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Projects rebuilding after the crash

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by racer-x, Sep 19, 2015.

  1. I paid 205.00 this included the inspectors travel time and gas. He came from ne indiana.
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  2. wicarnut
    Joined: Oct 29, 2009
    Posts: 5,134


    Very interesting following along here, I had no idea on the security involved to use nitro in today's world. Again much admiration for your efforts, dedication and posting thread. Thank You !
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  3. mcmopar
    Joined: Nov 12, 2012
    Posts: 1,590

    from Strum, wi

    Glad to see the certification worked out for ya, did everyone that brought there frame there get certified.?
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  4. no. one guy failed for the second time. two weeks ago they told him he needed to add a bar due to a rule change. he put the bar in but it was the wrong outside diameter. maybe the third time will go better.
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  5. We need nitro smelling updates.
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  6. 392
    Joined: Feb 27, 2007
    Posts: 1,193


    This thread is always worth a look see. Like Fireball said ^
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  7. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 18,027


    Nasa Ground Rocket comin up!!!
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  8. big nitro updates coming soon. a lot of boring busy work has been done lately. nothing worthy of photos and posts. im preparing the chassis for one more trip to jims shop. alot needed to be done to get it ready. the licence plate brackets needed to be cut off due to the second parachute being added. new ones were fabricated. the alternator brackets needed to be cut off along with the engine cooler and fuel tank brackets. they all needed to be moved. a new parachute handle was made. it differes from the old one by allowing both cables to attatch to it. the new mid plate was trimmed down and installed with the bruno and lenco. the radiator and fans went back in. the interior is all back in place. and some where during all of this car stuff i got the house in town ready to sell. i close on it this friday. there are so many details its hard to remember them all. we are making big progress. it will be running soon. we did make the final cut for the meltdown this july.
  9. enloe
    Joined: May 10, 2006
    Posts: 8,616

    from east , tn.

    Are you coming to Bowling Green in June?
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  10. woodbutcher
    Joined: Apr 25, 2012
    Posts: 3,214


    :D Hi Racerx.Sounds like you have busier than a one legged man in an ass kicking contest.
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
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  11. Gammz
    Joined: May 10, 2015
    Posts: 799

    from Lincoln Ne

    As true as this statement is it’s funny and ridiculous at same time. Ya don’t get shit like this on the good guys car show pages!!!
    I love it!!

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  12. enloe we will be in bg this june. I have to get over to that breakfast place you talk about. im not sure if we will be racing the car there. it dependes on the crew. I might take it easy and just enjoy the show. we might cruise the hotel parking lots on 80 percent. flames flyin nitro stink hangin in humid air crazy noise and just riding around like its no big deal.
  13. saltflats
    Joined: Aug 14, 2007
    Posts: 10,438

    from Missouri

    Dang I was hoping to get a chance to pair up with you. :D
    And if anyone thinks nitro is stink they ain't right.;)
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  14. Hemi Joel
    Joined: May 4, 2007
    Posts: 892

    Hemi Joel
    from Minnesota

    Is there a way to triple like this instead of just like it?
  15. nrgwizard
    Joined: Aug 18, 2006
    Posts: 1,269

    from Minn. uSA

    Ya, me 3.
    Brian, if I could afford it, I'd pay for the 80% to cruise the Backtothe50's. They need some of that. Uhm, no, they need a whole lot of it. Nitro fumes hovering over the whole fairgrounds, trees obscured, etc. The new Purple Haze... <chuckle>... :D .
    Hope that thing ROCKS!
  16. Dick Stevens
    Joined: Aug 7, 2012
    Posts: 3,018

    Dick Stevens

    You just did it!!!
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  17. Everything was going great until we tried to put the trans mount on. It was off by a half inch. I put a level across the deck of the engine and it showed it was high in the back. The mag support up front was also not fitting due to the mag pointing slightly downward. The fix is trimming the mid plate. The question is how much needs to be removed. Using a little math solved that question. The pivot point is the front mount. I just had to take a few measurements then plug them into the correct equation.
    24 inches from the front mount to the mid plate.
    35 inches from the mid plate to the rear mount.
    1/2 inch drop needed.
    The math says .200 needs to be removed. The math was right. It's much better than guessing. 20180422_195750.jpg 20180422_195815.jpg 20180425_211523.jpg 20180423_144433.jpg
    Had I known when I was in school I could use math to build cars I would have paid more attention in class.
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  18. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 47,365


    yeah, I've been using it for years.
  19. Hemi Joel
    Joined: May 4, 2007
    Posts: 892

    Hemi Joel
    from Minnesota

    How did you know that formula? I leaned that stuff in school, but now 40 years later I don't remember more than the basics. I'm going to call you next time I'm stumped.
  20. I didn't completely remember it. It's been a while for me to. I called my son and his best friend they are both automotive engineers. Happy hemi day Joel.
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  21. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 47,365


    that's a simple proportion..not much to it.
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  22. The math is simple. Trying to remember the equation not so much after 34 yrs.
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  23. 55Belairretrorod
    Joined: May 2, 2013
    Posts: 93

    from Australia

    Not to get off topic but I had a similar problem a while back (building related). I went down to the local church op shop and bought an old geometry book. Problem solved.
    Back to regular programming. Still fascinated by this thread. Every day's a day at school!
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  24. Now thats a great idea. I would rather use a book any day compared to a computer. Barnes and noble would probable have them also. Next time I'm there I'm getting one.
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  25. Geometry was the only math class i did worth a damn in high school(circa 1990). Now, forget it, I can hardly go beyond basic math. You guys are rulers!
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  26. cb186
    Joined: Jul 5, 2013
    Posts: 263


    I tend to cheat and just figure that stuff out using AutoCAD. Otherwise, I'd have to Google the formula.
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  27. kabinenroller
    Joined: Jan 26, 2012
    Posts: 568


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  28. loudbang
    Joined: Jul 23, 2013
    Posts: 32,131


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  29. The valves that were ordered back in December finally showed up. Last week Roger sent me a pair of valves he modified to my specs just so I could mock up a set of pushrods. I should have pushrods from manton next week. Those will be 7/16 thickwall with tool steel cups. Wasting no time the heads were put together tonight. It was easy to assemble because we had already figured out valve the height and spring pressure over the winter. 20180502_195918.jpg 20180502_195949.jpg
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  30. Runnin shine
    Joined: Apr 12, 2013
    Posts: 3,243

    Runnin shine

    Brian could you enlighten us on the topic of your new heads dual plug potential?
    This would require a dual mag setup correct?
    Or could a secondary plug set be for the street ignition if so engineered?

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