Showing you MY JUNK – Pictures Included!

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My personality doesn’t afford me the option of having a Facebook account.

I’d like to see some pics Bro.
 

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kboots 16 and MIHELA,

Maybe that's my problem, or at least one of my problems. I'm just too old for the nonsense of FaceBook. I've never joined, BUT have had the displeasure of looking and it just isn't for me.

I'm more than open to new things, I love new technology even when I sometimes struggle to understand content which stretches the imagination. That's to say, I'm not stuck in some ancient technology so much as being resistant to a "structure" which lessens the experience - at least for me. Again, your mileage may very. Hell, what do I know, I'm just a car guy who enjoys seeing what others are doing as I try to make my own vehicle meet my expectations and possibly be thought of positively by other car guys.

As the Valley Girl once said, "Whatever."

bro. d
 

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Ls engines have taken over about all of people’s interest. But not mine.....
 

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A friend from G-body forums sent it to me. He got them on the Hot Rod Power Tour.
 

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Still here and still visit frequently, unfortunately just haven’t been posting much cause life has taken my project into different directions.

I would love to see the pictures of your current progress Bro D!!!

That said this new format is ridiculous, if I wanted to be slammed with advertisements I would have visited shady porn sites.
 

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U-block Origin. Should fix that problem.
Still here and still visit frequently, unfortunately just haven’t been posting much cause life has taken my project into different directions.

I would love to see the pictures of your current progress Bro D!!!

That said this new format is ridiculous, if I wanted to be slammed with advertisements I would have visited shady porn sites.
 

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I still follow the forum, and try to contribute in my own twisted way. Just wish there was more tech stuff going on.
 

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Still here and still visit frequently, unfortunately just haven’t been posting much cause life has taken my project into different directions.

I would love to see the pictures of your current progress Bro D!!!

That said this new format is ridiculous, if I wanted to be slammed with advertisements I would have visited shady porn sites.
Nothing wrong with shaddy porn sites. Love naked Shealas.
 

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I still follow the forum, and try to contribute in my own twisted way. Just wish there was more tech stuff going on.

Hey, 48 Austin, twisted obviously works for me!!! Keep it coming - please. ;)

I have a thought about the lack of technical stuff that I'd like to run past you guys It follows the wisdom of Forrest Gump who famously said, "Stupid is as stupid does." At first that might appear a cute little phrase while in truth it explains so much of what we have around us at any one time. People (sometimes us) do stupid things and then wonder, "what went wrong?" I think that's what's happened to this forum. When Terry sold the site those buying it saw it as something that would help them make money. Now, that's an assumption, but one I'm willing to stand by. Their logic likely was to take the existing members, design and market new go-fast parts to us, bolster our older big block strength -- while at the same time linking the site to the newest offerings of Cadillac. The "Kill Two Birds With One Stone" approach.

Even though the interests, and pockets books, of those two demographic didn't necessarily match, they might make a livable marriage, if not a love fest. Enter the “egos” of the new owners and the “entrenched old school knowledge base” of certain active posters – and the shit hit the fan! When new products were challenged as being more "smoke and mirror" than real, the owner decided to ban the dissenters. What had been a viable piece of real estate (this forum) manage to chased off:
1) those most active,
2) and those with the most knowledge.

The results right off the top were fewer posters, a lack of mutual encouragement, gone were the guys with the most experience and proven long term interest. In the end three (3) groups lost: us old big block guys, those who fancy the Newer Cadillacs - and the owner who had a chance to make money when the marriage worked!! Forrest Gump wins again.

That's my thinking. Am I off base here?

bro. "..with too much time on his hands," d
 

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Bro d:
Know what I think?
I think life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're going to get...:whistle::whistle::whistle:
Ciao,
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You asked for some pictures so here they are. Work has progressed beyond this point but the next few postings will help bring the project current.

For the FINAL attempt at mounting the Ford Thunderbird IRS into the S10 frame I went with a short span trestle design utilizing a 3” X 20”X 0.125” rectangular piece as the major support. It was “trimmed” to follow the contours of the existing arms of the IRS cradle and further supported by two pieces of 2”x2”x 3.5” rectangular tube acting as the trestles. Aside from being welded, to the cradle, top, bottom and sides, each element is also through-bolted to the cradle using grade 8 hardware.

(My welding has gotten better but considering the expected [hoped for?] power from this darn thing it seemed prudent to also employ heavy duty grade 8 bolts and such.)

Here is a slew of pictures which should require no explanations but if you have questions yell up. The final photos look better after the welding and painting.

bro. d
 

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A few more pics.
 

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That looks really good Darius. Looks like you’ve been feeling good. Keep pushing forward.
 

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Now a look at what’s cooking at the front end of this Caddy Stude. The front fenders were taken down from the garage rafters and temporarily refitted to the rest of the body and frame. It’s been YEARS since those parts were together but their presence was needed to set final clearances for just about everything on the front of this contraption.

One project was the radiator and its need for a cooling fan and a fan shroud. The radiator is a two row, twin pass, aluminum job from Universal Parts Co. The fan choice was the massive 18”, Lincoln MK VIII fan, which depending on year can put out as much as 4900 CFM: https://forums.corral.net/threads/c...-mark-viii-tuarus-and-dual-ramcharger.846721/

“I have personally flow tested all 4 of these fan types to find out the actual CFM flow and the Mark VIII and Taurus (Taurus and Mark VIII fans have same motor) fans flow about 4500 CFM and some have done about 4900CFM.”

There is less need for verbiage when there are pictures. Welcome to my fan and fan shroud.

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More fan and fan shroud
 

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