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Stu Harmon General Forum
01/25/20 11:02 AM
Will the underfunded pension funds in IL and KY ever be brought up to workable levels?

I doubt it.
Taxes are going to go up at least 30% or some kind of default will eventually occur.

CA and CT are also really bad on pensions and general debt but (Presently) have much richer residents, but residents can leave states.

Can a state do different?

Read about SD being almost debt free.

From 1865 to 1898 KY was run so badly that in 1898 a new constitution was written that prohibited any state debt being taken on for more than one year. Starting in 1950s this was just ignored.

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Moparts E Body
01/25/20 10:31 AM
70-74 B/E Body Mirror Nut #2999001, Used, $10 + shipping. Payment via US Postal Money Order. Shipping US Address Only! Call Steve 810-629-1097.
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Unlawfl's Race & Engine Tech
01/25/20 10:27 AM
If you have the speed at 1,000 ft, you can calculate the average breaking G-Force in the last 320 feet.

Example Initial velocity @ 1,000 ft (estimate) 170 MPH
Took time to go from 1,000 feet to 1320 about 1.441 seconds
Average deceleration would have been about -1.1762 G? That seems pretty hard braking, but if he was just 160 MPH at 1,000 ft, that is only -0.5435 G ?

Here is the calculator I found:
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Unlawfl's Race & Engine Tech
01/25/20 10:00 AM
Interesting topic, wish I knew the answers.
I just have a street car, so once I got to the mid 11's more power slowed my '60 times but added to top end MPH. Besides the car has no rollbar.
I do think the entire vehicle needs to be considered when making engine changes.
For example, is 10 more peak HP worth a loss of 20 ft/lbs in the mid range. If the converter and gear operate near peak HP, then it should be quicker. If your geared more for street with a tighter converter, than maybe not?
Since when I race it is just bracket racing, consistency is more important than running a specific number.
I try to find parts that don't create alot of problems. I have had several different sets of spark plug wires, all which ran about the same when new, but after time I have had them melt. crack, burn, have the terminal ends pull off, or not snap on well.
Currently using the Accel 9000 with ceramic ends. Haven't had them on that long, so I will see how they hold up.
Engine wise, I think many overlook using the correct length and type (diameter, material, thickness and hardening) of pushrods.
Controlling fluids like oil and fuel would be another. If your car pulls just 1G acceleartion, the fluids are going to flow to the rear of the oil pan, gas tank, and carb bowls as if the car was setting at a 45-degree angle.
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Unlawfl's Race & Engine Tech
01/25/20 07:56 AM
Well my day went to custard , out in 2nd of 4 rounds .
1st elim was 31/3500da and 103 grains . Looked at yesterday and previous passes .
Ok i am going with 10.50 . Laid on the light for 0.080 , urgh , drove around a Holden v8 ute hard on brakes for a 10.53@117 .
Great i have a number to dial against !
Well that didnt last .
Rnd 2 DA3072 , dial a 10.49 against a tough 10.28
Crap not just a -0.031 but car spins so hard off line there is as much smoke as my burnout ! Literally
Fing hell !
I guess these Hoosier radials are just not working for me . I will have to reasses whether i import a new set of MT PBRs . I know the Hoosier is slower in the sixty than the mt for me .
Unfortunatelly my racing may be done for 6 months or do due to work issues . At least i have some time .

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Ebay / Craigslist / Racingjunk / WIW
01/25/20 07:54 AM
Were there any 340 Formula S Coupes? The Notchback body style?
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Gen III Hemi Tech
01/25/20 07:46 AM
Originally Posted by moparmitch
This is great info, thanks!

Is there anyway you could help me contact this person?

Sent you a pm.
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Member Projects & Survivor Pictures
01/25/20 06:44 AM
More parts
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Moparts Question and Answer
01/25/20 05:54 AM
Originally Posted by Spyphish
So I have got a lot of info from this thread. Do I need a Holley special cable to hook to the computer or a regular USB. Thanks

The Holley cable is CAN on one end and USB on the other end. I don't think you can buy that cable from anyone other than Holley but I might be wrong. CAN to USB is an odd duck, you aren't going to find it in a local Radio Shack but you might be able to order one online. I wouldn't risk it myself, just order the Holley cable even though it is expensive.
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Ebay / Craigslist / Racingjunk / WIW
01/25/20 04:51 AM
If it came that way,why the wire mesh air filter ? shruggy
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Ebay / Craigslist / Racingjunk / WIW
01/25/20 04:47 AM
Originally Posted by RoadRunnerLuva
First V8 Dakota's were the limited run Shelby versions in '89 with the 318 TBI....choices were red or white. I wish I still had my '93 Dakota Sport, 2wd short bed, all black bumper to bumper,with the Magnum 318-auto..she was quick off the line with the dealer installed 3.90 gear!

Like this !! grin
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Stu Harmon General Forum
01/25/20 04:19 AM
Collecting Snap On is a real thing. I have a lot of vintage Snap On, boxes, hand tools, etc. Most of it I bought new by me off the truck years ago. And still used everyday.
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Moparts Truck , Jeep & 4X4 Forum
01/25/20 04:11 AM
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Stu Harmon General Forum
01/25/20 04:00 AM
Originally Posted by Bernie
Saw a pic of the 64 Polara I bought in Chicago last May on the net, came from this site. It was from the original builder of the car, screenname Polarapete.
Just had some questions and wanted to thank him for a solid build back in 1998, and assure him the car still turns heads and gets stoplight comments and thumbs up.

Yep, that’s his car. Nice ride. Pete was one of the long time members of the Tacoma chapter. Alway a pleasure to talk with him

RIP Pete
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Unlawfl's Race & Engine Tech
01/25/20 03:41 AM
Since you’re in PA.... have you checked Tory Shelhammer’s tube K out? Appears to be a nice piece and priced right. Was on a drag week class winner in 2019 smile
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Member Projects & Survivor Pictures
01/25/20 03:31 AM
Originally Posted by rocksmopar

Looks like you'll have it rolling by summer!

That would be nice but I don't think I can move that fast!

Several lead joints were fractured, cracked, or missing so I had the pillar to cowl joints and the quarter panel to rocker joints re-leaded. The guy who did it did a really nice job

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Ebay / Craigslist / Racingjunk / WIW
01/25/20 03:14 AM
Here's what I see...

1). The font of the letters and numbers is absolutely WRONG! (see photo below on how the '9' and '5' should look!)

2). The pad on the block has been machined. You can tell by the depth of the block casting above the pad that it has been milled. It actually looks like it now has a 'step' in it. The milling grooves are also missing, whoever machined the pad made it too smooth.

3). The numbers and letters are too scrunched. I've never seen a pad stamped in that manner. The digits were all placed in a 'gang' and stamped at the same time. The spacing on the pad in question is too small.

Here's a factory example...

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Unlawfl's Race & Engine Tech
01/25/20 03:13 AM
Originally Posted by Cab_Burge

Our Engineering Dept. had one Dodge A100 long wheel base passenger van with a lot of windows, but I never rode or drove it. shruggy

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Unlawfl's Race & Engine Tech
01/25/20 03:12 AM
I would try the 36" but make sure the IC is low enough.. most times its set up to high
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Gen III Hemi Tech
01/25/20 03:09 AM
You are almost ready for the MADNESS!!!! Good Job.... Keep Digging... up
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Moparts Truck , Jeep & 4X4 Forum
01/25/20 03:08 AM
Driving me nuts, tested everything exactly how the factory says to check and it for code C2112 said the 4wd module was bad, bough one from the dodge dealer and installed it butt it still keeps setting a hard code C2112 for the front diff sensor circuit. I even went further and checked ohms and voltages both plugged in and unplugged and such with my same year truck that the 4x4 works perfect (for a stupid electric shift anyhow). I still get the service 4wd and no 4wd, every time I clear the code it is back on instantly. I bought the truck at auction and whoever owned it looks like they were chasing the same problem, it has a brand new t-case electric motor. It is a 2011 1500 5.7 hemi.
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Ebay / Craigslist / Racingjunk / WIW
01/25/20 03:08 AM
I'm thinking it was repainted at some time, as the paint is nicer than the bumper plating.
Probably a nice driver, just the thing for a road trip with friends.
I'd at least have to paint the radiator black, upgrade or replate the bumpers, and give the whole thing a serious cleaning.
R-12 can be found, but a modern rotary compressor & 134a conversion would be better.
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Moparts Engines
01/25/20 03:03 AM
Gear drive milodon set up made three Dino pulls
Sells at jeg’s& summit for $750
Sell for $500 + shipping
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Moparts Restoration & A12 Forum
01/25/20 03:00 AM
HT vs Coupe is easy to tell because Coupe panels have the provision for the B-pillar.
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Stu Harmon General Forum
01/25/20 02:43 AM
That is the same car,Freds parents lived in Connecticut, but he was living in Providence back then. The car had 22,000 original miles on it when Jack bought it. It had a Hemi engine in it at one point. Jack bought the car, but not the Hemi. It had a pretty stout 440 in it. Not too many A12 Road Runner post cars in B7 with a white top and interior. I saw the car when it was stripped to bare metal, it was a super solid car.
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