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

  1. stupesnova
    Joined: May 9, 2010
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    stupesnova
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    from wisconsin

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    Went to change the gears last night ad found the Auburn locker we installed before the First 20 Years is broken! Ordered a new posi, will be here tomorrow then new gears and bearings! Going to be a few late nights!
     
  2. Good thing you found it now with a few days to fix it.
     
  3. stupesnova
    Joined: May 9, 2010
    Posts: 105

    stupesnova
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    from wisconsin

    Yep...my wife was not to happy I bought a new posi. Until I explained to her that if the locker broke it could have cause a serious accident. With Carly at the wheel!
     
  4. rocketsled59
    Joined: Mar 14, 2010
    Posts: 730

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    Aahh. I have no cable. I'm a chump. No wonder I'm so slow!
     
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  5. Tickety Boo
    Joined: Feb 2, 2015
    Posts: 1,317

    Tickety Boo
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    from Wisconsin

    You have so much horse power that some is escaping . ( You got to lock em in ) :D
    That's how them pins work. :D
     
  6. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 47,907

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    drove all day and got to Texas...so very far to go, still!
     
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  7. We leave tomorrow at 9am. Stopping in Eau Claire for a good nights sleep. See everyone around 1pm Thursday.
    Wishing everyone - Safe travels ...
     
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  8. Todd's Rod's
    Joined: Dec 11, 2010
    Posts: 165

    Todd's Rod's
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    from MInnesota

    we are leaving tomorrow around noon picking up my kid in Duluth, see you Thursday mid day. Please drive safe
     
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  9. wrenchbender
    Joined: Sep 5, 2007
    Posts: 2,055

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    4 pm tomorrow there will be a blaze of fire as I haul ass outta work stop by the house get in the truck and head to Byron digger and all the crap is loaded up and ready to go we will stop somewhere in Illinois tomorrow night then a nice easy drive on in to Byron thurs morning can't wait all I can say is aj you better have a good tune on your car cause I'm hunting elephants with a mouse this year so far I have put two down and at least one more to go lol


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  10. 55belairx2
    Joined: Oct 11, 2006
    Posts: 393

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    from California

    Leaving work at 2am for a 5:20am flight tomorrow morning from LAX to Charlotte to help Ric finish packing the RV/whatever else needs to be finished then we leave about 4am Thursday morning for Byron. Should be there late afternoon/early evening as long as no road gators jump up and shred one of the RV tires like last year and cost us an extra couple of hours. Safe travels everyone!
     
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  11. powrshftr
    Joined: Mar 29, 2013
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    Just wrapped up a fun filled night (got home at 3:12am) of re-installing flywheel/clutch/bellhousing/Trans/driveshaft.....Flaked out on the headers when my brain quit working.
    Going to button up the headers,put the final adjustments in the clutch linkage,and finish up the airbag install in the morning,test drive it,and get the new slicks mounted right after lunch:)
    Here's how I left it:
    [​IMG]

    Scott


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  12. mnjeff
    Joined: Oct 17, 2006
    Posts: 97

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    IMG_0642.JPG Just a spectator, but I too am amped up for the drags.....Kinda reminds me of the old Goodguys Indy event back in the early 90s that us mid america willys nuts used to love...
    Anyway, the pickup and I are blasting off right after work tomorrow, wanna hit Sams for cruise night....Drive Safe!
     
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  13. Uncledirty616
    Joined: Mar 28, 2012
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    my sister lives in Eau Claire =)
     
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  14. stupesnova
    Joined: May 9, 2010
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    from wisconsin

    Gotta finish rear gear install button up some wiring stuff and replace transmission pan gasket. Then heading out on Friday morning. Hoping to arrive in Byron around mid day. Safe travels to all!
     
  15. cant you just feel the exitement?
     
  16. saltflats
    Joined: Aug 14, 2007
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    saltflats
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    from Missouri

    The secret is to jack up the back of the hood and make a pan to seal the carb to the bottom of the hood that is open to the back of the hood.
    It lets the bad H/P out and the good H/P in.
     
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  17. wrenchbender
    Joined: Sep 5, 2007
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    Brian did you spill some nitro this morning while you loaded it up cause I could swear I smell it this morning lol


    Chrome don't get ya home
     
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  18. When we drove 40 hours straight out from California, in 2014, I'll never forget my brother saying as we drove through Wyoming in the middle of the night, "well, the good news is, we've gone 1000 miles, the bad news is, we're only half way there"!:( Safe travels Squirrel, and everyone else.
     
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  19. saltflats
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    saltflats
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    from Missouri

    Good news.....I am runnin out of places to put Xs by on my list of to do things.
     
  20. enloe
    Joined: May 10, 2006
    Posts: 8,716

    enloe
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    from east , tn.

    I got all my swap meet stuff loaded last night. This afternoon I will load my camping stuff and get on the road. we are going to go part of the way then get a room somewhere then come the rest of the way tomorrow.

    I have another question.
    will I be able to leave in the evening to go to the store or to get something to eat or do we need to pack everything we are going to need?
     
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  21. I might have dribbled some when I put a few extra jugs in the trailer. im hoping to come home with them all empty.
     
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  22. saltflats
    Joined: Aug 14, 2007
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    saltflats
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    from Missouri

    enloe you should be able to leave and return.
    The good thing about this track is it;s not as big as Bowling Green so the foot time will make it easier to check it all out.
     
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  23. enloe
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    from east , tn.

    awesome
     
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  24. any locals able to give a weather report? here in se wisc. there is local heavy flooding. we are currently on round two. they are showing flooding in Chicago on tv. are there any road closures or issues getting to the track?
     
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  25. Cool, you can come help us finish packing up.
     
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  26. saltflats
    Joined: Aug 14, 2007
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    saltflats
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    from Missouri

    Okay guys we need to start keeping this under raps......the price of fuel just took a 21 cents per gallon rise.
    I got lucky and found a station that still had it at 1.94 /9
     
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  27. Toymaker
    Joined: Mar 26, 2006
    Posts: 3,920

    Toymaker
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    from Fresno,CA

    Picked up the crew and officially on our way to Meltdown 2017.......Coming at ya Illinois![​IMG]


    "Back to Byron" Evil Twin Shirts AVAILABLE!
     
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  28. cs39ford
    Joined: May 1, 2012
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    Well its $2.09 if it has not went up here Have not been to town yet
     
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  29. 55belairx2
    Joined: Oct 11, 2006
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    55belairx2
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    from California

    Is her name Claire???
     
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  30. powrshftr
    Joined: Mar 29, 2013
    Posts: 4,550

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    Ok fellas.....Time is not on our side.lol
    I need a recommendation on a local tire shop to mount our new slicks when we get down there.We may not be able to get it done today...
    Thanks,

    Scott
     

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