Your talking about this? This is the 72 Valiant of DEM (see my signature)
And this barracuda is from the Seattle area
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There have been 4 slant Six cars that have/are running in Lemons as far as I know (Judge Phil will chime in here maybe?).
A 225 into a BMW,
Spacefranks 1964(?) Dart down in texas(?),
the Baracuda (ran Searspointless and the Ridge in 2012),
and our 72 Valiant which has been running 4-5 races since 2012.
They are not quite bullet proof.
They are nose heavy and low Hp. the crankshaft alone weighs like 70-90 lbs. I think the whole engine is over 700lbs of cast iron.
Judge Phil (and maybe Jay) like underdog cars. You will get good residuals, so you can residual your way to a pretty good car. look at those used carbs on our car. they were 100% of a big residual.
you have to be diligent and patient shopper over the whole USA for GFP.
There are some parts that you can get from other cars to make the chassis handle, good brakes, and there are some options for making some Hp, maybe has high as 240 Hp (really cheating a lot). Our 72 handles with some of the best cars on the west coast, and we have awesome brakes (under budget for the 1st race)
Send me an e-mail direct (right click my name), and we can talk off line. Also go to the Slant Six.org, or forAbodiesonly forum.
The major problems are oil pump drive gear oiling, and radiator.
Oil Pump drive gear oiling I think I solved with a .8mm drill bit. You drill through the block from the oil pump output side, pointing at the oil pump drive gear adn camshaft junction. this costs you about 5-10psi of oil pressure, but saves you from a chewed up oil pump drive gear, which leads to low oil pressure and then to failed rod or main bearings.
Get a Jeep Grand Cherokee V8 Radiator and its a super easy bolt in. Take the upper radiator hose from the jeep too.
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