|09-24-2009, 01:15 AM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2003
Member # 17313
Location: Tower, MN
My cousins race truck..
This is a project he and my uncle started back in highschool, about 5 years ago.
it started out as 86' bronco, but the body was later changed to that of a ranger, to save weight. For this season it was shortened to a short box, because it simply didn't transfer the weight as well as the old bronco body did.
Sadly, I don't have any pics of it with the shortbox on it.
It was originally going to be named "rat poison" but they figured it might get too many people uptight. So was christened "dirty dreams" and then later "dirty dreams II" after the ranger body swap.
The class it runs is "open street" basic rules being DOT tires(every truck runs 38x11's of course), single carb, 14" vaccum rule, iron heads, full bodied, must be licensed and insured.
Axles are a ttb 44 front, 9" rear, running 4.10's originally, then 3.00 front/3.50 rears to force the front end to help out, now currently 3.50's front and back.
T-case is a BW 13-45
C-6 with a shift kit, and 3000rpm stall, still going strong after 5 seasons
Motor is a 70' 460, worked D0VE heads, stealth intake, clay smith cam, 850 BIGS carb, and alot of other stuff I'm not allowed to discuss with, due to the competitive nature of the class power peaks in the low 600's on both curves.
This was the truck in the first season, as a ratted out old bronco..
I know my cousin has a video from a few years back pulling the front tires off the line, hopefully I can edit it down, and host it in the nest few days
The current form(although now a short box, and caged per rule changes)
I wish I had more detail pictures, but some of the craftsmanship is unreal, like grafting the fullsize core support into the ranger front end, and completely sealed engine bay. After a day of racing, the engine is spotless.
There is also alot of little details that really always amazed me, you can jump in it, turn the key and it fires after 1/4 revolution, everytime... unlike alot of race trucks I see that crank, and crank, and crank, then cough and sputter.
You can actually drive it down the road as well, with very, very good road manners.
Another thing is cooling, I've seen way to many trucks that are at 240 degrees after one run. One race last year it was the first truck to bust open the pit, 19 seconds at WOT, spinning 6400rpm, sawing the tires through 200 feet of clay, and it came out the other end at 200degrees...
Anyways... as a ranger..
You can see here, they had to go back to factory valve covers, as the aluminum ones didn't clear. But with some internal modifications, the roller rockers do fit.. Even still, its very tight getting them off for valve adjustments.
A recent survay of over 1000 trailer parks in the southeast found the 350 chevy out numbered the mullet by nearly 4:1, draw your own conclusion.
|09-24-2009, 06:13 AM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2000
Member # 603
Location: Missouri, USA
|09-24-2009, 03:48 PM||#4 (permalink)|
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