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  • Originally posted by SuperBuickGuy

    These are good guys, I know some may wish Tacoma wasn't in the US, but it is and they manufacturer there. They're also one of the few that will regrind your cam.

    https://www.deltacam.com/

    holley can eat my used shorts.
    Been bragging on Delta Cams for some years. I ran them in my 25-" Chevy sixes and had great success. They're also great folks to work with, friendly and helpful on the phone and when you call you don't get an endless phone tree.

    Dan

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    • Originally posted by SuperBuickGuy

      you're on the wrong side of the US to be claiming them... just sayin'
      The mail works just fine. They'll ship anywhere. (Actually I don't remember what shipping company we used, just that it worked perfectly)

      Dan

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      • i gave the 55 a dirty look when i banged my knee on the bumper
        walking past it earlier...does that count as 'progress'?

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        • Originally posted by fatguyzinc View Post
          i gave the 55 a dirty look when i banged my knee on the bumper
          walking past it earlier...does that count as 'progress'?
          Does it count that I've already built this several times (in my head) with a 426 wedge, fenderwell headers, and a cross-ram setup?

          Dan

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          • Originally posted by DanStokes View Post

            Does it count that I've already built this several times (in my head) with a 426 wedge, fenderwell headers, and a cross-ram setup?

            Dan
            me too---but with a mccandless 440 to 499 kit.....

            if i had one i woulda. but alls i gots is chevies, sooooo
            454 it is ! i do have the fenderwell headers and a
            portagee tunnelram, close enough.....

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            • ok, i have FINALLY jacked it up, put it on stands, and removed the 2 front
              tires in prep for removal of stock front suspension/straight axle conversion.
              lets hope its just a day or two and not a week/month/year or two before
              i get on it again.

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              • Originally posted by SuperBuickGuy
                Sooo... you have it on blocks in your front yard.... if only it was a Transmaro

                as this is 'early internet' humor.... I'll provide a link to my reference
                https://www.drbukk.com/en/content/the-trailer-park-23


                noooooooooooooooooooooooooo. its on jackstands in my garage.
                not blocks in the yard. big difference. or, so i keep telling myself........

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                • Originally posted by fatguyzinc View Post
                  ok, i have FINALLY jacked it up, put it on stands, and removed the 2 front
                  tires in prep for removal of stock front suspension/straight axle conversion.
                  lets hope its just a day or two and not a week/month/year or two before
                  i get on it again.
                  YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASSSSSSSSS i beat it by a month, it was less than a year!!!

                  FINALLY stripped stock front suspension off in prep for the straight axle swap. finally!

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                  • trying to keep the momentum going...... yes !!
                    just mocked up, but i got lucky and the front
                    spring hanger has 2 holes to rosette weld for install--
                    and one happened to line up with a bumper bracket
                    hole in the frame.

                    im CERTAIN that the factory frame holes and speedway
                    machined holes in bracket are WAY more accurate
                    compared to my measuring, marking, and drilling.

                    a 3/8-16 bolt, couple hardened washers and a nut
                    on each side positively locates both springs pretty
                    much dead nuts even. yay! more to follow.......

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                    • Are Those "Pizza Boxes Work Mats" ? LOL

                      On a Pipeline Job, made a Pizza Box "Sombrero" for my Hard Hat working out in the Sun...

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                      • Originally posted by Captain View Post
                        Are Those "Pizza Boxes Work Mats" ? LOL

                        On a Pipeline Job, made a Pizza Box "Sombrero" for my Hard Hat working out in the Sun...



                        basically--although around here we refer to them as
                        "cardboard creepers".

                        hey, you gotta make do with what ya got!

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                        • Glad to see the progress on this beast. Can't wait to see it on its own wheels again - with solid axle!
                          Of all the paths you take in life - make sure a few of them are dirt.

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                          • my neighbor donald had a manual protracter/angle finder. i had a bubble level.
                            between the 2. i rolled kingpin housing back 10 degrees (to compensate for
                            when iron head rat motor goes in...) and tacked the axle in place....

                            heres hoping the magical brown truck of happiness shows up with spindles &
                            kingpins tomorrow......

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                            • got the kingpins/spindles installed today. to say it was "interesting" iis an understatement....
                              ill put up some pics when my younger boy fwds them to email.
                              no, i dont know how to do that myself.
                              shut up.

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                              • that looks fricken AWESOME.... i love it.

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