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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by colesy, Apr 1, 2009.

  1. 1934coupe
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    Modified sports was allowed a 25% engine setback, and Hilborn fuel injection or Blower. Modified production was "American made cars, no engine setback, carbureted. Those where the main difference's. Gassers where allowed only a 10% set back. And Street roadster allowed 25% set back "American made roadster" with a year limit. Both allowed Hilborn and Blowers

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  2. 56sedandelivery
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    Seems to be a popular theme, a 56 2 door 210, 2 door, Handyman Wagon with a 55 front end. Even back then.
    I am Butch/56sedandelivery.
     
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  3. 1934coupe
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    I thought this statement interesting and did some research and found out that these are all the same cars. Fred getting it from Lagana.

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  4. 56sedandelivery
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    I definitely like the "dark with a striped roof" version the best; closest to a Junior Stocker in appearance "theme".
    I am Butch/56sedandelivery.
     
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  6. loudbang
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    In 1965, it was still possible for a talented sporty-car driver to go drag and road racing with the same vehicle. This Chevy-powered Cheetah held both ends of AHRA’s national A/Modified Sport record at 10.82/130.34 while challenging Cobras on road courses. Bill Thomas Race Cars factory driver Mike Jones later conceived and created Orange County International Raceway.

    chevy-powered-cheetah.jpg

    Dean Moon

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  11. loudbang
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    Got an unusual one today

    1952 Austin Healy owned by Lou Abel from Lexington, Kentucky

    Lou Abel Owned by Lou Abel from Lexington, Kentucky 52 austin Healy.jpg
     
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  12. loudbang
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    Bow Laws C/MP 1957 chevy before he moved to his corvette that would be famous.

    Bo Laws before the famous vette.jpg

    Fred Hartman’s “Rapid Rodent” ’55 used a small CID engine with a Tunnel-Ram, 2×4 intake for 13 lbs. per CID, G/MP.

    Fred Hartman’s “Rapid Rodent”.jpg

    Ralph Ridgeway is credited with creating the modern Tunnel-Ram intake manifold. His intake was based on a Corvette Fuel Injection manifold, machined and fitted with a pair of Carter carburetors. his famous C/MP was a terror at Connecticut dragway.

    Ralph Ridgeway is credited with creating the modern Tunnel-Ram intake manifold.jpg
     
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  13. metalshapes
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    Lou may find he owns a Almquist. B17090.jpg
     
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  14. loudbang
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    I thought to myself that sure doesn't look like a healy but couldn't place what it was. I was thinking maybe a cheetah roadster or something. Good find.
     
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  15. loudbang
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    Larry Koop D/MP corvette

    Larry Koop d  mp.jpg

    Phil Parker's B/Modified Production '59 lifts the wheels at the NHRA U.S. Nationals. This Texas-based flyer ran a small-block Chevy and five-speed transmission and was sponsored by Shioleno and Coleman.

    Phil Parker\'s BModified Production \'59 lifts.jpg

    Terry Sherrill's beautiful A/Modified Production '57 Corvette leaves the line at Pomona. Sherrill's big-block powered 'Vette has clean paint and graphics, lightweight alloy wheels and eight-second timeslips

    Terry Sherrill\'s beautiful A Modified Production \'57.jpg


    This B/ Modified Production '59 sports a Formula 5000 hoodscoop to ram cold air to its twin-Holley-carbed big-block.The 1135 number on the side glass indicates that the car hails from the NHRA's Northeast Division 1.

    This B Modified Production \'59 sports a Formula 5000 hoodscoop to.jpg
     
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  16. loudbang
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    "Rompin Rebel" Ronnie Smith D/ MP production 55 Chevy.

    Ronnie Smith D MP production 55 Chevy. rompin Rebel.jpg
     
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  17. loudbang
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    Some for our cousins north of our border. Any mistake are mine in translating from French Canadian to english. Maybe one of you guys could translate the different class markings on some of these.

    "Break Away" F/MP 53 chevy


    Break away FMP 53 chevy.jpg


    "Bryan Wall" B/MP mopar


    Bryan Wall BMP mopar.jpg


    "Francois Chalifoux" G/MP 57 chevy with wild paint


    Francois Chalifoux GMP.jpg



    "Larry Lacaillade" C/MP Mopar


    Larry Lacaillade CMP.jpg



    "Rapid Rodent" G/MP 1955 Chevy


    Rapid Rodent GMP.jpg
     
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  18. loudbang
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    "Performance Automotive" Dick morosos 61 B/MP vette at DOVER Drag Strip


    Performance Automotive  Dick morosos 61 BMP vette at DOVER Drag Strip.jpg


    "Rats Nest" 1953 E/MP Vette at maple grove

    Rats NEST 1953  EMP Vette at maple grove.JPG


    "Ricks custom shop" G/MP vette with nice paint.


    Ricks custom shop GMP vette.jpg
     
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  19. Here's an article on the Epstein and Camic Vette.
    Looks like they flipped the scoop around at some time.

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  20. loudbang
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    "Checkmate" D/MP


    Checkmate DMP.jpg

    "DD Performance" C/MP on truck. nice paint.


    DDPerformance CMP on truck.jpg


    Epstein & Camio G/MP again More nice paint


    Epstein 7 Camio again GMP.jpg





    The famous "Pizza Man" E/MP


    Pizza man EMP.jpg
     
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  21. loudbang
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    1963 Galaxie "frivolous" B/MP

    63GalbmpFrivolousB-MP2.jpg


    Dyno don "Harvey Ford 1965 Mustang A/MP


    DynoDonNicholsonHarveyFord65Mustang AMP.jpg


    "Respect" 1965 ford B/MP


    Respect B-MP 65 Ford.jpg


    Tony Stoner "Dragonsnake AA/SP


    aimer tony ster dragonsnake AASP second.jpg

    again AimerTonySterDragonsnake68CobraAASP.jpg
    Again


    Aimer tony Dragon snake.jpg


    Carl Mentz "King Cobra" AA/MS


    CarlMentz-KingCobra2AAMS.jpg


    "Snoopy" D/SP 1965 Mustang


    Snoopy DSP 65 Mustang.jpg
     
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  22. Robert1555
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    Do you think there is still enough interest by old racers and younger guys to pursue bringing the Modified Production class back with rules to keep the cost of racing down? Rules would include no full tube chassis cars, engines have to use OEM cast iron heads, no centrifugal clutches, just some rules to get it back to where the backyard guys can have a lb/CID class to run in that you didn't have to compete with a guy who has a $100k chassis car and a $100k engine and a $25k drive train. I personally think there are guys out there who are sitting on the sidelines because the cost of racing a lb/CID class car today is just way way too much. I bet we could make contact with a lot of older racers and get some threads going on different sites to propose it and get feedback from the younger guys and see if there is enough interest to propose it to NHRA or IHRA or another sanctioning body and see if we can bring some interest back to the class and to the sport. What do you guys think?
     
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  23. I'm sure there is some interest but forget about a sanctioning body picking it up that won't happen and if it did they'd just screw it up like they did the first time.
     
  24. Jimbo17
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    I'm sure there is some interest but forget about a sanctioning body picking it up that won't happen and if it did they'd just screw it up like they did the first time.

    I agree with this statement completely.
    Jimbo
     
  25. loudbang
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    Couple of fords to jump start this thread.

    Commonweath Ford A/MP


    Commonweath Ford  AMP.jpg


    Costilow & Larson AA/SP Cobra


    Costilow & Larson AASP Cobra.JPG


    KING COBRA AA/SP


    KING COBRA AASP.jpg
     
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  26. Gene Boul
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    I know for a fact that the "black arrow" car was driven / owned by Bill Jenkins at the start of 1965. He was at the AHRA winternats in Scottsdale AZ. He was in the shutdown area and I had just made a pass in my 56 Chevy MP car. I pulled a plug out of it and walked over to "the Grump" with it...he said 2 degrees too much timing and walked away!
     
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  27. 1934coupe
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    The "Grump" never owned the Black Arrow. He did drive it and won the Winternationals but he never owned it. Doc Burgess is alive and well and is a veterinarian in NY. Has been at the Dover Dragstrip Nostalgia Drags the past few years.

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  28. H. Lindley
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    Looking at the Cheetah in post 1056, does it have two Rochester fuel injection air meters mounted vertically?
     
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  29. Gene Boul
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    As an 18 year-old I had no idea who owned the black arrow it could have been Keyser Soze...so I wasn't trying to suggest that Grumpy owned the car just that he got out of it in the shutdown area.
     
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  30. loudbang
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    Found a few more Fords LOL


    Super Snake Cobra

    Super snake Cobra AAmsp.jpg


    C/MP Mustang Lewis Boggus

    LAWRENCEPARKANCOLCMPSTANG.jpg
     
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