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Old 07-23-2013, 08:05 AM   #61
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Glad to hear this car is back in western pa, now maybe i'll get to see it in person sometime! Where abouts in Monroeville are you at? Actually marrying a girl this upcoming Saturday thats originally from James Street.

Ted... if your not already a member, you should joing the social group "Pittsburgh Area Rodders" here on the HAMB. Good way to see what's going on in our neck of the woods.
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Old 07-25-2013, 08:05 PM   #62
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Thanks, I will look into that. Was at the PID reunion at Sonic Bridgeville last night - a mob scene of a crowd. Took my Road Runner and saw tons of old friends - great evening!
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Old 08-25-2013, 04:48 PM   #63
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Mark Becker (white shirt) and I took car to Jim Kramer's Mopar show at Tri State Dragway in Hamilton, OH for first fire up. Lots of problems, fuel lines leaking etc. But to be expected after a 25 yr hiberation. Still original engine (we checked thoroughly), paint, letting etc. Lots of work to get it fired again but, it's "alive" once more. Will take to Epping for cacklefest and then get it back on track next year. See link to you tube video. http://youtu.be/DT8_ZtjoZn4
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Old 08-25-2013, 04:49 PM   #64
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oops - Mark in black shirt, me in gray!!
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Old 08-25-2013, 07:18 PM   #65
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That is so cool Ted,Livin the dream!
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Old 09-03-2013, 08:28 PM   #66
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Now that car is back "home" in PA - thought a couple of vids would be appropriate.

From You Tube - first fire up on nitro in decades and an "oldie" from Maple Grove's 25th anniversary in 1987 where we put on a nostalgia display like the old time cars used to run.

Maybe see some ya at Epping Sept 12-14, 2013. Thanks for all of the interest and support.

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Old 09-03-2013, 09:19 PM   #67
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That video from '87 is a great smokey run Ted. Glad you got it posted
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Old 09-06-2013, 03:09 PM   #68
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It is confirmed, Ted Brine, Mark Becker and myself will be taking the #134 AA/Fuel Coupe to the New England Hot Rod Reunion. Any of you folks from the HAMB be sure to stop by and introduce yourself to us. Bring earplugs !!!! Goldy
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Old 09-16-2013, 11:01 AM   #69
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134 Fuel Coupe at NHRA Nostalgia Reunion, Epping, NH - Sept 14, 2013 - Goldy at the controls! See more of introductions for this event on Bangshift.com

Nice to see everyone there!!
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Old 11-01-2013, 12:20 AM   #70
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Hi guys I was sent the link to this thread by a friend of mine who was one of the crew that took the 554 Mooneyham and Sharp Tribute car built by Luke Balogh in North Vancouver to this years CHRR. I also went with them to photograph their appearance there and document their trip. An earlier comment abou the car being built from a 4 door is correct. It took 5 years to build and to date the car has run 8.08 on 7 cylinders with no blower boost. It didn't run at the CHRR due to some mysterious tranny problems. Even the Lenco guy couldn't figure it out.
Anyway I just wanted to give a quick bit of info on Lukes car to yu guys and say...keep the thread going with updates on what you guys are doing. There are a couple of us up here following it and I'm sure once Luke knows about it he will follow it too....
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Old 11-25-2013, 08:36 PM   #71
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Had not been on here for a bit. Some updates and a photo from the Sept Pittsburgh International Dragway Reunion at Pittsburgh Raceway Park (formerly Keystone). The car was "cackled" with the same engine that was built in 1987. The original engine in the car was sold to Jerry Moreland with the 554 car and we believe it was in the 554 when K&G owned it. We'll have the car at the Pittsburgh World of Wheels (56th annual I believe) in Jan 2014 and then will be a feature car at the March 2014 Piston Powered Autorama (48th) in Cleve at the I-X Center. In between, the chassis is being updated and certified (hopefully) to SFI spec 10-2 (6.0-7.49) so the car will actually be able to do serious exhibitions. The iron engine will be replaced with a 4.25 x 3.908 stroke Donovan (443 CID) but still with 331 hemi heads and the clutch converted back to a triple disc Crowerglide sending power through a 2 speed Lenco underdrive with reverser to the 4.10 full floating Dana. Visually, the car will be exactly the same as run last in the 80's - complete with "battle scars"! We'll also be at the York Nostalgia Reunion in July and likely make some passes at Beaver Springs (PA) later that weekend. Second photo was given to us up in Epping, NH and was from Englishtown in 1987.
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Old 12-17-2013, 06:44 PM   #72
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Will be at the Pittsburgh World of Wheels show at the Lawrence Convention Ctr Jan 24-16. And then at the Cleveland Piston Power Show at the I-X Center, March 14,15 &16 in the center of the Thunder Row 2014 Allstars display presented by Crusin' Times Magazine - come and visit us!
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Old 12-17-2013, 07:31 PM   #73
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Just read this thread for the first time. I love your car, and I'm glad to see it back in your hands. Great videos, just awesome...
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Old 01-02-2014, 09:15 PM   #74
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tks Jamie - nice to hear from you! Happy 2014
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Old 02-06-2014, 07:11 PM   #75
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I heard Timmy had a stroke but is back to working a few hours a day in the shop! Spoke to him today. Glad to hear is in his words, "I am vertical"!

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Ed retired, sold the business and is in FL. I ran into one of his fabricators, Tim Hain at Bruce Larson's get together in November. Tim builds cars himself now in Pottstown, PA.

Hey, Goldy - glad your current on these old fuelers! I gave away my hydrometer (given to me by Dan Knapp - Ramchargers way back in early 70's - I can get it back though - ha, ha - from a friend). Still have a leak down to set the barrel valve and Mallory buzz box for timing so, guess we're set!! I got the equip, you supply the brains!! I've had some interest in maybe running the old car again. Good thing is that it was so well built back then (chrome moly, perimeter plus double roll bar funny car cage etc) that it can easily be certified for 8.50's (plenty for old time smokey runs) and maybe 7.50's (that'd be scary to put on good tires, slip the clutch and start in low gear - scary!). I did talk with Walt Austin today and he said that his son wanted him to go through the car and run it - just did not get to it. He said Pat would have liked to drive it. Maybe I'll see if he'd come east - that'd be fun. Here's a photo from Indy way back - check the car in the background - has your old engine in it remember! Also, who's the guy in the beret?? The young guy with his back to the cam is Mark Vinson - he has one bad "a" Fox Mustang now - turbo'd 360 small Ford on alky. Runs 7.50's at 195 with a 5 speed Liberty and 10.5's - quite a ride. He's pumped about the old coupe likely to return. Hard to believe he was in his teens then and now in his late 40's - Where did the time go?? The trailer is long gone now - same with the girl - as you well know - oh well. But, we're still here and so is the car. Just goes to show, the more some things change the more others remain the same! (-:

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Old 02-06-2014, 10:29 PM   #76
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This is a great story . The car looks great .
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Old 02-15-2014, 08:13 PM   #77
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back from chassis shop. updated to SFI 10-2 (6.0 - 7.49 et). new donovan 471 cid hemi coming along for 2014 season. next stop, Cleveland Piston Powered show at I-X Center in mid march. then back on the track for shakedowns in April.

did not know Tim Hain was having some probs. I saw him at Larson's in Nov. Tried to call and he did not answer phone, now I know why! I'll try to call and wish him
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photo from Dave Dominick's race car fab shop in Pittsburgh. video on You Tube

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Old 03-05-2014, 11:25 PM   #78
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KQQL post Ted... See you soon...
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Old 03-17-2014, 10:08 AM   #79
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i just stumbled on this thread and i got a close up look at this old 34 at the cleveland pitson power show! what a bad ass ride. soo gld you bought it back.
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Old 03-17-2014, 12:45 PM   #80
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