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Re: OK! No more BS. Time to start working. [Re: sgcuda] #1982996
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Got some Harbor Freight flapper wheels. Makes short work of removing rust. Door bars cut out for more room. Floor is out. Measuring up for new frame rails. Rear rails are on 33" centers. New rails will go front to back on 26 or 27" centers.

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Re: OK! No more BS. Time to start working. [Re: sgcuda] #1987208
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Well, on cold rainy days like this, I find inside jobs to do. I've been modifying my carbs, with some great guidance from ThumperDart. I purchased some metering blocks and throttle plates from SpeedMaster. I'm just going to say that after hours of inspection and modification, I've decided not to use these pieces.

Throttle Plate Issues: 1) Pivot shafts for pumps are smaller than Holley, which would be ok if I was using the supplied arms, but I have 50cc pumps on the secondaries. Thread pitch is different, so you must retap to use Holley pivot shafts. 2) Blade screws are generic, large head, with lockwashers underneath and blades do not close properly, no matter how I've tried to adjust them. 3) Holes for main body are extremely large, center holes are not drilled.

Metering Block Issues: 1) Emulsion air bleed jet threads not drilled on center of flats. 2) Too much material around main jet bosses, fuel bowls will not center up. 3) Nylon inserts in idle mixture screw holes act as threads for needle valves, no threads machined in metering blocks. Again, needle valve pin holes not drilled on center.

On the plus side, I have found everything to be machined square, nice anodizing. I do like the secondary stop screw linkage also.


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Re: OK! No more BS. Time to start working. [Re: sgcuda] #1997256
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Snow days. Good day to get some work done.
Got one of my carbs done today. Thanks to ThumperDart for his expert guidance.

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Re: OK! No more BS. Time to start working. [Re: sgcuda] #1997679
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Originally Posted By sgcuda
Snow days. Good day to get some work done.
Got one of my carbs done today. Thanks to ThumperDart for his expert guidance.


Don`t know about expert but glad I could help and thankxx for the vc`s............ thumbs


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Re: OK! No more BS. Time to start working. [Re: sgcuda] #1999458
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Finally got my ladder bars, diagonal link and crossmember from Smith Racecraft. Holy Crap!!! This stuff is absolute max killer. I don't think a rocket launcher attached to my car would even flex these things. And, boy, Racecraft doesn't skimp on making sure you are ready to go. Safety loops are double layered. Axle brackets are 1/4" full tube wrap profiled with lightening holes, with shock mount holes and what may look like wheelie bar holes also. They even give you a new set of lower shock mounts with hardware. Ladder bar front mounts are profiled with lightening holes also. All joints are what look like Teflon heim joints. I'll post pics on the weekend side by side with my old school Alston ladder bars. This looks like smurfs vs. King Kong. The only thing I'm pissed about is now I can't put this killer setup on my crappy old rusted Dana housing. Glad I didn't make up a race budget this year, it's about to go right out the window.


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Re: OK! No more BS. Time to start working. [Re: sgcuda] #1999493
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Looks like no more BS to me! Great stuff !

Re: OK! No more BS. Time to start working. [Re: sgcuda] #2002222
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New ladder bars from Smith Racecraft (Home of the Assasin Bars)

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Re: OK! No more BS. Time to start working. [Re: sgcuda] #2002224
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More Pics

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Re: OK! No more BS. Time to start working. [Re: sgcuda] #2002243
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Nice to see someone getting something done. I worked on a set of AFR chevy heads this week and that about it. I gotta get out of this funk.


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Re: OK! No more BS. Time to start working. [Re: sgcuda] #2002535
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Originally Posted By sgcuda
New ladder bars from Smith Racecraft (Home of the Assasin Bars)


what brand were the old bars ? reason i asked is the diagonal link with the clevis mounts[3/8" bolts yes?] look a lot like the junker i replaced on my setup when i fabbed up a 1" bar with 5/8" heims and 1/4" front/rear mounting brackets.
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Re: OK! No more BS. Time to start working. [Re: sgcuda] #2002605
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The older bars are Alston, from the 80's.
And I have a question for you guys. These axle brackets are full wrap, 1/4" thick. They seem to be more like four link brackets than ladder bar brackets, meaning ladder bar brackets are normally a half shell mount. Does anyone see any problem if I either cut a notch out of the back or just cut them in half, install and weld everything back in place on the rear? The only other choice would be to but a housing with loose ends and install the brackets first. I would prefer to get a housing with the ends welded in place already, but I realize that might not be an option.


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Re: OK! No more BS. Time to start working. [Re: sgcuda] #2002968
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Carbs are done. Just have to mount linkage and decide on fuel system. Leaning towards a Magnafuel pump and 4 port regulator with return.

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Re: OK! No more BS. Time to start working. [Re: sgcuda] #2002977
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Originally Posted By sgcuda
Carbs are done. Just have to mount linkage and decide on fuel system. Leaning towards a Magnafuel pump and 4 port regulator with return.


Lookin good man............... thumbs


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Re: OK! No more BS. Time to start working. [Re: sgcuda] #2002990
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Thanks to you...
I might need someone to test them out since my car won't be ready for a little while. drumhit
If nothing else, I might make up a test run stand since all I have left is installing the pushrods and rockers and shortening one oil line.


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After I get the most out of this combo and if I keep the car, I may step up to a t-ram someday............


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Re: OK! No more BS. Time to start working. [Re: sgcuda] #2004214
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Originally Posted By sgcuda
Thanks to you...
I might need someone to test them out since my car won't be ready for a little while. drumhit
If nothing else, I might make up a test run stand since all I have left is installing the pushrods and rockers and shortening one oil line.

I may have a "test car" for this application.

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Re: OK! No more BS. Time to start working. [Re: sgcuda] #2004380
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Hey Chip,
Is that the old 509 cam motor beater? Looks real good.


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No, this one has the 446 that the hemi replaced. Heads got sent to Dwayne for the full treatment, new cam, new intake. The only remaining parts from your old motor are the pistons, pushrods, and rockers. The heads and carb got redone.

The 509 cammed 440 is in dad's car w/ the 6 pack setup on it.


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Re: OK! No more BS. Time to start working. [Re: sgcuda] #2004720
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I'd cut the ends off the housing. Blast it so it's pretty. Install the bar mounts. Then weld the ends back on. That way every thing will be square. No worry of warpage when attaching the brackets.
Doug

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Hey Doug,

Tubes are already warped. Ends offset welded. Old brackets are on tubes now, along with shock mounts and wheelie bar brackets. New setup is all incorporated into one piece which is very convenient.


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