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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Kerry, May 22, 2010.

  1. Life has been crazy and the last thing in the list of priorities has been the digger. Even so, I've still been dinking with it. Everytime I tried to fire her it would hit but wouldn't run right. The first time I'm convinced I did have the cam timing off but I've re-degreed it enough to be an expert now. It was still doing the same thing.

    I gave Chicken a call and he agreed to come over and see if he could see what I was doing wrong. Didn't take him long. I was using a battery charger to power the pertronix in the temp startup distributor. Evidently it does not provide true DC power but pulses. We hooked it up to a battery and it fired right up, and I do mean right up! :) THANK YOU CHICKEN!!!

    I switched over to the Vertex this afternoon and have that running nice. You can see in the following video that I need to clean up wiring but right now I'm just glad she's running.

    The temp hoses are now gone and I'm starting the switch over to the blower and injection.

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  2. Tman
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    Yee fucking haww!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  3. Roothawg
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  5. Ebbsspeed
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    woohoo!!!
     
    Last edited: May 22, 2010
  6. ryno
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    so will we see it at mo-kan come aug 21st?
     
  7. KING CHASSIS
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    Yes. That is what I crave. Another fed brought to life. YYYEEEAAAHHHH HHHHAAAAA!!!!!!!
     
  8. springer
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    that is so f#$%@%g cool.
     
  9. wrenchbender
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    Kerry that dragster is so badass I hope to see it run at mokan in aug my altered wheelbase dart will be there
     
  10. Right On! Very cool!
     
  11. Good to hear that !!! >>>>.
     
  12. claymore
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    I call citizens arrest for using municipal signage for firewall. :D

    May I suggest some nice spray paint to make it harder to spot the "evidence".
     
  13. badnews 31
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    nice very nice!!!! :D:D:D:D
     
  14. Jeff Norwell
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    KILLER Kerry!!!!!
     
  15. elricho
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  16. Very cool Kerry. Keep at it buddy.
     
  17. chevy57dude
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    The wife can't understand why I get so exited over vids like that! I know it's temporary, but is the carb on backwards?
     
  18. d.reese
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    Slogan from back in the day:

    RIGHT ARM!
     
  19. flamedabone
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    You are the man.

    Are you gonna tow it to Mo-Kan behind your coupe?????

    -Abone.
     
  20. RAY With
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    Looks like a little more detail work and your ready to burn some rubber. It sounds real nice!
     
  21. whid
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    thats cool.......dave
     
  22. rd martin
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    really kool kerry, wont be long now!
     
  23. G V Gordon
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    Sounds nasty, in a good way. Doin a great job on this one Kerry.
     
    Last edited: May 23, 2010
  24. Thanks guys!

    Hech yeah it'll be at the HAMB drags!!! I'm gonna be pulling it with the 59 Plymouth. I thought about putting a hitch on the coupe but it's always such a pain to get all the stuff, including slicks, in the coupe, let alone the extra goodies for the digger.

    I recently picked up an old oak strap on roof rack. The couupes slicks will get to ride up there.

    Yeah, the carb is on backwords. Made it easier to run the fuel line to the wagon which fed it with it's electric fuel pump.

    FWIW, I got the sign at a local salvage place for cutoff price, it's legal. I think it came from a military base.

    I'm sure you've all seen this but here it is again.

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  25. Oh yeah, Abone, the coupe WILL be there too!
     
  26. d.reese
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    Hey the one in my avatar was pulled with a 58 ford 4 door and a toe bar to the drags. We lost it one Saturday on the way there, it came off (dad forgot to pin it?) and it crossed 4 lanes of traffic only to pull into a church lot and stop perfectly in a parking spot. At whick time my mom reminded the old man, see there its Gods way of telling us we need to go to church!
     

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  27. AHotRod
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    So cool Kerry, can't wait to see more pictures and videos of it soon. Take care and have fun brother !
     
  28. I SMELL SMOKE
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    man that is so freaking cool!!!
     
  29. onlychevrolets
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    OH yeah..... wish you where my neighbor
     
  30. cvstl
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    Very cool, congrats on the milestone. Looking forward to seeing it in Aug.
     

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