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speedinta

M –64
Buffalo, New York
United States

 
 

Frigid Nationals

By speedinta

The Frigid Nationals is a yearly Event at New York International Raceway Park and today it was p-retty cold!
Unfortunately a nitrous explosion made it pretty warm for a local driver!

Zippo Gran Prix 09 at the Glen

By speedinta

Many vintage race cars were at the glen today! I enjoy seeing them race and I will post some videos of them under"videos"

GT at LMP

By speedinta

Took the Mustang to Lancaster Speedway Tuesday. Raced a Viper convertible ,got beat by 1 mph!! For some reason I lost 4/10ths, must be the tires!

GT at NYIRP

By speedinta

Took the mustang gt to NYIRP for the 1/8th mile nationals and it ran amazingly consistently. Ran a 9.24 and a 9.15 in time trials.
My 60 ft times are hilarious but I'm running the all season radials that came with it.

Racing the GT

By speedinta

First time back to the track after Open Heart surgury and I don't seem to have learned a thing!! Time trials were pretty consistent around 9.30 but the temperature dropped a LOT by time eliminations started!
I dialed in a 9.20 and broke out AGAIN with a 9.17 and I tapped the brakes at the end!!
I raced a '04 Mustang GT that dialed in a 9.45 but ran a 9.63?? I had him covered but ran too fast AGAIN!
I'll be back out Friday night!

back to racing

By speedinta

On Monday Aug. 10th I underwent open heart surgury in a local Hospital with a terrific heart Surgeon, Dr Serrie Lico. He is a younger aggressive guy who really knows his stuff. I was discharged from the Hospital on Thursday, Aug 14th and he told me to come to his office on Tuesday and he would check me out and allow me to drive.I feel fine NOW but I'll defer to his judgment. When he said he would allow me to drive and I asked "Can I Race?". His eyes about popped out of his head as he spun on his heels and I said' Tuesday night is street night at LMP, at'll work out good". He laughed and said 'Sure what the hell"

Open heart surgury on a monday and racing again 8 days later!!

***50*** so far

By speedinta

Took 4 black lab shelter dogs to Rochester today. The'yll be in Portland Maine tonight!!

SUNDAY NIAGARA part 2

By speedinta

SUNDAY NIAGARA is considered the biggest nostalgia event in the country. this album has pics from Sunday Aug. 2nd
There are more pics from Saturday under my albums.
Tim O

SUNDAY NIAGARA

By speedinta

This is the biggest and best event of the year for our area! This is the 16th annual get together that brings together 6-700 cars that are all pre-1974

Drag racing the GT

By speedinta

I finally took the Mustang GT to the 1/8 mile track at Lancaster Speedway friday night. First run was 9.7 which I thought was ok but the second run was 9.3! which I thought was terrific.First elimination I was handicapped 2.5 seconds but caught up with the competition but broke out with a 9.13 !!!! I never thought a bone stock Mustang GT with cheesy all season radials would knock off a 9.1. Problem is if I go 9.09 I will be in mod class! Mod, right off the showroomfloor!
My sixty foot times were the killer.
I lost but I but I did beat everybody to the line!

45 so far

By speedinta

This week we went o Erie, Pa and brought back 6 shelter dogs on Saturday and went back Sunday and brought back 2 more!
400 miles over 2 days. I love it!

37 so far!!

By speedinta

Went to Pa. again and brought back 4 sweethearts

Tri Five Car Show 7/5/09

By speedinta

As usual the Tri-Five club has put on the best car show of the year, not to mention the biggest!! I would guess there were at least 1 thousand cars there. 99 percent were of top quality work'
Hope you enjoy these pics.

Finally in a Magazine

By speedinta

Well, I sent a little story and some pics to Popular hot Rodding Magazine as a project car and they published a 1/4 page story about the "74 Squire! Weird feeling seeing yourself in a magazine!

More Dogs!!

By speedinta

Went to Erie Pa to pick up 3 great german shepards,devon,colt and bella.

more doggies

By speedinta

Went south in the trailblazer today to pick up 2 more dogs from kentucky shelters. Stopped by to see Lucky Drag City, a small dragstrip in Wattsburg Pennsylvania. Nobody was running at the time but I will go back to see that action and take some pictures.

5 black labs

By speedinta

Transported 5 more puppies from shelters in Kentucky.

double weekend

By speedinta

This week we were involved with 2 rescue trips to Pennsylvania, the wife was not happy!!! When she saw the dogs who were to be killed at the shelters in Kentucky she cried! I'll never understand it, but I'll do everything I can to help these dogs!

Heading home.........

By speedinta

Sandy and I got into the trailblazer and headed south again today to pick up 4 dogs that were battered and abused from a shelter in Kentucky. Jeffrey the beagle sat on my lap all the way back and then got out of my truck and peed on my leg!!

My two favorite things

By speedinta

Driving one of my cars and playing with dogs! Sandy and I drove to fredonia Ny and picked up Emmett, the giant german shephard, and Rocko, the beautiful great pyrenees to help get them to their foster homes in New York.
Another successful wekend!

Really good day!

By speedinta

Well today was the first test and tune of the season at lancaster Speedway but timing problems saw the start moved back to 2:00pm and I had to leave at 3:00 pm so I only got a few pics of the cars, but the best part of the day was my wife and I drove to Erie, Pennsylvania as part of a relay team to help transport five beautiful dogs who were scheduled to be murdered at a shelter in Kentucky to a no-kill shelter in Massachusetts. We drove to Erie and then transported them back to Depew NY(202 miles round trip) and handed them over to a great girl who was going to take them on the next leg to Rochester, NY after keeping them over night. We had, Rocky,
half Basset hound and half german Sheperd, Paige, a sweet 6month old part sheperd, part husky and Carly, a 4 year old Akita and hound dog mix. What combinations. These were the sweetest 3 dogsyou could ever imagine. How some fools could turn these dogs into a shelter to be killed is way beyond my ability to comprehend. I hope I can continue to transport these dogs in the future. What could possibly be more worthwhile??
Timo

FIREBIRD

By speedinta

I pulled my firebird out of hibernation and put plates on it today. Started right up as it always does. I couldn't understand why my two Huskies kept jumping up trying to get on the hood,well when I opened the hood I found out. Apparently a Rabbit made a home for himself on the intake manifold for the winter. When he left there was a ton of rabbit poop all over the engine!! The huskies must've smelled a free lunch and were trying to get at it!!

PerformanceWorld '09

By speedinta

I drove up to Toronto, Canada today to see the Performance World auto show for the first time. It is a very BIG venue and has a lot of cars. These Canadian builders really build extremely high quality cars that would rival builders anywhere!!

autorama

By speedinta

On Saturday morning my wife and I left Buffalo at 10:00 am and arrived in Windsor, Ontario at exactly 1:00 P.M. 3 hours to drive a distance of 245 miles. Not bad but then it took 1 hour to get thru the Windsor Tunnel( 1/2/Mile) to get to Detroit! We attended the Detroit Autorama which has some of the most high quality craftsmanship you are ever likely to see. The Top builders in America were there, George Barris, Darryl Starbird, Gene Winfield, Troy Trepanier, Chip Foose,Bobby Alloway, Norm Grabowski. Cars built by Ed Roth were there, as well as cars by people who will probably be famous in the future!

dash

By speedinta

Well it was in the 40's today so I got out and installed the new dash and steering wheel.

dash

By speedinta

After contouring the filler on the dash I added the cap I got from AZBOB on Ebay. This cap fits PERFECTLY. It even comes with adhesive. I cleaned the dash, added adhesive 1/2 inch from the edges and clamped the cap until the adhesive cured.

foam

By speedinta

I beveled the foam cracks in my dashpad and filled them with long strand fiberglass in order to restore the rigidity that was lost when it cracked!

Winter

By speedinta

Winter is REALLY here so it's back into the garage to get some interior parts done

Dash

By speedinta

I got the metal part of the dash back from the powder coater and it really looks great! Not Cheap but looks great. It was coated with ,what else, "dash"black nonreflective coating.

Dash Board

By speedinta

Well the dash pad is a real pos! But I'm going to give it the old Potter Road try! Wish me luck! Yes those lines are cracks!
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