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post #16 of 124 Old 04-12-2010, 02:08 PM
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I will be at the test and tune session at my local track this saturday to see what I can run in the 1/4 mile. Lee that thing is sweet and of course I'm partial to it because that's what I'm doing with mine. It's looking damn fine.

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post #17 of 124 Old 04-12-2010, 05:58 PM Thread Starter
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Same to you. What are the specs on your motor? What rear are you using? I just finished what is perhaps my greatest invention. You may have noticed my cutouts. Lazy person I am, even removing the 3 bolts on each side is a burden. I just made new block off plates with a center hole and 3 large holes at the bottom. On Wed I am going to weld in a bolt, then attach a smaller 2 1/2 inch diameter plate with 3 matching holes. By loosening the center wing nut, I can rotate the plate to either line up with the 3 holes or partially cover them for more or less noise. I just fired it up with all 3 holes open and it sounds great-louder than my Gibson round turbo muffler but not loud enough to get police attention. I can always make more or larger holes. And all it takes to quiet it down is loosening the wing nut and rotating the smaller disk. The next best thing to the expensive (close to 6 bills) electric cutouts.

Just for the record, the car is not exactly quiet with the mufflers. It is a nice low rumble that sets off alarms. Still, I like to be heard (loud pipes save lives).
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post #18 of 124 Old 04-25-2010, 10:31 AM Thread Starter
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A guy at the car show last Sunday said my Jeep looks like a classic hotrod and needs flames. Then he offered to stripe them (for free). All I had to do was mask off everything (tremendous amount of tedious work) and paint it. I saw him again on Tuesday at a cruise night and he loved what I did and said he would do the rest of the car. I still want to paint the grill white and finish the rest of the sides of the front fenders.

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post #19 of 124 Old 05-14-2010, 07:04 PM
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Lookin Good.

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6cyl. 5spd, D30 Aussie/D44 LSD,4.56 gears, RC2.5" lift, RC1.25" body lift, 33's

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post #20 of 124 Old 05-17-2010, 07:32 PM
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ah, i think i like it better with the black grill. you may want to photoshop it first before you start the spray.

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post #21 of 124 Old 05-17-2010, 07:35 PM
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Sounds like you met a pretty useful contact lol.
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post #22 of 124 Old 06-19-2010, 11:50 AM Thread Starter
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Finally got to the track on Monday-best 13.1 with consistent 13.2's. Car launched great, steady as a rock and not at all squirrelly. After a couple of tries got some awesome burnouts, shifting gears as the tires smoked. Plus, I drove it to the track and back (over 100 miles each way) and got better than 10 mpg at 60 to 70 mph.

Obviously the engine is not the advertised 450 HP, but that will soon change with some aluminum Edelbrock heads and a roller cam.
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post #23 of 124 Old 06-19-2010, 04:08 PM
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What kind of MPH were you runnin at the track with that?
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post #24 of 124 Old 08-07-2010, 11:30 PM
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looks good! welcome to drag racing. you can see videos of mine on youtube under prostreetcherokee.

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post #25 of 124 Old 08-09-2010, 08:31 PM
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Your Yj is pretty cool. Nice job.

When I was a kid my Dad had a station wagon with the fins out to the side. He always complained that when he got up to 65 that his rear end started to be light and float a little.. Your front end reminded me of his old station wagon.. I was looking at your Yj and all the cool thing that you did and I visioned the front fenders to go around the front wheels.. That would set you rig off to be what it is.. A true Jeep rod.

Just a suggestion to a beautiful rig.
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post #26 of 124 Old 08-10-2010, 03:40 PM
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im eventually going to do a similar swap like yours but im putting in an lt1 with work....and going either do it 4x4 or a ratrod concept....yours looks nice....i got my lt1 for my camaro but sold it so now im just sitting wit and extra motor for my jeep or one i pick up lol....i cant wiat to start my project.... nice job tho....

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post #27 of 124 Old 08-10-2010, 07:57 PM
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You would think it would be a handful with a short wheelbase like that, but it still weighs a fair amount I'll bet. Lighten it up some and throw on a 6-71 and it will be like an old AA/Altered.

Looks awesome.

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post #28 of 124 Old 08-30-2010, 10:47 AM
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wow, never seen nothing like that with a jeep
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post #29 of 124 Old 09-09-2010, 03:22 PM
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Cool, JEEPS are meant to be individualized.

You have done good things to make her one of a kind.

Hey, just be careful with that slingshot you built there.

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