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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. Had to :D

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    So maybe I shouldn't have been a party to this - he asked if I would go look at a truck with him. Said it was a stick and he can't drive a stick so can we bring the trailer. We got home at 11pm and he tried for 15 minutes to get up my driveway - the neighbors lights all started coming on so I drove it.

    I will admit its hard to find 1st gear. He's got his work cut out learning to drive on this thing. Its a Saginaw - the guy said - the reverse is where 1st should be. The stick is real noodly - hope we can tighten it up. Pretty solid and fixed up truck otherwise.

    Wait till his parents find out LOL

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  2. Higgy's Henry
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    I'm sure his parents will be happy he is moving away from the influences of the neighbor!! Just make sure you give him his going away present.....a sock!!!
     
  3. Hang'emHigh
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    Awesome truck! Even with a "Bag'n'all" trans. That's what you need to clean up the pieces when it vomits on the ground.
     
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  4. catdad49
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    Love the truck, but I believe somebody(s) is in trouble! Make that a pair o' socks. Just noticed the side exhaust, that must sound Good.
     
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  5. DDDenny
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    If that's what it's going to take to get the SEG to make a West Coast appearance I guess I better get accustomed to the taste of ass!:eek:
     
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  6. They'll be thrilled when they find out he's become a Sock person :rolleyes:

    You have no idea how loud that is at 11pm.

    Pucker up!!
     
  7. enloe
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    I know that it is super hard to believe but you have been a positive role model to this young man.

    Man that has got to feel strange.
    Usually you are the "Bad Example" :)
     
  8. Man I hope you are right - we went to the local school parking lot and did all the gears and reverse and start stop - killed the engine - started etc. So we go onto some hills and I yell "Red light!!" stop on a hill ... he's thinking ... "Green light!!" He dumps the clutch and burns the tires. We do this several times. I'm like "you got this" take me home. He comes to a stop sign on an uphill and puts it in reverse. Guns it and dumps the clutch :eek: laaaaaawwwwwssss (Jerry Clower) take me home. We both decided to take a training break for the day. o_O
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  9. DDDenny
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    Tony
    My older brother taught me to drive in his 64 Chevy p.u. 292 with compound low 4 speed.
    Takes me with him to a hill outside of town, stops, neutral, e-brake etc and says trade places with me, I didn't know whether to shit or go blind.
    Like being thrown into the pool and told to SWIM.
     
  10. Hang'emHigh
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    Welcome to the fold young man, welcome to the fold... :cool:
     
  11. catdad49
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    Never learned to drive a stick because of my Dad's WW II leg injury. After college, got drafted and one of the many things I got from the experience was plenty of seat time in a Deuce and a Half (no, not a Ford). I still saw no need to buy a stick car, so my next experience was with my buddies '67 Vette roadster (I amazed him with my shifting ability one night). A few more followed, but the first learning experiences were a little unnerving for all concerned. Now go have a celebratory Ceegar!!
     
  12. DDDenny
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    They sell Holleys on the West Coast too!!!
    Just say'n.
     
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  13. saltflats
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    You don't get the weight break with the Holleys.
     
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  14. DDDenny
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    I'm just a seat filler:rolleyes:
     
  15. dirty old man
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    Thx Tony, for posting this here for us.
    Saw the black smoke you and I talked about when you bogged so badly, bu you now have it right, thanks to the track people allowing you to do a few tuning runs afterwards. I think next race will be better and as you progress up the learning curve of tuning those injectore according to what you read from the "weather station" instruments you've acquired, it will get even better.
    Because as one of the announcers narrating that video said of your run "At least no more white smoke"! And now that you are't putting all your efforts into trying to keep oil outta the combustion process it'll be easier to get a good sharp tune.:):cool:
     
  16. Yeah one more leaned thing on injection - last year it would do that same - wheelie, bog, take off . BUT only at SOME tracks! I was changing oily plugs so much I thought it was a misfire or an electrical issue. I even sent the injection to Gene Adams and he said nothing was wrong. Then added better ground wires, shortened the power cables to the MSD, tried 3 different distributors, changed the power switch to the MSD. One race, no bog, the next race it was back! So that was the weather causing that. It was either too rich or too lean for the air that day.

    Learned - after all this - if the barrel valve is set wrong it affects the launch - but not down track. If I had a track closer I could use the wideband on it to log the A/F ratio and tune the valve. I'll just need to use the wideband on Friday test and tune at the races and check the weather on Saturday.
     
  17. Hang'emHigh
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    Love my wideband!
     
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  20. I'd love do something like that. My pills are in the distribution block on the Enderle. That is like Rusty has on the Banana which is a Hilborn I think.
     
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  21. Bad Banana
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    Mines an old Isky valve. Antique shit.

    Sent from my SM-G950U using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
  22. southcross2631
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    Would an analog EGT be legal ?
     
  23. I don't know - maybe keep the lines under the pipe so you can't see it.

    Throwing this here so @dirty old man can see it - this weekend at AMS we'll have 12 SEG cars - no racing though :(
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  24. I've got a couple egt sensors and readouts if you want to try them
     
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  25. dirty old man
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    Not going to be able to make it to AMS, got some major yard work going on this weekend and I need to be here.
     
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  26. Thanks Josh let me see how the wide band and RPM recorder does. Jimmy Barton swears by EGT.
     
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  27. southcross2631
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    As long as it is an analog gauge I don't see what would be wrong with it. I could see Quain having an issue with a digital EGT. There are some classic looking one's available that would be very helpful in tuning your ride.
    I relied on an EGT and a leak down tester to set my mechanical injection units. Never had a wide band.
     
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  28. blownhemi48
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    Why don't you just ask Quain? You'll probably have an answer by morning.
     
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