Thursday, March 08, 2018

Desotomaxx, a 1956 DeSoto body was dropped over a 2003 2500HD Chevy pickup with a duramax, it does 146mph at El Mirage

they didn’t want to have the turbo and plumbing peeking out from under the hood so they cut the original hood and shimmed up the skin from a 1956 Chrysler just high enough to add the extra clearance needed and welded it in place.

It has 2.47 gears and a Gear Vendors Under/Overdrive unit that puts the final drive at 1.3:1 (with the rpm at about 2,800).

For 2018, the plan is to head to Bonneville and shoot for a 200 mph pass, but first there will be serious updates to the drivetrain. To answer that call, a new engine is being built at Scoggin Dickey Parts Center Raceshop based on an all new Duramax block.

“The car doesn’t really fit any classes to go for a record in the SCTA, so 200 is more of a personal goal,” Leon told us.

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