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Old 04-12-2015, 01:42 PM   #106
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Building restoring a Period correct Drag Race Car would be Fun to me.
Use all OEM & Vintage Speed Equipment .
No modern state of the art hardware.
Running, Driving , & Race down the 1/4 mile again full bore.

A Gasser.
A Front engined Dragster Rail.
Twin Engine Dragster.

A Swiss Cheese Catalina 1963 with all aluminium front end, bumpers, ect.
Pontiac SD 421.
One car you guys can't do alone. Must be a walking breathing Pontiac Historian.
Have to know the right people. Even if you have $10,000,000 we dont always sell what you want or need.
Pontiac V8 guys are like that.
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Old 04-12-2015, 01:46 PM   #107
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Any welds done by Actelyne gas torch.
Or Lincoln Tombstone Stick welder.
How it was done in the 1960's & '70s.
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naa all mig. I like to pride myself of my welding abilities and how my welds look. but the truth is mig makes anybody look like a good welder. and I know that. I am not so great with stick welding. not bad but no where near as pretty as with the wire feed.

and lol @ swiss cheese. back then it was all about speed holes and acid dippin. today we just use lightweight materials. but that would be cool to build a vintage race car. something like this



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Look on the computer soon at the Pics.

Stick welding is fun & neat.
Takes real skill to make nice welds.
With stick welding you can weld underwater.
In blowing wind in the field jobs far away from any shelter.
Weld in rain & blowing snow.
No other form of welding alllows you to do that.
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yup that's what I heard. stick welding is where its at. but you know what, I wouldn't weld anywhere near a water source anyway. so if the snow ever did start to blow across our south florida shop, I would put my snap-on helmet down. and if someone needs me to repair their exhaust and they parked their vette in a canal, well, maybe they need to fish the car out of the water before I will make my exhaust repair is all.
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yup that's what I heard. stick welding is where its at. but you know what, I wouldn't weld anywhere near a water source anyway. so if the snow ever did start to blow across our south florida shop, I would put my snap-on helmet down. and if someone needs me to repair their exhaust and they parked their vette in a canal, well, maybe they need to fish the car out of the water before I will make my exhaust repair is all.
You live in a Concrete City don't You Autowiz ?

Outside of Chicago its Rural and Small city Population 10,000-100,000 & Towns 2 people to 500.
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You can even use a 1000 Cold Cranking Amp Car Battery .
100 minute Reserve has lots of Lead in it.
Deliver enough Juice Current to stick Weld a 1-2 Foot long 1/4" inch wide 1/4 " inch deep penetration in 1/2 " inch plate steel.
Or Fishplate lap weld.
Emergency repairs in race pits.
Hotrod Power tour.
Drag Week 2015.
Off Road 4-wheeling.

A CS 144 Aternator on a car or truck will work too.
Grey Ghost Alternator even better.

Connect your stick welding Ground & Positive Leads.
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Stick has another advantage MIG Does not.
You can weld repair Cast Iron.
Actually easy to do with a stick.
Use pure cast iron rod.
Or NI ROD. NICKLE ROD.
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Like when your LSX376 B8 PUKES A POWDERED METAL CONNECTING ROD OUT THE SIDE OF THE BLOCK & A BIG HOLE IN YOUR C5 FENDER BODY WORK.
WELD THE CAST LSX BLOCK UP.
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You live in a Concrete City don't You Autowiz ?

Outside of Chicago its Rural and Small city Population 10,000-100,000 & Towns 2 people to 500.
yes it is true. the reason i care so much about idle quality is because it takes me 45 minutes to get to work and my job is 3 miles away from home. it is so overcrowded down here it is ridiculous. (i mean 45 minutes is an exaggeration but it does take longer than it should.)
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stop it. that's not gonna happen. i hope.
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yes it is true. the reason i care so much about idle quality is because it takes me 45 minutes to get to work and my job is 3 miles away from home. it is so overcrowded down here it is ridiculous. (i mean 45 minutes is an exaggeration but it does take longer than it should.)
That kinda sucks . Chicago traffic sucks ass.

I worked there in seversl shops. Commuted back and forth for years.
70-105 mile ride each way.

I can be in Joliet in 45 minutes. 70 miles.
Cruise 75-100 in the old 87 c4 Vert.
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during peak hours here you rarely get to touch the speed limit. and when you do you don't get to hold it for long.
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during peak hours here you rarely get to touch the speed limit. and when you do you don't get to hold it for long.
You work in a Kool Shop though.
A few similar survived 2008-present in Chi Town.

I am working in a diesel shop present.
Injection Service shop.
I am the shop mechanic. Do it all guy.
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You ever see the K-1 Technologies Billet 4340 Steel Rods for LS X Engines Autowiz ?
Not real familiar with them .
Look nicely made.
Summit has them $666.04 for a set of 8.
$83 each then ARP bolt equipped.
I only know of 1 guy using them on Grumpys site.
In a Blown Oldsmobile 1966 425 ci V8 . K-1 Rod equipped.
Haven't broke on him. Olds 425 has 7.000" inch long rods. Massive big.

Crower Billet about $2000-2,500 set of 8 Premium Race Rods.
Good for 2,000 HP.
Crower Titanium rated for 3,000-4,000 HP.

No idea on K-1. $666.04 Price looks nice. Better than Chuna crap.
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