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When I was getting mine going my son had a wrecked '75 Plymouth Duster with a 400 big block in it. The thought crossed my mind several, maybe more, probably more, times. He and I snatched the tired slant out and wedged that big motor in. We put a ton of work and time into that Duster just to have some stoned kid rear end it a few weeks after we got it on the road. It was a sweet ride.
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sandblast ,repaint

set of flames

twin system

and lower the front
Well you're 2/5 ths correct......
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Lordy, I haven't painted a set of flames since high school (1976)! I suppose the thing would look rather dashing with a set on it's flanks!
As for exhaust I had run it out the back with a turbo muffer. One day while attempting to get the thing out of the mud, they sink quite dramatically, I found a buried bag of hardened concrete with that shiny new muffler. Now it just comes out the down pipe, not loud at all but has a sexy moan as you bump it up through the RPM's.
Remember what I said about the mud. 3 hours of cribbing and jacking with a high lift jack sets an indelible message in your mind............
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Ozfarm has been winding me up for weeks about hotrodding the tug, hence the groan......... mine has a small muffler on it and has a nice note to it, I'm going to leave it since I want to use it at our club in town and overly loud would get old fast. As for bogging it..... I think I'll pass using it as a tractor.......
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i gotta couple of 318 truck engines

we could build one of them into something sweet

set of chrome stacks

possibilities are endless
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Oz, it looks as if a 318 would fit just fine. Maybe some problems with distributor clearance but nothing a torch and grinder wouldn't fix. Everything on the machine is 1/4" or thicker. The exception is the hood panels. The side panels can be left off making room for tghose stacks on reversed manifolds.......I had a crazy huge pair of racing slicks given to me for reasons I can't remember. It was terrible tempting to build some wheels up and stuff those babies under there for tractor shows and such. My friend has several more of these from different manufacturers, some with cabs, some ranging up to 20,000lbs. I have pictures of his 10,000lb tug sitting beside mine. Let me see if I can remember how to post pics.......
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My tug next to my friend's 10,000 tug. Here mine is all decked out in chains and a tire on the blade for pushing cars.
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Crap! That didn't work! The pictures are on my flickr page here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/studebaker-terry/
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i gotta couple of 318 truck engines

we could build one of them into something sweet

set of chrome stacks

possibilities are endless
The next one we find you can go wild with...
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I fired up my tug (BIG UGLY) for the first time in a month. The outside temp was 34f with a 20 mph wind howling from the mountains up north. Pulled the air cleaner off, put my hand over the carb and three turns over it was running! The old beastie is a notoriously hard starter below 40 so you could have knocked me over with a feather!
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Mine has a particular way it likes the be started cold , choke out, turn key and it fires and stops, choke in, pump throttle twice, then hold it flat and it will start in a few turns.
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[QUOTE=E27N;1336518 OURS has a particular way it likes the be started cold , choke out, turn key and it fires and stops, choke in, pump throttle twice, then hold it flat and it will start in a few turns.[/QUOTE]

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