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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by dragrcr50, Oct 24, 2010.

  1. dragrcr50
    Joined: Jul 25, 2005
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    Lookee what i just got home... it is a flip top all glass 70 opel gt "funny car" for lack of a better word. 1500 lb injected sbc, glide race car. prolly ran comp eliminator in the early 70's. was the blue mule in lawton in those days and later campaigned by gary smith out of st louis okla. ran at tulsa, okla city and ardmore. ran 8.50s then... i have the original injectors just back from a complete restoration from hilborn and have a certificate of purchase on them from 1960 how cool. look for this car to run with the central state gasser assoc next year ... does anyone have any pics of this fom the day ?
     

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  2. Love those old flip body Opel's. Few survived the encounters with the guardrail due to the very short wheelbase.
     
  3. djust
    Joined: May 31, 2006
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    from Oklahoma

    Thats really cool, congrats.
     
  4. onelowc10
    Joined: Oct 28, 2007
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    I run a 70 opel gt, its a tube chassis car nothin like that but gotta tell ya its one fun ride. Im running around 10.30s at 131 mph. The previous owner Jim Zane set 7 national records with a v6 in the low 9s. Hope ya get it done would like to see the progress along the way. Dave
     

  5. dragrcr50
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    ;ookin forward to getting it back racing ... ..we willrun mostly 1/8th mile with it and should be in the high 5 second area. it is now 100 inch w.b.
     
  6. ratrodder34
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    from Irvine,ky.

    Love the dirt on the roof...proves it is real!!
    Oh yeh.....I would leave it as is....a time machine.
     
  7. dragrcr50
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    thanks, but it needs some fiberglass repair done to it to race again, so will have to be redone ...but i will do a very nostalgia type funny car paint job on it..
     
  8. BOWTIE BROWN
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    keep us posted cause we go to races.
    play safe & good luck.
     
  9. 3wLarry
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    from Owasso, Ok

    sometimes I worry about you Sam...:D

    killer car
     
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  10. Butch M
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    wow that's cool can't wait to see done I know it will be a nice one....
     
  11. hot-rod roadster
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    from Omaha Ne.

    Nice find Sam. Gary
     
  12. paintcan54
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    Glad to see it being saved, I know you will do it right.
     
  13. Very Sweet! That would have been a krazy little ride!
     
  14. That might just be the coolest thing I've ever seen...

    it is! It is the coolest thing I've ever seen!

    I can't wait to see it a runner!

    Sam
     
  15. jason65
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    Awsome man. Congrats.
     
  16. dragrcr50
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    interesting tidbit, the man I bought this from is a very good street rod builder and long time drag racer. he ran this car in early eighties and then sold it to a man up the road from his place in rural okla. fast forward to now and he was driving and saw it going down the street on a trailer, followed it to its destination and asked the man what was up. it was exactly like he sold it so many yrs ago. and bought it back, seems the guy had parked it in barn and just recently got a divorce and wife said git it outa here. now i own it . the eng was bad and will all be new soon. couple more pics of it here at my shop
     

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  17. motorhead711
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    Right on Man!! that is freakin BadASS!!!!
     
  18. The37Kid
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    Great find! I remember seeing one at Englishtown, it was from Canada and hauled there inside a Greyhound bus. Thing had a door on the side, and the roof opened up I believe, a crane then picked the car up and pulled it inside, always thought that was neat.
     
  19. okiewelder
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    from central Ok

    Wow that is one cool Opel. I have a couple of stock ones and have always liked the body lines. I dont remimber it from the dragstrip in lawton but I may not be old enough.
     
  20. american opel
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    from ohio

    looks awsome!!!!before i did the kadett i had 3 gts in the yard and was looking to build one as a gasser.still would like to build one but i want it to be fiberglass and longer than stock{JUST LIKE YOURS!!!!!DAMIT}good luck,and keep us informed.
     
  21. Magnus
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    from Sweden

    Darn it, you're a lucky man. Good luck with the build up. The contingency stickers doesn't look that old, when did it see action last time?
     
  22. Sweet!!
    very cool find
     
  23. frankenstein1948
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  24. abone1930
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    Cool find, Dig the opels:D
     
  25. Hot Rod Bob
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    That is going to be one WILD RIDE!!! Good Luck,HRB
     
  26. dragrcr50
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    . I think it ran last in about 84' in s/c 8.90 class nhra :cool:
     
  27. 117harv
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    COOL find, the short wheelbase makes for a wilder ride. I allways thought they looked like a mini corvette.
     
  28. the shadow
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    looks like an old pro-comp car from the 70's, they ran around 100"wb
     
  29. Model A John
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  30. Pretty cool, Sam! What engine was in it?
     

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