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Offline Bowtie Bomber

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Re: 83 8ft bed c10
« Reply #15 on: January 20, 2008, 05:49:04 PM »
I'll be having to do that soon, lol. But it's looking nice and clean!
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Re: 83 8ft bed c10
« Reply #16 on: January 21, 2008, 12:33:58 PM »
Lookin good! Where did you say u were again in CT?

middletown, about 15 minutes south of hartford

yeah its coming together very clean,
although i had a fever last night and had a nightmere that someone uncovered it and was anglegrinding a rusty piece of steel next to it, then decided to turn it over, and it messed the bore up ??? :-X so that wasnt great haha
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Re: 83 8ft bed c10
« Reply #17 on: January 21, 2008, 04:37:21 PM »
Lookin good! Where did you say u were again in CT?

middletown, about 15 minutes south of hartford

yeah its coming together very clean,
although i had a fever last night and had a nightmere that someone uncovered it and was anglegrinding a rusty piece of steel next to it, then decided to turn it over, and it messed the bore up ??? :-X so that wasnt great haha
I hate it when that happens, lol. I use to have nightmares about my brother going out and deciding to take my truck for a test run while I still had major tune ups to do still and blow up my engine. So I ended up taking the keys out of it and storing them.

But if he really do that I'd have to break his legs.  ;)
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Re: 83 8ft bed c10
« Reply #18 on: January 24, 2008, 09:16:42 AM »
does anybody know where i can pick up a hydro clutch assembly along with the peddle assembly? bell housing etc? that or a conversion for my peddle assembly? this z bar isnt working out for me
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Re: 83 8ft bed c10
« Reply #19 on: January 24, 2008, 06:25:43 PM »
How about a mid 80's f-body lakewood bellhousing. It'll help keep your feet on. You seem like a smart guy, cool project BTW, I'm sure you could figure out how to hook up a cylinder to your existing clutch pedal.
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Re: 83 8ft bed c10
« Reply #20 on: January 25, 2008, 12:00:02 AM »
the problem lies in my pedle i think, it sticks to the floor at high rpm's (anything above 4000) and if i unhook the z bar it will stick to the floor when pushed in, so i think im genna find another pedle assembly
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Re: 83 8ft bed c10
« Reply #21 on: January 30, 2008, 09:11:59 AM »
Nice job Dan. A fine example of turning a homely 2wd truck into a personalized hot rod.
I live in E Hampton if you need any odds and ends give me shout, PM or email. 8)

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Re: 83 8ft bed c10
« Reply #22 on: January 30, 2008, 10:16:05 PM »
where should i start the list:
hahaha
yeah its getting the 355 over feb break, and then the 9" gets built, then bags and paint, then rims
then done
then im genna buy an ls1
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Re: 83 8ft bed c10
« Reply #23 on: February 03, 2008, 04:51:03 PM »
Looks good. Your nieghbors must love you!
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Re: 83 8ft bed c10
« Reply #24 on: February 04, 2008, 02:34:58 PM »
love is an understatement ;D
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Re: 83 8ft bed c10
« Reply #25 on: February 24, 2008, 07:16:08 PM »
been a while but heres the heads up:

got alot done on the 355:
got the Speed pro forged pistons with coated skirts, 10.2:1 on 64cc heads



I decided that i wasnt going to use any used parts on this engine other then the crank (cuz its mint)
so i got scat i beams,


put the crank in this time without problems unlike last time when advaced auto sucked and gave me the wrong bearings


bored and honed Via Accurate machining, the guy does a good job, but charged a fortune, even if you pay in cash





got all the pistons in and the rotating assembly is ready to go, just waiting to pull out the other engine so i can swap heads and other goodies






And i got it into the truck today and started it, i ordered a mallory ignition (the 3rli) and it didnt work it kept backfiring so i put the stock distributor in, ill get pics up when i get my brothers camera
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Re: 83 8ft bed c10
« Reply #26 on: February 24, 2008, 07:18:48 PM »
good looking motor. ;D
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Re: 83 8ft bed c10
« Reply #27 on: February 24, 2008, 08:11:10 PM »
Looks good the dan!
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Re: 83 8ft bed c10
« Reply #28 on: February 24, 2008, 08:44:23 PM »
Accurate machine wacked me too, but did a great job. I also used those pistons, I like em.
Looks great, keep up the good work.

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Re: 83 8ft bed c10
« Reply #29 on: March 04, 2008, 02:50:12 PM »
took it for a drive and broke it in the past few days, about 400 miles on it, still keeping it under 4k, but dang it spins 2nd at 65 with no problem, and it has crappy 2:73 10-blt which is about to explode, im starting to work on the ford 9"

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