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Old 12-30-2012, 06:17 PM
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Thank you Street Rodder Magazine

Couldn't have said it better myself..........

"When talk turns to traditional hot rods few cars can compete with a great track roadster. The blending of vintage race car and hot rod components keep them in a class of their own."



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Old 12-30-2012, 08:04 PM
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Very cool! A buddy of mine is in the Feb 2013 issue with his traditional 34 called "Rockabilly Hot rod". He is a drummer in an awesome Rockabilly band.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZ1B...layer_embedded

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Old 12-30-2012, 09:22 PM
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Nicely done, man!
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Old 12-30-2012, 09:38 PM
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The journalist did all his research via my neighbors parked near me. I was cooling off and snoozing in my hotel room. My stubby shifter for the manual 5-speed caught his attention as 99% of the Ts are autos, so he asked around and found out that it "corners like it is on rails" from the guy that followed me up the mountain to Rock City.
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Old 12-30-2012, 09:44 PM
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It does look like a ball to drive, you did a fine job that is for sure.

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Brian,

I'm swapping engines again next month (the winter project). Decided to have a real pro build this one, Scott Shafiroff Racing's fuel injected 427 sbc. Won't have the grunt at 2800 rpm of the engine I'm pulling out, but will have good zing at the top end.

525 hp @ 5600
550 lb/ft @ 4200

And of course all it has to push is 1790 lbs.

The ET calculator says 9.25 seconds for the 1/4, better than 1.5 seconds faster than the last zinger engine, and 2+ seconds faster than my current torquey engine.
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All I can say is WOW, I have never had anything anywhere near that fast. I can only imagine, must be wild.

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Old 12-30-2012, 10:54 PM
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Brian,

Since your a neighbor (almost) you know my area in the Sierra Foothills is the perfect place road-wise to enjoy the ride. I hope during next cruising season you cross the valley and come to Placerville at Hog Wild Ribs for our 1st and 3rd Monday of the month gathering, we'll go for a ride.



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I guess it depends on what you like..
Sure beats a EV..
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I guess it depends on what you like..
Sure beats a EV..
Don't know what you like, but I like pulling 1.02G in turns and have a nice idling, good street manners ride that can rip a 9 second 1/4. It is all about low CG and minimal mass.

To me, if it is over 2000 lbs, it is too heavy. As light as a GT40 is (2400 lbs), and I still would like to have one, it would take over 700 hp to get a 9.25 ET. A late 60's muscle car at 3900 lbs would take over 1,100 hp for the same performance. It is just so much easier to run a light weight car with a mild, streetable engine.
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i sure like the bucket bob. you gona put wings on it next? it flyes already. i like the low rpm hi speed.you changin rear gears?
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Don't know what you like, but I like pulling 1.02G in turns and have a nice idling, good street manners ride that can rip a 9 second 1/4. It is all about low CG and minimal mass.

To me, if it is over 2000 lbs, it is too heavy. As light as a GT40 is (2400 lbs), and I still would like to have one, it would take over 700 hp to get a 9.25 ET. A late 60's muscle car at 3900 lbs would take over 1,100 hp for the same performance. It is just so much easier to run a light weight car with a mild, streetable engine.
Has it been down the track to have these times ?? Or did you just figure that out.. Big difference at the track then on paper.. I would love to see it run 9.25 at the track..

I never knew you could have both worlds.. geared high, For the top end, And also be fast in the 1/4 as well...I sure thought it was one or the other..
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Has it been down the track to have these times ?? Or did you just figure that out.. Big difference at the track then on paper.. I would love to see it run 9.25 at the track..

I never knew you could have both worlds.. geared high, For the top end, And also be fast in the 1/4 as well...I sure thought it was one or the other..
The Track-T ran Sacramento Raceway 3 years ago with the 355, 10.8 @ 132. The 383 with 68 hp less runs 11.4 on the G-Tech. The 9.25 is what the 1/4 mile calculator says it could run (traction permitting, good launch) with 525 hp and its current weight.

Like I said Randy, it is a weight thing.
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deckofficer, congrats on the ink in Street Rodder! that's pretty cool they took notice of your neat track-t in that sea of cars.

Awesome!
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deckofficer, congrats on the ink in Street Rodder! that's pretty cool they took notice of your neat track-t in that sea of cars.

Awesome!
Thanks cseay1949. I think the manual transmission caught their attention as most other rides have more bling and shine up better than mine. My neighbor said the guy got on his knees and noticed how low the engine and trans was mounted and 3" shaved off the oil pan for road clearance. He could tell it was built for performance and not show.
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