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Rapid Rabbit #112 Build Thread

Discussion in 'HA/GR' started by 64 DODGE 440, Jun 18, 2007.

  1. bobw
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    Glad to hear of progress. I'm going to be an old man before you get that thing done. Oh, wait a minute, I am an old man. Forget what I just wrote.

    Just keep having fun. (But, I really do want to see your creation move under its own power).
     
  2. bobw
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    Glad to hear of progress. I'm going to be an old man before you get that thing done. Oh, wait a minute, I am an old man. Forget what I just wrote.

    Just keep having fun. (But, I really do want to see your creation move under its own power).
     
  3. D_Lazaris
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    Can't wait to see it!
     
  4. 64 DODGE 440
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    I'm having fun Bob, but I'll be having a bunch more fun when it starts making noise. :D

    Right now I think I'm really in need of a good nose full of nitro fumes to get things going...How large do I need to make the jets on the SUs to run 85%? Don't we have plans for an expansion of the class to HA/FMR?
     
  5. 64 DODGE 440
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    Looking forward to staging next to the Doll at some future Eagle Field meet. We took a trip to the Reagan Library last December and I've been meaning to post these pictures for you Dimitri, enjoy the inspiration for getting yours all set up like you want.
     

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  6. 64 DODGE 440
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    Caution!! Things actually are happening on our build. :p

    Not a lot to show, but I actually have started working on the build again.

    OOPS. Wrong build, the first picture is my last Cigar Box Guitar, build #8.

    The second picture is the car. Did an old school firewall notch to clear the rear exhaust stack. Once I get the aluminum cut for the firewall I'll beat out a piece to fit the notch. Hope to have more to show in the next few weeks after we get back from Rocky's Eagle Field Meet.
     

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  7. dragsled
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    Nice to see Tom ,, I figure any progress is a step in the right direction,,, Tim Jones BTW the cigar box guitar is pretty sweet lookin
     
  8. 64 DODGE 440
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    Thanks Tim. Seems like the hot weather has been keeping my progress slowed down, but I'm trying to get things done, little by little. The cigar box guitars have turned into a fun hobby. Haven't learned how to play them very well, but have had some skilled musicians play my builds and they really sound nice.
     
  9. Old28
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    Ya 440, It has been 100+ every day here in the valley since we got home on the 4th. High of 107 yesterday. It is 95 in my garage with a fan going and I am only good for a couple of 2 hour work sessions on the car each day. Looks like it's going to be like this all summer this year.:eek:

    I'm sure we are looking at 100+ for the August ANRA race.:D
     
  10. Toymaker
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    Bring that Cigar Box Guitar and play it at our Pit Party Saturday night of the Races :D
     
  11. 64 DODGE 440
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    So Rocky, have you learned to play it yet?
     

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  12. Toymaker
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    Hahaha, I've "strummed" it and made up some songs for my Grandson. :D
     
  13. 64 DODGE 440
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    Cool Rocky. Here's a build with a slightly more "mechanical" twist.
     

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  14. ThomasT
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    Man I love the whole idea you have employed for this project. Looking forward to your updates.
     
  15. chessterd5
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    Hello sir, I just wanted to tell you it's a beautiful car & I hope I know as much as you one day. thank you.
     
  16. bobw
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    See, your fans are waiting...:D
     
  17. 64 DODGE 440
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    Hopefully after the holiday season I'll be able to make some visible progress. Right now the car is collecting the dust of smaller projects, woodworking and such. Looking forward to making noise in 2014. :D
     
  18. 64 DODGE 440
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    Holidays are over, been fighting a damn head and chest cold and have to do a brake job on the '64 Polara, but progress is going to happen soon. May even have some pictures of it if everything goes as planned. :p
     
  19. c322348
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    It'll be worth another drive to Firebaugh to see you run it! Get 'er done Tom!!!!!!
     
  20. 64 DODGE 440
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    Nothing to see here, move along.
     
  21. Old6rodder
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    I'll have you know that I'll look at what I want, when I want, and I'll "move along" when I damn well please. :p

    :D
     
  22. 64 DODGE 440
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    Yeah, I know how that goes. Some days it's hard to "move along". Hell lately it's just been hard to move. Us geezers have to stick together or else we'll fall apart. :p
     
  23. bobw
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    Tom, you need an avatar that shows you working, not sitting.:D
     
  24. Toymaker
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    Hahaha !

    Posted using the Full Custom H.A.M.B. App!
     
  25. 64 DODGE 440
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    Bob, I don't have any pictures of that stuff. Don't want to leave any evidence so that it can't be used against me in court. :eek:

    Sure Rocky, encourage them. :p
     

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  26. bobw
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    If I knew how to do an avatar (you're way ahead of me there, Tom) I'd either be laying down or creating scrap.:eek:

    Your build is so unique that we observers are eager to see more. That's why you get prodded every once in a while.
     
  27. 64 DODGE 440
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    Unique...I like that word. Sometimes I just think I'm weird. I'm eager to see more too, this old grumpy body is beginning to irritate the hell out of me. The last couple of months it seem like every time I feel like I'm almost ready to get back to work on it, something else gets mucked up for no apparent reason. Fighting with a pulled muscle in my leg right now and the only thing I can think of as a cause is walking slowly up and down a flight of stairs.

    I'm really getting tired of not being able to function well. :p

    Then on top of that, I'm not ready for all the hot weather we have been having. To me anything much over 80 is too damn hot and this weeks forecast is for 98 on Thursday and 99 on Friday. Didn't have much winter and spring has just sort of passed us by. It will probably either be pouring rain or 100 degrees plus when I finally get back to working on the car.

    End of rant, that's just my inner curmudgeon coming out. Nothing wrong that a little progress won't fix. At least we have Rocky's Eagle Field Drags coming up in a few weeks to change our attitude. Wish to hell the car was ready.
     
  28. dragsled
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    Too hot? Come on out to Iowa Tom,:), 45 degrees for the high today:D, Tim Jones
     
  29. 64 DODGE 440
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    My theory on weather. When it gets cold you can put on more clothes. When it get hot, there's only so much you can take off and working in the garage butt naked doesn't appeal to me. :D

    Hell Tim, our lows are higher than your highs. 93/65 today, 18 mph winds and 7% humidity. It's fun throwing sparks when you reach for the light switch. Great weather for generating static electricity. :p
     
  30. RacerRoy3
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    Here on the prairie 18 mph breezes are considered calm. :D We had steady 28 with gusts to 39 last week. We see wind gusts of 40+ several times a year. Even when we were having a drought two years ago and it hadn't rained in a month and a half the humidity was still 40%. You haven't lived until you have experienced highs in the 90's with 85% humidity. :(

    That's why I have an air conditioner in my shop. The trouble is that they only race in the summer here and the strips aren't air conditioned. Since I take several medications that make me extremely heat sensitive I have to look at both the race schedule and the weather forecast before I can go racin'.

    I know what Tom means about getting old, getting old.
     

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