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xoxoxoBruce 09-24-2016 11:02 AM

Why racing is so expensive...

Gravdigr 09-24-2016 01:05 PM

What's that? Torque, you say? Got some:

Gravdigr 09-24-2016 01:51 PM


Originally Posted by Gravdigr (Post 897278)
The Gas Monkey Garage (featured on Discovery Channel's "Fast & Loud") monkeys have found the first two Firebirds (affectionately known as No. 1, & No. 2) ever built.

Click here for the story.

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They've been restored. And Barret-Jackson will auction them off.

As a pair.

xoxoxoBruce 09-25-2016 12:36 PM

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Hmm... a fool and his money something something something...

Gravdigr 09-25-2016 01:58 PM

10 grams??!!

I've got that much gold in my eye...

Gravdigr 09-27-2016 01:40 PM

Pamela 09-27-2016 08:27 PM

Where else but Texas!

xoxoxoBruce 09-28-2016 11:30 AM

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glatt 09-28-2016 11:43 AM


Gravdigr 09-28-2016 02:05 PM

Beautiful doggeh!

xoxoxoBruce 10-02-2016 11:02 AM

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Looks like something Smokey Yunick would build for those high bank ovals...

Gravdigr 10-02-2016 01:40 PM

I think Mr. Yunick's hat worked the same way...

xoxoxoBruce 10-02-2016 05:36 PM

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This might be a wee bit of overkill...

Gravdigr 10-03-2016 04:46 PM

Waste of a good Goat.

fargon 10-04-2016 12:22 PM

That's what you call compound supercharging

Gravdigr 10-04-2016 01:38 PM

I call it a visual obstruction citation.

xoxoxoBruce 10-04-2016 01:41 PM

Nice Goat, but he blew it. :lol:

Gravdigr 10-08-2016 03:08 PM

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Ow, my wallet!

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The horror, the horror...

Gravdigr 10-08-2016 03:08 PM

Man, that makes ya wanna cry, don't it?

BigV 10-09-2016 04:52 PM

I always felt cars of that vintage and class had way, waaaay more "go" than "stop".

Once again, the universe balances things out. :(

fargon 10-10-2016 11:46 AM

It makes me want to cry.

Gravdigr 10-10-2016 02:13 PM


Originally Posted by BigV (Post 970767)
I always felt cars of that vintage and class had way, waaaay more "go" than "stop".

And you would be correct. Waaaay more go than whoa. Hell, they might have had decent brakes, they just weighed a fuckton. Or two.

xoxoxoBruce 10-10-2016 07:14 PM

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Meh, it's only a Mopar.

1910 Studebaker electric...

Gravdigr 10-11-2016 02:00 PM

I didn't know Studebakers came in a roll-on.

xoxoxoBruce 10-12-2016 10:55 AM

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Must have a hell of a compressor. Maybe they're air brakes? :lol:

Gravdigr 10-12-2016 12:22 PM

Bet it plays La Cucaracha.

BigV 10-12-2016 09:33 PM


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xoxoxoBruce 10-16-2016 06:27 PM

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I bet Dr Josef Mengele was involved...

sexobon 10-16-2016 09:30 PM

Or Dr. Evil and successive generations of clones ...

Gravdigr 10-17-2016 02:14 PM

It's a V-Dub inception...

Gravdigr 10-17-2016 02:25 PM

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Oh, the humanity...

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Gravdigr 10-17-2016 02:51 PM

Just what, not why:

BigV 10-18-2016 11:15 AM


Originally Posted by Gravdigr (Post 971387)
Oh, the humanity...

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I'll take it!

Gravdigr 10-19-2016 01:54 PM


xoxoxoBruce 10-24-2016 11:25 AM

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One of the guys on the SSR forum takes a lot of pictures at events and posts them, usually in collage form, but sometimes these phony magazine covers.

glatt 10-24-2016 03:10 PM

Look good!

BigV 10-25-2016 12:45 AM

the non divided headlights are a distinctive improvement

xoxoxoBruce 10-25-2016 08:41 AM

It has the added advantage of causing me to leave a little more distance in traffic and park with the front end protected. :lol2:

Gravdigr 11-03-2016 03:27 PM

***NSFW Language***
Oh, I love this guy:

Pamela 11-03-2016 05:00 PM

Amen brother! Say it like it is!

Gravdigr 11-04-2016 01:29 PM

Field Car No More: Ray Evernham [former NASCAR crew chief] Restored the 58 Chevy Impala from American Graffiti

glatt 11-04-2016 02:30 PM

That was fun. I fell down a rabbit hole of American Graffiti youtube clips

xoxoxoBruce 11-06-2016 12:21 AM

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Hate to pay the tire bill...

xoxoxoBruce 11-07-2016 07:21 AM

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Of course most of us made a lot less money then...

Gravdigr 11-07-2016 10:39 AM

"Mattydale at Northern Lights" sounds like a strain of marijuana...Y'know, like 'Skunk No. 1 x Northern Lights'...:fumette:

Gravdigr 11-07-2016 10:40 AM

I can still smell that shit.

Gravdigr 11-07-2016 11:44 AM

Parking brake. Use it.

fargon 11-07-2016 05:27 PM


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xoxoxoBruce 11-14-2016 02:51 PM

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A rare photo of a four abreast race on July 5th, 1969 at York US-30. Actually Steve Kanuika was driving Jungle Jim's car.
Grumpy won, Dyno Don 2nd, Sox & Martin 3rd, and here comes beetlebomb. :lol:

Gravdigr 11-14-2016 03:01 PM


...and here comes beetlebomb.

Cool pic.

glatt 11-14-2016 03:02 PM

I'm always a little impressed when I see the sidewall of tires like that stressing under the load of acceleration.

glatt 11-14-2016 03:06 PM

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like this
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xoxoxoBruce 11-14-2016 03:57 PM

Those wrinkle walls are a compromise between breaking traction and ripping the tire off the rim. You should see them rolling through the pits at five miles an hour, with 9 psi pressure. You'd swear they were broken

Gravdigr 11-15-2016 03:04 PM

From here:


"Wrinklewall" slicks are now specifically designed for the special requirements of drag racing, being constructed in such a way as to allow the sidewall to be twisted by the torque applied at launch, softening the initial start and thus reducing the chances of breaking traction. As speed builds, the centrifugal force generated by the tire's rotation "unwraps" the sidewall, returning the energy to the car's acceleration. Additionally, it causes the tires to expand radially, increasing their diameter and effectively creating a taller gear ratio, allowing a higher top speed with the same transmission gearing.

xoxoxoBruce 11-15-2016 03:06 PM

Oh yes, nothing like 300 mph to make the puppy grow. :eek:

xoxoxoBruce 11-15-2016 09:43 PM

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I feel pretty, oh so pretty, I feel pretty, witty and gay... :hearts:

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