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Alabama!

Discussion in 'South East' started by FlawedXJ, May 18, 2009.

  1. May 30, 2014 at 3:39 PM
    Dwill817

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    My first thought.. I found a 1.6 the other day for like $350.

    I love Sammis! I want one so bad but I'd flip that bad boy within an hour of wheeling it!
     
  2. May 30, 2014 at 4:09 PM
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    Yeah, it's an option, lots of guys put in a tracker motor. This one has the 1.6 already. Getting the harness fixed to convert to efi is the hard part, propane is the same price but way easier
     
  3. May 30, 2014 at 7:56 PM
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    Wouldn't propane be more troublesome though? I have no idea about propane powered vehicles other than there is a propane tank that holds propane and that is the fuel. Lol
     
  4. May 30, 2014 at 8:08 PM
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    Nah it's really easy. You put the tank and a propane injector in place of the gas tank and carb, and there you go. Propane runs at a different afr than gasoline, but the kit takes care of the mix and since its a gas hill climbing problems are solved, in fact it'll run upside down. It mixes mechanically like a carb, that's why you can't easily convert an efi vehicle, but for a carbed one it's cake.
     
  5. May 30, 2014 at 8:29 PM
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    Billies on all four corners with daystar spacer lift. Bought it like this. Replacing done with toytec ultimate 3" lift
    Oh ok. Easier than I thought.
     
  6. May 30, 2014 at 9:47 PM
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    Yeah propane is stupid simple on a carbed vehicle.. I wish I had dual fuel!! But I can barely afford the basics, like lift, tires, gears, etc, so something like propane is a long ways away for me!
     
  7. May 31, 2014 at 8:36 AM
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    You do have to be careful with the propane ones. It is really simple to do, but be VERY careful with ignition timing. I have seen people advance their timing too far trying to gain that extra few ponies. One backfire and suddenly you have a flame thrower pointing into the intake. I have replaced dozens of melted manifolds because you can't HEAR it after the backfire, all you know is the engine won't run. In the meanwhile the inlet has become a propane torch. lol.
     
  8. May 31, 2014 at 10:53 AM
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    Good to know, Bill. I'll read about it more before I actually do it, if I get the crawler.
     
  9. Jun 10, 2014 at 9:40 PM
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    I just pictured a truggied rig shitting fire At people :D!
     
  10. Jun 11, 2014 at 6:21 PM
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    Anyone on here from the Birmingham or Fort Payne area? I'm looking to swap my 99 pre runner to manual/4wd soon and would love some help and someone to share some beer and good times with while we do it!
     
  11. Jun 14, 2014 at 12:22 PM
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    tacomabilly. most of the people in this thread are the ones in the offroad, mods, meets thread.
     
  12. Jul 1, 2014 at 12:34 PM
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    Well, glad I didn't get that crawler... Dun popped the "new" motor in the miata at my last track day. Didn't overheat it or anything this time, but it's still starting to knock.

    Guess I'm going to be getting another engine, again! This time at least I'll take my time and find a good one, rather than throwing in the first thing I get my hands on.
     
  13. Jul 1, 2014 at 12:48 PM
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    Where do you go to do track days?
     
  14. Jul 1, 2014 at 12:56 PM
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    Last two were at TGPR in munford, AL. I go with Just Track It, they're based in Atlanta. TGPR is sort of the little leagues, I'm going to start hitting Barber, AMP, etc. The national corvette museum also is going to be done with their brand new track in October, and that's going to be on my hit list for next year.
     
  15. Jul 1, 2014 at 1:51 PM
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    Originally from pinson. Live in Helena now.
     
  16. Jul 1, 2014 at 5:49 PM
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    When I get to where I'm satisfied with my truck, I plan to build a track car/truck
     
  17. Jul 1, 2014 at 5:52 PM
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    It's a whole lot of fun. Track truck? I highly doubt that's something you want to do. What did you want to build?

    Also, here's a fun picture! That chunk of what I'm pretty sure is a rod bearing is supposed to be in the engine, last I checked... Faaaaak.

    broken.jpg
     
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  18. Jul 1, 2014 at 8:29 PM
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    Idk really. I love 240z's with a sr20 or a 2JZ. I'm a fan of imports, but they have to be done right. I would like an early 70's Corolla, early Skylines, MK3 Supra's. Stuff like that. Suprisingly I hate AE86 Corollas. I do love an MK4 Supra, but I hate it when people want to build 1000hp Supras because the turbo lag is ridiculous. I do like STi's and Evo's also but I don't know if I wanna go that new or not. I like stuff that is different and really love old classic imports. No Honda Civics or anything like that.

    I do have to say that I loved muscle cars before I ever got into vintage imports and would never hesitate to build a Pro-touring 1972 Camaro.

    If I do a truck, import style it'd be a build S-Runner. Muscle style then it'd be a early 50's Ford with a Crown Vic front end and linked narrowed rear axle. I'd stick a LS in it.

    I love technical engine work. I wish I had a very reputable/good engine builder to train me for awhile.

    So really I could own/build about anything and have fun in it..
     
  19. Jul 2, 2014 at 6:03 AM
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    Miatas are the jeep cherokees of track cars, they're hands-down the best bang for the buck. But you're talking to somebody who puts absolutely no value on looks or having something different, I'm very much function over form. Well, if you ever do it, then you can meet me at the track.

    Porsche 944 turbo or a BMW e36 are both a lot of fun for cheap too.
     
  20. Jul 2, 2014 at 12:56 PM
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    Yeah I like the 944s and e36s.. I'm just not a Miata fan
     
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