I bought a really clean '59 housing and loaded new backing plates for $100. The housing didn't have ends, but looked great. I should have thrown the housing. The early housings need a back brace, fair enough. If you buy the ends, have it jig welded with a back brace, buy and put on perches it will cost you more than just calling up one of these rear guys and telling him you want a housing XX wide with perches X degrees down. Then, get that same guy to get you the axles too. It just doesn't pay to have your housing shortened. Then if your housing guy gets the axles he can get the right size the first time, not the third. Depending on what brakes you have determines the "overhang" of the axles. There was some trouble there.
I went this route because I could get the housing narrowed for just $150. But it went up hill from there.
I actually have a truck Dana 60 4.10 with sure grip with the ends cut off laying out back. But that thing is so heavy and ugly I just couldn't do it. But that would have been the cheapest way to go.
Attachment DeletedOne more shot. I also got original seat material in the correct color to re-do the seats from Original Auto interiors. They sent me a picture out of their catalog (from 1962) and I got the material from them in 3 days. It was penciled in the catalog [low line car] to denote "Dart" from the Dart 330, Dart 440, or Dodge 500, all different materials for the seats. The more you spent, the nicer the material.
I just can't imagine someone holding onto all that material for years, but they did it. I also got material from them for the black 63 Plymouth I did a couple of years ago as well. At the time I believe they sold me the last of the blue 63 Plymouth Savoy material they had.
Well, it goes up and down the driveway just fine. And it seems the brakes work, which is always a good thing. Sitting on a makeshift seat (an old rim wrapped in bags with a pad) its kind of flakey when giving it throttle. Waiting on the seats, and still have a few details to fix.
chaplainksw: Free camping sat night at WabashValley dragway. This is to create interest for next year and a Nostalgia weekend. See Wabash Valley Dragway sponsored by Your of Brazil on FaceBook!
Aug 10, 2021 15:03:52 GMT
chaplainksw: This Saturday is the Nitro in the Valley event at Terre Haute, Indiana. All Nostalgia Super Stocks are welcome, with no charge at the gate Sat. (Friday night test and tune
Aug 10, 2021 15:01:30 GMT
sportf: JB Cuda Yes, we have several members running hemis. BTW, I've never noticed this shout box before and I've been around a long time. Hope to see you at the track.
Mar 14, 2021 0:00:14 GMT
jbcuda: Hello super stock racers, I’m looking forward being part of the group,anyone running hemis?
Feb 26, 2021 15:10:59 GMT
rogerstanke1: Stanke Motorsports is proud to announce the launching of our new Mobile Friendly/Shopping Cart web site: www.stankemotorsports.com. Our new siste allows you to view and purchase our items directly on line. Thanks for your interest.
Apr 8, 2020 17:18:50 GMT
bosspete: On behalf of "Just in Time Racing".we'd like to wish everyone in the Victory Family a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.Stay well and safe.. Look forward to first race of the 2020 season.Take Care All. BossPete.
Dec 25, 2019 19:48:11 GMT
bosspete: As the new year approaches,,it would be really nice to see more of our cars lettered up to present that Nostalgic race look from years ago.I think that we have more fun and present a better nostalgic product than any other group I've ever seen in the past.
Oct 21, 2019 17:03:05 GMT
Hollywood: A show of hands please, how many subscribe to Hemmings Muscle Machines? What are your thoughts about the Magazine? Like it? Don't like it? if you do like, what do like about it? Don't like it?
Sept 1, 2019 17:28:04 GMT
sportf: Hey BossPete, I agree with you. We are racers second, friends and a true gang first. See you all soon.
Aug 17, 2019 13:43:10 GMT
bosspete: Hey,,everyone,,,Victory is here because of all of you. Victory would not be without you. Us old guys have finally found a place to race the cars we love,,and have fun doing it. No nitrous,no big Egos,,just a driver and his car. Cordova Awaits us.
Aug 9, 2019 23:45:02 GMT
moparsteve: George & Susi I posted the get together at Rons this weekend It has the address and phone number if you need directions!
Mar 13, 2019 14:01:55 GMT
maxattac: We'll be there Friday and Saturday nights! Thanks!
Aug 10, 2018 20:13:40 GMT
moparsteve: Damon, Didn't get a message!
Feb 4, 2018 21:07:15 GMT
Hollywood: Hey Detroitman what kind of Mopar do you need that 489 case and gear for? I might have what your looking for.
Oct 21, 2017 17:31:39 GMT
detroitman: 8 3/4" pig assembly must be 489 case with tapered pinion, need to have 4.88 or 5.13 ratio with a spool. Or ill buy just the gears.
Oct 11, 2017 1:16:38 GMT
polarapirate: Hello fellow Victory racers, doe's anyone have a 440 good to go, maybe 500hp, you want to sell reasonable. My 440 is in poor shape. Hoping to be ready for August Gateway. Thank's !! George
Jul 13, 2017 12:29:17 GMT
polarapirate: Great racing with you guys for the first time, and thanks to everyone for the underhood help Friday night, Tom, Tommy, Stanley, and others !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
May 14, 2017 18:05:49 GMT
Hollywood: A tip of the cap to Tommy Morgan, Tommy thank you for your generosity and thoughtfulness.
May 8, 2017 11:41:02 GMT