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Offline Roger

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New roadster
« on: February 23, 2017, 11:08:58 AM »
Hereís a couple of pictures of my newest ride. Itís an x-comp eliminator car with a 4-link and solid front. Bought the car as a partial roller with no engine, trans, and 5.86 rear gears. Was originally run as an A/EconAltered with a SBC but has run most of its life with a 10,000rpm 4 cylinder with a Liberty 5 speed. It now has a set of 4.10 gears and a new Powerglide & convertor to go along with the finished 300HP 350ci street rod engine and the partial finished 600HP 383ci SBC. Now that it's back from the chassis shop after a few additions, it's time to put it together, finish the wiring and plumbing, and go racing:)

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Re: New roadster
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2017, 11:37:19 AM »
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Re: New roadster
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2017, 06:53:04 PM »
Nice! Enjoy! :)

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Re: New roadster
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2017, 02:47:43 PM »
Nice!
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Re: New roadster
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2017, 06:32:56 PM »
Looks like a blast,have fun.  8)
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Re: New roadster
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2018, 02:04:15 PM »
Has the new 383 made it to the chassis yet?

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Re: New roadster
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2018, 04:10:56 PM »
any up-dates?

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Re: New roadster
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2018, 07:47:48 AM »
Probably should have done this update sooner:) Last summer I installed a 300hp street SBC I had in the roadster while I worked on collecting parts for and finishing the race engine. Since I hadnít made a pass in an altered in 40 years, it was a good way to start and it gave me the opportunity to find out what I didnít like about how the car was set up and to fix it. Well, to make a long story short, the little engine worked so well that the engine is still in the car. At this point Iíve won enough money to pay for half of the little engine and had a good time doing it. However, the car is s-l-o-w and I need more speed, so I have one more race in a couple of weeks with the little engine and then I hope to put in the new 383 race engine.

In the fall of 1980 I sold my entire racing operation and used the proceeds to go to college (along with student loans) and became a high school shop teacher and special education teacher using the shop classes I taught as a behavioral change lab for students with behavior disorders. The last race I won before returning to the sport was in the summer on 1980 in my FED at my local track and Iím glad to say that after a 38 year wait I won S/P at the first race at the same track this year. How sweet it is! Thanks to everyone on this board for their input, suggestions, and encouragement in helping me get the car going. Iíll update when the new engine goes in. The pictures are of my current roadster and my deuce coupe altered from 1978. The doors on the 3-window were tack welded shut and you got in the coupe the same way you get in the roadster...you climbed in from the top:)

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Re: New roadster
« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2018, 10:16:46 AM »
That Deuce coupe is kool! I bet it would be hard to get into now days. :)