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Title: drag racing ?hot rods
Post by: davina61 on April 02, 2017, 02:07:59 pm
any M to F on here do either ? I have been into it since 70s good thing is its open to both(all?) sexes
Title: Re: drag racing ?hot rods
Post by: Laura_Ann on April 03, 2017, 06:59:56 am
Err, H*ll yes  ;D

 I have a love of hot rods, and have a part built slingshot dragster in my garage, picture just out of the chassis builders shop.

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 Davina what is you style, likes?

 Laura
Title: Re: drag racing ?hot rods
Post by: NikkiAnn on April 03, 2017, 07:14:12 am
Me to.  Here is some of my handy (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170403/0381c519dd95d3be0e9de2d4dcd603c6.jpg)work!

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Title: Re: drag racing ?hot rods
Post by: Laura_Ann on April 03, 2017, 07:36:29 am
Nikki,

 Nice looking cobra, is that a BMW bike I see on the right as well?
Title: Re: drag racing ?hot rods
Post by: Rachel_Christina on April 03, 2017, 08:14:31 am
I have an all original J spec TT JZA80 i was planning to take to the strip when I get the chance, just to get some numbers.
Dunno about modding her though as she is all original...
Cool to see your work. Speed is an exhilarating thing, I think both Girls and Guys can get addicted
Title: Re: drag racing ?hot rods
Post by: big kim on April 03, 2017, 08:21:52 am
Had a go at run what ya brung in my 69 Pymouth Barracuda( 340 4 barrel lowered diff.Scary fast & drank pterol for fun). Also had a go of my first boyfriend's 68 Mercury Cougar (302 4 barrel)
Tempted to take the saddlebags off my Harley Sportster & have a go at the Bulldog Bash (883R Stage 1)
Title: Re: drag racing ?hot rods
Post by: Laura_Ann on April 03, 2017, 08:44:04 am
Christine,
  Oh a modern Jap car, to much electronics for me lol.  I know some very fast girls and boys ;-)

Kim,
 You better pull your bags off soon with the looming threat of closure to Shakey.   I did some RWYB with my old 66 Pontiac LeMans :-)
Title: Re: drag racing ?hot rods
Post by: Rachel_Christina on April 03, 2017, 08:57:43 am
She is complicated alright.... But aren't we all? :'3
Title: Re: drag racing ?hot rods
Post by: NikkiAnn on April 03, 2017, 02:00:37 pm
Nikki,

 Nice looking cobra, is that a BMW bike I see on the right as well?
Yes!  Guilty as charged.  Was one of two bikes,  the other being a Ducati Panigale but unfortunately I had to let it go. 

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Title: Re: drag racing ?hot rods
Post by: davina61 on April 03, 2017, 03:52:15 pm
We ll had a 340 RT challenger then built a full tube Austin Devon with the Dodge engine (runs 11.5 at 120 ) a slingshot dragster 383 mopar powered with my friend and my daughter races  a vw beetle that runs 14.00 with a 1679 cc lump. For the bikers out there my youngest is the first one to have  junior drag bike RD125 twin powered that was evil on expansion boxes (bleeding ears!!!) and have built him a GS500 as a drag bike . Its a bugger about Shakey been going there since 79 .Well making the most of this year and watch out for Halloween as Davina will be going not my alter ego
Title: Re: drag racing ?hot rods
Post by: NikkiAnn on April 03, 2017, 05:49:51 pm
Err, H*ll yes  ;D

 I have a love of hot rods, and have a part built slingshot dragster in my garage, picture just out of the chassis builders shop.

 (https://scontent-lht6-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/12109064_10153276134072399_828636653577465384_n.jpg?oh=64e8d4976eca267aafd400f8bb97bd2c&oe=596107BE)

 Davina what is you style, likes?

 Laura
Loving the dragster!  Hots rods and american V8s are the best!


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Title: Re: drag racing ?hot rods
Post by: big kim on April 04, 2017, 01:38:25 am
+1 on American V8s. Haven't had a car for 15 years since I got free transport when I was a bus driver. Muscle cars are CEO & rock star prices now.
Used to go a lot to Shakey (think it was Long Marston then Avon Park), York raceway & Santa Pod in the 70s & 80s. Remember Dad taking me to the bike sprints at Little Bispham as a kid in the 60s & being fascinated by the weird & wonderful bikes.Did a bit of spannering on a work mates very fast Honda 4 with an 812 big bore kit & another mates Triumph Bonneville
Title: Re: drag racing ?hot rods
Post by: Laura_Ann on April 04, 2017, 06:45:43 am
Now what I have noticed is we are all in the UK none of our sisters over the Pond?!

 
Title: Re: drag racing ?hot rods
Post by: Christine1 on April 08, 2017, 03:26:49 pm
Love the Cobra N! 289/427? or a Chevy. LOL  ::)  My first ride in HS was a '65 stang. My latest stang in storage is a '91 5.0 that I purchased new! I did heads/cam/upper and lower gt40 intake. Rear disk brakes because it came with drums. New drive shaft. Rear gears to 3:25. Transmission work. lowered the car 1 1/2 with progressive springs. New front disks that are vented etc..   From the other side of the pond ladies!
Title: Re: drag racing ?hot rods
Post by: davina61 on April 10, 2017, 05:17:05 pm
Well the beetle ran 14.3 @94 mph on third shake down run, weather was hot so that slows it but have cured bump steer.
Title: Re: drag racing ?hot rods
Post by: Denni on April 11, 2017, 09:19:40 am
Greetings, fellow lady gear heads from here in the colony's. Yes there are many of us here who also who enjoy the adrenaline rush generated by speed. Past history includes lots of two wheeled antics, road racing, flat track, and ice racing in the winter time.  As age marched on, the two wheels have been replaced with go fast boats, and cars. Running over 100 mph on the water is a rush, trust me! Present boat is a 26 ft. DCB catamaran, that is comfortable cruising at 50-60 mph but when the need for speed arises, oh boy! Built a 1934 Ford coupe pro street with a blown big block Chevy that was an absolute blast to drive, building vintage looking C1 and C2 Corvettes now with late model power and suspension. Looking into a vintage Formula Ford and road racing again, only on four wheels this time around. Whoever mentioned in the past that adrenaline is the most powerful drug known to mankind was so accurate.
Title: Re: drag racing ?hot rods
Post by: Laura_Ann on April 12, 2017, 11:21:23 am
Christine, Oh a Pony girl, I do love the early 60's and the current version.

Davina, Good to hear the shakedown went well. Have fun at the Pod.

Denni,  WOW a real petrolhead, sounds like you have your hands full.
Title: Re: drag racing ?hot rods
Post by: findingreason on April 12, 2017, 12:44:22 pm
I love me some Subaru WRX or WRX STI. :D My goal is to eventually own one, but I loved getting the chance to drive one. Very fun to drop the clutch at 3K on those cars. I didn't have a powerful car in the states, but my Subaru Legacy 2.5i was very fun to drive, and hugged the roads very well with a good set of sports tires. Even won a street race at one point with it at about 110 mph.
Title: Re: drag racing ?hot rods
Post by: Christine1 on April 30, 2017, 02:32:51 pm
Laura _Ann  I sure am a pony girl. My first was a restored '65 stang.  Midnight black with a little red stripping on the sides. I have a pony tat on my shoulder to prove it. Love the old blue oval rides!
Title: Re: drag racing ?hot rods
Post by: davina61 on April 30, 2017, 02:48:12 pm
one of my hotrod club members runs a full tube glass bodied stang ,460 motor . Went to watch qualifying today (have to work tomorrow) and he ran a 9.8 . My ears arnt burning so maybe no one noticed my plum nails and rings and ankle boots with 2" heels but there again?
Title: Re: drag racing ?hot rods
Post by: Christine1 on April 30, 2017, 03:14:40 pm
Davina a 460 nice and a 9.8 sweet. I'm sure you looked amazing and dressed the place up!

Love Christine

Title: Re: drag racing ?hot rods
Post by: Tammy Jade on May 15, 2017, 07:40:36 pm
Well They Arn't Exactly Drag Cars but here are 2 of my toys.

The Evo will do Mid 11's and with practice (or a better driver) I could probably get that down but it puts to much stress on the rally gearbox. (Which is currently broken LOL)

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Title: Re: drag racing ?hot rods
Post by: davina61 on May 16, 2017, 04:40:44 pm
Can be a bit fragile if not on the loose stuff, seen a few scubys launch there boxes on the strip, started restoring my 67. built 68 model year VW panel van. Forgot how much of a pain grinding spot welds is , grinder rash rules.
Title: Re: drag racing ?hot rods
Post by: Carolina on September 24, 2018, 11:45:42 pm
I'm not worthy, I'm not worthy.  I'm really not worthy.

  I'm not really into racing (or rather "my guy" isn't, I'm a cd and he does the car stuff), and he's been slowed down considerably since we've become somewhat mature.  And he's a "road" sports car kind of person, not a "drag" person (well, at least in terms of automobiles) since we live in the hills.  But we've both always wanted a late '50's, very early "60's hi po vette.  But the insurance.  But the worry.  But the tickets.

  So he's been working on a "stealth" vette (for way too many years now).  He's got a '65 cuda.  It was an old lady's car, slant 6/auto which have been removed now.  Sitting underneath it is a "62 chevy iron 4 speed with gearvendor od, waiting to be eased up into the tunnel (Ah, and what did you do yesterday?  Cut the tunnel open so the shifter can poke up and through when the <transgender person> is eased up).  And then sitting over in the corner is a '56 265, bored out to a 283, with a double hump heads and roller rockers, a dundov 097, and an edelbrock thunder on a high rise with very good set of exhaust manifords.

  ("Infidel!" cry the Mopar Heads.  And to think he turned down a never started 273 replacement engine someone once offered me.  What can I say?  He likes the sbc.)   

  So the weight is about the same as a late '50s vette, the power/transmission is pretty much the same, the handling will be pretty much the same.  (And, yes, the rear axle has been swapped out to a ford ranger posi, the front brakes to disks and the torsion bars upped to 273's and a new fast ratio power steering box has been installed.  And I've got a spare back window hidden away in the big metal building.)

  So its engine/trans swap fabrication issues that I've been (worrying about, avoiding, fighting, cussing) trying to accomplish.  But he's not in a hurry.  Its been a 15 year project at this point and -- like I said -- he opened up the transmission hump yesterday.

    Carolina




 



 
Title: Re: drag racing ?hot rods
Post by: SonadoraXVX on October 09, 2018, 05:59:45 am
Reminds me to go to irwindale drag strip, in California,  live within 20 mile of it.

Get the oil pumping in my veins again

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Title: Re: drag racing ?hot rods
Post by: davina61 on October 09, 2018, 03:30:14 pm
Do it I am missing the strip. Ch**y in a Mopar sacrilege!!!!! Just ordered some drop spindles for my panel van, they will need modding  as the disc brake kit I have got wont bolt on. Its the calliper mountings but no probs for me. Given up trying to get the ones that brake kit fit as person that sells them has been impossible to get in touch with for 3 months .
Title: Re: drag racing ?hot rods
Post by: Laura_Ann on October 10, 2018, 08:58:39 am
I am missing the track so much, wish I had the car up and running  :'(
Title: Re: drag racing ?hot rods
Post by: davina61 on September 28, 2020, 03:18:59 am
Well I have been a busy girl in my unit, building my 1951 Austin 10cwt countryman. Motivation comes from a 3L Vauxhall v6 , chassis extended 6ins, cab doors the same as it always looked to short to me. scratch built suspension. Some photos.(https://i.imgur.com/GKFTc4n.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/yaNM9wF.jpg)
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Title: Re: drag racing ?hot rods
Post by: Rachel_Christina on September 28, 2020, 04:10:08 am
Davina that is tidy looking work,
I have new Arches I need to weld into my project, but need a new welder, my old one burns through everything :S
Gearbox sourced and soon time for it to be installed
Title: Re: drag racing ?hot rods
Post by: davina61 on September 28, 2020, 12:43:29 pm
My welder is a bit fierce as it just wont run .6 wire without cobbling up. Lots of careful tack welds joined, keeps distortion down!!!
Race car sold today so have a bit more funds.
Title: Re: drag racing ?hot rods
Post by: Rachel_Christina on September 28, 2020, 02:10:03 pm
Ah yeah the funds is killing me Kseries in the 89-91 civic is Super expensive.
Here's a few progress shots.
All new timing, ported the oil pump myself so should be good for 11,000 rpm.
Type R oil cooler found and installed too
Engine bay almost naked and ready for paint. Inside strip out nicely too.
Need new arches in and then reseal the whole car underneath.

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Title: Re: drag racing ?hot rods
Post by: Laura_Ann on September 29, 2020, 09:57:06 am
Looks like you ladies have been busy.

  I am now Dragster less, but have ended up with one or four motorbikes instead  >:-) ;D ;D
Title: Re: drag racing ?hot rods
Post by: JudiBlueEyes on September 30, 2020, 03:27:47 pm
Just sold my Porsche 914 road racer with a tube chassis, all fibre glass body panels.  I owned it for 30+ years and it's evolved quite a bit over the years.  Still have my Dodge Dualie tow vehicle though.  Hard to give that up just yet. 
Title: Re: drag racing ?hot rods
Post by: davina61 on October 23, 2020, 01:40:26 pm
progress made, new section of rear chassis made and rear arches extended and fitted. Bought a folder and a shrinker/stretcher so can make shaped panels better. Blew most of the race car £££s on an air ride kit and that came yesterday ,will be checking it for fit tomorrow  ( doing other stuff today) so lots of mounting brackets to make and a battery tray. Waiting for fuel tank n(https://i.imgur.com/NlhOYOA.jpg)ow to work out rear floor.Got some steel plate to finish chassis joint, will be an S shape .(https://i.imgur.com/eNCItlc.jpg)
Title: Re: drag racing ?hot rods
Post by: Northern Star Girl on October 23, 2020, 03:06:47 pm
@davina61
Dear Davina
When you mentioned yesterday tha you were going to post your hot rod pictures I have been eagerly anticipating finding your photos.
WOW, that appears to be a lot of hard work getting everything assembled, welded, and put together!

Thank you for posting and sharing... and hopefully you will keep us updated with more pictures regarding your progress.

HUGS,
Danielle`
Title: Re: drag racing ?hot rods
Post by: Rachel_Christina on October 24, 2020, 04:29:23 am
It's coming on real well Davina.
I just had my new flywheel and clutch arrive yesterday.
Engine and gearbox is almost done.
Need to get it installed now in the car but need the new welder to do a clean job of engine mounts.
Title: Re: drag racing ?hot rods
Post by: davina61 on October 24, 2020, 01:05:06 pm
Got my welder working better, its just getting wire speed right. Did the rear air bag mounts out of 3mm and it welded perfect.
Title: Re: drag racing ?hot rods
Post by: Rachel_Christina on October 24, 2020, 03:05:57 pm
Nice one!! Keep going!!
Title: Re: drag racing ?hot rods
Post by: davina61 on November 12, 2020, 03:07:26 pm
Fuel tank, air tank and rear floor sorted. Battery and air pump mountings done. Started to work out wiring loom while I can get to drill grommet holes.(https://i.imgur.com/YahdpRB.jpg)
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Title: Re: drag racing ?hot rods
Post by: davina61 on December 22, 2020, 01:30:24 pm
Stuck for some bits (and money!) so have been making the dash , fitting seats, steering column and centre console .
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Title: Re: drag racing ?hot rods
Post by: Rachel_Christina on December 22, 2020, 03:02:22 pm
Nice one Davina.
You should get some brushed stainless gauges for that cluster.

Money slowing us all down unfortunately :/
Title: Re: drag racing ?hot rods
Post by: davina61 on December 22, 2020, 04:16:36 pm
Its the 2 gauges for air ride pressure with the 4 switches in the panel above. Shame the faces are white. Electric window switch is out of the Omega but it fits the shape well.
Title: Re: drag racing ?hot rods
Post by: Rachel_Christina on December 23, 2020, 01:51:31 am
You should be able to change the faces. I did so on the Supra. Had to for MOT
I'm just saving for new portamig welder then I will be able to weld in my new rear quarters and engine mounts.
For now it's slow progress though.
Been trying to get into new work. And although I got it there's no position vin my area yet.
Cash flow is <poo> on minimum wage :/
Title: Re: drag racing ?hot rods
Post by: davina61 on December 23, 2020, 03:38:04 am
On Universal Credit , last sick pay this month . Waiting for my "redundancy" pay as well. When that comes through I will be able to get roll over hoop made  then fit the body sides back on so that will keep me occupied for a few weeks.
Title: Re: drag racing ?hot rods
Post by: Rachel_Christina on December 23, 2020, 10:19:55 am
It's slow moving for everybody then so :/
Things will come right in the new year!
Title: Re: drag racing ?hot rods
Post by: davina61 on January 24, 2021, 07:19:09 am
Got a bit stuck on things, holidays and weather getting in the way. Started to sort wiring loom, removed a box full of stuff not needed, wiring diagram not helping as some colours wrong . Ordered some hole saws to make grommet holes as the largest is 63mm , have to move the ABS unit and make new mount as the inner wheel arch fouls . That leaves me with less room to fit relay box above, found a diagram for under bonnet relays but nothing for under dash ones. Looks like its meter time.
Title: Re: drag racing ?hot rods
Post by: Rachel_Christina on January 25, 2021, 03:46:50 am
Ah wiring the arch enemy. Have fun.
I'm luck alot of the Swap stuff is plug and play.

My project has stagnated though lately.
I order my welder two weeks ago and still no sign of it moving.
I have all new bearings and hubs ready to go on with extended wheels studs.

Might get the full bush kit from Hardrace so that I can press in new bushes and paint the Subframe.
Gives me plenty work while waiting for me welder.
Once welded it's paint time :)
Title: Re: drag racing ?hot rods
Post by: davina61 on January 25, 2021, 05:15:30 am
Slow progress is still progress, days off have given me time to work out (would have said design but still fluid) a mounting for ABS in my head. Found a heater blower on the bay, hair dryer type and just what I needed . See things fall into place, only looked for something to do stuck in!!
Title: Re: drag racing ?hot rods
Post by: davina61 on February 19, 2021, 03:04:21 pm
So got this new toy, great help saving my knees!! had to make a recess to get heater fan line up with heater unit. Well was going to post pics but host site down. Later!
Title: Re: drag racing ?hot rods
Post by: Rachel_Christina on February 19, 2021, 03:29:52 pm
Nice one Davina.
My progress is very slow, minimum wage :/
No good!
New welder arrived on Wednesday but ain't got money for gas, gotta wait just.
Title: Re: drag racing ?hot rods
Post by: davina61 on February 20, 2021, 02:47:34 am
Yes same here for ££s anyways here's some pics.(https://i.imgur.com/kuToHqJ.jpg)
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Title: Re: drag racing ?hot rods
Post by: Devlyn on February 25, 2021, 05:52:20 am
We just picked up this 1966 Rambler Classic 770 convertible. It's right hand drive. The main reasons we bought it are also the main reasons we shouldn't have bought it: It's a big boat, it's a convertible, it's a project car.  ;D


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Title: Re: drag racing ?hot rods
Post by: davina61 on February 25, 2021, 07:21:54 am
Nice, there used to be a Rambler convertible that drag raced when I raced my Challenger early 80s . It was still about a few years ago. AMC 360 V8 and Chrysler auto box ??
Title: Re: drag racing ?hot rods
Post by: Rachel_Christina on February 25, 2021, 08:18:31 am
We just picked up this 1966 Rambler Classic 770 convertible. It's right hand drive. The main reasons we bought it are also the main reasons we shouldn't have bought it: It's a big boat, it's a convertible, it's a project car.  ;D


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Nice one, is it no a we touch of home for you too? Bar being RHD?
Title: Re: drag racing ?hot rods
Post by: Devlyn on February 25, 2021, 08:21:19 am
Yeah, I think Megan had that in mind when she found it.   :)
Title: Re: drag racing ?hot rods
Post by: Rachel_Christina on February 25, 2021, 09:47:32 am
It's nice to have a slice of Home.
I always stick with the Japanese Honda and Toyota.
But I unfortunately ain't Japanese in anyway! D:
Title: Re: drag racing ?hot rods
Post by: Megan. on February 25, 2021, 05:03:32 pm
It's nice to have a slice of Home.
I always stick with the Japanese Honda and Toyota.
But I unfortunately ain't Japanese in anyway! D:
A RHD American car seems to sum up our relationship. I don't know if that qualifies it as a great combination or crazy mishap :-D

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