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  1. Jim, we qualify against our National Index. Once...

    Jim, we qualify against our National Index. Once you are under the Index, you dial the car for each round. The further under the Index you are, the higher you are on the qualifying sheet. We run off...
  2. Last weekend was a tough one. My good friend Ron...

    Last weekend was a tough one. My good friend Ron Roddel passed away suddenly Thursday morning following a sudden cardiac incident. Ron was one of the guys that took me under his wing in my late...
  3. 57 cars at last weekends Stock/Super Stock race....

    57 cars at last weekends Stock/Super Stock race. This index at this track is 12.30. Qualified #2 and went a 11.089 in round three, losing on the break out.

    https://i.imgur.com/TVSx6sUl.jpg
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    This might help: ...

    This might help:

    https://i.imgur.com/MiJgY1lh.jpg
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    In case anyone here doesn't know what a Blown...

    In case anyone here doesn't know what a Blown Fuel Hydro boat is all about..be my guest.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqBXUsyTHxo&list=RDCMUCt8qFyujmbUj15bAveVhdCw&index=2
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    Very cool, Jackie. Those SK boats look skitt-erry...

    Very cool, Jackie. Those SK boats look skitt-erry and fun as heck.

    I've always been fascinated by the big blown fuel hydros...scary fun! -Al
  7. E.T. is where you find it. The double adjustable...

    E.T. is where you find it. The double adjustable front shocks really calmed the car down off the starting line and controlled the 'up' motion...by not letting the front come up as quickly or as far,...
  8. Finally!!!!!!

    At Tri State Dragway in Earlville, Iowa this weekend, we achieved a significant goal with the car.

    It was actually a 'double-up' on two goals. With the NHRA National Index for G/SA being...
  9. Yeah....basic Engine Assembly 101. Plus, it's a...

    Yeah....basic Engine Assembly 101. Plus, it's a known problem area on these supercharged Coyote engines. :mad:

    And three others were only finger tight. The Allen headed screws had no washers...
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    Another possibility is to make it a 30 Grendel...

    Another possibility is to make it a 30 Grendel which uses the 6.5 Grendel case.

    Randy Robinett uses the PPC bolt face in his original Time Precision actioned 30BR and rebates rims with a...
  11. Cobra Jet blues....

    This is off my pal's Cobra Jet I've posted some pics of in this thread. Coming out of the water at Topeka, the engine tone changed and he clicked it off right away. The bolt is from the inter cooler...
  12. Slick piece, David! :) -Al

    Slick piece, David! :) -Al
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    I've tried that without much luck....it's going...

    I've tried that without much luck....it's going to depend on the surface hardening of your die. In my case, the compound just reduced the diameter of the brass being used. Sure wouldn't hurt anything...
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    Randy, I'm hackin' and slashing away at this hunk...

    Randy, I'm hackin' and slashing away at this hunk of steel trying to make something out of it that will squeeze a piece of brass to where I think it needs to go. A real machinist or a talented-type...
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    Laffin', here! :D -Al P.S. The average...

    Laffin', here! :D -Al

    P.S. The average diameter of a human scalp hair is .004, so you're waaaay safe.;)
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    Wally, I'm an 'aggressive sizer' :eek: when it...

    Wally, I'm an 'aggressive sizer' :eek: when it comes to the shoulder/body junction.....especially on cases with 30 degree and greater shoulder angles. For me, .002 would be the minimum and .003 would...
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    Chucking reamer/die question

    Got a die that needs the neck area opened up. The neck opening measures .266 now with a pin gauge. Would going in there with a carbide .281 chucking reamer be too big an amount of material to remove...
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    I always liked the Flying Fish sail tails...not...

    I always liked the Flying Fish sail tails...not as stiff as some. Another thing to look at is a yarn tail like these on my air foil flags:

    https://i.imgur.com/KSM1Y4ll.jpg
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    Would some "...kilt'ed 'em ded 'way out yonder!"...

    Would some "...kilt'ed 'em ded 'way out yonder!" pics keep Him happy? If so, we need to make plans for another 'Dogapalooza event. ;) Whackin' dogs with a High Wall would certainly add a bit of...
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    Neck die vs f.l. die dimension ?

    Anybody ever checked the dimensional difference between a production (Redding) neck sizing die and a similar full length die? Obviously, the neck die doesn't touch the body. But are they .003 bigger...
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    I'm always mindful of shipping costs. But...

    I'm always mindful of shipping costs.

    But shipping costs are always cheaper than driving there to get it. ;)

    Good shootin'. -Al
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    Project BFD78

    If the showers hold off this morning, more cases will be f-formed. It's hard to say how many years this poor thing languished after being left for dead. It's good to get guns like these up and...
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    Started with 50 new WW 307W cases. After some...

    Started with 50 new WW 307W cases. After some culling and case loss as the necking down process was tweaked, I ended up with 30 cases ready to f-form. To neck down, I used a 308W body die that I had...
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    Unfortunately, the gun came from an estate...

    Unfortunately, the gun came from an estate sale...no dies or reamer.

    And the shop that did the 'smithing has closed. Checking with three reamer makers has met with zero results with a reamer...
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    Surprise, surprise, surprise!

    Iinteresting thing about a gun like this....sketchy details, minimal history, no dies, no chamber print and an obscure wildcat chamber. What could possibly happen? :rolleyes:

    Yesterday was fire...
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