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mongocanfly 07-10-2022 02:52 AM

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that autoloc system looks nice.. not cheap.. but it looks like a good setup..

regan wilson 07-11-2022 06:39 AM

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Well I got the passenger side working but it's not perfect. I had to grind on the top of the window some to get it close to flush with the door. It goes up and down correctly but needs some tweaking. It sounds like it's in a bind.

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regan wilson 07-11-2022 06:42 AM

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Now onto the drivers side. This is what I had to start with. This side has to be totally reengineered. The motor pointing the opposite direction will allow me to get the window to seat correctly in the top of the window channel.

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regan wilson 07-11-2022 06:52 AM

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I trimmed the regulator as needed then started measuring for placement. There is quite a bit of difference from the old one to the new. After an hour of contemplating the different options I just bolted it to the door and started moving it around. After two or three hours of fighting it I had to walk away from it. If I was younger I may have been throwing tools. The angles will drive you crazy. I'll work on it some more today. What I thought was going to be a weekend project will probably take me the rest of the week before I'm happy with it. But if it last another 15 years I'll be 71 by then Lol.

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regan wilson 07-11-2022 07:00 AM

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Originally Posted by mongocanfly (Post 9099510)
that autoloc system looks nice.. not cheap.. but it looks like a good setup..

They have some nice kits. These universal regulators and a couple of new switches were a little over $200.00 from Summit with my Pro Shop discount.

mongocanfly 07-11-2022 07:41 AM

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Yeah, I spent some spare time last night at work looking at them ..
When I googled it, the one that came up was the one touch flat glass kit..$500
https://www.autoloc.com/catalog/Powe...rank-Switches-
Last night I was seeing all the options, and was curious which kit you were using..
I'm kinda wondering about doing the IH now..the stock window regs arnt the greatest thing

regan wilson 07-11-2022 08:56 PM

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Originally Posted by mongocanfly (Post 9100009)
Yeah, I spent some spare time last night at work looking at them ..
When I googled it, the one that came up was the one touch flat glass kit..$500
https://www.autoloc.com/catalog/Powe...rank-Switches-
Last night I was seeing all the options, and was curious which kit you were using..
I'm kinda wondering about doing the IH now..the stock window regs arnt the greatest thing

I'm sure those old regulators are worn out and impossible to replace. I ended up with spare time early this morning and this afternoon and got mine lined out. It was driving me crazy thinking about it. I have a few projects in order for Blue and the Dodge before the next race. It was a relief to get that out of the way.

mongocanfly 07-11-2022 10:52 PM

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Good deal..!
Actually I have a set of the IH regs that look new...hard to believe for them to be over 65yrs old
But now I have way more than 2 doors..haha and the others arnt near as good

regan wilson 07-31-2022 08:37 PM

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Well it's official I can't drive for Sh*t. I made it through first round in Topeka only to Redlight by .004 in the second round. Then for some stupid reason I just flinched bad in the first round of the second race. It was so bad I didn't even stop to get the timeslip. I gained 10 points in the end.

regan wilson 08-31-2022 08:26 AM

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I haven't logged in for awhile. No updates really. I have made the decision to hang it up for the year. I haven't even unloaded the truck since Topeka. I had Slick Rick order me some new valves. I'm hoping they wont take too long to get here as mine are worn out. We are going to a DLC coated titanium valve. He says they will last a long time. I always thought the seats went away on the valve job. I had it backwards. Rick told me the berylium copper seats eat away the margin of the valve. With a coated valve it will keep the valve job in check for seasons instead of 60 or 70 passes. I was going to enter Super Comp at the Fall Nationals just for fun but I waited too long and it filled up. Maybe it wasn't a good idea anyway.Lol

SCOTI 08-31-2022 09:15 AM

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Well.... That sucks that you'll miss-out but taking some time off to re-group & do some part swapping while not under the pressure of time constraints should be a nice change.

Having to get things done under pressure can wear on ya' so maybe this is a really good thing. Still opportunity to go to the tracks/s & shake some hands & enjoy a beverage or 2 w/friends if you feel up to it or do whatever floats the boat until you're ready to get after it again fully recharged.

regan wilson 09-01-2022 08:14 AM

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It's not that big of a deal Scoti. I only had one race left I could run for points and that was going to be St Louis again. It's not worth it to me if I don't have a chance of winning Division. I showed up in Topeka sitting in 5th with a good chance but messed it up and came home in 6th. One of our guys won the Divisional in Bowling Green last weekend and bumped me to 7th. I'll be lucky to finish in the top ten. For the money I would spend going to St Louis I would rather invest it in new valves.

SCOTI 09-01-2022 08:50 AM

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Originally Posted by regan wilson (Post 9119261)
It's not that big of a deal Scoti. I only had one race left I could run for points and that was going to be St Louis again. It's not worth it to me if I don't have a chance of winning Division. I showed up in Topeka sitting in 5th with a good chance but messed it up and came home in 6th. One of our guys won the Divisional in Bowling Green last weekend and bumped me to 7th. I'll be lucky to finish in the top ten. For the money I would spend going to St Louis I would rather invest it in new valves.

I understand & that logic definitely makes sense.

regan wilson 10-02-2022 06:36 PM

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I don't really have anything to report. I've done nothing with the truck since the Topeka race. I may go do some testing again at XTreme Raceway again in the next two weeks. I don't even know if I will have new valves before next season. Kinda sux but it is what it is.

SCOTI 10-02-2022 09:05 PM

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Originally Posted by regan wilson (Post 9130000)
I don't really have anything to report. I've done nothing with the truck since the Topeka race. I may go do some testing again at XTreme Raceway again in the next two weeks. I don't even know if I will have new valves before next season. Kinda sux but it is what it is.

Update if you do decide on the testing. I'll try & make it out again to watch.

D.B 10-03-2022 12:00 AM

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Hi Regan, It's DB, if your wanting to make some test runs you can run with us at I30 Dragway on 10/23 or at our last race of the season at XRP on 10/30. I ran a double header today, 2 races back to back. Lost first round in the first race but won the finals in Outlaw class in my S-10 in the second race. It was a long day but worth it. You will get a minimum 3 runs, that's two test runs and 1 elimination run. If not then post when you will be at XRP and I will try to make it out there.

regan wilson 10-03-2022 08:14 AM

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It looks like I may have to wait until the 28th for XTreme. They have big events scheduled and I'm sure not showing up during a bike race. I'll go on a Friday so I can run as many test hits as I want during their Gamblers Race. Congrats on the win DB! I was looking at going to I-30 but I can't find the schedule. Also it's a little hard for me to stop at that track due to the short shutdown.

regan wilson 10-03-2022 08:17 AM

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I may check with my friend Tony and see if I could test during the Texas Muscle Car Club race Sunday the 30th. It may be kinda cool by then so I would rather have a warmer track.

D.B 10-03-2022 05:53 PM

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I understand, but if you can make it to XRP on the 30th that would be cool. I think the gates open at XRP at 9am and racing starts around 11am. I would like to meet you and see your truck in action. If you do its your call if you want to run that morning with us. With my win yesterday I will also be running in the Big Dog race after the normal TMCCC race. I will be running against other Outlaw season winners.

D.B 10-03-2022 05:55 PM

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Sorry, I forgot to mention it but I race with TMCCC. So if you want you can come out and run your truck as a write in.

regan wilson 10-10-2022 08:17 AM

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Well I finally unloaded the truck yesterday. The slicks were pretty low on air and stuck to the floor. I couldn't start it without priming the dry sump. It took a few minutes with me pushing on the wall with one arm from the drivers seat.

regan wilson 10-10-2022 08:24 AM

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I don't know why my pics are showing up so small now.

regan wilson 10-10-2022 08:28 AM

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I pulled the radio out (AKA the delay box) for a little wiring cleanup.

regan wilson 10-10-2022 08:31 AM

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Photobucket has changed. You can zoom in or out before pasting the link. Weird.

regan wilson 10-10-2022 08:35 AM

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And just a random pic of Whitey working as a Redneck Ladder Truck.

regan wilson 10-10-2022 10:14 AM

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Originally Posted by D.B (Post 9130341)
Sorry, I forgot to mention it but I race with TMCCC. So if you want you can come out and run your truck as a write in.

Sorry DB I forgot to reply to you. I don't want to race I just want to test. I'm planning on Friday the 28th at Xtreme. That will be TNT and gamblers race night. I can make as many hits as I want.

regan wilson 10-22-2022 08:22 PM

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DB I sent you a PM.

D.B 10-24-2022 08:03 AM

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Originally Posted by regan wilson (Post 9136469)
DB I sent you a PM.

I got it and sent you a reply.

regan wilson 10-27-2022 07:51 AM

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Well after talking with DB I'm taking him up on his invitation. We are going to Xtreme Sunday morning to race with his club. I haven't bracket raced in years so it should be fun. I'll just be happy if the truck works right. I'm hoping I have figured out my 60 ft issues I had this season. If so I'll feel better going into next season.

D.B 11-01-2022 09:16 AM

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Regan it was good meeting you and your truck is awesome. I hope you had fun and got to make a few extra passes than you probably thought. Not sure but I think you were in the finals; I know you ran the semifinals. I will get your award when I go to the banquet and send it to you. Thanks for the tip about the finish line, I know it helped me at least win one round. Will keep in touch and hopefully meet up at the track again.

regan wilson 11-01-2022 07:30 PM

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Originally Posted by D.B (Post 9139628)
Regan it was good meeting you and your truck is awesome. I hope you had fun and got to make a few extra passes than you probably thought. Not sure but I think you were in the finals; I know you ran the semifinals. I will get your award when I go to the banquet and send it to you. Thanks for the tip about the finish line, I know it helped me at least win one round. Will keep in touch and hopefully meet up at the track again.

Thanks for inviting me Darrell. I had a good time and your group you race with are awesome.

regan wilson 11-01-2022 07:32 PM

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DB The Big Dog Winner!

regan wilson 11-01-2022 07:36 PM

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That was a season ending race for anyone in the TMCCC series he was racing with that had won at least one race. All the previous race winners in their respective classes had a runoff to be a Big Dog. When I left I just told him not to be a Pup Good job Bud.

regan wilson 11-01-2022 07:37 PM

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regan wilson 11-01-2022 07:42 PM

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Random pics of my old truck DB sent me.

regan wilson 11-01-2022 07:48 PM

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I'll fill Ya'll in on how proud of myself I was for making it to the Finals later. I haven't bracket raced in 16 years. No I didn't win. Lol. DB is going to mail me Runner Up Plaque.

SCOTI 11-01-2022 10:17 PM

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Originally Posted by regan wilson (Post 9139817)
I'll fill Ya'll in on how proud of myself I was for making it to the Finals later. I haven't bracket raced in 16 years. No I didn't win. Lol. DB is going to mail me Runner Up Plaque.

Nice.

regan wilson 11-26-2022 11:00 AM

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DB sent me my plaque from the Halloween race. Thanks Bud


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