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Event Coverage Drag Week 2022

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Hemi Joel, Jan 14, 2022.

  1. spanners
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    Plus be able to stink out a motel bathroom.
     
  2. I will have my track helper- trunk monkey. He likes to be called a crew chief, but he is the only crew, besides me. :rolleyes: But thanks for the offer.:)
     
  3. Now I have to get the car ready and not break shit during the spring- summer.:eek:
     
  4. CycleTech
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    I kinda figured, but just in case you find yourself alone. Would be something I would otherwise not get to do. Maybe when I get my hot rod done I can tag along in it.
    Cant wait to hear the tales of the trunk monkey.
     
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  5. If I get in this year, and crew chief backs out I will hit you up. It takes a lot of planning, everything going right and a total commitment to do Drag Week.
     
  6. squirrel
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    understatement of the year
     
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  7. swifty
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    Hey Joel is it possible to get your Trunk Monkey to finish his story of your 2021 adventure before 2022 starts?
    I thoroughly enjoyed what he wrote and would like to read about your last 2 days.
     
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  8. Hemi Joel
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    I've pestered him about it a little bit. He'll finish it, but it might be a while. He doesn't have an internet connection at home, so he has to do it when he's at work. He can only work on it when they're not busy. And they've been busy lately.
     
  9. squirrel
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    Writing those stories is difficult....Billy used to do a great job, but he was a year and a half behind when he passed, I think.

    I sure don't have the gumption to do it, with the detail that it deserves.
     
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  10. alanp561
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    "Trunk Monkey Tales " Now there's a hell of good thread title
     
  11. mcmopar
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    Well, it won't be the Hemi truck, found out at PRI that my finished billet crank for the motor was cracked. I am so sick of this motor, I will NEVER buy used parts again. I am working on another 340 for my truckso same one again .

    Tony
     
  12. Jim, any chance you'll have the Baracuda going for this year? I know there are a number of us that would really like to see it in action.
     
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  13. squirrel
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    I don't know. I haven't been working on it....
     
  14. Hemi Joel
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    Hemi Squirrel, what's left to do on it?
     
  15. squirrel
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    oh....get the new cam broke in, change the springs, get the timing squared away, swap the rear gears, new harness (dates), figure out how to get some 'glass fenders made, figure out how to get the hood modified to fit, find some front springs, figure out the paint..and most important, get it running right, and some passes at the strip.

    I've just lost interest. You might have experienced the same thing on one or two of your cars, over the years.
     
  16. Hemi Joel
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    It happens. The question then is to whether wait for inspiration to return or to part ways with it.
     
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  17. squirrel
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    I wouldn't mind parting ways....
     
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  18. squirrel
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    Registration for Drag Week 2022 is now open for those who finished in the top 3 in their class last year. I'm one of the lucky ones who was in a class with only 3 cars, so my last place finish counts!

    Everyone else will probably get to sign up around March 5th, or something. They'll probably announce it ahead of time.

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  19. Baumi
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    Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrreat! I´ll be watching from here.
     
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  20. low down A
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    hate to hear that being a mopar guy i really like that car
     
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  21. Hemi Joel
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  22. egads
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    NEW TRACKS-------St Louis--Indy--Byron--Cordova-- St Louis.
     
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  23. squirrel
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  24. Hemi Joel
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    Considering the surprise closing of Memphis, I'm thankful they pulled this off. I'm sure it was a crazy thrash. I was looking forward to adding 3 new tracks to my list of tracks raced at, as I have not yet raced at Bowling Green, Memphis, or Steele. I have raced at all the new tracks, so my list will be static. Oh well, at least we are racing!
     
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  25. squirrel
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    yup, they're staying ahead of the situation as well as they can.

    I've raced at BG and Memphis in 2013....
     
  26. fastcar1953
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    See you in St. Louis.
     
  27. Hemi Joel
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    I got all my room reservations changed. That took a few hours. I always make sure that my reservations are cancellable without a penalty, just in case.
     
  28. Hemi Joel
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    The thrash for Drag Week 2022 has officially begun! After completing DW2021, the poor Hemicoupe has sat neglected for 11 months. I checked the valve springs, did a leak down test, pulled the tops off of all the carburetors and cleaned the needle and seat and checked the bowls for debris, put in new plugs, distributor cap and rotor, drained the fuel and flushed out the lines, added fresh gas and fired it up.
    Also, I figured out that the reason the car was going slower each day at drag week last year was because the throttle arms on the main cross shaft of the carb linkage were slipping on the shaft so I was getting a little bit less throttle each day. So my son Cam made me up some new throttle arms that are much wider where they clamp onto the cross shaft of the linkage and have two clamping screws on each instead of just one. I also knurled the shaft in the areas where the arms clamp on.
    The plan is to do some dyno testing and get the a/f ratio dialed in for each cylinder, learn where and what the peak HP is. Then dyno test a dual quad intake, and a short runner 8 carb Arias intake. Then make some test passes at the track to work on dialing in the chassis. Time is short, not sure how much I'll actually accomplish.

    We made 2 check out pulls today from 4000 to 6000 RPM, but there was a little bit of confusion between the driver and the dyno operator regarding when I should mat the gas pedal and when I should let off. Then I got a phone call about a family emergency so we had to quit for the day. Hopefully we'll be back dino testing pretty soon. Click on the link for a short video. PXL_20220827_183308297~2.jpg

     
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  29. mcmopar
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    Nice dyno run, when can I bring my truck up? If I get my parts like I think I should most are here already, I will be putting my truck together Labor day weekend.

    Tony
     
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  30. Sounds excellent Joel.:)
     

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