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After weeks of thrashing....

cussing, long nights in the shop and more headaches then I care to remember.., It's done !!!!!

At about 2:00pm today, We fired the 557 in the wife's dragster and it moved under it's own power. A few minor issues, nothing major. Only down side is we won't be able to test before we leave for the Bash.

So, looks like we will be doing our shakedown passes on Friday @ "THE BASH"

See ya'll Thursday !!!!!

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Congrats!!! Don't feel bad, we were unable to test our car. Track was crappy both times and about the only thing we do know is that the car drives straight!! We will sort ours out on friday as well. Good luck and travel safely!!!



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Same here. There has been sooo much "r", no track around here has been open.

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Here's one that Mike sent me, more tomorrow. I wonder why Dee is smiling so big ?

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Re: After weeks of thrashing....

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cussing, long nights in the shop and more headaches then I care to remember.., It's done !!!!!

At about 2:00pm today, We fired the 557 in the wife's dragster and it moved under it's own power. A few minor issues, nothing major. Only down side is we won't be able to test before we leave for the Bash.

So, looks like we will be doing our shakedown passes on Friday @ "THE BASH"

See ya'll Thursday !!!!!
X2, I haven't even fired mine yet, hoping to wake it up tomorrow, bringing my mechanic with me. :lol:

let it happen.
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Beware guys, that lady will have NO mercy on the lights. :lol:

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glad to hear you're gonna make it. I have a few questions for ya'all about dragsters. There might be one in my future and I need a few q's answered.

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Here's one that Mike sent me, more tomorrow. I wonder why Dee is smiling so big ?

She has a big block ford behind her, makes me smile just seeing it. :lol: :lol:

let it happen.
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Looks great Mike. 8) Looking forward to seeing you again at the Bash. It's nice to have that "Savannah, Georgia" connection

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Sweet!

Looks great!

If you need any help getting the bugs out at the Bash just let me know.

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Looks like Christmas in April for Dee 8)



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whats the wheel base on the dragster? I have a 248" red with a 545 p51
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Larry,

Her car (the one in pics) is 225". Mine is 232"

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