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Event Coverage Official 2016 Meltdown Drags Thread - What are you doing to get ready?

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  1. 62Furious
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    Scott the shaker isn't going together as fast as it did last year with the new family member. And 3 1/2 months to get -r- done, there is still a lot of work to do.

    Jeff the Skairlaine is looking good, cant wait to see that bad boy run.
     
  2. powrshftr
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    Don't worry Bob,it will get done.
    All the worst,most miserable,dirty,gritty,itch crap got done last year,so the stuff this year is mostly gravy by comparison.Things should go ok now that I'm back at it,and the motor is almost ready to drop in.
    As a bonus,I have my slightly older look-alike/fabrication partner/jack of all automotive trades available for an almost unlimited amount of time this year,because some work he expected to be called out for has suddenly been cancelled.
    So while I'm out of town working myself silly,he can be tidying up some of the details on the ol hot rod:)

    I just hope he doesn't try to take it for any "test drives" before I get back,because an inline shifter+pro-shifted trans that doesn't like downshifts+my Dad=Scattered parts and flaring tempers....lol

    Scott
     
  3. Super-secret spy photo of Scott's new engine: 12932875_1295778073770330_7353794023564581315_n (1).jpg
     
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  4. powrshftr
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    Excuse me while I shit and vomit.
     
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  5. powrshftr
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    Somebody posted a photo I've never seen of the Eastgate Ford B/FX Falcon from back in the day.
    While the Zettle Bros Pontiac,Art's Sour Grape,and Malcolm Durham's "Strip Blazer" Chevelle started me down the road of wanting to letter my car like an old race car,this is the car that put me over the edge.
    I added a little gold leaf to the blue oval logo like the Dick Loehr "Stampede" funny car I've always loved,and we were in business.

    In case you're wondering,this car was destroyed in a crash while racing in the Gas classes a little later.
    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1459822313.759849.jpg

    Scott
     
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  6. powrshftr
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    I'm guessing they were running a NASCAR or AHRA event by the XS designation in the window.
     
  7. saltflats
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    Scott tell dad not to down shift because that would mean he is slowing down.
    And did you see where that dist was on that H$MI
     
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  8. Zettle Bros.
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    If your not going to leave it in primer are you at least going to make it do wheelies? LOL Looking great, can't wait to see it done.
     
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  9. Zettle Bros.
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    Nice pic Scott. Your lettering turned out great on the car, too bad you didn't have better taste in cars and picked a Pontiac. Oh wait , I have a Ford also, never mind. LOL
     
  10. powrshftr
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    Yeah,it was up front.It was a 426...I could buy a lot of 289 parts if I sold that.lol!

    Scott
     
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  11. powrshftr
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    I'd like to run a Pontiac,but they are expensive,Man!
    And with the way this economy is,we had to lay off the Butler a while back,so you know,times are tough.
    We don't eat Beef Wellington but once a week no more,so I can't hardly be drivin' them high fallutin Poncho's when children are starvin' in Africa and such....;)

    I guess I'll just do what I can with the ol Ford for now:)

    I am looking forward to seeing your Pontiac again,though,and the Falcon too.That one should be a handful!:)

    Scott
     
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  12. Zettle Bros.
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    I forgot, Canada couldn't get the real deal Pontiacs so they turned their Chevy's into ones. It helps that we have a friend that has a pile (two farms) worth of Pontiac cars and parts.
     
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  13. saltflats
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    You wouldn't be talking about Bennie?
     
  14. I knew it was only a matter of time before this Scotty Nightmare surfaced. I swear Scott it wasn't me, "Man law". Now.., cue Racer X i.e. The Hemi Gauntlet.
     
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  15. Tickety Boo
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    Now we know why he wrecked the blue book value. o_O

    Only scared if its got the torque flight behind it.:D lol
    making room.jpg
     
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  16. powrshftr
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    We really did get some oddball "Pontiacs" up here:
    Acadian Canso (Chevy II)
    Beaumont (Chevelle with Pontiac grille and dash and Chevy motors).

    But we still had the legit GTOs with big burly Pontiac 389,400 and 445ci motors.That always baffled me.

    In all honesty,I have always wanted a black on black 65 GTO.I saw one years ago that just had so much style and presence,it was gorgeous and intimidating all at the same time.:)

    Scott
     
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  17. powrshftr
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    What is this " Blue Book Value" you refer to...?
    I'm only familiar with "Acceleration Value"...lol

    Also,my car will never have an automatic.Ever.Just sayin.

    Scott
     
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  18. Tickety Boo
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    Quote/ from what you neighbor told you last year ( when you cut it up ) :oops:

    The stick is why I am not scared. :D May worry if your Dad drives. ;)
     
  19. powrshftr
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  20. saltflats
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  21. powrshftr
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  22. saltflats
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    Hey now I have been quicker and faster than you Scott.
    So far anyway.
     
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  23. powrshftr
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    You will probably always run quicker and faster than me James.
    I couldn't just sit here though....lol

    Scott
     
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  24. saltflats
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    I know you couldn't and something tells me that I won't want any of your car with the heaps that I am bringing.
    LA Hot Rods is shoe string racing with a broke shoe sting at its best.
    And tell Les That's a Telecaster
     
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  25. Zettle Bros.
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    Bennie?
     
  26. saltflats
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    Bennie Backs (spelling) thought maybe him you were talking about.
    He has loads of the Pontiac parts and cars.
     
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  27. II FUNNY
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  28. Zettle Bros.
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    Where is he located at?
     
  29. Mikeszcz
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    Some vintage footage to help get the juices flowing. Even an occasional Bronco!
     
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  30. saltflats
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    Marys Home Mo
     

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