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Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck [Re: 85_Ram_4speed] #16702
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don't wear it out!! 25 miles in 8 months ... Its good on gas

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck [Re: Webster] #16703
09/17/06 10:17 PM
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I know that feeling , just gettin back on the road is soooooo nice

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck [Re: pokey1] #16704
09/21/06 12:07 AM
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Well guys, (tenatively) the 496/727 is sold from my 83 truck.....wanting to go slant six drag racing...reliable 17 seconds! The other bracket guys hate slow cars (trucks)....lol
Have I lost my mind?

O.G.


84 D150 440/727
79 /6 swb D150
1964 A100 window van. Just because it has spark plug tubes doesn't mean it's a Hemi.



If ya haven't been there, ya just wouldn't understand.
Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck [Re: old_goat] #16705
09/21/06 08:17 AM
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nothing wrong with that, i loved racing my slant six dart, 18 seconds of pure fun---and like you said, the faster guys hate waiting on the line. most of the guys i raced with had to wait approx 4 seconds, one guy in our class had to wait almost 8 seconds before his light came down.


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Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck [Re: 85_Ram_4speed] #16706
09/21/06 07:41 PM
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I am looking forward to it, cause I can drive to and from the track, and not use loads of fuel.
I raced in a bone stock pinto once, and took a class win for the night....the other guys ALL broke out!
O.G.


84 D150 440/727
79 /6 swb D150
1964 A100 window van. Just because it has spark plug tubes doesn't mean it's a Hemi.



If ya haven't been there, ya just wouldn't understand.
Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck [Re: old_goat] #16707
09/21/06 07:49 PM
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Bracket racing is all about consistancy, so even if you takes you RELIABLE 20 seconds EVERYTIME then go for it!

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1975 Ramcharger 6" lift 35" Mud Terrains 8 lug 44 front, 60 rear. (R.I.P.)
1976 D100 lowered 3" & 5" Now with a 440!!! (sold)
On the hunt for another beauty to build.
Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck [Re: old_goat] #16708
09/21/06 09:25 PM
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Well guys, (tenatively) the 496/727 is sold from my 83 truck.....wanting to go slant six drag racing...reliable 17 seconds! The other bracket guys hate slow cars (trucks)....lol
Have I lost my mind?
yes OG you have lost your mind but whats new?
O.G.




Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck [Re: 3XCHARM] #16709
09/23/06 12:25 AM
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Quote:

Bracket racing is all about consistancy, so even if you takes you RELIABLE 20 seconds EVERYTIME then go for it!




I agree!
My thinking is that not only should I get great consistancy, but low to no breakage compared to a higher horsepower setup.
My Bro-in law wants to go nuts with the project and build a tube frame truck (I say not yet!)...he thinks that 2800# isnt out of the question....I want to be able to drive and enjoy it too, even if it is just to cruise night and such.
O.G.

BTW...496 is sold, and gone...don't feel regret.....yet

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84 D150 440/727
79 /6 swb D150
1964 A100 window van. Just because it has spark plug tubes doesn't mean it's a Hemi.



If ya haven't been there, ya just wouldn't understand.
Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck [Re: old_goat] #16710
09/23/06 06:37 AM
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My thoughts on a slant six---my reciepe for a dependable bracket motor

Stock 225 with a little higher compression (close to zero deck if possible.

Long rods would be nice, but not neccesary

4 barrel intake with 600 cfm double pumper

long tube header to fit the trucks

Camshaft that isnt to much bigger than stock (still need tourqe to get that thing moving)

28-30" tall tires

3.91-4.10 gearing

auto trans with manual valvebody or 3.09 first gear 4-speed (found in mid seventies A & F bodies--convert to long shaft for truck use)

I figure that should make it a fun package that is super dependable and runs great---should put it in the 16 sec range im thinking, but im just guessing too.


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Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck [Re: 85_Ram_4speed] #16711
09/23/06 12:57 PM
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Posted some new pics in the "show your truck" thread---pg. 1


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Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck [Re: 85_Ram_4speed] #16712
09/24/06 12:18 AM
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Here's my combo...
68 model 225 block
198 rods, 225 crank, 2.2 forged turbo pistons aprox .045 overbore
erson 270 cam (.465 lift, 220 @ .050)
mildly ported/big valve head
late clifford intake, with the bosses for fuel injectors (future efi)....500cfm edelbrock carb for now.
shorty homebuilt headers, designed for a future turbo.
904 auto,2500 stall (is actually a 3000)
8.75 rear. sure grip and 4.10 gears. rear 235/60 15 rear tires on centerline 7 in rims. front 15x5.5 centerlines with 165/15's
all in a 83 short wide, bare bones no options truck...does have power brakes, now manual steering (again)
I will be finding out how it does next spring, in Tulsa!
O.G.


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Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck [Re: old_goat] #16713
09/29/06 11:24 PM
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Where's Pokey been?
Hope he's ok!
O.G.


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1964 A100 window van. Just because it has spark plug tubes doesn't mean it's a Hemi.



If ya haven't been there, ya just wouldn't understand.
Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck [Re: old_goat] #16714
10/01/06 01:57 AM
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im here i just forgot my password and wasnt logged in so i couldnt reply and i just figured that all out, LOL im feeling stupid right now!

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck [Re: pokey1] #16715
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I was just makin sure ya were OK...
Glad ya are!
How's the six comin along?...runnin' better?

O.G.


84 D150 440/727
79 /6 swb D150
1964 A100 window van. Just because it has spark plug tubes doesn't mean it's a Hemi.



If ya haven't been there, ya just wouldn't understand.
Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck [Re: old_goat] #16716
10/02/06 08:50 PM
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not running yet havent been able to get it out of the storage shed yet my dad still has a 47 ford stuck in the garage it should be leaving this weekend though as long as the parts come

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck [Re: old_goat] #16717
10/02/06 09:35 PM
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I have even been doin odds and ends on my truck i made a vent for my fuel cell, i found some AN ends at a local surplus store 1 dollar for 2 ends ! i felt pretty good about that I also picked up a brand new slant exhaust manifold there for 10 bucks , i have rounded up 6 tires for the back of the pokey truck i do need 2 more wheels though

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck [Re: old_goat] #16718
10/04/06 02:21 AM
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....I want to be able to drive and enjoy it too, even if it is just to cruise night and such.




I didn't know there are streets big/long enough where you are moving to support a cruise night...

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck [Re: Wagonmaster] #16719
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maybe its a REALLY short cruise

Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck [Re: Wagonmaster] #16720
10/06/06 12:02 AM
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Gee, ya would think that in Tulsa they would have a cruise night!
Locust Grove does have a local car club, and I was told to feel free to join in.
O.G.


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79 /6 swb D150
1964 A100 window van. Just because it has spark plug tubes doesn't mean it's a Hemi.



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Re: why isn' there much written about 81to 90 2wd truck [Re: old_goat] #16721
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Maybe some slight work on the truck this weekend. The new plugs definetly cleaned the running of it up, need to change the oil and go out for another test without the mrs so i can hammer it. But time is short, 3 weeks untill we get married and we should be within a couple of weeks ready to close on a house so i need to start packing like yesterday. Of course updates to follow........


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