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History Old Dragster out for first time in 40 years

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by CruZer, Aug 16, 2010.

  1. LeadSledMerc
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    Yup, they worked...thanks for sharing them, Glenn!:cool:
     
  2. Royalshifter
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    She is a beauty!!!!
     
  3. ScottV
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    I love the lightened front wheels. Were they on the car when it ran in competition ? What are they ???

    Thanks, ScottV
     
  4. Butch M
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    Thank's for the pic's very very cool....
     
  5. 327-365hp
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    Great pics Cruzer! Thanks to Conrad and Ed for sharing their scrapbook with us. Looking forward to seeing the old rail at Orange. I hope you don't mind I separated the pics.

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  6. rat deuce
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    What's the date for the reunion?
     
  7. Strange Agent
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    Saturday Sept 11th at the Orange Airport. Details on johnscustomrods.com

    Ed
     
  10. RidgeRunner
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    IIRC yes, stock Anglia. Conrad can chime in if the CRS has overtaken me......

    Ed
     
  11. LeadSledMerc
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    Thanks, Scott!
     
  12. CruZer
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    327-365 THANKS !!!! I didn't know how to do that. That is a big help.

    The last picture is of the US MULE taken by Ed at Orange at the July 1960 meet.

    Here are some notes Ed wrote on the back of the pix:

    The Belly Tank = "Speedweek '72"
    Conrad (cowboy hat ) w/ dragster and trophy 1967
    Dragster w/ trophy = "I brazed two antifreeze cans together to make gas tank."
    The color pix at night were taken on the rural road in front of Ed's house where the boys were doing a "test & tune"

    The dragster was built in Ed's father's barn in Buckland ,Ma.That's the house and barn in the pix. They both look the same today.

    Glenn
     
  13. Dat Dirty Rat
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    That just flat out RULES--Love it!!!
     
  14. moose
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    I'm definitely coming out to Orange now!
     
  15. CruZer
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    See how much trouble I have gotten you two in ? Conrad and Ed , NOW we have to get it ready !!!

    Glenn
     
  16. 327-365hp
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    The color pix at night were taken on the rural road in front of Ed's house where the boys were doing a "test & tune"

    Haha, here they are. Good thing they didn't hit any cows!

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    Looks like they're doing mosquito control on that last one!! :D

    I hope to see that rail in a few weeks. You've got to bring it, even if it's still in pieces.
     
  17. CruZer
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    I talked to Conrad today and he will bring it to Orange no matter what shape it's in. We're running out of time to complete the static display but IT WILL BE THERE !!!

    Glenn
     
  18. krusty40
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    Glenn - Be careful! They'll have you over at Brace's Greenhouse next! You need to come down to Maxton sometime, otherwise I'll see you at B'ville (where we just upped our D/GRMR record to 243.618 mph). Say hi to Bill Popp for me. vic
     
  19. That thing is DAMN kool, I can't wait to see for real.
     
  20. Love the trophy trailer photo with the Eelco Tee Shirt!
     
  21. RidgeRunner
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    Actually we are trying to keep him on our side of the hill but out of the valley, been too valuable helping on Conrad's new lakester build along with another of his Night Cruzer buddies. We'll get them to Maxton and hopefully on to B'ville before we're done.

    Congratulations on the stout runs and the record this week, been following the car's performance since I first saw it at Maxton. Could drool looking over that metal fab work for hours, neat little note still written inside the nose? Hard to be humble eh?

    Ed
     
  22. Front wheels in the photos are Thames van wheels (Anglia truck basically) Here is another set back in the day . You talked about the road test and cows above. Stu Denyes who was partnered with me at the time owned the chassis and drove the car. Stu went off the road at his fathers farm one evening at about 110 MPH. I can still hear the fence stretching and did it ever stretch but it never broke . The car went way out in the field and the fence pulled it back in but it never upset. Stu was a little shaken and got bounced around quite a bit as he had to drive out through the ditch at still quite a good speed. Luckly he was not injured and like these folks had no helmut on either. I still wake up at night occasionally ,hearing the fence going "creak creeak creeeeeeeeak". We must have been nuts!
    Anyway nice car and great job getting it ready. I wish you all the best.
    Don
     

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    The lakester ran over 203Mph in '65 with 260" Fairlane Ford engine. Driven by jerry Kugel
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  24. fitzee
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    Man I love history like this. this is just too cool.
     
  25. neverdun
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    WOW! Thanks for posting.
     
  26. Cruiser
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    Very cool indeed........................Thanks for posting. :D


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  27. Angry Frenchman
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    very cool story, looking forward to seeing it in person. maybe you guys can bring it to winter port drag way some day. good luck
     
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  28. RidgeRunner
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    No trouble at all Glenn, more like a chance to grab the rare opportunity to get out and see so much history in one place at one time. More importantly get to see and hear the pioneers who were helping to start making it all happen well over 50 years ago when I was still a bicycle riding wanabe. Old iron is neat but the people behind it are neater, heroes to me then and still.

    Ed
     
  29. CruZer
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    That's great news,Vic. I hope I'll be at Maxton next year w/ Conrad and Ed.We'll be thrashing on the lakester this winter.

    Bill says Hi ! back at ya !!!!

    Glenn
     

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