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Hot Rod 101 Season 4

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by HotRodChassis, Oct 18, 2008.

  1. HotRodChassis
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    Ok folks, as winter (ugh!) approaches and we hunker down for that long winter of all work and little driving of the cars, HRCC announces Season 4 of Hot Rod 101. This year DRAG-F*$%ING-STER BABY!

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    With the ever increasing interest in Gassers, we decided to build one for the class and give some safety and technical know how to Joe Average garage builder. What works from the old days and what didn't. Pure Nostalgia to Nostalgic looks with modern gow fast! We'll cover it all. The car will be a mid-'60's style gasser. Not so much a nose bleeder, but still up there compared to what happened in the late '60's.

    Classes are as follows:

    Jan 18: A brief History Of Gassers, Chassis Design and Principles of Dragster Construction $25.00
    Wheel base, rake, power and torque considerations, tire size, suspension variables, chassis and frame design, shock selection & period correct vs. passing modern tech.

    Feb 15: Tilt Noses & Drivetrains $25.00
    ‘Glass Tilt Nose Installation, Motor and transmission combinations, u-joint selection, axle shafts, brake considerations, ergonomics.

    Mar 15: Roll Bar and Cage Design and Requirements $50.00
    Roll bar and cage design for various speed classes, accessory placement.

    April 19: Accessories Mounting $25
    Fuel cell & pump (if electric is used), safety harness, parachutes, battery, N.O.S. bottle mounts, switches, fire systems, fuse block, window net, etc.

    May 17: Floors and “Tins” $25
    Fabrication and installation of interior floors and tins.


    As usual, classes are limited to 20 people and lunch will be provided. Those pre-paying for all five classes will receive a special thank you gift.

    Pay Pal to websales@hotrodchassisandcycle.com

    Pre-requisite for the course: Watch Two Lane Blacktop of course!!
    Last edited: Dec 31, 2008
  2. lowpunk
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    payment sent!!!!
  3. glenn33
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    What a great idea...wish I was closer...
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    payment sent!

    here is the car that I will be building with my new skills:

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  5. wlspdshop
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    Man is that cool....wish we had something like that up here!
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    That's the best Pre-requisit, EVER!
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    If it didn't cost me $150 to get there every time, I'd be so on it! But alas...
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    Wow Kool Stuff!!
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    Awesome! Now if I only lived closer!
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    Hey Guy !So when are you going to have a Tig welding class :D I need to learn to put a bead down like you:D. or get Zapped a few times:eek:
  12. AHotRod
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    Fantastic idea !
    Your rewards will be 10 fold.
  13. 42Fordtrucks
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    Any chance they could video the classes and have them posted for those of us too far away to attend?
  14. HotRodChassis
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    I'll have to talk that over with the guys. We never really thought about it. I'm not so sure my face wouldn't crack the lens!
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    COOL! project. Those cars make great gassers. We can always use more GASSER FREAKS! Your classes sound like a exellent chance to get some great knowledge at a very affordable cost. Wish I lived closer. GASSERS FOR EVER!!!!!!
  16. 327-365hp
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    I would love to go to that, to bad you guys aren't in Florida or somewhere warmer!!
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    I wanna come...
  18. skumbag
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    i think the videos would be a great idead. i would definetly buy them....
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    Yeah videos would be awesome.
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    videos would be cool... and profitable i'm sure.... i signed up for a couple. i can make the trip a couple times. glad they are spread out to one a month.
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    Talk about good deeds. You guys are going to Hot Rod Heaven for sure (unless you think you will have more fun in Hot Rod Hell)...


    do the videos!

    - Joe
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    Hells yeah, video! Or maybe better yet, get 'em posted on the web as a "pay per view" deal!
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    Payment sent.
  25. HotRodChassis
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    WOW! I can't believe the response! Thanks guys. The course is half full already. Only 10 slots left in each class!
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    maybe with that new frame table you're building season 5 will be a short wheel based FED? congrats on the popularity of the class, glad i got the payments over to you when i did.
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    Gee hunny, sorry I missed your birthday but I was learning how to build a roll cage!

    I wonder how I can get around that one, I've wanted to do these classes for 3 years now.
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    Sure, make the one I want to take $50...:mad:

    I shoulda saved my tips from lap dancing instead of getting that really cool Tramp Stamp tattoo and my nipples pierced...
  29. HotRodChassis
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    LOL. You crack me up Mike. Classic.
  30. HotRodChassis
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    HaHaHa! Yeah, we've actually got almost everything we need for an FED. 1964-earlier the wheel base restriction was 185 and shorter. And the new table is 264", so you know where we're going with that. :D

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