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cross country in a small deisel rig.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by edweird, Aug 10, 2011.

  1. edweird
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    if any of yall hambers see this deisel powered truck in bonneville, stop him and say hello. he's driving it with his young son from mt. pleasant sc to the salt flats. i just got off the phone with him and he's in new mexico. no problems so far and he's getting 40 + mile per gallon .his name is jeff[ safari tow on here] i'm proud of my friend, OT engine or not!.............and no A.C.
     

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  2. edweird
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    oh yea, i lettered and striped it.
     
  3. daddio211
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    That's hot rodding right there, diesel power or not!
     
  4. DRUGASM
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    That's very cool.
     

  5. Hdonlybob
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    Darn nice rig... I like it!
    Good for him, and his son..
    Cheers........
     
  6. DamnYankeesKustoms
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    is that the one with the 4bt???
     
  7. That's what it says on the cowl......
     
  8. DamnYankeesKustoms
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    well now I feel like an idiot...
     
  9. edweird
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    yep thats it. cookie truck engine.
     
  10. Atwater Mike
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    Don't. My 427 Galaxie has a 406 in it right now...
     
  11. edweird
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    i know this thread will probaly get deleted, but damn ! ya got to admire a guy that will do this.
     

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  12. LOWBLAZERO1
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    the crazy looking diesel and over z'd rear frame is about all i would change.
     
  13. I sure would like 40 mpg. Gotta love the diesels.
     
  14. GassersGarage
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    I would just change those rear tires, but other than that, it's pretty cool.
     
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  16. edweird
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    he told me that when he gets back, he will change the rear rims and tires and do some stuff to the engine to make it haul ass.
     
  17. toucan
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    you didnt tell me jeff was going to the promised land!!!!!!!
     
  18. edweird
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    i thunk you new.
     
  19. motiveauto
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    My father and I made the trip from Long Island to the Salt Flats about 4 years ago in his 52 business coupe that we built and painted in the garage. It was one of the best things I have ever done.
     
  20. povertyflats
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    I wouldn't kick that out of bed........hope they have fun
     
  21. Buddy Palumbo
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    VERY cool truck - I dig the 4BT 'plant too . Sounds like a fun trip .
     
  22. SafariTow
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    Hey everyone, thanks for the kind words, my son and I made it to Bonneville today WOW this is awsome, Everyone is so nice and the cars, wow.. This.has to be the best father son deal anyone anyone could do.
     
  23. 73RR
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    Keep on Keepin on! That is a nice ride, maybe even better with the 4BT.

    .
     
  24. edweird
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    you go jeffro, i'm proud of ya son!!!!!!!!!!!!!! oh yea, don't forget my bean bandits t- shirt.
     
  25. That ain't off topic. That's just thinkin' outside of the box! :D
     
  26. edweird
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    i wish it could have been father and son and friend.LOL
     
  27. toucan
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    5 years of lowcountry people on the salt! priceless!
     
  28. edweird
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    hey jr. don't give your dad a hard time.
     
  29. nailhead terry
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    Hey your my hero ! man what does that engine weigh. My son keeps destroying ford 6 cylinders in his 62 falcon a 4tb would probaly be tuff for him to kill. I have 2 6tb's 1 12 valve and a 24 valve the 12 is going into a 49 metro delivery. Did the 4tb come turboed and if not what size can I use. We have a full service fab shop so a mustang II with tube a arms and stiffer springs would not be a problem and what gear set and trany. We were gonna use a ls motor but a diesel sure sounds fun !
     
  30. edweird
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    jeff just sent me these pics from the nugget.before and after the salt.
     

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