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Projects Dodge This - 1939 Dodge Southeast Gasser Build

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Dog_Patch, Aug 12, 2014.

  1. Great weekend in Pigeon Forge - we looked everywhere and there are no pigeons in the forge. It was an awesome event - hate that some racers couldn't make it. Higgy was pinging with TXTs and wanted to know what was happening. He won an award and Quain accepted it for him - that had a video of a killer Henry J doing wheelies and it was oooo'd and aahhhhh'd - missed you man!

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    It was just a fun review of 2017 and a look ahead at 2018. We have been in racer starvation mode so it was good to see everyone and catch up. Hard to believe there wasn't any shenanigans at the hotel with this group.

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  2. allwilly
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  3. savannahDan
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    Dang Tony, you're such a swanky dresser!

    I see those Holley and Mallory logos on the SEGA banners...did they come on as series sponsors?
     
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  4. jim snow
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    Good stuff. You look like the third Blues Brother. LOL!
     
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  5. Gabriel and Donovan spent hours and hours smoothing and painting these valve covers for a trophy to give Quain. We wanted something big enough for all the racers to sign so a SBC valve cover was off the list. They had them all set to go about 10pm Friday night and then ......

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    Garbiel decided a little oven time wouldn't hurt
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    That was a disaster - everything popped and cracked ! He had them fixed by 4am so no harm no foul
     
  6. Working on it! RacePak sponsored the banquet so that was a huge deal!

    As always you need to watch those Sockfuckers .....
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  7. catdad49
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    Thanks for sharing, looks like a great time. Was that a can of smoke?! Hope the Missus is on the mend. Good Luck in 2018, Carp.
     
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  8. Higgy's Henry
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    Wish I could have made it!! Working weekends pays for parts. I'll see all you guys soon enough!!(75 days, but who's counting!)
     
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  9. Yeah - same smoke they use at concerts - I was implying that my days for spraying the pits for bugs are over. Of course there were folks holding babies on the front row :confused: had to issue a "trust me its not Raid" statement. Just having a good laugh. It was a great event and no stress of fixing your car or cooling down between rounds.

    Yeah we all sat in silence while you video played and Quain held your trophy - I suppose he still has it.

    No comments on the 417 Donovan block in the first pic ;)
     
  10. dirty old man
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    Looked at the block, but didn't know for sure what it was. What's the story on that?
     
  11. Well its a 1972 Donovan wet block. It came up for sale and I jumped on it, but then later - called Donovan and Darton Sleeves about the water sealing. Pretty much the consensus is that this will not seal water. Thought about just running water in the heads, but at this point, I'm going to post it for sale in to someone running alky or nitro.

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  12. sonic03bluegt
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    Glad to see you keep photo evidence of all your fuckery! Took me about a week to notice the sticker on my fog light! I'm fairly certain you've stuck a sticker on everything i own at this point
     
  13. dirty old man
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    ^^^^^^^ The Sticker Stalker strikes again:eek::D:cool:
     
  14. DDDenny
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    Way to go Toe Nee, congrats.
    What no Dolly sightings!
     
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  15. Keep looking :D

    Finally got the block back from Johnny last week. It was forecast to rain for days so it seemed like a good way to spend a weekend. Kim's finally over the hump - 2 surgeries and 9 weeks in an arm sling. Don't want to do that ever again.

    So I go to Johnny's and damn if @Cabbage isn't up there fondling the block.
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    After washing and wiping cylinders for several hours, I wanted to change this intermediate shaft bushing for 2 seasons and finally did it. Nifty tool - the bushing actually gets smaller after pounding it in and this tool reams it on the way out.
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    Next onto the file fit rings
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  16. enloe
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    You might want to make sure Cabbage wasn't honing one of those cylinders. That is what it looks like he was doing in the picture. :)
     
  17. dirty old man
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    From the facial expression it sorta looks like he's about to pop his rocks:confused::eek::rolleyes:
     
  18. jim snow
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    Glad to hear that the crew chief is doing better. My crew chief is also recovering from shoulder surgery. Snowman
     
  19. Higgy's Henry
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    Is that a Costa Rican in the pic?! I have a friend on the hunt for some Reloba's as we speak!!
     
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  20. Hombre
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    You mean like this?

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  21. Higgy's Henry
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    I was thinking more like this....but hey, smoke'um if ya got'um!!
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  22. Looked like Gollum when I opened the door
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    Its bad when they can't pick up anything - really find out how much we get away with when they are doing everything.

    That's a sissy Drew Estate flavored one.

    Damn where'd you get that? Higgy ruined me for life on cigars - even trying clove flavored crap now. I like my pipe but it won't stay lit.

    Had to rob these parts for under the main cap to get the blower motor to the finals. The sleeve centers the main cap. The red thing is the oil bypass plug,

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    If you run a gear drive, these need to be plugged. They are covered by the cam retainer plate on a stock setup. I drilled a 1/16" hole in these last season and it made an oily mess. One time I was working with the timing cover off and the oil shot out and hit the wall. Not drilling these anymore. Only one installed here.

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    Drum roll - the new Arais designed piston and Molnar 7.1" rod
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    The guy at Arias said the smoke problem was piston rocking. This has more skirt and a bigger ring pack.
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    God almighty ! What a tank! But wait - the new piston and rod combo is 57 grams lighter than the last setup. We had to lighten the crank counter weights.

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    Using this on the rings now
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    Bolt gauge was showing that 80lbs was the right torque on these Monlar rods. Hard to take a pic like this - 85lbs was at the high end of the stretch. Think that pic is 85lbs.
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    Timing the cam
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  23. Don't got em! Hey remember when you asked how much to balance a crank and I said depends on the amount of mallory?

    This was like $500 worth of mallory - all the counter weight are full of it
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    Love this lube -
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    Then the @dusterdave173 thrust bearing trick - this works! I've torn down enough of these engines now where some were modified here and some were not - it works! Just file off the edge of the bearing to allow the oil to come back to the thrust face.

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    Full schedule! 2018 !
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  24. Higgy's Henry
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    LOL, you were right!! It cost me $550 Canadian(that's like $100 to you guys!!) but only needed 2 pieces of Mallory. Glad I'm running in D/G, I am on a tight budget!
     
  25. savannahDan
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    those are some pretty parts Tony, looks like you might be making some noise soon
     
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  26. DDDenny
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    Cripes Tony
    How's a guy gonna get anything done if he has to pick up his own skanky unders.:eek:
     
  27. Damn Tony, you're SERIOUS about this stuff! I need a faster camera lens just to keep up with you going down the track. Lookin' Good...Going to WiN in '18.
     
  28. I looked and Johnny charged $200 to remove weight to balance - which is still $1000 Canuk

    I'll let you know when and you can ride over for the fun.

    The sock drawer went empty - never saw that before - I kept saying "socks get in the drawer" nothing happened.

    Need a driver - asking for a friend .


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  29. Mike Colemire
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    I'm looking forward to 5/5/18, can't wait to see how she sounds. Take good care of that crew chief.
     

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