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« Reply #3495 on: September 05, 2016, 05:34:04 PM »

OJ;

Back when I raced there it was a quarter-mile strip. Hardly anybody knows that NASCAR was the sanctioning organization for drag racing on the East coast back in the mid-60s.

BB/stock was the class that my GTO fell into. It was a stock class based on power to weight ratio. The class break was 9.5 lbs/hp and the GTO was 9.51 lbs/hp. The "HP" was the factory advertised figure. My 3x2 bbl 389 had been blueprinted at Royal Pontiac in Royal Oak, Mich, a "Royal Bobcat". Jardine headers, M & H Racemasters... those were the days!  smiley

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« Reply #3496 on: September 05, 2016, 11:41:51 PM »

Thanks For the warm welcome!!

I reside in Chesterfield Twp, Mi. Between Port Huron and Detroit.

I have crewed on a mini stock team, raced Jeeps and Karts in the 80's and 90's. Fell out of it to start a family.
I just keep lurking and thinking that some day I will get back to racing. Hopefully in a year I might be able to get something together.
Welcome Eric.
Have fun and hope you do get something together.
Regards, Mike. cheers cheers cheers
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« Reply #3497 on: September 06, 2016, 09:24:41 AM »

Thanks For the warm welcome!!

I reside in Chesterfield Twp, Mi. Between Port Huron and Detroit.

I have crewed on a mini stock team, raced Jeeps and Karts in the 80's and 90's. Fell out of it to start a family.
I just keep lurking and thinking that some day I will get back to racing. Hopefully in a year I might be able to get something together.
Welcome Eric.
Have fun and hope you do get something together.
Regards, Mike. cheers cheers cheers
Thanks Mike!

Going to be ordering the ECTA's rule book and going through it with a fine tooth comb.  I figure that racing with ECTA is a good start, plus its a lot closer to haul to.

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« Reply #3498 on: September 08, 2016, 12:13:11 AM »

Hello, my name is Roger Allen. I am a road racer turned land speed rookie. I attended speed week and had a blast. I bagged a 181 run on my B license run on a stock hayabusa. What a blast.
I hope to attend El Mirage , 9/11/16 and give that a go.
I'm so happy to be doing this, as it's a great sport, and I am humbled to have met and talked to the nicest people l have encountered in Motorsport anywhere.
Thank you.. I look forward to meeting everyone
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« Reply #3499 on: September 10, 2016, 04:04:36 PM »

The Rookie won't suit you for long at 181 mph cheesy cheesy

Welcome smiley smiley smiley...........and take a peak at the BMST event for maximum runs wink
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« Reply #3500 on: September 15, 2016, 02:01:54 PM »

Hi folks, I'm Dan Schmalle, a.k.a. Doc B. Not a racer at the moment, but I can attest to the virulence of salt fever after attending BMST 2016.
In real life I am an audio electronics manufacturer and record label owner, bottlehead.com and tapeproject.com. I'm located on Bainbridge Island, WA, across Puget Sound from Seattle. And I was surprised to see WA so well represented at the BMST event.

I brought some gear to the event and shot a little bit of video that I have linked in the BMST section -

http://www.landracing.com/forum/index.php/topic,16287.30.html
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« Reply #3501 on: September 15, 2016, 04:17:28 PM »

Oh, man, Doc B, sir, I've gotta ask.  With a resume like that -- would you happen to be a -- gasp, shock, scare -- a radio ham, wouldja?
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« Reply #3502 on: September 15, 2016, 04:34:16 PM »

I'm just the more typical kind of ham, but know a lot of the radio kind. The kind of equipment I specialize in (single ended tube amps) uses some of the same vacuum tubes that were used in old school ham rigs, and I started in the business 25 years ago doing a lot of radio restorations including old Hallicrafters, Collins, etc. I was the guy that showed up when your Elmer died, to buy all the really old crap that everyone else left in the basement after they pillaged it for his Kenwood gear. The red beast in the vid linked below is made with type 845 audio modulator tubes from the 1930s.

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« Reply #3503 on: September 15, 2016, 06:15:56 PM »

Doc B;

Do you know another fellow who lives on Bainbridge Island- Keith Jefferts? He was a physicist who used to work at Bell Labs in Holmdel, NJ.

Regards, Neil  Tucson, AZ
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« Reply #3504 on: September 15, 2016, 06:19:55 PM »

I guess I might as well continue to tangent:  Doc, my dad was sales manager for Electro-Voice in the late 50s.  I don't have any of the tube equipment left - but do have a couple of speaker systems from EV.  Ever hear of the company? rolleyes  Yes, I DO have both a Cardinal and a Patrician here in the living room -- listening to them right now. cheers
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« Reply #3505 on: September 15, 2016, 06:47:37 PM »


If either of you are ever in Milwaukee,WI please make a special trip over to Select Sound Service, Milwaukee Midget's place of employment.
The retired owner, Bob Paquette, has created a Microphone Museum but it is MUCH, MUCH more that that! Not only microphones but vintage radio, TV and sound equipment as well.  MANY machines with vacuum tubes everywhere!  
I was there two years ago and Chris arranged for me to meet Bob and have him give me a guided tour of this private museum.
Thoroughly enjoyed the Museum and Mr. Paquette.....Both are VERY IMPRESSIVE!

Here is the link:  

http://www.selectsoundservice.com/museum/gallery

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« Reply #3506 on: September 15, 2016, 07:04:46 PM »

Doc B;

Do you know another fellow who lives on Bainbridge Island- Keith Jefferts? He was a physicist who used to work at Bell Labs in Holmdel, NJ.

Regards, Neil  Tucson, AZ

I never met Keith, but I certainly know who he was! Nobel prize winner as one of the discoverers of cosmic background radiation, supported the proponents of the big bang theory and created a whole new branch of astronomy. I got a degree in physics in the early 80s, did some study in astrophysics. I believe Keith passed away a couple of years ago. Anyone who worked at Bell Labs back then was typically pretty brilliant. I went to high school with an amazingly intelligent woman who worked there while in college in the mid 70s. I remember her telling me she was working with a group on this idea called cell phones. I thought it was nuts, trying to run a bazillion radiophones thru a zillion repeaters. Who the heck was going to build a bunch of radio towers everywhere?

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but do have a couple of speaker systems from EV.  Ever hear of the company? rolleyes  Yes, I DO have both a Cardinal and a Patrician here in the living room -- listening to them right now.

OK, now you're showing off. Those are holy relics to the guys I hang with.

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If either of you are ever in Milwaukee,WI please make a special trip over to Select Sound Service, Milwaukee Midget's place of employment.

Oh man, that looks awesome! I spotted a Scully cutting lathe in one image, just like one of my business partners still uses to master LPs.

Speaking of do you know someone, does anyone here know Deszo Molnar?
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« Reply #3507 on: September 15, 2016, 07:09:16 PM »

Doc B., I'll second Gregg's invite, and make it personal.  We're 12 blocks from the Harley-Davidson Museum and in the heart of some of the best Mexican food restaurants north of Dallas.

My dad worked for Collins from 1956 until he retired in '97.  He knew Art, but by that time, they were hot into chasing military and government contracts.  By the time Rockwell took over, the ham stuff was virtually an afterthought.

And please, do visit - not only does it make Bob Sr.'s day to be able to show of the collection - ~ 1400 vintage microphones, record lathes, vintage radio and TV equipment - it keeps him from looking over our shoulders while we're trying to get the work done.  wink
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« Reply #3508 on: September 15, 2016, 07:18:50 PM »

Thank you so much for the invite! It's looks absolutely scrumptious and I will try to plan an excursion the next time I head to my brother's place in Chicago.
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« Reply #3509 on: September 15, 2016, 07:25:30 PM »

Well, if you think a Patrician in the living room is somethin' fine -- how 'bout getting a pair of these? grin cheers


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* Rearaxial rear.jpg (213.56 KB, 1182x1599 - viewed 64 times.)
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