Ricky's Dragster Garage 35
In this episode of Ricky's Dragster Garage, Ricky and I head for Fuller's
shop in Santa Rosa and retrieve the Magicar after some much needed work on
the car's front end and fuel tank. And now armed with more fuel capacity,
Ricky proceeds to take the car up a notch to full song for a fueler. And
Jeep works the old girl 'till the last drop of nitro leaves the tank.
Wow, is all I could say, after the venerable driver and young tuner work
their magic with the Magicar.
Ricky's Dragster Garage 23
No it's not racing, BUT......
Owning and operating a cackle car has its risks.
As little as we do with them, the average person might think that a cackle
car can be a "turn key" proposition. Well, after being on the cackle path
since 1992, I can tell you that it isn't without some very harry moments.
And you have to be on the lookout, ALL THE TIME, for potential failures.
How my drag racing heroes actual raced these things week in and week out,
becomes more astounding as the years go by. And it also makes these cars
even more of a curiosity to the average person on the street, which only
adds to their appeal, and value.
Almost nothing on these cars has back up. When something fails it can
instantly result in an accident. Take the two pieces shown here in this
A rocker arm stand and a steering rod end. Two piece that were set to
fully fail, but unfortunately didn't, prior to a performance.
Was it luck? Good fortune? The late great Pat Foster tapping us on the
I dunno. All I know is--as Patty told us over and over again--
And if you want to touch base with Ricky, his shop phone number is (760)
That's all for now.
More to come.
Ricky's Dragster Garage 36
Now let's get back to business...
So it's late August. We got back from Fullers with the Magicar. And this
is the time leading up to the 2012 Hot Rod Reunion. So let's fire up
Climax for the first time and start getting ready for the CHRR.