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Red Rocket

Post by Cave Man on Thu Nov 11, 2010 8:12 am

1962 That had been sitting for aprox 10 years under a shed. This is how it came home.



Soon after my nephew Andrew AKA 'Lil Cuz' Lowered the front and put on a set of old school "Rocket" 5 spoke wheels. And with those wheels and the 40hp engine it came to de known as the RED ROCKET because of all that power.



The Rocket then got a True Empi GT Steering wheel, a cruizer pedal, Shifter, Tach and a Kevin Alexander built 1776 that made 100 hp tuned and tested at Jake Rabys.


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Post by LB Bedwell on Thu Nov 11, 2010 9:06 am

How is the speedo coming
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Post by Cave Man on Thu Nov 11, 2010 2:10 pm

Its for the 70 but it is doneI just have to go pick it up.
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Post by sploval53 on Wed Nov 17, 2010 6:50 pm

well look who finely put his stuff on here
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Post by Cave Man on Mon Nov 22, 2010 8:16 am

So after the 1776 I got a Kevin Alexander 2110 in a traid from Lil Cuz. It made 122 at the wheels at Jakes. I have been working on getting it tuned the way I would like to have it and it is allmost ready to roll.

I got the metal fuel lines mounted to the fire wall, new clutch release arm installed and Kevin set the float levels on my 44 IDFs.

I still need to pull the rear of the car out due to some body damage from before I get the car. The 40 hp fit fine but the stroker is another story all together with the engine compartment about 1.5 inches shorter.

So it is almost ready to go back in.
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Post by Cave Man on Mon Nov 29, 2010 11:56 pm

Well today I got the axle boots on, the trans filled up, Clutch cable hooked up, Tag light fixxed, Fuel line finished, and the clutch arm and bushing changed out.

Ready for the engine now. Just got to get cought up at work so I can take a short day and get it in.
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Post by LB Bedwell on Tue Nov 30, 2010 11:16 am

I wonder how long that stock tranny will hold up on that power plant?
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Post by sploval53 on Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:23 am

the way cave drives lol
not long if he beats on it like he did when the 1776 was in it
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Post by Cave Man on Fri Dec 03, 2010 11:41 pm

Thats the plan!!! Hope it works. Maby I will get the thing running this weekend.
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Post by Cave Man on Sun Dec 05, 2010 1:57 pm

Trans is in and works properly but has a bearing going bad. It sounds like the bottom of the car is dragging the ground and is the worst in reverse and first!

So itstime to have my built unit fixxed.
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Post by LB Bedwell on Sun Dec 05, 2010 2:03 pm

well maybe that one will hold out until you get the right one right
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Post by Cave Man on Thu Dec 01, 2011 7:02 am

Well the trans didn't work out. So I put a 40 horse and stock trans back in it. Now the car belongs to my dad. The Empi GT wheel is now in my 70. As for the 2110 it's on my carport scratch . Maby a good power plant for my snapper?
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