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« on: May 06, 2013, 06:32:48 AM »

Time to begin the build diary for my Lakester Project.
I am currently the DLRA Chief Timer and have been involved with the setting up and running of our Speed Week at Lake Gairdner here in Oz for a number of years now.
A passionate early Hemi devotee, I have for some time been planning and gathering parts and developing resources for this project.

Setting out on the shop floor.


Up onto a jig for the build.


Lots of photos taken to work out a design



Put the measurements (and concept) into the CAD program


And away we go with the construction.





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« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2013, 06:46:58 AM »

Interesting design... Is that 2 x 3 box for the main frame?
What wall thickness and tubing diameter are you using? I
look forward to seeing this build!
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« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2013, 07:10:10 AM »

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« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2013, 07:16:48 AM »

Interesting design... Is that 2 x 3 box for the main frame?
What wall thickness and tubing diameter are you using? I
look forward to seeing this build!
Main frame box is 2 x 4 x with the rear section 2 x 4 x 3/16 and tubing is 42mm OD x 3.2mm
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« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2013, 07:29:13 AM »

Very cool. What class will you be running? Nothing like a Hemi for an instant cool factor  afro
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« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2013, 07:42:45 AM »

Yep neat car, and those early hemi's have been very cool for almost 60' year's now.

Boy does that date us grey hairs, wow where did it go

Looking forward to watching your build and seeing your complete racer

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« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2013, 07:44:32 PM »

Very cool. What class will you be running? Nothing like a Hemi for an instant cool factor  afro

I have a 301 (Poly block) for D/FL and also a strong 331 for C/GL plus an assortment of Desoto and Dodge Hemis that have potential in E class.
 Currently the records here in OZ are open for C & D/FL and C/GL is 178.882 MPH. cheesy cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2013, 10:13:38 PM »


I have a 301 (Poly block) for D/FL and also a strong 331 for C/GL plus an assortment of Desoto and Dodge Hemis that have potential in E class.
 Currently the records here in OZ are open for C & D/FL and C/GL is 178.882 MPH. cheesy cheesy

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« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2013, 05:23:56 AM »

Onto the front axle assembly yesterday.
Material is 2" diameter x " wall chrome moly.

Initial caster set up is around 25 but can be adjusted up to 30 or back down to 20.  Any comments on this as I have been reading lots of suggestions and builds that vary this set up.




Will be running 4 wheel brakes on the car.
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« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2013, 07:37:41 AM »

From the pics, it also looks like you will be running rear suspension
Or is that just for adjustable ride height?
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« Reply #10 on: May 07, 2013, 08:01:03 AM »

I put a lot of miles on an early Hemi 1/4 of a mile at a time. That was in the good old days when I could still afford to run a 1/4 mile at a time.

I ran the motors @ 404 C.I. at 200MPH as the speed went up from there it started get to be a challenge to keep the bock together. It was either go to aluminum block or hang up the spurs, the spurs went onto the peg on the wall.

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« Reply #11 on: May 07, 2013, 09:43:31 AM »


I have a 301 (Poly block) for D/FL and also a strong 331 for C/GL plus an assortment of Desoto and Dodge Hemis that have potential in E class.
 Currently the records here in OZ are open for C & D/FL and C/GL is 178.882 MPH. cheesy cheesy

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Grumm, you crack me up.  rolleyes Wayno
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« Reply #12 on: May 07, 2013, 10:35:26 AM »

Every man & his dog have a different opinion on caster but you can't go wrong with what you have.
Looking pretty tidy there Mate!
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« Reply #13 on: May 07, 2013, 12:28:50 PM »

Hi Rouse

Had two friends that worked the Milodon nite shift welding up those main cap girdles, as he sold a bunch of them for keeping the crank in the block.

You also needed a knoched pan to match the gasket rails.

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« Reply #14 on: May 07, 2013, 12:54:20 PM »

My thoughts on running /FL on alcohol?
Seems like a lot of guys run them filled
or half filled and just cool the heads.
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