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Hot Rods Belly Tanker & Bonneville 2012

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Candy-Man, Jun 7, 2012.

  1. Striping looks great!
     
  2. bob t!
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    Neil I'm starting to think your serious about this. Nice
     
  3. BAJ
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    Another cool ride out of the candy factory! Well done Neil.
     
  4. Jeff Norwell
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    Dang!....Rollie Strikes again!
     
  5. So-Cal Speed Sacramento
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    it looks great! i'd love to inspect it out there; give me a call on my cell when you're in line (310) 463-5965 and i'll check ya out. i like helping fellow hambers- i got to tech the flatcad last year.

    In the mean time, these are my suggestions:

    1 - i wouldn't suggest nylocks on the air cleaners. use a castle nut with a cotter pin or drill two wing-nuts and run some safety wire between them so they can't spin off.

    2- find a way to lock and secure the bolts going into the wishbone ends. you have the right bolts and washers, but you will need something to secure the bolts in place.

    3- you will NEED to run straps around the rear wishbones so that if one comes loose it can't hit the ground. they are suggested for the front as well.

    4- get some fireproof adhestive foam to go between the firewall and the tank to seal the driver completely. it comes in a roll from summit, pegasus, etc. that and fireprood tape are good things to have in your toolbox out there anyway.

    5- the rule book states that you are required to run a keyed gusset abover the shoulders to the hoop. i've seen kiwi-steve pass people without them, but you'll want to email him pics and check before you get all the way out there.

    you can shoot me an email if you have any questions: rob@socalsac.com

    -rob zomber
     
  6. Candy-Man
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    Thank You for the above listed requirements, some of which I have already correted since the pic's, however; what are you referring to in Point # 5 "keyed gussets aobve the shoulder hoop" ? I cannot locate this in the rule book to determine what I have to correct...

    Thx, Neil....
     
  7. Littleman
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    I made straps for my rear DragBones on my Model A Pickup a few years back...I had just passed NHRA Tech @ Bowling Green HRR even after pointing to this area telling the tech I should have something...He told me what I had was stronger than the standard rod end used on most drag cars.....I did not agree so I made these later, for I thought it was worth the time to make them to avoid being possibly launched.....When I raced Yamaha Light Go-Karts..I safety tied everything and used as many castle nuts as possible !.......Littleman

    Neil, it looks great !

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  8. doctorZ
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    Neil- it's in the definitions and regulations section in the front. Call me later if you want.
    -Rob Zomber

     
  9. brady1929
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    Good luck Neil. Be safe and have fun.
     
  10. robber
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    From all of these pictures, it looks like you guys do know a thing or two, Candy-Man.;) Looks like you guys sure know how to have fun,too! Is that a P-38 tank? I feel like I am stepping back in time by 50 years, looking at all of this... makes a guy feel good and brings a smile.:) Enjoy the salt and the heritage and the orah of Bonneville, guys!
     
  11. James Boys
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    Looks killer Neil, bummed I am going to miss the debut this year. Had an awesome time last year!
     
  12. Your tank looks great!
    Rollie did a very nice job on the signage & pin striping.
    I hope to you guys and the car on the salt.
    BE SAFE!
     
  13. sailingadventure
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    Great job! It`s kind`a like building a ship in a bottle isn`t it.
     
  14. Candy-Man
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    Hey thanks for the comments, however; we have no idea what we are doing !

    Yes it is a P-38 tank, but it is glass, with 20" added to the tank to allow room for Jimmy to sit and sing !
     
  15. Candy-Man
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    The tanks in your album look like a detaled perfect ship in a bottle, mine however; looks like a blind man built a ship in a bottle !
     
  16. Candy-Man
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    We'll talk next week end at the Nostalgic Drags at the Bend...
     
  17. Candy-Man
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    Rollie is the man, see you on the salt...
     
  18. Jeff Norwell
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    Look for the team on the salt!

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  19. Candy-Man
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    All I can say Jeff, is WOW ! I had no idea what you were up to !
     
  20. Elmo Rodge
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    Lookin' good. I look forward to seeing it on the Salt. Wayno
     
  21. It looks fantastic. Are you goint to be the test pilot? Sorry i couldn't make it this weekend for an up close. See you at the Bend.

    Just thinking, maybe I should should go for some salt!!!
     
  22. Good luck Neil, great build with some awesome stuff by Rollie once again as well!
     
  23. Lancer
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    Great stuff guys, maybe I can catch up with you on the salt and grab some footage. I'll be out shooting pics and video for the next episode.
     
  24. Candy-Man
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    Chris Stapley : Yes Rollie's pin striping is one of the best...

    Lancer : Sounds awsome.... Come on by for some Canuck beverages.... If you could, bring buy your video and I would love to purchase one from you.... Gotta' love those ole' tyme' drags !
     
    Last edited: Jul 4, 2012
  25. Six Ball
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    I'll stick the Road Rockets plaque back on the '53 and look you guys up. An inliner friend from here is putting another 16 year old grand daughter at the wheel of his supercharged 302 powered '54 Chevy pickup. You could supplement your trip by bringing some Canadian beer. Don't let Bob bring the stuff he crosses into Oklahoma to get.
     
  26. Candy-Man
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    Well the tank is together, just a little more work on the carb jetting, then more work on the carb jetting once we are in the salt....
     

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  27. Flatblack 31
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    Hey Candy I'll look you up. I get to B-vill Thurs the 9th
     
  28. Candy-Man
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    Come on by... We will have crew from Texas, Ontario Canada and New Zeeeeeland...
     
  29. rollingbones 1
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    Neil, Looks REALLY GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    See you there.
    Keith
     
  30. bob t!
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    Neil Very very nice. Hope you have a great time.
     

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