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Motion Pictures Nasty Habit Willys part 13....A few videos.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Kiwi Kev, May 16, 2016.

  1. I don't have a GoPro camera but my I phone takes videos so I made a bracket that mounts it to my roll bar and took a few videos. Sometimes it records sound and sometimes it doesn't. Picture is OK but goes kinda warbley when it gets loud in there. Anyway I took the car out 2 Saturdays in a row, first to the 50th San Diego Antique drags at Barona (1/8 mile) where I made 10 runs in one day. Had a few issues with clutch adjustment so some runs I couldn't hit second gear but we got that figured out. The following Saturday was the Antique Nationals at Fontana (1/4 mile). There was a chance of rain so the car count was down and I got to make another 10 runs. So 20 runs in 2 weeks and didn't blow anything up. I don't ever have the quickest car at the track but it is a hell of a lot of fun for a 12 second street car, Best run was a 12.50 at 116mph.


    Here is an early run from Fontana, messed up and rolled out of the lights but it was just a test and tune run.
    Last edited: May 16, 2016
  2. wheeltramp brian
    Joined: Jun 11, 2010
    Posts: 836

    wheeltramp brian

    awesome wheelie! sounds great
  3. THAT was FUN! thanks for sharing.
  4. Here is another run from outside and inside.....

    same run from inside but lousy sound....

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  5. dentisaurus
    Joined: Dec 11, 2006
    Posts: 365

    from Boston

    too cool, great stuff!
  6. belair
    Joined: Jul 10, 2006
    Posts: 8,191


    Kick ass. Thanks.
  7. I wanted a street driving video so I drove it to work on Tuesday after Fontana but I messed up with the camera and somehow didn't turn it on and the the transmission started grinding into second gear so now it needs syncros. Here is a shot from Fontana.

    I cleaned up my magnesium American 5 spokes (had them shot peened) and put them on the back. I love my 15x 10 Halibrands but they look too big on the car to me.



    Here is a bumper dragging wheelie from Barona but lousy sound...

  8. rust&patina
    Joined: Jan 21, 2007
    Posts: 441


    Kev, that's Bad Ass . . . :eek: . . . Thanks
  9. Killer video and pics, OUTSTANDING!!!!:cool::D:D
  10. frigging awesome.
  11. grumpy32
    Joined: Apr 1, 2010
    Posts: 216

    from Australia

    Giddy up....... awesome....
  12. Great stuff, thanks for posting these, makes you want to get it in gear !
  13. Stuwillys
    Joined: Jan 2, 2011
    Posts: 175


  14. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 23,965

    Jalopy Joker

    Thanks for the fun ride
  15. porkshop
    Joined: Jan 22, 2004
    Posts: 1,710

    from Clovis Ca

    Nice to see videos, and ride along.....
  16. Willysfast41
    Joined: May 17, 2016
    Posts: 4


    New to this site. Kiwi kev and many others have been a big help. I'm a retired circle track fabricator by trade. My dad needed help with his cars, so I learned the trade. I myself, like the drag cars. Since I was 10, I always wanted a steel 41 willys with a hemi. When I was about 25, I was able to buy a steel 41. Basically body only and frame. Now it's 20 years later, and a long story, I'm gathering parts for my willys gasser. I wasn't around for the gasser years, born in 71, so I'm not as hip as many on how it was done back then. Parts seem to be really expensive for those of us who don't have any gasser contacts. So any help would be great. I did find a 57 imperial in Texas from a member on this site. Has 392 hemi in it. Got it started last weekend. Need to sell rest of car. Thanks to kiwi kev and many others on this site. Cars look great. Look forward to many more great articles. Jim.
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  17. tfeverfred
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
    Posts: 15,796


    DO IT AGAIN!!!!!!
  18. gas & guns
    Joined: Feb 6, 2014
    Posts: 370

    gas & guns

    Hell yes, that's tits!
    Joined: Apr 11, 2007
    Posts: 1,398

    from Ojai,Ca

    Great Kev, thanks for providing us with the footage.
  20. elgringo71
    Joined: Oct 2, 2010
    Posts: 2,805


    There is nothing like a Willys Gasser on the dragstrip pulling the wheels. Fantastic, this is what made them legendary.
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  21. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
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  22. So Cal Greg
    Joined: Nov 16, 2009
    Posts: 41

    So Cal Greg

    Bitchin! Wish I was there.
  23. Sweet good work. Now me and my son what to go to the drags.:D
  24. 64crump
    Joined: Oct 17, 2011
    Posts: 397

    from Alta Loma

    Hey Kiwi Kev, 2017 Antique Nationals this coming Saturday May 13th. Hopefully you can make it out. ANflyer2017.jpg
  25. 32ford5
    Joined: Sep 15, 2009
    Posts: 1,097

    from Australia

    I LOVE how the camera gets all "scared" when the car gets all "angry". Classic.

    That's ok little camera, you'll be all right.
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  26. jnaki
    Joined: Jan 1, 2015
    Posts: 3,908


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    Hey Kev,
    Impressive photos of your Willys. The shot out of the interior over the hood just gave me that feeling from 1960 in our 40 Willys, right down to the red primer paint. The ride along video was awesome. As a former owner of a 12 sec 40 Willys, that was so cool to "feel" that video scene again.

    It sounds like you had a lot of fun making all of those runs. Very nice... congrats...
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  27. jimdillon
    Joined: Dec 6, 2005
    Posts: 2,839


    Sometimes "cool" is an overused word but those runs really fit the definition of cool.
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  28. I am putting the car up for sale so I am not going to run it at the Antique Nat's this year. I have been working on it finishing up a few things. Just put some door panels on it last weekend.
  29. porkshop
    Joined: Jan 22, 2004
    Posts: 1,710

    from Clovis Ca

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