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Author Topic: revamp of the old 551 F/BGL and the now the 8888 F/BGL and BFL  (Read 749 times)
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« on: September 11, 2018, 02:01:55 AM »

hey guys
i have been assigned with the task of rebuilding the 551 lakester the belond to donny hicks. Thought that a few of you might want to check out the re-build


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« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2018, 04:16:31 AM »

Thank you for the car porn.

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« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2018, 06:49:55 AM »


Thank you for the car porn.


Thank you x 2! ! !

Very nice fabrication work.     Any chance of a photo caption or 2?    Just to know what we are looking at.

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« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2018, 12:17:21 PM »

i will post some more pictures i will post tonight i have a ton and i can add some captions or if anyone wants to know more let me know

a bit of back story
The car was purchased at the beginning of the year and we tore the car down to nothing and then we starting rebuilding. The car has the same engine, toyota 2jz and it has a jerico air shifted 5 speed, and a speedway supermax. It is a turbo charged engine. A couple new things : engine moved forward 3 inches, removed all the weight to re-distribute, new 4 link that is based off of a pro stock style (1/8 inch adjustable), remake all the tanks in the car, new body just to name a few and i will be posting pictures of it, for all to check it out.

I have been part of the speed demon team since the car went from eco-fire to the speed demon. I had a very big hand in the new speed demon build. so you might notice alot of similarities between the 2. I caried over what i have seen work to this car .
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« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2018, 12:43:21 PM »

Very nice work  cheers

..and a speedway supermax...

Does it have the 4.11 ring/pinion?  If yes is it available with a taller gear?  How fast has the car run?

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« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2018, 02:05:53 PM »

Very nice work  cheers

..and a speedway supermax...

Does it have the 4.11 ring/pinion?  If yes is it available with a taller gear?  How fast has the car run?

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yes it is a 4.11 and i believe it can run a 3.9 you would have to call speedway engineering.
the car has run in the 240 range and a max one time run of 268 mpg
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« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2018, 12:13:30 AM »

Sure looks good!
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« Reply #11 on: September 12, 2018, 09:52:48 PM »

Love the fabrication and you are one of the few people that seems to understand the proper design of tube joints. On the pic of your support for the foot pedals I would hope that you have a little more structure under the drivers feet than the piece of 3/4 tube that holds the pedal mounts. Cages are supposed to go completely around the driver and that includes the foot area. I am guessing that some of your brackets are multi layer water jet (or laser) cut plate that over lay and then are final welded. Very neat, something I am going to "steal" from you and use in my next project. Love the cross member for the rear shocks!f

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« Reply #12 on: September 12, 2018, 10:06:16 PM »

Rex, I think that damper crossmember is for the front axle. Rear suspension appears to be a very robust rocket arrangement.

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« Reply #13 on: September 12, 2018, 10:14:52 PM »

Awesome build. Sends shivers down my spine. I agree with allof the above.
Beautiful fabrication. Thanks for the pics. Mike. cheers cheers cheers cheers
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« Reply #14 on: September 13, 2018, 08:40:19 AM »

You are right John, it is for the front suspension, still nice fab  work!

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