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    slant6billy Well-Known Member

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    We are all loaded up. Eve is on the trailer. Trunk load of spare parts. Gator supplying the towing and Gator's Dad keeping us from going to jail. IMG_20160819_194710.jpg IMG_20160819_194738.jpg
     
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    Justwondering Well-Known Member

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    If you squint while you are looking at gators dad does he resemble Burt Reynolds aka bandit?
     
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    slant6billy Well-Known Member

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    That's my backup driver, since I don't hold up well w/o Airconditioning
     
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    With the weather you have been having a back up driver is very smart
     
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    kitcar Chris Well-Known Member

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    BUST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
     
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    slant6billy Well-Known Member

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    Yeah yeah yeah! YUK YUK YUK
     
  7. slant6billy

    slant6billy Well-Known Member

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    So here we have it .... in the pit IMG_20160820_092510.jpg

    And here is after my Axle snapped at the launch:
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    So it is BUST after all. Met some great folks - who helped put the Eve back on the trailer
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    That Launch was not my hardest, but hard enough. The snap of the axle heard across the track. So hard the rearview mirror came off the windshield.

    Fun did not end there. As we trailered home one of the straps broke and if it wasn't for a dude broke down on the road we would have lost the car off the trailer for sure.. If we had another 8 1/4 axle - there would have been a few more runs down the track. So my record is now two 7 1/4 destroyed, 1 8 1/4, one 8 3/4 and now another 8 1/4...... I am some kind of idiot or what?
     
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    slant6billy Well-Known Member

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    launch 2016.jpg
    mace battle hammer.jpg Mace BattleHammer.. if we had another axle in the swappmeet area, we would be back down the track a few more times
     
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    kitcar Chris Well-Known Member

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    But show these nice folks what the "fair" race opponents would have been.......
     
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    kitcar Chris Well-Known Member

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    I gotta give ya props Billy, you tried it!!

    Maybe one day I will too....
     
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    Justwondering Well-Known Member

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    what was that quote in the Outlaw Josey Wales speghetti western... talking bout the rock candy:
    Its not for eating, its just for looking through.

    Maybe yours is:
    Its not for drivin, its just for looking at.

    I admire your persistence and look forward to hearing/seeing the results when the runs have more success.

    Eve looks awesome either way.
     
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    Might be time for a Dana 60. You won`t break that.
     
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    For the most part - the axles in an 8-3/4 and Dana 60 are the same (as well as the yoke).
    Now every else between the two is a different story.

    When you said you broke your 8-3/4 - how bad?

    It sounds like time for custom axle shafts - than it does a differential change.
     
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    slant6billy Well-Known Member

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    Nope... Never...... It is meant for driving, thrashing, and ripping asphalt.
     
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    slant6billy Well-Known Member

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    This time was the 8 1/4....

    I have a nice 8 3/4 out of a 67 GTX with 4 :10 gears and sure grip. Just needs the chunk freshed up and the axle seals and bearing replaced And it has 11 inch drums I think
     
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    JB Weld
     
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    slant6billy Well-Known Member

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    Yep, could not find any of that either. HA Ha HA. Tried bubble gum, but the tootie fruity smell failed at tech inspection
     
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    broke axle.jpg
    Might rub the tire a bit, but there are options.
     
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    Whatever it takes to get you home.
     
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    Billy ur hardcore... Apparently not too many other guys with the balls to replace a broken axle at the track......