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  1. joblo

    V8rail Build

    The car ran good. New gear set in the diff was pretty good. Maybe another set might be better but its pretty close for now. I am thinking I may like this ratio a lot for Dumont. I am excited to find out. The new arms held up fine so far. I felt like I gave them a pretty good beating, but maybe more time will tell. The new torque converter was much better than the old one. I played with bypass adjustment that made quite a bit of difference. I still have to much rebound in the rear but I still have more adjustability in the shock. Overall it was a good trip. My 2nd oldest got to rip around in his Grandma's car. It was fun having him out learning to dune a buggy.
  2. joblo

    V8rail Build

    Oh and I also put a limited slip diff in the quick change. So far in the hardpack it’s 100% better. I need to get it into the sand to see how well it will work there. I think I’ve finally got the right ratio/gear set in there too. Should be a lot of fun. Swapped the torque converter too. I had a basically stock converter at 1800 stall. I switched it with a 2300 stall and it seems to help also.
  3. joblo

    V8rail Build

    Back to work on this thing. I made a bunch of trips last season and had a ton of fun. However this year I haven’t been out. Hopefully soon. I’m having to deal with this first. This is the better side. The other side is worse. Both front lower a-arms are bending. I thought maybe it’s not .120 wall tubing or maybe it’s not chromoly? Upon cutting its .120 wall, at least it looks like it but I didn’t actually measure. I have no way to verify material. So away they go. I simply don’t want to risk it. Here’s the replacement You can see a piece of the old arm. The bend was where the small plate stopped. Hopefully this will fix it.
  4. If you can fit this in the hole of your rim or just drill it out some if needed , you could use these. It unscrews in the middle just below the cap and will let air out super fast.
  5. joblo


    I wear a full face helmet and sunglasses. Works pretty good. If I keep the lense closed I rarely get sand in. However I like to leave it open for fresh air and tend to get blasted once or twice before I realize I should close it.
  6. I’ve been jonesing so bad for this thread. I was planning to be there but couldn’t make it out. It was going to be my first trip this year. Last year was such a good time. Looks like this year didn’t disappoint!
  7. Pulled the quick change out of my car today. Off to speedway for some upgrades. Going to an open center diff setup.
  8. Looks much better. I like how you tied in the rear with the plate.
  9. Wow!! She’s sharp and smooth!! In the second picture on the ridge, looks like it’s super soft but the ridge line is solid.
  10. Too hot out there now and in August. Halloween is usually the first big weekend at dumont kicking off the start of the winter dune season. If the weather has cooled off some before then people will start making trips on the weekend. Dune season lasts into March- May depending on how quickly the weather heats up.
  11. Taking my car to a shop to do some tin work. I’m excited to see what they can do.
  12. Wanting to pull the quick change out and make some changes. Would prefer to have a pro do some aluminum work but need to take care of this first. One of these wiring gurus will are on the want list too but not ready for that yet. Working tomorrow.
  13. I’ve got to give credit to SandDuneSam for shooting the picture on my phone to add to the forum. I was informed tonight that it was a long walk around so as not to leave footprints in the sand. You see see what I did there with the new site feature
  14. joblo

    V8rail Build

    Absolutely!! Nice to meet you as well.
  15. You would think he’d prefer the other side of the road Maybe it was too rough on that side. Btw the road condition was 100% better than the weekend before except right at the river crossing. Thanks to whoever fixed it up
  16. Pete I don’t see your moon picture in here.
  17. joblo

    V8rail Build

    I put the hood on side burner for now. Hindsight is 20/20 though and I should have just finished it instead of jumping to the dash. I really wanted to take care of the dash first but I got distracted with the hood. Anyway here’s a couple pictures. Still more to do but I like how it’s coming along. Just a lot of work.
  18. Get us some better pictures. Looks like a cool car. I’d like to check it out a little more.
  19. The pictures of the moon you put together is killer!! Nice ride report. I vote for photo of the month February
  20. joblo

    V8rail Build

    Hhmmm. Do you not like the shape or? Or just like to see the motor in the open? For me I want to cut it back so it’s not so far forward. It’s just sitting on there. I was going to put some tape on for different cut lines to shape it some.
  21. joblo

    V8rail Build

    Thought I would update this. I’ve been toying with some aluminum tins for the car. Here’s a couple pictures of what I came up with. Still working on the (hood) still trying to envision it. I am open to thoughts or ideas.
  22. That guy is nuts! Makes an awesome video though.
  23. How’s this? Thanks to Neal for the awesome camera skills
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