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    Bring your camera to that one and some one to run it
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    Late congrats from me, just back from vacation. Well done! You definately deserve it!
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    I've been looking at the Radir cheater slicks on the coupe as the are just way too hard for serious strip use, I decided to keep them just for road use and get some better slicks for the track action.
    They come with just a couple of cheater grooves which ain't gonna cut the mustard on UK roads so I decided to cut some more into them with my tyre grooving tool.
    This is how they looked to start with






    I added another groove in the centre and some radial grooves on the outsides, heres a short video of how it was done


    Tyre grooving on the Willys - YouTube



    And heres how they look now






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    that's got to help some with the rain
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    Very interesting Steve and that tyre groover brought back memeories of the early 70's where we made a tip to fit over the end of my large soldering iron to accomplish thatsame desire. We used it on the tyres on the dirt track saloon car I crewed on to improve the grip to good results.



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    Yes guys i've used them for regrooving truck tyres over the years, its surprisingly easy to do.

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    The Bigbossman called in saturday to do a bit more lettering on the Willys, we were ready for him though, we armed ourselves with danish pastrys

    He originally was only going to add the gas class prefix on the roof but his brushes just kept going !!!

    Heres a few pics and video of the master at work Ian gives a few tips in the videos, worth warching.

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    Those mixing cans make perfect sense when lettering a gasser................
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    He sure does nice work!!! The lettering looks great, Steve!
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    I love the fine details he's able to do with just the one brush and freehand! Most definitely an artist! Ditto what Dave said, the lettering and signage looks Awesome!
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    What a great build thread! Loved the signage video's, he knows his "beans" !
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    Congrats on your win! I'm sure it won't be the last! The added lettering and striping looks awesome. He definitely does great work!
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    Well a Hotrod Drags update, done a bit of unofficial testing on the main road at the end of our road on thursday evening and the car felt really strong and launching nice & straight so set off for the Hotrod Drags full of confidence

    Saturday came round quick and after my pit crew of Gary "just one more" Layton & Andy "fred" hone dragged thereselves from there slumber after another night in the bar and not forgetting Brian "Dad" Lucas, and got down to the pits we checked a few things and laid out a test plan, I was full of confidence but Gary calmed me down and suggested we take it easy with a soft launch and just peddle the car down the strip, I agreed.

    Got to the line and everything seemed to be looking spot on so staged the car and then we was off 1st gear was great, next 2nd gear even better but as I slipped into 3rd the transmission locked up and therefore the rear wheels locked up a bit smartly too the car slewed slightly sideways and I slipped it back into 2nd which unlocked everything, slight brown trouser moment

    Got back to the pits and jacked it up on stands and tried it through the gears again and sure enough when it went into 3rd the trans locked again, Fred had a quick look but couldn't do much and Mike Couch came over and had a look too and general concensous is its a valve body problem so it needs to be got out and inspected.
    So that was our first weekend in the circus suitably curtailed, We will sort it out and hopefully do a RWYB at North Weald strip at the end of the month.

    Heres a few pics from the startline











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    SWEET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hopefully the problems sort out well. Can't wait to see a video of it lighting up the strip!
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    It looks awesome out there! Sorry to hear of the trans issues, but at least you figured it out and put it back in 2nd and saved it.
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