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post #1 of 106 (permalink) Old 11-07-2010, 12:34 PM Thread Starter
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Blown gas 72' ford drag truck.

This is my first post on this site so here it goes,
72 ford f series pickup, single cab, short bed, thats about whats left of the original truck. Fiberglass front end.
Chassis engineering chassis, 2x3 rail, funny car cage, plenty of tubing.
Chassis engineering diff 5:13 gears, 33x16x16 goodyears i believe. chassis engineering/QA1 struts, Wishbone, anti rollbar, and a set of 82' wheelie bars.

As for a motor plan, I have this:
1970 Dove block, bored 80 over. 532cid.
Scat 4340 forged steel crank,
Scat h beams, 6.7.
JE pistons.
Procomp heads, sadly, should be running around 8.7:1 compression.
Saving for a set of Kaase 514 scj's next year.
Havent decided on a cam yet, if ya'll have any suggestions, im open.
Comp roller lifters,
roller rockers and jomar stud girdle
Supercharger USA intake with burst panel.
12-71 Hampton blower.
Will be running blown gas. if anyone has any info on blown gas, id appreciate any insight.
Enderle Barn door injector.
Don't have the drive kit for the blower yet,

Hansen's transmission and gear powerglide, deadenbear 1 piece case.
Haven't got much further than that. Any comments or questions are fine with me.
Pictures are of the truck when the original guy built it. We've changed it quite a bit, ill update some more photos later.
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LOL Welcome Devin! And I'm the origional owner and builder! Nice to see that the truck is coming along. Keep the pics coming!
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Man.. I love it. That thing looks bad a$$. I drag race a pickup truck myself only mine is wayyyyy to high up in the air. Yours is slammed down right on the ground. Looks great. I'm jealous!!

Did you make the frame yourself? And what does your truck weigh with the custom frame and fiber glass front end? It looks awsome.. Nice job.

As for Engine help with that blown bad boy send Blown473 a private message and ask him about cams. he has a blown 53 pickup and the guy is really very knowledgeable about the blower stuff. He also used to work in the aftermarket automotive industry (Super Shops I believe). Again it looks great. I love it!!

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Thanks I appreciate it. A lot of people wouldn't believe its mine since im only 17. But it is. The builder is actually white lightning, the guy who posted above you. This is his little claim to fame.
We haven't weighed it with everything in it yet because we have the body off to paint the chassis, but we're guessing that it should weigh anywhere between 2600-2900, but it is really going to vary, especially since im 6'1 and 235.
Thanks for that recommendation, ill send him a pm.
I really like your truck. My parents own a 75 ford highboy, single cab, long bed, thats red like that. I just love the 60's and 70's style bodies, not to mention, not a lot of people are willing to run one.
Your truck looks bad ***, and truth be told, Since im in anchorage alaska, I would almost rather have a truck like that that's streetable, because we only get about 3 1/2 months of racing, if we have NO rainouts, which we had 4 this summer.
Very nice lil truck, a real hay hauler (;
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3 1/2 months a year? That is depressing... The guys in Florida have all the fun. But then again they also have hurricanes. They can keep those. Definitely post more pic's as you make progress. Then post the video's when you are out next summer mopping up the Chevy meat!!

Here is a video to old you over until next summer..

http://www.MrScharfenberger.com/F100...vs86Camaro.wmv

This was 2 weeks ago. The run after this one I left the driveshaft laying on the starting line. ...oopps. I'm 6'4 and 250 pounds. My truck is right at 5000 pounds with me in it. Drive train parts hate weight. Oh well. It's only money.

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"Little claim to fame" huh? LOL Smart arse kids! lol

Here's some pics of the build:
The build started in '03, until then it was a street driven hot rod that my company sponsored:













As of last winter:







Proud of what we've built? You betcha'!
And Devin is one heck of a kid too......
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Man!! You guys have wayyy too much time on your hands in the winter. Nice pic's. That frame and cage looked awsome!! You know there is a case of Budweiser in my barn fridge for you if you come do the same thing to my truck!! It would be the LEAST I could do.

Awsome work. I'm jealous.

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That is either a very low truck. Or one BIG dog. Or both...

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LOL Both! Actually the truck clears the ground @ 3".

Couple of more pics:








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You do nice work. I sure wish we were neighbors. I'd keep you busy.

And you would never have another computer problem. Ever... That is what I do. All day long 5 days a week.

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Thanks for the compliment. Well load up the u-haul and get yer butt up here! There's plenty of computers up here! lol Seriously, you ought to at least come up here for a week or two and see what's here. I predict you wouldn't leave.
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I would love to come up there and check it out. Alaska is the only state that I haven't been to. I've hit the other 49 however in the course of my 43 years. I'll have to get up there and see the sights. I don't know about living there though. Too much winter and not enough summer. Besides bears and eskimos scare me!!

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Mr. Scharfenberger, I noticed three things in the beginning of that video. One, you shop at jegs. You can't miss that bright yellow hat in the video. Two, when you pull into the burnout box a little sideways, your left rear tire spins. you running a spool? three, your smart, you have a helmet. I usually end up wearing mine to bed. So I dont forget it, yeah, thats a good excuse
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