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  • T-REX
    started a topic 1998 Grand Caravan.....440 mid engine bracket toy!!

    1998 Grand Caravan.....440 mid engine bracket toy!!

    Well, been several yeerz since tha PT Croozer project, and sum people voted Obummer back in office, so I ain't got tha money to boat race no mo, so I have decided to build a caravan, with a 440 located behind tha front seats.....I have alwayz been tagged az Not bein normal, so may az well proove it!!.....

    This iz a LOW budjit build, use'in stuff I have lay'in around, or have been give'in, or swap for!!!...Body wuz given to me from a friend, that toll me hiz mom wanted it out ov her yard!!...I aim to pleeze!!!...Got it....8 3/4" rear wuz under a dart I had aquired, 4:10 geer, spool, and Mozier axels(it wuz shorteded for the dart, and fit purfektly under the van)...I have Weldwheels with 28"X 10.5 slicks, but they are juss TOO small for tha van...Not because they won't hook, but juss look funny!!!.....Front end will be a strait axel out ov a Jeep Gran Cherokee, but remove'in tha coil springs and wishbones to use leaf springs, and rack and pinion steer'in....Roll cage iz from a 39 chevy PU that My buddy took out...it will be fitted to make a 10 point cage for tha van....

    Rite now, I an tear'in stuff up, and scrap'in under coat'in, and sound deadn'in stuff...Have cut tha floor, and fix'd the rear frame to set up rear, and ride hieght......

    Heer'z a few pics...will take more az thangz progress!!



  • BK
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    kool video

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  • T-REX
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    https://www.facebook.com/ragedoutstr...8654069578101/

    BK...thia iz a video made @ thunder road raceway in Shrevesport.....Guy dun it wit hiz fone!!........Ran a 11:40 , 116mph ......003 light (yea, I'm dat good, lol) ...It wuz 98 degreez @ 8;30 pm!!!
















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  • T-REX
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    I'm out here in tha swamp, try'in ta figger out this new hitekk stuff.......
    Last edited by T-REX; 12-29-2016, 05:10 PM.

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  • Cranky
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    Where are you T?

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  • BK
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    Originally posted by Old_Demon View Post
    Below is a video of T-Rex's first run taken by a mudstain driver. He doesn't know Michael, just ran across it by accident.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Ulf...ature=youtu.be
    ask T Rex to make vdeeo public in his YouTubevsettings

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  • Brucekoukalaka
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    Originally posted by Old_Demon View Post
    Below is a video of T-Rex's first run taken by a mudstain driver. He doesn't know Michael, just ran across it by accident.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Ulf...ature=youtu.be
    Unfortunately I was unable to watch the video as youtube says I need permission But I must admit this was a very interesting build

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  • Old_Demon
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    Latest pics of the Cheap Thrill. First runs tonight with the new motor and converter.



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  • Old_Demon
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    Below is a video of T-Rex's first run taken by a mudstain driver. He doesn't know Michael, just ran across it by accident.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Ulf...ature=youtu.be

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  • 80 Aspen RT
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    Gawd that sounds like fun!!!! Nice passes!!

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  • T-REX
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    Lil update on tha Van...Sold my lil drag bote, so I decided to build anuther mota fer tha van...I decided to go with a 440 source, 512 stroker kit, wit 10.5 flat tops...Bought sum second hand 440 source aluminium heds, then I cleen'd them up, and polished an matched tha exhaust ports...Intakes got sum attention, but they matched tha 440 torque'r manifold juss rite!!...Bought a used roller cam (530 lift, 282/290 dur) and a used set ov 440 source roller rockers...Used tha 850 Quick fuel carb on a 3" spacer(with 4" X 14" air filter).........First pass iz my brane dead pass, so I took off in second geer(agin)...Spun tha tire Purdy hard...I don't usually have to heet tha tire, so I didn't that time, juss cleen'd them off...Had shift lite set @ 5K, and it came on at tha hit, and never went off....11.66 @ 113. 60', 1.58.....Second pass, took of in first, spun a lil less( thought I had heet'd tire, but not enuff)...Shift light lit, and stayed on, so I juss shifted at random....60', 1.48, 11'52 @ 115( I did look at tha tach @ tha lights, and it wuz on 7400!!!....I then figger'd sumpth'in wrong!!....3rd pass hook'd tires, first geer, I had raised shiftlight to 6300, and it came on before 60 ' and stayed on!!....thru lights @ 7400.......11.78 @ 112...........Reelized tranny(or converter wuz goin away)....Got my bruther to make a pass so I could watch tire, and lissen to tha mota...he left @ 2 K, and mota jump'd to shift point, and I couldn't tell when he shifted...so, my diagnosis wuz confirmd!!!....It still went a 11.80 @ 111mph!!!...........Mota ran flawless, and made reely good power!!....I figger'd a 12flat to 11.90, and wuz reely impress'd wit tha mota even after tha second geer, tire spinn'n launch!!....I thank therez sum 11.0's in tha ole van when I kin git all tha power to tha ground!!......I reckon dat ain't bad fer a 4500# sled!!. ...Oh well, Now ya no tha rest ov tha story!!

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  • Old_Demon
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    Link to an article about the van.

    http://speedsociety.com/cheap-thrill...big-block/?dom

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  • 80 Aspen RT
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    Lol...glad your back T, always fun readn yer posts.

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  • T-REX
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    Hello gentlemen, and U too kranky!!.....I been kina in hibernation an busy yher lately.....I started a new project fer them boyz, but juss ain't got around ta post'in bout it.......First off, I'm still az goodlook'in az ever, an twice az kocky!!....Now az fer tha van...It'z had a few changes thru tha lass yeer...nut'in major, juss lil thangz that's eazy in tha wallet....I added fresh air to tha mota, thru 2 scoops on tha roof...Swapp'd my 750 Edlebrock for a 850, quickfuel carb....Picked up 60' and 1/8th mile times, and a mile or 2 on top end....Also added a inline water pump in tha lower rad hose...that solved sum "air bubble" issues I wuz have'in.....Went ta track 3 weekz ago and ran 5 passes, 12:22, 12:20, 12:24, 12:22, and 12:38(took off in second geer)....shifting @ 4800 rpm, goin thru lights @ 5600.......Went yesterday and made 2 passes...12:33, 12:77...Left front caliper wuz not releese'in, so smoked a set ov pad's, and prolly warped a rotor!!....All iz good......Sold my lil race bote, so tha ole stockie 440 will be nudged out by a new 512 stroker mota....Front brakes will git sum attention too........Oh, I said tha lil van wuz gunna be a tad on tha heavy side, well I wuz wrong!!....nut'in slight about a 4480# racecar!!...LOL....It'z logged 93 passes, an still goin!!!....Hope I'm still goin @ 93!!!

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  • 80 Aspen RT
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    I was wondering too, that van is friggen cool.
    While we are reminiscing, what happened to 270SE? I have no seen him post here or on the Aspen Volare site for a long time.

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