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    Surgery on the Little Red Neck Express...

    Well, the trip down to GLD was just what the doctor ordered...it gave me the quick kick in the butt to just get started on the Little Red truck....



    Started tearing down to get it down and ready for the the upgrades:



    It looks so small!



    Here's the parts going back in:



    Ported Edlebrock AL magnum heads, upgraded to 2.08 valves, heads milled, combustion chamber polished/cc'd at 57cc's:





    What's funny is that for all the work that was put into this, they only flow about what stock SRT 6.1 Hemi heads flow, lol.

    Chevy steel roller rockers, lol, 1.65:1 ratio :



    the cam will be going from stock to a custom ground HYD roller spec'ing 0.565"/0.565", 218/228 degrees duration @ .050, 106 LSA...so a nice healthy step up...but not too crazy either.

    The truck has a 2500rpm stall torque converter...though I may upgrade to a 9"/3500rpm stall TC in the near future depending on how this works out.

    The idea is to improve upon the stock 15.13 @ 90mph it ran just this past wenesday at GLD...I offer no predictions on what it'll run :lol:

    So it starts going back together tomorrow...the big question will be whether or not there is adequate valve clearance. I'm actually surprised how close to zero deck the pistons are in this thing...so to me it's clear the engine has been rebuilt before which makes sense since it's not the original 360; another clue? The double roller timing chain, lol.
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    Oooh I can't wait to hear and see this thing in person!!!
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    Looking good Chris

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    ahh nothing like a lope coming through stacks
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    very nice!
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    Quote Originally Posted by WickedSix View Post
    ahh nothing like a lope coming through stacks
    somebody say lope and stack?

    lol i had too
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    Quote Originally Posted by lilws6 View Post
    somebody say lope and stack?

    lol i had too
    that thing just sounds retarded.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SSDude View Post
    Progress report?
    Yes, just spent the week in TX. Didn't catch anything

    Day before I took off I did get the headers in place and they are hanging by old metal coat hangers while I finish up the rest. Passenger side went in easy as cake w/o the heads, driver side was still a bit of a pain even w/o the heads and the starter removed, lol.

    No worries though...just unbolt the driver side engine mount, placed a floor jack w/ wooden block, and tilted the motor enough to get the required clearance and it dropped right in.

    I'm hoping to put it all back together to be able to take it down to Ron's shop this monday or tuesday for exhaust...we'll see.
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    sweet!
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    And the water pump/timing chain cover gaskets just came in today...seems most autoparts stores don't stock them individually...you get them if get a water pump or new timing chain cover, but not individually...

    ...which is a little bizarre. What if I was just doing a timing chain?

    But I digress...this sets me back a couple days. Oh well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince Valiant View Post
    And the water pump/timing chain cover gaskets just came in today...seems most autoparts stores don't stock them individually...you get them if get a water pump or new timing chain cover, but not individually...

    ...which is a little bizarre. What if I was just doing a timing chain?

    But I digress...this sets me back a couple days. Oh well.
    time slip?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Buick View Post
    time slip?
    lol...they gave me a calendar with a start date and a finish date last time I went to GLD jim. At least it was a nudey calendar though...
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    any updates?? btw my boss still has a shit ton of parts for that truck,, should stop in at our shop and check some of it out, or just give me a call anytime between 8am and 4pm and the shop(4147624118). were plannin on goin to a swap meet in a couple weeks so u'll have first dibs
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    Quote Originally Posted by shawn View Post
    any updates?? btw my boss still has a shit ton of parts for that truck,, should stop in at our shop and check some of it out, or just give me a call anytime between 8am and 4pm and the shop(4147624118). were plannin on goin to a swap meet in a couple weeks so u'll have first dibs
    Thanks...I'll probably call in the next week or so (parents are in town) to see what he's got.

    I REALLY need the correct power steering bracket/pullies, so he might get a call tomorrow, lol.

    This is where it's at right now:



    just got the intake back from getting it bead blasted, painted it clear, got the last of the gaskets, so I should be able to finish this weekend.
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    Gunna have it done by GLD's mopar day on the 25th?

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