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1968 Cummins Corvette

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I have been working on this thing on and off now for a few months. It is finally at picture status. The engine is a 98 12v. It has a 180hp IP on it that flowed over 500cc's of fuel last year. It has 300hp marine injectors, a S300 turbo, ARP head studs, and a lot more. The tranny is by far the weakest link. It is a A618 non lock up OD unit from a 92 Dodge 1 ton. It has a RV torque convertor and has 30k on a rebuild. The rear end is a 9" ford and it will have 3.50 gears to start out with. The rear tires are 31" tall and 18.5" wide. It has coil over shocks in the rear with 4 link rear suspension. Hopefully someday I can utilize the wheelie bars. Here are some pics of it.

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hmmm he did some more work on it today

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Nice to see some familiar faces on here. I didn't even know this place existed. LOL Well I haven't touched the car for a few eeks but i have baught some parts and hope to get it back in the shop after I get the engine set in my chevy truck. Here are some up dated pics.

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Ok, I got it dug out of the snow bank a few weeks back and started doing something more with this. We weighed it and now have an idea what it weighs. I removed the rear end to get some things done to the housing and to get my new center section. This thing should be good to 1300HP according to the rear end shop that did the work. Well since this is a $1500 project, I guess you can call it a $3700 project now with this rear end. :hehe:

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I also had to have a new driveshaft made with bigger u-joints in it and a new slip yoke. This week's project is fitting the new roll cage for it. I also ordered new racing seats for it and some other stuff.

Here we go! Here are some pictures of it at TS last weekend.

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Today I took it and weighed it and it weighs 3620 with me in it. If I lose 120lbs, we'll be at the expected 3500lbs with me in it. I doubt we'll be there this year. :hehe: While building it we were guessing the car alone would weigh in close to 3500lbs. It is 3342lbs but still needs some minor things.

This is the only vid I have of it right after we got it running and were checking for leaks.

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Ok, I made the old pics on this page smaller, which sucked azz! :hehe: And here are some new ones.

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Ok here are some more pictures. We took it to the Good guys Heartland Nationals and we had a lot of lookers and amazed people!

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And here is a video of some of the 1/8th mile passes.

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Funny thing is, this thing drives and rides nice on the street. Need to get some lights on the front to make it drivable at night! :hehe:

Here are some pictures Chris got in Union Grove a few weeks back.

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This last one is probabaly my favorite. Leaving with no boost and to see the weight transfer is cool. I'm hoping soon to be using those training wheels on the back!

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I have to admit, I'm torn. I love the fact that it's a diesel, but it's a Year One model as the '68 was the first year of the new Stingray body style. My sister had one and I loved the 327 that was in it .....

-Kris

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Ill PM you a price if interested MUDDY lol

Marine one:

If it makes it any better this is a 68/73 vette as it was ass ended orignally and its a "saved" Vette

Ah, much better then!

PM me a price too ..... my oldest has expressed an interest in 1/4 mile after a trip to Firebird over the summer.

-Kris

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