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    I know from past experience that you can shim the alternator out away from the mounting bracket to get it to line up. I know that there is an issue right now with the pulley and water pump. I know that switching over to electric setup doesn't fix that, instead it removes that part of the problem. Besides I will need the electric fans when I go to LS on the truck.
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    Or you need a different water pump pulley?? I'm not a old shebby small block guru, but I can't recall any alternator shims.
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    I was stuck at home with doing the brakes on the wife's car, installing a faucet, mowing the yard, then realizing the re manufactured caliper I bought had a screwed up bleeder screw so I had to bleed it with vice grips. I took it to the dealership this morning because I had to study last night, and I do not have time tonight to screw with it. I like taking my daily drivers in and only tinkering with the non-daily cars. Also I got a new water pump/alternator belt for the truck, and I measured the water pump, it is indeed a short pump, the water pump pulley is roughly 1/8th of an inch further forward than the crank and alternator. Either I need to shim the crank pulley/harmonic dampener and alternator, or I can see about going to an electric water pump and fan setup.
  6. They only ran the quick 16 in eliminations. I didn't make that group. The silver crown vic above would have, but he didn't have a cage so they booted him out the group.
  7. I read about qualifying, so do you have any elimination results by now?
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    Dang got stuck at home with house repairs. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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  12. Found it... Density Altitude: 2485 feet Relative Density: 92.93 % Drag Times says my corrected ET is: Stock and Mildly Modified Naturally Aspirated Engines 12.741 @ 112.285 MPH I find that hard to believe, though.
  13. It was in the hot and humid when I was up there last. Wonder what the DA was when I ran.
  14. It was hot. 99* when I got there at 4:30. DA was 3300-2700'. I ran a couple 11.1's and an 11.08. Not impressive. I'm not sure that's all due to the heat, but it's possible. I qualified 26 of 34 cars and ahead of Larry Dixon.
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  16. Dude! Walk on your hands! Your feet will shade you! (And hundreds of others.)
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    ^ It dawned on me later that the 4l80e was installed behind the 6.5 turbo. A slug of an engine, but quite torquey compared to a sbc. Trannys held up fine in those trucks.
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    The 4l80e would be fine with it up to about 800ftlb. You would need some type of stand alone controller though. Above that it would need an input shaft and a better direct drum/sprag.
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    I wish I new more anything about the fuel mods necessary for that. And if the front suspension would tolerate that much engine, I'd look at that the 12v option. I wonder what a 4l80e would think about that torque/vibration? I've love to fix the KDP issue, install the engine, close the hood, and not have to think about the engine ever again.
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    12v with a compound turbo
  21. I think I'm leaving about 3:30. I'm trying to miss some of the heat.
  22. What time are you going Mike I might go up?
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    You definitely need the 12v cummins!
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    lol at it all! I'm tempted to put a 12v Cummins in it just to eliminate this confusion...'s worse when the drunk teacher schools ya...
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    Student must be drunk Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  26. Finished. I had to let the silicon dry overnight, but I'll fill it up and try it out tonight.
  27. Oh the life of a pasty white Scottish lad. LOL
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