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    My Qwik Slick

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    FORDBOYpete

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    My Qwik Slick

    Post  FORDBOYpete on Tue Jun 23, 2009 11:49 pm

    My Truck? Trucks? Well here comes the flack I know. I only have two trucks right now, my Slick and My Aero. Yeah right WTH is this guy talking about Slick? , . . . . . Aero ? ? ? ?
    My Slick is a 66 F-100 SWB Style Side Custom Cab on a 79 F-159 trailer Special SWB chassis with a D2VE Based 385 series FoMoCo engine and a C-5 3spd A/T both built to run. The best ET has been 12.60s. My best TE was a 124.455. Avg' TE is right at 120+ in a 1320. I know 120+ Mph is a smidgeon high on a 12.60 index but when ya get yer 460 right it makes Gobs of torque. That allows you install taller gears & get TE/Mph for big wins. Fun is when an opponent just knows you're beat but then you go past him 150/200 ft out of the traps @ 25 or 30 mph more then he's going. It's also fun to jack the truck up to swap DOT's for street wheels & tires for the trip home. The guy you just beat is loading his chevelle on his trailer with a bad attitude. It's one of those "Racin' Things". I will write another post about My Aero. . . .

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    Darkside Dave
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    Post  Darkside Dave on Thu Jun 25, 2009 11:08 am

    I bet there has been a few rice burners and tuners wondering "What the hell was that ???"


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    Post  FORDBOYpete on Sun Jul 26, 2009 11:12 pm

    Dave,
    The guy's who really say "What the hell was that?" are the guys in Northstars and copy cat cars of the Mopar Muscle Machine era. What I have to watch out for is those Cobra versions in new Mustangs. Those suckers are "BAD to the Bone Fast". The Only real advantage I have over them is I don't have $40+K in my slick. Heh heh heh heh. Laughing


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    Post  Darkside Dave on Mon Jul 27, 2009 10:12 am

    FORDBOYpete wrote: Dave,
    The guy's who really say "What the hell was that?" are the guys in Northstars and copy cat cars of the Mopar Muscle Machine era. What I have to watch out for is those Cobra versions in new Mustangs. Those suckers are "BAD to the Bone Fast". The Only real advantage I have over them is I don't have $40+K in my slick. Heh heh heh heh. Laughing


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    Yeah, I can relate to that. Years ago in my not so wise youthful era I had a period where I would litterally build stuff from the junk yards. I'd get some really tame looking little grocery getter and put a pretty fast running gear in it and then go out and smoke the new toys. One of the funniest deals was more recent. In the first year or two I had my '03 F-350 diesel, I used to get a kick out of blowing away the rice burners between lights. We have a street here in town that is a rather well traveled route that comes to a right turn to stay on the route. All the little rice jockeys try to get in the left lane at the lights and blow ahead of the people in the right lane so they can get over to make the right turn. If they can't do it they are forced to go straight on a minor service street and get back around to the main route. Needless to say, Big Blue embarrassed more than a few of them. The part that was really funny is they would always get me for the first few feet while the turbo spooled up. After that they quickly became dissapointed. If we were more than one block away from the turn they would obediently pull in behind me for the rest of the route. For me the fun was in seeing the surprised look on their face and the way their buddies in their car ribbed them. I could give a fat rat's ass about winning, I was into shock and awe.

    Back in the early '80s I had an old '59 Chevy 2 ton dump truck I bought to use on the farm. It had a 235 six that was so poor it wouldn't get it up the hill on my farm with a load. I found a monster engine and completely rebuilt it including balancing, a competition clutch, a better cam and high compression pistons. It looked as though it would fall apart at the traffic light but could light up those big duallys and sounded like a drag car. That thing was a barrell of fum to drive because it scared the hell out of people.

    I guess all the above add up to show why I have kind of a fondness for rat rods. I don't have one but I am helping koth get one together. He is using a high output 5.0L likle the '89 Mustag GT's had. It ought to make for a few surprised looks. I'd like to have one of those in a Pinto. Speaking of Pintos, I haven't seen one of those in a long time. I'd like to get my hands on a decent body but there just aren't any around here in the rust belt.

    Later Man...


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    Post  55f350 on Wed Jul 29, 2009 5:21 am

    so if you can figure out how to post a pic lets see some !!! had more than a few 429's and a few 460's and when done right they scream . now personally i can outrun any new car in my 53 ...... down hill in a vacuum and they're tied to a tree ................................gave one of them new mopar muscle cars a run for his money with my 200 dollar turd bird as the grand kids call it and enjoyed it . been getting into a lot of street fights as of late . win some lose some , but they sure are fun !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Post  Darkside Dave on Wed Jul 29, 2009 8:51 am

    Hey Kevin,

    Have you forgotten about your frame??? If I didn't have to keep moving it around I sure would have by now. No matter where I move that thing, it always ends up being in the way. You might want to keep in mind that I'm getting old. If I croak you are out of luck. My wife will just call the junk man and have all the teasures hauled away...

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    Post  55f350 on Fri Jul 31, 2009 4:53 am

    no dave haven't forgotten it . stu's deal didnt happen so that went up in flames . trying to wotrk out me and a buddy jay to both get off our runs one weekend and haul a over and get it . i gotta talk to him again today and the financier if you will { the wife } as i just dropped some change in florida at my eldest's wedding , to see when i can get there . i got a guy to caver me now so it shouldnt be a problem this time . just hang on i'll be back with you ........ famous last words !!!!! i was trying to get by there on the way back from florida via highway 75 , and ended up not getting outta there till monday morning and had to haul butt back here straight through so i could be at work 4 am tuesday . i'm still trying to figure out who and where i am from that drive ............. put a hitch on her mini van and was gonna rent a trailer from uhaul as i finally got 'em to comprhend that i wasn't hauling a whole 53 p/u , just the frame of one !!! oh well hang tight good sir !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Post  Darkside Dave on Fri Jul 31, 2009 9:01 am

    55f350 wrote: put a hitch on her mini van and was gonna rent a trailer from uhaul as i finally got 'em to comprhend that i wasn't hauling a whole 53 p/u , just the frame of one !!! oh well hang tight good sir !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    It's better that you don't try and explain stuff to people... they just get more confused. You just tell them the size trailer you want and let it go at that. I am keeping your frame on one of my trailers but we had to take it off to haul the remains of a '90 Lincoln Mark 7 body to the scrap yard yesterday. Normally it's not in the way.

    BTW, coming up 75 you would have to take at least a 300 mile detour to get the frame. If you come up from Florida you should take 77 North from Columbia, SC. It passes right through here.

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