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Projects rebuilding after the crash

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by racer-x, Sep 19, 2015.

  1. squirrel
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  2. The pictures and story were done at this years meltdown drags scotty lechtenauer drove from new jersey to do it. The stories are first released on hot rods site then rereleased in the printed magazine. Its cool to see it made its release.
     
  3. 20170911_073332.jpg 20170911_073345.jpg Getting ready.
     

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  4. You and Jim have that Christmas theme thing working... :D
     
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  5. enloe
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    Be Careful, Be Fast, and Be Cool and Give Em HELL and tell Squirrel I said good luck as well.
    We are living vicariously through you guys this week.
     
  6. I'm guessing issues with only one pass @ 11.00.
     
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  7. Air bottle was not on. Valve was closed. We have a check list now. Ran great in first gear.
     
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  8. Good to hear, just saw Jim's post that your on the road so that's great news.
     
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  9. David Gersic
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    Nice feature. Saw it this evening.


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  10. David Gersic
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    From previous years, I know the strategy of make a pass as early as possible, then pack up and roll out for the next destination. But with the weekly average, wouldn't a second pass be warranted here?


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  11. As soon as the corvette went deep into the sixes the strategy changed. I cant beat that so we want to get to the next stop. We knew it was going to be a long day. Its 1130 now and im just going to bed. It could have been 330 if i stayed.
     
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  12. saltflats
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    Nitro dreams......
     
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  13. I just read lutz is out. You dont win or place well if you are not there on friday. Running the car for a second pass also puts more strain on us and the car. We have to be there on friday with a running car.
     
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  14. Lutz got there too late for tech and his co-pilot got caught in Florida with Irma.
     
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  15. This old drive in was one of our stops. This place was cool. I had to walk around. 20170911_131208.jpg 20170911_131349.jpg 20170911_131446.jpg 20170911_131503.jpg 20170911_131517.jpg
     
  16. 20170911_155635.jpg 20170911_163624.jpg 20170911_155635.jpg 20170911_163624.jpg the bridge was cool to go over. The van is full of hot rod staff shooting pics. They pull along side and hang out of the van. 20170911_155635.jpg 20170911_163624.jpg They told jim and i they were going to follow us. Thats how they get all those cool cover shots.
     
  17. enloe
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    Man I am not getting much work done this week:)
     
  18. The way the pipes look it was on a pass. They look good. I guess its time to get rid of the mallory point mag and get a msd pro mag. My son said on the live feed they said the 60 foot clocks didnt record a time due to tripping them with the rear wheels.
     
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  19. saltflats
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    The picture sure looks like it was on a run and working good also.
     
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  20. Gammz
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    Mans game


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  21. Drag week is not for the weak. You wont find possers there. The guys doing it are hard core. Its a true tough guy event. Its so hard to do well. Thats why i do it.
     
  22. Runnin shine
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    My chassis builder friend I introduced to you at the Meltdowns, who works at Precision Turbo, live streamed at work. He said he couldn't wait for me to relay your progress to him. He also said to me the way he interpreted the stream was that you had to back out of it shortly after the front end lifting at 80'-100'.
    I asked if you can tell when listening live that the Nasty Nitro Coupe is louder than most? He said yes!


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  23. enloe
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    Good video I see 3 H.A.M.B.ers
    RacerX
    Squirrel
    and Dman313 in the flat black Chevy truck David also owns the Gizzlehopper Cackle car
     
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  24. spikeshotrods
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    Yes



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  25. tomcat11
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    This is an amazing thread. Over the last week I have been catching up and don't know how I missed it. The detailed explanations are excellent and very educational even to seasoned racers.

    I did notice something odd in the first picture of post 1952 (pg. 66). The front toe setting looks odd. Could it be Ackermann affect, bump steer, optical, tie rod flexing? Steering looks straight but the right front wheel looks to be toed in too much. Just an observation. Whatcha think?
     
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  26. When we left st.louis raceway the trans was slipping so bad it was not driveable. We tried everything we could do to keep going. So now what do we do? I cant hold jim up any longer even though he offered to stay until we figured out how to get back to cordova to retrieve the trailer. We got lucky. A guy from minnesota was following the cars for the week. He was not competing just spectating. He offered to drive me back the 3.5 hrs to get my trailer. I gave him my hotel room free in return as i wasnt going to see it.. He didnt want any money. That ended up putting him 40 miles out of his way. I then drove back 3.5 hrs to get the car. I got to it about 11:30 pm. It was nice to
    see it was still there. Mark stayed behind to watch it. We then drove home pulling in around 9:30 am. I got 2 hrs of sleep then pulled the trans. We will drive it to the grove but not race it due to the mag issues. I had no time to pick up the generator.
     
  27. Welcome to the thread. Im glad you find it interesting. Its not for everyone. Yes the toe is off. We got it aligned after that pic was taken. Good eye.
     
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  28. Sinister
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    My earliest recollection of the sound of a nitro car was before age 5. When I heard your car on the live feed on Tuesday it made the hair on the back of my neck stand up. There is nothing else like it.
    I'm sorry to read that you couldn't continue, but looking forward to following your progress.
     
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  29. I have had my phone strapped to the dash in my semi catching a glimpse every now and then as I'm rolling down the road on the live feed. Mainly just listening though.

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