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Looks like we mite have a Winner.
David.
It would be cool to do a Retro Brian Chachuas rally scheme. [
 
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Another trick we did with the QT was to cut half the vacuum diaphragm can off and connect a choke cable to it and mounted it in the cab for a positive in or out of lockup rather than relying on vacuum.
 

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Got to bring Dad's old car home today.
I haven't seen it since I was 9.
Thanks for the invite Warren.

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Yes. I finally made the connection with Greg Adler at this years KOH. He was very enthusiastic to make this happen. Finished the deal with Kevin Adler. Kevin has been very accommodating and all in to help for NORRA 2018. With so many owners i was surprised to see so much of the Jeep original.
Get well soon Kevin. I will post more as the restore progresses.
 

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Herbie is heading home.
Picked it up in Nebraska. Stopped in Fort Smith to show Rock. Gonna put some life back in him. Get it ready for the Mint 400. This is how it has sat the last 30 years.
 

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Here is a blast from
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the past. Rod Hall.
 

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Is this the Jeep you are bringing to the Baja 1000?


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I wish I could find it for Norra, I don’t even know where this jeep is, it was for sale on Craigslist some years ago in Louisiana, or Alabama, somewhere down there.
 

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Did they complain of headaches after the race? I kept thinking the wheel base was long, then I realized the cage is super short. In the side view it looks like their heads rub on the roof.


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The wheelbase is longer than most jeeps as it was originally that Jeepster #403 and we put a Scrambler body on it which also has a 103-104" wheelbase. The seats were mounted low enough to keep our heads off cage..mostly. Most jeep cages have a high dorky looking front cage hoop. What gave it the cool long look was the low front cage hoop and long straight down bars in the back. I kinda went for the same lower wider rather than taller dorky look on my Cherokee pre-runner project..
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I love the look of the Jeep. It should be racing again, and if anybody is suited to do it, it's Dennis Chencharick, and his son Dustin. There had been some discussion of selling the Jeep at the end of a NORRA event, where they would split driving with the new owner, but it didn't materialize. The plan was to fully restore the Jeep to race status, then deliver it at the race.
Dennis Chencharick has been building and racing Jeeps( and my Blazer) for years, from the woods of Pennsylvania, to the short tracks of the Midwest, the Nevada desert, and Baja. He is an engine builder by trade. He has a knack for building good reliable horsepower, and is quite familiar with AMC's. A fresh 390 or a 401 would be a blast in a NORRA run.
 

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I love the look of the Jeep. It should be racing again, and if anybody is suited to do it, it's Dennis Chencharick, and his son Dustin. There had been some discussion of selling the Jeep at the end of a NORRA event, where they would split driving with the new owner, but it didn't materialize. The plan was to fully restore the Jeep to race status, then deliver it at the race.
Dennis Chencharick has been building and racing Jeeps( and my Blazer) for years, from the woods of Pennsylvania, to the short tracks of the Midwest, the Nevada desert, and Baja. He is an engine builder by trade. He has a knack for building good reliable horsepower, and is quite familiar with AMC's. A fresh 390 or a 401 would be a blast in a NORRA run.
The motor we had in that Jeep was a Louis Unser built 401 and it's hard to describe how much power it had. I always described it like having an endless gas pedal. The more you pushed on it somehow it just had more pedal and more power. Of course the suspension in those days didn't allow full use of it as much as these days..
 

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The wheelbase is longer than most jeeps as it was originally that Jeepster #403 and we put a Scrambler body on it which also has a 103-104" wheelbase. The seats were mounted low enough to keep our heads off cage..mostly. Most jeep cages have a high dorky looking front cage hoop. What gave it the cool long look was the low front cage hoop and long straight down bars in the back. I kinda went for the same lower wider rather than taller dorky look on my Cherokee pre-runner project..View attachment 185279
Bad ASS!!!
 
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