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    Bought a surface plate, height gage, metal shop desk/table, and end mill sharpener from a local tool and die shop that closed down, and one of the other guys looking at stuff there was a buyer for a local business. Sent me over something like 30 P/Ns to quote with target pricing, which is nice because my response looks like it will be "I can meet target pricing on all these; what are your lead time requirements?" Much of it is lathe work but the quantities are low enough I can do them on the manual lathe since I don't have a CNC turning center right now. Some interesting material calls and post processing, so I've gotta be careful on those costs.

    Business purchase is still on track for closing this week.

    Also, 8.50 roll cage is finally going in my race car. I've been trying to get into a shop for like three years to get it done! Guy is tucking everything nice and tight; it will hardly be noticeable from outside the car! The guy works fast, too. Amazing how much energy guys in their 20s have LOL.

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    If wheelieking71 can post hot rod pics then I can, too.








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    I like me some Olds. Tasty A body!

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    Sweet looking Cutlass!
    But, uhh, I gots no hot-rod (I shop for one all the time though! LOL)

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    Quote Originally Posted by wheelieking71 View Post
    Sweet looking Cutlass!
    But, uhh, I gots no hot-rod (I shop for one all the time though! LOL)
    I was wonderin' what I missed....


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    Whatever it is you truck guys call your junk LOL. Don't make me go back through 265 pages of B&A thread to find evidence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BROTHERFRANK View Post
    I like me some Olds. Tasty A body!
    You'll like this one - getting a 1400-1600hp small block Olds engine to run in what amounts to a turbo'd LS 8.50 index class at Hot Rod Magazine's Drag Week event.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Finsta View Post
    Whatever it is you truck guys call your junk LOL. Don't make me go back through 265 pages of B&A thread to find evidence.
    Only thing your gonna find is an old Dodge truck. Far from a hot-rod. Even though it has a legendary hot-rod engine.
    It is no hot-rod. I know, I drove it twice today. Now, my bike is kind of a hot-rod (among dirt-bikes) LOL!
    There is however plenty of past wrenching over there. And it's all good content if you ask me.
    Just like your project. You should include more of that Olds here! That is good stuff!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Finsta View Post
    You'll like this one - getting a 1400-1600hp small block Olds engine
    Hot damn! 1500hp! That is a hot Olds!
    I never played with any olds stuff. But, I was quite familiar with the Poston catalog, LOL. I built a couple hot Buicks with my Dad.
    We were close to 600hp natural, a couple times. With big-blocks. Never even close to 1500 though!
    One of them was a '70 Stage-1 we got in the low 10.s
    Those were clients of my Dad's. I was a Mopar kid at heart. Funny though, after stating that: the funnest car I ever built for myself was a damn Pinto!
    I threw a bunch of money at a '70 Pinto in my early twenties in an efford to build a "real" sleeper. It worked.
    I built a 350hp turbo 2.3. Was a 4-sp car. 4.56's. Gutted everything I could to get weight down. Would run 10.80's all day long. Super fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wheelieking71 View Post
    I threw a bunch of money at a '70 Pinto in my early twenties in an efford to build a "real" sleeper. It worked.
    I built a 350hp turbo 2.3. Was a 4-sp car. 4.56's. Gutted everything I could to get weight down. Would run 10.80's all day long. Super fun!
    You call that Pinto Beans. Must've been some fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Finsta View Post
    You'll like this one - getting a 1400-1600hp small block Olds engine to run in what amounts to a turbo'd LS 8.50 index class at Hot Rod Magazine's Drag Week event.
    That's awesome. That's where you drive the car from track to track and then tear off 1/4 mile passes. Do you race everyday for a week? How far are the drives between? That is a great engineering and mechanical feat. Not to mention physically draining too I bet! Need a pit crew?

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    Checking out your instagram page linked in initial post, immediately recognized the inside of the VMC. It's a great little machine, I have it's almost-twin in my garage as well (2006 I think). Was able to just squeak it under my ~7.5ft header without removing the Z axis servo. Have you attempted use the G05.1 function at all on yours?

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    Nice Cutlass... I have a '72 which I purchased from my first paying customer 10 years after I built it. I have to dig to find pics, as my phone seems to lose some every time I get a knew one...If you are gonna have 1500 horsepressure in there, I hope there are a lot more bars coming to that roll cage, to control the torque!
    Will it be a real Olds block, or a LS? I ass-sume forced induction..

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    Quote Originally Posted by BROTHERFRANK View Post
    That's awesome. That's where you drive the car from track to track and then tear off 1/4 mile passes. Do you race everyday for a week? How far are the drives between? That is a great engineering and mechanical feat. Not to mention physically draining too I bet! Need a pit crew?
    Yeah that's the one. Usually around 1000-1200 miles in a week. I do drive my car enough to know what goes wrong and how to avoid/fix those problems, but with the new combination it'll be trying I'm sure. Most folks are just excited to finish the final day, regardless of how well the car does!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pianoman8t8 View Post
    Checking out your instagram page linked in initial post, immediately recognized the inside of the VMC. It's a great little machine, I have it's almost-twin in my garage as well (2006 I think). Was able to just squeak it under my ~7.5ft header without removing the Z axis servo. Have you attempted use the G05.1 function at all on yours?
    I've used G08 and G05.1. My controller is the 0i-Mate MB so I have only AI-APC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrHook View Post
    Nice Cutlass... I have a '72 which I purchased from my first paying customer 10 years after I built it. I have to dig to find pics, as my phone seems to lose some every time I get a knew one...If you are gonna have 1500 horsepressure in there, I hope there are a lot more bars coming to that roll cage, to control the torque!
    Will it be a real Olds block, or a LS? I ass-sume forced induction..
    Diesel Block build. 4.125"x3.385" bore/stroke. Twin 66-69mm turbos. We're doing some crazy things with dry decking and such, and I've got some custom heads (withe about ten pounds of weld in them LOL) in process.






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    Here's a better picture of the whole car.


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    BTW- I still have a homebuilt mold for a fiberglass front bumper layin' around... we had to use some filler when we were done, but it saves a few pounds... olds-1.jpgolds-2.jpg

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    So that's a filled stock block and you're going to drive it on the street? For more than a mile?

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    No fill, just dry-decked. Water is going to run out the rear of the block, externally into the rear of the heads, and then out the front of the heads back to the radiator. It just gives an extra bit of deck rigidity and also precludes the possibility of watering down the track at 170mph when I lift a head LOL.

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