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    What did you do to your Ranger today? (Part Deux!)

    Cool pic of our little truck from Cape Breton Dragway's official photographer. Found on Monday Night's weekly photo feature on the Maritime Drag Racers Message Board. Lots more cool stuff in there including my little brother's Vega. Check it out: Monday Night Indy Pics
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    What did you do to your Ranger today? (Part Deux!)

    Scored a set of Strange Engineering rear brakes from a Super/Gas(9.90) Mustang that got wrecked and parted out. Supposed to be less than 50 passes on them since new and the pads look great. Just what I need - something else to add to the "to do list" but since the racing season is on hold I'll...
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    What did you do to your Ranger today? (Part Deux!)

    Turned the power on, sat in the Ranger, cranked it until I saw 50psi oil pressure then sat there until I figured out the perfect position for the transbrake button which turns out to be the opposite side of the steering wheel from the line lock(arrow). Also played with the shifter a few dozen...
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    picture of the day!!

    Our crate showed up on the Maritime Drag Racers Message Board Monday night photo feature.
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    Leaf spring clamp trial?

    Basically what happens is the whole truck rises straight up first before moving ahead on the launch. Front end has 90/10s and doesn't lift as quick as the rear separates. We just need to slow down the reaction on the rear which those new QA1 shocks should fix(if they ever get here)
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    Leaf spring clamp trial?

    Just to be clear it is absolutely 100% a shock issue. We have a new set of fully adjustable QA1s on the way but they won't get here in time for the next points meet. This is just an experiment to see if we can stiffen it up a little more
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    Leaf spring clamp trial?

    We've been getting too much chassis separation on launch so we're going to try this clamp on the front half of our "two leaf" spring packs. Two leafs only per side that is because we only kept the main leaf, tossed all the rest then made up a custom 2nd leaf a little thicker which we had to get...
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    Hello from Nova Scotia

    Those headers were fabricated from bare flanges, a pile of new tubing and collectors from an old junk set of headers. Not really that difficult if you make your bends a few degrees at a time and just keep fitting them until they're right. Hardest part is getting a good sealing bead on the head...
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    Hello from Nova Scotia

    It really was an economic decision to go with the SBC. That and already having a bunch of parts kicking around. I've got a 1967 390FE that I was going to put in it but it looked like a lot of work and then by the time I put a decent set of heads on it and a proper valvetrain I could have built...
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    Hello from Nova Scotia

    Bought the truck as a roller 2 years ago. Reworked the suspension, put on all new tires and we threw a 350 Chev together with a bunch of parts we had lying around. Short block is all bone stock but re-ringed 84 GMC with a big solid lifter Crane cam with "034" angle plug Bowtie heads, intake and...
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    Hello from Nova Scotia

    Hello from Sydney, Nova Scotia. 69 year old retired coal miner and long time drag racer here. Just built this 87 longbox for Pro class drag racing. Typical 350 SBC bracket engine maybe 425HP. TH350, 8.8 with 4.30 gear and MT 9X30 Stock Eliminator style slicks. Still needs a gear change to 4.88s...


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