K&F Show #227: #KibbeLee Kick Ass Steering Box and Torsion Bar Upgrade; Dukes of Hazzard Review S7E12 “Sky Bandits Over Hazzard”

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Kibbe and Friends

Welcome to the official Kibbe and Friends Show with myself, Justin “Corndog” Cornette, and Show Producer Bernie McPartland! With this show we’re basically setting up the Boars Nest for the entire automotive media world to swing through for a couple watered down beers, stale popcorn, and fantastic waitresses. You can find every episode here on The MuscleCar Place as well as iTunes, Stitcher, iHeart Radio, and Google Play. From time to time we’ll also be posting video clips and full shows to The Kibbe and Friends YouTube channel.  If you click the “Download” link at the top of this post you’ll be able to stream it on your phone directly. You can also pull the RSS feed as well.

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LS Fest Texas!

Presented with Holley!

Round up your friends and head to Texas June 17-18 for our latest installment of the LS Fest series to be known as Holley LS Fest Texas! Texas Motor Speedway in Forth Worth, Texas will play host to the event that will feature all the popular automotive mayhem that LS Fests are known for including drifting, drag racing, burnout contests, show-n-shine, autocross, a dyno challenge & more!

Each LS Fest takes on a life of its own and Texas will be the nightlife as the event will start late and end late to beat the Texas heat. Most event segments will continue after dark including drifting, burnout contest, autocross and drag racing. As long as you bring something with an LS or LT powerplant, you’re in! Visit https://www.lsfest.com/texas to get more info and to register.

Also to be sure to pick up a few speed goodies for yourself at Visit Holley.com and make SURE you tell them we sent you!

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Is that a Fall Guy Truck in S7E12 of the Dukes of Hazzard? (No!) Image: Warner Bros

Dukes Review: S7E12

“Sky Bandits Over Hazzard”

K&F Show Summary:

Dukes Review: This episode features my high school Nova, a classic voice over actor, and no miniature GL jumps. No GL jumps at all in fact, not even recycled real ones. That’s probably a good thing, because while this episode wasn’t remarkable, it wasn’t offensive. Boss Hogg gets caught by people doing to him what he’s always done to others; he got robbed with no insurance to protect him. And, he recognized that the Dukes were innocent in the predicament…but he still used them to solve his problem, because he knew Rosco was too dumb to solve it himself.

’76 Nova “Bad Guy” car……same car I drove in high school (mine was red)

The bad guy lead girl actress is the former wife of Beach Boy and Two Lane Blacktop Star Dennis Wilwon…..which did not help her acting skills. A helicopter is involved, there’s a little bit of miniature stuff, but again…..no GL jumps, and that means no miniature GL jumps. This is like when your kids comes home from school with a report card full of C’s and a note from the teacher that said he didn’t get in a fight today. He just sat there. And that’s good enough for me.

6 Corndogs.

Legit Episode Info

Season 7, Episode 12
“Sky Bandits Over Hazzard”
Written by Si Rose
Directed by Ralph Riskin – the dynamic duo
12/21/1984 – Christmas 1984

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Kibbe Lee Steering and Suspension Upgrades!

#Kibbe Lee Steering and Suspension Upgrades!

K&F Show Summary:

As described in this episode, KibbeLee has just received the new and improved Borgeson MOPAR power steering box, Bergman steering coupler, and Hotchkis torsion bars. When I converted this car to power steering initially I should have just put the Borgeson box in then….but I didn’t. Getting the OEM one out required pulling the drivers side torsion bar, header, and putting the car up and down on the 2-post lift about a billion times. The key to a factory look and easy install was the Bergman steering coupler and power steering pump fitting. The coupler allowed NOT having to cut the factory steering column, and the fittings allowed the use of the OEM power steering hoses with the metric internal pump fittings.

The Hotchkis torsion bars are the very last suspension component left in the car to replace. What a difference they make! The car somehow rides both more comfortably and more sporty!

Borgeson Gen 2 MOPAR box vs OEM.
Borgeson steering coupler (installed) vs OEM. The extra length accounts for the smaller size of the Borgeson steering box.
Hotchkis torsion bar vs factory. I didn’t think they were even going to fit….but they did!

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KF Patreon Show:

John Schenider and Justin Cornette at the recent JSS event. Click the photo for the exclusive interview in Patreon!

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