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  • Re: Big Motor, Little Truck. The BBR... aka "Tooth and Nail"

    Re: Big Motor, Little Truck. The BBR scares little kids.

    If it goes 10.99 I will be doing back flips off the tailgate.
    worried about traction that much?
    Si vis pacem, para bellum

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    • Re: Big Motor, Little Truck. The BBR... aka "Tooth and Nail"

      Re: Big Motor, Little Truck. The BBR.

      Traction is going to be a never ending chase I think, but one I will happily deal with. ;D
      Life is short. Be a do'er and not a shoulda done'er.
      1983 Mustang GT 302/T5 http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...485-bbr-s-83gt
      1973 F-250 BBF Turbo Truck http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...uck-conversion
      1986 Ford Ranger EFI 545/C6 https://bangshift.com/forum/forum/ba...tooth-and-nail

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      • Re: Big Motor, Little Truck. The BBR... aka "Tooth and Nail"

        Re: Big Motor, Little Truck. The BBR.

        add some ballast behind th etires and you should spin your way to over 10.99 in my opionon...
        Si vis pacem, para bellum

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        • Re: Big Motor, Little Truck. The BBR... aka "Tooth and Nail"

          Re: Big Motor, Little Truck. The BBR.

          I hope so, especially at our elevation and the crappy DA's we have here.

          I have upgraded to 3way adjustable drag shocks on all four corners. I do not have any drag tires for it yet. I think my first passes at the track will just be on street tires. Track opens in March!
          Life is short. Be a do'er and not a shoulda done'er.
          1983 Mustang GT 302/T5 http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...485-bbr-s-83gt
          1973 F-250 BBF Turbo Truck http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...uck-conversion
          1986 Ford Ranger EFI 545/C6 https://bangshift.com/forum/forum/ba...tooth-and-nail

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          • Re: Big Motor, Little Truck. The BBR... aka "Tooth and Nail"

            Re: Big Motor, Little Truck. The BBR.

            Almost done.









            I had to use the blind nut thingys because you have to put the fans on after the shroud is in. It is a *little* cozy in there.
            Life is short. Be a do'er and not a shoulda done'er.
            1983 Mustang GT 302/T5 http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...485-bbr-s-83gt
            1973 F-250 BBF Turbo Truck http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...uck-conversion
            1986 Ford Ranger EFI 545/C6 https://bangshift.com/forum/forum/ba...tooth-and-nail

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            • Re: Big Motor, Little Truck. The BBR... aka "Tooth and Nail"

              Re: Big Motor, Little Truck. The BBR.

              Man that's some trick stuff!

              Me thinks you and your pal can sell those babies!

              Brian
              That which you manifest is before you.

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              • Re: Big Motor, Little Truck. The BBR... aka "Tooth and Nail"

                Re: Big Motor, Little Truck. The BBR.

                Nicely Done!

                Did you vacuum form that shroud?

                that looks really cool - I'll be interested to hear how it cools the beast.
                There's always something new to learn.

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                • Re: Big Motor, Little Truck. The BBR... aka "Tooth and Nail"

                  Re: Big Motor, Little Truck. The BBR.

                  A friend on another forum made it for me.

                  Next project: Narrowing a diff at home

                  I researched methods of narrowing housings and since I am a DIY guy, I decided to do it the old way....with a large pipe cutter I bought at HFtools for $20 and a little bit of muscle. While I do have a chop saw, I was not comfortable with it's ability to make a straight, square cut.

                  The BBR's axles have enough spline to narrow it 1". Believe it or not, 1" per side will make all the difference in the world. It will allow me to use a 'normal' 15x8 rim with 5.5" of BS with plenty of fenderwell and leaf spring clearance. I *should* have done this before I built the last housing, but I did not anticipate the wheel fitment issues I ended up with. Live and learn I suppose. Anyway I had the B-body housing sitting over in the corner so I decided to cut it down to the correct width.

                  First I measured and marked the axle tube cuts. 2.75" will be coming out of each side. Then I scribed a horizontal line to use to realign (clock) the tube ends back on after the cuts. Surprisingly, the distance from the axle flange to the centerline of the spring perch is already correct, so I decided to take the 2.75" out on the inside of the spring perches.

                  Beginning the cut.


                  Close up.


                  Finished cut.


                  This thing leaves a great finish on the cut and it *might* already be beveled enough for welding. All 4 cuts have been made and it is almost read to weld them back on. This housing will be getting a backbrace and shock mounts very similar to the other one. The plan is to get it all ready and just R&R the other housing.
                  Life is short. Be a do'er and not a shoulda done'er.
                  1983 Mustang GT 302/T5 http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...485-bbr-s-83gt
                  1973 F-250 BBF Turbo Truck http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...uck-conversion
                  1986 Ford Ranger EFI 545/C6 https://bangshift.com/forum/forum/ba...tooth-and-nail

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                  • Re: Big Motor, Little Truck. The BBR... aka "Tooth and Nail"

                    Re: Big Motor, Little Truck. The BBR.

                    You are a braver soul than I! That's a clean cut though, I look forward to more pictures of this.
                    Escaped on a technicality.

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                    • Re: Big Motor, Little Truck. The BBR... aka "Tooth and Nail"

                      Re: Big Motor, Little Truck. The BBR.

                      Ha. I need a T-shirt that says:

                      "It's a fine line between brave and stupid" ;D
                      Life is short. Be a do'er and not a shoulda done'er.
                      1983 Mustang GT 302/T5 http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...485-bbr-s-83gt
                      1973 F-250 BBF Turbo Truck http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...uck-conversion
                      1986 Ford Ranger EFI 545/C6 https://bangshift.com/forum/forum/ba...tooth-and-nail

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                      • Re: Big Motor, Little Truck. The BBR... aka "Tooth and Nail"

                        Re: Big Motor, Little Truck. The BBR.

                        Ha. I need a T-shirt that says:

                        "It's a fine line between brave and stupid" ;D
                        You make one, I'll buy it

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                          Re: Big Motor, Little Truck. The BBR.

                          Any progress on the rear end narrowing project? Are you going to use some kind of jig to hold the axle tubes straight while welding? I picked up a 9" Ford housing last summer and I need it narrowed. I have been going back and forth on doing it myself or paying a shop to do it for me.

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                          • Re: Big Motor, Little Truck. The BBR... aka "Tooth and Nail"

                            Re: Big Motor, Little Truck. The BBR.

                            I'll probably be doing it some night this week.
                            Life is short. Be a do'er and not a shoulda done'er.
                            1983 Mustang GT 302/T5 http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...485-bbr-s-83gt
                            1973 F-250 BBF Turbo Truck http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...uck-conversion
                            1986 Ford Ranger EFI 545/C6 https://bangshift.com/forum/forum/ba...tooth-and-nail

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                            • Re: Big Motor, Little Truck. The BBR... aka "Tooth and Nail"

                              Re: Big Motor, Little Truck. The BBR.

                              I'm still waiting for you to post up what she run's. ;D
                              I'm not really into hotrodding trucks, but I'm always
                              impressed when someone came make'em hook.

                              Good luck on the 9"
                              Chris

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                              • Re: Big Motor, Little Truck. The BBR... aka "Tooth and Nail"

                                Re: Big Motor, Little Truck. The BBR.

                                Track opens this month! ;D

                                Ok I worked on it again tonight:

                                Ends clamped back on with angle iron and 2 C-clamps:



                                Then I tacked it in 4 places, and took the angle grinder and widened the groove. Then I welded a short bead, rotated 180? or so, welded a short bead, etc until I was finished. I'm not the best welder, but I think I got this stuck pretty good. The back brace will actually span this area as well.



                                I almost got finished, but ran out of gas with about 5 welds to go on the other end...... :evil:
                                Life is short. Be a do'er and not a shoulda done'er.
                                1983 Mustang GT 302/T5 http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...485-bbr-s-83gt
                                1973 F-250 BBF Turbo Truck http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...uck-conversion
                                1986 Ford Ranger EFI 545/C6 https://bangshift.com/forum/forum/ba...tooth-and-nail

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