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Event Coverage What are YOU doing to get ready for the 2015 Meltdown Drags?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Okiedoker, Sep 30, 2014.

  1. powrshftr
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    I know,right...?
    Guess I will just have to wait a while to see yet another magazine feature that doesn't include my poor lil Ol car.....lol

    I can pretty much guarantee that we're getting some ink when the 2015 even gets covered.
    The new motor and gears should make for some slightly more....."Interesting" launches...;)

    Ps:
    Jeff,get your excuse list ready for "Why I got spanked by a lil ol 289"...;)

    Scott
     
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  2. powrshftr
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    Also spent about 7 or 8 hours out in the shop last night getting the passenger side inner wheelhousing tacked in,the spring mocked up,and then started on the driver's side by cutting a huge notch out of the frame.lol
    Two or three more of these Sunday night,8hr sessions should have the repair work back there pretty much wrapped up,so I can get on with wiring issues (it was killing the battery when the headlights were used last year),plumbing and wiring in the line lock,and assembling the rear end,transmission,and engine.

    This year is going to be an absolute RIOT! :)

    Scott
     
  3. rod & kulture 41.jpg ...issue 41 with the Mura bros. Willys...
     
  4. I just bought a copy at the store. If you want a clearer view your gonna have to buy it or drink a few beers. :)
     

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  5. powrshftr
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    Just checked my local place again.....Winter issue still.Damn it.
     
  6. 9sectruck
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    Don't want to rub it in but we've got it here in England already !
     
  7. powrshftr
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    You also have scurvy in England.Cut it out!;) lol!

    Just kidding Man,I think our local magazine joint is just ultra slow at stocking shelves...ugh.

    Scott
     
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  8. I got it in the mail a couple weeks back, good rag.
     
  9. powrshftr
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    Phil,
    How are you feeling these days,Brother?
    Looking forward to seeing you get that Henry J down the track in rapid fashion with your new ginormous BBC this year!:)

    Scott
     
  10. 9sectruck
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    We sent that to Australia with the convicts years ago :)
    BTW love your posts Scott, your enthusiasm jumps out of the page.
    Keep at it.
     
  11. powrshftr
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    I saw you briefly at last year's event,but we never really got time to talk or hang out.Hopefully this year there will be more time to hangout and bullshit....You know,like what Jeff does when he talks about how fast his car is...!;) lol!

    Scott
     
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  12. 9sectruck
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    Yeah I can't believe that, think we would've hit it off. Although Jeff bribed me to stay away from you with his beer and tacos and Eric gave me a passenger ride in his '55.
    Sadly, won't be there this year though, spent way too much money on the truck :(
     
  13. powrshftr
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    Shoot me a pm with your email,and I will send you some video of me dropping the hammer on Jeff:)

    I'm Going to set my GoPro up facing his lane,so you can see him faaaaade out of the picture...:D

    Scott

    Scott
     
  14. bigslim55
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    Any word from out by Byron? TV news WGN 9 showing tornados in Belvidere, Byron, Rockford area...! Nasty weather moving thru! Jimbo...
     
  15. cs39ford
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    Just now it's over. Missed us. But very scary
    just missed us by 15 miles very scary
     
  16. beebee78
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    from illinois

    Looks like the city of Fairdale is bad!! Just south of Byron ! :(
     
  17. cs39ford
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    Hit rt 64. And rt 251. About 8 miles from me. I am 3 miles from the track
     
  18. beebee78
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    from illinois

    Hope everyone is safe looks like that steakhouse got a direct hit !
     
  19. cs39ford
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    The report is people trapped in basement. My grandson just got called in is a volunteer fireman
     
  20. Tickety Boo
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    from Wisconsin

    I cant help but smile, thinking you may have to turn that GoPro forward (like a dash cam)
    too get that faaaaade out effect.:) There goes the OkieeeeDoooookeeeerrrr:D

    Norb
     
  21. rain and some hail in Polo bout a half hour west of the dragstrip, bad stuff went around us. hope everyone's ok. Tornado started in Ashton and grew really big as it travelled thru 5 counties to the northeast.
    hail 4-9-15 004.jpg hail 4-9-15 003.jpg
     
  22. cs39ford
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    image.jpg Here's what's left of grub steakers at 64 and 251
     
  23. bigslim55
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    Damn that's crazy! Rusty1... Hope everyone's safe! Have to wait till first light to see damage... Girlfriend says she had pingpong size hail hitting Escape east of McHenry on RT134. Have to check it to see if it looks like a golf ball when rain lets up...
    Jimbo...
     
  24. Tickety Boo
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    from Wisconsin

    Cool:cool: went to see them run at W.I.R. a while back ( 7 sec. Black Camaro Quickest) that year.

    I think they have a Gasser Class now?

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  25. Leadsled51
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    We heard here in Ohio, that Rochelle Ill was hit with a tornado, almost everybody impacted by it. We stayed there a couple years ago for the meltdown, praying that everybody that way is ok.
     
  26. 67 year old lady killed in her home, about 8 injured, in Fairdale, Il. (pop. 200)
    ...every home or building damaged, many are a total loss.,...haven't heard of any other bad damage as of yet... prayers to those victims.
    edit:...2 elderly women lost their lives.
     
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  27. wrenchbender
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    Been there done that got the t-shirt wore it out and got another those things are bad news thoughts and prayers to all affected
     
  28. Hotrodhog
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    Our thoughts & prayers to all who live in the area !!!
     
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  29. powrshftr
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    Hope everyone made it through that storm ok.....My heart goes out to anyone who is dealing with the aftermath of something like that.

    Scott
     
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  30. bigslim55
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    I've got a friend Rick who's dropping a 440 from a motor home in a 1955 Belvedere. He's looking for s pair of 7 bolt exhaust manifolds for it... Thought I'd check see anybody had any laying around. He's in Pell Lake, WI, just south of Lake Geneva... PM me & I can give you his cell number... ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1428807099.567964.jpg what he's looking for... Jimbo...
     

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