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 Tater's "OH Deere 116 dragster" [2017 Build-Off Entry]

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PostSubject: Re: Tater's "OH Deere 116 dragster" [2017 Build-Off Entry]   Thu Feb 09, 2017 10:30 am

Me likey....How many of the pipes will be functional? Will you only run exhaust through one or will you split it up?
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PostSubject: Re: Tater's "OH Deere 116 dragster" [2017 Build-Off Entry]   Thu Feb 09, 2017 11:38 am

I kinda modeled it after a SBC. I will make some chrome valve covers later. All pipes are functional. the fake head is the resonator fed from the engine exhaust. The headers and zoomies can be swapped out by removing 5 bolts and will have a semi permanent RTV gasket.

I might modify the fan shroud to resemble an intake manifold from the side. I dont want to interfere with the cooling too much, so the top will be open.
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PostSubject: Re: Tater's "OH Deere 116 dragster" [2017 Build-Off Entry]   Thu Feb 09, 2017 11:44 am



See I was kinda hoping for this! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Tater's "OH Deere 116 dragster" [2017 Build-Off Entry]   Thu Feb 09, 2017 12:02 pm

Thanks for the pic. That gave me an idea. I can do a blown/ injected look with a scoop and not loose any air flow. I can hide the real carb in the belts and pulleys on the front.
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PostSubject: Re: Tater's "OH Deere 116 dragster" [2017 Build-Off Entry]   Thu Feb 09, 2017 6:30 pm

1 side is bolted up to get a good mark for cutting angles on the headers. It looks good , but I cant upload pics for some reason. Doing the "host image" thing and the green bar gets to the end , but doesnt get to the insert image part.
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PostSubject: Re: Tater's "OH Deere 116 dragster" [2017 Build-Off Entry]   Thu Feb 09, 2017 6:40 pm




I let it think about it for a while and it finally worked
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PostSubject: Re: Tater's "OH Deere 116 dragster" [2017 Build-Off Entry]   Thu Feb 09, 2017 7:17 pm

I think I am confusing people with the stock exhaust still on the engine. There will be a tube going from the exhaust port to the back of the resonator on both sides.


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PostSubject: Re: Tater's "OH Deere 116 dragster" [2017 Build-Off Entry]   Thu Feb 09, 2017 7:42 pm

That ugly angle will get removed. I tacked that on to mount the fuel tank. It has jacked up mounting bolts. I may go with a shop built round tank. The other one looks like crap.
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PostSubject: Re: Tater's "OH Deere 116 dragster" [2017 Build-Off Entry]   Thu Feb 09, 2017 10:49 pm

So what your saying about the exhaust is that it will flow into those boxes you made up and out through the mock v8 pipes? Looking nice so far. Pretty cool looking shop too.

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PostSubject: Re: Tater's "OH Deere 116 dragster" [2017 Build-Off Entry]   Fri Feb 10, 2017 8:57 am

Yeah, the exhaust goes to the box. It will require tighter bends than I can do with my bender, so that wil be a challenge.
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PostSubject: Re: Tater's "OH Deere 116 dragster" [2017 Build-Off Entry]   Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:39 am

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Yeah, the exhaust goes to the box. It will require tighter bends than I can do with my bender, so that wil be a challenge.

Yeah you might need to make some relief cuts as you bend
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PostSubject: Re: Tater's "OH Deere 116 dragster" [2017 Build-Off Entry]   Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:38 am

Maybe take a visit to your local scrap yard If they allow you to root through and buy stuff. I saved some table legs that have some 90* bends.
Jeep 4.0 exhaust manifold have some nice bends in them. I had one that was cracked so I chopped it up for the bends to save for a future exhaust.
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PostSubject: Re: Tater's "OH Deere 116 dragster" [2017 Build-Off Entry]   Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:44 am

The other side is going to be the hardest. I have a good angle on the first side, but cant do the same thing on the other and still have good spark plug access. I can do bigger bends and come in through the front. If I paint them black, they may look like heater hose and not be so noticeable.
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PostSubject: Re: Tater's "OH Deere 116 dragster" [2017 Build-Off Entry]   Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:58 am

But you gotta have paint that will stand up to that kind of heat
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PostSubject: Re: Tater's "OH Deere 116 dragster" [2017 Build-Off Entry]   Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:07 am

My concern is, will it make the engine run hotter?

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PostSubject: Re: Tater's "OH Deere 116 dragster" [2017 Build-Off Entry]   Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:42 am

header paint is good to 2000 degrees.

It may add some heat to the engine shroud, but there is cool air blowing between that and the head, so I am not expecting any additional engine block temp increase over a factory exhaust.
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PostSubject: Re: Tater's "OH Deere 116 dragster" [2017 Build-Off Entry]   Fri Feb 10, 2017 1:16 pm

The exhaust looks sharp. Curious as to how it will sound.

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PostSubject: Re: Tater's "OH Deere 116 dragster" [2017 Build-Off Entry]   Fri Feb 10, 2017 1:48 pm

I hope to have the zoomies finished up this weekend. If I have time I will fire it up and post a vid on here. The audio on exhaust sounds usually doesnt sound like the real thing, but I will give it a shot
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PostSubject: Re: Tater's "OH Deere 116 dragster" [2017 Build-Off Entry]   Sat Feb 11, 2017 4:42 pm

Looks wicked! It's true about the audio thing, usually the video just doesn't do it justice. Oh well hahaha!

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PostSubject: Re: Tater's "OH Deere 116 dragster" [2017 Build-Off Entry]   Sat Feb 11, 2017 6:15 pm

Doesnt look like I will get it fired up this weekend. Still not sure what I am going to do on the pipe. The easy way is going to be ugly and wont flow worth a crap. The best way will still be ugly as hell. There is no real good way to do it, but I will come up with something.
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PostSubject: Re: Tater's "OH Deere 116 dragster" [2017 Build-Off Entry]   Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:01 pm

welded the flange to the other set of zoomies and the first header. will try to get the collectors and turn out done tuesday.


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PostSubject: Re: Tater's "OH Deere 116 dragster" [2017 Build-Off Entry]   Tue Feb 14, 2017 11:45 am

This thing needs a 1000cc sport bike engine or something!

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PostSubject: Re: Tater's "OH Deere 116 dragster" [2017 Build-Off Entry]   Tue Feb 14, 2017 11:49 am

The frame is intentionally over built for that reason. I may modify it for mud racing in the future. Right now it is gonna be a car show/ cruise night but buggy
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PostSubject: Re: Tater's "OH Deere 116 dragster" [2017 Build-Off Entry]   Tue Feb 14, 2017 6:43 pm

1 header is done and tying up the vice waiting for the paint to dry. My wife thinks i need to spend time with her tonight anyway. You would think it is some kind of holiday or something.

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PostSubject: Re: Tater's "OH Deere 116 dragster" [2017 Build-Off Entry]   Tue Feb 14, 2017 6:55 pm

I had to bolt it up to see what it looked like. I needed to flip it over to finish painting it anyway.

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PostSubject: Re: Tater's "OH Deere 116 dragster" [2017 Build-Off Entry]   Tue Feb 14, 2017 8:09 pm

Sooo... can you make me some headers for my 318?

Those look good!
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