Ron Green

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  1. Ron Green

    King of the 1/4 Mile

    Last year friend and 1989 NHRA funny car champion Bruce Larson let me sit in his Corvette funny car and was going to start it (drive shaft was off). Hard to get in and out but I finally did it but unfortunately when trying to start it the batteries weren't up to it. I believe these start with 24-volts. Unfortunately I had to leave by the time they were charged up and he fired it. Still kicking myself for not being able to stay. Hoping I didn't miss the chance of a lifetime and get to do it some day.
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    Car Classification

    Zulaytr: the process is somewhat slow when getting a vehicle approved for 35 A or B. It took well over a year after filling out and submitting all the paperwork and documentation for successfully getting the Amphicar into class 35B.
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    Torquing Trailer Lug Nuts

    Roger, you say you torque your 24' trailer lugs at 80 foot-pounds. My old 24’ Haulmark which had 55,000 plus tow miles on and my new 24’ Car Mate trailer both say the correct lug torque is 140 foot-pounds. Recheck your manual for correct torque recommendations. Below is what I found on the internet regarding correct torque: Lug Size FT/LBS Torque 1/2" 90-120 9/16" 120-140 5/8" 140-160
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    Repro Batteries

    According to the BBB they are out of business. 100’s of complaints out there just do a search. They are always at Spring Carlisle with a decent selection of all types of batteries. Interesting to see if they are there this year.
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    R.I.P Cars and Parts

    C&P was a great magazine which Bob Stevens was mostly responsible for. At the end it was easy to see it going downhill from the direction they were taking. For those who knew Bob; it would be easy to fill a book with his outlook on things. Entertaining for sure.
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    A President to be Proud of

    I also thought Tom did an excellent job of explaining the situation, especially being put on the spot and reviewing 2 plus years of what occurred from memory in chronological order without notes. Sadly there are still a fair amount who don't yet understand what has occurred between the organizations. National has been completely transparent with everything.
  7. I bought a new Car Mate trailer a few years ago and it has the 7 pin connector. I also have a large standard size battery in the trailer for a winch, lighting, etc. This battery is charged when the truck is running. No special wiring or difficult modifications were needed they tell me to get this to charge from the truck alternator.
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    Merry Christmas from Canada

    Merry X-mas and keep the cold air up north. FYI, all my Canadianfriends but one Christmas cards came from Florida this year:)
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    Original Sanford and Son Truck For Sale

    That may of used a few trucks on the series like mostproduction sets. This museum has a lot of “real” vehicles including CraigBreedloves Spirit of America, original bat mobile, several presidents personalcars, etc. They even have the casket handles from Abram Lincolns casket whichwere taken off prior to burial. They could have made a replica made but doubtful. All the real trucks should have a studioletter of authenticity.
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    Original Sanford and Son Truck For Sale

    I visited this incredible museum a few years ago which has so many historical items from Matt Dillon’s hat to a huge selection of unusual vehicles including Johnny Cash’s one piece at a time Caddy, JFK’s ambulance (recently sold), etc, etc. They also claim to have the Sanford truck (scroll down) which was there when I visited.
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    Dumb Car Laws

    The Citicar has no heat but a windshield defroster on / off switch in the dash however as per the owner’s manual there is no blower connected to it. The manual states only the switch was mandated for vehicle production.
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    Watkins Glen here we come!!!

    I thought the same thing taking the Amphicar for a hot lap around the 1 mile oval at New Hampshire Speedway. Not to smart.
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    PA Inspection Sticker

    I did a “inspection sticker” search on this form as this has been previously discussed and below is a post I made in 2011 regarding the PA sticker locations. “I spoke to Robert Hoyt (link above)and he is extremely knowledgeable on inspections stickers. He says that 1959 was the year PA went from the passenger to the driver’s side for the sticker locations. He will be at Fall Carlisle, space F-97.”
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    PA Inspection Sticker

    This guy is the king of stickers and his instruction sheet tells you where the sticker is located. I know for 1955 they were on the passenger side lower corner in PA, also possibly in 56. I believe they moved to the driver side lower corner in 57. Give him a call maybe he will help?
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    Antique Cars and the Public.....Public Property????

    There are many morons that walk amongst us. I was called an idiot on Saturday by a family that appeared to have just crawled out of the mountains. Trailered 2 vehicles to the Swigart meet. Late afternoon I went to get the trailer ready for loading only to discover a vehicle parked 3’ from the rear door, even though there was a large parking area alongside. Had the vehicle make, color and license announced to no avail. After an hour they wandered back to leave and I asked them why they would park in a car trailer loading door. They jumped in their vehicle, drove 25’ and hollered out the window “you idiot you could have pulled straight out”. Yes I guess I could go straight and run the trailer over the double stacked railroad ties onto the highway however I would prefer to load my vehicles first that YOU prevented me from doing since YOU were blocking the trailerdoor. After they left a couple in a small pick up drove in and parked on the trailer parking area exit road. They said to me “is this a good place to park”. I said it is perfect if you want to block all 6 of these car trailers in. They responded “so you think I should move”?