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Event Coverage 2012 MELTDOWN DRAGS * Vintage Drag Meet * July 21-22

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Von Hartmann, Dec 19, 2011.

  1. Steve;
    Doubt we are going to INDY at this point...

    Thanks for the compliment on the ole truck...
    Get's about the same milage yours does...LOL...

    Rick
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  2. All we need is your name,
    picture of your car is race trim i.e. wheels,
    city and state and your on the list. That makes entry a breeze at the track.
     
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2012
  3. Gasket set and your good to race again? Sweeet!
     
  4. didn't get off that easy..Pulled the other "head" off and has a damaged piston.
    so, it back to the drawing board..LOL
    Was fun just the same..least the crank is still in the pan !!!

    Rick
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  5. Von Hartmann
    Joined: Nov 21, 2006
    Posts: 971

    Von Hartmann
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    from Byron, IL

    The Hand Grenade bent every wheel stud on the rear. Looks like we will need to have a set of drag wheels for next year.
     
  6. Falfasnightmare
    Joined: Oct 12, 2006
    Posts: 737

    Falfasnightmare
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    GUYS....to pre-register for 2013....it is free.....send the following to meltdowndrags@gmail.com

    1) Your Name
    2) State your coming from
    3) Photo of car with WHEELS in it...that your running.

    Already have 3 pre-registered, all not club members...AWESOME!!!
    Koop
     
  7. sinister56
    Joined: Jul 25, 2012
    Posts: 1

    sinister56
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    from fdl

    Had a blast this year beatin on the five six.. cant say enough about everyone there no attitudesno bs just good ol fasion fun met alot of great people n seen alot of awsome cars cant wait for next year.
     
  8. josh77
    Joined: Jun 8, 2008
    Posts: 235

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    Done.....thanks!
     
  9. R Frederick
    Joined: Mar 30, 2009
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    R Frederick
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    from illinois

    I'm not getting the pictures to show on that site for some reason. I selected 2012 pictures, and nothing is there.:eek:
     
  10. senior fried
    Joined: Jul 17, 2007
    Posts: 1,032

    senior fried
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    This one of the best drag race photos ever, I think it captures what real drag racing is !
     
  11. smautobody
    Joined: May 27, 2008
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    I agree with you 2 cars balls to the walls and the crowd in the background holding there ears what a great shot for sure
     
  12. Crazy Legs
    Joined: Sep 3, 2008
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    I can't see the pics on the site either...??
     
  13. R Frederick
    Joined: Mar 30, 2009
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    R Frederick
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    from illinois

    Whew, I thought it was just me. I was really looking forward to seeing the collection.:cool:
     
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  15. josh77
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    They work for me.....
     
  16. onekoolkat1950
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  17. Zettle Bros.
    Joined: Oct 17, 2004
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    Pics worked for me. When did the SWC car come out on the track? Those are some good shots.
     
  18. I asked him to pose for a few pics and he said sure!
     

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  19. R Frederick
    Joined: Mar 30, 2009
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    R Frederick
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    from illinois

  20. How about this for recreating a vintage drag meet?


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  21. Zettle Bros.
    Joined: Oct 17, 2004
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    It's been a week and I'm still excited about all the cars at the Meltdown!!!!
     
  22. It's been a week and I am still beat. Plus I am excited about the Meltdown, Lots of preregistered cars for 2013 already, lots of stuff brewing!
     
  23. Zettle Bros.
    Joined: Oct 17, 2004
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    How many have preregistered and WHAT kind of stuff is brewing?
     
  24. I have 21 already preregistered. And I am sworn to secrecy on the rest.
     
  25. II FUNNY
    Joined: Jul 31, 2010
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    II FUNNY
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    I pulled the trans out of my Chevy II tonight, and this is what it looks like.
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  26. II FUNNY
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  27. Let me guess... do you have the Hurst type front motor mounts and then the rear trans mount to support all that weight?

    I've only seen that happen in that configuration.... commonly called a "Bridge Break" because of the great distance of unsupported weight.!
     
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2012
  28. hrbhrb
    Joined: Jan 3, 2010
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    hrbhrb
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    from Polo,IL

    II Funny
    Interesting. I trashed a Turbo 350 in 1986 with nearly identical damage. Mine broke on the top end and also twisted my drive shaft in two. I had front mounts, bell mounts and a tail shaft mount. My best theory was that a u-joint broke, possibly due to imbalance. It cocked and locked up for an instant. The momentum of the rotating mass in the engine/transmission and rear wheels twisted the drive shaft and busted the case. The weird part is, the rotating assembly of my transmission was left intact. I put it all in a good case and ran it another 10 years and it was still running when I pulled it out. By the way here is my damage from Saturday. I broke on my first run also, still had a blast. Made it about 30 feet. How far did you get?
     

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  29. cooljunk
    Joined: Dec 18, 2007
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    I have broken 2 TH350 cases,(solid motor mounts and rubber tail mount). Went to Ultrabell housing. So far so good.
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