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Great Amc Day 2022 - Event Date: Jun/24/2022

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    Posted: Jul/01/2022 at 11:22pm
that was a really cool video
thanks for sharing that
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https://youtu.be/VkSS99agNIY
Here is an awesome video from Lucore automotive of GAD 2022 coverage 
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Originally posted by DragRacingSpirit DragRacingSpirit wrote:

To tell you the truth I brought 3 spares with me for my trailer, but that still didn't cut it.

On the way home the driver side rear of the trailer had a vacancy. The whole hub and tire was gone. Nothing but a spindle sticking out with the left overs of the wheel bearings stuck on it.

I'm glad it had twelve ply tires or the other one on that side probably would have blown up.

Found a hub at the local camper supply.  I did grease the wheel bearings last year with a grease gun. I guess I need to be more pro-active on the maintenance.


When i had my trailer, i got a complete hub assy complete with lube,  bearings, washer, nut and cotter pin and cover.    I then got a spindle from an old axle and welded the spindle to where my spare would go..  then i mounted the spindle and spare onto the trailer.  
You never know when a hub will go on a trailer.. 

Glad you made it home safe and sound.

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WOW Rob.ConfusedThat is sucky... Good thing you won some racing...  It was great to see you again and your awesome little hotrod kicking A$$.
did the boys ever find your name on the POS?
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To tell you the truth I brought 3 spares with me for my trailer, but that still didn't cut it.

On the way home the driver side rear of the trailer had a vacancy. The whole hub and tire was gone. Nothing but a spindle sticking out with the left overs of the wheel bearings stuck on it.

I'm glad it had twelve ply tires or the other one on that side probably would have blown up.

Found a hub at the local camper supply.  I did grease the wheel bearings last year with a grease gun. I guess I need to be more pro-active on the maintenance.
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Definitely an adventure mikey! I always bring 2 spares on my adventures for that exact reason! I also bring spare lug nuts now...that's a whole different story! 


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What a adventure.
My old Dodge truck did a great job. 24 foot box trailer loaded down.
51 miles into the trip, rolling 70 mph, both right side trailer tires exploded. The semi truck to the right side saw what happened, he hit his 4 way flashers and slowed down to allow me to move over to the right side berm of 71.
How many spare tires does someone bring??
Correct. 1.
Thankfully a gentleman with West Virginia tags in a ford pickup truck pulled over to see if he could lend us a hand…His name was Joe…
the spare tire only had 25 lbs not 60 in it. And it sure didnt like all weight.
At 10 minutes till 5pm on a Thursday. Tire stores i called closed at 5pm…Joe called 1 and they told him they would stay open to help us out…
So, we throw both blown tires in the back of his truck. I stay with my truck and trailer, and Mark rides off with Joe to the tire store.
Mark calls me about 30 minutes later and says. 2 tires mounted ( no receipt) would be 280.00.
I think real quick,and say. If they have 2 more, buy them also… id given mark 500 cash and my discover card. 20 minutes later Joe and Mark return … figured i would rather have tires that need to be on rims then trying to find tires IF we needed more for the other side.
Before Joe left from helping us out, I’m handing him 100.00 bill for all his help, he refused the $$ but i said Joe, please take the money, it would have cost 5 times that or more if we would have had to call wrecker service. He did except the 100 then.
He restored my faith in humanity!!!
So. On the side of the freeway hour a hour and a half, and we are back on the road. Stopped by a TA travel truck stop, topped off the fuel. 1/4 tank worth. 80.00. Then aired up the spare we had to 60 psi… alright only 97 miles to go…lol…
We arrived finally and several friends were already at the track awaiting folks arriving.
Cooked half a dozen burgers on the grill we brought,potato salad, chips, cold drinks, loaded up the ole pipe and enjoyed the rest of the evening.
Not much sleep Thursday night. The floor of the box trailer is pretty hard. Lol…
One of my buddies picked up a few Wendy’s breakfast sandwiches for our breakfast.
And the day started off pretty nicely .
Last year i had made another clutch base adjustment, but had not been able to get back to the track. So pull up to make a time run in the right lane, do a burn out to heat the tires. Stage the car,
Hit the line lock/2 step button ( set at 6000 rpm)
Light comes down, let go of the button and it blows the tires off, then hooks and goes…mph is best the car has ever produced, but et much slower than the mph. But the car is finally back in the 9 second zone…
Cool car down, charge up the battery to make another test pass in the left  lane. ( Joe's pic)
I made no adjustments to the clutch.
Same staging procedure, but try left lane. Car hooked this time, front end came up in the air and before i could yank 2nd gear the nose came down.
60 foot was better but overall et was just a tad better…
I decided again, no clutch base adjustment, I’ll just dial the car in at 9.70 for eliminations.
Something wacky going on the clutch pedal. Push it down and sometimes it would go right into gear, a different push of the pedal and it felt different and wouldn’t go into gear without raking.
That is no way to try and run eliminations.
So i bowed out of eliminations and was spectating.
Loaded up, the drive home i ran right at the speed limit or a few mph under. Other than a accident slower traffic by 25 minutes we made it back home safe and sound…
 that is just a small part of my GAD adventure this year!

Had a GREAT AMC DAY for sure
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Joe, that is awesome !!!
Great pics also. Love the shot of the POS of course!
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Originally posted by BassBoat BassBoat wrote:

"pretty sure" that the car labeled above was not Stewart Forney unless he brought two cars.  His car was a shade lighter.  I am curious who did have the beautiful Bittersweet car shown above since that is my favorite color on an AMX.


Yep, that's Stewart's car. He parked just across the pit road from me and Ketchum to hang out with us for the day. The car is powered by a healthy small block Ford. SUPER nice car!
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"pretty sure" that the car labeled above was not Stewart Forney unless he brought two cars.  His car was a shade lighter.  I am curious who did have the beautiful Bittersweet car shown above since that is my favorite color on an AMX.



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