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Chadeux
Chadeux HalfDork
9/9/16 12:54 a.m.

I keep finding this during my S10 chassis research sessions. I think I found a thread on this forum about it once. I'm curious to know more about it if anybody knows where to look.

Duke
Duke MegaDork
9/9/16 1:50 a.m.

All I know is that it's a life goal to get the Manic Miata to lift the inside front on a hard turn.

Chadeux
Chadeux HalfDork
9/9/16 2:27 a.m.

So I remembered a post in Kevin Gale's Troyer Modified thread mentioning Butch King and S10 Blazer. So I googled.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/A-WMA1s6Gw0

https://www.youtube.com/embed/Pq3hqtfIUEA

So now I know a name, and that 406ci SBC was involed.

I also found the other thread from this forum where I first learned about it, and where Dave Estey posted in 2012 saying the truck was fixed after a crash and Butch was running a Craftsman truck series chassis.

edizzle89
edizzle89 Dork
9/9/16 9:03 a.m.

maybe im wrong but i think this thing is more tube then Jimmy. but awesome none the less

bentwrench
bentwrench Dork
9/9/16 10:58 a.m.

If I had fewer projects and more disposable income, my DD would be a S10 Blazer with a turbo'd V6 and some serious suspension work with sticky tires. It would probably need a cage and tube chassis to get the right suspension happening.

Chadeux
Chadeux HalfDork
9/9/16 1:18 p.m.

I found this one again while being curious about the Typhoon-ish clone I was about to start on. I'm fairly certain this one is a beet more intense than I was planning on going with mine, plus mine is going to be AWD.

golfduke
golfduke Reader
9/9/16 1:27 p.m.

Man... hillclimbers are a special breed...

drainoil
drainoil HalfDork
9/11/16 2:31 p.m.

The in jimmy video just made my day! I need something like this in my life.

Apexcarver
Apexcarver PowerDork
9/12/16 8:19 a.m.

Saw it at polish mountain.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/R3BGpHJ2DHA

IIRC it didnt come back from the crash. (if not this crash, another one)

I can tell you it had a quick change rear. The motor stuff someone said above sounds right.

He ran American Racer tires (first time I had seen them).

DaveEstey
DaveEstey PowerDork
9/12/16 9:58 a.m.

Yup that's Butch King. There was a whole lot of circle track hardware under that body. It finally got wrecked enough that he moved on to a tubeframe truck - with an even bigger engine.

I wouldn't expect to find a build thread - Butch isn't overly attracted to computers.

When you get into the P class cars of hillclimb it's a sandbox mentality - as long as it meets the safety rules you can do all kinds of dumb/awesome things.

Storz
Storz SuperDork
9/12/16 12:47 p.m.

I've drooled over that first picture for years :)

ultraclyde
ultraclyde UberDork
9/12/16 2:16 p.m.

Boy that thing looked like a handful.

Blazer178
Blazer178
11/4/16 1:32 p.m.

Well Dave was right I am not of a computer guy but here goes......the pic was at Polish Mt. hill climb in Maryland in 2009 and yes I think it is a great pic for sure....now it did have about 36" of frame left but that was it. The back was clipped and I clipped the front myself.... the motor was a 406ci chevy with hyd lifters it made about 450hp ran a 750 carb with a 4spd and yes it did have a quick change rear end and the reason was that I do to many other kinds of racing, auto-x, hill climbs, road racings the last time it was raced was at Duryea Hill climb in reading pa. where I crashed...you can check out the hill climb by going to NEHA for the hills in new England and PHA for hills in pa Now in the video of Okemo crash if you look at and stop it when you see the black spot in the right top you will see the tire rotor and part of the spindle. Also you can go to butchkingblazer178 all one word and find more videos and you can see how the blazer changed thru the years

sachilles
sachilles UltraDork
11/4/16 1:40 p.m.

Butch!! Welcome to GRM.

Blazer178
Blazer178 New Reader
11/4/16 1:45 p.m.

I know it took long enough and I was going to add a pic of the truck I am running now but it didn't work

sachilles
sachilles UltraDork
11/4/16 1:49 p.m.

see the little camera icon above the smiley faces. Click on that and put in the photo link. If it's on photobucket, they've seemed to be having technical difficulties....so it's not you.

sachilles
sachilles UltraDork
11/4/16 1:50 p.m.

An older picture

sachilles
sachilles UltraDork
11/4/16 1:52 p.m.

Blazer178
Blazer178 New Reader
11/4/16 5:44 p.m.

Thanks Seth I have tried a few times and no such luck with the pic

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
11/4/16 5:47 p.m.

That's ok. Just the fact you're here is great.

Fueled by Caffeine
Fueled by Caffeine MegaDork
11/4/16 6:28 p.m.

Whoa. The internet famous butch king. This is awesome.

Blazer178
Blazer178 New Reader
11/4/16 7:36 p.m.

Thanks for the welcome for sure

golfduke
golfduke HalfDork
11/8/16 12:07 p.m.
Blazer178 wrote: Well Dave was right I am not of a computer guy but here goes......the pic was at Polish Mt. hill climb in Maryland in 2009 and yes I think it is a great pic for sure....now it did have about 36" of frame left but that was it. The back was clipped and I clipped the front myself.... the motor was a 406ci chevy with hyd lifters it made about 450hp ran a 750 carb with a 4spd and yes it did have a quick change rear end and the reason was that I do to many other kinds of racing, auto-x, hill climbs, road racings the last time it was raced was at Duryea Hill climb in reading pa. where I crashed...you can check out the hill climb by going to NEHA for the hills in new England and PHA for hills in pa Now in the video of Okemo crash if you look at and stop it when you see the black spot in the right top you will see the tire rotor and part of the spindle. Also you can go to butchkingblazer178 all one word and find more videos and you can see how the blazer changed thru the years

Hey Butch! I was at Palmer with you last weekend and was the one who I believe told you that this thread existed. Both your truck and Blazer are amazing to see in action. Keep up the good work!

Paul

Blazer178
Blazer178 New Reader
11/9/16 6:08 p.m.

Paul thanks for telling for sure and glad you like watching the truck

slefain
slefain PowerDork
11/10/16 10:48 a.m.

Awesome! Man that pic of your Blazer lifting a tire gets posted on here about every 6 months. You definitely need to hang around the GRM forums, you're our kind of crazy.

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