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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by racer-x, Sep 19, 2015.
Yes it is. We hope to see you and Dave's dragster there.
I just wanted to give everyone a heads up - Brian contacted me about the possibility of displaying his fuel coupe at the 2019 Vintage Torque Fest car show in Dubuque Iowa (the show is on Friday May 3rd and Saturday May 4th at the Dubuque County Fairgrounds this year). Not only did Brian want to display the car but he also wants to start the car up on nitro during the show! This was all Brian's idea and it took me an almost perfect reaction time of .001 to say Hell Yes! Vintage Torque Fest raises awareness for kids with congenital heart disease and donates the show's profits to these families to help with expenses not covered by their insurance. Brian is a Cardiac Invasive Specialist when he is not drag racing his coupe and he wants to do this to help spread the word about heart issues. Brian will have his coupe at the 2019 Vintage Torque Fest in the main show parking lot on both Friday and Saturday. He also plans on starting the car on nitro periodically during the show (depending on the weather). So come to the show and stop by Brian’s trailer to say hi and stick around to hear the mighty nitro Hemi cackle and help us raise money for these kids. And thank you Brian for offering to do this to help the kids.
It's my pleasure to be part of the show. The families of the kids are hit hard financially. It's hard to work when your child is sick in the hospital. The money raised goes to families in need. There is a live auction that takes place on Saturday. The items are all donated. Every year they get tables full of great items. At the end of the show a family that was chosen to be helped out is presented a check right there on the stage. There isn't a dry eye on the grounds as they tell about their struggles during this difficult time. If you are able come out to the show it's big with alot of cars; vendors; bands and swap meet. There is a burnout pit if you like crazy action.
Weather permitting we plan go go to the local drag strip on Sunday for some full throttle hits in the coupe.
I will see you there. I will be handing the keys of this little hot rod to some lucky winner on Saturday.
Running this car gets expensive so I try to save money any chance I can. Combining trips for supplies helps. On the way to the car show in Hilton head I set up a few stops. First stop was indy for a drum of nitro at roomans shop. He was very helpful in making the pick up work. I knew I wouldn't make Schumacher's shop by the time they closed. Roo picked up the nitro then met me at his shop after hours when I came through. I pumped some jugs full in the back of his truck to lighten the drum. There is no way two guys are lifting a barrel of nitro. This saved me 300 dollars in shipping costs. Next up was the Lucas oil warehouse in elk view west Virginia for a drum of 70 wt race oil. Joe runs a Lucas ware house when he is not driving the Lucas trailer to NHRA events. This saved not only the 300 in shipping but I got the oil at 3.12 a quart. I still have some Lucas oil connections. It sells in the store for 6.75 a quart. Paying cash for a drum saved another700 dollars. So now I'm stocked up for a while. I'm sure I will need another drum of nitro by July. Without my friends roo and Joe racing would be much harder and more expensive
Near elk view west Virginia. My kind of town.
Nitro made in China?
Any of the "special" nitro safety precautions in effect when traveling ?
Hi Racerx.You know what they say."A penny saved is a penny taxed".
Good luck.Have fun.Be safe,
We have the nitro in dot legal jugs. Everything is strapped in tight. Home land security wants a cable run through all the handles with a lock.
A few pics from the show. I will have alot more on the Hilton head car show thread. Lots of kids played in the car. I was surprised to see the car on bottles of hot sauce.
They gonna pay you royalties or some sponsorship money or something for the use of your car's image?
I wish. I do have the distinction of being on the hottest of the three sauces they offer.
At least you should get a lifetime supply of 'Nitro'!
I wish. The nitro Schumacher sells is from China. Most everything is after Angus stopped making it available for racers. The us made nitro is alot more expensive. There are no local distributors by me so tack on shipping to that.
I'm pretty sure @GearheadsQCE means a lifetime supply of Nitro hot sauce!
Other than going fast, and occasionally destroying race car parts, what else is nitro used for? There aren’t enough nitro race cars to seem like a viable import market.
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It's used in the dry cleaning and agricultural business.
I grabbed two bottles. I'm not into hot spicy stuff.
So that might be a lifetime supply?
For me yes.
During the Olympics in China we paid $1800 a drum and shipping from Pulde. Sooooo, right around $2200 a drum.
The current price from Schumacher's is 1300.00 at their shop.
Does that stuff have a shelf life?
Back in the pre-OSHA days I remember hearing that it was also used to clean printing presses.
I'm not aware of a shelf life as long as the containers are closed tight. A hydrometer test will show if it picked up alot of moisture.
Now that the snow is all gone it's time to get some miles on the car. I think it's ready. The street tires and muffled zommies are on. I have the nitro pump disengaged just so I avoid any temptation to get crazy. I will take it to lunch in town tomorrow.
Define muffled? Do you have baffles or steel wool or? And do they make a big difference?
I have a louvered tube wrapped in fiberglass inside the pipe. I purchased the pieces from heart throb exhaust located in Minnesota. There are detailed photos on this thread when I did a set for the early hemi. As far as loud it's still loud. They do make some difference. I have yet to be pulled over by the police. I always wear ear plugs in the car. I need to preserve what ever hearing I have left.
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