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Novel-T
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Re: INTRODUCE YOURSELF!

Postby Novel-T » Sun Dec 04, 2011 12:27 am

Hi Hank,I'm Boyd.Welcome to the site

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Re: INTRODUCE YOURSELF!

Postby bad68ss » Fri Jan 13, 2012 8:51 pm

New to this site,just wanted to say hi. I love Drag Racing,i run a 9 sec 68 camaro,i do mostly nostalgia races at Atco Raceway,Maple Grove and E-Town.

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Re: INTRODUCE YOURSELF!

Postby Novel-T » Fri Jan 13, 2012 10:34 pm

Hi bad,welcome

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Re: INTRODUCE YOURSELF!

Postby draglist » Fri Jan 13, 2012 11:39 pm

Hi Hank and Bad68SS... glad to have you guys here. bp
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Re: INTRODUCE YOURSELF!

Postby ak56crownvic » Fri Apr 06, 2012 4:15 pm

Jimmie:
My Name is John Troutner, Your Dad & i went out & played at the Drag strips quite a bit, some times along with your uncle Jim. Your dad & I were both drafted into the army July 28th of 1964 (my birthday), & ended up in fort Sam Houston Texas. When we got discharged, i returned to California & became a Los Angeles County Deputy Sheriff,. I am not sure about some of the accuracy of some of the information that some of the folks have given you, but that first Dumbo was bought from "Dick Landys" automotive research,it was a used race car & your dad raced it for a while with Landys's lettering on it til he could afford to have "Dumbo" painted on it. Most of the time i just went along & helped but at times your dad would let me make a few passes with dumbo, the first Dumbo was a 1964 dodge dart flip top with an acid dip body, i went home many times from breathing fumes after spending the day spraying fuel down the injector tubes & spraying what your dad called "BUG JUICE" on the slicks, your dad made his living working on automatic transmissions, he used a lot of clay smith stuff, we used to go down to the junk yards on Alameda Street in south central LA & buy Hemi's, your dad had an old dodge flat bed with a crank up cable crane. we would wheel & deal & get 4 hemi's for $100.00. with a torch, a couple cold chisels, and some wrenches we would be gone in an hour + with 4 hemi's before one of those boys could change their minds & want more $$$, we would break them down in your dads garage, have them magna-fluxed , keep the good blocks punch them out into the water jackets sleeve them & call them 392's :) we broke a lot of those motors, but if they held together they were quick with the help of some methanol.
I was one of the pall bearers at your dad's funeral i guess his death shook your uncle Jim so hard that he went back to college & became a dentist, we had a side joke that when your uncle Jim drove dumbo his "ET's" were quicker on the return lane than through the traps. Shortly after you dads death i lost touch with your mom Delores "DEE" I am not sure how much information you want but i will do my best if you want? You can call 907-745-2652 or my "E" Mail is ak56crownvic@hotmail.com i live in Alaska: you can see our web-site at akstreetrodders.com. i am looking forward to hearing from you, if i don't i will understand. John Troutner

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Re: INTRODUCE YOURSELF!

Postby draglist » Fri Apr 06, 2012 4:48 pm

Great to have you with us, John! Bill
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Re: INTRODUCE YOURSELF!

Postby JRX » Wed Jan 22, 2014 4:10 pm

I have been a member here since 2006, but for some unknown reason my last post was in 2010 as far a I can see...oops! :roll:

So, my name is John and I'm addicted to Drag Racing. I am the sole owner of THR5 Communications and I do Public Relations, Marketing, Social Media, etc. I am also a member of Johnny Ahten's Top Alcohol Dragster team. In the past I was a moderator at DeepStage.net and Nitromater. Drag Racing message boards are a blast, and I have made many friends on them. It's nice to have this one still around.

I just wanted to say Hi and thanks Bill for fixing my login.

John

PS...a few gratuitous facebook links... 8)

http://www.facebook.com/JohnnyAhtenRacing

http://www.facebook.com/THR5Communications
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Re: INTRODUCE YOURSELF!

Postby draglist » Wed Jan 22, 2014 8:09 pm

Welcome back, John! bp
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Re: INTRODUCE YOURSELF!

Postby draglist » Sun Apr 27, 2014 10:23 am

Just signed up new member Tom Baum. Welcome, Tom! bp
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