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mick53 11-20-2021 12:39 AM

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Originally Posted by SCOTI (Post 8997738)
I've always heard of them used in various racing/street apps but not so much in a drag-strip app similar to this. I always assumed they were strong/tough but wasn't sure (didn't know) if they can take the abuse of a heavy vehicle (>3k lbs) & high shock drag-strip venue launches. Appreciate the insight.

This one had sentimental value to me. It took $7K to get it to that level.

regan wilson 11-21-2021 08:42 PM

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Mick I wish I had something like that to work with. I'm stuck with my old Dana for now. Looking forward to see how your QC deal and build turns out.

mick53 11-22-2021 07:44 AM

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Mick I wish I had something like that to work with. I'm stuck with my old Dana for now. Looking forward to see how your QC deal and build turns out.

Thanks for the interest. I'm 4 years into the world of one offs.

regan wilson 11-22-2021 07:45 AM

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That's nice Mick

regan wilson 12-10-2021 08:42 AM

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No real updates. All my motor stuff is still out. We are two months in on rods and pistons. It's PRI Show week so all the performance folks shut down to go there. I'll be lucky if the rods and pistons show up before the end of the year. My new lifters came in though. we went with BAM lifters. They are DLC coated axle no bushing or bearing. My rear end is sitting in the floor. I need to put it back in but that's no big deal. I just hope I don't get hung out till the last minute. Our first race is the last weekend of February.

regan wilson 12-20-2021 10:38 AM

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Well the rear is back in. Ken came out yesterday and helped me bleed the brakes. The money I wasted on this gear experiment would have more than paid for new slicks that I need.

regan wilson 12-20-2021 10:40 AM

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I guess the light was shining just right though the window. Ken noticed this wave inside the bed. I guess it may be a good thing the tailgate is bolted on. It may have saved other parts of the bed when the frame broke.

regan wilson 12-20-2021 10:42 AM

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Just a random pic. I think my gauge cluster will look good out in the daylight.

SCOTI 12-20-2021 11:56 AM

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I wondered if the bed suffered any stress from the frame rail issue & that sure suggests it did. Doesn't look too bad though so there's that....

Progress is looking good.
Merry Christmas!

regan wilson 12-20-2021 09:50 PM

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Originally Posted by SCOTI (Post 9008965)
I wondered if the bed suffered any stress from the frame rail issue & that sure suggests it did. Doesn't look too bad though so there's that....

Progress is looking good.
Merry Christmas!

Yep it is what it is (in a Forrest Gump voice). It is what it is. This poor old truck. I wonder if it could have had a better life? Merry Christmas to Everyone.

regan wilson 01-03-2022 06:08 PM

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No parts right now other than new slicks. I'm still waiting on rods and pistons. I hope I get to race in February.

SCOTI 01-03-2022 11:25 PM

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And you of all people know it's going to get here within a week of each other just for the 'fun' factor.

regan wilson 01-04-2022 09:18 AM

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And you of all people know it's going to get here within a week of each other just for the 'fun' factor.

Don't ya know Scoti. Fun fun!

regan wilson 01-11-2022 10:32 PM

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This is where we are at now.

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This is where I need to be in six weeks. I got word from Rick that my heads were ready. I also got word from Donnel that my rods and pistons should be here next week.

aggie91 01-13-2022 12:07 PM

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You got this!

regan wilson 01-13-2022 09:58 PM

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You got this!


Thanks for the vote of confidence Karl. much appreciated.

regan wilson 01-25-2022 07:57 AM

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Well I went and got my heads yesterday. We got pistons last week so the block is finished for the pistons. Still no rods as of Friday. Damn!

regan wilson 01-29-2022 07:57 PM

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Well here we go! I need to be in Belle Rose two yesterdays from today.

SCOTI 01-29-2022 08:22 PM

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Oh man..... try not to sweat it :lol:

regan wilson 01-29-2022 08:43 PM

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Oh man..... try not to sweat it :lol:

I'm going to try to get the heads on it tomorrow.

regan wilson 01-30-2022 07:57 PM

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Well I managed to get the heads on it today. That and the rocker bar assembly.

regan wilson 02-01-2022 09:22 AM

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aggie91 02-01-2022 10:13 AM

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Progress.

I think you need some bigger heads...lol

regan wilson 02-02-2022 10:01 AM

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I like the way you think Karl. Maybe a bigger block too. 5.3 bore space billet stuff would be cool. Ya'll start a Go Fund for me. Lol

aggie91 02-02-2022 11:28 AM

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or just go with one of these set ups:

https://www.stevemorrisengines.com/e...-promod-engine


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