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He's at it again!!!!
Nostalgia Nationals Saturday....




Well done Andy, thanks for the show!!!
 

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well done mate,you seemed rather pleased with the 8.:tup::woohoo:
 

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not long till something goes seriously wrong, lucky he had a trailor to take it home
im afraid it very nearly did go wrong..saturday aft he raced an alky altered and unfortunatly it turned over and nearly took him out..

i wouldnt wish damage on anyone,andys had his fair share of broken parts.
he deserves the 8 sec runs,he has persisted where most would have given up.

plus without cars like that drag racing would get a little boring and what would we talk about on these forums.??
 

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Just damaged the diff, nowt spectacular...got most of the parts to repair it. I know the diff was the weakest point of the whole deal so I'd already bought the diff out of "Honky Tonkin", a 35 spline aluminium jobby which should do nicely.

Gotta say, I was delighted with the weekend. The 8.8 came entirely unexpected, I figured we were getting to the bottom of the barrel with this tune, but then we pull .16 tenths off the PB.......crikey.

Anyway, thanks to all for the great comments and the support we received all weekend............we'll do our best to keep it happening.:D
 

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that first pic says it all....lucky for andy unlucky for helen..

http://www.hotrodgazette.com/stoppress_new.htm
First have to say how relieved I was that Helen was ok, cars can be fixed, people take a lot more effort.

Many may not know but for the last twenty years we have insisted on a helmet and seatbelt ruling for ALL cars at the Hot Rod Drags and Nostalgia Nationals, irrespective of what et and terminal speed they run. It's often been a bone of contention but when you are at a run what you brung you don't know who or what you will be paired with. I hope Andy won't mind me repeating a tale he told me at the weekend but it illustrates the point. In a race recently with another car that was waaaay out of his time bracket, a head start was sportingly agreed. A stall on the line meant the 'catch up' was more pronounced. All still went to plan and Andy cruised past and went back to put the kettle on. The point is, in such a situation someone in a stupidly slow car could end up in an altercation with a quicker car trying to play catch up.

Sorry for hijacking the thread but I thought it was a good opportunity to make a point when people quote the 100mph/11sec ruling regarding helmets. As long as I have anything to do with the Nostalgia Nationals and Hot Rod Drags it will never be an option.

Back to the plot...
 

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I would always second that. Wearing a belt and helmet just makes sense. What reason could you have for not wearing one ?.......... No brainer really.
 

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Absolutely Andy! The drag strip is a cruel mistress, all the traction in the world until it lets go. Then you are just a passenger, so enjoy the ride!
I note there is an apology on the Wild Bunch forum in case you discovered what colour adrenalin is. and if any of you have any doubts as to how close things were, check out the NSCC link http://www.hotrodgazette.com/stoppress_new.htm
 

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It was a bit of a brown underpant moment Tony but....well, I've had those before after various hot curries so I'll survive this one...

Does make you reflect and think about your own safety and plans are afoot to make a few changes on the T, although safety has improved considerably over last season, when is it too much ? Like never !
 

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andy fadster;24464 Does make you reflect and think about your own safety and plans are afoot to make a few changes on the T said:
I keep telling you you need a bit more length...........:smoke:

food for thought......................... :tup:


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Thanks for that Sid,marvelous !!,Bry
 
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