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Zorbas ghost dragster goes 145mph @ hamb drags

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by KING CHASSIS, Aug 22, 2011.

  1. Brian, been to the drags twice and your digger was my favorite both times! Keep doing what your doing!
  2. Marty Strode
    Joined: Apr 28, 2011
    Posts: 4,292

    Marty Strode

    Good point about how the NDRA started, push start, direct drive,no burnout, 150" wheelbase max. The other rule was 10 psi minimum rear tire pressure that only lasted one or two races. I know as I was one of the first four drivers to compete in the new Top Eliminator class at Fremont in may of 1986. The others were Jim Davis,Sammy Hale, Pierre Poncia. There was no requirement of a competition license and it was my first time in blown dragster. Gerry Steiner and Sammy were gracious enough to give me driving lessons. Great looking and sounding car Brian, it takes me back 25 years.
  3. Baby steps! Tire spinning, dragster baby steps... but you're getting there. You are awesome motivation, keep after it!
  4. ChassisResearchKid
    Joined: Feb 18, 2006
    Posts: 764

    from Michigan

    Someone took a pic of Brians Riviera and dragster on the trailer outside of Outback steak house and posted it here on the board. I'll be damned if I can find it. If someone see it please post a link to it thanks. Todd
  5. lippy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2006
    Posts: 4,245

    from Ks

    Thanks Brian, no problem at all. We had a great time hanging out with you guys. Bigun and Corey are great guys. Leon and I are headed to Cordova thursday to work on an A/F car and see some old friends. The world series is a blast too. But the HAMB drags always take me back to a simpler time. Keep after that thing your getting the feel of the car. I think next year is really gonna be a great one also. :) Lippy
  6. ChassisResearchKid
    Joined: Feb 18, 2006
    Posts: 764

    from Michigan

    May have to figure out how to make my little trialer into a stacker. Ha, don’t laugh, I may do it.
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2011
  7. Your car is so right! The mill, everything! I'm blathering..
  8. Beautiful car, one of my favorite FED's.
  9. 296ardun
    Joined: Feb 11, 2009
    Posts: 4,138


    As someone who did this stuff back then, your pass sounded and looked just right...we had no clue, and without the slipper clutch we pedaled it, off and on, particularly if it got sideways, and with a 120 wb car it got sideways a lot...your pass took me back to San Gabriel, San Fernando, Lions, Colton, where I did lots of passes just like yours...and your car is perfect, swoopy body, Hilborn 2-holer...THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES!!!
  10. hot-rod roadster
    Joined: Aug 30, 2005
    Posts: 2,942

    hot-rod roadster
    from Omaha Ne.

    Beautiful racecar, made my day seein it go down the track. Gary
  11. Royalshifter
    Joined: May 29, 2005
    Posts: 15,359

    from California

  12. Thrillbilly
    Joined: Sep 29, 2007
    Posts: 33

    from Joplin,MO

    Great Job Brian !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    That pass was tits a wigglin
  13. Toast
    Joined: Jan 6, 2007
    Posts: 3,885

    from Jenks, OK

    Love that car, was across from you all day watchin you adjusting it! Seat time, more seat time.
    Joined: Aug 28, 2005
    Posts: 1,864


    Hey Tyler Hilton. Thanks for the kick ass posts and replies about my car. You guys are a great inspiration.
  15. You done good boy.
  16. 2 cool, congrats on a job well done!!!!!
  17. D.W.
    Joined: Jun 5, 2004
    Posts: 2,069

    from Austin Tx.

    Gotta be tough to find that delicate balance between tire, clutch & POWER.

    Control is a BIG word.

    Your display was HEROIC!


  18. You got it nailed dude, just keep workin on it. I know the deal about seat time, it sucks when you only have a certain amount of time and tracks that actually let us ran. Same deal with me in a dirt car or anything else. Need to make it out to your shop sometime soon, it would be a good research and theory session (beer drinking). I still like this picture i took after i got out of your push car a few years ago when i hopped in the front seat. My favorite part of these old cars is seein it sittin there steamin and coolin down on the return road.


    that things got 170 in it EASY. And youre doing it the right way by creepin up on it rather than going out and trying to kill yourself the first pass. Were in the same boat, see ya soon.

    Joined: Feb 9, 2003
    Posts: 682


    I love it!
    Nothing like it!
    More power and pedal to you my man!
  20. Roothawg
    Joined: Mar 14, 2001
    Posts: 19,046


    Congrats my friend.
  21. Jeff Norwell
    Joined: Aug 20, 2003
    Posts: 12,861

    Jeff Norwell
    Staff Member

    Amen Mister....Amen......
  22. Holy Shit! Whats with those Professional kickball shoes Aaron???
  23. I'm drooolin on my key board watching you pedal it down the track!
  24. monsterflake
    Joined: May 13, 2003
    Posts: 3,763


    ha-ha, two rocket scientists! it's a good thing you knuckleheads can build and drive awesome (as well as very fast) cars, otherwise, how would you impress the ladies?
  25. sodbuster
    Joined: Oct 15, 2001
    Posts: 4,943

    from Kansas

    This one?


    Sent from my iPhone using TJJ.
  26. 3banjos
    Joined: May 24, 2008
    Posts: 461

    from NZ

    I'm with Wingnutz. That sounds friggin awesome. Nice job.
  27. Six-Shooter
    Joined: Jul 12, 2010
    Posts: 341

    from Ohio

    A classic digger! Awesome!
  28. ChassisResearchKid
    Joined: Feb 18, 2006
    Posts: 764

    from Michigan

    Yes that one. Thank you very much. Todd
  29. How awesome is this pic?

  30. ChassisResearchKid
    Joined: Feb 18, 2006
    Posts: 764

    from Michigan

    Great shot! All businesses.

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