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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:44 pm 
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Awesome!

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:47 pm 
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I cleaned and reinstalled all of the external oil pump lines and Chase helped me flush and bleed the brakes. :D

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The heavy fittings and longer than needed braided lines drove Howard crazy! :lol:

Improvements for another day... Just gotta get it together and running for Clay City!! :shock:

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:41 pm 
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I took the rear tires off the rims to clean things up and reseat them.

I’m glad (not glad at all) that I did. The wheels have some pretty serious corrosion. To the point where Howard suggested I not use them. :cry:

I’ll look for another set of used wheels, but it’s getting “Danger Close” to the Challenger not making Clay City. :(

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:46 pm 
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What width/back space/and bolt pattern? I've got the ones on the Daytona that might fit under yours.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:37 pm 
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12” wide with what I estimate to be 2 1/4” back space.... 5 X 4 3/4 Chevy pattern... :roll: :(

I do have one axle with the 5 X 4 1/2 bolt pattern. I suppose I could have the other side drilled too...

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:22 pm 
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Mine are 12" wide, but I think the backspacing is a lot deeper. Not sure they have the Chevy pattern either.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:22 pm 
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My Lemons partner Adam came over this evening and helped me make some progress on the Challenger.

We fabricated a new mount for the fuel pump and moved the fuel cell down and back just a tad. We started on the front cross bar mount for the fenders, but it was getting late and he has an hour drive home. Progress is progress. Not giving up on the Challenger just yet. :wink:

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2018 3:05 pm 
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I was on my own to fabricate things today. I actually did pretty well. I even welded things to the chassis that I’m not completely embarrassed to show. :lol:

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I know your wheels look bad,but are they so bad they can't make 10 more runs? I'd hate to see you not get to run because of them.

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Just wire wheel the wheels or use one of the drill bit scotch brite type attachments on em.

Are you worried about bead seal or the corrosion cutting a tube?

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Worried about the actual structural integrity of the wheel. :shock:

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Measure the actual backspacing you need, and let's put the Slanted network on the search detail. Tell us what you want !!

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The wheels I'm taking off are 15X12 with 2 1/4" back space.

I can change to 15X10, but I need the Chevy 5X4 3/4" bolt pattern.

I have 5 1/2" from the wheel mounting surface to the inner frame rail, so I want to find something with shallow back spacing.

Most of the wheels I've found have 4 1/2" back space, putting the tire too close to the frame rail.

I'm considering spacers, but opinions vary on how safe that is. Any spacer won't contact the axle register because of the brake rotor, so there will be no hub centricity (that means all lined up good, Cookie :wink: )

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:34 am 
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Rob Simmons wrote:
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I'm considering spacers, but opinions vary on how safe that is. Any spacer won't contact the axle register because of the brake rotor, so there will be no hub centricity (that means all lined up good, Cookie :wink: )


Wheels with the shanked lug nuts aren't hub centric anyway. The shanks on the lug nuts position the wheels. You sound like a light bulb salesman. :shock:

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 11:32 am 
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I dropped the wheels off with Jason Lancaster at lunch today. He drives the '55 Chevy called "Unicorn" against them other "Hillbilly Highway" fellers. He owns Competition Auto & Machine in Brandenburg and has a guy in Louisville that will take a close look at my wheels and see if they are still safe or not. If so, he will bead blast and powder coat them for me. If not... I'm still looking for something else...

Jason recently put a Hemi in the Unicorn. He said it has too much power at the moment... :wink:

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It’s Unicorn Time and Jason Lancaster has her all tuned up with a new Vortech Supercharger combo for all the Yankees! Think you can beat the Unicorn? Prove it on Aug. 24th & 25th at Atco Dragway during ALL OUT Live!

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