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Re: DRIVING A COURSE W/ OLD IRON [Re: 68rrunner] #2945100
07/20/21 10:52 AM
07/20/21 10:52 AM
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Originally Posted by 68rrunner
Car is good, ran it a Sears Point earlier this year to start shaking it out.
I had planned for the 341 Challenge again this year, but I'm not sure that the car is there. I think its mad after 10 years of storage. I've got a fresh 438 I just got back from the machine shop that I want to start messing with MPFI and the CNP stuff that AndyF and some of the guys figured out.
If I an get the 4.22's swapped out and track down a funky shimmy its sporadically having, I think I'll be at a couple more NASA events to close out the year and have the car ready for a 2022 season.

Cool. Will watch for updates. My car has been at a standstill since late 17 because we moved to the central coast. Built a garage, which is done and the car is inside after 2 years being out but covered up, but I still have some stuff to finish for the final inspection. Had been working on it in Ramona but had to stop due to move. Can't wait to get back at it. My focus is going to be time at Buttonwillow, some autox and a trip here and there to Famosa since its close.


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Re: DRIVING A COURSE W/ OLD IRON [Re: Frankenduster] #2945227
07/20/21 03:15 PM
07/20/21 03:15 PM
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Not enough dumb comments...yet
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Originally Posted by Frankenduster
Originally Posted by Mr.Yuck
Get the car as light as possible and ditch the t-bar front end and you'll be fine.


F A L S E.


lol ok go run a really heavy car.


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Re: DRIVING A COURSE W/ OLD IRON [Re: Mr.Yuck] #2945439
07/21/21 12:49 AM
07/21/21 12:49 AM
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If you can't dazzle em with diamonds..
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The lighter wallet will compensate for the heavy car?


If you can't dazzle them with diamonds, don't waste your time, because nothing will
Re: DRIVING A COURSE W/ OLD IRON [Re: CKessel] #2945659
07/21/21 02:52 PM
07/21/21 02:52 PM
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Mountain View, CA
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I hear ya. After I got the car back from paint jail I was so busy driving for Kevin Wesley at the NASA events to get us qualified for Nationals the Road Runner had to sit. Had to drive the new junk before we could play with the old junk. I finally kicked a friends project (68 Dart) out of the garage and that has opened up my opportunities to tinker. Like a lazy idiot, I farmed out what should have some easy work to a shop I trusted and they really set me back. I'm now re-doing a bunch of stuff and my budget for fun stuff took a $12k whack. That plus the new engine (438cid) and my racing budget for the year is kaput. The guys are still trying to drag me out to the track so if I can get the new center section built in time and get the shimmy dialed out, I'll try to make NASA Sanoma in August for a few sessions.

Re: DRIVING A COURSE W/ OLD IRON [Re: 68rrunner] #2945710
07/21/21 05:21 PM
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Los Osos, Ca
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Here is a link to my car. I mostly post projects on FBBO [ for b bodies only] due to the ease of doing so. Kind of tough, for me anyway, to do it here. https://www.forbbodiesonly.com/moparforum/threads/updating-the-super-street-mopar.116131/


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Re: DRIVING A COURSE W/ OLD IRON [Re: CKessel] #2945989
07/22/21 11:23 AM
07/22/21 11:23 AM
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Originally Posted by CKessel
Here is a link to my car. I mostly post projects on FBBO [ for b bodies only] due to the ease of doing so. Kind of tough, for me anyway, to do it here. https://www.forbbodiesonly.com/moparforum/threads/updating-the-super-street-mopar.116131/

Do you have any more detail on the K-frame reinforcement? Did you separate all the panels and add structure somewhere?

Kframe Reinforcement.jpg
Re: DRIVING A COURSE W/ OLD IRON [Re: gzig5] #2946332
07/23/21 11:59 AM
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I didn't separate the panels, just drilled through one layer. My method of working this over had no engineering or FEA done, just me looking at going hmmm, just like in the old days. On the idler arm mount, I did got through two layers to get to main portion of the K. Outer hole was larger than next one. Filled it up like a soft serve cone. I did cut pockets at the control arm mount, you can see them in the upper corners. Got some weld around them on the inside. I picked up some structural washers from Fastenal to put on both sides of the tube. Tacked them on then formed them around the K, finished with welding all around. On the front side of the K, where the shaft pokes through, I welded the washers on that came with the FF greasable shafts then put larger flats around them and welded them on too. The strut rod pocket got attention. If you look inside the k, there is not much there. I boxed that area in with some metal plus I put some in so I could get some welds through the topside, engine side of the k, that attached to the added on pieces inside. For cutting all of the holes, I used my Blair Rotabroach set, the 1/4-3/4" set. I did add a skid plate too. I have not gotten to the topside of it yet addressing the steering box mount but that will get done in the future when I get back to work on it. There are also some areas around the engine mount brackets that need to get trimmed of excess material. Even after I had the K tanked two times, there was still a fair amount of grunge hiding in places that showed up with the weld heat. I ended up taking the torch to the inside and burned out as much as possible from any inner areas. Lots of smoke! I do have more pics of the K. Posting them on here is a pain. If you want, pm me with your email and I can send more to you.


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