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Old 01-04-2013, 07:45 PM
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bygddy,you have to track down paintedjesters tunnel ram street car,it will make you smile.he has a couple tunnelram engines,one for his wife
Hmmm, checked his profile but can't find anything on his toys....maybe he will chime in....would love to see some more tunnel ram stuff....I'm wearing Google out searching lol....

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Old 01-04-2013, 07:47 PM
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some people think that pick ups are street cars? aero dynamics of a house,,,to each their own true.
I choose a small block single 4 bbl to beat up big blocks/blower cars/tunnel ram cars and my car can turn corners without rolling the tires off the rims,,,
to each their own
So your street/strip car moonlights as a NASCAR on the weekends?
Who cares if it can TURN!

Years ago, I was looking for a decent deal on a rolling chassis.
I planned to do a small-block VEGA or something like that.
I couldn't find anything close enough to me for a decent price.
So I decided to go a different route.
I had the old stepside truck for 20 years. I had no plans to ever sell it, so I decided I would build it instead of trying to find someone elses project.
( The truck has sentimental value. )
Trucks are not aerodynamic. It takes more effort to make them go!
I could have made a 9-second small block Vega easy.
You see lots of Chevy S10 trucks at the track, but not as many full-size pickups.
I'm not the quickest, but i'm still having fun with the old girl.
That's what is more important to me.
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Funny.

I've been drag racing since the 80's.
If someone tells you something you don't want to hear, it's easy to just marginalize and dismiss them.

Like I said, if you want to run that tunnel ram because you like the way they look, then fine. I have nothing to say about that.
Lots of people like the way they "look".
Last car show I went to... they were everywhere.
Aw man.....I tried to make nice ...I don't do car shows often, stuff parked is dull....Fri nights we go screw around at a Tim hortons where everyone converges, sometimes up to a couple hundred cars. But its an in, then out cruising, then back for coffee and stories...I drive my junk.....
And I hear stuff I don't want to everyday....been married 17 years
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Old 01-04-2013, 07:55 PM
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Lol.....OK, some of my junk gets missmatched, and due to budget or asthetics its always a compromise....oh lord pls dont call it a "street rod" lol....I make fun of my dad and uncle for being lawn chair riding street rod guys....but your right, its not a race car by any stretch of the imagination, it may see the track 4 or 5 times a year. Its really an 80's cheeseball pro street build, that was complete with teal paint and pink stripes....its going to be a beater hotrod for me that is about as brutal as I can afford. I had said elswhere, if i can get this big pig into a mid, or god help me low 12, i would be exstatic. And if I could run a BBC with an 871 I would, believe me....but I do have a thing for tunnel rams and with no hood I'm absolutely stoked about this build....so yes....I may have been a tad defensive lol....for that I apologize.
It's okay.
I was pretty blunt about my opinion, so I see why you were defensive about it.
Your setup will look pretty cool in that chassis. I'm not knocking ya.

It's just that from a "performance standpoint", I never did like tunnel rams on street engines.

Don't let anyone stop you from building your dream.
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Old 01-04-2013, 07:59 PM
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Aw man.....I tried to make nice ...I don't do car shows often, stuff parked is dull....Fri nights we go screw around at a Tim hortons where everyone converges, sometimes up to a couple hundred cars. But its an in, then out cruising, then back for coffee and stories...I drive my junk.....
And I hear stuff I don't want to everyday....been married 17 years
Nah, we made up. It's all good!


If I was in your area, I would join you on them friday nights.
I don't have anything like that in my town.
Hardly anyone does street/strip cars here.

A few old guys have rolling paint and chrome, and some kids do the rice-burner thing, but nobody does the old-school V8's anymore.

Closest 1/4 mile track is 3 hours away.
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And I hear stuff I don't want to everyday....been married 17 years
Oh Lord.

I got tired of dealing with women, so I am retired from that now.
More time and money for the hobbies!
I can't STAND some crazy b---h trying to boss me around. I don't put up with that.

And from my short time on this earth, I have learned... ALL women are crazy.
It's just a matter of "HOW crazy". Some are less crazy than others, but they are all insane.
The older they get, the worse they get.

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So your street/strip car moonlights as a NASCAR on the weekends?

rofl . Ive owned 3 BB pick ups,all 454s.road racing is exactly the same as nascar,lol...
the most fun with a car like mine is knocking over pylons in gymkahana parking lot races. They do frown on the straight away burn outs,but crowds like it.
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So your street/strip car moonlights as a NASCAR on the weekends?

rofl . Ive owned 3 BB pick ups,all 454s.road racing is exactly the same as nascar,lol...
the most fun with a car like mine is knocking over pylons in gymkahana parking lot races. They do frown on the straight away burn outs,but crowds like it.
Dammit, I kinda want my C3 back now.....I blame you
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Oh Lord.

I got tired of dealing with women, so I am retired from that now.
More time and money for the hobbies!
I can't STAND some crazy b---h trying to boss me around. I don't put up with that.

And from my short time on this earth, I have learned... ALL women are crazy.
It's just a matter of "HOW crazy". Some are less crazy than others, but they are all insane.
The older they get, the worse they get.

Lol....tell us how you really feel....someone took you to the cleaners it sounds like....
Meh, she puts up with my sht, makes me laugh everyday, is still lots of fun to look at so I have no complaints ......and she makes twice the dollars I do lol....you think I'm cheap now, without her I'm driving a clapped out citation or something....
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Bygddy,from May long week end until sept Long weekend every Thursday we have a cruise in from 6 ish to 8:30 ish at the A&W at 228th and lougheed hiway. The cars then migrate to Timmys about 4 miles to the west.
The september weekend last year we probably had 1,000 cars.The cops shut down 4 square blocks for us,cars parked all over the street/live band etc.
race cars/old cars/bike/trucks/old 5 tonne flat decks/imports/super cars,all are welcome.
couple oddities for example,lotus elan with a V-6,,,914 with a V-8,mazda 1200 coupe v-8
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Nah, we made up. It's all good!


If I was in your area, I would join you on them friday nights.
I don't have anything like that in my town.
Hardly anyone does street/strip cars here.

A few old guys have rolling paint and chrome, and some kids do the rice-burner thing, but nobody does the old-school V8's anymore.

Closest 1/4 mile track is 3 hours away.
So, its a mall parking lot, with a Tim hortons there, and on every Fri night, everyone ends up there, and their are 2 sides to the parking lot, import stuff ends up on one side, bikes and hotrods on the other, there's always tunes, and ********* with train horns, and guys bouncing their junk of their rev limiters, some burnouts, and some general sillyness, people leave together, and may see some street stuff, then back to discuss, and we do get some neat junk, from 8 sec race cars that drive in, to 800hp dyno queen skylines, to rat rods and stretched choppers, lifted trucks and lowriders, we see it all....we had an integra with a heavilh boosted b18 sitting in the back seat, rwd, running mid 11's with zero chassis set up and all home built by a 22yr old kid in his parents garage....or a 67 camaro with a shafiroff 582 and elec cutouts that makes your heart pound.....and all of it gets driven, and abused, and shown off.....the nastier it is, the more entertaining.....some of it sounds kinda fast and furious cheesy, but I gotta be honest....its pretty amazing some nights seeing it all come together I one place....sigh.....I miss summer.
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Bygddy,from May long week end until sept Long weekend every Thursday we have a cruise in from 6 ish to 8:30 ish at the A&W at 228th and lougheed hiway. The cars then migrate to Timmys about 4 miles to the west.
The september weekend last year we probably had 1,000 cars.The cops shut down 4 square blocks for us,cars parked all over the street/live band etc.
race cars/old cars/bike/trucks/old 5 tonne flat decks/imports/super cars,all are welcome.
couple oddities for example,lotus elan with a V-6,,,914 with a V-8,mazda 1200 coupe v-8
See, that's cool.....very cool....its too bad your so far away, our best Fridays are head to luskville dragway for open cruise night, sign your waiver, pay 20$ and run anything, as many times as you want, no tech, no grief, run your buddies all night, that ends around 1030, then its head to timmies and drink your coffee and talk about what was or wasn't fast ...this usually goes on till about 1am....then we head home, trying to avoid the emmisions cops....and avoid getting caught playing light to light hero with your buddies....then home and car gets tucked in safe and sound....wow....I really miss summer lol.
And did you say a 914 with an 8? Must Google...never seen that before!
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bygddy: F-bird has been a positive advocate for the TR's...
I don't post alot however seeing its on TR's share my setup. Years back helping out with friends cars/drag with carb tuning I decided to 'freshing" up a "street/strip" combo. A 30 over 427bbc with Edel roval port heads, comp extreme energy solid cam, with 10.75 comp. Then I wanted to do a dyno test comparison between edel rpm air gap and the dart single plane both where done with a BG mighty demon 850dp (The dyno guy was surprised at how well the single plane intake had done). And once I had a pair of holley 650dp's done we then ran the weiand pro-ram (eye candy is what the dyno guy called it ). Now this is from memory... the air gap 525hp@6400, Dart actually "peaked" at 6300rpm with 540hp. Now with the TR setup he ended up running flowmaster mufflers for the noise and admitted it would take some power away, It made 540hp@6400rpm, what we noticed was that the TR and the air gap were within couple of HP/TQ from start of pull 3500rpm to about 5000rpm then the TR pulled away and equaled the single plane but still carried thru where the single plane was going down (Now the dyno guy is a believer). There is a little more time setting up a TR however taking the time to tune any combo is key vs bolting on and going.
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Almost forgot here is a pic of my setup:
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Do you have a dial caliper on hand there?
want you to measure the compression height on those.
Tell me the pin hole diameter and the distance from the pin hole to the piston top
using the dial caliper.

CH='s measured distance from pin hole edge to the piston top + (half of the pin hole diameter)
We checked that at the shop today, well one of my guys did.....does 1.561 make sense? I had called summit to confirm before ordering that they werntn "rebuilder" slugs at 1.540 and was assured they wernt. I suspect I'm just off a tad andc they are actually 1.560..!!
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