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regan wilson 06-29-2021 08:55 PM

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Lol Its ok.

71Dragtruck 06-29-2021 11:47 PM

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Originally Posted by regan wilson (Post 8938327)
Monty you are Fired!

Iím going to need my 2 weeks severance and holiday pay :mm:

regan wilson 06-30-2021 08:46 PM

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Originally Posted by 71Dragtruck (Post 8938394)
Iím going to need my 2 weeks severance and holiday pay :mm:

In Texas we don't have to give a reason for Firing an Employee. Nor give Compensation. Sorry my friend.

SCOTI 06-30-2021 11:10 PM

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Originally Posted by regan wilson (Post 8938690)
In Texas we don't have to give a reason for Firing an Employee. Nor give Compensation. Sorry my friend.

The ole 'Right to Work' clause.

regan wilson 07-15-2021 09:14 AM

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Well I got the Drivers side header fixed up and coated. I also spent a couple of hours cleaning the truck up. Changed the oil, lashed the valves and added a little timing in hopes it will run a little better in bad air. It's all ready to head to Topeka next week for the Double Divisional. This will be my 6th and 7th race out of 8. My next and final Divisional will be in Noble, Ok the first weekend of October. The week after Noble will be the National Event at the Tx Motorplex. Then it will be time to tear down the motor and freshen everything up for next year.

71Dragtruck 07-18-2021 09:29 PM

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Looking good.

regan wilson 07-19-2021 05:44 AM

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Thanks Monty. I'm loaded and ready to go.

regan wilson 07-27-2021 06:55 AM

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Well as usual I'm my own toughest opponent. Topeka didn't go very well. I didn't gain any points. So here's a little summary of my own undoing.

Houston- I made it to fourth round and lost a good race. My .017 light wouldn't get it.

South Georgia- I give up the stripe 2nd round by .002.

Ennis#1- I gave up the finish line 3rd round by a ton. Totally on me! Stupid driving.

Ennis#2- I scrubbed E.T. before I caught my opponent 2nd round. Stupid

Tulsa - I was just lucky to make it to 4th round. I'll take it.

Topeka#1-I gave up the stripe by .004 to the same guy in Ennis #1 3rd round. I would have started making points 3rd round. Duh. Oh and I was .000 to his .032 on the tree.

Topeka#2-I go .001 red 1st round. I thought the .000 the day before was fluke.

I showed up in Topeka with a chance at winning Division 2.5 rounds out of 1st sitting in 3rd place. I come home in 8th without a chance.

regan wilson 07-27-2021 07:07 AM

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With all that behind me I'm down to two races left. The Divisional in Noble, Oklahoma the first weekend of October. That will be my final points race. the week after is the Fall Nationals at the Tx Motorplex. I made a decision while I was in Topeka. I've been really wanting to try a 4.30 gear for awhile. It's just such a PITA to change with a Dana rear. We found a set so Tony is going to set them up for me. I just keep thinking if I ran right at 130mph on a second gear leave wide open it might pick up a few. At the same time it will kill some starting line ratio. I guess we'll find out. If I can get it done soon enough I may go do some testing before Noble.

mongocanfly 07-27-2021 01:49 PM

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That's some mighty close races you had..!...good luck with the gears

regan wilson 07-28-2021 08:22 AM

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Thanks Greg. I hope it works and doesn't turn it into a pig. I think it will work though. It will hurt the Hot Rod side of me if it slows down. Either way it will race. If it doesn't back in go the 56's. Lol

regan wilson 08-12-2021 07:56 AM

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I borrowed Tony's trailer because mine is covered up with the wood sides off the White truck. I took it to him Monday and brought it home yesterday. So the 4.30's are in now.
I had to take a pic because my truck hasn't been on this trailer since 1989. I bought my old car trailer in 1990. Man we are getting old.

regan wilson 08-12-2021 07:59 AM

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Also I gathered some parts for Whitey. One ton square body front end. I think I can make this work. It has to be split in half to fit.

mongocanfly 08-12-2021 09:15 AM

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thats a cool pic on the open trailer

regan wilson 08-12-2021 09:19 AM

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Originally Posted by mongocanfly (Post 8956861)
thats a cool pic on the open trailer

Thanks Greg. I get nervous hauling it on an open trailer. I always worry about rocks and idiots. It is only a few miles to Tony's house luckily.

71Dragtruck 08-15-2021 06:44 PM

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Originally Posted by regan wilson (Post 8956862)
Thanks Greg. I get nervous hauling it on an open trailer. I always worry about rocks and idiots. It is only a few miles to Tony's house luckily.

Same, would never use an open trailer for anything other than in town move, not on the roads around here and rocks, have gotten many a stone to the windshield on the highway. Plus if you are overnight, zero security, a enclosed trailer at least keeps the honest thieves out.

regan wilson 08-17-2021 06:01 AM

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I got attacked by a random Buzzard back in May. When a Buzzard bounces off your windshield at 75 mph it will get your attention for sure.

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kennyd 08-27-2021 05:51 AM

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I'm hit MAYDAY! MAYDAY! I'm going down! https://youtu.be/0CPJ-AbCsT8?t=106

regan wilson 08-27-2021 09:06 AM

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I'm hit MAYDAY! MAYDAY! I'm going down! https://youtu.be/0CPJ-AbCsT8?t=106

Dang. Your third post in eleven years. I'm surprised you remembered your password.

regan wilson 08-27-2021 09:10 AM

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The MAYDAY Ken is referring to is his eye witness account of the one winged Buzzard spiraling out of control after bouncing off the front of my trailer. He said it looked like the Six Million Dollar Man's crash landing. We laughed for an hour when we got to my house.

regan wilson 09-09-2021 08:41 PM

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No real news. I'm just getting ready for the last two races of the year.

mongocanfly 09-10-2021 08:48 PM

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Regan..saw this sweet prostreet truck at the local 2nd fri cruise In...made me think of you.
Doesnt show up in the pic but those rear tires are 18in wide..
And it's got a BB..
Wanted more pics but there was a crowd around it

regan wilson 09-11-2021 08:42 PM

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That's a cool 67 Greg. Thanks' for posting.

regan wilson 10-05-2021 09:39 AM

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Well I wish I was reporting good news like a win or something. The 4.30 gear was a mistake. It didn't like it at all. The truck wouldn't pull over 7000 rpm and barely ran 150mph. It should have been around 152. I didn't make first round because of a broken crank mandrel that works a very important thing called the Oil Pump. So I came home wounded and finished in 10th place. I also had to pull out of the Fall Nationals at the TX Motorplex. I've got it ready to come out. Hopefully there's not too much damage.
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aggie91 10-05-2021 12:25 PM

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Dang that sucks. Hopefully there is not any major damage inside.


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