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Old 08-12-2019, 07:42 AM   #21
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Is the car from NZ as well, or are you visiting? Looks like fun.
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Old 08-12-2019, 08:03 AM   #22
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Looks the same here
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Old 08-12-2019, 08:38 AM   #23
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Lickety Split now lives in NZ , shipped back too USA for speed week ,
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Old 08-12-2019, 09:44 AM   #24
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Good luck Derek. When i was helping pit on the Demon streamliner, Tonya was pitted next to us two years in a row. I remember that coupe very well. I will be tuning in listening to Slim on the broadcast, since i will not be there. Hope Tuesday dries out and is a good day to run. Mark.
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Old 08-12-2019, 11:08 AM   #25
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So do you run with a pair of original engine-to-frame splash pans? Or?
Love to get a look under the hood...
Great machine!
Luck be with you.
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Old 08-12-2019, 11:26 AM   #26
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Best of luck on Tuesday.
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Old 08-12-2019, 11:34 AM   #27
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Quick Change - Don't let the nay says and wanna be's bother you. I wish I could again be on the flats with you and the others. Good weather = YES YES YES. GOOD LUCK WITH GREAT AND SAFE RUNS. Jim...
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Old 08-12-2019, 02:08 PM   #28
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Have a "Fun" week. I hope you do well. One of my things to do. Wish I was there to help you out. Unless you've been in racing you don't understand. Welcome to a big learning curve. I use to crew for a Drag team and a Stockcar crew. Learn't alot real quick. It was a great time. Hope yo have it too. J.P.
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Old 08-12-2019, 05:56 PM   #29
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Thanks for the good wishes, little test run today ,just to get the feel of a chev push truck up my arse, passed that test next a short rookie run in the morning, then the real fun starts , it will either go like a shower of shit or look like a pile, Amazing the 4 banger folk that come by , The Model A will never die &partial thanks to that is this site,
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Good luck, hope you set a record!
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Old 08-13-2019, 05:57 PM   #31
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Show is over for us, only got 3 cylinders, suspect a valve, Maybe Henry put mushrooms on his valves for a reason ??They shut the course down early due too conditions, may open tomorrow if a new track can be prepared, its rough, line up row 18" deep ruts, hundreds never got to run yet, one two wheeler thought he could fly, WRONG, Once back in kiwi land we will strip engine & report, might just be collets come off, who knows , Derek from a hot USA heading to a cold New Zealand (after Turlock swap meet )
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Bummer. Long way from home to have that happen. I was hoping to see a video of that bad Boy... and some pictures of your supercharged Model A engine.

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Old 08-14-2019, 11:10 AM   #33
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You've got time, pull the head and have a look. Many of us have made repairs much more serious than a valve, and were able to make more runs.
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Old 08-14-2019, 06:37 PM   #34
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Jim normally, but due to conditions there, they shut down early hoping to get one course going Wednesday, After 5 days it was time to call it, even repaired if simple be lucky to get a run, due to long line ( hundreds waiting, the feed roads we had trouble even driving on in a truck, ruts 12" deep @ soft, Need a day or so to clean up ready for shipping , Had lots of help there, Just gutted for my crew including ron , Both my boy & kit have had a great experience, maybe be back, Kit has a stock roadster & Darrin eyeing up one back home , so if the hobby gains more interest not all lost apart from my pension fund, ??? its 103* in USA & minus a little in NZ
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Old 08-14-2019, 10:02 PM   #35
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Jim,
The conditions were not optimum, only two courses, shortened and long wait lines.
Creel was in line Tuesday morning at 6:30, finally ran Wed about noon.
The rookie course was better but at less than two miles made it really only for short testing.
Madole ran about 85 on the rookie course and said it was like driving in the snow.
I didn't even take mine out of the trailer, I needed 3 miles minimum.

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Old 08-15-2019, 10:54 AM   #36
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Too bad, but thanks for the reports. I understand about those long lines, years ago there was only 1 course, and the line was looooong!
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