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    Hi everyone, I am new to the forum and drag week, I've been following new posts for the last year and thought I'd join and introduce myself. Last year was my first year spectating US 131 dragway in Martin Michigan. This year my father and I have pulled our 1968 Pontiac Gto out of storage in hope to compete this year and luckily after a stressful 6 mins we got our conformation. Lol. We are currently working on a new motor (461) and set up for the car. I plan on sharing my experiences with the build and the week itself. Super excited and also super green so any advice is always welcome
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    Re: New to forum and drag week

    Awesome!!!

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      Re: New to forum and drag week

      Good looking Pontiac.

      My advice is to be driving the car by july, then work the bugs out. by driving, I mean both down the drag strip, and longish road trips. If you want specific suggestions, give more detail about the build

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        Re: New to forum and drag week

        Good looking Pontiac.

        My advice is to be driving the car by july, then work the bugs out. by driving, I mean both down the drag strip, and longish road trips. If you want specific suggestions, give more detail about the build
        Listen to Squirrel, he is correct. I had 10 miles on my car last year and 0 passes. We finished but it sure wasn't easy!

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          Re: New to forum and drag week

          Get lots of sleep BEFORE the event... Once it starts you will not get much LOL.

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            Re: New to forum and drag week

            I will say welcome... as said already.. get miles on your ride..
            and enjoy... it can be brutal on the trip

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              another stick guy! yay!
              http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k1...ps24d553b8.jpg
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                Re: New to forum and drag week

                Welcome aboard. As for prep, yep drive, drive, and more drive and sit in traffic,,,,,,and finally, My grandson & I enjoy a sit down meal Sunday evening before the madness begins. (Never know when the next one will roll around)
                wondermut likes this.
                Drag Week 2012 (wet paint and no transmission but finished) Drag Week 2013 Daily Driver finished in middle of pack (again) Drag Week 2014 #56 of 126 Daily Drivers. (getting closer to the 32)

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                  Re: New to forum and drag week

                  Welcome aboard. As for prep, yep drive, drive, and more drive and sit in traffic,,,,,,and finally, My grandson & I enjoy a sit down meal Sunday evening before the madness begins. (Never know when the next one will roll around)
                  Bring your cooler you can always fix what breaks but warm beer that's another thing
                  HemiRick1, and like this.
                  Drag week 2009 Quickest street rod
                  Drag week 2010 Quickest street rod

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                    Re: New to forum and drag week


                    Bring your cooler you can always fix what breaks but warm beer that's another thing
                    And, if you have cold beer, you can always get quick52 to help you out!

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                      Re: New to forum and drag week


                      And, if you have cold beer, you can always get quick52 to help you out!
                      Our you can get your buddy to leave you on the side of the road because he heard the dinner bell.
                      Drag week 2009 Quickest street rod
                      Drag week 2010 Quickest street rod

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                        Our you can get your buddy to leave you on the side of the road because he heard the dinner bell.
                        Really hit a guy below the belt when he is not here to defend himself! Typical Ford guy LOOSER!!!!

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                          Update on our progress, we have the short block mocked up for the first time with everything checking out except for thrust clearances, so one more tear down before the final assembly, we have a stock Pontiac 400 block bored .30 over with a new butler performance 461 eagle forged crank, eagle forged H beam connecting rods and Ross pistons. Hoping to be in the 600hp range

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                            Cool, progress is good!!
                            Looks like you don't live to far from me.
                            Last edited by Tommy71; April 16th, 2017, 02:29 PM.

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                              Re: New to forum and drag week

                              Bring a cooler, lots of duct tape, and throw caution to the wind! Its a blast,
                              Very nice GTO...
                              HRPT LH- 09,10,11,12
                              DW- 12,16
                              "Stay thirsty my friends"
                              The worlds most interesting man

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