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

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Okiedoker, Nov 23, 2015.

  1. little GTO waaa waaa, waaa waaa waaaa waaa waaa....
     
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  2. Gonna
    Terminate
    Okie
     
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  3. If the Goat is still in the 13's, Scott or the Pannetons, can give ya a push or pull past the Oprah Poker.
     
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  4. saltflats
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    I always thought GTO and BelAir would be a good race but my car is not that slick.
     
  5. powrshftr
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    James:
    That 409 car and the ZettleMobile would look killer lined up together!
    Why do you second guess your stuff so much?
    Anything is gonna look average next to the paint on that GTO.It is an absolute work of art.
    For a guy who is the cornerstone of what the Meltdown is all about (ingenuity,hard work,finding every last hp per dollar) you sure do worry a lot.;)

    If I was half the mechanic that you are,I would be totally content,Brother:)

    Scott
     
  6. Deuced Up!
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    What he said....
     
  7. saltflats
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    I just came up with a name for it
    The Bubbling BelAir
     
  8. The Bubble Air
     
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  9. When I was a teenager, there was a cool '63 Hardtop 409/4 speed that ran at LACR, called "The Ancient Rat" and had a character rat on the door beneath the name that looked like the rat Kung Fu master on teenage Mutant Turtles. I alway like the name since the 409 was kinda of the grandpa of the modern big block. I always thought it'd be bitchen to build a 62-63 409 Chevy II Sedan as a factory option, or even a wagon. There is a guy her on the HAMB, doing a wagon like that.
     
  10. Zettle Bros.
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    We don't like to get into such childish games.
     
  11. Zettle Bros.
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    GTO is in the 12's now.
     
  12. Zettle Bros.
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    We'd love to race, remember it's all in fun.
     
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  13. Zettle Bros.
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    Just remember, just because you throw on some Cragars and get some red tinted windows, doesn't mean you have a dragcar. The GTO is often imitated, but never duplicated. I don't remember Arnie "The Farmer" Beswick coming all the way from Morrison just to watch the Okie Doker.
     
  14. saltflats
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    Just didn't want to leave some Indian scratching his feathers.
     
  15. Zettle Bros.
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    Tonight at the dinner table, "Dad I finally got to sit in a Real Man's car didn't I?" "Just remember son, all you did is SIT in that car, which is what it usually does on the starting line when it's at the Meltdown." "Now if you want to hold on for dear life in a real car let's go out to the garage and get in the PONTIAC!!"
     
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  16. Zettle Bros.
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    Saltflats, I can't remember, what's you Bel Aire look like?
     
  17. saltflats
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    See that's what I'am talking about.
     
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  18. Zettle Bros.
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    Didn't mean to sound sarcastic, I apologize, if I could see a pic of the car I'm sure I'd remember it.
     
  19. saltflats
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    It aint much to look at 20160528_183911.jpg
     
  20. Zettle Bros.
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    It looks to be a nice car, no shame in that one from what I see.
     
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  21. saltflats
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    Just no close ups please.
    Hope I have some left after next weekend in Ky.
     
  22. powrshftr
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    If you shoot that car in black and white,the photos would look just like they were taken in 1964.
    The wheel and tire combo,the black paint and red interior....That freakin car is a home run.:)
     
  23. powrshftr
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    Saw this on Facebook tonight and thought James,Joe J,Ric,and a few others would dig this:
    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1465464709.415033.jpg

    Scott
     
  24. enloe
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    from east , tn.

  25. Falcon Gasser
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    Lakewoods on the Falcon.

    Jon

    Sent from my Z970 using H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
  26. 55chieftain
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    I was measuring for shocks last night and figured I only have a little over 2" of travel at the shock between sitting at rest and jacked up enough to get the wheel off the ground. It doesn't sound like much because it's limited to movement by the shackle. Maybe take some leafs out on front to soften it up to allow for more travel? I just don't know how much a difference a 90/10 will affect with very little travel....
     
  27. Deuced Up!
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    Are you sure that is a Chevy. I mean it looks like a 409 but I am thinking it is likely a Ford of some kind since it seems all the bolts have fallen out of it! :eek::p
     
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  28. saltflats
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    Well there is my 65 chevelle that I hope to get done this winter then a 89 Tran Am dads old welder then my charger and my suburban.
    Don't worry about me guys you better worry about yourself's (didn't you read the sign)
    Its just me being jealous about all the pretty race cars.
     
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  29. Deuced Up!
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    I like that sign on the fence! :p
     
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  30. Tickety Boo
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    Better loctite your starter bolts Scotty, I hear small block Fords tend to loose them when you twist then up.:rolleyes:
     
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