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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by squirrel, Nov 27, 2017.

  1. pumpman
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    Wonder how they're doing. The weather is the shits there and I read North Carolina declared a state of emergency. Hopefully it's all good for them.
     
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  2. BamaMav
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    from Berry, AL

  3. squirrel
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    The weather was nice today. So far.

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  4. Sunny hot and dry at the rack
     
  5. Fordors
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    That’s funny, and it is exactly what Broadway Bob used to say when it was raining cats and dogs in Chicago and we called to ask about conditions at Union Grove.
    You younger guys only accustomed to instant weather reporting and practically up to the minute radar on your cell phone can’t relate to this. The man was a promoters promoter, RIP Bob.
     
  6. squirrel
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    Hanging out at the track. IMG_20180908_153720.jpeg

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  7. BuiltFerComfort
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    Good company there!
     
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  8. I see where you got the idea for the Tank up front now.
    The Wizzard
     
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  9. I think it’s awesome that the shakedown drive is drag week!! Best of luck to you and Brian and the rest of the hambers participating


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  10. Runnin shine
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    Jim do you have any performance expectations or just staying together, finishing the week, and big ear to ear grins?


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  11. Two very cool cars!
     
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  12. flatford39
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    I suspect Jim is there for only one reason...to win. The rest is just an education so you can continue to win.
     
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  13. boring-hop-yard
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    How cool is that! I hope you guys have some fun.
     
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  14. squirrel
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    thanks!

    I expect it to run 9.0 to 9.5, but we'll see.

    Drove around on the country roads some to the strip, it did ok, water temp got up to 220, trans up to 230. It was kind of warm out. Then after dinner and hanging out with friends, after dark, we took the freeway back to the hotel, it only got up to 200 or so, and the trans was cool. Drives nice at 70-75 mph. Need to aim the headlights, etc. still.

    I guess it's ok....big day tomorrow.
     
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  15. patman
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    Good luck, be safe, have fun!
     
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  16. Good to hear the car is doing well. Have a good tech day, hope you get to test a little on the track before monday. ;)
     
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  17. bobbytnm
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    Good Luck Jim!!

    Anxiously awaiting to hear about your results
    Bobby
     
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  18. dirty old man
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    Plan to be there bright and early Mon. Jim to see all of yall run. Watch for an old fart with a straw hat on a mobility scooter!
     
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  19. olscrounger
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    Best of luck--very cool build!!!
     
  20. BoilermakerDave
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    I followed this thread from the beginning. Man, I wish I could see this car in action, but I’m far away and buried in work.

    Great car, Jim. Good luck to you at the drags!
     
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  23. CudaChick1968
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    Hey Squirrel, I'm kinda new to the Boards here but have had my '68 Fastback for over 27 years. Your amazing build thread DEFINITELY caught my eye.

    Just ... Wow!!!

    Best wishes for success and safety at Drag Week! I'll be rooting you (and my online pal Finnegan in Blasphemi) on from northwest Tennessee! Have fun and kick some ass!!!! :D:D:D
     
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  24. porkshop
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    Jim, any practice runs yet?
     
  25. squirrel
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    Just made a short pass. Right lane. It's a start. IMG_20180909_173125.jpeg

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  26. glrbird
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    Looks very promising, good luck. Fingers crossed on racing weather.
     
  27. AHotRod
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    Got any pictures of your car with the slicks on Jim?
     
  28. squirrel
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    Here are two IMG_20180909_175528.jpeg IMG_20180909_175508.jpeg

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  29. APACHE FS
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  30. Did you get placed in A/gas?

    Saw Finnegan ran a 9.0
     
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