The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Okiedoker, Sep 30, 2014.
I have too much motor for a 4 speed...at least, for one that I could afford. A TH400 is cheap.
Ric you will be ok just snort some race gas and go burn a tire for the weekend.
I hear that Jim the four speed racing is costly.
I can stand onna pile of broken parts!!!
Now that's what I'am talking about.
That's what I want to be doing.
Tell ya what....why dontcha juss BUY my broken stuff...hang it on the wall...and SAVE yerself alotta time-money-heartache!!! WIN-WIN!!!
"Redliner the Destroyer" Parts slayer with 4-speeds since 1974!!! (my new motto...)
headed to meltdown, anybody local? just wandering what the area looks like with all the rain the last few weeks? whats the river look like? roads open? thanks for any info.
I plan on going to that school.
What fun would it be just sitting around the pits.
Ok - pretty sure I won't be wandering around with a shotgun and explosives - can't afford it.
Dyno runs - $600
Dyno killed the slicks - $800 (ok they were old and due but that's not good for the story)
Tow vehicle - slight vibration = new ball joints, front hubs, axle u joints and just for fun - AC repair = $3100
And we haven't left yet
If you see a short chunky 50 something bearded guy selling Canadian beer for $10 a can - Please be generous
The MDA members are 100+ miles from the track, but as of a week ago... it is GO MAN GO!!!
Remember to bring your bug spray!
I live three miles from track. Everything here is ok a lot of wet grass and bugs. Bring lots of bug spray
Bug spray Check!
Rubbing alcohol Check!
My rubbing alcohol has fruit in it
my buddies from s.c. are not able to make it. they were going to bring me a few cases of yuengling beer as we can not get it around here. i always enjoyed racing out east so i could bring some back. anyone from out east able to bring some? if so i will buy you a case for your trouble.
Looking good, I wish I could be there!
Save travels, and take lots of pictures .
A little more rain today, but that is going to be it for the week. We haven't had a lot of rain the past two weeks until last night. The grass around the track drains exceptionally well. We walked the area about 4 weeks ago after a week of heavy rain and you never would have known it.
The last yellow is on...which means it is time to go! (Unless of course you are driving a mustang)
Racer X, you still bringing the coupe?
My fellow employ did not take his vacation so I ran into the bosses office and got Thursday and Friday off. I will be seeing all of you racers on Thursday. Be safe!
thanks for info on the weather and conditions around track! looking forward to it!
the coupe is ready. the testing went well and is done. i was able to get a 1.34 60 foot with the rear wheels. with so much attention on the coupe lately i have neglected maintenance on the trailer. i noticed the shackles were completely worn out. the holes were so worn out the ends were open. very close to falling apart. the cast iron center pivot holes were all worn out also. this turned into new shackles, center pivot, bolts, bushings, brakes and packing bearings. basically a complete suspension over haul. everyone look at your trailers i was lucky and avoided a huge disaster. you want to arrive and return safe. there is still time to look things over.
I got to my trailer last week...but still got to do a little more on it today to get the brakes working right. Loading up and heading out bright and early. And I'm going to see about catching part of the Rocky Mountain Race Week on the way...Great Bend and Kearney are on the route, and I know several guys (and a couple gals) who are racing. Should be fun!
jim i would like to make a pass with you. two drag week cars doing our thing.
that would be fun...we'll see about making it happen. We'll have 3 days...
Who's driving their race cars to the event?
Greater... (how many miles?)?
I'll be driving there. It's about 15 miles or so.
Hauling the car with my 57 suburban...it's about 1700 miles to get there from here. If it were only a few hundred miles, I'd drive.
Shit only have to work on ball joints. I had to install engine and rebuild trany last year.
You a lucky guy
Scrambling to get it all buttoned up,but it's standing on its own feet for the first time in almost 6 months.
Trans/bellhsg/clutch fork/release brg assy ready to bolt to block (it's a little more together now than it looks in the picture)
Pop helping get the 9" all buttoned up.
The block cleaned and ready for assembly
The headers ready to go together
So the interior/roll bar/safety Eqpt is done
Electrical work is done
Rear end is assembled
Trans is assembled
Short block will be done in a couple hours
Picking up the heads later today
Hopefully pushrods will be here tomorrow,or I will go to plan B and have them sent to the track.
We're gonna make it Boys!
Awesome, well done Scott. Have a great time.
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