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Old 11-05-2012, 14:50   #256
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I had no idea. I was hoping his replaced ticker would have kept him going longer.
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Old 11-05-2012, 15:03   #257
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So I live in Iowa.....





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Old 11-05-2012, 15:31   #258
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Your "Deere" looks to be a model C?I have a very dear friend that has a very large Deere collection here in NC ,he has a very rare Waterloo boy that uses a 1/2 pint milk bottle for a fuel quality control thingy..One of only 3 maybe left?Im looking at our total restoration job on a 2030 JD that we still use to cut and bail hay with as I type this ...Best Hot Rods ever built..DVC
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The JD is a 1937 "B". Lots of fun. We have a 1969 3020 gas with a loader that we use around the farm. I want to restore it for it's 50th birthday.
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did shellby soup up a tractor?? if not, he shoulda....dang--sad news. RIP carroll...we will miss your creativity.
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The JD is a 1937 "B". Lots of fun. We have a 1969 3020 gas with a loader that we use around the farm. I want to restore it for it's 50th birthday.
Ours was restored for it birthday also,I cant remember the year...we have a Farmall and a Massey too and a turbo powered diesel combine that just sits under the tractor shed,maybe one day she will come back to her former glory...DVC
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Old 03-07-2012, 17:07   #262
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did shellby soup up a tractor?? if not, he shoulda....dang--sad news. RIP carroll...we will miss your creativity.
Shelby, good 'ol Texas boy thought he would shoe horn a Ford production V8 into a British 2 seater and beat nasty Ferrari.

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Due to a date change of the Buckethead Bash to one day after the NATS, and only 500 miles apart, Chattanooga, Tenn to Mountain Home, Arkansas I was able to attend both. T-buckets are alive and well with over 150 Ts at the NATS.

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Old 21-08-2012, 20:02   #263
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I just found this thread, so I'll post a pic of my daily driver. It's a '67 Cougar.

I think that counts as a classic!
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Old 01-09-2012, 05:48   #264
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My Merc from my recent road trip from Sweden to Monaco and back..

The German autobahns gave me a chance to legally see what she could do
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It was nice to have my first non-boat related holiday for a couple of years
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My new baby arrived today.

As you know I'm 60 and single, so it isn't that kind of baby. I believe this will be the final engine and most anything else done to the Track-T. As much as I enjoyed the torque at low rpm of the 383 sbc, I did miss the high rpm zing of the 355 circle track engine. The 355 had a nasty exhaust bark, radical idle, and the street manners of a gang banger. The 383 had a sweet idle and impeccable street manners plus great mpg. I'm hoping to have a good mix of the attributes of both of those engines in the 427.

The Track-T weighs 1790 lbs, so this engine coupled to the 5 speed stick should be a hoot to drive.


On the engine dyno;

526.3 HP @ 5700 rpm

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Old 13-02-2013, 08:32   #266
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Sweet Ride!!! Cheers, Phil
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Drove it for the first time today.

First driving impressions, a little freeway and my twisty mountain roads. 1st and 2nd gear, I don't even bother to see what it will do, but did later in the test drive. The engine isn't happy below 2000 rpm, unlike the 383 which loved low rpm. Above 2000 though, smooth, strong power. Above 3000 rpm, still in 3rd, pulling like crazy, very impressed. Above 4000 rpm still in 3rd, now were talking, tach seems spring loaded, going for redline, speedo same thing, going from 80 mph to pegged in no time.

Skid plate was used 6 times already.

Driving the mountain roads, if in 5th gear engine not happy like it was with the 383, 4th gear engine happy but even with the slightest pressure of resting my foot on the throttle will creep up to 80 mph.

Passing 3 cars up a steep hill after the hairpin 15 mph posted curve on hwy 49 in 2nd gear, good thing I don't have posi, stayed where I pointed it with one tire spinning but still accelerating at a crazy rate. I would guess those 3 drivers have never been passed on that part of the road, or passed as fast.

Can't wait for a drive up to Tahoe on 2 lane hwy 50, with its few passing lanes, should be a lot of fun.

Am I happy with the engine, yes, for the 40 miles I've driven it. Do I still think it should get 20 mpg on the highway, no I don't think so, and the 383 broke 30 mpg a couple of times but my guess is 12~14 mpg.

Traction, only because our rides are so light, is always good. My blown 427 '55 Ford at it's portly weight lost traction pretty easy and when it did, rate of acceleration dropped noticeably. When I lost traction on the 3 car pass up a steep hill, it continued to pull strong and since I don't have posi-traction, it stayed tracking straight as an arrow.
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did shellby soup up a tractor?? if not, he shoulda....dang--sad news. RIP carroll...we will miss your creativity.
How about my 1960 Case 530 Tractor Loader Backhoe (TLB).
I converted it to electronic ignition coil-on-plug, fuel injection, and electronic throttle control.
I made a much better video with the "pimp my tractor" sountrack with all the work I've done on this machine, but never uploaded it.
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Here is the custom digital gauges dash:


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