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Old 04-23-2017, 05:23 PM
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Great find, If my memory serves me right I had a set of those on 67 Meteor S33 that I wish I still had.
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Old 08-07-2017, 10:06 AM
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I had a new 4 1/2" bolt pattern drilled in the wheels. Now they're usable.

31 of us rented the drag strip for the day Sunday and played with our cars. I ran a personal best of 11.59 @117.65 MPH. My previous PR was 11.70. The trans brake malfunctioned on the first run so I just left at an idle and stabbed it on the last yellow. 60' times are slow so there is that improvement to look forward to.

I had a grudge race with a friend with a perfect '55 Chevy with a blown small block. My 11.65 to his 11.66. My -.057 red light to his .113 green light. Would have been a great race if I could have waited just a hair longer.
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Old 10-15-2017, 05:40 PM
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A couple weeks ago the Meltdown Drags guys put on the 2nd annual Fallout Drags. I ran the dragster and did well setting a PR of 11.65 @ 118mph. Unfortunately the Powerglide let go. So I figured it was time to blow the digger apart and clean it up a bit. Painted the underside of the frame with John Deere yellow today. Tomorrow I'll flip it over and paint the top side.

The 9" rear end housing has been narrowed. next is resplining the axles. All the parts will be stored until spring when it will be reassembled. Now, on to a roadster project.
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Old 10-16-2017, 02:54 PM
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what roadster are you building?
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Old 10-16-2017, 07:46 PM
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Dang Bob, do you ever rest?
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Old 11-15-2017, 07:47 PM
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Was going to take the Powerglide to Tranny Tim yesterday. Unbolted it from the engine and the converter came off with the trans. All the flex plate to converter bolts backed out. There's nothing wrong with the transmission.
The axles can't be resplined because they neck down slightly so I'll order new ones from Ducthman.

sawzall, I'm building a "29 Chevy roadster pickup probably without a box. There's a build thread.

Bamamav, I find building hot rods is very relaxing.
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Old 03-31-2018, 01:01 PM
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Spring is just around the corner, although with the snowfall last night it looks like winter again. Nevertheless, I reassembled the narrowed rear end with Dutchman billet axles. It is still a 3.70 with an Auburn limited slip. I bought a 8" converter from Freakshow transmissions in Texas. It should launch the car much better as it is quite a bit looser than the old converter. Got accepted to the Meltdown Drags in Byron Ill. in July. The best nostalgia drag race in the country.
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Old 03-31-2018, 01:50 PM
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Good to see you at it and congrats on getting in Meltdown!
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Old 03-31-2018, 04:53 PM
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Great news Bob, glad to see you at it.
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Old 04-27-2018, 08:23 PM
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The snow is almost all gone and the ground is dry. A friend came over to help me dig the frame out of the back garage. I spray bombed some thin spots in the yellow. Yellow doesn't cove very well. I managed to get the narrowed rear end bolted in place even though my hips aren't working worth a darn. I get some injections in them in a week and a half. Hopefully that will kill the pain. Should get the front axle under it tomorrow. Should take a couple weeks to get it reassembled.
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