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Offline Christine1

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Re: drag racing ?hot rods
« Reply #20 on: April 30, 2017, 03:14:40 pm »
Davina a 460 nice and a 9.8 sweet. I'm sure you looked amazing and dressed the place up!

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Re: drag racing ?hot rods
« Reply #21 on: May 15, 2017, 07:40:36 pm »
Well They Arn't Exactly Drag Cars but here are 2 of my toys.

The Evo will do Mid 11's and with practice (or a better driver) I could probably get that down but it puts to much stress on the rally gearbox. (Which is currently broken LOL)


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Re: drag racing ?hot rods
« Reply #22 on: May 16, 2017, 04:40:44 pm »
Can be a bit fragile if not on the loose stuff, seen a few scubys launch there boxes on the strip, started restoring my 67. built 68 model year VW panel van. Forgot how much of a pain grinding spot welds is , grinder rash rules.
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Re: drag racing ?hot rods
« Reply #23 on: September 24, 2018, 11:45:42 pm »
I'm not worthy, I'm not worthy.  I'm really not worthy.

  I'm not really into racing (or rather "my guy" isn't, I'm a cd and he does the car stuff), and he's been slowed down considerably since we've become somewhat mature.  And he's a "road" sports car kind of person, not a "drag" person (well, at least in terms of automobiles) since we live in the hills.  But we've both always wanted a late '50's, very early "60's hi po vette.  But the insurance.  But the worry.  But the tickets.

  So he's been working on a "stealth" vette (for way too many years now).  He's got a '65 cuda.  It was an old lady's car, slant 6/auto which have been removed now.  Sitting underneath it is a "62 chevy iron 4 speed with gearvendor od, waiting to be eased up into the tunnel (Ah, and what did you do yesterday?  Cut the tunnel open so the shifter can poke up and through when the <transgender person> is eased up).  And then sitting over in the corner is a '56 265, bored out to a 283, with a double hump heads and roller rockers, a dundov 097, and an edelbrock thunder on a high rise with very good set of exhaust manifords.

  ("Infidel!" cry the Mopar Heads.  And to think he turned down a never started 273 replacement engine someone once offered me.  What can I say?  He likes the sbc.)   

  So the weight is about the same as a late '50s vette, the power/transmission is pretty much the same, the handling will be pretty much the same.  (And, yes, the rear axle has been swapped out to a ford ranger posi, the front brakes to disks and the torsion bars upped to 273's and a new fast ratio power steering box has been installed.  And I've got a spare back window hidden away in the big metal building.)

  So its engine/trans swap fabrication issues that I've been (worrying about, avoiding, fighting, cussing) trying to accomplish.  But he's not in a hurry.  Its been a 15 year project at this point and -- like I said -- he opened up the transmission hump yesterday.

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« Reply #24 on: October 09, 2018, 05:59:45 am »
Reminds me to go to irwindale drag strip, in California,  live within 20 mile of it.

Get the oil pumping in my veins again

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« Reply #25 on: October 09, 2018, 03:30:14 pm »
Do it I am missing the strip. Ch**y in a Mopar sacrilege!!!!! Just ordered some drop spindles for my panel van, they will need modding  as the disc brake kit I have got wont bolt on. Its the calliper mountings but no probs for me. Given up trying to get the ones that brake kit fit as person that sells them has been impossible to get in touch with for 3 months .
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« Reply #26 on: October 10, 2018, 08:58:39 am »
I am missing the track so much, wish I had the car up and running  :'(

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« Reply #27 on: September 28, 2020, 03:18:59 am »
Well I have been a busy girl in my unit, building my 1951 Austin 10cwt countryman. Motivation comes from a 3L Vauxhall v6 , chassis extended 6ins, cab doors the same as it always looked to short to me. scratch built suspension. Some photos.





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Re: drag racing ?hot rods
« Reply #28 on: September 28, 2020, 04:10:08 am »
Davina that is tidy looking work,
I have new Arches I need to weld into my project, but need a new welder, my old one burns through everything :S
Gearbox sourced and soon time for it to be installed



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« Reply #29 on: September 28, 2020, 12:43:29 pm »
My welder is a bit fierce as it just wont run .6 wire without cobbling up. Lots of careful tack welds joined, keeps distortion down!!!
Race car sold today so have a bit more funds.
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« Reply #30 on: September 28, 2020, 02:10:03 pm »
Ah yeah the funds is killing me Kseries in the 89-91 civic is Super expensive.
Here's a few progress shots.
All new timing, ported the oil pump myself so should be good for 11,000 rpm.
Type R oil cooler found and installed too
Engine bay almost naked and ready for paint. Inside strip out nicely too.
Need new arches in and then reseal the whole car underneath.








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« Reply #31 on: September 29, 2020, 09:57:06 am »
Looks like you ladies have been busy.

  I am now Dragster less, but have ended up with one or four motorbikes instead  >:-) ;D ;D

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Re: drag racing ?hot rods
« Reply #32 on: September 30, 2020, 03:27:47 pm »
Just sold my Porsche 914 road racer with a tube chassis, all fibre glass body panels.  I owned it for 30+ years and it's evolved quite a bit over the years.  Still have my Dodge Dualie tow vehicle though.  Hard to give that up just yet. 
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« Reply #33 on: October 23, 2020, 01:40:26 pm »
progress made, new section of rear chassis made and rear arches extended and fitted. Bought a folder and a shrinker/stretcher so can make shaped panels better. Blew most of the race car £££s on an air ride kit and that came yesterday ,will be checking it for fit tomorrow  ( doing other stuff today) so lots of mounting brackets to make and a battery tray. Waiting for fuel tank now to work out rear floor.Got some steel plate to finish chassis joint, will be an S shape .
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Re: drag racing ?hot rods
« Reply #34 on: October 23, 2020, 03:06:47 pm »
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Dear Davina
When you mentioned yesterday tha you were going to post your hot rod pictures I have been eagerly anticipating finding your photos.
WOW, that appears to be a lot of hard work getting everything assembled, welded, and put together!

Thank you for posting and sharing... and hopefully you will keep us updated with more pictures regarding your progress.

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« Reply #35 on: October 24, 2020, 04:29:23 am »
It's coming on real well Davina.
I just had my new flywheel and clutch arrive yesterday.
Engine and gearbox is almost done.
Need to get it installed now in the car but need the new welder to do a clean job of engine mounts.



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« Reply #36 on: October 24, 2020, 01:05:06 pm »
Got my welder working better, its just getting wire speed right. Did the rear air bag mounts out of 3mm and it welded perfect.
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« Reply #37 on: October 24, 2020, 03:05:57 pm »
Nice one!! Keep going!!



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« Reply #38 on: November 12, 2020, 03:07:26 pm »
Fuel tank, air tank and rear floor sorted. Battery and air pump mountings done. Started to work out wiring loom while I can get to drill grommet holes.


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« Reply #39 on: December 22, 2020, 01:30:24 pm »
Stuck for some bits (and money!) so have been making the dash , fitting seats, steering column and centre console .



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