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You still got more cutting to do on them tires, then scoop the lugs along with a back cut. It will make a world of difference ;)
 

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I would like to get around to scooping them out, probably a good buffing stone(s) and one cold weekend it will be done! I once ground all the wear bars off a set of 38" TSL's trying to get everything I could out of them, guess what, by the 5th tire I didn't care anymore either!
 

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Speedway motors sells the tire groover. As long as the tires are nice and warm, it makes cutting easier. Myron did most of the hard work, now you get the fun part of digging out the lugs and seeing how much more aggressive you can make them. I hated doing the main carcass, but seemed to enjoy scooping the lugs. Guess I'm just wierd like that.
 

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more pictures, hoping to have it very soon. or at least a picture of it going together would be nice. these are from awhile back but got lost I guess.
 

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Precision is still doing the engine, I had to postpone it by a couple months so I'm really hoping by the end of November.

The truck itself, once I get the dyno numbers I will decide if glide or C6, I have both but both need to be built. Got the diffs, 3 different t-case options and also have the rear rubber and wheels. I think once I finally get the engine it should progress pretty fast. Then I will actually bring the frame into the garage and get working on it.

Did you make any changes for next year, you mentioned getting some paddles a little earlier?
 

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Precision is still doing the engine, I had to postpone it by a couple months so I'm really hoping by the end of November.



The truck itself, once I get the dyno numbers I will decide if glide or C6, I have both but both need to be built. Got the diffs, 3 different t-case options and also have the rear rubber and wheels. I think once I finally get the engine it should progress pretty fast. Then I will actually bring the frame into the garage and get working on it.



Did you make any changes for next year, you mentioned getting some paddles a little earlier?

Did you end up getting your cylinder head valve issue figured out correctly?

Sounds like you will have a couple different options to go for set up depending on what weight and overall drive ratio. I like the one shift deal with the pg which would be a lot nicer with rough pits we race in but I don't like chevy,since the chevy parts we do have slow it down...literally the rear brake calipers lol

Don't think we will be doing much to baby blue except rebuild the trans and refresh the engine.Havnt made any changes to ol baby blue but put a pro system carb,re-stalled and new rear gear Earlier this year.i will be making a video soon and post it

We do have the same set of paddle tires as Myron's tried them once with poor tune they still managed 2.5 seconds faster.we still have yet to try them out when the truck is 100% and with the transbrake.
 

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That's too funny about the chevy brakes! I want to use my 205 divorced and run a driveline(disc brake style) off the t case input. Hopefully keep the issue of mud filled brakes from happening.

As long as I can get the right gear for starting line ratio and final drive to balance out I think the glide will work well, it will come down to how much hp/tq I get to work with.

The heads got all new valves and valve job again! Now all the intakes are one size and the exhausts are one size.

I really wanted to try the SV-1 but the mixed reviews won't allow it. My builder said unless I had one to borrow he wouldn't recommend me buying one.

You cut your time by 2.5 seconds just by hooking up-that's crazy!
 

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The truck itself, once I get the dyno numbers, I will decide if Glide or C6...
Would the Powerglide be for strength or gearing issues? A C6 should do fine in 4WD low range.
 

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there are a couple reasons I would like to go glide
1-weight, I'm giving up horsepower so need to loose some weight. I cant move the engine back so if I lighten the truck in the middle and put my divorced 205 just past center towards the rear I'm hoping that will help with weight transfer and center of gravity.

2-down the road when I step up the engine program I believe that gears are cheaper than switching trans, I eventually want to eliminate the case and go chain drive. I know I should build for what I have today but I just like to be different sometimes!

3-I may be wrong here but I think it will help me on the starting line from blowing the tires off before the front end lifts, if I can hook better before the wheel speed comes on then maybe I can get the frontend up? This is more of a question I guess.

There hasn't really been much feedback on my glide questions here, mostly I think because the C6 is tested and true-I may still go with a C6 in the end anyway but I think that there a lot of people who put the 6 in and then switch to a glide for all out racing in the end anyway. This is a race only application and some things I hope to get right the first time, again gears are cheaper than trannys!

P.S. nice bronco in your sig
 

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Hey!
I wish there was an update, still waiting on my engine. It's a few months over due. Last week we were waiting for some intake gaskets. Needed some thicker ones for the intake that has been butchered over the years. I am patiently waiting for the dyno video!
You got your rig ready to go already! I thought as a group we left everything till the last minute lol!
 

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Cool! Must be getting antsy waiting! Have you got your chassis and body started yet?

Our truck is still sitting,set our trans down to frank to get refreshed.unfortunatly I don't know how much racing we will be doing this year because my parents place burnt down a week ago. So I imagine we will be focusing on that for awhile.
 

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Sorry to hear about your folks, hope everyone is okay. Probably not the start to 2015 you were looking for.

got the chassis sitting in the garage bare and ready, front axle moved forward but no links yet. want to see ride height before I make my new radius arms so I can change pinion angle if needed. housing floater is sitting on the shelf too. Just need the engine!
 
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