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Old 06-17-2010, 01:52 PM
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really nice. good job.
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Old 06-18-2010, 12:13 AM
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Thanks for the comps fellas , I'm happy with how it's turning out too. Sometimes in the middle of a build I get to wondering if it will come out anything like the picture in my head so it feels good see it come together.
Here's a few more pics of the interior, also I welded in a flange and put a cap on the collectors, couldn't take the blowby noise anymore.
I also scraped off the PlastiCote Hi temp silver paint - that stuff is crap, always flaking off no matter how clean it is . Resprayed the headers with VHT Flameproof flat silver, it's the best I know of, nobody has it around here anymore, got it from, where else, Ebay.
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Old 06-18-2010, 06:20 AM
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Nice! Compliments on your work!

How long have you been at this build?
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Old 06-18-2010, 12:18 PM
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as i have said before.. you do great work... It turned out awesome.. How does it drive?

You will have to let us know what people guess it is when you start taking it places
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Old 06-18-2010, 04:12 PM
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Can't say enough about this build!!! Great ride!!!
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Old 06-18-2010, 10:11 PM
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Nice! Compliments on your work!

How long have you been at this build?
Thanks ! I started on it in November of 2009, it took longer than I expected, due to all the body fab plus making extra things like the fenders , and 3 tries at the aircleaner, etc. Worth the effort I guess..

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as i have said before.. you do great work... It turned out awesome.. How does it drive?

You will have to let us know what people guess it is when you start taking it places
Thanks again. Drives great !! I haven't driven on skinny bias ply tires for a long time but they work great, not too much tendency to tramline. At normal ride hieght - about 3" up from what you see in the pics - it only needs 30 psi front and rear so it makes for a nice ride.
With the 30" tires, 3.00 rear gears and 700R4 trans it's only turning about 1800 rpm at 60 mph ! So most of the time around town it's pretty much just idling and with the lumpy cam it has a tendency to load up the plugs. Since the engine is fresh, I haven't been thrashing on it, what it needs is a good highway krooze....
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Old 06-18-2010, 10:16 PM
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Nice! Compliments on your work!

How long have you been at this build?
Thanks ! I started on it in November of 2009, it took longer than I expected, due to all the body fab plus making extra things like the fenders , and 3 tries at the aircleaner, etc. Worth the effort I guess..

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as i have said before.. you do great work... It turned out awesome.. How does it drive?

You will have to let us know what people guess it is when you start taking it places
Thanks again. Drives great !! I haven't driven on skinny bias ply tires for a long time but they work great, not too much tendency to tramline. At normal ride hieght - about 3" up from what you see in the pics - it only needs 30 psi front and rear so it makes for a nice ride.
With the 30" tires, 3.00 rear gears and 700R4 trans it's only turning about 1800 rpm at 60 mph ! So most of the time around town it's pretty much just idling and with the lumpy cam it has a tendency to load up the plugs. Since the engine is fresh, I haven't been thrashing on it, what it needs is a good highway krooze....
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Old 06-19-2010, 06:59 AM
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This truck is just plain beautiful. Thank you SO MUCH for taking the time to share your craftsmanship with us.

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Old 06-19-2010, 01:24 PM
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Simply stunning! Congrats on a truly unique truck.
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Old 06-23-2010, 12:30 AM
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The engine just hasn't been running right and a couple rockers keep getting out of adjustment so today I got serious and tore it apart. Bad news for sure - two cam lobes wiped out !! I used lots of cam lube and did the proper break in routine, 20 min. @ 2000 rpm and still this happened. I have to wonder if this Speedpro cam was a dud from the get go. The springs are regular Z28 ones so not too stiff - has anyone else had trouble with Speedpro cams and lifters?? The lifters also were tough to adjust right - zero lash hot, not like regular Chev lifters where you add 1/2 turn to preload them.
Of course I went too radical on the duration to get the big lumpy cam sound and that made the bottom end power lousy plus the single plane manifold didn't help there either.
So today I ordered a new Comp cam and lifters with less duration hopefully will have better luck this time...
I'm also suspicious of the Demon carb, it was cheap but just seems to run ragged on part throttle and generally runs rich even with the idle screws turned right in. I might toss it and go with what always works for me right out of the box, a good ol' HOLLEY. Anybody else had bad experiences with these Demon carbs ?
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