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Post  maverick on February 24th 2013, 11:46 pm

Took the car to Montgomery today. Footbraked the 1st soft pass. It felt so good, the steering wheel was almost unnecessary. Cool Decided a t-brake launch was in order...staged the car, let go of the button and knocked the #%$& powerglide out of it. Shocked Reverse works ok, no forward gears. S'okay...got all the parts in the garage for a rebuild. Should still make it to US60. cheers
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Post  69F100 on February 24th 2013, 11:54 pm

maverick wrote:Took the car to Montgomery today. Footbraked the 1st soft pass. It felt so good, the steering wheel was almost unnecessary. Cool Decided a t-brake launch was in order...staged the car, let go of the button and knocked the #%$& powerglide out of it. Shocked Reverse works ok, no forward gears. S'okay...got all the parts in the garage for a rebuild. Should still make it to US60. cheers

Man hate to hear that Kim

I can't wait to hit the loud padel on the Ranger with the new engine when i get it finished and hope my trans don't let go
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Post  maverick on February 25th 2013, 12:01 am

Thanks. I'm not too bummed about the 'glide...it didn't owe me anything as it had lots of passes on it. I'm tickled with the way this homebuilt chassis feels, tho. Smile

I'm sure your 'glide will fare better. Wink
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Post  bbf-falcon on February 25th 2013, 12:09 am

Sooooo,theburning ? is ,What did it run on the 1st pass? Very Happy

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Post  maverick on February 25th 2013, 12:16 am

Wasn't a full pass, Rick...tiptoed off the line and ran thru 1st gear only, checking steering, brakes, alignments, etc. Lifted at about 6400 in 1st and coasted off. Something like a 7.0 or so. Expecting high to mid 5.'s from the old pump gas 514, then a bigger A-head deal goes in.
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Post  56Tbird on February 25th 2013, 12:31 am

Kim,glad to hear you got the old girl out! Good luck with her cheers king
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Post  maverick on February 25th 2013, 12:36 am

56Tbird wrote:Kim,glad to hear you got the old girl out! Good luck with her cheers king

Thanks, Dan-o. It felt good to be back in a car...Been working on everybody else's stuff while my heap sat. Looks like I may bring it to KY in May. cheers
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Post  c.evans on February 25th 2013, 12:37 am

X 2 Very Happy , keep up the good work Cool

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Post  maverick on February 25th 2013, 12:42 am

Thanks, Charlie. I'll haul those Chevy heads along, too.
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Post  cool40 on February 25th 2013, 12:44 am

cheers get some good parts in that glide!
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Post  dfree383 on February 25th 2013, 12:53 am

aty least you can get out and race...... damn I'm home sick
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Post  maverick on February 25th 2013, 12:53 am

cool40 wrote: cheers get some good parts in that glide!

You bet. This old 514 is getting a history of hurting driveline parts. It's used up 2 'glides and 2 rearends so far bom ...without using up so much as a spark plug. scratch
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Post  maverick on February 25th 2013, 12:55 am

dfree383 wrote:aty least you can get out and race...... damn I'm home sick

I'm sick, too...but I forgot about it at the track. sunny
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Post  DILLIGASDAVE on February 25th 2013, 7:27 pm

Any pics of the Mav?
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Post  maverick on February 25th 2013, 8:08 pm

DILLIGASDAVE wrote:Any pics of the Mav?

Maybe Schmitty will put up a couple for me.
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Post  schmitty on February 25th 2013, 10:43 pm

Send em my way and I'll put em up bud. Very Happy
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Post  maverick on February 25th 2013, 10:55 pm

schmitty wrote:Send em my way and I'll put em up bud. Very Happy

PM.
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Post  schmitty on February 26th 2013, 10:07 am

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Post  dfree383 on February 26th 2013, 10:09 am

that one tough looking mav !
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Post  1970 ford maverick on February 26th 2013, 10:18 am

dfree383 wrote:that one tough looking mav !
x2 says the MavMan! Would like to hear more about your car!, Lookin Good!
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Post  maverick on February 26th 2013, 10:52 am

Thanks, Schmitty Cool I tried to get my Photobucket deal working again but it keeps locking up my computer. Evil or Very Mad

Thank you, guys. Sorry it's still so ugly, but I figured I'd see if it would stay between the fences before I put on the final paint as photoshopped in the first pic.

It's a homebuilt tube car, 4-link rear, Strange strut front. Current engine is a tried and true pump gas 514 with home ported early A429 heads, 1150 Dominator, wimpy Comp .726 roller, JW's glide (most of one, anyway), Competition Engineering chromoly fabricated rear housing, Strange aluminum carrier with 4.29 pro gears and 40 spline spool with gundrilled Strange axles.
One piece 'glass nose, 'glass doors and deck. Those are 32" x 16" Goodskins on the rear, will most likely be replaced with Hoosiers. The engine is obviously shoved rearward (#1 spark plug is a foot behind the spindle.) Spindle is also moved back a little to create a smidgen of extra overhang at the low chin spoiler. (That's 'cause I lost a couple of times by .002 (and less) to dragsters with that long front overhang tripping the timers...That stuck in my craw. Mad ) Wheelbase is +/- 104" with an inch of spindle stagger. Weight bias is 49% front, 51% rear. Total weight is currently 2320 with two Optima yellow tops...before I get in the seat. I guess I'll be racing at about 2520 lbs.

The old 514 went in the high 5.80's on pump gas in a 2700 lb. ladder bar Ranger, so I'm looking for high to mid 5's with less weight, better chassis and better aero. After all the new car blues are worked out, plans are for a 588-600" A-head engine aimed at the 5.0 and 5.30 index stuff.

I think I can get the 'glide resurrected before the US60 deal.


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Post  dfree383 on February 26th 2013, 11:00 am

Ugly is good ! it adds to the allure....... cheers
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Post  maverick on February 26th 2013, 11:53 am

dfree383 wrote:Ugly is good ! it adds to the allure....... cheers

True dat...But the same guy who airbrushed the front end is waiting to do the Patriot Paint. Cool I keep putting him off. Rolling Eyes
Besides, I'm not a big fan of the "rat rod" fad...even though my car looks like I started the fad! Shocked
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Post  maverick on February 26th 2013, 8:47 pm

The 'Glide is out for rebuilding. I'm working out of state next week, so next passes might be a couple weeks off. Mad
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Post  cool40 on February 26th 2013, 11:06 pm

she's low on the ground Cool homemade cars are best. Wink
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