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Hot Rods Toymaker's Evil Twin Engine Dragster..........Next Stop Hot Rod Eruption WA

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Toymaker, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. Toymaker
    Joined: Mar 26, 2006
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    Toymaker
    Member
    from Fresno,CA


    ............Well here we are in 2012 and if you've been following the Twin has made some passes at Eagle Field and been included in a Downtown Fresno photo shoot although not finished. This thread will be dedicated to "Fit and Finish" giving the Twin some much needed detail and distinguising it from the barn find look it unintentially has.


    The team over at Hot Rod Coalition has a Feature on the Twin and I with the BEST photos before we tore it down to ready for the 2012 Season. Check it out here..............
    http://www.hotrodcoalition.com/rockys-evil-twin/
    http://hotrodcoalition.com

    I also want to thank everyone for their support in the "Search For a Champion" Sweepstakes, we'll be notified Feb 23 if we made it to the "Finalist" runoff. For those who are seeing the TWIN for the first time here is the original thread links. Thank You, Rocky Phillips

    Toymaker's Twin Engine Dragster Build
    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=533613

    Toymakers needs your VOTES to go Barnstorming!
    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=656822

    Here's where we were.....................
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    Here's to 2012
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    Twin Disc Clutch
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    15' Ring Slot Chute
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    Mounting the Body using Army Surplus Fasteners
     
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  2. 64 DODGE 440
    Joined: Sep 2, 2006
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    64 DODGE 440
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    from so cal

    You have us salivating like Pavlov's dog Rocky. Looking forward to seeing your vision come together. Keep up the good work. :D
     
  3. Model A Mark
    Joined: Apr 30, 2008
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    Model A Mark
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    from dallas
    1. Holley 94 Group

    Im onboard again roc.
    look forward to your updates and feb 23.
    your car is so badass.
    so how have the ring gears held up so far ?
     
  4. D_Lazaris
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    D_Lazaris
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    from So. Cal

    This will be good!!!!
     
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  5. Can't wait to see the progress!
     
  6. farmer12
    Joined: Aug 28, 2006
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    farmer12
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    Going to be awesome!
     
  7. Noland
    Joined: Oct 16, 2007
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    Noland
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    cool, always room for improvement. Awesome car. I always loved the craziness of twin engine dragster. Watched you build it very inspiring. Ill also be watching this.
     
  8. poofus1929
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    poofus1929
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    from So Cal

    Cool! Another thread to subscribe to. :D
     
  9. Go get em Roc!!!!!
     
  10. BrerHair
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    BrerHair
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    Wouldn't miss this for anything. Go Rocky!
     
  11. LongT
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    LongT
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    Loved the video REALLY loved the sound. Good thread to watch!!
     
  12. dragsled
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    dragsled
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    from Panama IA

    Looks good Rocky , i might have to copy your body mounting idea, BTW you have a package on the way Tim jones
     
  13. Toymaker
    Joined: Mar 26, 2006
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    Toymaker
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    from Fresno,CA

    I though I had some pics of the ring gears..........HMMMMMMM........Well anyways there was no signs of wear, only some marking from one of the ring gears being a little bigger than the other 3 and basically bottoming out. Thank You Mark!

    I have plenty of the "Shake Proof" fasteners if ya need some. Thank You Tim!
     
  14. GaryB
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    GaryB
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    from Reno,nv

    where do I vote?
     
  15. Toymaker
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    Toymaker
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    from Fresno,CA

    HaHaHa, I forgot about that link. thanks Gary
     
  16. words cannot explain how awesome this is!
     
  17. OahuEli
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    OahuEli
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    from Hawaii

    Woo Hoo! Round 2!
     
  18. nexxussian
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    nexxussian
    Member

    Glad to see continuing progress. :)
     
  19. kisam
    Joined: Feb 28, 2005
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    kisam
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    Waiting for an update!! You done yet?
     
  20. dragsled
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    dragsled
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    from Panama IA

    thanks Rocky ,I might take you up on the offer ,Haven't been able to find any out this way yet, My body will be about the same size as yours , How many did you use on yours Thanks Tim
     
  21. Toymaker
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    Toymaker
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    from Fresno,CA

    I have plenty and have only used 4 to this point. I haven't decided on the mounting of the belly pan and still have to mount the T body.
     
  22. Toymaker
    Joined: Mar 26, 2006
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    Toymaker
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    from Fresno,CA

    A Little progress has been made with some details being addressed. I shortened the cowl to the angle of the engine plate then filled the gap between the eng plate and cowl with some 1/8" aluminum sign material, tuff stuff :D
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    To mount the plate I used Chevy VC bolt "load spreaders", I wasn't looking forward to more small tab making.
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    Here's the view from the back side.
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    I also have been fiddling with this and that.........here's the mods I made to the exhaust.
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    Finally found a tank, need to have some repairs, make some straps and clean it all up.
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    Before the night was over I had to try the T body fit after the front of the body was completed. The mounting of the T body is coming to me and although I'm not looking forward to the glass work I'm salivating at the thought of how low the body will make the car look when I figerglass in the Tonneau cover.
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  23. poofus1929
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    poofus1929
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    from So Cal

    Very cool. I also have an original Moon tank that needs some work. If you fix yours post some tech info and pics on how you did it. :D
     
  24. GaryB
    Joined: Dec 19, 2008
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    GaryB
    Member
    from Reno,nv

    that ole hotrod be lookin all kinds of baddasss,
     
  25. Hey Roc I think I have a coupla extra straps that I used on my tank if you want them.................
     
  26. Lytles Garage
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    Lytles Garage
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    TO COOL !! Can't wait to see you guys run at Riverdale!! .. Chris
     
  27. Toymaker
    Joined: Mar 26, 2006
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    Toymaker
    Member
    from Fresno,CA

    Getting the details detailed..........painted the axle, hairpins, spindles, drag & tierod, steering box cowl extension, bellhousings and picked up the intakes and seat from the electroplater. The Moon tank just bneeded a patch which my son did then I wet sanded it with wd40 and 180 paper and finished it off with red scotchbrite, also wet with wd4o. Besides the history marks it turned out ok.
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  28. poofus1929
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    poofus1929
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    from So Cal

    Sweet!! Starting to come together nicely. I sold my T coupe body last weekend. I need a new project. I'm thinking about building a Chassis Research K-88 styled dragster. Your build has inspired me. :D
     
  29. Toymaker
    Joined: Mar 26, 2006
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    Toymaker
    Member
    from Fresno,CA

    That'd be awesome!!!! I forgot to mention when I sanded my tank I put 2 layers of masking tape over the original Moon Sticker and it protected it from the sand paper and scotch brite. I was carefull when sanding around it but ran the scotchbrite over the tape and it held up.
     
  30. It's all looking very nice Rocky! T body looks cool on there.
     

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