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The Typhoon Build (Hopped Up F-Head)

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by Lifesgoodhere, Aug 22, 2009.

  1. Dec 1, 2018
    ITLKSEZ

    ITLKSEZ Hope for the best, prepare for the worst

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    That's my buddy's. His dad built it and raced it back in the early 80s, he and his sister raced it when they were teens, then it sat in a barn for years until he dug it out and rebuilt it for its opus in the early 90s; that's when I got to co-pilot in it. It's enjoying retirement now. It gets hauled up to the Kempton Willys show every few years for another tour in the spotlight.
     
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  2. Dec 1, 2018
    73 cj5

    73 cj5 Not ready for the junkyard yet

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    Still getting rocked by the f134? I actually found Jeep racing through Facebook. Pretty cool stuff.
     
  3. Dec 1, 2018
    ITLKSEZ

    ITLKSEZ Hope for the best, prepare for the worst

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    Yup, it's all as it was.
    There's actually a "Grundsow Too" also. His dad's final build. That one has a Buick 231 with a stretched frontend.
     
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  4. Nov 4, 2019
    blevisay

    blevisay Oh Noooooooooooooooo! Staff Member

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    It’s getting to be that time of year again.....
     
  5. Nov 4, 2019
    blevisay

    blevisay Oh Noooooooooooooooo! Staff Member

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    Its our 10th year of waiting for dyno slip.....
     
  6. Nov 4, 2019
    73 cj5

    73 cj5 Not ready for the junkyard yet

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    I'll chassis dyno mine if someone puts my jeep together :p
     
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  7. Nov 12, 2019
    Wmi68CJ5

    Wmi68CJ5 Let the Sun Shine!

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    "slaps forehead":shrug:
     
  8. Nov 23, 2019
    Wayngro

    Wayngro New Member

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    I'm guessing he got right around 75 HP and rather than admit that his old "racing buddy" was feeding him a line of :poo: he either left for good or, as noted earlier, he re-registered with another account. :coffee:
     
  9. Nov 23, 2019
    duffer

    duffer Rodent Power

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    While we wait for the phantom typhoon dyno slip, perhaps we should reflect on what those slips actually tell us. Dyno runs are WOT and, for any engine I want in a Jeep, pretty much completely irrelevant to the real world. For class racing they may be relevant but certainly still of limited use in low speed endurance engine. The only interest to me would be what happened in the zero (or as close to it as you can get and still run) to 2000 rpm range and even then only a part throttle.

    There are all sorts of small displacement engines out there that can produce some big hp numbers. But almost every one of them would be totally useless in a non-race Jeep. At least in any Jeep for the use I want from it.
     
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  10. Nov 23, 2019
    Wayngro

    Wayngro New Member

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    Yep. A lot of people get caught up in the numbers game. The way I see it, a dyno slip, if you're not a bonified paid to drive racer, is nothing more than bragging rights. I'd also like to mention that no two dynos will give the same results and no dyno will give the same results every day even on the same engine. It also bears noting that it's not just the peak number that counts but how quickly you get to that number and at what RPM. There's a lot more to this equation than most people know of.
     
  11. Nov 9, 2020
    blevisay

    blevisay Oh Noooooooooooooooo! Staff Member

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    Dyno slip in 2020 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  12. Nov 10, 2020
    Wmi68CJ5

    Wmi68CJ5 Let the Sun Shine!

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    2020 has been interesting. It could happen............finally
     
  13. Nov 10, 2020
    jeepstar

    jeepstar Well-Known Member 2024 Sponsor 2023 Sponsor 2022 Sponsor

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    I would normally disagree with this guy, but who knows. It's 2020 anything can happen.
     
  14. Nov 15, 2020
    Michael Toews

    Michael Toews New Member

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    Just read through this entire thread, laughed my *** off for the last 5 pages!
     
  15. Nov 22, 2021
    jeepstar

    jeepstar Well-Known Member 2024 Sponsor 2023 Sponsor 2022 Sponsor

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    getting to be that time of year, folks. need to see the dyno slip.
     
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    Jw60

    Jw60 That guy 2024 Sponsor 2023 Sponsor 2022 Sponsor

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    Bill's slacking this year... :waiting:
     
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  17. Nov 22, 2021
    givemethewillys

    givemethewillys Been here since sparky ran it. 2022 Sponsor

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    I'm ready..... this year is the year.
     
  18. Nov 23, 2021
    fhoehle

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    I would love to see it. Maybe this should be closer to Halloween. Typhoon guy is just like The Great Pumpkin!
     
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  19. Nov 23, 2021
    colojeepguy

    colojeepguy Colorado Springs

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    OP hasn't been here in almost a decade...
     
  20. Nov 26, 2021
    Chilly

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    Making monster f-head power is a journey, not a destination.
     
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