Hot Stuff (re) build thread....... Update

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Hot Stuff (re) build thread....... Update

Postby Hot Stuff » Wed Jun 22, 2011 10:49 pm

Here's a few pics of my ride. It hasn't been raced in 25 years, so it needed some updating (cage, harness, general safety stuff). But I'm almost done. Another couple nights and I'll think it'll be ready to put a few passes on. I need seat time to sort things out. I'm gona be kinda gentle on it, because I'm scared of breaking axles (stock vintage '51 D27 and D44, with 5.38's and power locks in both) and stock D18 Tcase. Agenda for this winter is new front and rear axle assemblies, new Tcase, swap to auto trans, and maybe a little more engine. Right now I'm running a 269cu. in. SBC with a Muncie M21 4speed. Anyhow, here's a few pics............

Picked these up for $40....!!!! WOOHOO
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Added diagonal bar for EC4WD rules
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Set of 15x18 wheels I narrowed to 15x15, blasted, and painted black
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14.50x15 Xtreme Eliminator tires
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14.50 Desert Tracs on 15x12 Douglas wheels
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And still have the hood off working on things.....
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Re: Getting back into the sport!!

Postby Jarhead1775 » Wed Jun 22, 2011 11:18 pm

looks good
Drive it 'til it sounds expensive
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Re: Getting back into the sport!!

Postby grey ghost » Thu Jun 23, 2011 6:11 pm

i bet dad is proud. looks good Adam
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Re: Getting back into the sport!!

Postby Hot Stuff » Thu Jun 23, 2011 8:08 pm

I took some oven cleaner and rubbed mom and dads names off the jeep tonight. Since its mine, and I'm the one driving!
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Re: Getting back into the sport!!

Postby Thumper » Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:09 pm

Looks great, we have to keep the "FLAT FENDERS" out there racing!!!
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Re: Getting back into the sport!!

Postby Hot Stuff » Tue Jul 05, 2011 9:04 pm

Here's a couple new pics I took today. Finally, I "think" it's ready to race!!!
I'm going to the bracket race in Lisbon, OH on the july 16th to get some passes on it and kind of feel it out. Then I'll be at the Lisbon EC4WDA Rodeo in August, and then at Gravelrama. If you see me, stop and say hi, I'd love to meet all of you. Thanks for all the help!

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Re: Getting back into the sport!!

Postby Thumper » Tue Jul 05, 2011 11:04 pm

Looks great, go out and have some fun!!!
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Re: Getting back into the sport!!

Postby AFRd_CJ5 » Wed Jul 06, 2011 5:54 am

Looks good! Time to have some fun!!
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Re: Getting back into the sport!!

Postby Hot Stuff » Wed Jul 06, 2011 6:16 am

Thanks guys. I plan on it!
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Re: Getting back into the sport!!

Postby Hot Stuff » Sun Jul 17, 2011 3:08 pm

Well, its not as quick as I thought/ hoped it would be. But for being my 1st time sand racing, I didn't do too bad. I got down to 6 cars, and had a blast doing it. Best time for the night was 5.869 @ 57mph I didn't think that was too bad for only being a 269" engine with a .399" lift cam, backed with a muncie m21 4 speed, in a 2650# ride.

But I'm pretty sure I'll get my ass handed to me at the EC4WDA meets. Figuring the classes, I'm going to end up in D class. And I know there's a few cars running 5.0's in that class. I don't think I can squeeze that much out of mine. Maybe next year, but not right now.
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