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B Squad Hotrod: 4 guys building cars and hot rods


Welcome to B Squad Hotrod where we are finding our way through hot rodding.

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May 7, 2019

Episode 0131 - Train gets a project

Train finally buys a project and we hear all about it. And yes it's a truck. Lefty then discusses how and when to compromise on a project. Hollywood and Woodchuck chime in too.

 

Show Notes:

The Low Down
Found for sale by owner vehicle in side fence (story)

Next day checking it out. Thoughts and agreement
Cab thoughts

Delivery?


The Chassis
Chassis 2000 chevy blazer

Vortec V6 4.3 L with 4L60E automatic trans with rear end. Unknown last run.

Air bagged and working full kit. Two compressors, tank independent adjustment (lowrider control box) wired with speaker wire.

Brakes seized 4 wheel disc brakes

Rear end most likely 7 ⅝ could be 8 ½ gear ratio 3.08 or 3.42

Two white wall tires BF Goodrich Silvertowns radials 320$ new 285/70 R15 red with chrome hubcaps

Frame modifications. Front skid plate, rear cross member to hold tank and compressors air bag brackets welded on for rear. Leaf spring had several layers removed

Cursory exam for ID and Vin number on frame none found yet more research and cleaning required


The Future
Cab - looking in ft worth

Full front clip or just grill?

Bed shorter than stock because from is shorter

Engine ??? small block lots horses :) 10 bolt rear end horsepower limit?

 


https://www.crankshaftcoalition.com/wiki/How_to_title_a_hot_rod#Texas

https://www.hotrod.com/articles/hrdp-0705-pitstop-chevrolet-v6-performance/

https://www.chevyhardcore.com/tech-stories/drivetrain/10-bolt-chevy/

http://gmauthority.com/blog/gm/gm-engines/lu3/

 

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