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Old 04-09-2019, 05:08 PM   #1
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Default Don't be too harsh on me. Neglected flatty fire up.

I want to run my Model A roadster on 32 rails (Old Rusty) at the VHRA Vintage nationals (Drags) next Saturday. Problem is, it's been parked outside under a tarp for the last 18 months.

I made a video showing it being uncovered, and fired up. I also managed to eventually film a run around the block. It took 6 goes to successfully get both a video clip and an audio clip.

The next installment, if all goes to plan will include the trip to the drags and maybe some race action.

Anyway, check out the video, and please click like, and subscribe, and hopefully someone other than Ralph (thanks Ralph) will leave a comment!..

https://youtu.be/yYNOBBH4gkA

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Old 04-09-2019, 05:56 PM   #2
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That was fun! Thanks for the ride Mart.
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Old 04-09-2019, 05:59 PM   #3
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dam kids, squeeling the tires! looks like big fun mart, whats the steering wheel from, and whats aircraft lug nuts?
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Old 04-09-2019, 06:26 PM   #4
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Really enjoyed the start up video.......be nice to see some of the races......I like that roadster!!!....I’m collecting parts for one myself......good luck on the trip to the drags....Mark
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Damn !! Mart , Iam still wiping the drool away.. I'd like to see a lot more, and looking forward to the weekend video
I'd give anything for that
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Old 04-09-2019, 07:14 PM   #6
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WOW Mart, you said thanks for watching & i say T H A N K S 4 the ride....and yes, she's a beute or however you spell that. Love your avatar too. Just really K O O L! mike
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Old 04-09-2019, 07:15 PM   #7
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Thank you for the ride Mart. Best wishes at the track!
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Old 04-09-2019, 07:18 PM   #8
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Great car and video Mart! I had a hard enough time driving an automatic in England, let along a stick. Obviously you're used to it.



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Old 04-09-2019, 07:35 PM   #9
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Very cool!
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Old 04-09-2019, 10:07 PM   #10
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Glad it fired up after all that sitting outside in the weather. Hope you are able to
get year round inside storage pretty soon.
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Old 04-09-2019, 11:59 PM   #11
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Sounding great Mart! That 276 would sure blow the doors of my stock 52 Merc. I'll be taking my first drive of spring in it any day now. I won't have near the traffic to deal with that you had there. Sounds like a great show coming up this weekend for you. No doubt you will have some video of it?
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Old 04-10-2019, 12:20 AM   #12
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Loved the video! And a real Hot Rod!
Makes me think of that old saying;
“ There are street rods and there are Hot Rods,
Street rods have a Chevy up front and a can of wax in the boot,
Hot Rods have a flathead up front, and tools in the boot!”
(Modified slightly for across the pond)
How about making one of the drags as well?
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Old 04-10-2019, 07:47 AM   #13
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Mart: are those open pipes?, car sounds/runs great, now to mount a set of slicks on the rear and really terrorize the neighborhood.
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Old 04-10-2019, 08:10 AM   #14
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Outstanding! Thanks for the ride!
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Old 04-10-2019, 11:53 AM   #15
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I loved it too Mart. Perhaps some video of the event?
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Very cool. Have fun at the drags. Mike
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Mart, looks like your video was a big hit here!! Thanks and congratulations!!
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Never rode on wrong side of road before, quite nice and interesting. Thanks for the ride. Good Luck.
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Enjoyable all the way, thanks Mart
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Thanks Mart, Cool car and thanks for sharing. Totally enjoyed driving on the other side of the road! Cheers - Bob
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