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Offline Mr Froggy

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Re: New to the site and saying, Hello !
« Reply #15 on: April 07, 2016, 12:36:25 PM »
That's one nice thing about old Radars, you can paint the hoops to look like unpolished aluminum if there rusty.  Your car looks good! A cool looking, fun ride is way better than a credit card show queen.

Offline bfalfa55

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Re: New to the site and saying, Hello !
« Reply #16 on: April 08, 2016, 02:59:18 PM »
Thanks. And I am proud that I built my own jalopy. I just have to get the Raders back from my friend. New rear tires for te Dragmasters, then building the new engine needs to get going.

Offline Paul New

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Re: New to the site and saying, Hello !
« Reply #17 on: April 08, 2016, 04:12:49 PM »
You know I keep thinking your crazy to build a hot 265 for a period style engine..... I think you should build a .125 over 283 make a 301"!!😜 No know we all are a little crazy though lol

Offline bfalfa55

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Re: New to the site and saying, Hello !
« Reply #18 on: April 09, 2016, 07:25:28 AM »
I look at it this way: This short block was never fired and has a lot of machining work and balancing time in it. I only paid $400 for it. All the other components I put on it or in it, can be put in any other small block if I really want or need to. I know there is no end to how fast you can go (and spend money to do it), I am just interested in seeing it's potential. When I see Super Stock Tri Fives running mid 11's and low 12's under the tight rules they have, making a fun, good running, streetable 265 is that much more fun to me.

Offline Paul New

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Re: New to the site and saying, Hello !
« Reply #19 on: April 09, 2016, 07:51:26 PM »
I understand that!