Thunder Ranch

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Thunder Ranch

Postby Larry Jowdy » Tue Jan 06, 2009 5:44 am

This Registry will assist those looking for other owners and will also provide their general geographical location

Add to this forum if you own a car assembled by Tom McBurneys crew or if you own a Thunder Ranch home built vehicle You can also add any modifications, improvements etc.

Remember, to add your name, city, state, (country), modifications etc

Feel free to add photo's of your vehicle
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Postby laneco » Wed Jan 07, 2009 7:16 pm

We live in Medford, OR - the sunny part of the state - LOL!

Our car is a home built TR 550-A6. I really don't think anything about this car is stock...

This is the six cylinder version with a bit of fender flare. 3.2 liter short stroke twin-plug crank fire six that was originally from a 1982 911. Front suspension is coil-over with a-arms, 911 discs, BMW 320 calipers. Rear is coil-over with DeDion tube and 911 discs and calipers. 911 rack and pinion, 911 master cylinder. Transaxle is 914 side shift with a Quaiffe. Wheels - 6/7 Fuchs. The headers and exhaust system were hand-built by my husband then ceramic coated. He also painted the car - ppg black basecoat/clearcoat. This is a very reliable driver - I've taken it on trips as long as 2,500 miles.

Some of the miles were covered more quickly than others.... :D

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Postby tmpusfugit » Mon Jan 12, 2009 1:28 pm

1999 Thunder Ranch. 2332 cc engine built by myself 2 years ago. Competition Elimnator heads ported by me. Ceramic coatings of combustion chambers, exhaust ports and piston tops done by Polydyne. Ceramic lifters by Shumate. Nickies Cylinders from LN Engineering, pent roof high deck case from CB. 5.7\" H rods from CB. JE pistons with graphite coated skirts. Forged crank by CB. 12 pound forged flywheel with stage 2 pressure plate. Cryogenically treated steel parts. Dry sump oil system by Autocraft. MSD distributor and MSD 6 AN. Balanced by Houston Performance. Bearings and crank and case coated by Polydyne. 48 Weber IDF's soon to be CB FI. Ceramic exhaust by Vintage. Leather seats by Russ at FiberSteel as are jack points and drumskins. Dario running lights and fuel tank filler. \"Steve and Jim\" made parking brake. Transmission with superdif and other enhancements including special gearing 2.58 first, 1.86 second, 1.26 third, 0.93 forth with 3.44 R&P. Car has right at 50,000 km's on it now. I have not put it on a dyno, but it is a lot of fun. Pulls very strong in every gear from about 1200 rpm up. 0-60 mph in first gear.....7200 rpm. Have run it well over 125 mph once, not going there again.....it wanted to fly...the front end stopped steering....nut behind the wheel suddenly considered mortality.....

4 Wheel disc brakes by SoCal...etc.etc.etc.....the list is too long, I shoulda' oughta' bought a boat? Naw, this is more fun....
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TR 550A

Postby RBP » Thu Feb 26, 2009 11:26 am

Sold car and am building a Vintage.
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Postby Natano » Fri Sep 11, 2009 6:56 am

I'm in Albuquerque, NM (very near Rt 66 ;) )

My TR is a wide body, homebuilt. Type I 2276, quaife, 4 discs, brandwood shifter, aluminium 3 piece 16\" wheels, Pirelli P Zero tires (205 55 16s fr, 225 50 16s r).
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Postby dee_wreck » Sun Jun 06, 2010 7:27 am

Hello all , Well after a long 9 month wait i just received my Thunder Ranch deluxe kit , i just broke the crate down on saturday (06-05-10). Its a standared body kit but with the Dedion 4 link option, as i plan on installing a 901 gear box from a 912 parts car i have with a 2110 T1 vw i built for a dune buggy i put together years ago. Well just saying hello and glad to finally getting this project going, i hope to post pics as things come together. Great club .
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Postby Larry Jowdy » Sun Jun 06, 2010 7:50 am

welcome and, where do you live?
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Postby dee_wreck » Sun Jun 06, 2010 9:57 am

Oh yea i forgot to add that , i live the Atlanta Ga , area . Been here for about 10 yrs . Thanks Larry
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Postby Larry Jowdy » Sun Jun 06, 2010 10:22 am

Ah yes, Atlanta, home to the Coca Cola Museum, Atlanta Aquarium, Centennial Olympic Park, Stone Mountain and it's fabulous rock carving, Atlanta Motor speedway, Rhodes Hall who's staircase was the model for Tara in \"Gone with the Wind\" and who's exterior stone facade was quaried from Stone Mountain, an unbelievable carved ivory Hindu Temple that regardless of color, creed or religion, you really need to see.

And finally,
\"\"\"The real housewives of Atlanta\"\"\" YUK!!!!!
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Postby beck688 » Sun Jun 06, 2010 3:08 pm

The housewives represent the brain trust in ATL.
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Postby DannyP » Sun Jun 06, 2010 4:21 pm

Larry, you forgot the best one: Road Atlanta, north of the BUSY city.

I have seen them all except the Hindu Temple. My sister lived there for 17 years, I used to visit often.

Welcome Derek, and good luck with your project.
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Postby beck688 » Sun Jun 06, 2010 5:28 pm

ATL is also a mere stones throw from the Tail of the Dragon
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Postby dee_wreck » Sun Jun 06, 2010 5:43 pm

Thanks DannyP for the welcome , After the all dune buggys i did and the rusted out 914s and 912s i played with this spyder project is gonna be like to me what the Mona Lisa was to da Vinci or what Sgt. Pepper was to the Beetles, but with the career the house or even my wife its gonna take time for sure . but im on my way and happy to get involved with this club .
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Postby beck688 » Sun Jun 06, 2010 5:51 pm

Where do you live in ATL - Im in Cumming
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Postby prototype4 » Mon Jun 07, 2010 12:48 am

beck688 wrote:Where do you live in ATL - Im in Cumming

Well good for you! I'm outgoing. :D
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