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do the new home require run - off catch basin - filters?, ( rain gutters, ect, have to feed into), all the custom homes im involved in down in sandiego got em', environmental industry in cali. is Big buissness it seems like.more pictures of your 8 build!, thanx..
 

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Head was cracked but all good now. Motor is about 90% back together. Will have her running again this evening. New Parker Pumper and siren will be wired in soon. Shocks are currently being rebuilt. Fallon 250 vintage class at the end of the month???
 

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Been there. If you don’t mind I’ll give you some advise.

Slow down. Take your time. Frustration set in when dead lines are not met and you get disappointed.

A good plan would be to show up to the race Friday morning and prerun the entire course getting to know the truck and finding things that need to be fixed. Cuz there’s gonna be stuff that lets loose.

Then watch the race Saturday.

One big place your gonna need to understand on that truck is shock set up. If there not close to being right it’s really easy to wreck it. With a bad shock tune they will kick and endo or roll easy.

Take is slow.

And btw, shock tuning is never over. There is always a better set up. Even if there close. When there close to perfect is when speed and confidence come together.

Couple of tips. If you don’t have any confidence that the truck will eat the bumps (up to a reasonable amount) the your shock tune is off. If the back is packing the axle up and not dropping out fast then your gonna kick and endo. Shock tune is off. If you hitting the bump stops hard, shock tune is off.

Remember this. The faster you go, the faster the tires have to drop out to obsorb the next bump. When the tires don’t drop out what happens is that you hit the next bump with the tires packed up and then you don’t have any up travel to obsorb the next hit. Typically this seen first with the back end and that why trucks kick. When its getting close it will feel kinda sloppy at slow speed and firm up as you move faster.

Springs play a roll too. But remember this. Spring hold the truck up. They don’t obsorb bumps or impacts. Shock are for absorbing bumps. Now that said. There is a balance to this. A little extra spring in the front will get the truck fly nose high. But just a little and that’s if it tucks the nose when jumping.

But remember, buggy guys like to tune shocks with springs. Don’t fall into that trap. It will get you chasing your tail in circles.

Oh yeah. Don’t test with kids around on dirt bikes and people with razors. If you hit one it will be your fault no matter the situation.
 
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drove buddys f100 once at ocotillo, big v8, older' seasoned' projects , Big handfull,listen to that advice,^ to All drivers that step up to a v8 full size truck!, they can make u feel like rg till' u run out of talent, keep it at no more than50-60% , that or win the lotto
 

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Thinking I need to do a short block. Blow by on the passenger side of motor is too excessive. Five minutes of idle creates About a quarter cup of oil out the breather. Need to address brakes more as well
 

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Short block, yeah possibly.

Broken ring, yeah possibly.

Before you go nuts rebuilding the engine, look at the valve covers. Does that valve cover have the breather at the back? And then look down in the beather hole or stick you finger in there to see if there is baffle that blocks the flying oil form working it’s way out of the breather.

I have chased pucking oil at breathers continuely.

If if this is the issue you need to make about a quart size can high up on the firewall that both beathers feed to with 3/4 hose. At the bottom of the can use a 3/8 to so hose to run the oil back into the engine at some point lower then the can. It could be back into a valve cover.

Add oil to the engine from this can too.
 

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The valve covers do have a baffles. This is the same side my head was cracked on. Number six has a repair sleeve that was installed who knows when so maybe that is the issue.
 

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You can barely see number 6.
 

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She loves the sun but not loving the oil issue. Gunna mess with tomorrow a lil more but most likely getting a short block☹️
 

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At least I have the slug bug to play with till she is ready.
 

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Turns out the block is cracked at #6 cylinder. Motor is out. Putting in a used sbc as we speak
 

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Good for you! Man, I feel the pain.
 

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thats the fun part of motorsport, gotta ask, are you gonna go uncork so you can share the love with your neighbors???👂🎼🎶🎵🎶
 
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