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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by badshifter, Feb 13, 2012.

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  1. Rocky Famoso
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    Death Awaits…
    One soldier said in regard to the above card, "These were put on every dead Viet Cong to send ‘Charlie’ a message that US soldiers had been there. The top line reads: "Death awaits Viet Cong cadres." The second line reads: "Return [to the south Vietnamese side] rather than being killed." These seem to be the most prevalent type of death cards, one might almost say "the standard" death card."
     
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    In the mid 50s to early 60s The stock muffler to use was a large truck chevy muffler.. Some times called dump truck muffler. This was stock and had a good sound and the cops would have to leave you alone.. Later I got the thrush muffs and installed them on everything.
     
  3. Chopt 34
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    I have been trying to find a video of that commercial, have any of you been able to find it?

     
  4. well SAM the truck is not been on the road since this post
    i built it with what i had
    if you know any one that needa a cab its avalable
     
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    Did anybody spot the "smiley face" in the tank?
     
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    I remember this old guy who lived near the gas station I worked at during high school. He was a real weird guy, kind of nerdy, just real odd. His kids around my age were even weirder. Don't remember what he drove but it was nothing special, maybe an AMC wagon or something like that. Then one day he showed up ina 57 looking about like that one in the photo. The thing had a 4 gear, straight axle, flip front, and leopard skin interior. Don't remember if it was a big or small block but I'll never forget that interior. It was something I never expected out of the guy, for sure. I have always wondered where that car went. It was on the South side of Huntington, WV
     
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    GARY KOLLOFSKI'S '55 CHEVY- Blown 427, lift off front end, pinned down by Dzus Buttons, Chromed Tube Axel, Chromed Narrowed 9". Completely Street Legal it ran mid 10's. Dec. '77 Hot Rod cover car.
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    I was livin it! Wow, Where did I put those N-50's? Indy
     
  11. goatboy
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    i have that issue still ! good times
     
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    Wow Rocky, I am LIKING that 3 window!
     
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    I like it too falcongeorge, but now I'm thinking it may be more of a later '60s build, than a '70s rod.
     
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    Thats my guess, with the gold letter Firestones. GREAT looking car.
     
  18. Larry T
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    I'm guessing that's close to 10%, That would put the front spark plug 11.5" behind the axle centerline.
    But if we're thinking "Gasser", the 5" chop makes it illegal for NHRA competition.
    Here's my project with 5% (6") setback. The firewall had to be reworked for that much.
    I've seen 55 gassers that had the firewall even with the gauge panel in the dash.
     

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  19. Me crusin Polk Street in my 32, in Amarillo Texas 1973

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  20. NINE INCH
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    I'm tired of today. I'm going back to the seventies. Not gunna wear a seatbelt or a helmet, gunna smoke lots of mexican rag weed, stare at my Farrah poster, drink lots of Miller High Life, wear my wafflestompers, and fry tires! And get OFF with a warning. What? Oh. Damn alarm clock!
     

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  21. I don't know, I think that sounds and looks about right.
     

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    HMMMM, I did more than stare @ my Farrah poster
     
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    "Is that a trophy in your hand, or are you happy to see me?"
     
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    was inth road racing after a short time in Nascar
    this is Sears Point Raceway around 1975
    first in pis is my Dad who is in the Hospital and may not make it out
    next is me sittin on the fender
    my good friend Steve he passed 8 years ago he drove for me
    then his Brother in law
    thes was a win moment
     
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    I think Thrush made a knock off called Sonic Turbo mufflers of the Corvair stuff
     
  26. frankenfords
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    I drove an o/t 67 Ranchero in high school with a warmed over 289 that had a cam with tight lobe centers, nice lope. When I bought it had duals with warn out sonic turbos and dumps tight before the rear axle. I used to idle through the parking lot and set off car alarms everyday after class. I thought I was hot shit then.
     
  27. Our57
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    At old Coney Island outside Cincinnati '78 or '79.
     

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    I've got a killer pix of this car from the Street MAchine NAtionals 1982. My scanner does not function right now. Is it still around?
     
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    Those were your cars? I was always curious as to what happened here

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  30. CADDY1
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    Good shit!!!! Love the old videos and pics!!!
     
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