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Author Topic: Working Title: Leatherneck Express, an LSR S-10 from the Wichita, KS area  (Read 677 times)
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« on: October 26, 2017, 09:28:46 PM »

Hey all, this is the first post for my buddy and I's entry into land speed racing.  We bought an '88 S-10 from the classifieds section in this forum.  Buickracer69 had it but a daytrip to St. Louis and the truck was ours.  We're currently in the process of finishing up cancer removal and repainting my '71 K5 Blazer and once that's clear of the shop bay, in comes the S-10.  I've read and re-read several threads on here (brickster's Dakota comes to mind) as well as constantly flipping through the 2017 SCTA rule book in anticipation lol.

The truck ran at Bonneville back in 2004.  It's currently set-up up for a small block chevy and powerglide.  Has a Ford 9" with either a 2.90 or 2.75 gear (can't remember).  Our plan with it is to swap in the driveline from a 2001 Chevy 2500HD donor truck (6.0L LQ4, 4L80), get the safety equipment up to snuff, paint it up, throw a few bolt-ons at it, and go racing.  If only it were as easy to do as it is to type haha...

As far as racing, the plan is to bring a mild C/MMP truck for our first outing (hoping for 2019 if work allows us time to work on it) and in subsequent years, turn up the heat and see what we can coax out of it as a C/BMMP or more serious MMP.  The focus will be LSR but most anything straight line goes.  As to the "working" name.. my buddy and I went into the Corps within a couple months of each other straight out of high school, served our time in different parts of the world, and made it back home with all our fingers and toes.  It's just something I threw at it and we both liked it.

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Loading it up in St. Louis



Quick pit stop for some grub a celebratory brew before the haul home... had to snag a photo



S-10's original (?) drivers



Not-so-current pic of my K5's surgery... It's getting there.  Slowly.

Can't wait to get it going... in the meantime, I'll be reading/researching/daydreaming.  Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2017, 11:35:05 PM »

I remember when Buickracer69 picked up this project - as I recall, "life got in the way". Not the first time - for any of us.  Hope he's well.
Good to see it going to a good home.  Kansas seems to be a hotbed for LSR.

It's never easy, but it's early in the ball game, and your already at second with nobody out.

And it helps to have a team name that references a John Wayne movie.  cheers

See it through - you can do a lot with a simple, straightforward and proven chassis like that.
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« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2017, 09:48:59 AM »

I can see your enthusiasm from way over here in Idaho! My crystal ball shows heaps of fun in your future.
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« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2017, 10:25:18 PM »

I know we're ready to get the ball rolling... Do you guys have any suggestions as far as picture hosting?  I figure I'll probably get trigger happy with a camera once this gets underway.  Photobucket is already keeping the pics from displaying so I'd like to figure something else out.
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« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2017, 11:44:38 PM »

Looking forward to seeing what happens with this truck. At one time it seemed like there would be multiple c/bmmp's but at speedweek there was only one. Mine is still under construction.

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« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2017, 01:48:32 AM »

I know we're ready to get the ball rolling... Do you guys have any suggestions as far as picture hosting?  I figure I'll probably get trigger happy with a camera once this gets underway.  Photobucket is already keeping the pics from displaying so I'd like to figure something else out.

Imgur works and is free for now at least?
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« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2017, 07:49:36 PM »

Tyler, you can resize them to fit the parameters in the additional options area at the bottom of the posting block.  Email the pics you posted earlier to me, I will put them back in your post.
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« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2017, 08:05:16 PM »

You also have a venue that you can test n tune at, about 8 hours away.
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« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2017, 08:33:46 PM »


Imgur works and is free for now at least?

AH HA!  Forgot about that site.  Had to try and remember my login info but it works!  Hopefully there isn't a bandwith limit there...

You also have a venue that you can test n tune at, about 8 hours away.

Where might that be?

Tyler, you can resize them to fit the parameters in the additional options area at the bottom of the posting block.  Email the pics you posted earlier to me, I will put them back in your post.

I fired the e-mail to ya.  I'll have to see how imgur works out though.  It seems to be working for the time being.
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« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2017, 08:46:48 PM »

ECTA's new home at Blytheville, AR.
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