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Barn Job #18, HA/GR, '11 build thread

Discussion in 'HA/GR' started by Old6rodder, Jan 28, 2011.

  1. Old6rodder
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    HA/GR #18 '11 build thread
    Link to '10 build thread.
    Link to '09 build thread.
    Link to '07/'08 build thread.

    Name: "Barn Job #18"
    Status: Racing
    Team: "Geezerspeed"

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    Engine: '60 225" Chrysler "slant" six
    Carbs: three HIF6 SUs
    Gearbox: '62 Valiant 3 sp.
    Rear end: '62 Valiant 7.25", 4.10>1
    Wheelbase: 124"
    ET: 12.941
    MPH: 105.50

    Records:
    '07 first mid engine HA/GR.
    '07 first running HA/GR, left coast.
    '08 winner, 1st HA/GR (unofficial) "meet", left coast.
    '08 quickest HA/GR, left coast.
    '08 fastest HA/GR, left coast.
    '09 2nd place, ANRA I Open Wheel class.
    '09 1st place, ANRA II HA/GR sub meet.
    '09 2nd place, ANRA II Open Wheel class.
    '09 1st 12 sec HA/GR pass, left coast.
    '10 Most HA/GR parts breakage in one season, any coast. :rolleyes:
    '11 1st place, ANRA I, II, & III HA/GR sub meets.
     
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  2. Old6rodder
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    OK kiddies, time to pull the canvas off the car for this year. Eight meets listed, but two date duplications will mean only six are attendable. A ninth (seventh) one is available March 5th & 6th outside of Phoenix but I doubt I can make that one, we shall see. :(
    Once again it doesn't look like I'll be able to afford to make any of the Tulsa meets either. :mad:

    Only a couple things to do, mainly something about the busted pressure plate retainer clip on the new Spec clutch. Likely have to cobble up something of my own, the "factory" clips don't seem to be up to it. Possibly change out the tach for an old full sweep model I found on e-bay.

    May wind up with enough time to paint'er the color I wanted originally, we'll see about that too.

    One good thing, the Toad blew an oil pump drive gear and as long as I had the engine out I decided to finish up all the towing upgrades I had on the shelf for just such an occasion. I should be able to do my towing this year with El Toad (my '62 Valiant wagon) if it runs the way I figure.
     
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  3. Old6rodder
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    I've been finding less time than I could wish to work on the car, but some. Will be putting on an SFI bell (brand new item from Quicktime) and reworking the clutch linkage a bit more.

    Also, I've begun fiddling with a drop-on body to suit an imaginary HA/GMR (HAmb/Gas Modified Roadster) class. It may be finished later this year, I'll add some pictures whenever it's done.

    Other than that, just getting'er ready for the ANRA season opener in a couple weeks.
     
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  4. 64 DODGE 440
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    I'm thinking that there may be more than one HA/GMR out there.:D
     
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  5. Katuna
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    Mm hmm.
     

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  6. 64 DODGE 440
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    Ya need more parts!:p
     
  7. Katuna
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    I'm working on it. I brought all the bits home today.
     
  8. Old6rodder
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    After much work the last couple days, the car's back together and ready to light'em up (story & pictures next week). Off to Bakersfield in the morning.
    I've charged the camera's batteries, so will have no excuse to fail to bring home pictures. :cool:
     
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  9. bobw
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    Boy, I wish the Bangshift website would video stream the ANRA race like they do the March Meet.

    Best of luck to you Dick. Looking forward to the pics. Run strong and bring it home in one piece.
     
  10. Old6rodder
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    OK gentlemen,

    I've finally added the firewall, radiator, clutch, and bellhousing updates to the picture album. I'll get some pictures from the ANRA opener here this week as well.
     
  11. storm king
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    Old6rodder, I really like your creativity.
    I'm doing a car for my granddaughter to start racing with, and mid mid engined /6 is where I think I'll start her (like the car in my avatar).
    I'm really stuggling with how long the dang thing has to be do to using any kind of transmission, and the fact that the original Speed Sport car used a quick change, putting the gear mass behind the rear axle, allowing for a shorter wheelbase.
    But, such is life. I'm working on way to "hide" the extra length by extensive body mods adding an inch here, and inch there. It's a lot of work.
    Anyway, just wanted to say how much i enjoy watching the progression of your hot rod!
     
  12. Old6rodder
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    Thank you.

    Speed Sport style cars are great looking, I'm doing something in that vein as a drop-on for ours, but with an earlier style body.

    Yes, the LOA's a problem on an inliner with a normal gearbox. We started out with a 138" wheelbase 'til we could get the gearbox shorter. Still only made it down to 124".

    I guess I could lop another 4"-6" off the front by shortening the quarter eliptics, but I like'er the way she is. :D

    If you're going with a slush pump (for brackets), I don't see why a 904 couldn't be shortened the same way we did the manual.
     
  13. storm king
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    Funny you should mention that, I am in fact designing a short t/s for the 904, and hope to market a few of them too!
     
  14. CrkInsp
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    When you get to the point you show some pictures, please do so. Any info and cost would be nice.
     
  15. storm king
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    That earlier body style: years ago Lindberg made a mid engined T drag car model kit, I always liked it, and saw a re-release recently in Hobby Lobby. I think the kit was called Black Widow, but could be mistaken. The "Big T" lit may have had a "Black Widow" version as well.
    Crkinsp, who's stuff do you want to see pix of?
     
  16. Old6rodder
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  19. Old6rodder
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    Bako and Butch's second ANRA up next (this weekend). We'll try to get more of the videos this time. :cool:
     
  20. Old6rodder
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    Here's another one from Eagle Field (I finally figured out how to post links to Flick'r).
    Kay's also learning how to use her new phone camera.

    Gary & I.
     
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  21. Old6rodder
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    Nothing new but plans for '12, many plans for '12. :D
     
  22. Toymaker
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    With Joe's performances I start thinking about our car but I my focus is on the Twin right now:D
     

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