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  • #211037
    Slick_YotaSlick_Yota
    Keymaster

    Not really the Dodge or garage, but this will eventually free up space in the garage.

    Replaced an old hydro pole retaining wall in the backyard behind the garage. Got an extra 12’ behind the garage now as well as The Great Wall of Dorland.

    Before and after pics:

    #211075
    toys-n-yotastoys-n-yotas
    Participant

    Quite the mighty wall you put in there! Looks like it should stand the test of time

    #211077
    Slick_YotaSlick_Yota
    Keymaster

    It should, for what it cost! lol

    Plugging away at planting vegetation around it now.

    #211079
    Toy-YotaToy-Yota
    Participant

    Looks great, nice to have the extra space that’s for sure! What did they do for a base?

    #211082
    Slick_YotaSlick_Yota
    Keymaster

    A gravel, geogrid, then 1/4″ chip. Levelled, then laid blocks. every couple of layers They put in more geogrid after backfill. Took 2 weeks in total.

    #211095
    Slick_YotaSlick_Yota
    Keymaster

    Got the old girl booked in for some giddy up!

    Changing the 2:73 gears to 3:73 and adding a posi.

    The day I took her to the shop, I found a puddle of diff fluid on the garage floor.
    Good thing I was taking her in anyway. Weld cracked on the axle housing. They can fix it when they do the gears.

    #211097
    toys-n-yotastoys-n-yotas
    Participant

    That gear swap will really shake things up! Gonna be a real treat when spring comes around

    #211128
    Slick_YotaSlick_Yota
    Keymaster

    No doubt! Can’t wait! I was hoping for some nice weather before locking her away, so I could light ‘er up… Might have to wait till spring though… She goes in Thursday.

    #211141
    Slick_YotaSlick_Yota
    Keymaster

    Oooohhhh baby!!!!! Picked up the Dodge tonight. Holy Sh1t does she get up and dance now!

    They cleaned up and welded up the broken weld on the rear axle housing and adjusted the timing a bit. Apparently my setting it by ear was only off by a couple of degrees.

    Took her out for a little spin and lit ‘er up in front of my Mopar neighbour’s house! Can’t wait for spring! lol

    #211437
    Slick_YotaSlick_Yota
    Keymaster

    Update on the track performance. Still running 16’s with the 3:73’s cause I blow the tires off at the light every time…. Hard not to dump the clutch and bury it. Have to ease off a bit, but it’s not in my nature. lol

    #211438
    toys-n-yotastoys-n-yotas
    Participant

    Haha how many sets of rear tires are you budgetting for this year?

    #211452
    Slick_YotaSlick_Yota
    Keymaster

    Funny thing, I’ve been trying to burn off these GoodYear Tiger Paws, but they’re so damn hard! They still look good (aside from being all season tires on a Hot Rod for god sakes).
    I’m sure once I upgrade to a softer summer tire, they’ll burn off much faster! lol

    #211464
    toys-n-yotastoys-n-yotas
    Participant

    You get the dodge out to the drag strip yet?

    #211466
    Slick_YotaSlick_Yota
    Keymaster

    Had it out back in May, but got same ET’s because I kept spinning the tires off the light. That’ll be the only time this year. It’s developed a charging issue that I’m working on and it was sputtering a bit last time I had it out.

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