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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:34 pm 
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I'm sorry.
I just have to do this once again.
It's time.

https://youtu.be/frtVqCZub-0

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:21 am 
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:D :mrgreen: :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2020 2:22 pm 
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I want this played at my funeral. 8)

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 3:08 pm 
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Great song.

Can't believe those motors didn't twist right out of some of those Chevys. :shock:

Today, some of todays SUV's and sedans can outrun those vintage cars in the quarter mile right out of the showroom.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:03 pm 
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Hey Frank...Ran across this old program the other day while looking
for something else in the archives. Reminded me about your post. Big
Drag racing fan back in the early 60's, a good weekend was leaving on
a Friday night with some buddies and hitting the Drag strips,
This was a flyer from a Funny Car meet at Cecil County "Drag O Way"
when Funny Cars looked like actual cars 1965-66.
The "Hurst Hemi Under Glass" ran exhibition runs.
Watching those 1/4 mile thundering monsters leave the line at night ,
flash bulbs popping, front wheels of the ground, the smell of burning
rubber/fuel, the crowd going crazy...and of course the noise... way
cool!
The NHRA’s Super Stock and A/Factory Experimental (A/FX) classes
were among the most hotly contested battlegrounds in drag racing at the time
giving the factory teams high visibility to amateur racers and potential buyers.
Colin
the older one


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2020 1:24 am 
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Wow, what a great flashback!
There were several evolutions to the Hurst (and non-Hurst) Hemi Under Glass car(s) because they kept getting wrecked. Driver Bob Riggle wrecked a couple of them in the '60s, then famously rolled the latest one in 2016 with Jay Leno inside. :lol:

The FACTORY FX CARS WERE INSANE. The COPO Chevys and Thunderbolt Fords put out more horsepower than a half city block of parked family cars.

Your program shows several of the MOPAR cars which have had their rear axles moved forward for better weight transfer and traction, which also resulted in long wheelies.

My 22 y/o buddy first ran a 1960 Impala 348 Tri-Power with dual glasspacks (I dearly loved that car), then two successive 409 Biscaynes (the last one nearly unstreetable) and finally a 426 Super Stock Dodge called Kandy Kane, which he ultimately blew up in the Final Elimination runs of the 1965 Winternationals at Indy. Only the 426 wore racing livery; all the others were Plain-Jane street sleepers. The 426 rattled windows when he drove it down our street. Good thing we didn't have car alarms back in the day; they'd all have gone off at once.

Another guy up my street had one of the earliest Pontiac GTO Tempests; a very simple 389 4Bbl wedged into the 2dr family car. He won something like the first 15 or 20 drag races he ran, and went nuts. He bought a Tri-Power setup, 4:11 positraction, a wild cam and headers, put exhaust cut-outs ahead of both doors, completely gutted the interior and installed a roll bar on his brand-new everyday driver before it was even paid for. Each week he added something new and hairier. Yes, he also had the red-line "Uniroyal Tiger Paw" street racing tires on it, later replaced by Mickey Thompson "cheater slicks" on chrome-reverse rims.

The clue in those days that there was something hot about a car was the big chrome SUN tachometer mounted on the steering column or drilled into the dashboard ahead of the steering wheel. If he didn't want you (or the Fuzz) to know he was a racer, the owner hid it out of sight below the dash. That gave him a better chance of tricking you into a race to the next stoplight.

I was about 14-15-16 at the time and these guys used to stop when they saw me walking to school and give me a ride, drop me off in the middle of my friends and do power-shift burnouts away from the school. :twisted:

The '60s were a wonderful time to be a teenaged gear-head.
My mind was corrupted at an early age; I never stood a chance.

https://youtu.be/LabX19ocJZA

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:54 am 
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John, they literally chained the 'high side' of the engine block to the frame to keep the torque from breaking the motor mounts!


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2020 4:24 pm 
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I've seen that done before. Frank, you may want to add this to your hot Z! :P

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