"there's one more thing I got the pink slip
Feb 2, 2012
We do have a frame started too.
Feb 17, 2012
Here's a few pix of what we talked about last night. The body
gets "blown apart" this weekend.
This picture shows Derrek's shock mount jig, he's set up to
put these chassis' together fast and accurate.
Feb 18, 2012
Got some work done today. Got the body cleaned out and off
the frame, then started to clean out all the crap. Dirt, bad wood
and the like. Turns out I got a real nice body!
Seats look nice too! I think I might go with green for the
color, I didn't want to copy Derrek's truck too close but I like
green and I can take a darker color.
I'm having Fun!
Feb 19, 2012
The short story is it's a 292 "bored and stroked"
The long story is that it's the engine that I built for my
pickup three years ago and then ended up in my dragster after
the 322 block cracked. I used a 292 crank that was offset ground
to 3.580" stroke with 1.888" throws. It has a set of
6.300" H-beam "NASCAR" rods with, dare I say, 307
scrub pistons for a 3.875" bore. It will be topped with a
set of ported 113 heads with 2.02" in and 1.6" ex. The
heads that are on the engine now will stay with the dragster and
the new engine as they are set up for reverse flow with the
water outlets at the back of the heads.
I will run "lakester" headers with turn-downs and a
system with mufflers underneeth but "un-cork" them for
racing. Intake will be a Blue Thunder with a Road Demon four
barrel until I can get a set of logs and run four 97s or 94s.
Today Derrek got most of the chassis done, atleast enough so
we could put the body down on for a fitting. I like it.
Chassis with ladder bars and shock mounts fitted.
Front mounting points
Derrek cutting the floor out
lowering the body
And finally down on the frame, looks pretty good if I do say
We did use the fork lift to lower the body on the rails but
I could have done it myself.
Feb 2, 2012
Little update on todays work. Pulled the body down a little more
to get ready for sandblasting. Also ripped the "tin top"
Bunch of old crap wood the will be replaced with new!
Mar 4, 2012
I did find myself a little goody at the swap meet yesterday. I
know it's not a "Hot Rod" part but I think it will look
cool on the front.
Mar 21, 2012
The body is off to the sand blaster and will be gone a couple of
weeks. In the mean time I am collecting parts.
I have a set of these now.
and Mark Skipper (Royalshifter) gave me this for the Y.
Mar 25, 2012
Had the girls doing a little work on the A yesterday, didn't get
much done but they looked good doing it.
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