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  • BK
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    The building of the yet to be named Drag Wagon

    OK the Texas whale has been stripped down and in the process of a complete make over.

    Photos of the Whale wet sanded and repaired in my shop prior to me taking to Indiana for its new look. The 12 year old paint job was showing its age and some cracking. Took about 120 hours of sanding, guidecoating, Epoxying trim holes, heavy sandable primer, more sanding and guidecoating....

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    Keeping the flag roof

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    This is how the seats (once light grey) for Screamin’ Woody now look after 12 coats of dye. Still a little splotchy so I ordered another 16oz of dye, which came in Yesterday.

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  • BK
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    The cage was painted hammered gold to blend in a little with the Maple wood on the pillars.

    I intend to leave the carpet black — but will make new interior door cards in a red vinyl that will match the seats going in.. The car is on the home stretch to getting finished.

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  • BK
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    Yesterday I picked up the block to my wagon, the Screamin’ Woody, from the machine shop. After a thorough washing the crank was sent in, and then the rest of the rotating.

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  • BK
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    • On the Screamin' Woody
      • Front end metal put on the car - although the red lights need to go inboard
      • The grey seats have 8 oz of red dye on them -- but I had to order another 8oz to finish
      • The roll cage is being painted a hammered gold



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    Wheels and rear bumper


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    as seen at www.ScreaminWoody.com

    No, no motor yet. Still waiting on the rotating to get delivered to the Machine Shop. However, some progress was made to prepare for the engine's insertion.
    Black paint was scuffed
    car wrapped in Plastic
    Hit with a coat of prime
    Hit with first coat 2nd through 5th coats plastic and tape removed - wheels and tires on
    Hood installed Still to come

    • Transmission and torque converter have been freshened and waiting for the engine to get assembled.
    • New braided fuel line and 00 battery cable has been run to front, and will get connected to it's under-hood components.
    • Rear bumper ready to be installed.
    • Cage painted red
    • Red Leather/Vinyl dye and adhesion promoter ordered, and will be applied over the previously beige/gray seats. After a top coat they'll get installed.
    • New belts will be ordered closer to go time.
    • Engine should be ready to go in this time next month.
    • The front body parts installed
    • The car cleaned up and off to get the cage installed.

    Stay tuned to this site for further updates.




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  • BK
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    There was some work done on the the Screamin’ Woody. The fuel system’s AN -10 hose was run to the front of the car, as was some double-ought battery cable. Stopped short of running under the hood as that needs to be freshened up with new paint.
    Turned the shop rat loose with some sand paper to scuff it up. Need a couple days of 70+ degree weather with no rain before being able to paint. Ordered the rotating and bearings for the wagon’s motor. The block is done, so assembly will start soon. Getting down to home stretch.

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  • BK
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    So the new Lexan is in, replacing the 2006 version. Moving onto mocking up the fuel cell, two battery hold downs, weight boxes, and fuel system. Them pulling back out for a couple coats of black spatter paint and a couple coats of clear top coat. Then all back together. After that, new fuel line and battery cable will be run to the front.
    I n 1996, I promised myself that if I ever hit a homerun selling the largest of my three businesses at the time, that I would reward myself with a new black on black Viper GTS; and my family with a lake house and diesel pusher motorhome. In June 1998 I sold that business and ordered this car. It took almost a year to arrive. I never really drove it much, and in 2005, with only 3000 miles, I took out the battery, drained the coolant, took off the wheels and put in a bubble. Last month it came out, all fluids changed and topped off; new plugs, wires and battery, and the car started and taken for a ride. It ran great (and fast) and my shop rat power buffed the paint and my youngest daughter detailed the inside. Today, I applied for collector car insurance and when I receive the card I’ll take to get inspected and register It was raining today, so I’ll wait before taking for photos.

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  • BK
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    Speaking of Screamin Woody, the underside was painted and the rebuilt rear end and 4-link reinstalled.


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  • BK
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    So last night I returned after 15 days of drag racing, dropping my Coach off for service, and visiting the "Outlaws" in Western New York. Click here if interested in more of the details on that. Anyway, after 4,000 miles of driving I was 30 miles from home when someone jumped in front of me as the Toyota that was in front of me (with one tail light and no brake lights) locked up the brakes. I had to lock up the brakes harder than I've ever had in a rig this big. So hard that the coffee maker in the coach flew into my wife. This morning when unloading the cars out of the stacker, the Genesis on the lift ripped the aircraft L Track out of the lift from that emergency stop.



    So got the stacker unloaded and flipped the rig around and opened it up so my wife could clean out.



    My shop rat will have a big job of washing 4000 miles of bugs off of it. Speaking of Shop Rat, while I was gone his main job was to take the under belly of Screamin Woody to bare metal, and to apply two coats of POR15 Silver and Black.



    The clutch on my 1999 Kawasaki Drifter 1500 was replaced before I left. While the tank was off I figured it was time to change the color from that ugly Maroon, so the fenders got taken off. While I was having the Thug's body damage fixed at Randy Standsbury's in Louisiana, I took the bike's sheet metal for bright metallic red pearl paint. That was delivered last week, and put on the scooter today.



    Back to the Woody. The Ford 9" was torn down, inspected and case painted before I left, and then reassembled today.



    My Shop Rat stripped the Four-Link when I was gone, and I taped off ends and hit it with a couple coats of red.



    The tail lights and fin trim is now back on the wagon.



    I hope to have the rear suspension back in; and the rear compartment stripped, spatter painted, new fuel cell and weight boxes installed by the end of October. The goal is to have the car finished (still dealing with engine) by New Year, and well tested before Bradenton.

    I also opened two weeks of boxes that came in while I was gone and mowed the 2' high grass.



    I wanted to paint the "Leaning Tower of Power" that came out of my 60 Plymouth today (Shop Rat made paint ready while I was gone), but only so much time.



    Also ordered wipers for 46 Olds; Front and Rear seals for the Screamin Woody's motor; rocker adjusters for the 383 Motor going into the 60 Plymouth; and brake master cylinder and fuel pump for my 67 Marlin.

    Tomorrow is Doctor appointment day, then a weekend on the Lake. Monday I pick up the Magnum's bumper from the chrome shop and hope to get quite a bit done Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at the shop. So much to do, so little time.

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  • BK
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    Last coat of red on the read end housing for Screamin Woody.



    That was two cans of red primer and three cans of Banner Red paint. Also, cleaned, scuffed, taped off, primered and painted the wheelie bars.



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  • BK
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    The last day and half at the shop I managed to clean, scuff, prime, and put two coats of Banner Red paint on the Ford 9" housing for the Screaming Woody.



    Despite two cans of primer and two cans of red paint - I need to hit it with another coat tomorrow. Then on to reassemble it. The chuck has been rebuilt and ready. Also need to do the same with the wheelie bars and four links.

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  • Unfettered
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    I like it. I think it looks better with the wood grain look.

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