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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by venturesomerite, May 2, 2017.

  1. 61SuperMonza
    Joined: Nov 16, 2020
    Posts: 490


    With 500HP in that truck you'd need to buy stock in tires as well. SMOKE SHOW
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  2. Flat Six Fix
    Joined: Feb 6, 2010
    Posts: 1,236

    Flat Six Fix

    Hey Monz and its super light at like 3000 even for a truck. Stock curb weight with big heavy flattie and truck trans like 3080 and its lighter now..
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  3. rusty rocket
    Joined: Oct 30, 2011
    Posts: 4,138

    rusty rocket

    My 19 yr old son Brooks and I are trying to build his Rambler as a sleeper. It came with a full set of dog dish hubcaps in the trunk so we are going to widen the rear rims and run the caps. At this point we have a small block Chevy, turbo 350 and a Ford 8” mocked up in it. 2BD58276-FD34-452A-B142-3B9DEE42BDDE.jpeg 2CF8B494-44E1-4078-8AB8-5B479F49CEAD.jpeg
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  4. Flat Six Fix
    Joined: Feb 6, 2010
    Posts: 1,236

    Flat Six Fix

    Luv it, great project Bro.
  5. 61SuperMonza
    Joined: Nov 16, 2020
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  6. bruco1
    Joined: Apr 2, 2019
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  7. 61SuperMonza
    Joined: Nov 16, 2020
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    That's a sleeper if your a glutton for punishment. That is one bad mother.
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  8. bschwoeble
    Joined: Oct 20, 2008
    Posts: 612


    I wonder how many people on here know anything about 461 X heads.
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  9. Jrs50
    Joined: Jun 4, 2019
    Posts: 169


    There are some nice cars on this thread, I wouldn't mind owning any one of them.
    However, I think there are very few actual sleepers on this thread.
  10. reverend-heat
    Joined: Dec 11, 2018
    Posts: 11

    from Germany

    Can imagine granny with her curlers in this aqua blue car, but as most of you know there was the max wedge option for 1964 b-bodies. This car was delivered with the 361 BB and later converted to 69 440HP with Max wedge cam, heads, cross ram and carbs. Havent got the budget for the repop HP manifolds, but used 1969 HPs instead. IMG_2423.JPG
  11. Baron
    Joined: Aug 13, 2004
    Posts: 3,541


    Probably as close as I get to building a "sleeper". 158653947_1120824648342767_2828803194072045106_o.jpg Deuce Rdstr motor 3 12 21 3.jpg
  12. lippy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2006
    Posts: 5,428

    from Ks

    I don't call them sleepers, I wear Jammies. :D
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  13. mgtstumpy
    Joined: Jul 20, 2006
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    Not mine, I saw it enroute to 2016 Deuce Day. Not the real deal but a very nice car nonetheless
  14. John Stimac
    Joined: Jan 15, 2008
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    John Stimac

    560 HP, 150 nitrous, Hughes trans, Mark Williams locker, built 24 years ago, best eighth mile 6.7 at 103 MPH 50266356_310174566298686_6919672851816281335_n (2).jpg
  15. HealeyRick
    Joined: May 5, 2009
    Posts: 562

    from Mass.

    Small block Ford, 345 crank horsepower with a T5Z transmission Car and Driver famously swapped a Pontiac Sprint Six into an E-Type, eventually putting triple Webers on it. My Dad bought a new LeMans in 67 with the Sprint option. Went great, although he opted for the PowerGlide. 70 mph before it changed gears.

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  16. Elcohaulic
    Joined: Dec 27, 2017
    Posts: 1,775


    Didn't Chevy make one of these manifolds for the 302?

    Wow is that Dodge nice!! But guys, get those damn plastic fuel filters off there. I wonder how many cars were destroyed from them catching fire..

  17. Russco
    Joined: Nov 27, 2005
    Posts: 4,167

    from Central IL

    Not as good as some of these but it surprises a few people still. It’s ran a 12.75 @114 on the shitty Coker Bias plies. I asked at the Meltdown Drags if they’d let me make a pass with the bikes on back but they wouldn’t. I drove it 400 miles to the HAMB Drags with the bikes on back unloaded everything, ran it then we went on vacation for the next week. 56F45013-BA2A-4F6D-AA8B-66D77A46D807.jpeg C4DE23AB-C8AC-429C-AF35-CBEDB0FE2381.jpeg
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  18. 61SuperMonza
    Joined: Nov 16, 2020
    Posts: 490


    Chevy did have a cross ram manifold for the 302. It wasn't factory installed. You would receive your Z/28 with the single 4 barrel and the dual quad cross ram set up was in the trunk for you to install.
    Cool stuff
  19. klilek
    Joined: Sep 19, 2018
    Posts: 11


    Some great cars in here!
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  20. RustyDogg
    Joined: Oct 8, 2014
    Posts: 141


    Made my day man!
  21. My 33 pickup was quite the sleeper in the early 90s when my grandpa first built it. It ran in the street heavy class at the local 1/8th mile. Class was mainly big block muscle cars, he was the only 30s rod in the class and usually every week he would get it down into the quarter to semi finals, but the buggy rear spring setup and radial tires were just not conducive to consistent passes when running bracket. It ran in the 7's in the 1/8th and then high 12's at 110 in the 1/4 and not once ever really hooking up. The few VHS taps of passes you can hear it squealing most of the time, but every couple of weeks somebody would get out of their 396,426, insert big block car and come over wondering what the hell was under the hood this little old pickup that beat them.

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