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Old 08-16-2017, 06:14 AM   #41
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I have always had this dream to run my UPS truck on the strip....but I know it'll never happen. So Im going to live that dream vicariously thru you guys.

Keep up the great work!
The young girl that delivers to our shop everyday runs the chit out of her truck, I noticed they went to gas engines now. Hers is idle or wide open.
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Old 09-12-2017, 07:44 PM   #42
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Bad news on this update. After a good and consistent performance at the roadkill ziptie drags we decided it was time to give the truck some more fuel. We picked up a mac rack plug from Powerdriven that takes the rack travel from 19mm-21mm to give us a little more fuel at full throttle and maxed the barrels. We also have a friend that has a general industrial machine shop so in search of more fuel we had him take the stock delivery valves and grind them down from 8.0mm to 7.5mm. He couldn’t take it any farther or he was going to start hitting the top part of the delivery valve if he went any further. After talking to Will at PDD he informed us that while not technically full cut dv’s, taking .5mm (.020”) off would yield as much fuel flow as a full cut.

We then made our way to the local drag strip test and tune and were excited to find out how much more power we squeezed out of Lildebbie when unfortunately, on our first pass we had a small but very bad malfunction. After pulling a much improved 60ft time, at about half track something went terribly wrong. A faulty and very old radiator cap could not hold anymore and blew off into the overflow which then filled and blew off almost directly in front of the passenger side front tire causing essentially an oil slick and causing the truck to lose control and slide across the track sending it head on into the concrete wall. While no one was physically hurt the same could not be said about Lildebbie. With both frame rails bent and motor and trans mounts broken the truck was towed off the track and winched back up on the trailer.

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Once we got the truck home we found that the motor would not run and did not want to turn over freely. After checking all the simple/easy things the only thing left to do was to pull the motor. After only being in the truck for a few months we reluctantly pulled the motor and started to disassemble. During disassembly, the news began to get even worse not only was the truck totaled from the bent frame but the connecting rods were bent and to make matters even worse the 1st cylinder was cracked almost from top to bottom between the 1st and 2nd cylinder thus essentially making the motor also totaled.

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#lildebbie was taken from us way too soon. We know her legacy cannot die here. Hopefully we will be able to find another truck and continue in the name of #lildebbie
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Old 09-12-2017, 10:12 PM   #43
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glad you're ok
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Old 09-12-2017, 10:36 PM   #44
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How about a thick wall sleeve and fill the block? #Deckplate4bt.....
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Old 09-12-2017, 11:09 PM   #45
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What a tragic way to take out the truck completely. Glad everyone's safe, none the less.

It looks like it was fueling hard on the take off.
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Old 09-12-2017, 11:15 PM   #46
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Did it run much after impact? Looks like it was cracked for a while
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Old 09-12-2017, 11:27 PM   #47
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I found some pistons in the Power Driven bone yard.... might be able to get another turbo put together as well, we need to see a true 12 second box truck!!!!! Compared to the previous runs, you DEFINITELY picked up some fuel with rack plug, racked barrels, and full cuts!!!
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Old 09-13-2017, 06:54 AM   #48
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Damnit man...That sucks!! Glad everyone is alright. I can't help but wander if the scenario went bent rods, cracked cylinder, pressurized coolant, popped radiator cap and over-flow, oil-down, crash-boom-bang. Hope you all are able to get 'lil Debbie resurrected in some form or another. It has been way fun to keep up with the progress!
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Old 09-13-2017, 07:42 AM   #49
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Fack! One of my favorite builds on here! Glad y'all are ok though. No chance of getting it on a frame straightener? I actually had to do that with my orange truck back in the day after getting rear ended and it worked great.


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Old 09-13-2017, 08:19 AM   #50
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Fack! One of my favorite builds on here! Glad y'all are ok though. No chance of getting it on a frame straightener? I actually had to do that with my orange truck back in the day after getting rear ended and it worked great.


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I would think box trucks are a dime a dozen. Might not be worth the effort.
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Old 09-13-2017, 11:52 PM   #51
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Speaking as a huge fan of LILDEBBIE, I'm sorry yall experienced this setback.
But fortunately no one was injured and it seems the replacement is already on the todo list.
Maybe a roller in need of a 6BT!!???

Keep up the great work guys!!!
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Old 09-15-2017, 12:11 AM   #52
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I bet replacing the frame with a tube chassis would cut some time off 😂😂
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Old 09-15-2017, 04:57 PM   #53
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Now that's an idea^^^! Then fix the front of the body work witg something a little more aerodynamic.

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Old 09-15-2017, 05:18 PM   #54
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Gotta keep it a box truck body, just get it lighter. Aren't those bodys aluminum?
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Old 09-15-2017, 08:18 PM   #55
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lil-lildebbie

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Old 09-16-2017, 09:20 PM   #56
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Old 09-17-2017, 09:27 AM   #58
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Looks like old FedEx trucks. We have some that are similar. You'll want to use a P700 chassis, not the P1000. Smaller truck, shorter wheelbase, less weight.

I honestly like the fold-up shelves...smart idea.
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Old 09-17-2017, 09:43 AM   #59
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That's phacking bogus!!! Glad everyone was alright but damn I feel bad for the truck. Looked like you were moving pretty good on her last run before the rad decided to take a dump. Best of luck
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