Post by stormchaser on Nov 19, 2018 17:58:31 GMT -5
The torque on that second 57 must be crushingly powerful. Airplane engine in a car? That's insane. Speaking of the venerable 57 chevy, have you heard of Jeff Lutz' 57 race car? It's almost a pro mod but he actually drives the thing in a 1000 mile race which consists of 4 drag strips in five different locations across five days, an event hosted by Hot Rod magazine called Drag week.So it is streetable, but these are both low six second capable cars. So much respect for these guys...
Roadkill has even done a special episode of drag week. If you are interested in the event check this video out:
Post by ShrimpBrime on Nov 19, 2018 22:11:56 GMT -5
That's about how old Rob was back then lol. They painted the name of the shop on the rear trailing arm. You can see it in the first video, but the words are too blurry to make out. There's a picture on the wall at the shop that has it clear enough to see.
Post by stormchaser on Nov 20, 2018 18:21:50 GMT -5
I always wanted to build a 512 cubic inch stroker mopar. If I remember correctly, you take the crank from a 400 and have it ground down to work with the 440 block. There are also kits available now that utilize a forged crank and make the whole process much easier. Check this out:
Post by ShrimpBrime on Nov 20, 2018 18:27:01 GMT -5
We used to find Big block 500 motors all the time in the 2 ton dually gassers. My old boss had one as as matter of fact. Had a 4:10 rear end. Pulled 24" trees out of the ground like nothing lol. But those where old GM motors. 4 bolt mains. Not much of a mopar fan myself. I do have a 360cui in my Durango. It pulls pretty good for what it is.
Vinster: Where my parents lived they made that change also. I think it was because the storm drains were backing up and people started charging the city for upkeep on the section between the house and the city drain. with no proper demarcation they stopped
Aug 12, 2022 20:52:39 GMT -5
austin86: Vinster its odd here, gutters can't go to a storm drain anymore but they can drain into the street right next to one lol. I think its more of a city property vs residents property thing, IDK all I know is the town asked us not to drain my gutters into it.
Aug 12, 2022 8:20:01 GMT -5
austin86: zila1 dirty sumps are the worst, my parents sump is always dirty and if its not the sump is the drain from the other low spot in the basement that goes to the sump thatch dirty, they can be a lot of work
Aug 12, 2022 8:16:01 GMT -5
Vinster: for storms, we can still drain to the storm drains. there is a storm culvert in my back yard. everything drains to it (except sewer obviously)
Aug 11, 2022 20:58:36 GMT -5
Vinster: son is clear so far, baby's day 2 went overall well.. no puking today. just had to keep her fever under control. shes a tough little cookie...
Aug 11, 2022 20:58:10 GMT -5
Vinster: Thanks, 1st day for me starting to feel normal (Day 7)... Partner is still really sick (her Day 10).. Wife can't taste or smell... (her day 4).. daughter feels normal now (her day 10) but she had it the lighest...
Aug 11, 2022 20:57:10 GMT -5
zila1: I just want to keep everything in tip top working condition and clean at all times. I can't stand a dirty sump pit.
Aug 11, 2022 18:54:49 GMT -5
zila1: You are very fortunate to have that system grandfathered in. They are very strict now as to how and where you can drain storm water. I had a similar situation at my old 100 year old home.
Aug 11, 2022 18:53:30 GMT -5
austin86: I'm amazed I not been told to remove it, even more amazed that it works. We were told we can no longer have the gutters drain into storm drain witch I get. Its a big home and it was becoming a problem with all the rain we get here.
Aug 11, 2022 14:24:22 GMT -5
austin86: In my case my home is on a slight incline and whoever built it rigged up a gravity fed system that feeds the water table into a storm drain in the street. I been told I can't do anything with the system as its grandfathered in and is not longer legal.
Aug 11, 2022 14:19:41 GMT -5
austin86: zila1 My home is right under the water table and does not have a sump. There are some ways a round it granted they are not always a option or all the great.
Aug 11, 2022 14:18:18 GMT -5
ShrimpBrime: Dogs are always crazy in their own yard. Mine are no different and why I need a fence so bad.
Aug 11, 2022 7:08:04 GMT -5
zila1: Now they can't see me anymore cause of the fence. Her dogs are crazy.
Aug 11, 2022 0:34:25 GMT -5
zila1: But she put her new fence right along side my damaged fence. We both inherited problems but watcha gonna do? At least those trees are gone and now she has a nice privacy fence there. I'm glad cause her dogs were trying to eat me.
Aug 11, 2022 0:33:44 GMT -5
zila1: First she had to have a bunch of trees cut down around the area she wanted the fence. They were all in my yard working because the trees were growing in my fence and she wanted them gone. Now my fence is a mess.
Aug 11, 2022 0:31:10 GMT -5
zila1: ShrimpBrime: it never ends Jon. Just when you think you've got it all done something else happens. Home ownership is real. The lady next door to me just had her fence installed. She told me she's been waiting all summer for it.
Aug 11, 2022 0:28:24 GMT -5
zila1: Vinster: Oh my gosh I am so sorry you have that in your family. I will keep good thoughts for you. Covid is just horrible.
Aug 11, 2022 0:26:20 GMT -5
Vinster: only person without it is my 15yr old boy. he's keeping to his room isolating from the house plague. 0 out of 10... would not recommend... even for the weight loss.
Aug 10, 2022 23:28:57 GMT -5
Vinster: having covid sucks... whole family has it.. it's been taking 1 member at a time... we've been fighting in for 2 weeks and today we lost again today, my 9 month old now has it... this shit is awful.
Aug 10, 2022 23:27:51 GMT -5
Vinster: is there a side walk for you to take care of? only bummer with a fence is having to mow the other side of it
Aug 10, 2022 23:25:20 GMT -5