Because Race Shop - Left Eye Blind Racing

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  1. UTfball68

    UTfball68 Well-Known Member

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    I'm starting to plot some shows for next year. Just moving back a couple months ago, I wasn't prepared to make any big trips. All my trucks are still in storage actually.
     
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    UTfball68 Well-Known Member

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    The newest project...should have a new wrenching buddy in about 6 months.

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    There goes your bourbon budget!
     
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    UTfball68 Well-Known Member

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    I figured I'd just share, ya know...for teething and sleeping purposes, cheaper than oragel per ounce...but I was enlightened on the err in my thinking.
     
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    catfishblues Well-Known Member

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    Right. You keep a bottle of Old Granddad around for the kids. You don't let them into the good stuff!
     
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    UTfball68 Well-Known Member

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    Was looking for warehouse space to consolidate vehicle/parts and gain more storage...and set up a small machine shop. This 30x40 popped up for a song close to my folks, so why not. Should be good for more vehicles and parts, machine shop was a long play anyway. Already wired, just need Duke power to turn it on.

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    That dealership must have been one helluva performance center back in the day. Kris is trying to get his hands on a 70 Boss 302, from a friend of his father. Same dealership, car needs restoration, at one point was repainted from the original available green, to an ugly ass 70's yellow.
     
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    Last time I was over there the owner had his 60's Mustang in the Showroom and a couple of his cars in the service bay. IIRC one was a T-Bird from the 50's. I'm not at all surprised that dealer sold those cars with what we call the Bomb plant right down the road...... There are or were a ton of PHD's and well paid people associated with said plant. Beautiful area of SC but my opinion is biased.
     
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    It's the "bum" plant, it your are from around there.
     
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  11. UTfball68

    UTfball68 Well-Known Member

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    Hmmm...can't seem to figure out how to embed that video.
     
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    Had some new parts roll in this weekend. The C10 project is starting to take direction. Slammed, bagged, 383, 4 linked, gonna toss a 9" in the ass end...because Ford shop...haha...

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    New restoration project...65 cutlass...the gentleman is trying to reconnect to his high school youth...

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    And the custom billet bump stick that will be in the 480 build...

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    UTfball68 Well-Known Member

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    The day of reckoning is soon upon us, dyno day for these two builds. Was originally scheduled for the 21st, but now will be on a Saturday in the next month.

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    And then my turd...should be a jack of all trades, master of none. I needed it to do a lot of things well. And this build should also squelch a lot of myths floating around the internet about the 'monster' 460, especially since this is a 'crown jewel' 1970 iteration.

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    Sooo...found this 06 350 60 for $250...gonna try to find a newer local 10.5 for the e-locker option and I've read some of the 4.30 equipped trucks had 37spl shafts, but haven't confirmed. Then gonna see what I can do about kitting something up for pre-80 Fords...

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  18. iwaxmyjimmy

    iwaxmyjimmy College Web Wheeler

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    You find another that cheap hook a brother up lol
     
  19. UTfball68

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    LKQ in Salisbury is selling for $400, about the cheapest I've found. I have a never been used 2016 set I paid $1200 for sitting in Florida right now...just have to find someone heading that way or wait until the seller heads north or I head south.
     
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    iwaxmyjimmy College Web Wheeler

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    Ahhh they have a LKQ here in town maybe they can ship it to here so I ain't gotta drive across the state.
     
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    98_tj under water

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    From someone who has just spent 8 hours cleaning one of those super duty axles... stay away... unless you like to grind for hours with little to show for it.

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  22. UTfball68

    UTfball68 Well-Known Member

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    Ha...what's that they say, call it a passion so you don't get put away???
     
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    I know these will be much stronger than kingpin axles.. but kingpin axles are so much easier to clean and do high steer.

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  24. UTfball68

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    Thanks for the heads up. I'll probably end up playing with a couple different set ups. I've already done a 90's ford one ton set up in the Bronco once. I haven't done a 78/9 swap in a bronco and retained coils...and I just like the beef of the SD tons. I guess I'm a glutton for punishment.
     
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    98_tj under water

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    Branik is developing 1550 joints for the super duty 60[​IMG][​IMG]

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