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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. The funny car was sent to me by Tim Wilkerson - turns out he’s our dog sitters uncle. Now to get him to drive for me .....

    Here’s all the pics I have - just Friday
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  2. Brand Apart
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    Yeah we where there, didn't want to bother you when you where thrashing on the car. See you at Shelby
     
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  3. woodhawg
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    Good pics, thanks. How did you run?
     
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  4. Not really that well. I just couldn't get in a groove - was cutting .200 lights and my foot slipped off the gas coming off a big wheel stand - never got across the line or anything so that was good. Got beat 1st round by Ben Christopher when he smacked down a 5.60 on me.

    The car is running a 1.24 60 foot - same as the Pale Rider - but a 5.90 at 117 MPH will not win no matter what. It seem like the valve springs are going away - can't get it to rev past 7500. Tonight its getting torn down and putting on my 2019 set of Smithberg heads. Was going to use them next year but now we want to see if the springs are weak or something. If it starts winding out to 8500 like its supposed to, then the springs are a 1 season deal.
     
  5. 3ACE228D-F3C4-433F-8645-14D010F88C6F.jpeg Caleb will have his pics up tonight
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  6. woodhawg
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    Nice wheelies! Huge learning curve. Hope the heads fix things. Is that Ray Evernham in the last pic?
     
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  7. dirty old man
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    Valve springs giving up would be my guess, takes a lot to close up those big valves at 8500! Don't remember who puts it out but there is v alve spring tester that will check tension when used in conjuction with a vise and a torque wench at a fairly reasonable cost.
     
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    Yes he was the grand marshal

    I’ve got a tester and a new set of heads so call me lazy I’m swapping those suckers

    Here’s Caleb’s photos they aren’t on his site yet
     
  9. jim snow
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    Thanks for the photos. You sir are far from lazy. Snowman
     
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  10. woodhawg
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    Wow drag race photo overload. Thanks
     
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  11. dirty old man
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    ^^^^^^^^^^^^X2
     
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  12. farmer12
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    Thank you for the great pics!
     
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  13. Bonehead II
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    I see that you have a tilt front end, I like that. I have a 38 Plymouth that I would like to have one, Did you just weld the panels together ? Thanks.
     
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  14. Gonna post these from my phone. The Aiken race has a 1pm qualifying time so most likely the gates will open by 10am maybe earlier
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    And then there’s this crap - broke my foot running. No more fitness for me. Done with this
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  15. dirty old man
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    Damn, is that gonna heal up enough for you to drive at Aiken?
     
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  16. We just set the hood on the ground and drilled about 50 holes in all the places the panels met - then put small screws through all the holes. The mount is just a flat piece of steel bolted into the panels and then a bolt to a plate on the front. There's a picture of it about page 40 or something - way back there.

    I don't know. It hurts like hell now so it depends on how it feels in 2 weeks. Having a cast on it sure cuts down on the lifting !
     
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  17. Hang'emHigh
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    Running from the crew chief? :D
     
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  18. loudbang
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    Suck it up and drive on, don't mean nothing MARINE :rolleyes:
     
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  19. Sorry to hear about your foot!
    Did you do that when it slipped off the pedal?
    I bet your foot will be "Aiken"!
    Do I go on.....
     
  20. dirty old man
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    Not to be a smart ass, but Tony said he was out on a run when he broke his foot.
     
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  21. Bad Banana
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    You Dodge guys are a tough breed. I have all the respect in the world for both of you. In a world full of belly button engines, you guys have the stones to do it your way.

    Although I gotta say I looked up Dodge in the dictionary and it says "to avoid" ... so there's that...lol. ;)

    Sent from my SM-G950U using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
  22. You know in horse racing they have a claimer race where someone takes your horse home- I’m trying to not get claimed!! If I get fat no telling where I’ll end up.

    You’re killing me! Will you be here all week? Tip your waiters and waitresses!


    Rusty gets a mic drop
     
  23. savannahDan
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  24. Hang'emHigh
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    All humor aside. Is it me or is stuff healing slower?. This experience (age) thing has it's bumps. lol
    Get well soon Tony!
     
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  25. DDDenny
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    The soap factory:eek:
    Get well bud.
     
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  26. Higgy's Henry
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    You should know your running days are behind you my man!! Get well!!
     
  27. jim snow
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    Bummer man. Get well soon. Snowman
     
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