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Old 12-14-2014, 12:15 AM
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Default Sheets & Giggles - Nostalgia Altered Project

About a year ago I posted these pictures and asked for opinions on which way I should go with the build. As it was we were to busy with freshening the Scout and building the Prefect to start on my T.
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Old 12-14-2014, 12:17 AM
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It has taken a while but I finally made a decision and the shop space came available. Here is the picture I took as inspiration for the build.
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Old 12-14-2014, 12:37 AM
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Of course, the original frame that I had bought turned out to be to thin. We did a sonic check on it and it measured .114 thick. NHRA and IHRA minimum is .118 so that frame would never certify. That meant I had to try my hand at building a frame. First I cut some plates to reinforce the kick up and cut the rails out with the power hacksaw. Holes were drilled in so that I could put the plates on the inside and plug weld. Then we used the first side as a template for the second. The front and rear crossmembers were notched to cap the side rails.
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Old 12-14-2014, 12:45 AM
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Spent some time setting the body on the frame and then decided to channel it over the rails.
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Old 12-14-2014, 12:53 AM
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Then it was time to start figuring out how I wanted to mount the front axle. I bought the axle, spring and radius rods at a swap meet for $150 so I was determined to use it. Decided to make my own dropped perch and mount the spring over it.
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Old 12-14-2014, 01:10 AM
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Parts ordered from Speedway arrived and I started to get the front end together. I am thinking that I will machine off the rotors and just run the hubs on the front. Fabricated the brackets to locate the radius rods and tacked them in to place.
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Old 12-14-2014, 01:29 AM
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So that's where I am now. I guess I should mention the power train choices. I will start with "Engine 1.0", a very mild 355 SBC with hydraulic roller cam, dual quads and Patriot heads. "Engine 2.0" is a 383 SBC with GMC 671 blower and Enderle bug catcher injection, roller valve train and Brodix heads and will likely run on alcohol. "Engine 3.0" is the one my friends are trying to get me to run and comes from my dragster, a 451 Chrysler, 871 blower, Enderle bird catcher injection, Brodix heads and Crower roller cam on alcohol. This one makes about 1500 HP and would just be silly
The engine will be backed by a turbo 400 trans and Strange aluminum 9" with spool and gear ratios appropriate to the engine choice. Rear suspension will be coilovers and ladder bars.
I hope you guys will follow along and enjoy this project as much as I will. I am hoping it will be running in time for Meltdown 2015.
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Welcome back. I'll be following and vote for the blown 383.

More of the Prefect, please.

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Old 12-14-2014, 09:41 AM
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Welcome back. I'll be following and vote for the blown 383.

More of the Prefect, please.

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I go with the 383 too
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Old 12-14-2014, 10:28 AM
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Silly is good.

I don't know if I wasn't paying attention, but there seems to be an uptick in race cars on here lately.
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