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Event Coverage Another Stupid Trip

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by squirrel, Sep 7, 2017.

  1. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 39,029


    did think about it, but the trans is difficult to remove from the truck
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  2. flatheadpete
    Joined: Oct 29, 2003
    Posts: 9,001

    from Burton, MI

    Go man go! I love reading and seeing pics of your adventures. This one is gonna be good!
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  3. What did Steve Kinser say? "A racer is someone who heads out in anything that is not broken."
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  4. On a positive note; nobody will have any grounds to claim your Chevy isn't a "street car". :rolleyes:
  5. ...Well,...your race car is called "Plan II" !
    ...I really wanted to check out your pickup,...good luck with the rest of your trip.
    keep us posted.
  6. Król
    Joined: Jun 8, 2014
    Posts: 167


    Good luck and have a safe trip!
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  7. You don't get stories like this siting in a lawn chair at the cruise night around the corner. You need to get your hotrod out on the road and drive it. If you can't drive it outside your own zip have failed. Way too many cars with 3 gallon gas tanks, and seating positions that a Russian gymnast couldn't fit into. Kudos to you Squirrel for not letting anything get in the way of a good time.
  8. Rex_A_Lott
    Joined: Feb 5, 2007
    Posts: 824


    I couldn't believe you sold the Suburban, I thought it was a great re-engineered and well executed project. Hope your butt isn't too sore from kicking yourself.:)
    Glad to see you making the best of it. Good luck!
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  9. porknbeaner
    Joined: Sep 12, 2003
    Posts: 39,964


    Wish you were up this way, I'd go after it and keep it for you no problem.
    But back up to the top with ya.

    Someone help Jim out here, come on fellas its not that big a deal.
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  10. blowby
    Joined: Dec 27, 2012
    Posts: 4,782

    from Nicasio Ca

    Did you look in the pan of the TH400? My 700r4 quit a couple months ago, two days after I had the radiator repaired. They must have gotten some crap in the tank because the filter was plugged, either that or strange coincidence. New filter, going strong...
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  11. porknbeaner
    Joined: Sep 12, 2003
    Posts: 39,964


    Jim, I know that this is a pain for you and what I have to say may not be totally appropriate, but "GO MAN GO"

    We are all pulling for you my friend. :cool: ;)
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  12. Truckdoctor Andy
    Joined: Jan 13, 2017
    Posts: 134

    Truckdoctor Andy

    Jim, you are THE MAN! I'm about 40 miles SE of St. Louis and wish I was with you! Good luck and please keep us posted!

    Sent from my iPhone using H.A.M.B.
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  13. belair
    Joined: Jul 10, 2006
    Posts: 7,388

    1. H.A.M.B. Chapel

    So got an Edsel and a Corvair to live thru a race, and the truck craps out on you. Were you out of bubble gum and baling wire?
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  14. rjones35
    Joined: May 12, 2008
    Posts: 706


    Whoa! Bummer about the truck, but man, have fun in the Chevy II!!
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  15. olscrounger
    Joined: Feb 23, 2008
    Posts: 2,872


    Sorry to hear about the truck breakdown. We are all pulling for you!! I'm sure you will make it just fine and show em how it done at the track as well. Good luck!
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  16. Most likely the governor took a dump, easy to access & change... but you're on the move.
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  17. els
    Joined: Sep 11, 2016
    Posts: 331


    Another gas station. How many is that so far?
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  18. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 39,029


    A lot. I get to ride shotgun for a few miles.

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  19. Speedwrench
    Joined: Nov 21, 2009
    Posts: 879


    I don't know if it's bad voodoo or what, but over the years I've heard a lot of bad stories involving trying to drag a race car through New Mexico. Tucumcari seems to figure into many of them for some reason.
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  20. RMONTY
    Joined: Jan 7, 2016
    Posts: 965


    Ehhh....squirrel should be flames on the Chevy and I don't think Vic Morrow is around anymore! :rolleyes:
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  21. We are all pulling for you Jim,love seeing the car out on the road...Again! HRP
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  22. Leave it to you to turn Drag Week into Power Tour!

    GO MAN GO!
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  23. Jim, who ya running with? Your brother again?
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  24. chevy57dude
    Joined: Dec 10, 2007
    Posts: 3,899


    "Hard core'' applies here. Best of luck to you.
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  25. low budget
    Joined: Nov 15, 2006
    Posts: 4,546

    low budget
    from Central Ky

    This one may top the corvair adventure, also I think I may have just recognized my favorite long bed truck.
    ....of course Im a sucker for orange and slots and old chevys go figure:D
    Enjoyed the trucks brief bio on your sig web page.
  26. flux capacitor
    Joined: Sep 18, 2014
    Posts: 622

    flux capacitor

    Hoping you packed the ol' 3.00 gear'd spare 3rd member, or might possibly score an affordable used one on the way. That "alot" gas station comment made me ponder the highway rpm. Thanks for the updates & admire your determination to press forward. As always we're rooting for you & Plan B ! Flux.
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  27. gene-koning
    Joined: Oct 28, 2016
    Posts: 648


    If any of you guys need anything when you get to IL, I'm located in Freeport, just about the center of all the activities. I have a 2 car garage with 88' of double wide concrete driveway outside. I have some tools & equipment available. Gene
  28. Truck64
    Joined: Oct 18, 2015
    Posts: 1,871

    from Here

    Here in Ioway, can't help too much, but ifn ya need a 9/16" open end or somethin' like that just holler.
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  29. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 39,029


    My friend Dan is riding with me. He's been on drag week with me three times already.

    The Chevy II has a gear vendors overdrive now and 3.89 rear cogs. Cruises at 68 mph fine. Kind of a handful to handle at higher speeds with the bias tires and altered wheelbase.
  30. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 39,029


    Thanks for all the offers of help! Hope we don't need any, but it's a great feeling to know folks are willing to help.


    The car turned 15k miles today.
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