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Another new addition..... #2945108
07/20/21 11:07 AM
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Al_Alguire Offline OP
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Well I showed the Savoy off last week so this week its time for the second new addition. I know some dont do FB so Ill post it up here too. I have been looking on and off for a Pro Stock Dakota for a LONG time. It has always been and issue of not enough funds or nothing available. Well this time I found two one got sold out from under me and the other we just could not strike a deal on as I was not interested in the BBC it came with and the owner did not want to separate the car. So back to the drawing board. I have known about this truck for awhilebut its never been on a track or driven for that matter. It has been a show truck since it was originally built. It has a 6.0 cert chassis built by Wizzard Racecars. Its very nicely done and anyone familiar with their stuff could attest they do killer and unusual stuff. Like the Pro Mod Hearse or more recently the Lincoln Zephyr Pro mod. This truck is a real Dakota, steel with a vin still has a fair amount of the stock interior even the power windows. The previous owner would not sell it as a roller either so I got it T/K. It essentially has a new Hemi and torqueflite in it. It has been driven around car shows and in and out of a trailer at shows. Maybe 10-15 miles on it since built. It will NOT be staying in the truck. I purchased it to go back to bracket racing and .90 stuff, basically back where I belong and back to having fun at the track rather than working at the track. We have a LOT of work to do to make her a racecar for sure. She aint light either at 3260 either. But we will see how much we can knock out of her. Like the diesel sized radiator(but it might stay)and those what feel like 200+ lb doors smile Not sure if trying to race a full size Dakota with a 130" wheelbase is a bright idea but I'm gonna try. Anyway enjoy and love to hear the feedback. BTW anyone want a Hemi and TF smile

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Re: Another new addition..... [Re: Al_Alguire] #2945111
07/20/21 11:10 AM
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A very short video of it going into the trailer.



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Re: Another new addition..... [Re: Al_Alguire] #2945119
07/20/21 11:25 AM
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Congratulations on the purchase! I love it and am waiting to see the upgrades up

Re: Another new addition..... [Re: Schultz62] #2945137
07/20/21 11:59 AM
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Nice truck!

Enjoy!

Re: Another new addition..... [Re: 340Cuda] #2945160
07/20/21 12:28 PM
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On the parachute mount
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very nice Al, best of luck with it


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Re: Another new addition..... [Re: n20mstr] #2945175
07/20/21 12:49 PM
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Nice Al..

If you want to gift me the Hemi I would happily take it just to give you the extra room.. boogie

Dave


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Re: Another new addition..... [Re: Al_Alguire] #2945184
07/20/21 01:10 PM
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That is really sweet.

Re: Another new addition..... [Re: Al_Alguire] #2945215
07/20/21 02:52 PM
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Very nice, the clear bed cover is cool. You always have nice stuff Al. up

Re: Another new addition..... [Re: Al_Alguire] #2945231
07/20/21 03:23 PM
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That thing is sweet. Glad your finally gonna stretch her legs on the strip instead of putzing around car shows.

Re: Another new addition..... [Re: DusterKid] #2945239
07/20/21 03:52 PM
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Congrats! I bought a Dakota R/T new in 2000. Ya! The inside of the cab looks like they retained a lot of the factory stuff.

What's in the Hemi and what are you asking for it?

Re: Another new addition..... [Re: gsmopar] #2945252
07/20/21 04:26 PM
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The Hemi looks like a serious piece on the outside. Any idea if the internals are up to the task? If the truck was built as a show piece you never know how serious of a build it was. Sounds like the chassis was done correctly so maybe the drivetrain was too. All depends on who did the build and what they were trying to do.

Re: Another new addition..... [Re: gsmopar] #2945267
07/20/21 05:13 PM
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That is a beautiful truck. What is your plan for it? motor, trans, 8/9/10.90?

Re: Another new addition..... [Re: HR3128] #2945373
07/20/21 08:49 PM
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Very nicely built truck up

Re: Another new addition..... [Re: HR3128] #2945377
07/20/21 08:58 PM
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The engine was built by Larry Meaux, a name many should know but likely don't. He was known for building some fast Comp and SS, to include NHRA Championship powerplants over they years but he is also is the brain power and inventor of Pipemax program. Software used for designing headers on race cars. Pretty smart guy. So to answer that question it is actually a really nice piece that made 948@7100 with only 12.5-1 compression and a fairly mild camshaft. All the internals are good stuff Mopar Pre World mega block, Diamond pistons, Comp roller, Jesel belt drive etc. So I am sure it is a solid 8 second piece as it sits, even as a piglet. Intake comes with a Dominator top as well as the X ram deal. If no one ends up buying it it will likely find its way into the 64 Savoy.

I will likely go back to S/ST as this car is not lite at all. Had fun in the class and time to go back to where i belong. Not saying I wont try S/C or S/G on occasion but S/ST and brackets will be the focus. Like to have it go as fast as the Cuda did at least but I think this is at an aero disadvantage over the Cuda for sure. Shes a bit wide but we will hopefully be able to get it to S/St weight and get its weight bias a lot better. Would like to sell the drivetrain and put a Predator or PSO piece in it. If not I have a nice B1 that's a 4 digit deal I can use.

It was built as a show pooch with the intention of racing it later. The original owner kinda outgrew the truck, literally. It has a 28" F/C cage oh yeah and a swing away column. One of the things I have to fix is the column position, its a bit high for me. But I can fit nice and comfy and see everything well. He never got around to hitting the racetrack and it had been sitting for a few years since being "retired" from the show arena. I have already made some changes to include the beadlocks but a lot more to do.

Thanks for all the kind words. We will be starting on it here this fall. Have some family stuff going on that will require a lot of time the remainder of this year. But we will make her a nice racecar if you can make a 130" wheelbase 4 link car work smile


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Re: Another new addition..... [Re: racerx] #2945378
07/20/21 09:00 PM
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Awesome!


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Re: Another new addition..... [Re: Al_Alguire] #2945383
07/20/21 09:07 PM
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I like it.
That Hemi converted to a single carb and throttle stop setup should be fine for you. But you know what engine you want for throttle stop racing.
The 727 trans has no place in your racing! LOL

Good Luck setting up both the chassis and engine combo for your needs. Quality build to start should be helpful.


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Re: Another new addition..... [Re: 440Jim] #2945394
07/20/21 09:20 PM
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Beautiful truck Al! Congratulations!


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Re: Another new addition..... [Re: slantzilla] #2945409
07/20/21 09:56 PM
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Al, wasn’t that truck for sale years ago on racing junk? I think I remember seeing it on racing junk.

There was an old pro-stock dakota race truck for sale in Florida. The guy had two of them. He parked one and was racing one. That was around the first of the year. I believe it had a 632 Brodix in it.

You should be able to loose a fair amount of weight once you get it where you want it. You will have to keep the Mopar world up to date as you start the renovation.

Thanks for sharing.

Re: Another new addition..... [Re: slantzilla] #2945411
07/20/21 10:00 PM
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Congratulations Al Absolutely beautiful Dakota It will fit right in with all your other state of the art race cars No doubt in my mind you’ll have it up to speed in no time Randy

Re: Another new addition..... [Re: CROWBAR] #2945461
07/21/21 07:27 AM
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That's a pretty nice pair you have now.
Doug

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