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    Revenge Predator, '50 Willys CJ3A

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  1. My in-laws and a couple of their cronies have been out there all week shuttling cast and crew back and forth in their sand cars to the shoot locations. Sounds like it was mostly just stunt doubles and crew. They weren’t really allowed much interaction with the “stars”.
  2. I used to run around in this one quite a bit. Mostly just sits in my shop and makes an occasional trip for ice cream now.
  3. Funny how similar your story is. I've actually got a LS3 sitting here that I was planning to stroke to a 416 and drop in, until I found out it was a 5 speed.
  4. In the process of installing a new clutch, I decided to pull my transaxle to inspect the internals. When I got it opened up, I discovered that my 4 speed is actually a 5 speed, and I've been driving it for the last 8 years without using first gear, since the car has a 4 speed shifter in it. As far as I can tell the shifter is an EMPI/LatestRage/Jamar Super Shifter (They all seem to be the same, sold under different names.) It has a typical H pattern, with a reverse lockout button that allows you to shift into reverse in the upper left position. With the lockout depressed, it appears that I can also shift straight down from reverse, to the first gear position that I never new I had. I've got a couple of questions, can someone that's familiar with this combination confirm that I will get first gear in that position? Obviously, I would have to remove the lockout linkage to make this useful, which is a little concerning since I could accidentally hit reverse on a first to second shift. Is there a better option for a 5 speed shifter? If so, what do you recommend.
  5. Still for sale. New clutch. While the motor was out for the clutch replacement, I pulled the heads, timing cover, and pan to inspect the internals and everything looked good. I also pulled the transaxle and tore it down completely. Everything looked good.
  6. Putting my Revenge Predator up for sale. Asking $34,000. Supercharged NorthStar - was told 600+ hp when I bought it. CHRFab felt that was a good estimate when I discussed it with them. Fortin 4 speed King coil overs and by-pass shocks on all 4 corners. 2 trips on them since they were sent to King for rebuild. Tatum 934 mid board hubs, brakes, and calipers. Custom hood, dash, console with Speedhut gauges - speedo, tach, temp, oil press, volts, fuel, air/fuel, boost. Icom radio and PCI intercom. Lowrance GPS. This car rides nice, lands soft, and has good power. The NorthStar also sounds nasty, especially when it's on the boost. It is a true 5 seater with lots of room. People love to ride in it compared to most other cars, because of the ride, the room, and the stagger of the seats which gives good visibility to those in back. I only had it out twice this year, so I'm thinking someone else might get more enjoyment out of it.
  7. Easier said than done. I live in Montana. Either I get it myself or they get sent away somewhere.
  8. This one is really on there. I've heated it and cranked on it as hard as I felt comfortable. Any harder I feel like I'm going to break something.
  9. I need to replace the secondary rate nuts on a 2" King coil over. It appears that they have to come off the top, after removing the top cap. It appears that the top cap is just threaded into the shock body, but I'm wondering if there's a trick to getting it off.
  10. Tim, Did you ever find lights for that hood. I recently built a similar hood and am looking for some lights for it, if I decide to keep it. I'm not crazy about the reduced visibility when breaking over dunes -- might be for sale!
  11. Used to do quite a bit of rock crawling, but the sand car's been gettin' more use lately. One trip to the Hammers and one to Moab/Montrose is all she's seen this year. ; rear steer ? really nice rig . tim Good eye! Being able to turn those back wheels makes up for my lack of skill. My friends call it cheating. I call it using my resources.
  12. Used to do quite a bit of rock crawling, but the sand car's been gettin' more use lately. One trip to the Hammers and one to Moab/Montrose is all she's seen this year. ;
  13. Thanks for the help. Ordered them today. Hopefully they'll fit!
  14. Nope. The 930's were 32" I believe. The midboards gave me a lot more axle length.
  15. I'm thinking there might not be enough spline to plunge all the way intothe hub either, which makes me question my method. I was running 930's with microstubs before.

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