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11-27-2012 04:43 PM
prostreet6t9 If ya wanted to keep it simple... Get yourself the S10 put a good diff in it.
Install your warmed up SBC leaving the juice off for now and just go have fun.

We did a s10 for my buddy with a pretty tame motor and he'd run 13.50's all day long and he had a blast.

The motor was actually a pretty good fit.
11-27-2012 02:57 PM
kentactic
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Originally Posted by cobalt327 View Post
Ken, you've had every question- no matter how simple or challenging- answered by at least one person and in many cases by several. We take the time out of our lives to help people like you, and this is what you give in return? And all because a couple guys are 'over it' for whatever reason?? I mean, this thread has been going on for a good while now- 10 pages and counting!

But in any event if this shows your ability to handle anything that doesn't go exactly your way, you might be better off not trying to build a race car in the first place. Because I guarantee you- as far as aggravations go, you ain't seen NOTHING yet!!!
Yes its true many have helped. Its just unfourtunate that a few people can ruin the tone of the whole thread by dissmissing it as a waste of time speaking in theory because there isnt a pictire of a car or motor...YET.

If a persons over something then they should stop typing or obviously they arent over it. Its a losing battle to try and keep a thread on track once immaturity has taken over unfourtunatly. Ive learned this over the years using many many forums. When behind the safety of a computer screen some say what they wish they could say in real lufe that ends with a knuckle sandwich. So ill say thanks to the ones who did help and step out.

It has nothing to do with my commotment or drive to complete my project. More so im cutting out to maintain my focus and not get caught up in the good ole internet BS.

Im sure ill post new threads in the future. Perhaps with more specific topics to keep it simple.
11-27-2012 02:45 PM
cobalt327
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Learning so i can get my plan together is speculation overload? A.D.D. Much? Consider this thread abandoned.

I wish i could have been born knowing everything like you guys.

this link should keep you fully engaged for many hours:
Ken, you've had every question- no matter how simple or challenging- answered by at least one person and in many cases by several. We take the time out of our lives to help people like you, and this is what you give in return? And all because a couple guys are 'over it' for whatever reason?? I mean, this thread has been going on for a good while now- 10 pages and counting!

But in any event if this shows your ability to handle anything that doesn't go exactly your way, you might be better off not trying to build a race car in the first place. Because I guarantee you- as far as aggravations go, you ain't seen NOTHING yet!!!
11-27-2012 01:59 PM
kentactic Learning so i can get my plan together is speculation overload? A.D.D. Much? Consider this thread abandoned.

I wish i could have been born knowing everything like you guys.

this link should keep you fully engaged for many hours:

Muscle car - Google Search
11-27-2012 01:38 PM
prostreet6t9
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Originally Posted by techinspector1 View Post
I think 632Mantis nailed it.....Theoretical Speculation Overload.....
I enjoy following along on a build-in-progress. The young man who installed the SBC in the front of the VW sedan with the radiator in the rear is an excellent example.....lots of photos and a clear plan....
http://www.hotrodders.com/forum/v8-1...ed-130845.html
That is a cool car!
11-27-2012 01:20 PM
techinspector1
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ya tech,I watch to see if something new comes up. I prefer to talk about something in progress rather than what might be? My biggest problem is I have to say something even after its over,lol. What about you???
I think 632Mantis nailed it.....Theoretical Speculation Overload.....
I enjoy following along on a build-in-progress. The young man who installed the SBC in the front of the VW sedan with the radiator in the rear is an excellent example.....lots of photos and a clear plan....
http://www.hotrodders.com/forum/v8-1...ed-130845.html
11-27-2012 09:46 AM
kentactic
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I'm convinced one of the best ways to learn to drive is to build a car. When you understand how it ALL goes together and how one little cotter pin missing from a castle nut can cause loss of life you really have a whole new way of looking at it- its no longer just aim and push the pedal.

Then again some people are just retarded and will never learn.
This is exactly why im not buying some already built car. You dont earn the right to drive just buying some ones junk and throwin a crate motor in it.
11-27-2012 09:34 AM
ap72 I'm convinced one of the best ways to learn to drive is to build a car. When you understand how it ALL goes together and how one little cotter pin missing from a castle nut can cause loss of life you really have a whole new way of looking at it- its no longer just aim and push the pedal.

Then again some people are just retarded and will never learn.
11-27-2012 09:31 AM
kentactic
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One of the things that makes hot rodding go around is the concept that anyone can walk up to any car and drive it no matter how fast it is.In my racing career I can tell you I have seen guys with tons of experience step up in a build in a faster car that they found was over their heads to drive.Joe Laspota drove RED's for yrs and bought a Spizter alter.He said it hooked so hard that they had to add padding to the cage because his helmet was hitting giving him headaches.Told us he was having a hard time driving ahead of the car.I was just so blinding fast.Before a steering component broke on it resulting in a crash he was seriously considering selling the car and going back to RED's.

As for myself I have yrs of seat time in 9.90 cars.The current RED I am smart enough to know it is way beyond what I could drive and that is why amongst other reasons why we have a driver for it.

This is only two examples,but I have seen tons more just like it.Makes me wonder about forums like these where we all are giving advise to people we really don't know how to go fast and if in fact we are getting them and who they are racing against into trouble.Ya,ya,the cert driver's test.That is a bunch of horse hockey................
This guys car broke and he crashed. Sounds like he was doing OK until parts broke. Id like to think most people know their limits. I know mine. I guarantee you im going to ***** foot this car until i know im capable. My dad ran 9's in the 80's. I was born to drive. But that dosent mean i have the required skills now. In my little circle im considred a good driver. even though i insist i suck. Im my own biggest critic. Ill tell you right now. If i was placed in a 10's car today and got on it and it got squirly, id let out of it likely causing a crash. It will take time getting comfortable.

I think we should save the holier then though should i be releasing my vast wisdom at the risk of killing people doing this amazing thing that i am capable of. Its just driving a car fast. Thousands do it well. Only practice is required. Its also dangerous. If you are scared of the guy next to you then pop it in reverse because now hes got reason to fear you.
11-27-2012 05:36 AM
1Gary One of the things that makes hot rodding go around is the concept that anyone can walk up to any car and drive it no matter how fast it is.In my racing career I can tell you I have seen guys with tons of experience step up in a build in a faster car that they found was over their heads to drive.Joe Laspota drove RED's for yrs and bought a Spizter alter.He said it hooked so hard that they had to add padding to the cage because his helmet was hitting giving him headaches.Told us he was having a hard time driving ahead of the car.I was just so blinding fast.Before a steering component broke on it resulting in a crash he was seriously considering selling the car and going back to RED's.

As for myself I have yrs of seat time in 9.90 cars.The current RED I am smart enough to know it is way beyond what I could drive and that is why amongst other reasons why we have a driver for it.

This is only two examples,but I have seen tons more just like it.Makes me wonder about forums like these where we all are giving advise to people we really don't know how to go fast and if in fact we are getting them and who they are racing against into trouble.Ya,ya,the cert driver's test.That is a bunch of horse hockey................
11-26-2012 11:05 PM
632Mantis Theoretical speculation overload. I got out several posts ago.

11-26-2012 09:32 PM
vinniekq2 ya tech,I watch to see if something new comes up. I prefer to talk about something in progress rather than what might be? My biggest problem is I have to say something even after its over,lol. What about you???
11-26-2012 09:27 PM
techinspector1
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Originally Posted by vinniekq2 View Post
buy an old pro gas chassis. then bolt something in it and turn some kind of times
Are ya winding down on this one Vinnie?
11-26-2012 09:05 PM
vinniekq2 buy an old pro gas chassis. then bolt something in it and turn some kind of times
11-26-2012 08:45 PM
techinspector1
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Id prefer it as light as possible what ever vehicle so gutted doors welded shut would be in order. It will ride a trailer to and from the track.
Cheapest and fastest ride would be a front-engine dragster. I've seen rollers from $5,000 to $10,000. Add your motor/trans and go 9's or 8's or 7's or 6's, depending on the chassis certification sticker and the amount of horsepressure you're generating. Just be careful and don't buy a car that won't chassis cert.
And by the way, it won't take a whole lot of motor. 350 horsepower will put an 1,800 lb car in the nines.
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