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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by squirrel, Nov 27, 2017.

  1. Hemi Joel
    Joined: May 4, 2007
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    OK, sure... How many Drag week podium finishes? It seems you didn't have any problems until you got the Hemi. No correlation I'm sure. ;)
     
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  2. You will figure it out, no doubts there. One thing at a time.
     
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  3. This is without a doubt one of the coolest builds on here.


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  4. Johnboy34
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    And with 2 months, might not be quite the rush as last year. Good luck, we'll be watch'en!

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  5. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
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    I took some stuff apart, and am slowly working on things. Took the engine out, trans out, pulled the heads, looking at the oil pump/dist drive gear, it's worn more than I like. The rest of it looks good inside, I don't think I'll bother taking things apart much more, although I'll probably pull a valve or two out and see how they look.

    Got my new Joe Hunt Vertex mag in the mail today. "new" in quotes. Interesting.
    mag02.jpg mag01.jpg
     
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  6. Whoa..... I KNOW you wont run that crap! I hope you get that mess resolved.....:(
     
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  7. Quoting Grandpa Pete. "Brand new second hand"
     
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  8. squirrel
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    They sure charged new money for it, too.
     
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  9. wrenchbender
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    Hey squirrel I am running a hunt mag in my new afx car it’s a big mopar wedge and I’ve had real good luck with it but then again it didn’t look like that when I got it either lol hope you get it sorted out and get this thing back together I can’t wait to see it run again


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  10. Looks like they tested it out to make sure it was OK.
     
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  11. squirrel
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    I expect it will work ok...just kind of strange to see that after looking at the bill for it.
     
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  12. BamaMav
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    Dang, who's engine blew up around that mag?
     
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  13. 427 sleeper
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    For what they charge for their expertise, those thing's should be Platinum plated! I hope it does the job for you.
     
  14. Brand Apart
    Joined: Jan 22, 2011
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    Surprising givin their reputation and as you said price but then again it's hard to get anything nice anymore no matter how much you spend.
     
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  15. I could imagine it probably working like "new" but that sure looks flaky, doesn't it. :confused: Appears to have been more than just bench tested. Did that come direct from the manufacturer? :(
     
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  16. squirrel
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    Looks like the base is a used unit....it's tach drive, which costs a bunch extra, and I suppose maybe there just aren't any new ones available?
     
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  17. The tach drive base is cool. If you don't have a cable Jones instruments still makes them. To be era correct get the one that's covered in black plastic. The cable is the key to them working right. I have used many of those. Does your mag have a advance in it?
     
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  18. squirrel
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    Yes, it has advance.
     
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  19. 56sedandelivery
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    New, or re-new by them? Seems like there should be "more" to it, unless they really don't care much for their reputation.
    But what do I know, I'm still stuck in the points era; except for my DD trucks. I am Butch/56sedandelivery.
     
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  20. brigrat
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    30 years ago I sent a perfectly good hunt mag to joe hunt to have the magnets checked out, came back with a hefty bill and the perfect cap was broke into a million pieces and put in a "baggie"................
     
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  21. wrenchbender
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    Mine does too I tried using a locked out one in my car but it wouldn’t run when I could get it to start but then again my engine is 14:1 compression and naturally aspirated and is currently having a stack injector installed like it should have lol. Keep up the good work squirrel hope to see you soon
     
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  22. Runnin shine
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  23. squirrel
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    Working on the motor, things are moving slowly.

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  24. 51504bat
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    As usual, Squirrel has a full plate.
     
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  25. bigmikes50chevy
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    any updates?....... you've been home for a couple days....... a couple days is all it takes you to completely rebuild a car............... joe public is patiently waiting.........:D

    BigMike
     
  26. squirrel
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    no updates...might not get it ready in time. I do have Plan II.
     
  27. bigmikes50chevy
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    Happy New Year Jim!

    How’s the car coming a long?

    BigMike


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  28. 40two
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    happy nu one, and please tell us about the Plan II.....
     
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  30. squirrel
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    Finally started playing with it again....taking the engine all the way apart, I have to do a little bit of grinding in there to get the new milder lifters to get oil.

    working again.jpg
     
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