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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by D_Lazaris, Sep 12, 2011.
Ugh I know.. I'll try..
You should try to come down for the Antique Nationals on June 3rd, its going to be at Irwindale.
Yea D that sounds cool Iriwndale is 1/8 isn't it?
Yeah it's 1/8... not many 1/4's to race at down here anymore.
Will they let me in?
You have a pre 54' Y-block right....????
We had a great day at the Antique Nationals! Ran great, straight, and smooth. Really fun day!
My girlfriend Amy, (and fellow Hamb member) drove the Antique Doll for the first time. She has never driven a car at the drags so she was a little nervous.
She took it to half throttle and had a great fun run! Smile from ear to ear! She's excited to get back in, and see what she can really do!
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Also Hamb member Mazooma took a great picture of her before the run
Great Video D and tell Amy congrats on getting her feet wet now she's stuck, got Flathead Fever!!!
ps tell Bill Hi for me..............
Great Video , You look like an old pro Amy, Sounds like Dimitri might have to give up his seat, Tim Jones
Looks like she's hooked. Now she'll want her own rail.
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Awesome job Amy!
Great Pic says it all!!!!!
What Carl said. Amy looks like she has found a happy spot. Once you make a pass in a rail, your life will never be the same.
Haha YAY!!! I can't believe I did it! next time I can't wait to go full throttle!!! And yes you guys are all right, I am hooked!!
LOL! I'm not sure which is better. Making a pass in the Doll or getting your picture took by Mazooma!
Pretty cool, Amy. I'm sending your pix to my sister, who is a racing fan and vintage DOLL collector. Get out. Gary
Was wondering if you were going to make it to Bandimere in Colorado for the 6 and flathead meet. Buddy of mine is going with his Flathead A, they finished 2nd last year in street division. It's this weekend, would've said something sooner but just got back from SoCal myself
Ah man I wish we could, I'm filming all this weekend and next week... We have been planning on trying to make it out there with a few other flathead dragsters... When is the next flathead/inliner race out that way?
Very Nice Restoration. If you are looking for a set of Haliabrands like your early picture. I just put a set on ebay. Please write to me if you are interested. Would love to see them to an old dragster. Steve
We did a lot of work on the "Doll" the last week.
The biggest update is the shield we added on the rear end, we needed a good ol' nut protector!
We also repainted the chassis, the last year has been tough on the paint so we wanted to sprucin' it up. We decided on a darker shade with a little mini flake. Similar to the original paint in the 70's just a tad lighter though.
Also a new tow vehicle, we got it though a friend that won it in a raffle! So a deal was struck and its a perfect tow car- 1962 Rambler Station Wagon.
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We showed the Doll up at Lugana Seca Raceway during the Pebble Beach weekend, Kingdon Drags invited us up, and we had a 4 flathead show!.... along with all the nitro fuelers..
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Hey D how would i go about getting a set of those front disks made.
Good Ol' Mooneyes. Took down our spokes and Chico spun them for us.$50 per disc.
He did a great job, quick turn around.
Love the Rambler!!!!!
Wow that's looking amazing those moon disks on the front suit it down to a tee
Thanks! We would love to take it to Eagle but I don't think the Rambler will be up for the long tow this year... Still a lot of bugs to figure out, so maybe next year.
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Well it's not a woodie but I see you do have the optional "Rich Okie" Chrome Mattress Rack on the roof. Strap on a couple of extra slicks up there and I'd say you're good to go!
Car Looks great as always Dimitri ,Nice looking Rambler wagon, Tim Jones
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