55 rambler wagon and 58 suburban in England

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  1. Dragsterbus

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    Hi everyone, I'm Wayne and i've got a 55 Hudson Rambler wagon that used to be my daily intil the front suspension wore out which started a rebuild as a mild custom (on the outside anyway!) it's now got a narrowed jaguar front suspension (70's XJ6) and a Ford 9" rear, wide whites and painted smoothie wheels with trim rings , i'm building a 383 stroker chevy which will either end up in the rambler or my suburban , which is a 1958 and will become a gasser over the winter and both my wagons will be doing duty as tow cars for my dragster,
    I look forward to being part of your forum
    Cheers
    Wayne
     
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    :Welcome: Hi Wayne, loved the utube video of the dragster.
    John
     
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    :Welcome:Wayne.
     
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    Welcome aboard Wayne. Look forward to some pictures.:Welcome: Interesting suspension mods to the Hudson.
     
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    :Welcome:to the wagon train, dragbus. Those sound like interesting cars...like to see them. Got pix?:camera:
     
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    thats a sweet pair of toys Wayne:thumbs2:

    so what are you towing to the track??

    :Welcome:from the other side of the marble:cheers:
     
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    Hi Everyone ! sorry been offline for a bit, Here are a couple of pics of my cars and one of my drag splitty, Glad you like the youtube video John !
     

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    That's a sweet Hudson/Rambler wag, and the Burb, priceless! All windows too. Must be rare.:Welcome:
     
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    :biglaugh: thats a hilarious shot...looks like it would fit in the back of the Burb:D

    love the VW man!!...what class do you run and whats the E/T-MPH??
     
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    WTH IS that little car?? I don't think I've ever SEEN a car that small!!:yikes:
     
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    Ha ha, Thanks Rev ,I'm still testing the splitty dragster and have only done licensing runs so far, The chassis is tagged 6.29 and quicker (don't know whether i want to go that fast in it ! or do I ?) It's got a 14-71 blown Keith Black hemi on alcohol and a 3 speed lenco , it'll be next year before i run it again but i'll let you know,
    Oh the little car is a 1973 Fiat 500 that belongs to my girlfriend Jen, I used to have a '69 suburban and we'd park them together at shows ,made the fiat look smaller and the 'burb look HUGE ha ha
     
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    I think that little car is SO COOL! I love that little car....I mean....that is LITTLE!:yup: I would love to have one.
     
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    Well it's been a while since i posted on here but it's been a strange couple of years with Family losses ,house moves etc but i've finally got my arse into gear and started my Rambler , in the last couple of weeks i've built a new chassis with a narrowed 9" ,narrowed Jaguar XJ6 front subframe , airbags , and the dummy chevy and 'glide are sat in the engine bay , for anyone interested we Ran the splitty dragster this year and it did a 7.60 sec 1/4 @170mph on it's first full pass , I sold my '58 suburban as a '38 lincoln zephyr came along at the right price ! it will be a traditional tail dragger and i've fired up the flathead V12 and it sounds good !,
    here are a couple of pics

    oh i bought a dead A108 and we now use it for towing and camping
     

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