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RSwenson

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Just want to say thanks to VORRA for a great time this past weekend.
We had a great time and we appreciate your hospitality.

This was my first race of any kind and the very first outing for my truck other than a 10 lap shakedown here in July.
Also a first for my sons who each got to ride along.
 

TRXSonoma

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Awesome to hear you guys had a great time.

What are you plans as far as a race schedule for next year?

You guys had the nicest truck out there. Looked very clean and well built. Nice job:)
 

RSwenson

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I built for the desert.
I will most likely run the VORRA desert races next year.
Would like to do a full BITD schedule at some point.

Never had any intention of running any shortcourse.
This was just for some much needed seat time.

Thanks for the complement, we had many over the weekend.

We had help during the weekend from Hudson, Roger, Pete H, my AWSOME buddy Russ and the Manfroy Bros.
Thank you guys.
Big thanks to Bruce Field also, his family and crew were fun and helpful.
Ron
 

1971Ford

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Did you see your pictures yet in the other thread?

You guys did great, truck was awesome. It was one of the most interesting trucks out there for many people and my favorite

I can't wait to race you at Yerington :D
 

ColoradoZQ8

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Just want to say thanks to VORRA for a great time this past weekend.
We had a great time and we appreciate your hospitality.

This was my first race of any kind and the very first outing for my truck other than a 10 lap shakedown here in July.
Also a first for my sons who each got to ride along.

I had a similar experience that last weekend. I ended up only being out for practice with my ATV, but it was a great time.
 

sickdayz

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Just want to say thanks to VORRA for a great time this past weekend.
We had a great time and we appreciate your hospitality.

This was my first race of any kind and the very first outing for my truck other than a 10 lap shakedown here in July.
Also a first for my sons who each got to ride along.

You did a great job on that truck. Congratulations. You should come on out again for the Halloween race and definitely next year’s desert races.
 

Ziggy

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I also had a great time.
Never thought we would finish all the laps and take a 3rd our 1st time out.
Thanks to Eric #9 as he was a huge help and a great ambassador for VORRA.
 

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Good to see newbies out there. 838, you need some numbers on your truck. We all wondered who you were (those of us on the infield)
869, for your viewing pleasure.
 

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RSwenson

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Y2k, thats a great picture.

We were finally able to get things cleaned up on Friday.
I think I can save all the skins.
The ring and pinion are toast.

Anyone have a method of removing the ground up metal and gear lube sludge
from the axle tubes?
Thinking about standing the housing up in the parts washer and just constant flush for a while.

Ron
 

Ziggy

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Good to see newbies out there. 838, you need some numbers on your truck. We all wondered who you were (those of us on the infield)
869, for your viewing pleasure.


I will have them the next race,sorry.My crew chief had a stroke 3 weeks before the race and we ran out of time.
Nice pictures thanks.
 

billymanfroy

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Y2k, thats a great picture.

We were finally able to get things cleaned up on Friday.
I think I can save all the skins.
The ring and pinion are toast.

Anyone have a method of removing the ground up metal and gear lube sludge
from the axle tubes?
Thinking about standing the housing up in the parts washer and just constant flush for a while.

Ron

Ron, the parts washer is a start. A power washer also works with gallons of simple green, but this kind of task is what teenaged kids are for! DUH!

Rubber gloves, broomstick, lots of rags, and a case or two of brakleen. You'll still have to get it all out of the fun little places like around the axle tubes where they go into the center section. Enjoy! We have some serious rare-earth magnets you can epoxy to the housing if you don't already have one. Helps a lot.

Don't forget, we gave you our spare center section on the condition you come back out for the Halloween race.
 

RSwenson

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Sorry,
Been out of town for a few days.

R & P along with the spool turned out to be a drag race setup from Precision Gear.
The ring gear is thinner than normal by approx. half inch.
Spool is made to offset the difference.
Also, the pinion is not hard or not as hard in this setup.

I have replaced it all with a more common setup.
If you know anyone in need of a badas$ 40 spline drag spool let me know.

Not sure yet where we will race this year.
 

1971Ford

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How's the truck doin :)

Will i be racing you at Yerington?? I guess it's hard to tell now since it is in 5 months and after 2 short course races. Do you plan on running the SC races?
 

RSwenson

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Happy New Year Ryan.

Should be drivable again this weekend.

Its been disassembled for inspection and paint.

Bodywork is going back on soon with a new set of Dixon Brothers fenders.

No plans for any shortcourse.
May do the desert races.

What have you done to your truck?
Any updates?

Ron
 

1971Ford

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Nice! I can't wait to see it out there again. That would be sweet if you could make Yerington. Having two bumpsides out there would be great, plus possibly 2 dentsides. I don't plan on shortcourse either. I just checked out the fiberglass thread, your truck is looking great!

Since last season my truck has gotten...
-Bent beams
-Edelbrock Performer intake on the 429
-Braced bedsides from last race's carnage
-I just got some Chevy 64" packs. I don't know if you have heard of this swap but you get Chevy 64" main leafs, put some thin leaves under the main and it can perform almost as well as a Deaver pack. I'll be running a Chevy 64" main leaf, and a set of Jeep wagoneer front leaves under that because they are super thin. Just need to arch the new leaf packs, move my mounts, get longer shackle and mount those. And i need some 2.5x16 reservoir shocks.
-Right now i am hunting for 2.5x12" reservoir shocks to put on the front, then ill mount my limit straps and new bumps and the front will be ready.


Anyways... I'll be ready for Yerington!
 
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