Drag Truck Part 2 "blackmark redemption"

Mopar Racers Forum

  1. 318willrun

    318willrun Utube channel 318willrun

    Messages:
    17,949
    Likes Received:
    20773
    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2013
    Location:
    I'm here
    Local Time:
    9:23 PM
    Drag Truck is heading in the right direction. Short update video. Remember, 2.71 gears and 31 x 10.5 tires :D :D
     
    Last edited: Mar 1, 2020
    • Like Like x 9
    • 318willrun

      318willrun Utube channel 318willrun

      Messages:
      17,949
      Likes Received:
      20773
      Joined:
      Sep 13, 2013
      Location:
      I'm here
      Local Time:
      9:23 PM
      Next up will be getting license plates and getting it weighed this week. Then a "run for fun" against my '01 Ram.
       
      • Like Like x 3
      • 408 swinger

        408 swinger FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

        Messages:
        2,514
        Likes Received:
        2653
        Joined:
        Nov 12, 2010
        Location:
        Iowa
        Local Time:
        9:23 PM
        2.71s with a 31 inch tire makes for one kick ass SLR! Lol! Have fun with it!
         
        • Like Like x 1
        • Agree Agree x 1
        • 318willrun

          318willrun Utube channel 318willrun

          Messages:
          17,949
          Likes Received:
          20773
          Joined:
          Sep 13, 2013
          Location:
          I'm here
          Local Time:
          9:23 PM
          SLR = single-lens reflex ??? LOL ?????
           
          • Like Like x 1
          • scampy

            scampy Well-Known Member

            Messages:
            304
            Likes Received:
            132
            Joined:
            Jul 25, 2011
            Location:
            New York
            Local Time:
            10:23 PM
            slr is usually referring to starting line ratio for drag racing
             
            • Thanks! Thanks! x 1
            • Agree Agree x 1
            • dartfreak75

              dartfreak75 Restore it, Dont part it! FABO Gold Member

              Messages:
              10,829
              Likes Received:
              8448
              Joined:
              Aug 10, 2011
              Location:
              Virginia
              Local Time:
              10:23 PM
              Nice job least there spinning now haha. That's a good looking truck. I wish I could find one that solid! Cant wait for the next video
               
              • Like Like x 1
              • 408 swinger

                408 swinger FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

                Messages:
                2,514
                Likes Received:
                2653
                Joined:
                Nov 12, 2010
                Location:
                Iowa
                Local Time:
                9:23 PM
                Yep.
                 
              • Stephen Hotz

                Stephen Hotz Youtube channel Stephen Hotz FABO Gold Member

                Messages:
                3,484
                Likes Received:
                3970
                Joined:
                Dec 30, 2017
                Location:
                New Braunfels, Tx
                Local Time:
                9:23 PM
                I know where a few short beds are that are for sale. Just unsure on titles.
                 
              • rumblefish360

                rumblefish360 I have escaped the evil Empire State! FABO Gold Member

                Messages:
                41,701
                Likes Received:
                13951
                Joined:
                Jun 21, 2005
                Location:
                Florida
                Local Time:
                10:23 PM
                Burn out time was off camera and tooooooo short.
                I say, “Do Over!”

                We want more!:mob:
                We want more!:mob:
                We want more!:mob:
                We want more!:mob:
                :rofl:
                 
                • Agree Agree x 2
                • Scamp Rhonda

                  Scamp Rhonda Well-Known Member

                  Messages:
                  782
                  Likes Received:
                  740
                  Joined:
                  Jan 18, 2017
                  Location:
                  Blaine MN
                  Local Time:
                  9:23 PM
                  Sigh..... What ever happened to the good old days of drag racing. Lol
                   
                  • Like Like x 1
                  • 318willrun

                    318willrun Utube channel 318willrun

                    Messages:
                    17,949
                    Likes Received:
                    20773
                    Joined:
                    Sep 13, 2013
                    Location:
                    I'm here
                    Local Time:
                    9:23 PM
                    Neither can I because that means more things happened :D
                     
                    • Like Like x 2
                    • PRH

                      PRH Well-Known Member

                      Messages:
                      3,568
                      Likes Received:
                      5264
                      Joined:
                      Dec 14, 2018
                      Location:
                      So. Burlington, Vt
                      Local Time:
                      10:23 PM
                      I’ll be curious to see how it does against what my old 75 Fury wagon ran(17.80’s).

                      It was 30 years ago that I had that car, so the memories are a little hazy...... but I don’t think you could power brake it to spin the tire.
                      Not much power and lotsa weight on the rear.

                      My 93 Dakota sport 3.9, 5speed was 1.5 seconds quicker.
                       
                      • Like Like x 1
                      • dartfreak75

                        dartfreak75 Restore it, Dont part it! FABO Gold Member

                        Messages:
                        10,829
                        Likes Received:
                        8448
                        Joined:
                        Aug 10, 2011
                        Location:
                        Virginia
                        Local Time:
                        10:23 PM
                        My 85 318 ram wouldnt spin the tires in its later life. When I first got it i could melt them by power braking it but it lost alot of power towards the end. Knowing what I know now it was probably carb and tune related.
                         
                        • Like Like x 2
                        • abdywgn

                          abdywgn dismantler

                          Messages:
                          1,904
                          Likes Received:
                          1166
                          Joined:
                          Jul 30, 2006
                          Location:
                          Darien, Illinois
                          Local Time:
                          9:23 PM
                          old 73 D250,360 2-bbl.,auto and 4.10 open Dana with 9.75 X 16.5 would "erp" off the line to a blazing 17.05 at 79.95. Had dual exhaust with 70 340 manifolds. would never hit 80 in the 1/4. after a parts store re-ring and Crane 427/454 hyd cam it would hit 80 shifting into 3rd. never got back to the track. truck weighed 4500 lbs with me in it.
                           
                          • Like Like x 1
                          • 318willrun

                            318willrun Utube channel 318willrun

                            Messages:
                            17,949
                            Likes Received:
                            20773
                            Joined:
                            Sep 13, 2013
                            Location:
                            I'm here
                            Local Time:
                            9:23 PM
                            I love this stuff..... :thumbsup:
                            my '01 Ram 2500 360 2wd ran 16.7's consistently. We are going to race the Drag Truck against that for a starting point. I'm sure the Ram will win, but at least we'll have a reference point.
                             
                            Last edited: Mar 2, 2020
                            • Like Like x 1
                            • 318willrun

                              318willrun Utube channel 318willrun

                              Messages:
                              17,949
                              Likes Received:
                              20773
                              Joined:
                              Sep 13, 2013
                              Location:
                              I'm here
                              Local Time:
                              9:23 PM
                              For the short term, I can get smaller tires than the 31" tire size to help the 2.71 gears... lol
                               
                              • Like Like x 3
                              • abdywgn

                                abdywgn dismantler

                                Messages:
                                1,904
                                Likes Received:
                                1166
                                Joined:
                                Jul 30, 2006
                                Location:
                                Darien, Illinois
                                Local Time:
                                9:23 PM
                                235's?
                                 
                              • 318willrun

                                318willrun Utube channel 318willrun

                                Messages:
                                17,949
                                Likes Received:
                                20773
                                Joined:
                                Sep 13, 2013
                                Location:
                                I'm here
                                Local Time:
                                9:23 PM
                                whatever I get for free... LOL. 235/70? 245/60? anything of that sort will shrink the tire size about 3". But, ya never know, might find the rear end that will work for the entire project tomorrow. ya just never know....
                                 
                              • PRH

                                PRH Well-Known Member

                                Messages:
                                3,568
                                Likes Received:
                                5264
                                Joined:
                                Dec 14, 2018
                                Location:
                                So. Burlington, Vt
                                Local Time:
                                10:23 PM
                                I thought the initial runs down the track were going to be pretty much “as delivered”.
                                 
                                • Like Like x 1
                                • Agree Agree x 1
                                • fishmens67

                                  fishmens67 FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

                                  Messages:
                                  11,012
                                  Likes Received:
                                  10830
                                  Joined:
                                  Nov 10, 2012
                                  Location:
                                  idaho
                                  Local Time:
                                  9:23 PM
                                  It sure doesn't take much for some of you to get excited. LOL :)
                                   
                                  • Agree Agree x 4
                                  • Like Like x 1
                                  • 318willrun

                                    318willrun Utube channel 318willrun

                                    Messages:
                                    17,949
                                    Likes Received:
                                    20773
                                    Joined:
                                    Sep 13, 2013
                                    Location:
                                    I'm here
                                    Local Time:
                                    9:23 PM
                                    We were, but we thought for starters we'd just run it against vehicles that we've raced at the track for a couple of reasons.
                                    1.) time restraint. Track doesn't open till April 11th, weather permitted. This could put the project on hold for 2 months.
                                    2.) money. It takes about 50 bucks for gas, entry fee, and a quick bite. IF we take it down there for every improvement, we'd spend 600 bucks on just trips to the drag way by July.
                                     
                                    • Like Like x 2
                                    • 318willrun

                                      318willrun Utube channel 318willrun

                                      Messages:
                                      17,949
                                      Likes Received:
                                      20773
                                      Joined:
                                      Sep 13, 2013
                                      Location:
                                      I'm here
                                      Local Time:
                                      9:23 PM
                                      We're excited! LOL..... It went from "cough and sputter" to "lay'n rubber"
                                      :lol:
                                       
                                      • Like Like x 3
                                      • j par

                                        j par Well-hung Member

                                        Messages:
                                        28,317
                                        Likes Received:
                                        16221
                                        Joined:
                                        Jul 2, 2014
                                        Location:
                                        Portland Oregon
                                        Local Time:
                                        7:23 PM
                                        I want to take a nap...lol..:rolleyes:..
                                         
                                      • 318willrun

                                        318willrun Utube channel 318willrun

                                        Messages:
                                        17,949
                                        Likes Received:
                                        20773
                                        Joined:
                                        Sep 13, 2013
                                        Location:
                                        I'm here
                                        Local Time:
                                        9:23 PM
                                        aren't you supposed to be working on 2 big bogs???? LOL
                                         
                                        • Like Like x 2
                                        • j par

                                          j par Well-hung Member

                                          Messages:
                                          28,317
                                          Likes Received:
                                          16221
                                          Joined:
                                          Jul 2, 2014
                                          Location:
                                          Portland Oregon
                                          Local Time:
                                          7:23 PM
                                          what I'm working on will surely keep you in my rearview mirror for years to come...
                                          :thumbsup:...
                                           
                                          • Like Like x 3
                                          1. This site uses cookies to help personalize content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
                                            By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.