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#2344319 - 07/27/17 11:56 AM Re: Hot Rod Drag Week 2017: The Experience. [Re: MoparBilly]
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I put a strap across the back of the 57 9" housing in my Chevy II, after it cracked there a little and started leaking. No problems since. The strap is welded at the ends and center only. Easy.



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#2344484 - 07/27/17 06:52 PM Re: Hot Rod Drag Week 2017: The Experience. [Re: MoparBilly]
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I'm sure you are kidding about the JB Weld. That cover is a structural part of the housing and the crack is likely why that tube is toed in.

I would either move that battery cable or put some kind of armor around it so that bracket it's against doesn't eventually rub a hole in it and burn the car down.

Kevin

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#2344500 - 07/27/17 07:33 PM Re: Hot Rod Drag Week 2017: The Experience. [Re: MoparBilly]
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Originally Posted By MoparBilly
Jerry,
Lorelai Grimes showed up on February 20th, then Rachael and Skippy had their marriage ceremony on Apr 29th, even though they took care of the paperwork before the birth.

She's a very happy baby, and hardly ever cries! Since my Grandmother is still alive, as well as Skippy's Great Grandmother, Lorelai makes 5 generations on both sides of the union.

The Belvedere has developed an engine noise, and I haven't delved into it, so it's definitely not going in 2017. With the birth and the wedding, Rachael is out of vacation, but keeps hinting that she'd like to ride along...we will see. I tell her that as a wife and mother, fun time is over now, but she isn't buying it.


Billy my friend that is awesome to hear. Glad she and the newby are doing well..
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#2350399 - 08/07/17 09:58 PM Re: Hot Rod Drag Week 2017: The Experience. [Re: MoparBilly]
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Well apparently James Pranis is going to have to change his Moparts handle from 572Charger to 572ProCharger, as he appears to be leaving the nitrous camp for boost...


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#2364000 - 09/02/17 10:20 AM Re: Hot Rod Drag Week 2017: The Experience. [Re: MoparBilly]
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Ok, Fast 68, they finally broke the 512 out of the Ruster Duster and found the problem. When peering into the cylinders with a borescope they saw what appeared to be a scratch in one cylinder.

When they pulled the piston out, part of the bottom oil ring had been pulled out of it's groove and had been eating into the cylinder wall. Once the block arrived at the machinist it was discovered that cylinder was actually cracked.

Assembly error caused the problem with the ring and led to the crack, or the crack grabbed the ring? Don't know, but the block is getting a sleeve as I type this. Hell Week as officially began!


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#2364019 - 09/02/17 10:58 AM Re: Hot Rod Drag Week 2017: The Experience. [Re: MoparBilly]
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Feel your pain, thinking the slow 72 fury might being making the trip for us unless we get lucky.

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#2364039 - 09/02/17 11:46 AM Re: Hot Rod Drag Week 2017: The Experience. [Re: Dart451]
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Originally Posted By Dart451
Feel your pain, thinking the slow 72 fury might being making the trip for us unless we get lucky.


Say it ain't so!!
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#2364061 - 09/02/17 12:20 PM Re: Hot Rod Drag Week 2017: The Experience. [Re: MoparBilly]
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The Gremlin...

He's seriously thinking about running NA this year.


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#2364067 - 09/02/17 12:27 PM Re: Hot Rod Drag Week 2017: The Experience. [Re: MoparBilly]
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Is the TR new for this year?
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#2364083 - 09/02/17 12:59 PM Re: Hot Rod Drag Week 2017: The Experience. [Re: MoparBilly]
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Billy if you guys need any batteries or any help let me know. I work by the track so Owasso isn't to far for me to help out for an evening or two. I'll PM you my number
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#2364110 - 09/02/17 01:30 PM Re: Hot Rod Drag Week 2017: The Experience. [Re: MoparBilly]
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Thanks Clark.

Yeah, tunnel ram is new, and the carbs won't clear his little bolt on cowl scoop, so the Gremlin will have a different look this year. 580 inches, Indy -1 heads opened up to 355cc, 760ish roller. Good tractor engine.
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#2364213 - 09/02/17 06:17 PM Re: Hot Rod Drag Week 2017: The Experience. [Re: fast68plymouth]
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Originally Posted By fast68plymouth
Originally Posted By Dart451
Feel your pain, thinking the slow 72 fury might being making the trip for us unless we get lucky.


Say it ain't so!!


Will see what I can get done, about to go start removing the trans now. Still need to get windows removeable and figure out a hitch and a small trailer to take extra tires. Road tuning will be on dragweek, Did get o2 hooked up friday before we went to the track.
Car was a tenth off with new tires.

My job is busy and going thru a corperate reorg also, and thats never good.

Back to the orginal story, sorry for hyjack beer

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#2364548 - 09/03/17 11:29 AM Re: Hot Rod Drag Week 2017: The Experience. [Re: MoparBilly]
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Boone's 511.
Block made it back from the machinist with a new sleeve Friday afternoon. They reassembled the short block with a new oil ring, but something was still scratching the bore. Removed the offending piston, and realized the expander was damaged. Before you ask, yes, Dale is so cheap that he tried to replace one oil ring in that hole instead of replacing the whole ring pack on that piston!

Since they've decided to go roller cam, they needed to switch everything over on the heads, then discovered the rockers needed clearancing to fit the new retainers. Engine started going back in the car Saturday night.

They probably would have had it fired last night, but just like at Drag Week last year, Little Billy just can't hang!


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#2364581 - 09/03/17 12:11 PM Re: Hot Rod Drag Week 2017: The Experience. [Re: MoparBilly]
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Wow ONE ring?! I hope it stays together, it sounds like new bests for that Gremlin!
Damn I hope I can make it to see you guys.
I learned a long time ago, despite the fact that I am a MoPar man. Being cheap and race engines don't mix!
For me anyway?

Don


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#2364591 - 09/03/17 12:22 PM Re: Hot Rod Drag Week 2017: The Experience. [Re: MoparBilly]
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Fogg it till the crank falls out !!!!
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#2364606 - 09/03/17 12:41 PM Re: Hot Rod Drag Week 2017: The Experience. [Re: MoparBilly]
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Holy crap!!!
Does that mean there are now two roller cams in the G Clan?
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#2364832 - 09/03/17 07:04 PM Re: Hot Rod Drag Week 2017: The Experience. [Re: fast68plymouth]
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Joel and I have been working away on his coupe. We are WAY behind. Joel is finding out that wiring the car at the last minute isn't a good plan.


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#2364836 - 09/03/17 07:11 PM Re: Hot Rod Drag Week 2017: The Experience. [Re: JERICOGTX]
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Of course in these photos you can see Joel's natural position. "Are you sure you did that right?".


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#2364839 - 09/03/17 07:13 PM Re: Hot Rod Drag Week 2017: The Experience. [Re: JERICOGTX]
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But one way or another we will make it to Drag Week 2017...


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#2364929 - 09/03/17 10:42 PM Re: Hot Rod Drag Week 2017: The Experience. [Re: MoparBilly]
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Is the battery charger on the convertible yet??

I am going to try to make it out to Great Lakes Dragaway. I've heard the turnout was stellar in previous years for Drag Week!
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