VMRT Dodge Dakota R/T vs Ford Lightning
The Vision Motorsports Race Team's Dodge Dakota R/T runs up against a Ford
Lightning in a heads-up race.
Lightning gets beat so bad off the line that he shuts it down a few hundred
Dodge Dakota Drag Truck
My dad running his 1997 Dodge Dakota Drag truck at Mobile Dragway... If you
liked this video please check out my other one.
Dodge Dakota R/T 1/4 Mile Run GLD
Dodge Dakota R/T at GLD 12.49 @ 107
This was back in May of 2007.
For all the info about the truck see the link below.
10 Second @ 124 MPH Drag Race Dodge Dakota in car video
10.9 sec @ 124 mph at Los Angeles County Raceway (now closed). 1988 Dodge
Dakota tube frame car, 452 BB Mopar, Torqueflite trans, 5500 stall
converter, Griner brake, 4.88 Dana 60, 14x32" tires. 2900 lbs w/o driver.
Video camera attached to roll bar inside cab. Truck is sliding around a
bit during run due to sand on track. Video shot 5/06, as rock quarry was
getting closer to track, blowing sand on track. Track closed 7/07. Two
step at 3000 rpm, 5500 stall converter, shift at 6200 rpm, through traps at
6200 rpm. Truck was built for 10.90 class, runs low 10's
Dodge Dakota Coolant Leak Repair - Including Bypass Hose, Thermostat, Water Pump, etc.
To get to what turned out to be a Thermostat leak we had to remove the
The Serpentine belt, the fan, the Air Conditioning Compressor, the
Alternator and the A/C and Alternator Bracket.
This way you can easily access the bypass hose, the thermostat housing, and
the upper heater hose (or otherwise called the heater to engine hose).
This also gives you free access to the water pump if you were going to
replace it. This is actually the easiest way to access the water pump as
opposed to the way the service manual describes removing it (without
removing the A/C and Alternator bracket).
However, after doing the job we discovered a second leak on the lower
heater hose (or the heater to water pump return hose). Which also needed
to be corrected.