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Old 09/07/17, 07:51 PM   #166
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...Horse power is a little lower than I had expected though at 340.
At what rpm? Could it have spun up farther?
What about the top end curve? Did it start to taper off or was it still climbing?
I'm thinking that the 340 is right about where you would expect one with that level of a torque curve and old-school technology (mostly) so I think you're right on the money and it's going to pull like a tank and feel like a dragster compared to most Bronco engines!

And maybe the lower HP number will be a good thing in one area. It might mean a higher vacuum signal in the intake. Which is going to be a good thing with the vacuum brake booster.

Wait and see. It's gonna be fun.
Of course, you knew that already...

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Old 09/07/17, 08:42 PM   #167
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is that on 'ol school Don Garlits tach?
It is a replica...

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Your pictures look like you guys need some sleep. As an old philosopher Jerry Reed once said. You got a long ways to go and a short time to get there.
Best wishes.
That is my cousin and my Dad in the photos after a long day of shoehorning the engine in, and we were all a little bit tired! My cousin John who also helped and myself are not pictured.

[QUOTE=DirtDonk;3006763]At what rpm? Could it have spun up farther?

I had it dyno'd up to 5000 rpms and the numbers were still climbing. I told the builder not to bother going any higher since I won't hit 5000 with the way I intend to use it.
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Old 09/07/17, 08:48 PM   #168
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I picked away at a few small details this evening with the little time I had available. PCV hose and power brake booster hose connected. Right exhaust manifold installed and started mocking up exhaust. USB charging ports and cigarette lighters for charging installed in dash. Fuse panel mounted on dash. Stella bracket mounted. Mount for my 12.9 IPad mounted...that Coca-Cola bottle opener was on the truck when my cousin bought it in '96.
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Old 09/07/17, 08:56 PM   #169
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so awesome. Looking great.

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Old 09/08/17, 09:17 AM   #170
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WHEN YOU spinning down here to take me for a rip? looking really cool Dave!

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Old 09/08/17, 10:45 PM   #171
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I picked away at a few small details this evening with the little time I had available. PCV hose and power brake booster hose connected. Right exhaust manifold installed and started mocking up exhaust. USB charging ports and cigarette lighters for charging installed in dash. Fuse panel mounted on dash. Stella bracket mounted. Mount for my 12.9 IPad mounted...that Coca-Cola bottle opener was on the truck when my cousin bought it in '96.
That's awesome.. Just them little things make it so much more special

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Old 09/08/17, 10:47 PM   #172
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November is frighteningly close!
It's crazy how time seems to fly by.. But you'll get there. We're pulling for ya sir

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Old 09/11/17, 04:17 AM   #173
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Thank you for all of the encouragement!

I had a productive weekend. I fabricated the alternator and power steering pump upper brackets to fit the Cleveland heads. My cousin John helped to sort out the exhaust for both sides, I just need a few pieces from NAPA to button them up. I finished modifying my radiator support and it's reinforcement on the drivers side, I will button up the passenger side reinforcement next, it just needs a tube run from the shock hoop. My father has been installing the firewall and floor tin and he should be able to finish all but the transmission tunnel next Sunday.

New driveshafts have been ordered from Tom Woods...

My new windshield is installed...

Next I will need to sort out my radiator overflow, fan, fan shroud, ignition coil mounts, power steering cooler and hoses (maybe a filter?), fuel line, fuel filter and start wiring...
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Old 09/17/17, 07:57 PM   #174
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More progress...The front and rear drive shafts are installed. The Cactus Smasher is painted and installed. Oil, temp and volts gauges are installed. Radiator support, radiator and grille are installed and the overflow tank is sorted. I need another trip to NAPA for belts and hoses and some fittings for the overflow tank. I started figuring out my fuel fill and fuel line...
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Old 09/18/17, 08:49 AM   #175
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Looking good! You'll be testing soon, hopefully before the weather really starts changing there. Are you coming out early to pre-run? Obviously it'll depend on how smoothly the testing goes, but just wondering if you were planning on it. I'll be at the B1K running support the first half, but not going to La Paz. I'll definitely look for you at contingency.

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Old 10/05/17, 04:48 AM   #176
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Looking good! You'll be testing soon, hopefully before the weather really starts changing there. Are you coming out early to pre-run? Obviously it'll depend on how smoothly the testing goes, but just wondering if you were planning on it. I'll be at the B1K running support the first half, but not going to La Paz. I'll definitely look for you at contingency.
Hello Bukin...Time is getting scarce, I doubt that I will do any pre-running. Most of my testing will be done while driving across the country towing my trailer! We did not get to pre-run 20 years ago either. I look forward to meeting you out there...
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Old 10/05/17, 08:32 AM   #177
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Alright, cool buddy. I like your style! It's definitely crunch time. I haven't seen the vintage course yet but I heard it's around 200 miles shorter than the main as another attempt to keep the old iron from getting scrapped by a TT. Best of luck to you and I'll see you there.
We're starting testing the 17th. I need to get certified for a new pressurized re-fueling system we're using.
You should run in the NORRA 1000 in April. I know it would be hard to do both when you have to make a living and have family, etc., but after all, it is the happiest race on earth ��

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Old 10/09/17, 07:21 AM   #178
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Some more progress...Roof is on, right and left quarter panels are installed with flares. Doors are latched and adjusted. Tailgate is installed. Battery cables are made and routed. Fuel line routed. Alternator and starter are wired. Over flow for radiator installed. Exhaust is done. Hood is on so I could measure for air cleaner height, not much room! Still a lot to do...
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Old 10/09/17, 05:12 PM   #179
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A little more today...Roof light bar and lights are mounted. 7 pin receptacle for the trailer installed. Heated and bent the Hurst shifter to clear my JB Fab twin sticks. Monte Carlo bar and coil mounts installed. More work on the transmission tunnel...
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Old 10/09/17, 07:12 PM   #180
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I may have missed it - are you running in vintage or Class 3?

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