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Projects Almost Funny - AWB Barracuda Funny Car Build

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

  1. BamaMav
    Joined: Jun 19, 2011
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    Stop at the 165 exit on I20 west, go left to the 165 truck plaza. Get a good meal in ya before you burn up the highway!
     
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  2. saltflats
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    Congratulation Jim!!!!
    They should have a street named after you when you get home. :)
     
  3. GearheadsQCE
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    We have a Squirrel Rd. here, right by Chrysler World Headquarters. :)
     
  4. flux capacitor
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    One of the greatest build threads ever. Admire & appreciate your knowledge , talent & perseverance to see these projects thru Jim. It was awesome to watch it daily on the live stream. You can now take a relaxing vacation ! Flux
     
  5. enloe
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    Good hanging out with you today. The car is awesome. 4750AEAD-E3E4-4C38-8366-3427B09C991E.jpeg E83A3EB3-CCA9-45D4-9E36-922A23822796.jpeg A8D1BE3D-2526-4B3A-8168-056D90FD6EF9.jpeg
     
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  6. joel
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  7. A job well done Jim. And thanks to ENLOE for some fantastic pics of the car. Time for Jim to get home and take a rest. WAY TO GO!!:)
     
  8. squirrel
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    No I didn't do anything today.

    Sent from my Trimline
     
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  9. blowby
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    Keep the tank full in case the trans goes out in the tow rig. It's been known to happen.
     
  10. Fabber McGee
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    Good job Jim, had to be worth the effort.
    If you're like me, the vacation lasts about a day, then I start thinking about all the things I want to do and the fact that I may only have 30 or 40 years to get most of them done (63 now) and all of a sudden sitting around in the shade is no fun. I gotta get busy.
     
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  11. Fabber McGee
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    Surprising how natural the long fenders look on your car. The factory should have made them much longer proportionately, like the Mustangs of the day.
     
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  12. Willy_P
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    I personally like racer-x’s “Bullitt” rear view mirror photo, that is
    badass!



    Sent from my iPhone using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
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    The top pic looks like a ghost town. We were some of the first to arrive and the last to leave. All work in between. Heads down getting it done.
     
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  14. blowby
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    I agree. For an AWB it doesn't look all that altered, perhaps even nicer than stock. Which says a lot considering others out there.
     
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  15. Great job @squirrel ! Thanks for takin' us along for the ride!
     
  16. firstinsteele
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    LOL.
    LOL.;)

    Ben
     
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  17. VANDENPLAS
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    You killed it !!!
    Just awsome !! Congratulations
     
  18. ^^^^^ But "does it have a cigarette lighter?"
     
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  19. squirrel
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    it has the socket but the lighter is missing, someone threw it out the window
     
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  20. Nostrebor
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    Absolutely flawless execution. Take a break. No really, the boss says it's cool.
     
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  21. squirrel
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    I looked at the odometer today and the pic I took of it when I got the car going. I put 1056 miles on it already.
     
  22. lumpy 63
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    Thanks for the ride Jim. Rolled my 57 out into the driveway this afternoon and lit off the blown small block , first time in a few months...Neighbors weren't super pleased...Oh well:D
     
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  23. The 39 guy
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    Congratulations Squirrel! I have been following your progress all along. You did an awesome job on that car1
     
  24. das858
    Joined: Jul 28, 2010
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    I've been following this thread since day one Jim , it's been the best one on the HAMB this whole time. Very impressive car , can't wait to see what it runs when you get it dialed in . 10.50's at 111 mph shows tremendous potential !
     
  25. CudaChick1968
    Joined: Dec 11, 2012
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    You have much to be proud of sir! Thanks for the opportunity to tag along. :D
     
  26. LWEL9226
    Joined: Jul 7, 2012
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    WOW..... Congratulations.... THANX fer the show and the wild ride-along….

    Lynn W
     
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  27. pigfluxer
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    Safe travels home Jim.
     
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  28. Ralphies54
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    Congrats of the highest order. I don't know squat about dragracing but have enjoyed this thread more than an other on the HAMB lately. Ralphie
     
  29. Thanks for taking us along on your amazing journey. As said, has been the best thread on the H.A.M.B. in a while. Be safe on your trip home.
     
  30. Jmountainjr
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    It's all been said, but one of the first few trips out of the garage is an 1100 mile drag race adventure! More trips down the strip in the first week than most builds see in a year. And the only mechanical issues are top end timing and fuel. The big inch hemi is thirsty! A lot of attention to details went into the build. So we all know Jim will get back home and relax some. While relaxing, the brain is detailing the next steps: gain some aero with the hood, find an old Vertex and install a 12 degree advance plate; super size some carbs, or even the mechanical injection he hinted at. The next time you see this car at the strip I guarantee Jim will need to pop the chute on the top end, Stay tuned.
     

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