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Offline Crackerman

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Re: '84 Dodge Rampage Build Thread
« Reply #1305 on: July 25, 2015, 09:28:43 PM »
I don't know which direction you are heading through Texas, but you will potentially be heading through my neck of the woods. Sou de like an opportunity for some beers and socialization. (Plus I really wanna see that car and wont be able to make the tx mile this year)

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Re: '84 Dodge Rampage Build Thread
« Reply #1306 on: July 26, 2015, 02:29:43 PM »
Hey Steve,

I recently received my 2015 Rulebook, but also the 2014 World Of Speed Video,

Your Rampage is on the quite a few time launching off the start line, very cool..

I saw it and thought.. hey, I've seen that one before!

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Re: '84 Dodge Rampage Build Thread
« Reply #1307 on: July 30, 2015, 10:28:21 AM »
Crackerman - I'll be traveling from the St Louis, MO metro area - I haven't decided which route to take to Beeville, yet, so I'm open for suggestions.  I prefer to stick to the interstates as much as possible, just to keep things rolling smoothly.

Bow - I don't think I've seen the 2014 WoS video.  I must have missed out on the availability of that video.  I'll go check the USFRA website to see if there is something available.  Thanks for the tip.

Right now - I'm on the search for a replacement trailer so I'll be able to tow the Rampage down south.

Steve.
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Re: '84 Dodge Rampage Build Thread
« Reply #1308 on: July 30, 2015, 08:09:10 PM »
Well, if you are coming down i35, then you will pass me.

Once in Texas, I do recommend stopping at smitty's BBQ in Lockhart just south of Austin (if you are taking i35) and if you are coming down early enough, you can take a little jog out of the way and make it through shiner Texas and the spoetzel brewery.


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Re: '84 Dodge Rampage Build Thread
« Reply #1309 on: July 30, 2015, 08:12:54 PM »
I also shoulda said, I live real close to Denton tx, just North of dfw metroplex(Dallas fort worth)

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Re: '84 Dodge Rampage Build Thread
« Reply #1310 on: July 30, 2015, 10:11:52 PM »
The Dallas route is probably the one I'll take.

I'll give you a shout out when it's a little closer to the appointed time.

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Re: '84 Dodge Rampage Build Thread
« Reply #1311 on: September 24, 2015, 04:15:36 PM »
By the time I got around to registering, the Texas Mile registration was closed.   For now, I'm setting my sights on 2016.   My 1.5L engine will be on "Phase 2" of a 3-phase plan in 2016.  A new transmission, clutch, flywheel, pressure plate, etc. are going in over the winter to support a bit more power. 

I have given up on my old trailer (which was stolen over the 4th of July weekend) being found.  I have purchased a new trailer, which I'll be picking up next week.

I did make another significant purchase recently......







The current H/DT record at Bonneville is 135.003 mph, set in September of 2014.  We went faster than that at The Ohio Mile in 2015, before the clutch went away and we blew a boost connector apart.  For the purpose of making a statement and then holding myself to it, I'm going on record as saying that we intend to run over 145 mph at Bonneville in 2016 with the 1.5L engine.

If time permits, I will also be using a 2-liter engine in 2016, which will be in "Phase 1" of its advancement.  With that engine, I hope to be flirting with "Parachute" speeds at Bonneville.

Right now, I'm trying to regain my Mojo, and get the project plan back on track for 2016.

Steve.
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Re: '84 Dodge Rampage Build Thread
« Reply #1312 on: September 25, 2015, 01:48:12 AM »
Nice truck Steve. Wish you many miles of safe travel.

All you need is a Kawa dirt bike to match. :wink:

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Re: '84 Dodge Rampage Build Thread
« Reply #1313 on: September 25, 2015, 07:43:02 AM »
Thanks.   I'm  not much of a dirt bike guy.  I like 2 wheelers, but mainly the kind with pedals.  However, I have had a case of "Porsche 914 Fever" lately.  Luckily, I don't have any money, or else I might be on the lookout for something like this.....




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Re: '84 Dodge Rampage Build Thread
« Reply #1314 on: September 25, 2015, 09:30:11 AM »
I also like the Lime Green color.

In fact I would have painted the liner that color
but you beat me to it. It stands out big time.

Sorry you never found your trailer but those thieves will be buying medicine soon!!!!!.

GO STEVE, GO GREEN!!!!!. :cheers:

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Re: '84 Dodge Rampage Build Thread
« Reply #1315 on: October 15, 2015, 01:36:07 PM »
...and so it goes - one piece at a time, but these cost a lot of dimes......

New steel flywheel, and major upgrades to the clutch and pressure plate.

These parts are needed to support more power, and a new transmission in the Rampage.





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Re: '84 Dodge Rampage Build Thread
« Reply #1316 on: October 15, 2015, 01:40:39 PM »
Oh yeah, we bought a new trailer, too....



It still needs some finishing touches to be set up the way I like it, but it's a very solid start.



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Re: '84 Dodge Rampage Build Thread
« Reply #1317 on: October 15, 2015, 03:28:23 PM »
Oh yeah, we bought a new trailer, too....

It still needs some finishing touches to be set up the way I like it, but it's a very solid start.

Hmmm, first of all, it's the wrong color.   :mrgreen:

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Re: '84 Dodge Rampage Build Thread
« Reply #1318 on: October 15, 2015, 04:12:17 PM »
I'm planning to do some amateur pinstriping.   Freehand pinstriping is something I've always wanted to do.   

Guess what color I'm going to use?

Steve
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Re: '84 Dodge Rampage Build Thread
« Reply #1319 on: October 15, 2015, 06:30:01 PM »
Practice with black.
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