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Re: Saws and Cars
« Reply #40 on: March 15, 2015, 02:11:52 pm »
I guessed International from the hood and the unique windshield, drove too many of those not to notice.  ;D I learned to drive a 5 spd with a split axle in a late 60's 5 ton. No great shakes for power and a bit of a pig to drive but it got the job done. The later trucks with the DT-466 and seven speed and power steering were a treat in comparison.
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« Reply #41 on: March 15, 2015, 02:52:48 pm »
Only DT466 powered truck that I've driven so far was a 4300 rental moving truck with an automatic.  Certainly wasn't hurting for power, even with the box full of my junk.
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For older saws:
Tune the H side so that it 4-strokes (burbles) at WOT unloaded and just cleans up when under load.
When you lift cutting load, the saw should immediately revert to 4-stroking.  Fine tune the transition point for the wood you're cutting.

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« Reply #42 on: January 22, 2017, 05:07:10 pm »
I found this tidbit of Carlton Sawchain sponsoring this GTO
13.20 sec is quick for this street car.

My goat a 1970 Formula 400 got low 11's in the full 1/4 mile. None of this 1/8 chit they do today.
But mind you I was running 448 cubes, 12.5 compression, ram air IV top end , running on alky with a 430 rear end on slicks, shifting with a Hurst verticle gate on a Muncie m22 rock crusher  ;D
NHRA top alcohol  Funny car legend Vern Moats out of Des Moines, Iowa built the engine in early 1970s.
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« Reply #43 on: January 22, 2017, 06:00:52 pm »
Jeez, I just googled my engine builder Vern Moats and find out he just died last week.

I bought my Firebird in 1975 when I was timber falling at 17 here in northern Manitoba .  I bought it off my foremen who was getting out of racing and getting married. He had Vern Moats build the engine with M22 tranny in 1973.

Here's the death notice of Vern plus a NHRA video from 2015.

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/sports/motor/auto-racing/2017/01/18/vern-moats-des-moines-drag-racing-icon-dies-77/96740828/

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« Reply #44 on: January 22, 2017, 06:26:01 pm »
Pretty neat stuff Holman.  I did some bracket racing back in the day myself down in southern California when they still had 1/4 mile drag strips there.     70 Dodge Challenger with a 440.    Turned 12:30's.   It was a blast.
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« Reply #45 on: January 22, 2017, 06:40:48 pm »
3000, yes definitely a blast. My buddy had a white 73 or 74?Challanger 340- 4 sp. Real nice looking car with Crager Ss wheels.
I had those Cragers on my black bird too, kept it on the street with 3.91 rearend. 4"15" Volkswagen tires on front L50's Micky Thompsons on the rear. White L88 scoop on hood.

I quickly retired  the 4.30's and kept it on gas. Plenty enough power for the street at 500 horse on gas  with 50 weight aviation engine oil in 1975 haha.

Car was long gone and sold by the time I got married at 21.
7 years later after the divorce the wife burned all my pics and photo albums of it.
But I'm still trying to get a hold of an old buddy of mine who had lots of pics of the old Firebird and other cars we had on those great summer days on main street. 8)
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« Reply #46 on: January 22, 2017, 07:37:45 pm »
Now you made me miss my 70 GTO 400 I had. Red on red.  Just 1 of many I miss.

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« Reply #47 on: January 22, 2017, 09:29:37 pm »
Holy cow Kevin, that's nice! A buddy of mine who worked at the paper mill bought a 1970 or so GTO Judge brand new back in the day.
I had a few fast Chevs, Fords but I liked the Poncho engines the best, lots of torque.

I had a chance once to buy a 65 GTO 389 Tri power convertible in 1978. Really nice shape but I thought $3000 was too much back then lol.
I paid $4000 for my 1970 1/2 Firebird in 1975 but the car was built up pretty good especially with the Vern Moat engine and m22 rock crusher and extra gear for the track.

Had a guy in '76 who wanted to trade his 1970 Barracuda 440-6 pak 4 spd, orange with white interior for my 'bird if I threw in a extra $2K.
That car was in mint shape but he couldn't get the carbs set right. So I chickened out of the deal.....now you and me both know what that car would be worth today, right? :o
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« Reply #48 on: January 23, 2017, 12:35:21 am »
I found this 6 year video of this 1970 1/2 Formula 400 . Too bad he didn't make such a shaky video with that old phone.

But nice vid though, shows the nice lines of these older 'birds in color black. Mine had the dual snorkel hood scoops replaced with a cowl induction L88 scoop like on the Corvettes.
I don't like how he recovered the bucket seats with that overstuffed grey fabric. The original solid black vinyl looks so much better.
  At least he kept the low back buckets as this was the last year with them. The newer high backs lost alot of coolness in my opinion.

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« Reply #49 on: January 23, 2017, 02:46:23 pm »
1985 Sold my 70 gto needing painted and trans work (started to slip between shifts) but still a driver for $1000 and S&W 39 9mm. 

1985 sold my big block 71 monte carlo 402 not 454 for $1600. Was 1 of 6% made with options it had.  Bought it in MT.

Sold those 2 for down payment  to buy a new S10 STH stupid stupid  stupid



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