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Discussion in 'New to the H.A.M.B.? Introduce yourself here!' started by Rainmaker1, Jun 1, 2013.

  1. Rainmaker1
    Joined: May 29, 2013
    Posts: 3

    Rainmaker1
    Member

    Kinda hard for me to use the word 'newbie'....but I do understand.
    Johnnie Laird, a 72 year retired old drag strip operator from So. Central Okla. (storm riddled Okla, that is )
    Have a long history with Carl & kids at MoKan.
    Became addicted to hot rods in the early 50's and never recovered.
    Have a lot of friends here.
    Starting on a TE 440 and figured the H.A.M.B. would be a must for the project.
    Talk to ya soon...........Be Well........JL.....:).......
     
  2. jimmy1931
    Joined: Jan 13, 2012
    Posts: 728

    jimmy1931
    Member

    Welcome from Guthrie!
     
  3. Trophydash
    Joined: Mar 12, 2010
    Posts: 247

    Trophydash
    Member
    from Tulsa, OK

    Another Okie welcomes you!
     

  4. Welcome from Arcadia!
     
  5. Welcome from CT!
     
  6. Gasserman
    Joined: Oct 14, 2005
    Posts: 616

    Gasserman
    Member
    from Tulsa OK

    Welcome from Tulsa,Gasserman
     
  7. rustednutz
    Joined: Nov 20, 2010
    Posts: 1,580

    rustednutz
    Member
    from tulsa, ok

    Greetings and welcome from another Tulsan.
     
  8. doc5356
    Joined: Jun 12, 2012
    Posts: 128

    doc5356
    Member

    Welcome from South West/ South Central Oklahoma.
    Check out the Okie HAMBers
     
  9. H.G. Wells
    Joined: Mar 11, 2006
    Posts: 386

    H.G. Wells
    Member

    Welcome Johnnie!

    I will let this man toot his own horn, but he was driving dragsters before most of the kids on the board were born.

    Johnnie taught me how to drive my FED, and one of my favorite stories is......

    After my first shake down pass I asked him why my front wheels were shaking so bad, was it a balance problem? Johnnie told me that if I was watching my front wheels during the run I was looking at the wrong thing.
    Pick a point at the end of the track and watch it so you don't steer off to the side. One of life's simple lesson that stuck and proved true for many other endeavors.
     
  10. Rainmaker1
    Joined: May 29, 2013
    Posts: 3

    Rainmaker1
    Member

    That's gotta be Ole David, the fuel guy. Hope all is good with you.
    My oldest son and his oldest son , Susan & myself have been making some good memories with our little Jr Fuel car. "the RainMaker".
    Starting on a Chassis Research TE440 car. Gonna keep it real - real simple. Gonna use it for a rockin chair.
    Hope to get to see ya soon.
    Be Well.......~Johnnie~........:)
     
  11. Okie Pete
    Joined: Oct 29, 2008
    Posts: 3,408

    Okie Pete
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    Welcome from NC Oklahoma
     
  12. Nothin wrong with an Okie. Welcome from S.E. Kansas.:eek:
     
  13. jfreakofkorn
    Joined: Apr 13, 2010
    Posts: 2,640

    jfreakofkorn
    Member

  14. ridesrodsandribs
    Joined: Jun 14, 2013
    Posts: 5

    ridesrodsandribs
    Member
    from Canton, OK

    NW OK Guy here. I'm looking to buy some low work/barn finds if anyone has any leads, I'll pay a finders fee. There isn't a barn I won't crawl into within a 6 hour round trip from Canton. There are a lot of awesome cars that live in the drought belt that need rescued and brought back to life.
     
  15. chevy54man
    Joined: Feb 7, 2013
    Posts: 1,683

    chevy54man
    Member
    from NC

    Welcome from NC!
     

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