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Offline kiwi belly tank

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Re: '84 Dodge Rampage Build Thread
« Reply #1605 on: May 29, 2018, 11:44:52 PM »
While I'm poking my nose in your $hit Steve..... do the main caps stand up to big boost on these things? They look kinda thin like they could use a girdle bar. I'd hate to see you run over the crank.
Is Goran coming back this year?
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Re: '84 Dodge Rampage Build Thread
« Reply #1606 on: May 30, 2018, 10:51:24 AM »
Pick away, Sid.  We should be OK with the plans for this engine and no girdle.  There is a pretty well established "recipe" for the OM60x series of engines which can give approximately 100HP per hole on stock main caps.

At this point, I'll just keep my fingers crossed that the bottom of mine will hold together long enough to be competitive against the record.

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Re: '84 Dodge Rampage Build Thread
« Reply #1607 on: June 13, 2018, 12:54:20 PM »
This "might" be the last good opportunity to photograph this engine before it's installed in the chassis again.....



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Re: '84 Dodge Rampage Build Thread
« Reply #1608 on: August 09, 2018, 04:45:35 PM »
Are you ready for Speed Week?

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Re: '84 Dodge Rampage Build Thread
« Reply #1609 on: August 15, 2018, 02:13:50 PM »
We will not be attending Speed Week 2018.  We will be at WOS in September, however.
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Re: '84 Dodge Rampage Build Thread
« Reply #1610 on: August 15, 2018, 02:21:39 PM »
I'll be looking forward top seeing you and your little green truck there, Steve!

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Re: '84 Dodge Rampage Build Thread
« Reply #1611 on: August 21, 2018, 03:24:37 PM »
Thanks, Neil. 

All the pieces are coming together, but as you know, there's never any "extra" time....



I have a newly fabbed and installed receiver hitch / push bar / parachute mount coming together for WOS



This was taken after the K-frame was bolted and welded in place, along with a 2" square receiver mount....



...and the tacked-together basis for the push bar/chute mount




We will also have hand numbered and lettered stickers available:



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Re: '84 Dodge Rampage Build Thread
« Reply #1612 on: September 05, 2019, 02:08:50 PM »
Congrats on the Speedweek 19' Speeds!  I'm listening back to the broadcast this week finally and catching up on what happened after we left.
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G/CFALT  106.643 MPH  8/2016    G/CGALT  113.131 MPH  9/2016
G/CBGALT  134.606  MPH  8/2017    G/CBFALT  146.715  MPH  8/2017
G/CBGC  158.242  MPH  9/2017   H/CBGC  94.334 MPH  8/2018
H/CPRO  93.383 MPH  8/2018   H/CBFALT  101.282 MPH 9/2018
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Re: '84 Dodge Rampage Build Thread
« Reply #1613 on: September 09, 2019, 03:46:08 PM »
Congrats on the Speedweek 19' Speeds!  I'm listening back to the broadcast this week finally and catching up on what happened after we left.

Thank you!  Even though conditions were not great, we had an excellent driver this year (not me), who was able to get the truck down the course, finding the best possible salt, without blowing up the engine. 

How many days until Speed Week 2020?  Preparations have already begun at my house.

Steve.
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