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History Drag cars in motion.......picture thread.

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Royalshifter, Dec 12, 2007.

  1. Like I said Roo, I had no idea a T/F driver had so many steps to go through. Again, thank you for sharing that.
     
  2. chase knight
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    Ohio George went from the blown Cadillac to a blown small block Chevy, then to the SOHC 427 Ford in the Willys.
     
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  3. chase knight
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    Expanding on the roller starting procedure, the rear tires would be centered on the rollers, and a removable stop representing the push vehicle would be placed behind the car's pushbar on the roller deck. Most places that I'd been to, didn't want the real push car to go over the rollers. The car would then be pulled back to contact the stop. The clutch would then be disengaged, and the rollers would start spinning the rear tires. Engage the clutch, obtain oil pressure, and prime the fuel system. Hit the ON switch, disengage the clutch, and ease on the brakes to stop the tires and rollers from spinning. The rollers would be put into "park", then slightly engage the clutch, allowing you to pull off of the rollers, and proceed to the burnout area. Hope that I've got that right.... Regards, Chase
     
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    Sounds good to me, thanks mate!

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    Never was involved with push or roller starts. But knowing the danger of a load of nitro in system when hitting mag switch, the above highlighted comments strikes horror in my heart. :eek:

    My dealings was with mostly attached remote starters and we took great caution to back the motor down (crank it backwards with long ratchet in blower drive snout couple turns) to removed any residual nitro in system before starting from squirt bottle of gas or methanol before nitro could reach nozzles. We did that to keep from injuring crew/spectators with flying parts from detonated engine on start.

    How in the hell did you guys avoid that on the above mentioned start procedures? :confused:
     
  6. rooman
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    What can I say. That is the way that it has been done for 60 plus years. Remember that even at relatively slow speeds the push start deal is most likely turning the engine over quicker than the starter would so any excess fuel is simply pushed out the pipes, especially with the exhaust valve location on a hemi engine. Now, if the engine does not light right away it is generally not a good idea to keep trying and it is especially a bad idea to work the throttle/barrel valve in that situation.

    Roo
     
  7. Johnny99
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    Friend of mine loaned me an old photo album with some Northwest drag race stuff. Most of these photos have notes on the back so I'll post one at a time quoting notes verbatim. Mostly Seattle and Arlington. Some have drivers names some do not, if you can fill in the blanks, great! I already waste to much time on the computer so this will take a little while. Have a nice Memorial Day all.

    John

    "T/F 1967 Arlington"

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    "AA/FD 1967 driver Leo Shaw 7.58 @ 215.28" Pretty sure this is Arlington.

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    "Rons Auto T/F 1967 @ SIR"
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    "AA/FD 1968 Dick Kalivoda fast guy from Washington" My kid is helping me with the editing ought to make this a bit better.

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    " 1967 Ron's Auto & East Side Auto on the line Ron's took the win 7.45 SIR"
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    "Beach Boys AA/FD Busby & Westmorland 7.41 ET California car Ed Pink engine 1968"
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    "Jim Cook AA/FD 7.01 ET AKB motor 98% in tank Arlington 8/11/1968"
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    Good morning,
    "AA/FD driver : Paul Blaylock engine tuners Dean & Quinton Rue 7:40 ETR SIR 1967"
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    No caption on this one. Looks like Seattle to me. Race car or maybe a high riding street car? Tiny front wheels almost look to be Halibrands for a midget.
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    Jimbo, you'd best get a few packs of JB Weld. I had some trouble with the engine at the track today.
     
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    It is actually Jim Crooke. The Hanna bodied Don Long car also ran with a full chute pack tail body and was last raced by Crooke and partner Jim Green with a 427 SOHC Ford motor. It is currently restored to that configuration.

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    SPE chassis, Hanna body

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    This car was named "P D Q" and raced from 1967 through 1969. Prior to racing this car Dean Rue was a partner (with Gary Parmenter and Jim Krohn) in the Coin Collector I and II fuellers. It may be a Woodie chassis.
    I am not sure if they were related but a Joe Blaylock also raced top fuel in that era in partnership with Orville Moe who later went on to fame (or infamy) as the operator of Spokane Raceway Park. Greg Fury was the crew chief. That car was a Fuller ( a sister car the the Fuller, Zeuschel, Moody entry) that raced as the "Batcar". Joe Blaylock had a long history in the sport, racing an alcohol dragster into the late 70's and then a top dragster in the early 80's. As late as 1990 he was the crew chief on Doug Burpee's top fuel car out of Spokane.
    Here is a shot of the Batcar courtesy of Don Ewald's excellent We Did It For Love website.
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  21. Johnny99
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    Thanks Roo. As stated I'm doing this verbatim from notes on the photos and from the album from whence they came. You might see some more corrections required, have at it. Appreciate the knowledge that you, Dean Lowe, Dave, Jnaki, Marty Strode, and all the other folks that contribute to this great thread share. I know I'm leaving out plenty.

    John
     
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    "Driver Jerry Ruth Arlington 5-19-1968 Top Fuel Winner"
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    "AA/FD California Car Beachcomber Arlington 7.10 ET 240 MPH 1967"
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    from Illinois

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    from Illinois

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    Johnny, thanks for posting the photos, great to have some Northwest history shown. I am constantly amazed by my buddy Roo's, knowledge about the T/F teams around the US. He mentioned Krohn, Parmenter and Rue. I can remember when they ran 2 cars, both yellow, one with a Chevy and the other with Chrysler power, sponsored by a coin collector from Seattle. One was the "Rare Coin Car", the other was, "Coin Collector 1". They were also connected to my friend Orville Roupe who ran "Precision Engines" up north. One of Orville's specialties was 426 Hemis, doing engines for Dave Wren's Hemi Barracuda, and Herschel McGriff's, NASCAR Superbird, along with being on the Team of Bill Muncey's Atlas Van Lines, Unlimited Hydro. Quite an accomplished man, and a great guy !
     
  27. rooman
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    Marty,
    sometimes I cheat and use Bill Pratt's excellent Draglist site to fill in the gaps, especially with some of the more obscure teams that did not get as much ink as the big names.

    Roo
     
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    This ones a bit better! "Jim Crook AA/GD Sept 24 1967"
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    "AA/GD SIR 1967 Freight Train twin engine record holder"
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