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50 dodge PU (grmpy cat racing) #2013110
02/16/16 02:03 PM
02/16/16 02:03 PM
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anybody seen this? These guys run a 50 Dodge PU at 24 hours of Lemons events. Funny and slow. But it ran the entire race (24 hours) and finished mid-pack. Anybody know the owner? I'm bias because I have a 51.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sM41opPR1AE

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Re: 50 dodge PU (grmpy cat racing) [Re: Mr.Yuck] #2013322
02/16/16 06:57 PM
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I'd love to hear what they were using for a drive train in that.

I had a 54 Dodge truck with a 165,000 mile 360 2 bbl, 727, 2:76 rear geared 8 1/4 and a Volari front clip that pulled low 18 second quarters, first time out! By the end of the day, I was down into the mid 17s (4 runs, total)! I was going faster on the highway getting to the drag strip (1000 miles from home) then the truck was was going down the quarter. It was a great driver, but not much of a racer. It was all in great fun! Gene

Re: 50 dodge PU (grmpy cat racing) [Re: Mr.Yuck] #2013350
02/16/16 07:37 PM
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Originally Posted By Mr.Yuck
anybody seen this? These guys run a 50 Dodge PU at 24 hours of Lemons events. Funny and slow. But it ran the entire race (24 hours) and finished mid-pack. Anybody know the owner? I'm bias because I have a 51.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sM41opPR1AE



LOL the Dude got passed by a Pinto....now that is some funny chit right there...LOL

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Re: 50 dodge PU (grmpy cat racing) [Re: Mr.Yuck] #2013532
02/16/16 11:29 PM
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ricksterhemi, yea, that's what I was thinking too! That is why I was wandering what the Dodge truck had for a drive train. That 4 cylinder Pinto motor can be built to make some serious power, but they don't have a long life expectancy. I could see a flathead 6 with 4:10 gears being whooped by about everything, but would it run all day long without issues. Think 50s NASCAR and the poor flathead 6 Plymouths. Would explain the mid pack finish. Still putting along long after some of the built up stuff blew up. Gene

Re: 50 dodge PU (grmpy cat racing) [Re: Mr.Yuck] #2013588
02/17/16 12:30 AM
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Probably a 230 flathead six, lucky to have 65hp when new


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Re: 50 dodge PU (grmpy cat racing) [Re: Mr.Yuck] #2013822
02/17/16 11:35 AM
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The truck had the original engine. On the "LeMons wrap up" it won an award and they said it was slow but ran all 24 hours w/o breaking and finished mid-pack. I think it blew up a few races later and the replaced the flat 6 with another flat six they found in an airport tug...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cImqGO-fOwk







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