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Event Coverage Welcome to the 2017 Meltdown Drags

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Okiedoker, Oct 6, 2016.

  1. Okiedoker
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    Well ladies & gentlemen, it is officially time to start getting ready for the 2017 Meltdown Drags. This will be the 8th year of the Meltdown Drags and as usual held at the historic Byron Dragaway in Byron, Illinois. The event will take place from Friday, July 14th through Sunday, July 16th.


    The purpose of this thread is:

    • People to share what they are doing to get ready for the 2017 Meltdown Drags

    • Have a little fun calling out a match race

    • Official Meltdown communications regarding the event

    • Just don't be a jerk and you will have fun on this thread

    For those who have never been to the Meltdown Drags, what are you waiting for? Just kidding. The Meltdown Drags is an event like no other as we recreate a drag meet from 1966. This is an event for racers/hot rodders put on by racers and hot rodders. Bring your period correct car to race at the best vintage drag meet in the world. Some might even say that this is the place where the guys go that get it!

    The best part about the Meltdown Drags is that this is an event where everyone can come and have fun. We don't care who has the fastest car. This is an event that every car group, or individual, can come and have fun for just one weekend a year to feel like you went back in time. People came from 42 states and everyone is treated with the same welcome and level of respect.

    For more information on the rules please check out www.meltdowndrags.com

    We also have a Facebook page and recommend that you follow it for other updates as time goes on.

    In our ongoing effort to ensure we are being as period correct as possible to 1966 we will be clarifying some of the criteria as well as tightening up a few areas.. This isn't done to single anyone out, but to hold to a high standard for everyone.

    And finally for those who are wondering, pre-registration will start at Midnight between January 1st and January 2nd, so stay up late and try to be one of the first to register for the event.


    Thank you to all for making the prior seven events a huge success and we look forward to a historic event in 2017.

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  2. saltflats
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    By the dates you posted it looks like July is going to be a long month.
     
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  3. wrenchbender
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    I think Jeff may have been exposed to the meltdown a skosh too long and got poisoned a bit by the radioactive awesomeness that makes the meltdown what it is Not that there is anything wrong with that lol but count me in


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  4. Okiedoker
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  5. ididntdoit1960
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    looks like its gonna be a loooong winter.
     
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  6. saltflats
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    Must have been something in my eye Jeff or you just did some fancy edit work.
     
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  7. Okiedoker
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  8. saltflats
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    You got the right because none of my car need it. So I may as well.
     
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  9. loudbang
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    Nothing like drag racing with giant nuke cooling towers in the background gives you a nice GLOW :rolleyes:
     
  10. 62Furious
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    looking forward for next summer, can't be any worse than this year
     
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  11. saltflats
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    Bob did I see you car in a video at the Fall Out?
     
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  12. wrenchbender
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    Hey Saltflats is that the 62 behind the red one found this pic in hot rod deluxe

    [​IMG]


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  13. primed34
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    Went with the wife for a business trip to Milwaukee last week and saw an exit for Bryan Dragstrip. Looks like about a nine hour drive from home. Does scouting out the trip count as getting ready?
     
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  14. saltflats
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    That be me Jackson. Thanks for the info guess I better go buy a copy.
    Sure looks tougher than it is.
     
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  15. 62Furious
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    Sorry but Bob and his old Plymouth did not make it to the fall out
     
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  16. The Canadian invasion is talking about 7 cars that may be committing to the 14 hr drive to Meltdown for 2017. These are folks that have been there and have the t-shirts - or - have been talking about it for more than 1 season - or - just missed being ready for 2016.

    Meltdown veterans:
    • My 63 Scout - Mike - get the Tacos ready !! - I'm bringing beer !!
    • Our 49 Prefect - Paul and Megan sharing driving duties
    • 37 Willys sedan - Gary Misko - 2 time Meltdown participant with this gorgous street rod
    • 23 T - Altered - Mark and Rose LaVallee - Been there twice - made the magazines
    • 23 T - Altered - Blown injected alcohol sbc - Larry Arnold - 4 time Meltdown veteran as pit support
    Need to back up the big talk - Meldown Rookies:
    • 46 Ford truck - Straight axle / Gasser style race truck - Brett Sinclair - Gene Winfield chop
    • 63 Chevy 2 Wagon - Vic and Marlin Lundy - This is a for real Stock Eliminator survivor.
    I fully realize this is way too soon to start talking about commitments as life happens and talk is only talk until they pre-register. But it shows how far and how fast the word has spread about the Meltdown Experience
     
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  17. saltflats
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    Think I am ready.
    Made a bracket to hold the ballast resistor. 20161008_151924.jpg
     
  18. wrenchbender
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    You better be ready this weekend salty one I would hate to put you on the trailer two times in a row lmao especially with a stone stock sbc a single carb oh I have a welded up intake and a mag but just to let you know I added a good 25 hp this weekend I installed the new old stock Gm performance chrome dipstick not the tube just the stick


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  19. saltflats
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    Jackson you better pull that dip stick out and whoop that diggers ass with it if you think you are going to keep up with me.
     
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  20. saltflats
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    And don't pay any attention to all those wires under my hood. Nothing to see here.
     
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  21. Is that a FLUX-capacitor attached up there on the cowl?
     
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  22. saltflats
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    My ignition system has more tricks than a monkey on 60 foot of grapevine.
     
  23. wrenchbender
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    I only have one wire to my ignition and it's to kill it and I'll still beat you lol


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  24. Gammz
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    Trying my hand at a solo seat pan for my scooter. Does this count for anything at all......?


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  25. fast30coupe
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    Am I allowed to pre register this year? I really thought I would make it the last two.
     
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  26. saltflats
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    Maybe the third time will be a charm.
     
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  27. saltflats
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    You better make sure you keep your gap on that wire.
     
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  28. wrenchbender
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    I am not worried you will be too busy making sure you don't get tangled up in all that wire lol most people take wire out to gain advantage lmao


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  29. saltflats
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    Just encase anyone reading this wants to know what I am up to with my ignition system.
    I have wired a switch under my throttle pedal so when I go wide open it will bypass the ballast resistor so I get a full 12 volts to the coil for the hottest spark during my run and then have resisted voltage the rest of the time to help with point life.
    The next thing that I am trying now is that I have wire my second set of points (duel point dist) separate from the other set and wired to a switch that I can control inside the car.
    Now with this switch I can cut out one set so that it will give me a retard in the timing when I go into high gear.
    I can adjust the dwell on the set of points that I cut out to adjust the amount of retard.
    Not real sure if my engine needs this or not but I just had to try and see if there was any more in this combo and at this point its only some time and some wiring.
    At this point I am still playing with it and not sure if I am going backwards or forward.
    But it was good enough to win my class at the HAMB Drags.
    Oh and Jackson where were you? Oh that's right you broke.
     
  30. wrenchbender
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    I was right there salty blowing the doors off of someone's dragnasty Austin lmao I didn't break till I squeezed every last ounce of power to beat a blown hemi with my tiny sbc lol


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