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« on: December 11, 2007, 08:27:52 PM »
Here the Placecraft tunnel we started today this will be a large Ford with set back Dominator ,most likely a two seater ,looking for triple digits, more to follow !! Tom







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« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2007, 08:40:13 PM »
Sure will be alot faster than that Outboard  >:D

Sure looks like a cool project. Can't wait to see what Warlock and Plesh has to say about it lol

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« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2007, 08:55:02 PM »
What can I say?  Were Jet boat performance  :) :) :) Tom

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« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2007, 08:57:39 PM »
that thing just looks faster with out it  ;)
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« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2007, 09:08:00 PM »
Looks good.   :o  Tom is that yours?

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« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2007, 09:15:09 PM »
Greg its mine "but for a fleeting moment" it will soon be on the JBP auction block to help pay the bills (I got too many toys) Tom

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« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2007, 08:12:32 PM »
The "Wacker" is headed for its new owner ,watch here to see what comes back !! Tom      (crazy ,barely fits in Rhondas super crew)

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« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2007, 10:01:12 PM »
The "Wacker" is headed for its new owner ,watch here to see what comes back !! Tom      (crazy ,barely fits in Rhondas super crew)

  Thats nothing Tom you should see the size of the fu##### one on the Daytona !!!  Almost 6ft tall
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« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2007, 09:39:10 AM »
Greetings everyone ,picked up the motor for the placecraft yesterday in socal ,its a 500 cu BBF stroker ,,dual Dominators, SCJ heads ,aluminum rods ,steelcrank  etc we'll start mocking this up for install this next week  Tom




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« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2007, 08:59:51 PM »
heres some pics of the Placecraft power plant ,gonna rip into at tommorow to see "whats up" Tom     het how bout them "toilets" bet there good for some fuel economy huh ?



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« Reply #10 on: December 17, 2007, 09:12:09 PM »
Look at the intakes on those heads! Wow!

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« Reply #11 on: December 17, 2007, 09:24:39 PM »
John its Crazy how much work went into "raising the floors in the heads and intake ports I'll take some more pics tommorow ,more details on the motor as things progress , The Big ford is supposed to have sent the Daytona 113 ? will find out more tommorow Tom

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« Reply #12 on: December 17, 2007, 10:35:28 PM »
Man thats alot of carb

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« Reply #13 on: December 18, 2007, 09:24:25 AM »
Man thats alot of carb

Blue I can't disagree but that what the deal came with so we'll run with it  Tom

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« Reply #14 on: December 18, 2007, 11:38:33 AM »
Man thats alot of carb

Yeah, normally its the good ole MPG theory ;)  But in this case thats out the window here.  Might as well just run fuel line down the intake and let her rip ;D

Dont mind me, im just jealouse >:D  Another project that will kick ass :o

 R U Gonna show some video on this when its finished. Would love to see it

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« Reply #15 on: December 18, 2007, 08:40:25 PM »
Video to come Bro !!  ;D Tom

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« Reply #16 on: December 20, 2007, 08:39:31 PM »
So we "cracked open" the used BBF motor today for a little "look see" and heres what we found so far Tom
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for you Chevy vs Ford guys them babies are Chevy rods on a Ford crank  ;)




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« Reply #17 on: December 20, 2007, 08:40:47 PM »
gee I wonder why??? lol
You know, a dick in the butt will fix that and you are coming down this weekend right   
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« Reply #18 on: December 20, 2007, 08:47:17 PM »
Those are some thick F'in rods!

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« Reply #19 on: December 20, 2007, 09:12:09 PM »
Curious how many of us run them allynuminum (misspelled on purpose) rod things. I'm a steel kind of guy but given the maintenance and care that we give these motors, I bet those rods would last a surprisingly long time. 

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« Reply #20 on: December 20, 2007, 10:35:15 PM »
Personally I'm big on I's andf H's Crazy though if you look hard at the upper rod and lower cap "halves" they freeze them and break them vs cut and machine no two are exactly alike  Tom

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« Reply #21 on: December 20, 2007, 11:29:30 PM »
Aluminum rods are good stuff. They usually require some clearancing handle great power and actaully absorb some shock and vibration.

 The bad
 If you use them for drag racing you can get about 70 runs out of them before they need replacing. Brooks, Child&Albert,Oliver, Howard etc. all make em and alot of em are used in Top Fuel, alky etc.

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« Reply #22 on: December 21, 2007, 08:52:10 AM »
Thanks Blue ,these have 4 passes at Bakes ,should be good for a while Tom

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« Reply #23 on: December 21, 2007, 08:28:39 PM »
Got some real progress today "makin the cut ...more to follow ! T

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« Reply #24 on: December 27, 2007, 08:19:56 PM »
Got some more time in today on the "PC" ,hey thats a catchy boat Name maybe folks will think i means "politically correct" NOT  !! Tom










 


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