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Event Coverage Welcome to the 2018 Meltdown Drags

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Okiedoker, Oct 12, 2017.

  1. saltflats
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    He better!!!!
     
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  2. Deuced Up!
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    Meltdown crew, you guys ever contemplated instant green starts?

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  3. DubG
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    well, good news. After a two day long battle got the motor running. All we needed was a relay so the coil would get a constant 12 volts. Got a new 650 carb on the way, lookin for some deep 12s. we’re coming for ya salty!


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  4. SLCK64
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    I think wanting to keep it period correct, there needs to be a standard tree.


    Could do a legit flashlight or flag start part of an evening to keep it how it was “done on the streets” maybe?

    I know it’s a movie, not sure how accurate this scene was to how things really were in ‘62, wasnt alive back then.

    [​IMG]
     
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  5. Deuced Up!
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    Somebody educate me on the tree. When did it show up? Were there any early versions etc. etc....? What came before the sportsman countdown?

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  6. SLCK64
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  7. DubG
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    hell yeah!! i would agree doing that friday night for everybody!


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  8. rawcjw19
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    Sounds good!


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  9. in 1965 at byron they flagged the cars with two flag men when they raced four wide. i have it on video. several tracks used a regular traffic light before a tree became the standard. union grove being one of them. flagging would be cool for a few races.
     
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  10. saltflats
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    A good schoolin is always fun. ;)
     
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  11. 3 window Mike
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    What Hotels are people staying at ?
     
  12. Okiedoker
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    3 window Mike-

    Look for hotels in Rochelle or right off the freeway in Rockford. There is not much in Byron, you will be 20 minutes away. Quite a few stay at the Fairfield Inn in Rockford. It is newer, clean and has complimentary breakfast.


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  13. Okiedoker
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  14. quick85
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    I was just going through the posts and thought a car looked familiar...

    MD 22.JPG
     
  15. Mikeszcz
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    Our sign painter surprised us with a little trinket to take along to the Meltdown. He bought a bunch of surplus traffic lenses that he's been using to practice his craft. We think it's pretty cool.
    traffic light.jpg
     
  16. rocketsled59
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    New headers new 950 carb. Sounds meaner than ever!!!!
     
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  17. saltflats
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    ^^^^This post is worthless without a video. :D
     
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  18. D-man313
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  19. rocketsled59
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    Couldn't get damn thing to post. I'll try again. Nope. Says file too large. I clipped it to 15 seconds. Wtf
     
  20. rocketsled59
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    Btw are we required to run a diaper this year???
     
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  21. Gammz
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  22. Tickety Boo
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    Thought that I read 9.99 or quicker:rolleyes: If Tickety Boo went 9.99 then I would need one too (for my pants) :oops:
     
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  23. 62Furious
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    Salty have been busy and got my registration in mid to late February but I will be glad to get my revenge, have a few new parts

    Dudg the car is looking good
     
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  24. saltflats
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    I like the sound of that Bob.
    You let me know if need some help...it just looks so bad when you are so far back. :D
     
  25. Okiedoker
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    If you are 9.99 or quicker you need one. We recommend everyone gets one as it can sure cut down on track clean up time.
     
  26. rocketsled59
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  27. saltflats
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    Nice .....sounds snappy :)
     
  28. loudbang
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    Really revs nice and quick. :)
     
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  29. rocketsled59
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    IMG_1180.JPG Well hotdog has his comet back in the shop. Crunch time
     
  30. Scott Mize
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    We are in and looking forward to our second Meltdown. If you want to see a real survivor car this is it. Dad built car when I was in elementary school and will be at the MeltdownCar has been stored since 1974 and is all original gasser. Here are some of the details. 260 cu in ‘53 Dodge Hemi. ‘57 Dodge D500 hand ported heads Hilborn Desoto mechanical injection modified for Dodge, Crower roller cam ,Jahns 11/1 pistons, handmade Chevy valves Muncie 4 speed olds rear end with 5.86 Zoom and Summers Brothers Axles Rotofaze dual cap distributor. [​IMG]




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