Build Thread The Hoopty V2.0 - Final Details

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Looks pretty good Collin. Maybe try using a torch around the perimeter of the table on some tables to create a different look?
Thanks! I've got a few different ideas that I want to try, and that is definitely one of them. I need to get the woodworking skills down first. This took waaaay too long to be profitable, haha but I learned a lot and can apply that moving forward now.
 
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That's a winning strategy right there. I think the trend is deeper in Texas since the Gaines couple lives in Waco. They're always doing stuff like that on their show. It'll be a while before the trend dies down.
 

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A buddy of mine is doing the same thing with wooden flags. Clears about $50 per flag and is just trying to keep up with demand right now. Ive considered jumping in as his competitor, lol.
 

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I just made a $250 offer on a JY 351 in “running” condition.

At this point, $2500 to fix the current engine is a pipe dream. I have too many other priorities right now.I’ll save the expensive engine for a later date when i can afford to do it right.

Right now, it needs to run and drive, not be a paper weight.
 

95BlueStallion

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Just keep the boost down on the junkyard engine so it lasts for a few drives! Or you could be the Roadkill guys and just push your luck. Seems to work out ok for them most times.
 

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Screw that JY 351. Go get an Explorer engine, slap your turbo on it and do your best to see that block gets it's 72 virgins.
 

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I’m not disagreeing, but In order to keep from having to redo and re-buy a lot of parts, it was way easier to find this 351 and swap it in. The whole long block was $275 and I’m paying a buddy $50 to bring it to me from San Antonio.
Money well spent because i didn’t have to pluck it myself

Maybe it’s just the area I’m in, but 351s a plentiful because old F-series trucks are like flies
 
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So.....this is the existing engine then?
Yeah. I’ve been trying not to mess with it and further do it in, but then temptation was too much yesterday.

Still no knocking, rattling, or other noises that say something is wrong internally.
 

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So. 45 mins of run time this weekend. 3 WOT pulls and a driveway burnout. This is what was in the oil filter. Seems like if it was eating a bearing it would have a lot more metal in it. None of this is metallic looking like last time, it’s all dirt-like.

I’m still getting the spare engine, but I’m not making plans on swapping until i see need to.
 

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CarMichael Angelo

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So. 45 mins of run time this weekend. 3 WOT pulls and a driveway burnout. This is what was in the oil filter. Seems like if it was eating a bearing it would have a lot more metal in it. None of this is metallic looking like last time, it’s all dirt-like.

I’m still getting the spare engine, but I’m not making plans on swapping until i see need to.
Look.....I think we all need to run the engines, and quit whacking out.
Steve found metal in the oil, tore the engine apart, changed out the bearings, and found metal in the oil.
But he didn't clean the engine while he had it apart, so it may be leftover crap from the previous failure.

I found junk in the oil, changed the oil, beat on the engine looked at the filter, and nothing was there.

I don't have to tell you about your case..Run the engine.
 

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