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#2129177 - 08/09/16 11:15 PM Re: 420cid build with a new Ritter Aluminum Block [Re: 69 lawndart]
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Good luck!!
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#2129212 - 08/09/16 11:58 PM Re: 420cid build with a new Ritter Aluminum Block [Re: 69 lawndart]
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still on for dragweek??? I'm assuming so....

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#2129412 - 08/10/16 11:00 AM Re: 420cid build with a new Ritter Aluminum Block [Re: J_BODY]
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Originally Posted By J_BODY
still on for dragweek??? I'm assuming so....

No sir, not this year, life is really busy right now.

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#2129561 - 08/10/16 01:39 PM Re: 420cid build with a new Ritter Aluminum Block [Re: 69 lawndart]
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Any plans on going to Heartland Park to test and tune? I'd love to come see the car in action!
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#2129582 - 08/10/16 02:04 PM Re: 420cid build with a new Ritter Aluminum Block [Re: GY3]
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Originally Posted By GY3
Any plans on going to Heartland Park to test and tune? I'd love to come see the car in action!

Nothing set in stone, but I do want to get out there and make some passes. It feels really good, just being really cautious after kicking the rod out of the other iron motor.

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#2129584 - 08/10/16 02:09 PM Re: 420cid build with a new Ritter Aluminum Block [Re: 69 lawndart]
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Originally Posted By 69 lawndart
Originally Posted By GY3
Any plans on going to Heartland Park to test and tune? I'd love to come see the car in action!

Nothing set in stone, but I do want to get out there and make some passes. It feels really good, just being really cautious after kicking the rod out of the other iron motor.


I get it. I like to shake them down thoroughly as well.

I had planned on getting up there this summer but broke a few weekends ago and it's been so hot and humid anyway! It's supposed to be cooler this weekend.
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#2135512 - 08/17/16 09:38 PM Re: 420cid build with a new Ritter Aluminum Block [Re: 69 lawndart]
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Originally Posted By 69 lawndart
Originally Posted By GY3
Any plans on going to Heartland Park to test and tune? I'd love to come see the car in action!

Nothing set in stone, but I do want to get out there and make some passes. It feels really good, just being really cautious after kicking the rod out of the other iron motor.



Great job all around on the build. Kudos to you man !!!!

I must have missed seeing it, what are you using for rocker gear? Thanks.
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#2135716 - 08/18/16 08:53 AM Re: 420cid build with a new Ritter Aluminum Block [Re: B3422W5]
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The rockers are Steel T&D ratio is 1.8In and 1.7Ex pushrods are 7/16" Lifters are Morell +.300 tall and .180" offset on the intake.

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#2136317 - 08/18/16 10:16 PM Re: 420cid build with a new Ritter Aluminum Block [Re: 69 lawndart]
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NICE!

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#2165605 - 10/01/16 12:14 AM Re: 420cid build with a new Ritter Aluminum Block [Re: 69 lawndart]
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Update, I took it to the track tonight first time since I hit the deer on DW2014, I was planning on making three hits two, 1/8 mile and one 1/4 mile.
The track scales said 3397 lbs., full exhaust and 28x 10.5 slicks the only decent pass it went 10.552@130.67mph. Still having problems with the new shifter hanging up between 2nd and 3rd gear, on the 10.55 pass I still fought that gear change(Slow). Motor seems to be happy good oil pressure all night, oil is clean. Just finished the leak down and compression test all was good, Leak down on all cylinders were below 4% and the compression was all with in 6 psi. I plan on cutting oil filter in the morning. I think there is a lot more left in this motor, my tune was very safe, 30 deg. timing and A/F ratio was rich.


Edited by 69 lawndart (10/01/16 06:19 PM)

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#2165623 - 10/01/16 01:06 AM Re: 420cid build with a new Ritter Aluminum Block [Re: 69 lawndart]
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Very nice, Mike. Good to see the car with some real tires on it!!


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#2165633 - 10/01/16 01:48 AM Re: 420cid build with a new Ritter Aluminum Block [Re: 69 lawndart]
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Whole new learning curve.Congrats. I should have came out.You will get there.

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#2165687 - 10/01/16 08:00 AM Re: 420cid build with a new Ritter Aluminum Block [Re: MoparBilly]
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Originally Posted By MoparBilly
Very nice, Mike. Good to see the car with some real tires on it!!

great pics billy. post hijack is this : how are the hubcaps held on ? i really like the look ! up
beer

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#2165696 - 10/01/16 08:17 AM Re: 420cid build with a new Ritter Aluminum Block [Re: 69 lawndart]
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I am glad you got it out and had a succesfull outing.

You should come to the Mopar race in Tulsa November 4th(I think) its always a good time and the air is really good.
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#2165723 - 10/01/16 08:59 AM Re: 420cid build with a new Ritter Aluminum Block [Re: moparx]
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Originally Posted By moparx
Originally Posted By MoparBilly
Very nice, Mike. Good to see the car with some real tires on it!!

great pics billy. post hijack is this : how are the hubcaps held on ? i really like the look ! up
beer


I made aluminum tabs that stick out and the hub caps bolt on from the side in two places. I used body panel epoxy to glue the tabs on the wheels, Centerline aluminum, I wanted the stock grocery getter look.

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#2165762 - 10/01/16 09:36 AM Re: 420cid build with a new Ritter Aluminum Block [Re: 69 lawndart]
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Originally Posted By 69 lawndart
Originally Posted By moparx
Originally Posted By MoparBilly
Very nice, Mike. Good to see the car with some real tires on it!!

great pics billy. post hijack is this : how are the hubcaps held on ? i really like the look ! up
beer


I made aluminum tabs that stick out and the hub caps bolt on from the side in two places. I used body panel epoxy to glue the tabs on the wheels, Centerline aluminum, I wanted the stock grocery getter look.

you did well with the grocery getter look cool

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#2165766 - 10/01/16 09:42 AM Re: 420cid build with a new Ritter Aluminum Block [Re: 69 lawndart]
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Thanks so much for the update...

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#2165770 - 10/01/16 09:44 AM Re: 420cid build with a new Ritter Aluminum Block [Re: 69 lawndart]
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Originally Posted By 69 lawndart
Originally Posted By moparx
Originally Posted By MoparBilly
Very nice, Mike. Good to see the car with some real tires on it!!

great pics billy. post hijack is this : how are the hubcaps held on ? i really like the look ! up
beer


I made aluminum tabs that stick out and the hub caps bolt on from the side in two places. I used body panel epoxy to glue the tabs on the wheels, Centerline aluminum, I wanted the stock grocery getter look.

thank you for the info ! up
beer

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#2166055 - 10/01/16 05:03 PM Re: 420cid build with a new Ritter Aluminum Block [Re: 69 lawndart]
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Moparx,
I borrowed the photos from Bob Brehm's facebook page. Bob is the best amateur automotive event photographer in the mid-west!
Bob was a school friend of Doug, KSJ's brother, and he told me at Drag Week that KSJ's only redeeming quality was that he introduced Bob to 69 lawndart!

I have to agree KSJ has an innate knack of introducing cool people to other cool people!! While he is definitely not in that club, he serves as a kind of Social honey bee.


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#2166063 - 10/01/16 05:20 PM Re: 420cid build with a new Ritter Aluminum Block [Re: 69 lawndart]
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ROFLMAO! Wonder who Bob is riding with next year?Bob and Dougs high school was voted the most"Full of crap" class in Pratt Ks High Schools history.


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