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Event Coverage Indy GG pic that I took and left me wondering...

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by s1buell, Sep 21, 2011.

  1. s1buell
    Joined: May 12, 2011
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    The Ardun Heads on this 33 Sedan got my attention to take this pic. After looking at it, I am perplexed by the forward facing mirror over the drivers door. Is it to look at those heads while driving? :D

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  2. oldrelics
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    It is called a 'passing' mirror....
     
  3. It's so you can see if there are any oncoming traffic in front of the car in front of you. So you know its clear to pass.

    Doc.
     
  4. s1buell
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    Thanks.. I learn something new everyday..
     

  5. Back in the day of the two lane highway this was a valuable help.
     
  6. Plowboy
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    The ardun heads on the SBC is what has me perplexed.....
     
  7. Yo Baby
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    Funny I was just having similar thoughts. LOL
     


  8. VERY rare.
     
  9. williebill
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    The real name for them is "Passing Eye" mirror...they show up on Ebay from time to time.
     
  10. dontlifttoshift
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    Yeah, way more than the mirror does....
     
  11. SuperJim
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    Very interesting (the mirror) as I've never seen that before. Thanks for the post.
     
  12. jipp
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    iv seen the mirrors, never tried one out before.. iv never seen the heads on the chev tho.. are they real or just fiberglass?
    chris.
     
  13. 60galaxieJJ
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    I learned something today! Lol
     
  14. cvstl
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    Corvette prototypes maybe........?
     
  15. Not heads - just covers

    Repeat after me - F A K E :eek:
     
  16. Johnny Speedster
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    It is so you see can the traffic lights without having to bend foward to see it. Notice the angle.
     
  17. cvstl
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    Probably so, but I think Duntov did make some prototype hemi-heads to fit the SBC.
     
  18. Ebbsspeed
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    If he did, those aren't it.
     
  19. That rumor has floated around before yet no one has ever claimed to have seen them nor has anything ever surfaced in the way of parts or drawings. i think it's urban myth
     
  20. oldandkrusty
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    In case anyone cares, the '34 belongs to Brent VanderVort, of "Fatman Fabrications." A great guy who's just having a little funat the expense of the traditionalists that, at times, seem to have no sense of humor...
     
  21. TR Waters
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    a closer look
     

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  22. GMC BUBBA
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    Bingo , i agree !! Its a red light mirror.........
     
  23. plym_46
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    Actually its a passing mirror, by looking in the mirror on a two lane you can see both an image of whats ahead and whats behind, without pulling out across the center line. Helpful when behind trucks or busses or other vehicles diffisult to see around.

    since the mirrors are offset a bit you get a split image so you can look at your 6 and your 12 at the same time.

    My uncle had one on his 48 Buick cuase ti took a long time for that to gather momentum for a pass.
     

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