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Hot Rod 101 Season 4

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by HotRodChassis, Oct 18, 2008.

  1. HotRodChassis
    Joined: Jan 23, 2005
    Posts: 2,283

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    Ok folks, as winter (ugh!) approaches and we hunker down for that long winter of all work and little driving of the cars, HRCC announces Season 4 of Hot Rod 101. This year DRAG-F*$%ING-STER BABY!


    With the ever increasing interest in Gassers, we decided to build one for the class and give some safety and technical know how to Joe Average garage builder. What works from the old days and what didn't. Pure Nostalgia to Nostalgic looks with modern gow fast! We'll cover it all. The car will be a mid-'60's style gasser. Not so much a nose bleeder, but still up there compared to what happened in the late '60's.

    Classes are as follows:

    Jan 18: A brief History Of Gassers, Chassis Design and Principles of Dragster Construction $25.00
    Wheel base, rake, power and torque considerations, tire size, suspension variables, chassis and frame design, shock selection & period correct vs. passing modern tech.

    Feb 15: Tilt Noses & Drivetrains $25.00
    ‘Glass Tilt Nose Installation, Motor and transmission combinations, u-joint selection, axle shafts, brake considerations, ergonomics.

    Mar 15: Roll Bar and Cage Design and Requirements $50.00
    Roll bar and cage design for various speed classes, accessory placement.

    April 19: Accessories Mounting $25
    Fuel cell & pump (if electric is used), safety harness, parachutes, battery, N.O.S. bottle mounts, switches, fire systems, fuse block, window net, etc.

    May 17: Floors and “Tins” $25
    Fabrication and installation of interior floors and tins.

    As usual, classes are limited to 20 people and lunch will be provided. Those pre-paying for all five classes will receive a special thank you gift.

    Pay Pal to

    Pre-requisite for the course: Watch Two Lane Blacktop of course!!
    Last edited: Dec 31, 2008
  2. lowpunk
    Joined: Feb 22, 2007
    Posts: 349

    from berwyn, il

    payment sent!!!!
  3. glenn33
    Joined: Sep 11, 2006
    Posts: 1,836

    from Browns, IL

    What a great idea...wish I was closer...
  4. Engine-Ear
    Joined: Jun 12, 2008
    Posts: 701

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    payment sent!

    here is the car that I will be building with my new skills:

    Attached Files:

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  5. wlspdshop
    Joined: Jun 15, 2005
    Posts: 1,586


    Man is that cool....wish we had something like that up here!
  6. Jaker
    Joined: Jan 23, 2003
    Posts: 869


    That's the best Pre-requisit, EVER!
  7. Wowcars
    Joined: May 10, 2001
    Posts: 1,020


    If it didn't cost me $150 to get there every time, I'd be so on it! But alas...
  8. Timmy Z
    Joined: Feb 16, 2006
    Posts: 189

    Timmy Z

    Wow Kool Stuff!!
  9. Spark Plug
    Joined: Apr 9, 2002
    Posts: 110

    Spark Plug
    from Duvall, WA

    Awesome! Now if I only lived closer!
  10. continentaljohn
    Joined: Jul 24, 2002
    Posts: 3,675


    Hey Guy !So when are you going to have a Tig welding class :D I need to learn to put a bead down like you:D. or get Zapped a few times:eek:
  11. AHotRod
    Joined: Jul 27, 2001
    Posts: 9,645


    Fantastic idea !
    Your rewards will be 10 fold.
  12. 42Fordtrucks
    Joined: Aug 29, 2007
    Posts: 5


    Any chance they could video the classes and have them posted for those of us too far away to attend?
  13. HotRodChassis
    Joined: Jan 23, 2005
    Posts: 2,283

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    I'll have to talk that over with the guys. We never really thought about it. I'm not so sure my face wouldn't crack the lens!
  14. Gasr57
    Joined: Sep 3, 2007
    Posts: 236

    from Ohio

    COOL! project. Those cars make great gassers. We can always use more GASSER FREAKS! Your classes sound like a exellent chance to get some great knowledge at a very affordable cost. Wish I lived closer. GASSERS FOR EVER!!!!!!
  15. 327-365hp
    Joined: Feb 5, 2006
    Posts: 5,317

    from Mass

    I would love to go to that, to bad you guys aren't in Florida or somewhere warmer!!
  16. Clutched
    Joined: Oct 14, 2008
    Posts: 230


    I wanna come...
  17. skumbag
    Joined: Feb 16, 2005
    Posts: 688


    i think the videos would be a great idead. i would definetly buy them....
  18. dieselc
    Joined: May 17, 2004
    Posts: 1,315

    from ohio

    Yeah videos would be awesome.
  19. videos would be cool... and profitable i'm sure.... i signed up for a couple. i can make the trip a couple times. glad they are spread out to one a month.
  20. SanDiegoJoe
    Joined: Apr 18, 2004
    Posts: 3,520


    Talk about good deeds. You guys are going to Hot Rod Heaven for sure (unless you think you will have more fun in Hot Rod Hell)...

    do the videos!

    - Joe
  21. ardyboy
    Joined: Mar 5, 2008
    Posts: 667


  22. Hells yeah, video! Or maybe better yet, get 'em posted on the web as a "pay per view" deal!
  23. PapaJ
    Joined: Jan 2, 2007
    Posts: 82


    Payment sent.
  24. HotRodChassis
    Joined: Jan 23, 2005
    Posts: 2,283

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    WOW! I can't believe the response! Thanks guys. The course is half full already. Only 10 slots left in each class!
  25. lowpunk
    Joined: Feb 22, 2007
    Posts: 349

    from berwyn, il

    maybe with that new frame table you're building season 5 will be a short wheel based FED? congrats on the popularity of the class, glad i got the payments over to you when i did.
  26. Danimal
    Joined: Apr 23, 2006
    Posts: 4,103


    Gee hunny, sorry I missed your birthday but I was learning how to build a roll cage!

    I wonder how I can get around that one, I've wanted to do these classes for 3 years now.
  27. Sure, make the one I want to take $50...:mad:

    I shoulda saved my tips from lap dancing instead of getting that really cool Tramp Stamp tattoo and my nipples pierced...
  28. HotRodChassis
    Joined: Jan 23, 2005
    Posts: 2,283

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    LOL. You crack me up Mike. Classic.
  29. HotRodChassis
    Joined: Jan 23, 2005
    Posts: 2,283

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    HaHaHa! Yeah, we've actually got almost everything we need for an FED. 1964-earlier the wheel base restriction was 185 and shorter. And the new table is 264", so you know where we're going with that. :D

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