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12-15-2011 11:54 PM
garrell.770
Forgot Those Other Forums

You Guys Are Great To Talk, Excuse Me, Type To. Like Barry Meguire Says You Are Passionate About The Sport. It Is Impossible To Get An Audience But I Have Thought About Writing A Short Storey About My Brush With Death, The Fact That Doctors, Family Except For My Wife, Did Not Think I Would Ever Walk, See, Think, Etc. Ever Again. When Doctors Wanted To Bring Hospice To My Home My Wife Said No, When He Is Better He Will Not Like That. I Would Write The Storey Just To Give Others With Health Problems, Handicaps Etc. That With Faith, Hope, Hard Work And A Goal To Work For You Can Come Back. For Anyone That Might Not Know Bring Hospice In Is Liken To The Vultures Circling! Lets Start Another Stimulating Subject To Bounce Back And Forth, I.e. My Dream Hotrod Or Muscle Car, The Fastest I Have Ever Driven My Ride, A List Of All The Interesting Cars I Have Owned, A Brush With Hotrod Fame. There Is Another Dodge The Bullet Health Scare That I Have Not Told About, Nor The Really Close Nascar Connection I Used To Have. Too Much And Everyone Will Think Maybe This Guy Does Have Brain Damage And Is Dislusional. Garrell
12-15-2011 09:00 PM
Custom10
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THAT INSIDE EVERY OLD MAN IS A YOUNG MAN WONDERING WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED
Priceless 770 U r alive and well ,,,all I can say is have at it and keep the rubber side down!
12-15-2011 08:16 PM
chevy302builder18 thank you SSedan64. Garrell.770 has got me where im really peeled to the idea of looking at these mags. And that elcamino doing a twisty sounds kool. garrell, you have real passion. I believe im gonna see you in those 2013 issues of drag week and power tour.
12-15-2011 11:14 AM
SSedan64 Hot Rod Mag is Monthly, if you just want this Month you may still be able to get one where Mags are sold. If there all gone I think you can order Back Issues.
February 2012 is the Issue with the 79 GMC, Weiand Mini Blower 454, 12.37 @106mph.
Has a 64 ElCo doing the Twist 383 NOS, 11.34 @116 with a Camper Top.

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12-15-2011 10:37 AM
chevy302builder18
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Originally Posted by garrell.770
in this months issue of hot rod magazine's coverage of their drag week is a gmc stepside street driven truck that ran in the 12's i think, already gave my copy to my brother, there was also an elcamino that was as fast and these trucks had to drive 1,000 miles and race at 5 dragstrips in one week! after i set another landspeed record in my truck in april i would like to make the HOTROD POWER TOUR AND DRAG WEEK in 2013 if my health holds out. i read somewhere THAT INSIDE EVERY OLD MAN IS A YOUNG MAN WONDERING WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED.
HELL YEA thats the spirit!! Live life to the fullest, do what you love!! I like spirit like this!!
Run those record setting numbers please!!!
Im gonna order an issue for this month, or this week, could any one tell me if they do it by week or month??
12-14-2011 10:53 PM
garrell.770
check this months magazine

in this months issue of hot rod magazine's coverage of their drag week is a gmc stepside street driven truck that ran in the 12's i think, already gave my copy to my brother, there was also an elcamino that was as fast and these trucks had to drive 1,000 miles and race at 5 dragstrips in one week! after i set another landspeed record in my truck in april i would like to make the HOTROD POWER TOUR AND DRAG WEEK in 2013 if my health holds out. i read somewhere THAT INSIDE EVERY OLD MAN IS A YOUNG MAN WONDERING WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED.
12-08-2011 10:29 PM
471A So to see Priscilla's extraordinary wheelstand, a 1949-50 full size Ford truck with a 460, go to the Woodburn, Oregon Dragstrip website and look up the June 25, Saturday, 2011, Oldies but Goodies drags. The photo of Priscilla launching into space appears on page 3 of the website's three pages of photos from that date.
12-07-2011 10:48 PM
471A Log onto the website for the Woodburn, Oregon dragstrip and search the site for their nostalgia drags. There is a 1950 Ford truck, with a 460, that runs 10s and does monster wheel stands. The truck's name is "Priscilla" and she runs a plastic mailbox as her hood scoop into the engine. I run 10s at Woodburn myself and LOVE to see this truck, except in the other lane. So, "Yes", it is possible to run quickly in a full-bodied truck, properly setup and driven.
12-07-2011 08:39 AM
MXrider13
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Originally Posted by garrell.770
three years ago i had a severe heart attack and after not doing well for over two months my family noticed i said very little and i could not sit up, walk feed myself, etc. i was carried back to the hospitol and after a few days and numerous test it was realized i had had three strokes, and i di not recognize my wife of 42 years, my two daughters or my three grandchildren. now three long years later and graduating from a wheelchair to a walker and now a cane i will get to the point. i have been a diehard gearhead since i was thirteen years old and dragraced for years in the late 60's into the early 70's. i have been fortunate and owned over thirty muscle cars and hotrods when they were relatively late model used cars i.e. 63 split window fuel injected coupe, 63 409 ss impala, six z28's, big block mid year corvettes, a 67 ss 427 impala. after a year and half recovery i was wheel chaired to my shop that i had not noticed and inside was and is a 2003 ss silverado truck, 1998 20,000 mile corvette a 1969 camaro, indy pace car and a 1939 chevy hotrod truck. i started back to reading stacks of hotrod and carcraft magazines including all of the adds. with the help of a friend that owns a hotrod shop in the small georgia town i live in, we added cold air induction, a highperformance tuneup, a performance exhaust, tonno cover etc. to my ss truck. i went to maxton, nc. in sept. and landspeed raced on the maxton monster mile just for the personal accomplisment, withe no thoughts of running for a record or to go back again. the last maxton meet ever was held in oct. and the east coast timing association will move to an airport at wilmington, ohio next april. i was so close to a record that i went to the oct. maxton meet and after folding the mirrors back, taping up the grille and putting 48 lbs. of air in the tires i set a new a/pp record of 127 mph. in an aerodynamic brick. i carried the truck to a 50 yr. old this year 1/8 mile dragstrip. the truck ran a best of 9.4 in 1/8 mile. there was probably six full size chevy half ton trucks and a couple ran in the loww 8 second range. i have seen in numerous magazines trucks running in 9 to 11 seconds in 1/4 mile. it is easier to run faster and probably more economical in a fox body mustang or nova, but a truck can go home and haul the garbage. happy holidays to all garrell patterson
I think you are the proof of miracles man!
12-07-2011 07:40 AM
AutoGear My best friend had an 02 Lightning (I believe it was 02)...that thing was incredible for a stock truck.
12-07-2011 07:08 AM
cobalt327 Garrell, if your posts are any indication, I'd say you've made a heck of a recovery. Family and faith make a big difference, that's for sure.

Good luck on the Ohio Mile and be sure to get plenty of photos and share 'em w/us!
12-07-2011 05:36 AM
garrell.770
Hey, Cobalt 327

I Can Not Explain The Emotions I Have Experienced The Last 2 1/2 Years, And I Owe The Recovery To God, Family, And Cars. I Now Read 12 Car Magazines Front To Back, Including Ads Each Month. I Do A 2 Hour Workout Arond 2 A.m. That I Developed Myself, Twisting,turning, Bendind, Etc. I Try No, I Do, Make A Point To Learn Something New Each Day. Yes, I Am Going Landspeed Racing Again Next Year, I Made Motel Reservations Last Week In Wilmington, Ohio To Run At The First Ohio Mile, At The Wilmington Airpark. I Set A Track Record At The Last Last Ever Maxton Mile In My Class So I Would Like To Do The Same At The Same Ohio Meet. I Am Going To Have A Hp Tune Up Put In The Ls Engine In My Truck, $600.00 For Guaranteed 30 To 35 Hp. Including Dyno Time. Happy Hollidays To You And All, Garrell Patterson
12-03-2011 06:18 AM
cobalt327
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Originally Posted by NovaJoe1973
This guy is putting down over 1000 hp in an 80's chevy dually powered by a procharged big block and can only pull off an 11 second et:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_BjAT9LJEY
I don't know where the 1000-plus HP claim comes from or the supposed 4.56 gears, but it does weigh 7K lbs.

Using a calculator at Wallace, it predicted a 11.30 ET using 1000 HP/7000 lbs., 500' elevation, 70 degrees F and 85% humidity.
12-02-2011 11:22 PM
against all odds Coming from a beginner/strictly bolt-on standpoint, i feel that the fullsizers----1/2 ton only that is----NO 3/4 OR 1 TON, could be a good choice because:

1) Usually a good rear axle and in a lot of cases a good gear ratio ideal for dragging already installed----3.73, 4.10 etc.

2) Plenty of room to fit large slicks with no mods whatsoever. 13"-14"


So, i'm thinking a shortbed with smallblock could weigh around 3500 lbs.
12-02-2011 10:36 PM
NovaJoe1973 This guy is putting down over 1000 hp in an 80's chevy dually powered by a procharged big block and can only pull off an 11 second et:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_BjAT9LJEY
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