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Projects Plan II - 62 Chevy II Drag Car

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by squirrel, Dec 27, 2013.

  1. squirrel
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    thanks!

    A couple more pics, hot off the press.

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  2. J. A. Miller
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    Looking good Jim!!
     
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  3. belair
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    Love the headers "advertisement".
     
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  4. aerorocket
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    Really looks good!
     
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  5. enloe
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    badass car
     
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  6. Looks good lettered up but what the heck is under the J&S Motors ? Never mind, now I get it...ha ha ha
     
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  7. slowmotion
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    Appears to be a rabid squirrel....go figure :D

    Car came out super, great job Jim.
     
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  8. Looks even more like a race car now.
     
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  9. powrshftr
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    Man,the lettering job really finished it off perfectly!

    Looks like a Match Race refugee from '65 or so...!:)

    Nice job Jim.

    Scott


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  10. squirrel
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    Thanks! The guy who did it is local, but from somewhere else...says he got started in the 60s. He does understand what it's all about.
     
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  11. powrshftr
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    That's the hardest part:Finding a guy who "gets it".
    The guy who did mine did a decent job in the end,but it took many meetings,photo examples,and me taking the time for months before to find the correct fonts and learn how to mock it all up in MS excel and he still needed lots of coaching....And I still wanna tweak it a bit...:(

    Yours maintains the perfect balance of Hollywood and blue collar.Its not over the top glitzy,but it's solid quality work and well thought out.


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  12. landseaandair
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    Lettering is perfect. Keep that guys card.
     
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  13. jimmy1931
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    Jim, just saw your interior on another thread. It is great as is the entire car!
     
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  14. squirrel
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    Thanks!

    I piddled with a few more things, and went back to the drag strip. Slicks, different distributor, temporary different tach and fuel pressure gauge. I only made one pass, but it was good enough for me. First full pass I've made the car, with traction and everything working right. I'm pretty happy with the time, it ran 10.71 at 127, which should put me in the low tens at 130+ in the midwest where I'll be racing on Drag Week. I have 1300 miles on the car now.

    I hauled it to the strip with my 57 Suburban. I finally got a weight distributing hitch, which really helps when towing with a half ton with not much rear suspension travel. I wanted to see how it would work, and I was happy with the way it tows. Straight and smooth. It rained most of the way home, too, which is a good preview for taking a long road trip.

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    I'm tempted to sandblast and paint my crappy old car trailer, just to make it look nicer for the trip.

     
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  15. captmullette
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    good video, times?
     
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  16. FlynBrian
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    Sounds Awesome squirrel, Nova was ridin out on the big end. You should be proud, Badass Awb Nova you built!

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  17. squirrel
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    Thanks! Here's the time slip, my car is number 33 as you can see in the video, 10.71 at 127. I think it'll do the job, shouldn't get too close to the 9s to get me in trouble, but it'll definitely go quicker in Oklahoma and Kansas, when I race on Drag Week.

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  18. belair
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    What is the color on the Burb? I', looking for a lightish blue on my 58 Apache.
     
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  19. squirrel
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    It is the original 1957 chevy truck Indian Turquoise. It's the original color that it was painted. I painted the roof white, though.
     
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  20. BamaMav
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    Love that pic of the Suburban and car on the trailer, looks like it could have been taken in the 60's!
     
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  21. squirrel
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    heh...we were talking about that last night, a guy would have to have been rolling in the dough to have a tandem axle car trailer in 1966
     
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  22. olscrounger
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    Great job on the Nova--you nailed it-congrats
     
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  23. squirrel
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    Ready to head out to Tulsa in the morning. There will be a live feed of the Drag Week racing on Hotrod.com starting Monday, be sure to tune in if you have nothing better to do.
     
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  24. APACHE FS
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    I'm gonna head up there Sunday night to see you guys get started. Good luck and have a safe trip.


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  25. patman
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    Good luck!!!
     
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  26. 69fury
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    Nice run! Bitchin car- rick
     
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  27. enloe
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    give em hell
     
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  28. If I can swing it, I will come down to watch. I assume that there will be some sort of gate fee to get in?
     
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  29. Good luck Jim. And thanks for taking us all along for this ride so far!
     
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  30. squirrel
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