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Re: got the red rail home.
« Reply #30 on: March 30, 2022, 03:27:40 PM »
i agree
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Re: got the red rail home.
« Reply #31 on: March 30, 2022, 03:31:14 PM »
pulled the fuel tank cap and looked inside with a flash light. it looked like a block of brown cheese that split and dried out. must have been half a gallon in there the last 8 years.
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Re: got the red rail home.
« Reply #32 on: March 30, 2022, 03:34:06 PM »
pic of scott at my 40th b day party
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Re: got the red rail home.
« Reply #33 on: July 04, 2022, 11:05:45 AM »
no updates on the red rail. got put on hold due to some household priorities and then hail damage. took adjusters 2 weeks to show up and still waiting for their results. so in the mean time i am replacing windows and odds and ends myself. i do have a game plan set for the back end and the front end may just get put on hold as my rail needs to be repaired too.
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Re: got the red rail home.
« Reply #34 on: July 16, 2022, 05:40:29 AM »
haven't gotten any more done on the red rail but.......

my new hv24 showed up !!  dd:

redrail may have to take a back seat and go back in the trailer for some more hibernation!

sorry don't have any pics yet and it's 50 lbs heavier then my megasand.
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Re: got the red rail home.
« Reply #35 on: July 18, 2022, 06:47:59 AM »
Cool!!!!  50 pounds heavier=a hell of a lot more reliable. Worth every ounce.
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Re: got the red rail home.
« Reply #36 on: July 18, 2022, 10:35:18 AM »
keep us posted with some new fab pictures and side by side of the old tranny and new! 

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Re: got the red rail home.
« Reply #37 on: August 01, 2022, 02:16:17 PM »
We had almost a week break from the triple digit heat index's. Haven't done nothing to the rails , haven't even unloaded the trans. I have a few home projects  I need to finish and that requires early morning out door work.
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Re: got the red rail home.
« Reply #38 on: August 03, 2022, 07:51:39 PM »
You going to be ready for this fall @LS?
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Re: got the red rail home.
« Reply #39 on: September 28, 2022, 06:40:42 AM »
So the entire fuel system needs to be replaced on Scott rail. Ordered. New 1t gal fuel cell, pre filter, pump, post filter and fuel injectors. I will have to clean the fuel rail somehow. Could not find a new one of those for this older 1994 Bonneville 3.8. The old fuel dried up in the bottom of the tank and looks like hard and cracked epoxy. The radiator was 80 to 90% empty as well. Saw a few drop on the corner after I tilted the back end jacking it up. I'm hoping its the radiator and not a bad intake or head gasket and the motor filled up Nd rusted the cyl walls . We will see but after a recommendation from big Dave from a while ago, I bought one of the aluminum 2000 Cherokee radiators with triple fans. Low profile so easy to mount and says 3 core.



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Re: got the red rail home.
« Reply #40 on: September 30, 2022, 06:10:16 AM »
15 gal fuel cell , deciding on which direction to aim the sump. Imca legal speedway tank.





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Re: got the red rail home.
« Reply #41 on: September 30, 2022, 07:24:06 AM »
The radiator in the above pics is brand new and no good  :m damaged in shipping. Ebay purchase and seller shows he has more but chose to refund my money instead. Ordered another and it showed yesterday. Its less damaged then the first  rofl







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Re: got the red rail home.
« Reply #42 on: September 30, 2022, 07:25:56 AM »
The new less bent. Hit on the corner on the filler neck and jacked the threads on the cap. No problem on the cap but bent the core a bit





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Re: got the red rail home.
« Reply #43 on: September 30, 2022, 08:30:30 AM »
Speedway no longer sells the fans post fuel filter system i use on my rail. So I went with a 100 micron pre filter and all they had was a 45 micron post filter. The fass screw on filter Is 10 micron. Oh well I guess.

On another note......I and Scott used these fuel pumps on both 3800 engines. Great long lasting 12v pumps that claim 125 psi. Lasted many many years frame mounted.



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Re: got the red rail home.
« Reply #44 on: September 30, 2022, 08:51:22 AM »
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