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

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

  1. Marty Strode
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    Looks like a Fuller Car, with that skinny nose. This is one of the cars I raced in the 80's, at the birth of Nostalgia Racing. 1968-69 Fuller chassis, Covell body. 2012-09-14 163930.jpg
     
  2. Marty Strode
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    Comparing both images, got to be the Northwind, the color threw me off, and the drag link. Help us out Roo ! Looks like another Fuller, Jr Fueler in the background, maybe John Mitchell's first one. Fuller Car.jpg Northwind Dragster.jpg
     
  3. rooman
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    This is the Scotty's Drive Inn car that was driven by "Ace" but I don't know if it was the Northwind with steering modifications. I will try to contact Ed later today and get the straight scoop.

    Roo
     
  4. Marty Strode
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    Roo, here is a shot of the Scotty's car when Ed drove it. I don't ever remember the car having the swoopy tail, even when Dave Hawkins drove it. I had a promo card Dave gave me, with 2 chutes deployed at the finish line at Woodburn. Fuller sold a number cars in the Northwest, starting with the Angel and Grimm, AA/D. Earl Floyd would know all of the answers. 124.JPG Scotties Drive In.jpg
     
  5. 65pacecar
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  6. rooman
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    Here is another shot of the car from WDIFL and the accompanying caption
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    Scotty's Drive In" AA/FD in the pits at Arlington circa 1966. This was one of the "magic type" (pointy nose) Fuller cars - a real beauty. A young Ed McCulloch (who drove it) is standing in background.
    Bob Vettzig Photo
    As you can see it has the same drag link configuration as in the photo that started this discussion.

    Was this the Bev's Steak House car, minus the tail or does that make the original photo the Bev's car and this another "pointy nose" Fuller?

    Roo
     
  7. Marty Strode
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    Here are some shots of Cordy Jensen's "Bev's Steak House" cars, the first one was a Woody, and the other is obviously a Fuller. I remember that he crashed badly and the car was sold and rebuilt. The first one became Ron Salisbury's "Rumbler".

    Cordy 3.jpg Cordy 2.jpg Cordy 4.jpg Cordy 5.jpg
     
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  8. Marty Strode
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    Roo, if you look closely at the first picture in question, it has a Hilborn Injector, like the aerial shot of Cordy, before paint.
     
  9. Fordors
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    @Marty Strode in looking at “the photo in question” I’m not sure what injector that is, it looks to be covered up with something. The overhead shot of the Bev’s Steak House car before paint is running a Crower injector, the early low profile one for 6-71’s as compared to the later Crower 8 Port.
     
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  10. Marty Strode
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    Good eye ! You can see the difference, if you look closely. I think I will start using the term, It looks sorta like this or that. Thanks.
     
  11. Johnny99
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    One for the lunch crowd and then get my lazy butt back out to the shop!

    "Driver Ron Jorgenson 198 8.19 4-23-67" And that tow rig!!
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  12. Marty Strode
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    Keith Black had white 59 just like it.
     
  13. Johnny99
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    "Flower Power Arlington 8/11/1968"
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  14. Johnny99
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    "Gas Cars Arlington 8-11-68" Lauren Russell 22 years old"
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  15. You want flower power...here's REAL flower power from '68!
    M&L gold car 7 Drag Racing Pictorial #2 1969.jpg
     
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  16. Fordors
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    The flowers added interest to the car, that was a sign of the times. It’s hard to tell from the angle of the photo but Malise & Lipori were early users of 8-71 blowers, running a V8-71 here. You can only see two of the three angled fasteners holding the blower on this side, the third is obscured by the injector linkage.
     
  17. Johnny99
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    "B/Gas SIR 1967 Car Crashed never to race again" And a couple more shots of the same car at Arlington. Little bit different livery, altitude, and rear wheels.
    tl22 (2).jpg arlang.jpg arlmaybe5.jpg
     
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  18. Penetrator
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  19. You are correct there...they were one of the first, if not the first to use the 8-71 GMC V-blower, as early as late '64.
    M&L comp 1.jpg Also used one on Ingenue in 1967...
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  20. The Bomber
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    There is a reason that race crews and spectators at drag races are required to sign a liability waiver when they enter. Drag racing is dangerous, even for spectators, that fact is spelled out in the waiver. By signing the waiver, people are agreeing that they understand the danger and accept the risk.[/QUOTE]
    The young man’s name was 17 year old Tim Ditt. He did not lose his arm, came close though. The doctors were able to reattach it.. Him and Garlits were in the same hospital room. Tim is now a grandfather.
     
  21. The Bomber
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    There is a reason that race crews and spectators at drag races are required to sign a liability waiver when they enter. Drag racing is dangerous, even for spectators, that fact is spelled out in the waiver. By signing the waiver, people are agreeing that they understand the danger and accept the risk.[/QUOTE]
    The young man was 17 year old Tom Ditt. He did not lose his arm, came close but doctors were able to reattach it. Him and Garlits were in the same hospital room. When Don found out why, he deeply apologized to Tim. Tim is now a grandfather.
     
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    duncan jitterbug.jpg
    Harry Duncan's "Jitterbug," before lettering. Harry was a successful building contractor who always ran top-notch cars. The Jitterbug normally ran a 354" Chrysler, but here it is running Clark Cagle's Ardun.

    Evans Special belly tank Lakester (by Robert E. Canaan) (2).jpg
    Earl Evans belly tank normally ran the straightaways, but here it is running at the drags held at the Marine Corps Air Station at Tustin, California. The giant blimp hanger is at top left. Earl was a legendary machinist and speed equipment producer. Photo by Robert E. Cannan.

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    Woody Parker's Willys gasser.

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    Two Pomona Police officers check out this roadster at Pomona Drag Strip, 1954. Many of the Pomona police officers, led by Chief Parker, supported early Pomona drag racing as a way to get hot rodders to stop street racing. Photo from the Los Angeles Public Library.

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    Weeks and Noble chopped deuce sedan at Pomona. The team ran a fuel Desoto in this sedan as well as in the former Paul Silva roadster. Norm Grudem photo.
     
  23. loudbang
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    The young man was 17 year old Tom Ditt. He did not lose his arm, came close but doctors were able to reattach it. Him and Garlits were in the same hospital room. When Don found out why, he deeply apologized to Tim. Tim is now a grandfather.[/QUOTE]


    Those waivers aren't worth the paper they are printed on except to make more lawyers billable hours. I was there at Dover Drag strip probably 1966 or 67 with my friend that had a 1961 Chevy with a 327 and stock flywheel and bellhousing. The unthinkable happened and he had a flywheel explosion on the start line. He was shaken up but unhurt unfortunately a piece of the clutch flew into the spectators and damaged one fans arm.

    Long story short he got sued and lost but couldn't pay the huge judgement so his pay was garnished and was CONTINUALLY and was still being garnished when on my last trip to the USA in 2005. :(
     
  24. Jimbo17
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    In some states signing a liability, waver is not worst the paper it's written on because it is illegal to wave liability in certain states.
    Most sectioning bodies know this fact but they have people sign a waver anyway hoping they won't sue them.

    Jimbo
     
  25. Dave, love this guy's aero attempt. Way ahead of his time!

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  26. rooman
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  27. Mike VV
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    Skirt down low is good, but two big parachutes above the front tires.
    Cool in any case.

    Mike
     
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  29. tommyd
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    Dawson and Brady 63 light weight at Capitol Raceway. Steve Fordman photos. 102704215_10214751179447854_4959686954766565376_o.jpg 101945626_10214751413053694_1122041909519319040_o.jpg 103029382_10214751179687860_6740117891582001152_o.jpg
     
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    Capitol Raceway. Steve Fordman photos 101927761_10214751178367827_6529906949276827648_o.jpg 101971233_10214751209608608_634702694975537152_o.jpg 102675859_10214751210968642_5842494929586094080_o.jpg 97088879_10214751210568632_1823246589615931392_o.jpg 102814781_10214751412613683_7663793584029564928_o.jpg
     

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