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GIRTHQUAKE
GIRTHQUAKE HalfDork
1/4/20 12:35 p.m.

Understandable! 

So is the plan turbo 6.0 LS? Or something else?

Patrick
Patrick MegaDork
1/4/20 1:25 p.m.

I'd like to run a blower on the 350.  The edelbrock system for the vortec heads is on sale right now but I cannot justify that expense right now.  I'm calculating 330 crank hp n/a and can comfortably spray that to around 500 with proper timing and carb tune before i worry about melting pistons.  So for now I'll run nitrous at the track and see what happens.  cash outlay on the engine is minimal.  $120 for heads, $70 intake, $10 cam, $80 pistons, $10 gasket set, negative $1200 distributor(parted an 80 z28 that i paid $400 for with a seized 350 and made a killing).  So if i melt some pistons it will suck but I won't be losing my behind on high dollar parts. 
 

 

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
1/4/20 1:27 p.m.

Needs more tunnel ram.

Can't you redrill tje vortec heads for standard pattern?

Patrick
Patrick MegaDork
1/4/20 1:57 p.m.

In reply to Dusterbd13-michael :

Yes but it doesn't work for all intakes, vortecs have taller ports and only meaty intakes have enough overlap to cover let alone try and port match

Recon1342
Recon1342 HalfDork
1/6/20 9:23 p.m.

Not sure how I missed this, but funky old cars from obscure factories with American V-8 power?

Count me in!

759NRNG
759NRNG UltraDork
3/13/20 9:37 p.m.

this will not be a 'topic ' until the  shop is 'official'    (a bump)

Patrick (Forum Supporter)
Patrick (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
4/13/20 5:39 p.m.

Reworking the front of the frame area to make me happier with it.  Built in tow hook is slotted into the tube and rosette welded from below plus around the outside where it exits, so it's sturdy.  


 


 

now with 100% more self supporting tilt front end


 

 

originally i built around the factory front crossmember because it located the inner fenders which located the outer fenders.  By deleting the inners and going tilt nose, the factory crossmember does nothing but get in the way of running a real sized radiator.  I'll chop it out soon and smooth everything out.  Needed some therapy and my welder is my psychiatrist.  

759NRNG (Forum Partidario)
759NRNG (Forum Partidario) UltraDork
4/13/20 6:04 p.m.

 

Like my JD4410 w/backhoe is also therapuetic(some never leave the 'sandbox') during these times....sheeesh

wheelsmithy (Joe-with-an-L)
wheelsmithy (Joe-with-an-L) UltraDork
4/14/20 7:38 a.m.
Patrick (Forum Supporter) said: Needed some therapy and my welder is my psychiatrist.  

Yo claro!

Patrick (Forum Supporter)
Patrick (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
4/14/20 1:18 p.m.

Tow hook peeking out under the valence.

Patrick (Forum Supporter)
Patrick (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
4/18/20 5:58 p.m.


 

ive had this wheel for around 20 years waiting for the right car.  New old stock izumi wheel that could probably net me $200+ but berkeley that because i love it

pimpm3 (Forum Supporter)
pimpm3 (Forum Supporter) UltraDork
4/18/20 7:33 p.m.

Beautiful!

Patrick (Forum Supporter)
Patrick (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
4/24/20 11:14 a.m.


 

 

chop chop 

 

wheelsmithy (Joe-with-an-L)
wheelsmithy (Joe-with-an-L) UltraDork
4/24/20 11:29 a.m.

3/4" heim joints for hood hinges. Nice. 

Useless side note: there is a town very near here called Wartburg. It is the home of the Barkley, and one town over is Petros home of Brushy Mtn. State Penitentiary. Quite a name.

Patrick (Forum Supporter)
Patrick (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
4/25/20 7:45 a.m.

Cooling now possible.  Have to make some lower mount tabs then a simple tube core support with some bolt on tabs to hold the top pins.  

 


 


 

 

went to the internets last week armed with max dimensions and searched until I found something that would work.  Application is 95-98 240sx.  Radiator was all of $35 shipped (after use of $5 ebay bucks) and fans/shroud were $119.  I could have made my own shroud and mounted fans, but this was a 2 minute solution that even came with the correct metric hardware.  See easy button smack easy button.
 

side note i think i'm going to do the bumpers in gold metallic with the paint from the roof.   

pimpm3 (Forum Supporter)
pimpm3 (Forum Supporter) UltraDork
4/25/20 5:53 p.m.

Looking good!

Patrick (Forum Supporter)
Patrick (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
4/29/20 1:18 p.m.

Painted the rusty chrome grill and installed 

 

759NRNG (Forum Partidario)
759NRNG (Forum Partidario) UltraDork
4/29/20 1:51 p.m.
Patrick (Forum Supporter) said:

Painted the rusty chrome grill and installed 

 

And all I see here is either the most obnoxious tunnel ram with an orange plexi scoop (sportin' a shark mouth) or a tall twisted set of stacks on a stubborn Hilborn ......er nevermind....... carry on.....gold bumpers ROCK!!!!

Patrick (Forum Supporter)
Patrick (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
6/15/20 8:14 p.m.


 


 

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) MegaDork
6/15/20 8:19 p.m.
759NRNG (Forum Partidario) said:
Patrick (Forum Supporter) said:

Painted the rusty chrome grill and installed 

And all I see here is either the most obnoxious tunnel ram with an orange plexi scoop (sportin' a shark mouth) or a tall twisted set of stacks on a stubborn Hilborn ......er nevermind....... carry on.....gold bumpers ROCK!!!!

All I'm seeing is Bender.

Patrick (Forum Supporter)
Patrick (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
6/15/20 8:58 p.m.

Bite my shiny metal pimpmobile, Pete

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