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Re: K-88 / 6 Cylinder
« Reply #15 on: December 21, 2016, 07:35:18 PM »
All looks great CC  8) Very nice.

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Re: K-88 / 6 Cylinder
« Reply #16 on: January 10, 2017, 12:22:23 PM »
Back to more parts gathering. 
I ended up finding a shorty powerglide that was modified by Tony Rossi back in the day.  The "Rossi" shaft plate is a nice touch in my opinion.  This will eventually get rebuilt with a trans brake added and I'll replace the stock dipstick tube with a short locker version.  I also need to get a current shield for it but at least for now I can continue with getting the drive line mocked up in the car, finish the mid-plate and rearend brackets.

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Re: K-88 / 6 Cylinder
« Reply #17 on: January 10, 2017, 12:27:24 PM »
As I mentioned at the beginning of this build, Joe Umphenour was a huge inspiration for this build.  Thought I'd share a picture of his second dragster.  Still running a jimmy in D dragster but with a 120" homemade chassis.  This car was featured in Rod & Custom 1966.

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Re: K-88 / 6 Cylinder
« Reply #18 on: April 20, 2017, 09:48:25 AM »
Progress has been slow but a few things have been happening.  I picked up a coupler shaft to go from the PG to the Olds rearend.  Put it in a lathe and took a few inches off it to end up with .250" end play once it's installed.
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Re: K-88 / 6 Cylinder
« Reply #19 on: April 20, 2017, 09:55:16 AM »
I also got the vertical rear end tubes cut and tack welded up against rear end straps.  Coupler's end play moves easily from front to back and turns easily as well.
My final test will be putting the axles in the housing with the spool and turn the wheels to make sure there is no binding.  Any thoughts or other/better ways to check this is greatly appreciated.
« Last Edit: April 20, 2017, 10:03:06 AM by Countn Carbs »

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Re: K-88 / 6 Cylinder
« Reply #20 on: April 20, 2017, 10:14:33 AM »
I decided to relocate the cross member in the car to behind the rear end.  I'll cut out the remaining pieces after mockup.
By moving this it frees up space for the rearend and a coupler cover plus will allow me an anchor point to build to for an anti-rotation set up.  Plus it will serve as the front bar of the seat bars.
Cross bar is fit and "forward to back" bars are in process.

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Re: K-88 / 6 Cylinder
« Reply #21 on: February 17, 2018, 06:18:10 AM »
Wow, just found the picture section and here is exactly what I want to build!
Need an update, where are you with this?
Et,mph,etc.

LOVE the car!!!

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Re: K-88 / 6 Cylinder
« Reply #22 on: February 18, 2018, 07:27:40 AM »
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