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What number of occasions have you ever discovered the weak hyperlink in your car the great old style means? Let’s see…I shattered three U-joints in my outdated four-speed Diplomat, roasted a transmission out of the Imperial, turned the brake rotors on a Mustang into Pringles-shaped discs, and I’ve killed extra tie-rod ends on the Indignant Grandpa Chrysler than I’m prepared to confess. However I’ve by no means, ever damaged something as badly as Cleetus McFarland did on the “Dale Truck” lately at Bradenton. Take into account earlier than you watch the video that it is a racing car that has been made street-legal, not the opposite means round, and that the underpinnings are very stout, to incorporate the Ford 9-inch rear axle unit, one of the crucial famend rear axle setups ever constructed. They merely work and take abuse, however any half can have it’s restrict and apparently the one beneath the circle monitor Chevy discovered that restrict proper on the 1-2 shift. I’ve seen rear heart sections get dumped on the road following a burnout or a stout launch, however normally the shifts themselves are protected. Not right here…out comes the pinion shaft with the twisted-up stays of the driveline on it, together with another shrapnel. The noise contained in the cab (and Cleetus’ vast eyes) inform the story, however seeing the entire meeting bounce out from beneath and in the direction of the retaining wall is one thing else. Time to construct it higher than it was!