Dennis Clan Shenanigans

Dennis Clan Shenanigans

Postby 3rdgendennis » Tue Mar 17, 2015 1:00 pm

I'm going to try to keep a project log going as well as I can this year. Lots of stuff going on already this year, so here is a quick rundown of what's going on, with more details and pictures to come as things happen! Most of this will be cross posted so those on Facebook will likely see it twice.

Josh bought a shifter kart he is going to try to run with NHKA a few times this year.

The RWD tube frame Neon thing is under some serious reconstruction to get it to handle better and turn up the boost!

The engine from the Neon I crashed at Okemo this year has been swapped into my rally car. Josh and I will be running the SCCA Team Oneil RallySprint on May 9th, and I'll be using that car as a hillclimb fill in for the year when nothing else is running :D
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I have been building myself a better daily driver/tow vehicle (I have a 2.6 mile commute, so I don't need something real economical for daily use). An 04 Durango in the family that swallowed some water and bent a rod, combined with some internet scouring led to the excellent idea to build a stroker Hemi. The stock 5.7 block was bored .020 over, and the new crank added half an inch of stroke to get 6.4L, the same as the newest (non-Hellcat) SRT8 engines. Should be good for well north of 400 HP and 450 ft/lb. Haven't got it on a dyno yet, but I've been driving it a couple weeks now and for an SUV, it screams! Shamefully, the pretty engine is barely visible under all the plastic crap that had to go back under the hood.
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I bought Allan's Subaru after Mt Washington, and it promptly spun a rod bearing after an autocross and a track day. That motor is out now, and will hopefully be at the machine shop soon for a rebuild.
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Finally, the Dart. This thing is still kicking ass and taking names. Last hillclimb it ran was May Ascutney 2011 (exactly 10 years after it debuted at a NEHA) where it tore the input shaft to pieces. I put a new transmission in and we brought it to the rallycross at Stafford Speedway in January, blew the slave cylinder apart, and ran for two days using only first gear. High torque starters are awesome! I also decided I want to see what this drifting stuff is all about, so last weekend, we fixed the clutch, installed a new hydro e-brake, and a passenger seat. We will be at NHMS with Clubloose North on April 4th!
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Re: Dennis Clan Shenanigans

Postby walterclark » Tue Mar 17, 2015 4:36 pm

Oh to be young again...I can barely keep up with one project car.
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Re: Dennis Clan Shenanigans

Postby 3rdgendennis » Tue Mar 17, 2015 5:04 pm

Believe me, I can't keep up nearly as well as I'd like it to be :lol: . Scheduling isn't easy though. It usually involves starting one project, then starting the next while waiting on parts, then the next...
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Re: Dennis Clan Shenanigans

Postby Rabbit Farmer » Tue Mar 17, 2015 11:16 pm

Your images do not work for me. This link does not connect to an image (i.e. photo.jpg).

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Re: Dennis Clan Shenanigans

Postby 3rdgendennis » Wed Mar 18, 2015 8:39 am

Damn. I was having trouble with it and then it worked, so I thought it was ok. Guess Google drive doesn't like sharing pictures that way. I'll have to upload to another site
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Re: Dennis Clan Shenanigans

Postby Super1303 » Wed Mar 18, 2015 3:04 pm

I like them Shenanigans you got going on there.
I'd really like to see the Shenanigans of that dart!
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Re: Dennis Clan Shenanigans

Postby 3rdgendennis » Wed Mar 18, 2015 3:09 pm

If it survives the other abuse I'm putting it through before then, I'm going to plan on bringing the Dart to Burke or Okemo :D
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Re: Dennis Clan Shenanigans

Postby sachilles » Wed Mar 18, 2015 3:17 pm

The dart scares me. :o
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Re: Dennis Clan Shenanigans

Postby Super1303 » Wed Mar 18, 2015 3:43 pm

3rdgendennis wrote:If it survives the other abuse I'm putting it through before then, I'm going to plan on bringing the Dart to Burke or Okemo :D


Awesome! :twisted:
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Re: Dennis Clan Shenanigans

Postby 3rdgendennis » Wed Mar 18, 2015 3:44 pm

sachilles wrote:The dart scares me. :o

It scares me too. That's what I like about it
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