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  1. Ryan
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    That's somthin' else! Wonder where it is now?
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    I swear they used that nose "cone" on another car later.
    With the "Ford parts obsolete" lettering as it is on the sedan...
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    Tony’s sedan proved some serious double duty capabilities. Well, actually triple duty - Tony’s car is streetable! Even so, it’s amazing to see two cars built a half decade apart with very different parts share such a similar personality. The generation gap ain’t all that big - is it?


    people are constantly telling me "I" cant build a competative car for double duty, (lakes & drag racing), but people throughout the decades have been doing it. even if it may only see drag duties once in awhile, its still possible.



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    I've got that old issue of Hot Rod too.

    I love the chain blower drive, just TRY getting that on any track these days. The chop is great, as is the "RTA" on the back of the car.
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    Geez, I wish my car would a pull single duty. All it ever does is sit in the garage on stands, yelling at me because I don't have clue as to what I am doing to it!
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    I love the scoops, who made those?

    P.S. What's "RTA"?
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    Makes me think it was a 1970-72ish issue of Hot Rod or RnC with coverage of the Antique Drags that they did with lots of bangers and flatheads in southern Cal.
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    Very cool Ryan! Thanks!
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    Russetta Timing Association

    They allowed coupes (well, all closed body styles) when SCTA would only allow roadsters.
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    Pretty sure it is an early Enderle injector.
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    I'd like to find some like that and adapt them to my 94s. Probably too rare and valuable.:(
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    Wasn't the Pierson Brothers coupe an LSR and drag car?

    i guess it would take a lot of thought, planning and careful engineering. the suspension of a drag car would probably work fairly well on an lsr car.
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    A car like that speaks to me.
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    That first photo is one of the coolest pictures I think I've ever seen. Normally I don't like the track noses but that's killer.
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    got to meet tony and crew and sit in that model A .
    at the day of the drag`s cool race car ! and cool guy`s .
    I`m gonna have to meet them at the motor mile, next time .
    I heard 122 at the drag`s
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    So-Cal coupe was - not the Pierson Bros. car. There were plenty of cars built for LSR and drag racing. But I think since each has been more refined it has become harder to build a car that can do both competitively.
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    Man!,How do ya stop that puppy?
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    Let's see. March 1963 I turned 16. Would I notice something like that? How do you spell "Prime Time"? Wayno
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    That is truly a beautiful race car... any color photos of it?

    I'm gonna go dream that car in bronze laquer now...
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    I have that issue along with the other 11 from 63. I've stared at that article many times.
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    with a parachute and a lot of road!...he he he and an achor off a ship would help too..
    I bet that sucker flys!
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    Chris, where are you? :eek:
    I figured he'd be all over this post.
    That car is way to tuff for it's own good.
    I am a fan of the plastic windows.
    Makes me think of the "Sun of Godzilla" for some reason.
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    Cool car, but i will pass on the chain drive for the blower. When those things have a problem it just destorys the front of the car and anyone unlucky enough to be near by when it happens.
    As for cars doing double duty my favorite was the Sharp Engineering 34' coupe. It was always immaculatly prepped and fast to boot.
    Dual purpose cars are still built today, though not as easily because, as Kevin said, both venues are much more refined now. LSR has tighter rules for the cage' then drags, but it's doable. HOT ROD is doing it now with the F-Bomb car. I'm currently changing the drag set-up on my Nova over for the Texas Mile in March. The Mile is a great place to do it cause it's cheap and pretty easy. When i was out there in October there were lot of folks running converted drag and street cars, Tony included.
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