Because Race Shop - Left Eye Blind Racing

Discussion in 'General Chit Chat' started by UTfball68, Jul 8, 2016.

  1. Ron

    Ron Dum Spiro Spero Moderator

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    Man that 69 brings back some memories....

    Im assuming it's not an original Boss?
     
  2. UTfball68

    UTfball68 Well-Known Member

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    To my knowledge and his claims it is. He's what I would call a high end collector. Several boss 9, SCJ, etc blocks/parts on the shelves. A couple concourse tbirds. Plus the 60's driver mustangs. One of those guys that has a showroom for his cars.
     
  3. Ron

    Ron Dum Spiro Spero Moderator

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    Weird.
    Hard to believe a dude has a $100k car with the wrong wheels tires and front valance when those are so common to find. And even stranger (to me) that he'd open trailer it anywhere.

    Such a soft spot for those cars. Had a 69 Mach 1 that remains the only car Ive ever regretted selling.
     
  4. UTfball68

    UTfball68 Well-Known Member

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    Don't know enough about them to know what's right or wrong, but I suppose when you have enough F**k you money, you can do anything you want when upgrading/customizing your own rig. Like you said, rims and tires are easy swaps...could just prefer this look and the original parts are sitting in a backroom of the showroom.
     
  5. UTfball68

    UTfball68 Well-Known Member

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    @Ron , Kris came across the original invoice and marti...
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  6. Ron

    Ron Dum Spiro Spero Moderator

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    Congrats.
    He still had incorrect aftermarket parts on the car. And cheap ones at that.
     
  7. Ron

    Ron Dum Spiro Spero Moderator

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    Btw I found a new favorite bourbon.
     
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  8. catfishblues

    catfishblues Well-Known Member

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    Do tell...
     
  9. UTfball68

    UTfball68 Well-Known Member

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    Yes...do tell.
     
  10. UTfball68

    UTfball68 Well-Known Member

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    New resto-mod project pulling in to the north shop. Only 'definite' so far is the customer wants a 383. Should be an interesting build to see come to life.
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  11. UTfball68

    UTfball68 Well-Known Member

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    Going through some pics on the new phone, since everything in the cloud was restored...

    Doug doing some work in the paint booth...
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  12. UTfball68

    UTfball68 Well-Known Member

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    Pro-bono build for a guy that definitely deserved it...

    Crappy pic but what we started with...
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    Mid-build...
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    The unveiling...
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  13. UTfball68

    UTfball68 Well-Known Member

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    Been doing a lot of work with Jet-Hot on coating more than just headers...brackets, valve covers, pans, etc etc...so they showed us some love...
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  14. UTfball68

    UTfball68 Well-Known Member

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    Sneak peak (not available yet)...a few doodles later:

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    First fuel pump block off plate...this ones for SBC's...Ford and BBC options will be available as well.
     
  15. UTfball68

    UTfball68 Well-Known Member

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    So I was doing some 'Transformation Tuesday' write ups for other sources and figured I'd share what really got me started. Bought this truck when I was 15, hit head on by a drunk driver a couple days after my 17th birthday...ripped the front axle out from under the truck, laid on its side, and stopped by a telephone pole. The motorist was uninsured...I didn't wanna give up my first truck, so my old man told me if we were gonna do it, we were gonna do it right. So I worked in his machine shop, his buddy's machine shops, bought and sold trucks. We did everything but paint ourselves.

    Bought it like this with some paint/rust issues:
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    Got the axle back under it and drivable and drove around like this for a while:
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    And to this day, she primarily just sees parades and shows. I don't think I've put more than 5,000 total miles on her in the last 10-12 years:
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  16. UTfball68

    UTfball68 Well-Known Member

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    Special delivery for the 460 based 480. Castings are garbage, but it'll all get cleaned up.

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  17. UTfball68

    UTfball68 Well-Known Member

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    My next top secret project...haha. Inspiration for the project, lower COG for my Bronco and I'm Not a fan of cut fenders, don't wanna lay out the coin for glass, and fender flares are as expensive as the patch panels and core fenders. Got the patch panels from Tom at Falshback. It's been done before, but if I like the finished product, it'll find its way in to the LEB catalog...

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  18. UTfball68

    UTfball68 Well-Known Member

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    Snagged this at the car show yesterday for the 383 build in the C10 project. It'll head of to Jet Hot to be blasted and coated. Gonna be a bitch to port and polish though.

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  19. UTfball68

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    Project 400m(yes I know, no M, running joke) just waiting on the intake to come back from Jet Hot...

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  20. UTfball68

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    Here's the intake...6 hours of machine work, another 30 hours porting and polishing...would cost $2k to duplicate...

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  21. catfishblues

    catfishblues Well-Known Member

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    I don't know what you charge per hour, but at a $500 purchase price plus $45/hr shop rate (not including supplies/beer) you're already at $2120 if your estimates are correct. Were you trying to show that you're saving money by DIY, or letting people know what it would cost to buy one from you?
     
  22. mcutler

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    Different intake than the car show piece. It's a dual carb set up

    Matt
     
  23. Loganwayne

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    Figured I'd see you truck at the f100 meet in Maggie today

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  24. UTfball68

    UTfball68 Well-Known Member

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    No just stating that it's a pretty unique piece. Most people take a look at it and only see a $250 air gap intake and 'the have the same thing'...not quite.

    Edit...if it were me, I would have just gone with the CHI intake...saves a lot of work, time and money...but the customer wants what the customer wants.
     
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  25. UTfball68

    UTfball68 Well-Known Member

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    I'm not following. There were 4-5 of the cross ram intakes at the car show.
     

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