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Old 10-17-2010, 10:53 PM   #21
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Would have been nice to see what the outcome of the pinto vs. the neon would have been. Seams like you've broke alot from the start. First the posi unit, now this. Should name it Pinto "the destroyer of rear ends".
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Old 10-18-2010, 06:37 PM   #22
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so does this mean your buying me a plane ticket

wish i was closer id do it for nothing...
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Old 10-18-2010, 07:28 PM   #23
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wish you were close enough to do it... im gonna tack em and try to get my neighbor behind me to finish weld em... he's been welding for about 30 years....
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Old 10-18-2010, 10:09 PM   #24
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Should name it Pinto "the destroyer of rear ends".
Wouldn't that make it a "Stallion"

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Old 10-18-2010, 10:27 PM   #25
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I would do it with my arc welder for free too. It makes for a deep weld, and would be my suggestion. My experiance with welds breaking are under powered mig welds. They can be done, but need to be V'd out and multiple passes. Good old buzz box and some 6013 or 7018 and your set. I like mig welding for thin stuff, and use the buzz box for the thick stuff.
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Old 10-18-2010, 10:48 PM   #26
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Meh, use the right MIG for the job and it will do the same (with a prettier weld) than the ol buzz box's (I know pretty welds aren't necesarily good welds, but if you can weld good with the equipment then ugly welds are just that, ugly lol). Anything over 3/8" though I wouldn't MIG with anything that a typical house hold user would have.

I used my 220V Lincoln MIG to weld thick ass spring perches to my 8.8 and never so much as had a problem with that axle, and I beat the snot out of that Jeep in Moab. Under more severe circumstances than you'd see on a race track I'd wager.
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Old 10-19-2010, 03:32 AM   #27
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and I beat the snot out of that Jeep in Moab
Now you're making me jealous..
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Old 10-19-2010, 04:37 AM   #28
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Me too I sold the Jeep to buy the 04 F150 SCrew when we found out Maria was preggo.
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Old 10-19-2010, 12:50 PM   #29
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Old 10-19-2010, 02:51 PM   #30
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Last year I had a similar issue. Launched my nova at Kool April Nights drags in Redding and both lowering blocks exploded (no exageration), the tires came up about 6" off the ground and then the obsene noise of the pinion coming through the floor followed by the ringing of the drive shaft inside of the loop. Got a standing ovation, and all that. The moral of the story, when trying to put a car on the bumper, don't use aluminum lowering blocks. I saw a guy name Joe many years ago in a turbo pinto street race up here in Reno, and that car got out really well on slicks. Planted this Ranger seed I am building now. He drove it from LA (so he said) to here, pretty impressive for those days for how it ran. He turfed a 10 second car, and then cruised on out. Maybe i should build one, got a few spare motors and trans now.........

I helped a guy named Arron in Fairfield with a turbo pinto wagon a few years back, and it seems like he had a stock rear with a spool with some big pinion wedges. It was big turbo nitrous with an auto transbrake deal. Left so hard after a few burnouts and some VHT down in a parking lot that the rearview came off the windshield, and my laptop flipped up and hit my chin. I think that car went 10.40 at sac race way a few years back, wood grain and all. Anyways, keep up with the track stuff, there is a ton of potential in that car. Oh, and keep the rear in it, carnage is cool but invaribly expensive.
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