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

  1. loudbang
    Joined: Jul 23, 2013
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    One more trick is a switch to open the fields in your generator = less load less engine drag. Just don't forget to close it after running. Ask me how I know LOL
     
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  2. saltflats
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    Maybe you should be puttin one of your Hemi's in your ride.
     
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  3. saltflats
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    Loadbang I should try that.
    My Charger always ran quicker when it would throw the alt belt off.
     
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  4. josephthreedogs
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    Planning to make it this year, with my '62 Pontiac GP. I will be coming from Las Vegas, Nevada.
    I need to do nothing the car is 100% ready, that is if I don't break it before then.
    Martin
     
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  5. saltflats
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    I picked a race with a Pontiac and yes I got beat in the lights. DSC_0528 resized.jpg Then I picked a race with another 62 Chevy and got beat. Man I need to do a better job of scouting out my races.
     
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  6. wrenchbender
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    James didn't you have a race lined up with a mustang oh yeah he didn't get to make a pass because it broke at the starting line lmao


    Chrome don't get ya home
     
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  7. saltflats
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    Well not really...But can I be the first to call him out for next year?
     
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  8. wrenchbender
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    Scott you there buddy I just heard the first call out for 2017 meltdown James gonna bring the 409 to run your "289" lol


    Chrome don't get ya home
     
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  9. saltflats
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    That's right I am working on a all time high for my getting beat record for next year.
    And I am calling out Jackson also just so he wont feel left out.
     
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  10. wrenchbender
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    Well James if things work out we may be match racing W motors of course mine will be in the Willys and I won't have one of those pansy ass automatics lol


    Chrome don't get ya home
     
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  11. Blacktop Graffiti
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    Only my untimely death will keep me away!
     
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  12. saltflats
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    Jackson I am not sure I like the sound of that.
    These 409 parts are hard enough to find now and with your track record they may be even harder to find.
     
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  13. saltflats
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    Norb don't feel left out I need to take a shot at you also.
     
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  14. wrenchbender
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    I never said it was a 409 lol


    Chrome don't get ya home
     
  15. saltflats
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    Oh one of those Ford W motors?
     
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  16. Okiedoker
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    Fast30coupe.... You bring up a good question. I think for 2016 we are going to put the folks who register and don't make it on the waiting list from the start. That way we aren't scrambling to pull people from the waiting list in in the last few weeks.

    Stay tuned, we will communicate more as we get closer to opening registration.
     
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  17. 0NE BAD 51 MERC
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    James for a moment I thought you put skirts on it! I guess I need to see the eye doctor!!
     
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  18. Tickety Boo
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    James

    Your best chance would have been at the Fall Out Salty. Got my ass kicked by Bob twice in his white BB 1967
    Ford Fairlane, :oops: even after he disconnected the secondaries on the two fours.
    ( Good thing Scott didn't see this ) :D

    Old Tickety Boo just keeps getting slower and slower. ( Best run at the Fall Out was 11.75 @ 110 m.p.h. )
    Down about 10 m.p.h. ( in way better air then the Meltdown ). :confused:

    When Deer Hunting is over the plan is to do a leak down test, if it comes out ok
    then new valve springs and possibly a new Cam. So don't get to comfy. :p

    Thinking it could be a dead cylinder or weak valve springs. ( springs put in 2008 )

    All ready DRAINED WATER AND PUT IN THE ANTIFREEZE, (A reminder for every one up north)
    The first frost should be any day now.:oops:

    Norb
     
  19. saltflats
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    My best hope is to find someone sleeping.
     
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    I'm going to need a bigger trailer to get all my cars to the meltdown this year. I will be running the holy grail coupe, the Skairlane and now the t altered I just picked up.

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  21. wrenchbender
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    Absolutely not James you should know there is no blue ovals around here lol I want to win that's why there is lots of orange paint around my shop


    Chrome don't get ya home
     
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  22. saltflats
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    Norb if your car keeps getting slower and slower you need to back up and think what you have done or missed.
    I think a valve spring or springs should show up by the sound of the engine at high RPM.
     
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  23. 0NE BAD 51 MERC
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    Well Jeff , first you put the Scarelane on the old Blue Max Hauler you picked up then you put the coupe on the trailer behind it. Then you build the wife a street version of the scarelane out of the other 55 you picked up and let her tow the alter behind that!!! Have I missed anything???? Better slow down or you will end up like me ! To many projects and not enough time!!!! LOL Larry
     
  24. Yea I know luckily the altered isn't much of a project. I'm just going to freshen up the motor and put it back in and run it. The car is still all together just needs a starter and carbs. The ramp truck was going to be my next project but I'm not sure it will even clear my garage door so I gotta figure something else out.

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  25. 55belairx2
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    I don't even live up north and my water heater split itself open yesterday while I was at work and puked all over the garage. Thankfully a neighbor saw the water running out from under the garage door and shut the water off so it didn't run another 6 or 7 hours until I got home. The only casualties were some cardboard boxes.
     
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  26. Tickety Boo
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    Got our first hard frost away from lake Michigan this morning.
    Hope every one drained all the water out. :eek:
     
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  27. saltflats
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    Got down in the 30s here last night but the forecast for the weekend looks good for maybe the last race for the year for us.
     
  28. Falcon Gasser
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    2016 was a great time, Anthony enjoyed his first trip to the Meltdowns and was able to help Dave out with the Scout and he also made a new friend named Ireland, going to Sam's Drive Inn was one of the coolest thing's I have done with the Falcon because I never had it on the street and of course Joel added to the excitement. 2017 is going to be great and Joel will have Henry J out and just please please keep the minibikes away from him. LOL

    Jon


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  29. loudbang
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    So is there a story to go with the Boo Boo?
     
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  30. saltflats
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    Good news!!! The BelAir is still running after the weekend.
    Sad news is looks like it may be time to put it up for the winter.
    Another time slip for Bob to drool over. 20161016_134110.jpg
     

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