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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by rottenleonard, Oct 22, 2016.

  1. rottenleonard
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    Stopped and snooped at the machine shop to see the work being done to get the 311 to breathe. 1.94" intakes and 1.60" exhaust. Along with opening up the bowls. 20180416_101948.jpg 20180416_101952.jpg
     
  2. Sandhopper
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    I really like this chassis , I have been working on getting parts together to build somethink to put my Turbo VW engine in and this looks like it will work
     
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  3. CrkInsp
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    Have you guys dropped off the earth? Haven’t heard from you for a while.
     
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  4. rottenleonard
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    We are still suckin air, been chasing a lot of other interests this last year so the digger has been just barely on simmer.

    The new engine is back in, got a little scared of the Harley carbs with the high compression motor, didn't want it to go lean so we opted for a holley. Had to modify a Offy intake to get what we wanted.
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    Also the engine builder really wanted to see headers with collectors, so we cut up a set of headmans,
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  5. saltflats
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    Man, I would like to hear that running. :)
     
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  6. rottenleonard
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    Haha, me too!
     
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  7. CrkInsp
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    Yes, two left side headers are the basis for a nice setup for the I6 Chevy.
     
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  8. CrkInsp
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    What carb are you using?
     
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  9. rottenleonard
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    Nothing real special, just a vacuum secondary 1850 style Holley, i think it was 600 cfm.
     
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  10. CrkInsp
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    We have a some what modified 450. Here’s a picture. IMG_1462.JPG
    It’s still being “massaged”. Hope to get a little more out of.


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  11. rottenleonard
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    So here is the update, right after the last post we went to pull the cord on the new 6 and was promptly met with water in the number 6 cylinder......:mad:

    So, emergancy tare down to dry it out and then promptly stuffed it back in the trailer to get it out of sight for awhile.

    Finally we got to investigating and it seems the hardened valve seats were installed too deep and they hit water:rolleyes:

    We located another head and yesterday i got it prepped to go to the machine shop.
    This included drilling out the built in pushrod guides, milling out the head bolt bossed from the intake runners and installing the lump ports after tig'n up the old screw holed.

    Few pictures i took
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  12. CrkInsp
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    Have we made any noise yet?
    How about an update pls.
     
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  13. rottenleonard
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    Not a whole lot to report I did get the head back for a few hours this week to pin and Port match the intake and clean up the bowls before he finished up the seats 20190326_105326.jpg 20190326_105314.jpg 20190326_105333.jpg 20190326_090411.jpg 20190326_101928.jpg 20190326_100850.jpg
     
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  14. rottenleonard
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    Well let's try this again
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  15. rottenleonard
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    It's alive, sounds awesome! Throttle response is amazing, we are going to do a full driveline enclosure and we need to add back in another leaf or two into the front spring but it's looking pretty good. 20190426_132837.jpg 20190426_143200.jpg 20190426_134535.jpg 20190426_154430.jpg
     
  16. CrkInsp
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    I have been following your build for a while.
    I would like to get a copy of your current rules,please.
    Thank you
    Jr Clark (CrkInsp)
    beclrk3@gmail.com
    918-231-1427

    PS SDRA member
     
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  17. Jimbo17
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    The workmanship and engineering is really all very high level stuff for sure.
    The photo's you post show such great detail in everything you make and engineer.
    Short wheelbase makes for a hairy ride for sure.

    Jimbo
     
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  18. Casual 6
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  19. rottenleonard
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    Since this popped up, we got the tires squared up, took a few wacks. Surprised the fire department didn't show up.
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  20. 64 DODGE 440
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    Back in the 1960s we used to take them to a local tire shop where they would true them up on a machine. If nothing else, your way looks like a lot more fun.
     
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  21. 1-SHOT
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    Where did you get your fuel tank ? I think its neat.
     
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  22. rottenleonard
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    We used to manufacture a longer 12 gallon version of that tank, I just whipped up a short one for the dragster
     
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  23. 18n57
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    [​IMG]
    Love this thread...the giggling,while “squaring the tires”, speaks volumes. Had a lot of fun with this 292 fed.
    Good luck!



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  24. 1-SHOT
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    You are having too much fun squaring the tires.
     
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  25. rottenleonard
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    Well we pulled the NW vintage dragster out of mothballs for last race of the season, went out to the trailer hit the button and fired right up , so we spent most of our afternoon before we had to leave cleaning the car and doing essentially unimportant things. Later in the evening decided we better load it in the trailer for The Following morning that's when everything went awry. The battery suddenly seemed to be dead so I stole a battery out of a van project we have herealong with the battery cables and cut out a battery box , I got it all to fit under the seat of a dragster getting rid of the Odyssey Battery we had put in a few years ago as one wouldn't be available on short notice. So once again we tried to fire it up and apparently the low voltage had taken out the pertronix ignitor .... Great. After making a few phone calls a friend dropped off a points distributor and we got the car going again but did not have a ballast resistor. We figure it would be okay to run that way for a day..... Wrong car wouldn't start when we took it back off the trailer and the points were burnt. We ran into Walla Walla and got a resistor coil and another set of points from Napa I got the car going again. The day smoothed out little from there and we made a couple of qualifying passes spinning tires and eating Donuts at the light but eventually got it going pretty good. It was spinning pretty severely at the line still and the points were causing it to shoot ducks most the way down the track and we ran a best of 7.9 seconds at 85 miles an hour. In the eliminations we kept getting lucky and made it clear to the semi-final in our class I got a little greedy cutting the light and red lit by .020 seconds, the guy in the other line broke out so we would have made it to the final if I hadn't red lit but thats drag racing I guess. There were a couple other NW dragsters there so that was cool. All in all had a great time.

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    Never thought about running at night so we had to zip tie a flashlight we borrowed to the back ;)
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  26. Mr48chev
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    Dang, that would have been worth a road trip if they allowed spectators.
     
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