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Hot Rods Belly Tank Build Underway, Bonneville 2011 ?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Candy-Man, Feb 6, 2011.

  1. Candy-Man
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    Power will be supplied by a Jimmy 302, .120 over, roller valve train, 4 bolt mains, steel straight cut timing gears, mated to a SB Chev scatter shield by an adapter plate/mid-plate. Muncie 4 speed will have only 3rd and 4th gear, therefore; a push truck will be in order. Wonder if Kevin Silva will have his '40 Ford P/U completed, Ummmmmm......

    The cage is half completed, hopefully I will have the upper portion completed by tomorrow night......
     

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  2. Candy-Man
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    Few more Pic's... Tank is sitting on the floor, beside the frame table.... The top portion of the tank has been cut of the suspension/axle components, no cut for the cage as of yet...
     

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  3. JeffreyJames
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    What kind of tank are you using? Sounds like an awesome build!
     
  4. Candy-Man
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    It is a fiberglass (Ya I know, it will float) tank pulled off of an original P-38 with a 20" extension added to the middle of the tank for the added length of the Jimmy inline 6.
     

  5. Jeff Norwell
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    I was just at the Candy Factory yesterday and the build is KILLER!!!!....This man is on a mission..... Keep us updated Neil!!
     
  6. JeffreyJames
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    Awesome!!! P-38's have the right shape for the look but really when it comes down to it, you're going racing so the look isn't as important. Can't wait to see how it turns out. Tank plus Jimmy equals awesome!
     
  7. Bullington
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    I bet it will look great at 170mph :D
     
  8. JeffreyJames
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    Exactly! And really if you've ever been to Bonneville, you are so far away from these cars when the action is going down (except for the starting line) that a p38 looks like a Hayabusa.
     
  9. Elmo Rodge
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    Cool. I look forward to seeing it out there. Wayno
     
  10. Jeff Norwell
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    What he is not showing..it the Jimmy 6 engine porn.... c'mon buddy....
     
  11. Jeff Norwell
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  12. Hey Norwell, wha do you know about building cars anyhow?! The build looks freaking rad, can't wait to see more of it. Check out my Bonneville post from this year, it has some pics of a tank (though I don't know the owner) and the Old Crow tank too. AND there is a picture of the Nailhead team from up there in the great white north.

    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=555173

    Oh and +1 on the more Jimmy porn
     
  13. Jeff Norwell
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    Mrak.... the roadster with the nailhead is Gary Weldon...a SUPER guy that Candyman and I are friends with... he is Mr. Nailhead.
    Candyman's Bellytanker is on full throttle.... nothing that guy can't do..
    I can't believe i missed your thread.... wow!!!! what wonderful shots.
    We shall be on the salt this summer and Neil is very excited about his car!!
     
  14. Nice! I hope to see it out there in Aug. ;)
     
  15. What compression? What carb/carbs are you using? Intake?
    Final drive ratio and tire size, now we can compute what HP it will take to
    push the 199+ out of this creation.
     
  16. Tman
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    Better go 185(fuel) or 202(gas) if he wants a record!:D

    Looking great Candy, aint this shit fun?:cool:
     
  17. Tman
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    Forgot to ask, what wheelbase is your tank?
     
  18. I like the build Neil . Keep the pictures coming!!


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  19. Candy-Man
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    Thanks to all, any advice, I certainly do not mind at all !!

    Wheelbase is 132".

    29" tall M/T Bonneville rear tires with 28" tall M/T drag tires on the front...

    2.28 final drive.

    Intake will be a 5 deuce Howard Intake, however I will be using "three" Holley 5200's, two barrel carbs... I will also take out a four barrel Awfulhauser (Offenhauser) Intake with a 650 double pumper, double feed carb just in case I have problem with the three-two set up.... I'll have to do some port matching on the Offenhauser Intake....

    Compression ratio, currently 14.1 , however; it continued to blow the head gasket, with 'O' rings, when the motor ran in a vintage dirt circle track car. I will drop the compression a bit with some machine work on the slugs and who knows right now what the HP will be with the new roller valve train (.645 lift)....... I'll be switching to a copper head gasket as well....

    Few more pic's of todays progess....

    P.S.: "beanheadjr" good hearing from you buddy ! Hope all is well !!
     

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  20. Tman
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    Cool, thanks for the update.
     
  21. Candy-Man,

    Looks like an awesome build- can't wait to see more! By the way, what length are the rockers on a 302, center to center?
     
  22. Candy-Man
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    On the stock or the roller rockers ?
     
  23. Bobby Green
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    A tank with a Jimmy?!?! Mmmmmm Tasty....
    Can't wait to see it.
     
  24. Candy-Man
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    Lost allot of room with the Jimmy, oh well, glade I'm not too tall...

    What is the weight of the Old Crow ?
     
  25. Candy-Man
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    Couple more progress pic's. Finish welding, cage gussetts and head rest (which runs entire length of tank to the rear of the cage) has to be added...
     

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  26. Tman
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    Getting there!
     
  27. Candy-Man
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    Some More Progress...
     

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  28. Tman
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    Looking good Candy! But, you didnt match the seams on the rec. tubing ;) Always bugs me until I paint over it!

    Cage looks stout, is that a front mount and then the rear plate? Deciding on ours here.
     
  29. Joe T Creep
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    Looks great. Cant wait to see it on the salt.
     
  30. Candy-Man
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    I used the stock front motor mount, then built an adapter palte which doubles as the mid-plate, to attach a SB scatter shield to the Muncie 4 speed.... Have a look at the first picture I posted, you will see the mid-plate....
     
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