Truck is lookin good Evans! When do you plan to get it back in the dirt? You pick out a power plant yet?
Germans truck has a steel cab and working steel doors....Pete you and Kent make my RDC experience something special.
Combine the classes. I'll be willing to bet it won't be long until a steel cab and working doors truck wins.
Dan200 this Lucerne night race will have over 30 but it's really tough getting the guys to move to another class. I suppose it's not so hard for me to think about because if I'm being honest it might be a little easier for me financially than some of the others.
I hope that comes across right. I often get mocked for racing in this class because many say it's a beginners class and that my truck is in someway overkill for the class.
At the end of the day I think it's a great idea combining the classes because I would love to have the opportunity to go race against some of the other bigger teams if I so choose. It's hard though because our class really doesn't have a home in BITD and Score.
Mark I want a piece of that F100.
I think the Psychotic Tundra could give many 8 guys a run for their money.
Trucks go faster with the back windows blocked? Ummm ok???only if they have tiny radiators and the air flow is all you got to save your ass from overheating. Com on Pete let's be real. Just think if the 7200 had a lower radiator it might have gotten the 101mph.funny note....trucks go faster with rear window blocked......i rode in bj's tt not long ago, blocked behind seats, went 136mph EFFORTLESSLY, swear.....and your helmet didnt buffet at all, it was like it had a windshield, i wouldnt have believed if i didnt ride in it myself......thanks for all the rad pics, lol
He didn't say it went faster. He said it went 136 effortlessly but the big thing for him was there was less air buffeting.Trucks go faster with the back windows blocked? Ummm ok???only if they have tiny radiators and the air flow is all you got to save your ass from overheating. Com on Pete let's be real. Just think if the 7200 had a lower radiator it might have gotten the 101mph.
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We ran a nasty 514 big block in our 8 truck, it was a beast!Been talking to several motor builders, looking at SBF right now, been looking to get the truck back together so i can get a weight on it. I feel class 8s need 10 to 11 to one power to weight ratio to run up front (fully loaded with fuel and drivers). Want a 351W dart small block 460 at 640hp. However 20 to 22K, May settle for the New ford Z460, 351W good bang for the buck but only 575hp with 575tq, However 8800.00 for a long block.
Well, at least you 'tried' to get this back on topic. lol. Looks great!Don't know why so many of the same photos posted. Oh well! Restoration on a class 8000, New install of larger radiator and Trans cooler. Lowered both coolers with all new mounts while increasing the size of both. Radiator 35" X 24" trans cooler 35" X 14" . Moving as much weight down and backwards as possable. Moving both batteries further back and reducing the size of the parts and tool storage box. Opened up the rear window to allow air to pass through cab. hopefully we can increase the top end speed.
"The guy from Reno" is Don German. He just won Class 8 at V2R (again). And he is actually from Petaluma.The claimer rule is RIDICULOUS!!!!!!!! And before you say it, not just for Steve's truck, but Westhem, Ampudia, McRae, the guy from Reno (sorry can't remember his name) or anybody else is going to give there labor of love away for $100K.
Congratulations Chris German with the 2015 Vegas to Reno 1st Place Win in Class 8000. German's 8030 truck did great!Yeah, but the Germans are winners....