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Post  Race Ready Fabrications on October 28th 2011, 10:34 pm

My offseason got started a little early this year due to blowing the motor last month. Slowly been buying parts and working on the car to get ready for next season. Got a big parts list and a ton of cash to spend, it may take me all winter but I'll be ready come next April Very Happy . Plans for the motor are to build a 557 outta a DOVE-A block, four bolt main caps, Adney 4340 crank, scat rods and diamond pistons. Oiling systmes gonna be a Kaase oil pump and a Canton pan and pickup deal. I've got TFS streets that Charlie raised the rooofs on and the mafia intake. In the name of saving a few bucks gonna use the same cam which may only leave 10 horse on the table so I'm good with that. Basically just need to build a sound short block and use all my old stuff. I've already upgraded the fuel system with a magnafuel 500 pump and filter so I figured I might as well convert this baby to alky while I'm at it. Original plan was to go with the terminator injection set up but the new motor kinda took care of that plan. Shooting for 850HP and 5.70's in my coupe. She should fly Cool
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I figured with the alky I'm gonna want to get the fumes the hell away from me so I'm building new headers that exit towards the front and out the front fender. I really wanted them out the side in the back but that's not easily accomplished on a fox chassis, so out the back they go.
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Post  Race Ready Fabrications on October 29th 2011, 7:01 pm

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Post  IDT-572 on October 29th 2011, 10:29 pm

Cool I like......................... Twisted Evil Cool
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Post  dfree383 on October 29th 2011, 10:34 pm

Nice Fab Work, We need some pics of the car too !!
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Post  Race Ready Fabrications on October 30th 2011, 10:42 pm

dfree383 wrote:Nice Fab Work, We need some pics of the car too !!

Here ya go, just your basic everyday big block powered 90 coupe Very Happy Chrome moly cage, ladder bars and 29X12 slicks.
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Post  Treeyasoon on October 31st 2011, 6:24 pm

I like that wing...who made it?
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Post  Race Ready Fabrications on November 1st 2011, 9:45 am

Treeyasoon wrote:I like that wing...who made it?

I built it Smile I'm way too cheap to pay for something I know I can do for way less money. lol!
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Post  richter69 on November 1st 2011, 12:54 pm

what form of induction you going with?
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Post  Race Ready Fabrications on November 1st 2011, 2:51 pm

richter69 wrote:what form of induction you going with?

My mafia intake and my 1050 converted to alky by Ken Jones. Was gonna do the injected deal but I can't swing that and the new short block this winter. Next winter tho, it's on!!!!
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Post  jbozzelle on November 3rd 2011, 10:22 am

Might as well do some screw in freeze plugs while it's all down.

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Post  69F100 on November 5th 2011, 7:29 pm

jbozzelle wrote:Might as well do some screw in freeze plugs while it's all down.


he going alky he don't need no freeze plugs Suspect Suspect
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Post  richter69 on November 5th 2011, 7:48 pm

at least tap the center holes so you can screw some block heaters in there...............
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Post  Race Ready Fabrications on November 5th 2011, 11:08 pm

69F100 wrote:
jbozzelle wrote:Might as well do some screw in freeze plugs while it's all down.


he going alky he don't need no freeze plugs Suspect Suspect

richter69 wrote:at least tap the center holes so you can screw some block heaters in there...............


I fugured I may tap the holes, just a little leary of doing so. Jon what kinda block heaters you runnin?

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Post  richter69 on November 6th 2011, 12:45 am

yes, I just got some adapters for them to screw into from the hardware store. Put some sort of heating element or pad on the oil pan also................that with the block heaters will save a bunch of fuel and oil dillution during warm ups. You'll really be glad you did with the injection.
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Post  Race Ready Fabrications on November 22nd 2011, 11:28 pm

Haven't had much time to get much done but I started smoothing out the engine bay. No need to be embarassed any more to take the hood off Razz Also adding some snout bars. Apparently the big block was twisting up the front end a lil Evil or Very Mad Snout bars and welding up all the seems should do the trick. Made some extra room at the rear of the firewall as well, top two bellhousing bolts were always a pain....not anymore!!!
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Post  Race Ready Fabrications on March 30th 2012, 2:21 pm

Winter is over and spring is here and I've gotten a few things done but I'm no where near ready for racing yet. This thing has fought me every step of the way, finally seem to be making some progress though. Got the under the hood project completed, wiring is 75% done and I just got the block back on Wednesday. I could write a book about all the troubles I've had with machine shops and trying to get this thing put together. Three different machine shops and 4 months and shes finally ready for assembly.
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Post  Mike R on March 30th 2012, 7:06 pm

Damn, that looks really nice all filled and smoothed out and molded! You obviously have too much free time. lol! lol! lol!

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