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Hot Rods Drag Racing "Back in the Day"

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by blackrat40, May 30, 2019.

  1. blackrat40
    Joined: Apr 19, 2006
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    Remembering racing in the early 60's this morning. I was happily racing a Chassis Research dragster with a SBC in those days before being called for the Vietnam fun.
    One night, at Green Valley Raceway (between Dallas and Ft. Worth) I was paired up
    in the push start lane with another dragster campaigned by a local racer Paul Davis.
    We were ready to go when Paul noticed my fuel shut off valve leaking and dripping.
    Paul, without speaking, quickly tied a pink shop rag around the valve to absorb and mask
    the leak, knowing that the line crew would have backed me off and not allowed
    me to run with that leak! I don't remember who won that race but probably Paul's car.
    I was just a 22 year old kid with a cobbled together(but fast!) dragster. Mickey's Race Cars (6).JPG Mickey's Race Cars (7).JPG
     

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  2. Sounds like something Paul Davis would do...May he rest in peace...
     
  3. Bearing Burner
    Joined: Mar 2, 2009
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    from W. MA

    I ran a Flathead K-88 in the late 60's.
     
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  4. Well then there is my avatar, about 1964-65.
     
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  5. 56sedandelivery
    Joined: Nov 21, 2006
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    I had a 120" WB Scotty Fenn, 1964 built chassis; .040 340 HP 327, cam change, P and P'd 461X heads, Hooker adjustable upswept headers, Edelbrock C-4B intake, 750 Holley DP carburetor, 4500 RPM stall converter, my own built Powerglide (built the engine also) with a steel hub, 5 pack direct clutch, trans-brake, all driving into a 57 Pontiac rear end (open with stock shortened 29 spline axles. I have all kinds of photos, but no way of posting them. Best time at Bremerton Raceway, a 9.23 at 146 MPH. Of my 3 drag cars, this one was the most fun, you had to DRIVE it. The RED that came later was actually pretty boring to drive, smooth as glass and fast, but boring. Car's in Oregon now, and it's for sale; something like $19K!!!!! I am Butch/56sedandelivery.
     
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  6. deadbeat
    Joined: May 3, 2006
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    Cant get a more genuine photo of the 60's than that @blackrat40 . Vintage F E D, white walls on a single axle trailer and that vintage lawn mower,, way cool. Thank you for your service in Vietnam as well, Cheers
     
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