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Event Coverage Official 2016 Meltdown Drags Thread - What are you doing to get ready?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Okiedoker, Nov 23, 2015.

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  2. powrshftr
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    Tony:
    On the left and right sides of your photo,you can weld short pieces of pipe trimmed to fit,between the front and rear flanges of the housing.Just make sure to test fit them before welding to make sure they don't get in the way of the ring gear .
    When the housing is in the car,the will be on the top and bottom of the housing,running from front to back.All they really need is a good solid tack to hold them in place if they are trimmed to fit nice and snug.
    Mine's all assembled,but maybe I will mock up my spare housing as soon as I get a chance and shoot some pics for you.:)

    Scott
     
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  3. saltflats
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    Maybe something like this bad ass rear.jpg
     
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  4. beebee78
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    Nope going to the dyno next Monday to see if we can correct a few things.......
     
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  5. im so glad mopar made a dana-60. no need for all that fooling around. just bolt it in and have fun. so much easier.
     
  6. saltflats
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    Well I have one but its too narrow for this car but when I get it in a car you all better look out.
     
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  7. powrshftr
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    Took all of 20 minutes to fabricate and tack in place....That doesn't seem unreasonable.
    Takes longer to wash the car;)
     
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  8. saltflats
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    Guess all of us hillbilly's don't have stupid money dripping off of us.
     
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  9. Tickety Boo
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    Is that cause you spend it on barley, yeast, corn & sugar ? :rolleyes:

    (Meltdown Medicinal purposes) :)
     
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  10. saltflats
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    I have sponsors for that.
     
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  11. Deuced Up!
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    James I think you have it backwards. Let the sponsors buy the $5,000 reareds and you buy the 6 pack...
     
  12. saltflats
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    I got it right they buy all the parts and the beer all I have to do is bust my balls putting everything together.
     
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  13. Deuced Up!
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    Oh perfect...I should have known. Can I have their phone number? Lol!!!!
     
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  14. saltflats
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    That's super secret stuff there.
    And I get to drive them also.
     
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  15. Okiedoker
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    Hey big deuce-

    did you get that motor fired up yet? We want a video or something...Scott will have to wait another year until he can hear the whine of my blower motor from about 100 feet ahead of him
     
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  16. saltflats
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    Yeah wheres it at ?
    I have one.
     
  17. Tickety Boo
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    Awesome Salty (made me smile ) could almost feel the office floor shaken. :)
     
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  18. wrenchbender
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    Oh no worries Jeff he can hear the blower whine from my Willys the difference will be ill be way more than a 100 feet ahead of him lmao
     
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  19. saltflats
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    Glad to make your day Norb.
     
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  20. loudbang
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    Nice set of spiffy valve covers.
     
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  21. tricky steve
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    so, let me get this straight... in canada , they won't insure your car if it's too safe?? WTF ?
     
  22. powrshftr
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    The new laws are becoming active in June or July of this year,and don't permit modifications,including tire sizes,ride height/stance,performance modifications,etc.

    It's another horseshit law that's incredibly vague,to allow a cop as much leeway in the wording as he does or doesn't need.
    It's targeting lifted 4x4 trucks that are haphazardly done,cheesy little "tuner cars that keep bottoming out and/or slicing the sidewalks on the fender lip,or my biggest pet peeve:Building a complete piece of shit with poor workmanship and engineering,then trying to pass off you lack of intelligence and work ethic as a "rat rod".Ghey.

    Trouble is,they have deemed cages unsafe because A) It can make it tougher for fire crews to extricate folks from the vehicle if there's a bunch of tubing in the way
    And B) they fear that passengers will be injured by striking the cage during a collision.

    I wish the government would stick to fucking up things that they've been fucking up for years,like infrastructure,and the environment,and foreign policy.
    Stick with what you know,Government.....Just keep taxing me to death and cutting my pension year by year.
    Leave the hot rods to me.Dicks.

    Scott
     
  23. enloe
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    You might need to move to this side of the border:)
     
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  24. 55chieftain
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    As soon as my housing gets back from being narrowed will get started on mine. Is there a good starting point for the side shims? Will have a strange 35 spline spool.

     
  25. saltflats
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    If you have the original carrier take the shims off of it and start with them.
     
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  26. II FUNNY
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    I started with the original shim packs...it was a decent baseline, but plan on pulling the bearings at least a couple times.
     
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  27. 55chieftain
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    Original carrier is gone. May just buy an extra set of side bearings and hone then out
     
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  28. wrenchbender
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    That is the easy way to do it trust me setting up a quickchange is even worse and the cost of the bearings is minimal compared to the ease of being able to just slide the bearing off to change your shims if you have inside micrometers and a big pair of outside micrometers you can measure and get a good close starting point but I know not everyone has the tools I do
     
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  29. Deuced Up!
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    T-minus 3 days, 23 hours and 2 minutes.....
    Big party at the shop Sunday and planning on firing it at 1 p.m.
     

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