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History The "Antique Doll" Flathead Dragster

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by D_Lazaris, Sep 12, 2011.

  1. chevydave1965
    Joined: May 2, 2010
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    from Iowa

    WOW !!!! That's awesome ! You nailed the look !!
     
  2. Give him a break, he's just checking out the Antique Dolls equipment........
     
  3. billys54
    Joined: Apr 16, 2006
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  4. D_Lazaris
    Joined: Apr 19, 2010
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    from So. Cal

    haha ya...... we always have my girl drive the car, we get better response with the car :D:D:D

    See ya this weekend at Eagle!
     
  5. D_Lazaris
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    Eagle Field was a success!!! Got to meet some great folks up north! The 17 hour round trip from home was deff. worth it!!

    The car performed great with the new changes we made. The hurt tired performed much better than our larger slicks, no more bogging on the line. And after rebuilding the engine it was really pulling through the finish flag!

    All in all good day!!

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  6. BIGREDTODD
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    It was great visiting with you guys yesterday...the dragster is really something!
     
  7. Katuna
    Joined: Feb 25, 2005
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    from Clovis,Ca.

    Gorgeous dragster. Nice talking with you yesterday. Love the Moons on the front. I normally love wires but those look great. I was looking at my pics and noticed you changed your steering wheel. Too long a reach?
     
  8. D_Lazaris
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    It was mainly a safety issue. The original steering wheel was mainly designed if you had a banjo rear end so your legs would be sitting lower but since we have a Chrysler in it our legs sit higher and the steering wheel hits our knees!!
     
  9. D_Lazaris
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    Not the greatest quality but here is the first run at Eagle Field. Enjoy!

    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/GQb0s3_h_Ac" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
     
  10. rd martin
    Joined: Nov 14, 2006
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    talked to you awhile back about the car. sure turned out great! your giving me inspiration to get in the garage and finish mine!!!
     
  11. good job...and show....and go....thanks
     
  12. D_Lazaris
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    from So. Cal

    Cleaning the car from Eagle Field.. It was sooo pretty and clean just over a week ago. But I need to remember its a race car!!

    ImageUploadedByTJJ1318476706.594817.jpg

    Haha! This picture says it all! I got hit in the face with a whole lot of rocks on the tow road! Reminder. Where face protection next year!

    ImageUploadedByTJJ1318476913.758394.jpg

    If anybody is going to the C&G early ford parts open house on Sat. Were probably going to swing by with the car. So if your out there say hello!!

    Oh and also from the people I talked to at Eagle and for people on here my dad and I are going to start the U.F.R.A (united flathead racers association) so let me know who will be interested contact info, and any ideas you guys have!
     
  13. lowkroozer
    Joined: Jun 1, 2006
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    If you are looking for nostalgia Olds motor and performance parts contact Goatroper on the HAMB. He runs Ross Racing Engines In Niles Ohio 330 544 4466 .
    Beautiful dragster and loved the history of it also...........
     
  14. D_Lazaris
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    from So. Cal

    Look what was waiting for me when
    I got home today!

    ImageUploadedByTJJ1318573721.937725.jpg

    Those are only temporary gauges. We want to get some Stewart Warners.
     
  15. 64 DODGE 440
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    Good talking to you at Eagle. The car is prettier in person than in the pictures.
     
  16. whiskerz
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    from Ga.

  17. moefuzz
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    That Girl is Looking Awesome,
    keep us posted on your adventures and most of all,
    Keep up the Good Work!
     
  18. D_Lazaris
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    Pleasure talking to you too! Wish we had more time too!
     
  19. D_Lazaris
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    Thank you!! Soon I am going to use this as a build thread for our blown flathead we are building for it. So keep your eyes out for it!
     
  20. great lookin gauge panel and butterfly wheel
     
  21. That dash and steering wheel really look good in that car:)

    Mind if I use that picture on my web site?

    Dennis
     
  22. Toymaker
    Joined: Mar 26, 2006
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    D' here's a couple photos Kleet (Neglected Steel on the HAMB) shot, contact him if you'd like copies.
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  23. D_Lazaris
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    Thank you!!

    That was such a fun race against Elmer!
     
  24. hotrod_32
    Joined: Mar 8, 2006
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    Sounds bad ass ! Nice job...
     
  25. WCD
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    Am I to understand that an effort is afoot to restotre the old UFRA circuit? I hope so. It was quite entertaining to see them back in the day. My dad was especially fond of them, especially being well versed with them via ownership of quite a few Ford products in the 40's. In viewing the Youtube shot at Eagle Field, I squint and pretend its Irwindale 1969.
     
  26. D_Lazaris
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    from So. Cal


    Yup you are correct. My dad still has contact with a lot of the original members who most still have their cars! So we are in the process of tracking down the more of the original members and their cars and meeting new flathead racing enthusiast!
     
  27. moefuzz
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    "efforts where underway to restore the UFRA"

    it would be nice if it did happen.



    Getting back on topic, it would be nice to see updates or even just more/additional pics of Demitri's Doll's (any and all? of them) cuz I know that they exist on your photobucket page;)


    :cool:


    .
     
  28. D_Lazaris
    Joined: Apr 19, 2010
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    from So. Cal

    Haha alright il put some more of the car back in the UFRA days

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  29. D_Lazaris
    Joined: Apr 19, 2010
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    D_Lazaris
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    from So. Cal

  30. Kool pics D.............
     

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