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January 5th, 2009, 04:00 PM
January 5th, 2009, 04:26 PM
Damn.......what a thought provoking article!!
Nothing you can't do if everyone is pulling on the
rope in the same direction.
January 5th, 2009, 04:28 PM
How many times did I hear "Why do you need a 455 in your Skylark?" or "It won't fit" (the 455 you perv's :P) it took me 8 years since the idea first formed to pull it off (college came first), but I got it done, and now I'm stepping it up ;D
January 5th, 2009, 04:41 PM
Some article Brian,Thanks! :)
January 5th, 2009, 06:09 PM
Another great article Brian. I wish I could be more involved in this thing, but know that my best wishes are with the Cross Country Junkyardigan Javelin Relay Team. I really don't know, however, which is more insane, the transporting of this thing via relay team across country, or ice racing a Javelin with a 440 engine in it. Both are very cool and epitomize what the Junkyard is all about.
January 5th, 2009, 06:16 PM
If I had 4-5 days and a tractor=trailer, I'd just haul ass to L.A., snatch it up and drop it off at yer doorstep, Brian(big steppin' ain't nothing to me....I do it for a living).
Being as I don't, I'm waiting for the finalization of the relay....I'm ready.
This is gonna be fun......... ;D
January 5th, 2009, 06:32 PM
To quote you, you're the sheep's tits, Brian.
I'm sick of people telling me why I can't do something. In fact, I very often don't bother to explain what I'm doing until it's done. I get much more accomplished that way.
January 5th, 2009, 09:26 PM
WOW.....that car has the right color scheme......those colors don't run...they just make you want to get it done, no matter what the task....whether here or abroad. Im proud we live in a place were people from different walks of life can come together for a common cause to help each out and in turn receive a sense of accomplishment, gratification, & camaraderie that I havent seen or felt since my stint in the U.S. Army. You "Band of Brothers" be careful on this endeavor & please document each leg of the trip for us hanger on-ers...... :'(
January 6th, 2009, 04:00 AM
I can relate to that adventure totally! Reminds me of the time i borrowed a worn out S-10 and drove it 2400 miles round trip , part of it in a snowstorm, to get the rear seats (rusty springs and frames) for my 53 Chevy Suburban.
January 6th, 2009, 04:14 AM
Wow, some really profound thoughts. I'm going to print this out and have my sons read it. Well done.
January 6th, 2009, 05:58 AM
Nice piece Brian, Thanks!
January 6th, 2009, 07:27 AM
As they would have said when the Javelin was new, "Right on man"! ;D
As a schlep from Winscon who has achieved more than I ever thought possible by age 40, your comments on hitting long-term goals are spot-on.
Plus, AMC javelins are just plain the best pony car ever! ;)
January 6th, 2009, 07:29 AM
Hot Rodders are a different bunch. I remember being in a lecture during my brief attempt at a higher education. The lecturer was trying to make that point that you have to go on from where things stand and make the corrections to the plan to accommodate reality - a valid point. He said "You can't put the toothpaste back in the tube. Several of us in the class were car guys and we mentally left the lecture at that point as we worked out how to open the crimp at the bottom of the tube and reinstall the paste. That's just how we tick.
January 6th, 2009, 08:14 AM
Well said, Brian. ;)
January 6th, 2009, 01:56 PM
Along with everybody else, great write up Brian. This whole "Javelin tag team relay" is just one more example of why this site and its members are the greatest.
January 7th, 2009, 05:21 AM
On one of my eraser boards and the windows of a couple of project cars I've written "Idea guyz and make it happen guyz....which one are you???
I enjoy your entries.
January 8th, 2009, 06:41 PM
Brian, I am so impressed with your writing and car guy personality. After reading your articles for the last month I have become a member.So good to know there is a great young writer to carry on the hobby. I look forward to many years of your writing.
Gary in Tucson
January 8th, 2009, 06:49 PM
Gary, your check is in the mail! ;D
Thanks a lot for joining us and becoming part of the fun. I'll be here tapping on the keys as long as you're there reading!
January 8th, 2009, 06:50 PM
Gary, thanks a lot for joining us. How did you find the site?
January 8th, 2009, 07:45 PM
Great piece Brian!
I love the can do attitude of Hot Rodders
January 10th, 2009, 07:51 AM
Depending on how well we pull the inaugural "Red Ball", this may be something we might wanna continue as a service to the Freaks.
No grand ideas about running Reliable or Horseless Carriage transport out of business any time soon(I've had enough of living in a damn truck....precisely why my Pete is a daycab), but could make an otherwise unattainable vehicle/engine/whatever available.
January 13th, 2009, 06:41 PM
Hey DF, I believe it was a link from Dragracingonline. Probably about nostalgia photo spread you have posted.I have sent your web address to 10 friends to help spread the word.
Gary in Tucson
January 13th, 2009, 07:14 PM
Gary, welcome to our world and on behalf of all of us, thanks for spreading the word.
January 13th, 2009, 07:47 PM
Well said Jim!
January 13th, 2009, 09:40 PM
January 24th, 2009, 06:49 AM
Any finalized schedules? Locations?
January 24th, 2009, 07:04 AM
Well....(I know, deep subject)
457Brodix and I will be trading off at the main entrance to ORP on US 136(not certain if we'll be handing off on the 6th or 7th...all depends on how well the preceding stages go).
Nesabo, PM me....need to decide where to hand off to you.
January 24th, 2009, 08:00 AM
Randal, I'll resend the schedule of events that I e-mailed out. I'll send it along to everyone just so we're on the same page.
Smoke, you and Neil should do National Trail dragway in Columbus. Right off the highway and there's a parking lot I believe you can do the swap in. It'd be a good fit for the "swap at tracks" deal.
January 24th, 2009, 10:33 AM
I was thinking the same thing, Brian....just wonder if there's actually access to the lot with it being off-season(kinda the same concern with ORP, but I have a way around that...LOL).
January 24th, 2009, 11:01 AM
If not there is a truck stop right down the street. It would just be cool, even if the swap was completed at the truck stop to get a shot of the car at the track.
You're a trucker. Crash the gate! :D
January 24th, 2009, 12:25 PM
LMAO...there's a difference between the gate-crashability of a Peterbilt over a Silverado...LMAO
We'll get it there...just be ready.
January 25th, 2009, 08:45 AM
My little brain cell (singular) just clicked "ON" and I suddenly realized that this, technically, isn't the first "Red Ball Express" type transfer to come about as a result of this forum (actually, the one I'm gonna mention was started on CJTV, but you get the idea). I gave/sold a 292 Chevy six (gave the motor, sold the intake) to Milner351 (John) in the Detroit area. STD (Dave W) was down in FL with his bosses' race car and he swung by Wilmington, NC (my town), picked up the engine and stuff and got it to the race shop in Milford, MI, where John picked it up.
Not to take anything away from this relay - I'm still on for a back-up, but I'm really better to do this kind of thing in the summer. You guys are gonna have a ball!
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