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Today 01:38 AM
iwaxmyjimmy
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Originally Posted by Gunner View Post
underdriven 10-71 on a 440 Chevy. My ported heads and 9 to 1 compression. 9 pounds boost. Small roller.close to 700lb-ft at 2500 rpm.

Pretty bad ass, how did you whined up with 440ci? I'm waiting till I get my k5 out this way and ill attempt to build a torque happy 350ish lol 383 seems logical but i feel like if i can bump up the compression from 8.3:1 to around 10:1 and port the TBI heads for just a tad more midrange but keep the high velocity in them. Small roller cam since its a TBI block and has all the makings for one. I'll probably talk to my buddy whos got a friend im hendrix racing to spec out a cam. Nothing more than 215 duration at .050 though. Try and keep 110 or so LSA for decent vacuum at idle.
Today 12:51 AM
Gunner underdriven 10-71 on a 440 Chevy. My ported heads and 9 to 1 compression. 9 pounds boost. Small roller.close to 700lb-ft at 2500 rpm.
Today 12:23 AM
iwaxmyjimmy
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Originally Posted by gunner View Post
yeah they do. My best was 822hp on 91 octane. A small inch bbc with a low boost blower. It was a total hoot to drive.

8-71?
Today 12:09 AM
Gunner Yeah they do. My best was 822hp on 91 octane. A small inch BBC with a low boost Blower. It was a total hoot to drive.
Yesterday 11:12 PM
iwaxmyjimmy
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I enjoyed having my little one man performance engine shop. I got to do things my way and on my schedule. Taxes were a big deal but it was so worth it. I only closed it because of my health. My perks were 600 hp daily drivers.
Very nice, I want to stop by nelson racing engines one day. They build some serious stuff.
Yesterday 10:49 PM
Heuster
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Sweet. It looks great in the snow. How are you liking it compared to the LJ?
I like it. Rides a lot smoother and the wife, kid and dog love the room. Wife gave permission to start saving for lift as soon as the LJ sells. But I still love the LJ. Wish I could keep it.
Yesterday 09:53 PM
Gunner I enjoyed having my little one man performance engine shop. I got to do things my way and on my schedule. Taxes were a big deal but it was so worth it. I only closed it because of my health. My perks were 600 hp daily drivers.
Yesterday 09:45 PM
Gunner
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Originally Posted by Heuster View Post
Attachment 1741817

Got to take new toy out in the snow.
Sweet. It looks great in the snow. How are you liking it compared to the LJ?
Yesterday 06:13 PM
Lab Lover
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Originally Posted by RKCWLER View Post
I know what you mean. After 16 years owning a metal fab company, I got out before the economy faltered in 2007. I spent way too much time dealing with gov't and taxes. Went S-Corp after first few years to save the double tax.
We're an S-Corp also, some years it sucks, but some it helps. This year we're hoping it helps. Between buying the house in Big Bear and the 2 new trucks, our tax payments might be less one Zero, haha. Our checking account sure is!
Yesterday 06:10 PM
RKCWLER
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There's very few perks to being self employed these days. Mike usually spends new years buying some piece if equipment to get it by year end. Last year he was buying a new forklift on Dec. 30th. Gotta get the last minute tax write offs or pay it all in taxes.
I know what you mean. After 16 years owning a metal fab company, I got out before the economy faltered in 2007. I spent way too much time dealing with gov't and taxes. Went S-Corp after first few years to save the double tax.
Yesterday 05:54 PM
Heuster Attachment 1741817

Got to take new toy out in the snow.
Yesterday 12:07 PM
Lab Lover There's very few perks to being self employed these days. Mike usually spends new years buying some piece if equipment to get it by year end. Last year he was buying a new forklift on Dec. 30th. Gotta get the last minute tax write offs or pay it all in taxes.
Yesterday 11:22 AM
suicideking
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Originally Posted by WOKNROX View Post
Rick I can comp my time too. But only the OT acquired from the 1st week of my 2 week pay period. So I have been comping 60 hrs every 2 weeks to go along with my normal 8 hrs of vacation time I receive on every check.
No complaints from me since they try to keep us from working OT. I don't mind the comp time because they offer to payout left over vacation time once per year, usually in January. Wife doesn't like the vacation payout though because I never want to take any time off near the end of the year so I can cash it out.

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Well Mike got a beautiful 2015 GMC 2500 truck today. It's the Z71 package so it's got all the bells and whistles. It's the new brown they have for 2015. He's so excited. We also got a great deal on their basic 2014 long bed as a delivery truck. There is a very happy salesman counting his commission tonight since he sold 2 trucks without even trying.
Nice Lisa! I mentioned this to my wife (because I want a truck) and she told me I should start my own business lol.
Yesterday 10:56 AM
iwaxmyjimmy
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Originally Posted by WOKNROX View Post
Are you going to make it out of Aluminum ?

Nah its going to be steel. I could do aluminum and run that plastic stuff on it, but just so expensive. It's going to be heavy but pretty sure it will be perfectly fine under there lol.
Yesterday 07:40 AM
WOKNROX
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Well Mike got a beautiful 2015 GMC 2500 truck today. It's the Z71 package so it's got all the bells and whistles. It's the new brown they have for 2015. He's so excited. We also got a great deal on their basic 2014 long bed as a delivery truck. There is a very happy salesman counting his commission tonight since he sold 2 trucks without even trying.
Congratulations on the new trucks.
I really like that Brownstone color. I'm going to be trading / selling my new 2015 truck in 2016 and getting a new one with the Duramax diesel when they come out. When I do unless they offer another color I'll more then likely get the Bronze Alloy.
Yesterday 07:26 AM
WOKNROX
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Originally Posted by iwaxmyjimmy View Post
Yeah gotta weld in one of the two front supports but its pretty much done. Then comes the joyful part of cutting the skid out of a 4ft x 4 ft piece of 1/4". Then drilling all the holes and countersinking all the bolt heads. I feel like that part takes the longest.
Are you going to make it out of Aluminum ?
Yesterday 01:17 AM
iwaxmyjimmy
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Originally Posted by Gunner View Post
Lol you gotta finish that thing enough to hit some trails for a while.
I know that's why I'm finishing the belly pan now and I'll wheel it till i get ready for the stretch up front. I've probably got every bit of a 100hrs worth of fab in it.
Yesterday 01:02 AM
Gunner Lol you gotta finish that thing enough to hit some trails for a while.
12-20-2014 11:46 PM
iwaxmyjimmy
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Originally Posted by Serg5000 View Post
good luck man.
Meh I've already got a few ideas as to what i need to change. Really want to stretch the front 3" and run 14" travel ORIs. But that's gonna have to wait a little bit.
12-20-2014 11:30 PM
Serg5000
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Originally Posted by iwaxmyjimmy View Post
Yeah hopefully on a shake down run in a week lol but if not then, the 1st.
good luck man.
12-20-2014 11:29 PM
iwaxmyjimmy
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Originally Posted by Serg5000 View Post
going somewhere??

Yeah hopefully on a shake down run in a week lol but if not then, the 1st.
12-20-2014 11:28 PM
Serg5000
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Originally Posted by iwaxmyjimmy View Post
Started making a spaceship today lol
going somewhere??
12-20-2014 11:27 PM
Serg5000 Thank you everyone for the heads up on where to score the parts I'm looking for.
12-20-2014 11:01 PM
Lab Lover
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Originally Posted by iwaxmyjimmy View Post

Lol always felt bad for those guys. Some try their damnedest to sell a car and it just doesn't work all the time.
Ya, and then every once in a while they get a bonus customer like us that makes their day, lol.
12-20-2014 10:49 PM
iwaxmyjimmy
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Originally Posted by Lab Lover View Post
Well Mike got a beautiful 2015 GMC 2500 truck today. It's the Z71 package so it's got all the bells and whistles. It's the new brown they have for 2015. He's so excited. We also got a great deal on their basic 2014 long bed as a delivery truck. There is a very happy salesman counting his commission tonight since he sold 2 trucks without even trying.
Lol always felt bad for those guys. Some try their damnedest to sell a car and it just doesn't work all the time.
12-20-2014 10:42 PM
Lab Lover Well Mike got a beautiful 2015 GMC 2500 truck today. It's the Z71 package so it's got all the bells and whistles. It's the new brown they have for 2015. He's so excited. We also got a great deal on their basic 2014 long bed as a delivery truck. There is a very happy salesman counting his commission tonight since he sold 2 trucks without even trying.
12-20-2014 10:17 PM
iwaxmyjimmy
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Originally Posted by tkfx View Post
I see a skid plate and tranny mount in the making! Im going yo be doing something similar eventually.
Yeah gotta weld in one of the two front supports but its pretty much done. Then comes the joyful part of cutting the skid out of a 4ft x 4 ft piece of 1/4". Then drilling all the holes and countersinking all the bolt heads. I feel like that part takes the longest.
12-20-2014 09:30 PM
tkfx
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Originally Posted by iwaxmyjimmy View Post
Started making a spaceship today lol
I see a skid plate and tranny mount in the making! Im going yo be doing something similar eventually.
12-20-2014 09:28 PM
iwaxmyjimmy Started making a spaceship today lol

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12-20-2014 06:55 PM
Gunner Thats a lot of hours. Same thing as when I owned my own engine shop. Too many hours and I got no overtime. But it paid the bills.
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