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IndyDave
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« Reply #15 on: February 09, 2008, 09:48:38 AM »

Sean,
 Were the headers you used Hooker 6224's with Caddy flanges? I've got 2 76 Eldo 500's. Will the stock pan & pickup work? If you still build a few of those engine cross members, I'd love to buy one.

 The cars you guys built are really great inspiration. Hearing they have Chevies in them now is kinda like finding out your sister is dating a Patriots fan...    Embarrassed
                                                 Dave
p.s., if anybody's going to GoodGuys Indy, and needs a place to park a trailer, I live 2 miles from IRP. I refuse to say OPR.
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LUXLX
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« Reply #16 on: February 09, 2008, 03:30:44 PM »

Dave, the headers were hand built. I think the passenger side is fairly generic, but the driver side deals with steering shaft that makes it really unique. A pile of elbows and its not that hard. If your going with manifolds, you can use the factory k- member. But headers require a tubular k-member...but why wouldn't you use a aftermarket k-member! Grin

And yes, a Eldo pan/pickup fits easily.



Later, LUXLX
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sean
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« Reply #17 on: February 09, 2008, 05:12:05 PM »

Hey Mr. Powers, any progress on LUXLXII? Any pictures of it?
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LUXLX
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« Reply #18 on: February 11, 2008, 06:51:51 AM »

Well after the powder coating feasco, I lost interest in her for quite some time. Before Christmas I finish welded the quarters and layed a coat of plastic on them. Got pissed one day when lookin upstairs for a part I knew I had and had found several parts I've double purchased 'cause I have no idea what I really have anymore. I've decided to locate everything I have for the car no matter how small and bolt the car together as is to find out what I really have. I'll buy whats needed to finish and then jerk it apart again.
   When I get it bolted together, I'll get some more pics to show ya....definatly going Cad though.
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LUXLX
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« Reply #19 on: February 17, 2008, 06:34:25 PM »

Thought I'd throw a couple up.






  Paid $1200.00 to have the entire cage, floors top and bottom, and anything that was not going to be painted powder coated satin. Painted the front clip Wild Strawberry and within a couple months the roll cage started getting white spots here and there. Eventually after several months, bubbles flaked off everywhere with rust below or it jus fell off with a touch.



I jus recently began having time to play again...gonna get after all my projects. Grin
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Cad-T-Bird 500
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« Reply #20 on: February 17, 2008, 06:42:58 PM »

A little bit different than number one.  Grin

TED
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~JM~
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« Reply #21 on: February 17, 2008, 07:19:43 PM »

A little bit different than number one.  Grin

TED

#1 was built before LUX was a believer. Grin
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PS. You don't have enough cam. Grin

...Summit has a kit for $99.... Shocked
dave brode
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Best of 11.66, 113.96, 1.59 sixty


« Reply #22 on: February 17, 2008, 08:10:31 PM »

Sean,

Looks badass! That sucks about the pc coming off.

Moly cage? Welds look good.

Got plans made for the powerplant?

Dave




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3960 lb '71 C-10. 11.7-1 CR 514". PEP I beam rods floating MTS 18cc dish Probes, Elgin solid cam, home ported heads, MTS 2.19/1.84", Potter/Probe shaft rockers, edel 2115, 4781 850. Switch-pitch TH400, 12" 1800/3200 Tri-Shield convertor, 4.30 gears. Best so far of 11.66, 114.8 mph and 1.59 sixty
caddycarlo
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« Reply #23 on: February 17, 2008, 08:49:15 PM »

VERY COOL................ Cool Cool Cool
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sean
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« Reply #24 on: February 17, 2008, 09:23:49 PM »

Are those the mighty MT 315's on 12" rims on the back?  Looks bad arsed sittin' low. Only one problem, looks like the main hoop is too far forward for a big fat ass like me to fit in there    Grin
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LUXLX
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« Reply #25 on: February 17, 2008, 09:26:20 PM »

JM made a true statement. Cheesy
   Dave, yes it's moly...hope the car to come in around 2750lbs or less.
 Gonna run old faithful first. Should be a half second away from my goal of an 8 second pass. I have a fogger on hand that needs the new MTS single plane, and I'm gonna buy cams again. With whatever I gain from this I'll put into the "8 second" motor. Smiley
  Lookin forward to the fun again.


Later, LUXLX
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LUXLX
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« Reply #26 on: February 17, 2008, 09:28:59 PM »

Are those the mighty MT 315's on 12" rims on the back?  Looks bad arsed sittin' low. Only one problem, looks like the main hoop is too far forward for a big fat ass like me to fit in there    Grin

LOL...Nah, I sit getto in my race car...you'd fit!
 
    Yes, 315's on a 12".


Later, LUXLX
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comp
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« Reply #27 on: August 11, 2008, 01:14:45 PM »

updates on the car ??
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~JM~
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« Reply #28 on: August 11, 2008, 11:46:18 PM »

updates on the car ??

Hey Comp,

You might want to PM some of these guys. They get pretty busy this time of the year & don't keep up with the boards as much as they might in the winter.

Besides... I'd like to see an update also. Grin

Hey LUX... You out there? Come in Lux.

~JM~
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PS. You don't have enough cam. Grin

...Summit has a kit for $99.... Shocked
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