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Thread: Mud rod

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    Default Mud rod

    Thought I'd put up some pics of my mud truck. I will be building a new tube chassis this winter! Any input welcome and appreciated .
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    Quote Originally Posted by TBAIRPAK View Post
    Thought I'd put up some pics of my mud truck. I will be building a new tube chassis this winter! Any input welcome and appreciated .
    ok now that is just bad@$$
    great looking truck. i love it
    even my gf said she wants one lol
    great pics
    take alot of pics of the chassis and pls post um here
    thanks
    gary

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    Looks like fun! Interesting Headers What are running for a powerplant?

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    Default 521

    It's a 521 ci Ford! Yea the pipes will be remade so they all come together at the end, to help scavenge. Those were made in a hurry but I like the way they turned out, just kinda fit the look!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TBAIRPAK View Post
    It's a 521 ci Ford! Yea the pipes will be remade so they all come together at the end, to help scavenge. Those were made in a hurry but I like the way they turned out, just kinda fit the look!
    Well thats exactly why I was asking - not that I am an expert on the subject by any means I made a set of upright headers for a figure 8 car once without a collector and was told unless your running injection they actually hurt you. Don't know how true that is but I suppose coming from the source I'd have to beleive him. Regardless we kept them on there because they looked a lot better, but come up with something differnet on the next car. Keep the picture coming Take Care!

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    Zoomies have no scavenging. Without forced induction - a blower (fuel injection or carburation makes no difference), they do hurt your output in the lower-mid range. I'd even say they probably don't help you any with a blower, since scavenging benefits forced induction engines too.

    They basically only work at top end, but you sacrifice everything else for that little window of minor gains.
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    Default Have I seen This Truck?

    Are you in michigan? I have been to some mud bogs around the Howell area, and think i saw your truck before?
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    Suggestions:

    Mud flaps?

    Fenders?

    All kidding aside, that just looks like fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TBAIRPAK View Post
    It's a 521 ci Ford! Yea the pipes will be remade so they all come together at the end, to help scavenge. Those were made in a hurry but I like the way they turned out, just kinda fit the look!
    i think it would look better with stacks (Exhaust stacks)
    gary

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    I think I'm in the wrong forum
    makes me want to do bad things again

    that truck looks badass
    reminds me of my lifted '78 ford all covered in mud

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