The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Royalshifter, Dec 12, 2007.
Coty & White
Burgess & Steed
Before he ran funy cars, Twig Zeiglers Willy's.I think an ex Coonrod car.
Der Weinerschnitzel.Jim Nicholl
Hodges & Olson's other "Northwind" dragster
Jess "The Flea" Sturgeon
Kalitta vs the ill fated ReEntry rear engine car at Indy 66?
Obviously Tony Waters
Mick's hemi Pontiac
Ivo and Ernie's Camera Shudderbug
Dick Stahl's Ford powered AA/FA (with a set of Mickey Thompson Hemi heads )
Great batch Gary, thanks for taking the time!
The Growler, a cool Oregon car
Interesting to know how many teams ran/tried these heads along with the Ford counter part?
My dads in the middle, Al Mahany to the right. I have sat in that car many times. I have many unpublished pics of that car in the pits. My mother would pilot the push car while I would ride along. Ahh the memories, Sioux City Nobles
Dennis, from what I've heard over the years from racers, there was never a real issue with the M/T heads, either for the Pontiacs or the FE Fords, it was that the blocks (both the Pontiac and the Fords) were just not as stout as the Chryslers. The same for the SOHC heads, according to Pink. It was not the chains or anything about the heads persay, it's that the blocks would not hold up with 75+ percentage of pop. Jim Crooke's beautiful "Assassin" AA/FD with an Ed Pink SOHC eventually had to change to a 392 hemi (also by Pink) for the same reason...
He went all the way to the quarter-finals at Phoenix a couple of weeks ago. One of the really good guys in the sport.
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