50, Twin Turbo

Since the post Iíve been using is titled something other than what it is. I wanted to start a new ďofficial build postĒ for everyone to follow. We found the truck in Indiana. It was one over-confident builder away from the junk yard. But itís getting a full frame off, but and bolt restoration; with a few upgrades. We ditched the stock drivetrain all-together and went with a GEN V BBC with two 66mm borgs feeding into twin fitech throttle bodies. The roughly 1500HP will be transferred through a custom build NV4500, custom driveshaft, match build Dana 70 and landing on the ground through 445/50r22.5ís. Otherwise known as super singles. The dovetail on the car deck was extended 4 ft and the bed skirted to the ground and wrapped in copper. All sitting on a custom suspension consisting of a hard bar 4 link in the rear on two 12k bags and ifs up front with 6k bags. We have a few other tricks up our sleeve, we hope youíll follow and comment.
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Old 05-07-2018, 10:33 PM   #2
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Re: Official build post, Metal Melters, LLC; 1965 LCF50, Twin Turbo

Off she goes to body and paint. Love finding original chalk markings.
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Old 05-07-2018, 10:37 PM   #3
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Re: Official build post, Metal Melters, LLC; 1965 LCF50, Twin Turbo

Started getting the 4-link mocked up. Picked up a nice Dana 80 this weekend factory disc brakes are always a bonus for a donor. That should hold up to the 1500 HP
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Old 05-21-2018, 07:08 PM   #4
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Re: Official build post, Metal Melters, LLC; 1965 LCF50, Twin Turbo

We have an engine! Big Thanks to Jeff Jasiek for the quick turnaround.
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Old 05-22-2018, 02:44 AM   #5
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Re: Official build post, Metal Melters, LLC; 1965 LCF50, Twin Turbo

Is there anyway we can get build pics as it progresses. I love this build but I would love to see the process of your progress. I'm not asking you to explain everything as you go but just random pics of stuff being done. If that makes sense.

That aside what did you have done to the motor?
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Old 06-18-2018, 12:28 PM   #6
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Re: Official build post, Metal Melters, LLC; 1965 LCF50, Twin Turbo

Sorry for all the delays in posting pics and info. The body comes back from round one Friday. Wish I had more pics for you. Weíre just finishing up the four-link. Weíll be spraying Linex next week hopefully and should have it on the road by the 4th of July.
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Old 06-18-2018, 12:38 PM   #7
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Cant wait to see more .
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Old 06-19-2018, 04:00 PM   #8
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Gauges are here, all 20 of them
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Old 06-27-2018, 06:09 AM   #9
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Re: Official build post, Metal Melters, LLC; 1965 LCF50, Twin Turbo

Rear is in and most everything is welded-up. Iíll upload the pics of our 4 link later this week.
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Old 06-28-2018, 10:09 PM   #10
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4 link is in
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Old 07-11-2018, 07:41 PM   #11
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Re: Official build post, Metal Melters, LLC; 1965 LCF50, Twin Turbo

Rear end is in. We ended up moving the diff back 12”. Deck is cut and back on the frame. Now the heavy melting begins.
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Old 07-11-2018, 07:49 PM   #12
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This is going to be one hell of a truck , staying tuned in .
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Old 07-11-2018, 07:55 PM   #13
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Re: Official build post, Metal Melters, LLC; 1965 LCF50, Twin Turbo

That is for sure. That is a one of a kind killer!!!!
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Old 07-14-2018, 03:26 PM   #14
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Re: Official build post, Metal Melters, LLC; 1965 LCF50, Twin Turbo

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Old 07-18-2018, 05:30 PM   #15
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Re: Official build post, Metal Melters, LLC; 1965 LCF50, Twin Turbo

Mock-up plenum for the twin throttle body, twin turbo Whatís your vote. Join them before the plenum or at the plenum (as designed)?
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Old 07-19-2018, 03:28 AM   #16
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Re: Official build post, Metal Melters, LLC; 1965 LCF50, Twin Turbo

My vote is for before the plenum. Having the plenum the way you have it now will create a lot of turbulence. Air does not like corners and boxes.

Something like this would be better.



Or this.



or even this.

http://www.americantorque.com/page/0/144/
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Old 07-24-2018, 10:37 PM   #17
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Re: Official build post, Metal Melters, LLC; 1965 LCF50, Twin Turbo

Appreciate the input. But thatís why its a mock-up unit. Itís just for fitmemt and measurements. Really just looking for feedback on before or at the plenum. Not on design. But again. Thanks


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My vote is for before the plenum. Having the plenum the way you have it now will create a lot of turbulence. Air does not like corners and boxes.

Something like this would be better.



Or this.



or even this.

http://www.americantorque.com/page/0/144/
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