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Discussion in 'System One Pit Buzz' started by mister know it all, Oct 21, 2009.

  1. Frankie

    Frankie Jr. Dragster

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    You guys have some of the same issues ive had

    Firesuit left at home...check
    No arm restraints...check
    wheelie bars at home...check

    Two things that inadvertenly got left at home, battery charger and air bottle

    Heres one for ya. Im so glad I doubled checked my helmet bag to make sure my gloves and arm restraints were in there. My younger bro had conviently stashed a bag of weed in the liner of my helmet. :eek: ( This was when I was younger and still living at home ) Gee Mr Tech Inspector I have no idea how that bag of weed got into my helmet. Yeah that woulda looked real good
     
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  2. clint thompson

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    oops I forgot the....

    jets for the fuel system,

    Yes Lugnut and Frankie, we too forgot the body pole, although Randy Parker had the "pole of shame" that they had constructed at the track one day when they forgot thiers. It was ugly and awkward but we made it work.

    Forgot the firesuit once too but luckily the wife was coming later in the car so she brought it.
    :p
     
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  3. Russ Parker

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    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. What a crock!

    Yeah Clint, that things a beut! Necessity is a mother, isn't it?
     
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  4. roc lobster

    roc lobster New Member

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    Auh thats just great! Gotta race at Firebird this weekend, Trailers already in PHX, and Im sittin here trying to think of what we could have forgot----Humm, note to self-bring the right truck to haul the trailer and.....The keys to the trailer!!!!

    Ill let Youall know what we forgot before all of you get to Vegas!!!!!!
     
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  5. matt bynum

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    forgot the rear tires were leaking, got to fontana and had to drive back to bellflower and then back to fontana before the first run at 10
     
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  6. john348

    john348 Top Alcohol

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    for those that know me that could be me in the morning :D
     
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  7. centerplugs4life

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    Before the first run at Indy this year realized I left my laptop with the racepak on it back at the hotel. I will leave my worst I forgot off of here. LOL :mad:
     
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  8. AFC357

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    OK - I will let ya save face here!:rolleyes:
     
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  9. Alkydrag

    Alkydrag Sr. Dragster

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    Too much information John.
     
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  10. Alkydrag

    Alkydrag Sr. Dragster

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    I'll do one better, forgot my hole suitcase.

    Another story, but not related to this thread. Years ago when I worked on a super comp car, we were leaving Sacramento, driving down Excelsior an old couple were waving to us. We thought they were just being nice. Awhile later we saw someone else waving. I looked in the reaview mirror and noticed why everybody was waving, we were dragging the canopy that was supposed to be attached to the trailer, was now on the ground. This was on top of the 3 out of 4 flat tires we had on the trailer on the way to Sacramento.
     
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  11. alt 6153

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    ..... The keys to the trailer!!!!!


    Ben there, dun that. Made it to Calgary AB when I was helping Hank Coolidge, to realize the keys for the masterlocks on the trailer were not with us. :confused: Had to find someone with a drill and cut off wheel to cut the locks off. Thats what memories are made of. :eek::eek:
     
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  12. FEDowner

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    All you needed was the front wheels pointed straight and a hydraulic jack at the far end.:D
     
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  13. QPM

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    just loosing stuff

    Our First race with a new trailer we lost both sets of keys to the trailer during the weekend. We had to lock the side door from the onside and go out the back door. the stupid part is both sets were attached to the same ring since we had just picked it up. We had to drill out the lock on the toolbox to go to the next race.
     
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  14. T.A.D. 776

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    Well Jim bought this new leather key holder with a loop the belt goes through with a snap clip to hold the key ring. He was VERY PROUD of his new acquisition because he had lost two sets of keys already and had gotten a lot of ribbing about it.
    On this key ring were the keys to the truck, camper, car trailer, tool boxes, hitch lock, shop, gate and the spare set for the chase car. Not to mention his own keys that were clipped onto his new holder that he was so proud of he was showing it to everyone. " See no more lost keys" he would say.
    You better not lose those that is the last set until we can get more made.
    Now off Jim goes as we all must do to take a pee.
    Picture him standing in the yes you guessed it the porta pottie.
    His new key holder slides off the end of his now unbuckled belt and plunk right into the big hole.
    We made him fish them out.
     
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  15. East Coast Guy

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    We forgot to put the rear wing back on the car once and didn't realize it until we were 100 miles from home :rolleyes:

    Tim Steed
     
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  16. mister know it all

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    ha ha ha i know one person is in here everyday and hasn't posted!!!!! damn i get under people's skin!!!! he is on this site more than any other site, and doesnt even have a TAFC/TAD his car has doors! :D:p
     
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  17. Brad Hiatt

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    Wasn't me but.....Know a guy that forgot to tell his wife to stay at home because his girlfriend was coming to the race.
    That was one of the best US Nationals EVER!!
     
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  18. NITROBANDIT1

    NITROBANDIT1 LOST IN SPACE

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    not my fault

    everybody gets in the truck and we start to haul. once on the freeway, we get passed by a really cool car that looks just like the one we have on the trailer. man, thats weird 2 identical cars. well, there is no car left on the trailer and the one passing us was on the trailer. apparently everybody had so much confidence in everybody else, they figured someone handled it. well, stupid luck plays a part as the car goes off the road and lands in the iceplant nice and soft, not even a scratch!!!!!!!!!! obviously this was many,many years ago and has not been attempted since. goes to show, you shouldnt start drinking until after the race. names are to be withheld due to stupidity of all involved!!!!! top that .:eek::eek:
     
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  19. foc

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    The Driver

    back when we had our TAFC we were racing UDRA at St. Louis the old track when you headed West instead of new format. We got to the track this was before cell phones and couldnt get ahold of the driver to tell him it wasn't rained out to come on down from Indy. He never showed...And there we sat and watched everyone else run..... Now that was embarrasing

    Chad Pilkington
     
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  20. Cricket

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    The Parachute

    1969 Camaro Quick 8 Car. Open trailer behind a motorhome. Forgot to secure the parachute clip. 10 Foot parachute out the back of the race car into the traffic behind us. Can't see it because of the motorhome width until the wind picks up and pushes it sideways. No tailgaters following after that.
     
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