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Hot Rods FOUND AN OLD DRAGSTER TODAY

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Hotrod1959, Nov 26, 2019.

  1. Mickey Thompson
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  2. Cliff Ramsdell
    Joined: Dec 27, 2004
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    That’s a really cool old dragster. Nice find and while it might not make tech (ok, won’t tech) it’s a super cool wall or ceiling art that would neat all bolted back together.

    Just my thought but I really dig it.

    Cliff Ramsdell
     
  3. dreracecar
    Joined: Aug 27, 2009
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    from so-cal

    Yes its a real shame nobody will let you run with a leather football helmet, T-shirt, a rope seatbelt while smoking a cigerette while going down the track on bald tires
     
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  4. 392
    Joined: Feb 27, 2007
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    Good stuff.
     
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  5. Used Up Junk
    Joined: Nov 12, 2008
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    Used Up Junk
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    I’ve heard a lot more horror stories about the entire rear end housing breaking loose and spinning inside the car than the ring and pinion letting go and doing damage to the driver.
     
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  6. dreracecar
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    And from that, the rules were changed to the size and number of bolts used to bolt the rear end in place plus the anti rotation plate/mount. Usually it was the stock dif itself that broke causing the entire rear to lock up and spin the housing out of the car
     
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  7. .........you forgot sunglasses.
     
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  8. oldolds
    Joined: Oct 18, 2010
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    Hahaha. I was not wanting to be that traditional. I was hoping a fresh built old style car could be used. I do understand the tethers in an open car.
    I could build a 12 second Toyota 4 door and not need much more than a helmet.
    I understand the need for rules. That is why I ran it thru the tech guy before I spent money on a car.
    He stated if if looked like a front engine dragster it needed everything no matter how slow it was.
     
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  9. The only difference between upside down and dead in a 4 sec open car and upside down and dead in a 12 sec open car is that in the 12 sec car you lived 8 sec longer.
     
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