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here is some pics of my buddys pinto that he is currently building
will need some little things to finish will post wants soon
enjoy the pics
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Re: 1971 v8 project tubbed!!!
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2011, 07:19:47 PM »
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Re: 1971 v8 project tubbed!!!
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2011, 07:20:57 PM »
just got back from frame shop
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« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2011, 11:39:28 PM »
They did a really sweet job on that. I like the way they did the door bars...I may have to consider doing mine like that. Love the look of the car with the Cragers...may have to swap out my Centerlines for a set of those.

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Re: 1971 v8 project tubbed!!!
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2011, 05:32:33 AM »
Would like to read the story on that intake...never seen anything like it ?

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Re: 1971 v8 project tubbed!!!
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2011, 10:54:47 AM »
Would like to read the story on that intake...never seen anything like it ?

I think that's the Mickey Thompson crossram. Hard as hell to find. I wanted to go with one before I settled on my tunnelram but the $2300 price tag scared me off.
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« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2011, 10:59:14 AM »
Would like to read the story on that intake...never seen anything like it ?

Its called a Cross ram intake its basicly a tunnel ran on its side.
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Re: 1971 v8 project tubbed!!!
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2011, 12:05:22 PM »
I like the way they did the door bars...I may have to consider doing mine like that.

I like the look of them myself but I don't think they would pass tech for speeds requiring a door bar. For the street they are perfect though.
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« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2011, 03:14:20 PM »

I like the look of them myself but I don't think they would pass tech for speeds requiring a door bar. For the street they are perfect though.

Those door bars should pass just fine for say 10s but once you get past that and hit the 9s the roll bar wouldnt be legal anyhow cause it requires a full cage then at 8.50 it requires a 25.1D funny car cage.
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Re: 1971 v8 project tubbed!!!
« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2011, 04:03:51 PM »
And I thought the hole in my hood for the blower was big.  The hole for that cross ram might need some bracing on the under side.  Your friends car is going to be one sweet ride.

I have the correct door bars for racing but only an 8 point cage.  Because the car, with the right goodies, can run in the 9's, it does not pass tech because it only has an 8 point cage.  And I am not about to tear it apart to put in bigger bars and a 10 point cage.  So the car has been retired from racing and made street legal.

My tubs are 19.25 inches deep and the tires are 18.5 inches wide.  I own the 2 worst production cars made in America.  My other car is a 1976 Vega.  The picture is the back side of both cars.  Notice the differance in rear tire widths.  Pinto looks like a dragster from the back.

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« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2011, 06:39:26 PM »
God I love seeing small cars with big tires under them...kinda like a woman with the perfect ***  ;D

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Re: 1971 v8 project tubbed!!!
« Reply #11 on: October 06, 2011, 08:53:23 PM »

Those door bars should pass just fine for say 10s but once you get past that and hit the 9s the roll bar wouldnt be legal anyhow cause it requires a full cage then at 8.50 it requires a 25.1D funny car cage.

I thought the door bars had to pass between the shoulder & elbow on the way down. Kirkey seats all the way back might pull that off.
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Re: 1971 v8 project tubbed!!!
« Reply #12 on: October 07, 2011, 12:23:56 AM »
Theres actually alot of cars that run bars like those. But from how it looks that cars gonna be a play toy and not and all out racer anyhow and the cage is more for looks and chassis stiffness as to all out safety for racing.
 
Officials prolly would get really angry about those door bars if they aren't made from proper size and wall thickness tubing.But as I said before if it only makes it to the 10s they more then likely wont say a whole lot about it. Now the 9s are totally different story they would be extremely mad and prolly even madder if you don't have your proper license.
 
To me personally I wont run doors bars like that cause they kinda defeat the purpose of the roll bar/cage which is safety in the first place. Also if one is worried about getting in their car and they still want to run a cage just install some swing out door bars. They are 100% legal and still do what they need to by being there to stop the door from slamming into your side if something does happens and you nail the wall.
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Re: 1971 v8 project tubbed!!!
« Reply #13 on: October 07, 2011, 06:57:39 PM »
WOW!

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Re: 1971 v8 project tubbed!!!
« Reply #14 on: October 07, 2011, 08:23:23 PM »
Just thought I would toss in a picture of my door bars.  This is the drivers side.  Passenger side is the same.

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Re: 1971 v8 project tubbed!!!
« Reply #15 on: October 08, 2011, 10:50:52 AM »
the car is just a toy, something to drive on the street and go to car shows with and have a blast doing it.
 
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Re: 1971 v8 project tubbed!!!
« Reply #16 on: October 08, 2011, 04:47:57 PM »
bbobcat75,

That is going to be one sweet machine your friend will have.  The cross ram with those dual intakes sticking up looks mean now even without the hood.  It takes a lot of imagination, engineering, time, money and effort to build these one of a kind cars.  My hat is off to your friend for his hard work and toil.

That car will draw lots of attention when it hits the street.  Looking forward to more progress and more great pictures.  Well done.


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« Reply #17 on: October 08, 2011, 06:59:25 PM »
Anyone ever amazed at how big a tire a stock Pinto wheelwell will hold? I was. You know you enjoy Pintos when a person likes box stock to to Rat Fink wild and every thing in between.
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« Reply #18 on: October 09, 2011, 01:19:15 PM »
Anyone ever amazed at how big a tire a stock Pinto wheelwell will hold? I was. You know you enjoy Pintos when a person likes box stock to to Rat Fink wild and every thing in between.

I have 29x15.0-15 M/T S/R tires to tuck under mine. I wont need to stretch the wheelwells at all as long as I center them.
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Re: 1971 v8 project tubbed!!!
« Reply #19 on: November 09, 2011, 05:58:05 PM »
just got all the front suspension done and man does it look great the car sits great!!!! car is going back to the fab. shop to get all the metal work finished in the rear, floor pans and wheel wells. will post pics soon!!!
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« Reply #20 on: November 17, 2011, 05:51:20 PM »
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« Reply #21 on: November 17, 2011, 05:52:48 PM »
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« Reply #22 on: November 24, 2011, 09:37:39 PM »
The radiator is in and the hood is cut and fitted!!! cant wait to ride in this BAD BOY!!!
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« Reply #23 on: November 24, 2011, 10:15:37 PM »
Looking good.

What is he doing for mufflers?

I just put a set of 3 inch 44 series Flowmasters on mine.  The 44 seies is their loudest street muffler.  They sound awsome. 

I just know he wants to be heard and not just seen.

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« Reply #24 on: December 19, 2011, 04:40:36 PM »
wanna race???
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« Reply #25 on: December 19, 2011, 04:44:41 PM »
guy that did the fab work and tubes did an AWSOME JOB!!! what do you guys think??
 
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« Reply #26 on: December 19, 2011, 06:10:53 PM »
Looks good.  Lots of shinny tin work.  My tubs are 19.5 inches wide and might be a bit wider but who cares.  I'm sure he will get some fat meats in there. 

Wonder what size fuel cell he is using?  My tubs are so wide I could only get a 12 gal Jaz cell between the roll bars.

Keep the updates coming. 

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« Reply #27 on: December 20, 2011, 01:53:21 PM »
its a 10gallon fuel cell!!!
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« Reply #28 on: December 21, 2011, 11:35:19 PM »
bbobcat75, Tell you friend that the car is awsome.

One question if you don't mind, how can a person get his 72 trunk model to sit down like that. That car has an awsome line.
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« Reply #29 on: December 23, 2011, 05:38:48 PM »
the front has a "speedway" front suspionson set up with five lug rotors and the rear is a 4 link set up that the fab guy did with a 9 inch, the fab. guy is an awsome car builder has been building drag car chassis forever!!! the car is straight as an arrow too!!!
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