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  1. Largely depends what you are building? If it's staying a 5.3 I wouldn't waste money on heads, if it's a 5.7 ported 243's will be the best. If your a 6.0 a 4 inch bore can fit ls3 heads and if the bore pops up around 4.125 you can start looking at ls7 heads.
  2. Perfect! Thank you guys. I know green sticker's are not a part of the smog program. Sure didn't stop CARB from being a part of bikes, atvs, sxs, etc. getting the green light to GET the green stickers. I trust nothing in this state lol Thank you!
  3. I remember back in 07-08, CARB came down on new builds and started mandating that all "manufactured" sand rails needed to pass CARB requirements. Since that time, I sorta stopped paying attention to it. But now that I am at the point in life where I am looking to buy some of these cars I have a question. I am noticing some really attractive Sand rails with AZ, NV, WA titles for sale. While these cars are all titled in their respective states do I run any risk in trying to register that car in CA? Do I have to show the sand rail has a CARB compliant motor if the vehicle is a 2006? 07? 08? Etc. Thanks!
  4. Custom comfort Craig, showroom in brea or anahiem. Locally built, best money I have ever spent
  5. Anyone got a sand toy tabbed for a SBC? Anyone blow up a rail or Sand Jeep? I have an old outlaw 410 motor wanting a second career. thank you!
  6. Thank you!! I appreciate the feedback. So really, no additional costs than running a 2d car.
  7. Hey guys! seems like my never ending quest for a car continues indefinitely. Looking at a car with an S4S behind a twin turbo redline Northstar. Just wondering what a freshing costs on such a car. Trans was refreshened 20hrs ago by wright. Seller has reciepts from previous shop that “pulled and took to wright”but the cost was lumped in on an invoice with a large maintence overhaul. Seller doesnt have physical wright invoice. I read some people love the trans, others hate them
  8. Lots of good info, here is a trick i also learned from firing up sitting projects. You may not need to service injectors, u can pull the line from the fuel pump and using a plastic syringe pump marvel mystery oil or mix up a gallon or so of 40:1 two stroke fuel and prime the fuel system. Injectors can loosen up without a problem. Unplug every coil and pull the spark plugs, turn the engine over until u can see gas vaper being forced out of the cylinder via the spark plug hole. Let the engine sit for an hour, and now do an oil change. U want to make sure any fuel from priming the engine is now leaving in the old Oil. Now with fresh oil leave the spark plugs out, coils still disconnected and now disconnect the injectors and pull power from fuel pump, turn engine over until oil pressure gauge shows pressure. Hook everything back up and fire her for real. You now have primed the oil system and injectors and shouldnt hurt anything in the process
  9. On my face........was the phrase he needed to say to the right people to finally get back into the business
  10. Thank you to all who responded!!! Cookie thank you so much! Gen 3-Gen 4 I will take what I can find! Thanks again for the trailing arms heads up and motor talk. i have followed John@outfront a lot and bugged him since I was 18 lol id love to own a car with one of his motors! But like said C&G also has a great reputation! Thanks guys! I’ll be sure to post on what I drag home!
  11. I did and he did not respond to my texts from craigslist. I happened to be in pheonix with a truck too!
  12. The day has finally come to add a mini van er.... a Funco to the fleet. With the wife wishing to do more "back seat duning" than riding her own ATV and kids in the future some day I think the time is right to add a sand rail to the family. I am set on getting a Funco. We were able to dune with a group that had a fleet of Gen 3 Big 5's and they seemed to fit us the best a long with desired ride. The wife like's the ease of getting in and out and the potential to stick 3 people in the back. Where I am seeking help is what would you recommend to a Newbie who is getting into the game? What did you wish you knew when you bought one? I am pretty set on finding a 2D car with a Subie 2.5. Is there anything else you liked? My Price Range is about 23k and it seems that should be an obtainable number for a good quality rig. I have been told to check all hiems obviously and then I was told the rear pivot support area's are known for cracking and so to keep an eye on that as well. Obviously keep an eye on the CV boots, check for slot and also that the axle will pivot back and forth within the cv. I hear the front racks like to crack away from the frame (witnessed it myself) and so to check that area. just looking for input from you all. Thanks!
  13. It's Like asking how much something costs..... Those with the cars even close to the HP needed to rumble are contacted way before anything ever hits the forum....
  14. DING DING....if you have a Rat empting the sump you have a problem with drain back somewhere. Only one I have ever seen had rollock disc crap impeding the oiling holes at the mains, cam galley and slug in the cylinder heads. It was an older road race 427 that the owner swore by Pennzoil..... WHAT WAS WAX WILL ALWAYS RETURN TO WAX. I have been noticing on some of the new Power Strokes and Duramax's the oil temp gauge is a dummy gauge.....you can have a 30 degree swing in temp and it does not move.... you can only tell the difference through the digital display. I know when I was building a lot of the aircooled porsche and vw stuff we use to say for every 10 degrees over 275 on a race car for an extended period was at least a weekend at the track. Once we had multiple coolers and a car down to a max of 275 for oil temp those engines would double in life expectancy. Had multiple engines running 2 seasons at competition level power. and like J Alper says these motors on tear down were so much happier!!! I think it is a testament to the fact that the oil in your engine is not just lubrication but ALSO a secondary cooling system....
  15. Anyone have cheapy 13.00 ish 4 lug vw pattern tires and rims laying around? Coming from Anaheim
  16. Thanks!! Been scavenging the best I can on craigslist.
  17. Hey guys!! what i am looking for is either a cheap vw rail or one that has been rolled. Long story short I have an old johnny speed and chrome frame that has been in the family since the 60’s and what i need is the “torsion back” of a rail to get this one going. It had a corvair torsion in it and that was cut out. Now I just need a rail to get this old classic back in the dunes for more family memories. i do not care irs or swing axle, i would just like a complete rail as a donor. Located in anaheim, dont mind traveling
  18. give me a banshee or a 250r in the dunes any day of the week! Nothing like it. personally if you are looking for "more" Shearer SB inframes are IMHO the best pipes out there on stock ported cylinders all the way up to cubs and cheetahs. I have a set of Shearer Small bores that have worked on everything from stock ported cylinders, to now being behind a 400 cheetah. fit, form, looks, sound, power... I love them. Having gone from a t5 to shearers on the same stock cylinder motor I felt i lost nothing in the middle and gained a ton of over-rev. IF you love to live on the pipe (the only way to ride a banshee) then Small bore shearers will work great for you. Toomey's and fatty's were always good on stock, stock cylinder bikes, but the dyno did not lie back in the day, ported bikes normally saw noticeable gains when switching to CPI, Shearer, etc. CPI is a good company, I have a big bore 250r pipe from them that i enjoy but Shearer is a local in Hesperia and a great dude for the industry.
  19. still looking!!! NO one wants the money???? PAID HEALTH AND DENTAL BASE PAY PLUS HOURS PRODUCED?? Come make some money!
  20. he has no bedside manner... sure not all illegal immigrants rape or pillage, but that is not really a "winning argument" since ILLEGAL ALIENS means they are breaking the law to begin with. I am sorry but I do not trust or respect anyone whose first action to their "new country" is to defy the basic law of citizenship and occupy it's territory illegally. ON top of that Illegal Aliens FAIL to assimilate, they refuse to learn the most commonly used language, they fly their birth nation's flag, and they refuse to embrace the "American Culture" and in the end of the day most of them get into trouble IN AMERICA and then bail back to mexico. They have no drive to be an American, they simply want the money, this is what makes them dangerous... Especially now that our armed forces are letting them apply in reward to citizenship. Ask yourself, who is going to enforce Marshall law? The American born and raised in his community? Or the Illegal Immigrant that will do whatever to get their entitlement pie?
  21. I came here with something to say.... I stared at your avatar for 2 hours... how did i get here?
  22. of all the actual trucks I have flogged on the dyno with EFI LIVE and double stacking chips... sure at about 800hp....your close....sled trucks will fail at 650-700... but a bone stocker??? I have never heard of a stock one cracking a rod... like that... have you owned this the trucks whole life? I mean people get *that truck* all the time, but first I have ever heard about with a Dmax and I use to tune these things for a living. Sorry for your loss.

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