TheV8Kid
TheV8Kid Dork
11/16/20 7:25 a.m.

We were really bummed to not be able to make it this year. We had a marathon effort right up until the end, but it just wasn't in the cards.

 

DeadSkunk  (Warren)
DeadSkunk (Warren) PowerDork
11/16/20 2:18 p.m.

You know, if you would just stop putting turbos on everything you wouldn't break transmissions.............wink

TheV8Kid
TheV8Kid Dork
11/16/20 4:50 p.m.

In reply to DeadSkunk (Warren) :

Now where's the fun in that?!?

Stampie (FS)
Stampie (FS) MegaDork
11/16/20 5:36 p.m.

Nelson family knowledge drop of the day 

Use a longer transmission because then your driveshaft can be shorter and cheaper.

Ranger50
Ranger50 UltimaDork
11/16/20 10:10 p.m.

In reply to Stampie (FS) :

Until your driveshaft angles suck so bad, you eat ujoints like I eat ibuprofen in the morning...

Mr_Asa
Mr_Asa SuperDork
11/16/20 10:14 p.m.

In reply to Ranger50 :

Careful with that.  I got prescribed enough motrin in the military that it actually made me allergic to it, woke up one day puking so bad that eventually I was throwing up water, horrible stomach pains, enough stomach acid through my throat that it changed my voice for a week or so while it healed.  My GI tract hasn't been right since and heartburn is an instant away.

CrustyRedXpress (Forum Supporter)
CrustyRedXpress (Forum Supporter) Reader
11/18/20 9:08 p.m.

Love those vids-thanks!

wheels777
wheels777 UltraDork
11/19/20 4:40 a.m.
Ranger50 said:

In reply to Stampie (FS) :

Until your driveshaft angles suck so bad, you eat ujoints like I eat ibuprofen in the morning...

Have we built a (any) car(s) that make(s) you suspect that driveshaft angles are not correct?

 

wheels777
wheels777 UltraDork
11/19/20 4:43 a.m.

3rd pass.  175K miles.  Junkyard fresh.  

759NRNG (Forum Partidario)
759NRNG (Forum Partidario) UltraDork
11/20/20 5:27 p.m.

This madness is always much awaited for (at least for me ). Was there a build thread here .....or is this one of those........please subscribe to my Ytube??? 

wheels777
wheels777 UltraDork
11/21/20 3:23 a.m.
759NRNG (Forum Partidario) said:

This madness is always much awaited for (at least for me ). Was there a build thread here .....or is this one of those........please subscribe to my Ytube??? 

YouTube.   The car was part of a video series.  It has a strong following in the 4200 world. 

wheels777
wheels777 UltraDork
11/22/20 8:17 a.m.

https://youtu.be/Fj_jgq5-3sc

 

Stampie (FS)
Stampie (FS) MegaDork
11/22/20 5:31 p.m.

Because it's worth embedding just for Andrew's fist of triumph.

 

Catch22
Catch22 New Reader
11/23/20 2:30 p.m.

That's awesome.  I'm always impressed with the quality of the equipment that your family creates!

 

Hope to see you all at next years event!

Vigo (Forum Supporter)
Vigo (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
11/24/20 1:38 p.m.

I skimmed the transmission rebuild  in some places but there were some pretty good/funny moments in there!

 

And yeah.. I never saw a sprag like that.. wow. surprise

Congrats on the the number!

wheels777
wheels777 UltraDork
11/24/20 2:36 p.m.
Vigo (Forum Supporter) said:

I skimmed the transmission rebuild  in some places but there were some pretty good/funny moments in there!

 

And yeah.. I never saw a sprag like that.. wow. surprise

Congrats on the the number!

Sometimes $20 transmissions are just $20 transmissions. 

759NRNG (Forum Partidario)
759NRNG (Forum Partidario) UltraDork
11/24/20 6:03 p.m.

Fairmont futura

Fairmont wagon

studebaker LARK

pontiac astre

split pee  (DSM)

PACC 'murder' NOVA

are there any others in the "barn"????

 

wheels777
wheels777 UltraDork
11/24/20 8:41 p.m.
759NRNG (Forum Partidario) said:

Fairmont futura

Fairmont wagon

studebaker LARK

pontiac astre

split pee  (DSM)

PACC 'murder' NOVA

are there any others in the "barn"????

 

Datsun ( 9.521 at the Challenge)

Fiat

Sunbird (9.64 at 142.55, never owned an Astre)

Vette

60 Stude Gasser

Roadster

59 Lark

47 F1

Monza

54 Stude (18 Land Speed records - 179.644 highest)

87 Camaro (next LSR car)

85 Crapmaro (9.34@144 street car)

And others

cruisermatt
cruisermatt New Reader
11/25/20 7:58 p.m.

In reply to wheels777 :

I'm expecting to find something similar when I tear into my $20 Th400 that quit shifting at the Challenge laugh

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