10/10/2008

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today on gasser time the second DYNO DEANO SOAR race car

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, after the crash of the first one at sears point raceway in march 70 , the lowry bros decided to build another gasser , but this time that will be a top chop , this one was made by jim's body shop in santa ana , the roof lost 4"

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the front body was a flip front , and front beam was an DDS straight tube axle  they put 13" DDS wheels on this one

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at the rear there's a 66 vw transaxle  fitted with a webster five speed gearbox , the tranny has also a crown super beef-a-diff , and heavy duty plate installed , they added another dds products at the rear , that was the wheelie bar engine mounting bar combination

the rear wheels are 15" DDS too

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the engine was an 1835 cc with DDS big bore kit (92mm), stock vw crank is used along  with stock rods , flywheel was lightened and used an 200mm pressure palte and disc, the cam was an DDS n°141 , the lifters ,valves and springs are DDS  , valves are 43 mm intake and 36 mm exhaust  , rockers arms came from empi , all of these parts were bolted to a set of very muck reworked dual port heads , wich have been ported and polished and use relocated intake ports .48 idas are sitting on a pair of DDS manifolds , the distirbutor was an vertex magneto , DDS oil pump and try sump for a better cooling of the engine   , exhaust was an DDS drag header system

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roll bar is set more forward than in most other vw race cars , dean wants his head behind the bar , not ahead of it , a neal hydraulic pedalassembly is used and DDS shif lever .2 U-joints on steering shaft bring it over to the center of the car , wheelsis also a DDS product

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here're ken & dean tilt front end of hteir new pearl white , candy orange and purple race car

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