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Car/truck projects

Blalchawk357 Aug 24, 2020

  1. Blalchawk357

    Blalchawk357 JDBA OFFICIAL Member JDBA Official Member

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    Anybody else here waste time and,money building these things?

    I do. This is my current project:
    1975 f150 (built on f250 suspension from factory). It has a 390 v8 and 4 speed manual transmission
    Just got done messing with the alternator wiring and now my Head lights flicker. Always something to learn

    Also, trying to sell it for a different project... A1967 barracuda.

    In the meantime, i will try to make this thing as good as I can get.

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    Oh and aliens are real since the description of this forum mentions extraterrestrials
     
  2. seandavid55

    seandavid55 JDBA4L JDBA Official Member Brigade Member

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    Money and time....YES. Waste, usually. But if it brings you joy.....fuck it. Worth every penny.

    Sweet truck! Here my recently acquired project. No! We are not trading haha.

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  3. Blalchawk357

    Blalchawk357 JDBA OFFICIAL Member JDBA Official Member

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    My truck needs somw love still. Looks better than she is. Needs some floor boards. Have always been a ford so this will be change for me

    That seems like its a little better than mine.

    Here's my potential project if imove the truck

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  4. Blalchawk357

    Blalchawk357 JDBA OFFICIAL Member JDBA Official Member

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    I'll trade my truck and bali,collection for youra
     
  5. seandavid55

    seandavid55 JDBA4L JDBA Official Member Brigade Member

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    I'm learning lots about barracudas. Let me know if I can help. I get a lot of info from forabodies.com
     
  6. Blalchawk357

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    Is yours a 66/67 notch back? Mine will come with a rebuilt 318, 4 speed manual, disc brakes up front
     
  7. seandavid55

    seandavid55 JDBA4L JDBA Official Member Brigade Member

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    69 notchback. Disks all around. 383 and a 727. Pretty stock. Going to a drag strip Friday just for fun. Hopefully it survives.
     
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  8. Blalchawk357

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    I prefer to cruise.... Bet that thing looks sweet under the hood.

    My truck has a 4 barrel eddlebrock... About the only thing shiny
     
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  9. apdallaround

    apdallaround K'inich Janaab' Pakal I JDBA Official Member

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    one of my friends gave me his 1998 vw jetta tdi. its got 238,000 miles but he took excellent care of it.

    its just sitting in my garage and needs typical inspection things like brakes, tires, suspension.....

    i start it occasionally and let it run for a bit.

    its got some work done. not fast but has decent torque. gets over 60mpg fuel economy!

    i’d like to get a huge turbo, manifold, full exhaust, ecu program and larger injectors, and better clutch so i can roll serious coal.
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  10. Blalchawk357

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    60mpg?

    I would like 9...
     
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  11. apdallaround

    apdallaround K'inich Janaab' Pakal I JDBA Official Member

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    these little 4 bangers are great on mpg when not in boost
     
  12. Blalchawk357

    Blalchawk357 JDBA OFFICIAL Member JDBA Official Member

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    I use a gallon just starting mine:sweetbenz:wrongforu
     
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  13. apdallaround

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    yeah and i’ll probably sell the tdi in a few
    months after its rotted a bit longer
     
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  14. Blalchawk357

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    Run it to the ground
     
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    apdallaround K'inich Janaab' Pakal I JDBA Official Member

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    to be honest, i don’t really care about the tdi
    much. i got it free for helping a friend with some home shit.

    my goal/my plan are to retire early and drive around the USA visiting antique stores and pawn shops. i put away a lot of my monies toward my retirement funds and have for years now. even with the current market i’m doing pretty well.

    who knows what cars will be available then or if my plan will even be a reality with all this shit happening lately.

    all i know is that I CAN’T WAIT! i’ll just sleep in my car and eat when i can. i don’t want to have any stress at all. maybe i’ll be able to visit some friends or make some new ones.

    i dont get out much. i really want to see the country, all the beautiful small towns and landmarks.

    once i’m done with that, any money i have left i’m going to leave with my kids. at that point i’m just gonna take a pack filled with gear and walk off into the woods, never to be seen again.
     
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  16. Blalchawk357

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    Any other money pit projects out there?
     
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    Im 3/4 of the way to having saved enough, just gotta find the right PIT to throw the money into.
     
  18. Blalchawk357

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    What kind of pit are you thinking
     
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    72 vette, some sort of old school ford sleeper, amc javelin.... I got all kinds of ideas. I look around a lot while I gather funds. I may also say fuck it and buy something new.
     
  20. seandavid55

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    I'll keep my eye out. Always fun helping someone else spend their money.
     

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