The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by racer-x, Sep 19, 2015.
Wow.just wow. Gonna be better than ever!
There is not enough time to finish off what we need to do and build a set of zoomies before next weekends unveiling. A good friend of mine don francis came through with a set of old cragar funny car zoomies. These are beyond rare. While not exactly the look i wanted they will get me by. On the way home i stopped by mike the polisher. He called to say the wheels were done. He will fully polish the wheels after i park the car at the end of the season. Jim told me do not stop by for the next four days. They are locking the door so they can finish up what needs to be done so it can make the melt down. So there wont be too many updates in the coming days. I need a break anyway.
Man I wish I was going to be there to see this one in person.
I would say that is a genuine HOTROD! Lippy
I'm stunned at what you've been able to do in less than a year. The complications of building to the level of performance you've done shows your high level project management as well as top quality venders and craftsmen on your team. If the crash had not happened, was this still the future plan for this car? Or was it your "what if" dream if you could do it over?
enloe our paths will cross sometime this year. lippy thanks very cool mask. my old mask went down over 50 tracks. i quit counting after 50. pkap we knew we were exceeding the limits of the stock frame. plans were already being made for a upgraded cage at the end of the season. our plans were nothing to this extent. we were also planning on putting the new wheel combination on the car and replacing the white walls. i have been talking about a dual fuel system with a few close friends for the last two years. we were going over the finer details just before the wreck. it was going to happen over last winter anyway. a few weeks after the crash when i had a chance to process what all happened i considered bringing the 65 back out. the thing that changed my mind was there was nothing else to accomplish with the 65 dodge. it was a blown nitro powered car with a stock frame that was going 7.49/189.9mph. once the mold was cast this build just took off on its own path. i blended my nitro and street racing experience into a street driven fuel coupe. there was still drag week to win so thats how i got to this point. what a long strange trip it has been.
I've been watching this thread from the beginning, on the edge of my seat! I was wondering if the updates would stop at some point before Meltdown. I will be hunting you down as soon as we show up to Meltdown on Friday, can't wait to see it!!
cool stop by and introduce yourself. if you are not driving a car down the track grab a beer from the cooler.
Wow, looks great. Love the green. Let us know if you plan on heading to the East coast in the future.
I think he's planning on heading to Ohio in September....
Columbus ohio this year. I would like to attend lead east someday or the dead mans curve show in nj.
Are you coming to BG in October? I think we are going to be camping there again for the Goodguys show
if things go well on drag week I might go. I don't have anything going on right now for October.
Normally the reunion is the "Guy Trip" for the year but we are going to make the trip in October a "Family trip"
Planning on the Meltdown drags for the first time. racer-x I have followed your rebuild from the start, and I will be looking for ya at the drags. I am a huge Mopar fan and cant wait to see your car. Any idea where you will be?
I will be along the fence separating the pits from the staging lanes. I will be parked next to the out of site nitro camero. looks like im going to have to bring more beer. I look forward to meeting you.
enloe it would be fun to bring the car to the fall gg show. the weather is much cooler. gg has brought back the street car shootout. its for street driven cars run round robin until there are no cars left.
I'm enjoying the weekend off. i pulled the cover off the 1934 harley vld. i haven't riden it in two years due to being so busy with the car. i was surprised to find the battery still had a charge. a fill up of fresh gas and a few kicks then off i went. there is nothing like a relaxing ride to clear your head on a old bike. I'm glad i got that ride in because its going to get crazy busy starting monday.
Been following along, are you going to make the CarCraft nationals next weekend ? Close enough to bring up to display only ?
There are too many shows next weekend. Even though the cc nats show is much close to me i have chosen the melt down. Its more in line with my kind of car. Plus there is racing and a swap meet.
.... all the drooling this thread has taken from me ... and my first and only contribution is verifying your Everclear post. Yes sir.
When beer drinking with mutual young punks, in a cold Nebraska winter, Everclear got the winter beater O/T Mercury Bobcat to the gas pump. Yes it did. Sooo' carry on with your non-related baddassary please. Fantastic work, and share !
I can only make it down there Friday, I'll bring along some friends that know you and I'll say hello myself.
Is this going to be a running car for the Meltdown's
sounds good. beer will be in the cooler help yourself. the plan is to fire the car on nitro. we are working at a crazy pace to make it happen. its not 100 percent done so it wont see track time. I do plan on bringing it to the hamb drags. you can see it run there.
I stopped by the shop today. Jim was working on the front end. The steering box was mounted. The panard bar is in. Custom made brackets are mounted to the spindles. They set the acme up today. To do that the steering arms needed to be cut so the angle could be changed. The trick and i mean trick brackets to hold the radiator were made over the weekend. The rearend needs to come out to get them welded in. It comes out real easy. As i was looking at the stainless drag link i was thinking this has to be polished. I called in a 911 to mike the polisher. He said bring it over. 30 min later it looks like chrome. After work i plan on pulling a all nighter to get some more done.
That polisher you use works MAGIC what a craftsman at work.
No dought he is good. Every thing he touches comes back looking like jewlry.
We will make the meltdown
I have been up for 36 hrs now but im loaded. Yesterday there was no front end on the car. Also missing were the trunk radiator doors fuel tank radiator battery parachute and a few other important pieces im too tired to remember.
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