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    Five things I learned from the Midwest Bash

    Five things I learned this week end...
    1] The people in the sccoa for the most part are die hards.
    2] 25 cars does make for a nice fun car show.
    3] Everyone had a lot of fun all weekend long.
    4] Yes I do cook a mean burger and was able to feed everyone on time twice with food left over..
    5] Even the car cruise went off without any issues plenty of parking ,fast food that you ordered, and the food was great as well.
    6] Everyone who was there got to go home with a very nice Midwest Bash beer mug...yes you had to be here.


    Now in closing I must thank everyone who came, helped out, and who proved that not only can you have fun together, but it was fun to see so many people again this year. Sure some people chickened out due to their not being water proof or not having their car done on time. The big thing was we all got to have a great weekend, and all got to see the first working, driving, and running Twin Turbo 4.5 SVO 35th t-bird.. We will do this again next year and maybe some more people will be able to make it to the Mid West Bash.....Rich
    Too many cars,too little time to drive them. Anything less than 500 cubes is a small block. If you slow down in life you will get run over..

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    Ok - now I want to see some SVO SC head-to-head racing!

    Sounds like it turned out to be a great meet - thanks again to the Bruhn family for helping organize the event. I assume racing ended up getting cancelled due to weather...really crummy. Until early Friday morning, I was still thinking of driving up by myself - against what little good sense I have - but finally had to face the fact that the car just wasn't ready for that yet. Sorry for missing out!
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    first we got to get some done.

    Quote Originally Posted by DrFishbone View Post
    Ok - now I want to see some SVO SC head-to-head racing!

    Sounds like it turned out to be a great meet - thanks again to the Bruhn family for helping organize the event. I assume racing ended up getting cancelled due to weather...really crummy. Until early Friday morning, I was still thinking of driving up by myself - against what little good sense I have - but finally had to face the fact that the car just wasn't ready for that yet. Sorry for missing out!
    Thanks for all the kind words here. We all did have a great time and we even had a great turn out of guys going on the cruise for dinner sat night. Sure the weather did kill the track plans but everyone was still happy with how the whole weekend turned out. There was plenty of sunshine for Friday and sat for the car show and all the other fun.. There was some racing going on Friday night but the winners will remain a secret. for now...

    SVO vs SC would be a good race. I think it will hang with the best of them. I do know this, This car does not sound like anything else out there. Just sitting in the parking lot it sounds mean and hungry for something to chew on.

    All in all it was a great time and mark your date book down for next year as we are going to do this again and hope for even more great times to come our way....Rich and the Mid West Bash Group....
    Too many cars,too little time to drive them. Anything less than 500 cubes is a small block. If you slow down in life you will get run over..

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    Just saw some photos from the meet up. Great job on the SVO build Rich.

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    thank you

    Quote Originally Posted by Toms-SC View Post
    Just saw some photos from the meet up. Great job on the SVO build Rich.
    Yes it is alive and running. I guess it must really sound bad because a guy in a z06 at the gas station started to talk smack until I opened the hood. That got a big I will pass on this one, sorry... Rich P.S. and everything is under the hood with all the exhaust running out the back of the car
    Too many cars,too little time to drive them. Anything less than 500 cubes is a small block. If you slow down in life you will get run over..

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    Quote Originally Posted by pro street rich View Post
    Yes it is alive and running. I guess it must really sound bad because a guy in a z06 at the gas station started to talk smack until I opened the hood. That got a big I will pass on this one, sorry... Rich P.S. and everything is under the hood with all the exhaust running out the back of the car
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    5 things I learned at the 2019 Midwest Bash....

    1) Rich's car starts, runs, and idles at the touch of a key/button. Who says an old guy can't do fuel injection???? The roll bar WILL stab you in the back though.
    2) The windy city WILL find a way to downpour and soak me every time I go there.
    3) In the Midwest it seems the V8 guys are more dedicated than the V6 guys, on average.
    4) Your mom set limits on how many cookies you could eat at one time for a reason!
    5) Georgie Porgie's makes an amazing pretzel burger!!! Might be 2000 calories, but who's counting?
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    Ya thats why i tape mine down. People think its bc i dont have a moonroof seal (which is true) but its really to keep my roof from ripping off .
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    Quote Originally Posted by pro street rich View Post
    The big thing was we all got to have a great weekend, and all got to see the first working, driving, and running Twin Turbo 4.5 SVO 35th t-bird.. We will do this again next year and maybe some more people will be able to make it to the Mid West Bash.....Rich
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    someone should have something.

    Quote Originally Posted by BLOWN38 View Post
    Where is video of this unicorn you speak of?
    Someone must have done some pic's of it?? We did not get to go racing due to the weather not working out. I could fire it up and do a walk around if you want....Rich
    Too many cars,too little time to drive them. Anything less than 500 cubes is a small block. If you slow down in life you will get run over..

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    there is a still of it

    Quote Originally Posted by BLOWN38 View Post
    Where is video of this unicorn you speak of?
    If you go to post 62 on the tread "things to do for the bash you can see a still of the car. it is on the right of the three 35th's sitting there.....Rich
    Too many cars,too little time to drive them. Anything less than 500 cubes is a small block. If you slow down in life you will get run over..

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    Too many cars,too little time to drive them. Anything less than 500 cubes is a small block. If you slow down in life you will get run over..

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    Rich,

    Nice job on the meet. Sorry we had to miss it and we will plan on being there next year. Turbocharged 4.5 looks real good...have you got it working with boost yet ?

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    SVO setup looks sweet Rich! Congrats on getting it done!

    Also, thanks for taking the reigns and putting the event together!

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    thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by David Neibert View Post
    Rich,

    Nice job on the meet. Sorry we had to miss it and we will plan on being there next year. Turbocharged 4.5 looks real good...have you got it working with boost yet ?

    David
    The Bash was a work for everyone that was involved with it. We all thank you. Now as for the car it has been down the road but I have not tried out anyone with it. The thing is a hand full but with the trans and the auto shifter in there it is real easy to drive.. Just set your rpm's and watch it shift all by itself....Rich
    Too many cars,too little time to drive them. Anything less than 500 cubes is a small block. If you slow down in life you will get run over..

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    thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by Tim Groth View Post
    SVO setup looks sweet Rich! Congrats on getting it done!

    Also, thanks for taking the reigns and putting the event together!

    -Tim
    It was a lot of work but the results were well worth all the work.. Everyone worked to make it a great time and it did turn out great. Even the sat night cruise went off without any issues...Thanks from all of us .Rich
    Too many cars,too little time to drive them. Anything less than 500 cubes is a small block. If you slow down in life you will get run over..

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