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Old 12-22-2011, 09:38 AM   #226 (permalink)
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Nice choice! This thing is looking killer. Can't wait to see it in action!! Excellent work
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Old 12-22-2011, 10:03 AM   #227 (permalink)
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Pictures are deceiving. And short of farva coming by and taking real pics. Then holding onto the for certain ammounts of time. Derek and I have been in the running for who takes the worst camera phone pics.

i think i have both of you beat on the worst phone pics
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Old 12-22-2011, 10:42 AM   #228 (permalink)
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Because of the extreme beating this car is going to take the decision was made to switch to to Reid Racing Knuckles and C's with brass bushings.
Very smart choice
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Old 12-22-2011, 11:09 AM   #229 (permalink)
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Very smart choice

To bad the ball joint C's were welded on. We had to build a new housing. The old one will be going on Top Shelf #2 a car that has already been ordered.
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Well played on the reids
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Old 12-22-2011, 08:41 PM   #231 (permalink)
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Well played on the reids
Awesome product from a stand up company.
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Old 12-23-2011, 04:59 PM   #232 (permalink)
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Awesome fab work man! Wish I could weld like that.
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Old 12-24-2011, 05:59 AM   #233 (permalink)
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o now that the deadline for KOH Entries has come and gone, and the final drivers list is out...

I guess we could let the KOH Driver of Record's name out now

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Very cool!!! TJ's a class act for sure!
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Old 12-26-2011, 04:56 PM   #234 (permalink)
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I know you guys are at the shop,so where are the new pics?
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Old 12-26-2011, 07:37 PM   #235 (permalink)
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I know you guys are at the shop,so where are the new pics?

No pictures for you....
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how about some pics for the motor builder then j/k hope its going well
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Old 12-26-2011, 09:02 PM   #237 (permalink)
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how about some pics for the motor builder then j/k hope its going well
No pictures for you either.....
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Old 12-27-2011, 03:40 AM   #238 (permalink)
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How about some pics for the rest of us.
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I shall appease the Pirate 4x4 with a few more pictures, although they are just knee deep in wiring and plumbing, so it's not a large amount of stuff to look at.

















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Two comments:

1. I'm a little leery of that remote filter base breaking off due to vibration/ impacts. I suppose the hoses would hold it up... I might be wrong but I think the bases are cast aluminum... a billet piece would be good for peace of mind.

2. Will there be a scatter shield between the drive train and the pumps/ fuel system components?

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Two comments:

1. I'm a little leery of that remote filter base breaking off due to vibration/ impacts. I suppose the hoses would hold it up... I might be wrong but I think the bases are cast aluminum... a billet piece would be good for peace of mind.
Dave ran what appears to be the exact same unit on his car and it survived a year of racing, rollover, and fire. It had less support from the hoses than this one does as well. A billet piece would be peace of mind I suppose.
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Was wondering how long are the rear trailing arms eye to eye
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Old 12-28-2011, 11:14 AM   #243 (permalink)
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Dave ran what appears to be the exact same unit on his car and it survived a year of racing, rollover, and fire. It had less support from the hoses than this one does as well. A billet piece would be piece of mind I suppose.
That is the one from the fire We've re-used several little pieces that were salvaged from that car in different places on this build. One large item would be the block. Sonic tested, Drilled, Sleeved, and fully built into a 427 from an iron 6.0.
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That is the one from the fire We've re-used several little pieces that were salvaged from that car in different places on this build. One large item would be the block. Sonic tested, Drilled, Sleeved, and fully built into a 427 from an iron 6.0.


just like the car in the movie that biach christine just wont die!!!!!

should have never painted it red
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why was the ram/truss mounted so low on the front axle?

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why was the ram/truss mounted so low on the front axle?
up travel would be my guess?
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what brand are those brake lines and where can I find them? My whole brake system is plumbed with flexible lines and it is pretty spongy, those lines look pretty solid, I am thinking if I use those my brake feel will firm up..?
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up travel would be my guess?


This is exactly why. The bottom of the axle tube is still lower than the skid. And while standing 5'10 on 40in GY's the car has 10in front uptravel.
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And, since we've been waiting for the Cone spindles for the front for some time. Sandy was kind enough to give Dave some basic measurments so he could at least make a temporary set to get the car rolling and front caliper bracket's finished with.

Yes, the spindle is 2 pieces, Yes it's welded together. No it will not race KOH on these.

And the finished package installed onto the Reid Knuckles.
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