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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by colesy, Aug 12, 2007.

  1. Paul Ceasrine
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    Anybody ever run the very rare 1968 Hurst Olds with a 455.
    In 1968, just what class would they run?
    Any special engine components in that unit.
     
  2. BadNews
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    Lew,
    Thanks for the great shots! I've seen the first photo, in fact, I think I had that issue of Raceway News some years ago, before moving to Florida (1972). I never saw the second (color) photo of the car. Very nice! Thanks, again. Keep 'em coming!!! Any photos of Billy Izykowski's "Paranoia" car or "Super Pumpkin"? Both were '66 Biscaynes running Stock bucks at Raceway Park around that time. The "Super Pumpkin" car was orange and ran a 427 - 390 hp - 4 speed combo if I remember correctly. I think they ran out of northern NJ.
    Kevin McDonough
     
  3. Bob Bender
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    Where did u find that decal ???? We only had shoe polish back in the DAY.....:eek:
     
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  4. Brainbeauolds
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    Paul, here's a photo I took of a 1968 Hurst/Olds at Connecticut Dragway in 1969. I believe it ran in D/SA class. Classification is barely visible on windshield. My guess is that it would have been in C/SA in 1968 since the automatic equipped 442s ran D/SA in 1968 and E/SA in 1969. Gene
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  5. Paul Ceasrine
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    Thanks guys,
    For digging that information up and sharing it.

    Does this sound right,
    1968 Hurst/Olds 455/390 HO
    w/W-45 air induction
    In 1968; C/Stock or SS/E
    In 1969; D/Stock or SS/H
    in 1970; E/Stock or SS/G

    Anybody run the H/O successfully.
    I know they were quite expensive cars to purchase.
    A local dealer, Marty Motors, Mount Kisco, NY had one for a long time before it was sold.
     
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  6. Dennis Holly
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    Anyone know what magazine this photo of Jack Marks' Olds came from?
     

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  7. 67 W-30
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    Here ya go Paul -- this was ours --C/SA in 68 -- D/SA in 69
     

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  10. 69tincanfairlane
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    I love this pic! Says it all!
     
  11. Bucksnort
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    Gary Wood was a regular at South Glens Falls Dragway.Know him fairly well.Could make the Pontiacs run.His wife,Charlene,won stock eliminator at the Grandnationals at Sanair in this car.Think it was one of the first times a female won a major meet.Saw the car in a local junkyard many moons later.
    He ran a Sunoco station off of exit 16 on I 87 up here.
    After racing he was dealing in record albums and now,last I knew,was wheeling and dealing in guitars.


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  12. Simon and Biebel
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    The Olds that Jack Marks raced ran pretty well as I recall. We raced the same class. I think at the 1971 SummerNationals he was the fastest car in H/S and might have won the class......My partner made a driving error and we lost in the first round of class runoffs at that race. It was the first SummerNationals held at E-Town......Not the first SummerNationlas event as that was at York and not the first national event held at E-town.....'68 SpringNationals was held there....
     
  13. 69tincanfairlane
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    I won it on a worldwide online auction... and I dare not say the websites name on the H.A.M.B.

    The websites name starts with an E.;)
     
  14. LAWAUTO
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    Looks alot like Carmen Rotunda.
    Where was it taken at?
    Lou - LAW
     
  15. LEW BECKER
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    ANOTHER PHOTO OF JOE DE LORETOS 66 BISCUIT STOCKER-IN SHOP AT ROTONDAS IN BLOOM-FIELD(PRONOUNCE LIKE A ESSEX COUNTY GUY!)-PARTNERED WITH JOHN DIMARCO AT THIS TIME -JOE D ALSO RAN THIS CAR WITH CHET COOK....ALL ESSEX GUYS...JOE FASANO,PAT IACONO(BERGEN),JOE ALGERI,CARMEN R,TONY FESTA THE LIST WAS ENDLESS... JERRY IN PATERSON ,LAW(LOU,IF JERRY WAS ON THIS SITE HE WOULD SAY HI):cool:SEE YA ON THE AVENUE!
     

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  16. Dog427435
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    Had a similar one back in the late seventies!:)

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  17. Lyn Smith
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    I always wondered why you had to inform the people behind you that it was a race car you were towing?
     
  18. jimdillon
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    When we flat towed we did not hook any wiring from the tow car so we had no brake lights nor turn signals.-Jim
     
  19. Simon and Biebel
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    I agree.....and thought the same thing. Larry Lombardo for sure and his Corvette on the left.......
     
  20. Bucksnort
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    Colesly

    Thanks for showing the writeup about Gary and Charlene Wood.They did alright.
     
  21. Brainbeauolds
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    Colesy here's the only photo I have of that car.
     

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  22. Paul Ceasrine
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    I'm guessing that the 68' Hurst/Olds 455/390 HP cars were only
    available with automatics, and obviously Hurst Dual-Gate Shifters.
    Special HD Suspension, but available with what gears? Any options on gear raio.
     
  23. 67 W-30
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    This car was owned and driven by Frank Blagg with help from his friend Lee Sherrod. See names on rear quarter. The raced out of the Columbus OH Chesrown dealership! Frank campaigned this 69 W30 car later.
     

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  24. 67 W-30
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    Pic from Winners Circle 68 Springnationals at E-town NJ --"To the victor belongs the spoils"!!!! This win validated Oldsmobiles presence in the muscle car game and was the first of many stock/superstock titles for the Olds contingent!!
     

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  25. LEW BECKER
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    Carmen rotonda in the former ernie musser(musser bros.-reading,pa.)world champ 61 corvette(i think this snap shot is at island).
    Also snap shop of carmen rotondas 57 chevy jr.stocker-stone crusher.(i recall looking at this car at rotondas speed shop for sale-rolling,1972-73?-nice car!).i think rotonda also had a 58 chevy called stone crusher--have to check my pix.
    More to come as i learn posting tricks.
    See ya at the dream boat...2 cars and the break!
    (hay i grew up walkin distance from fountain ave. In bklyn,36,ny!)
     

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  26. Paul Ceasrine
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    67 W-30,
    The success of the 67' 442's in B/Stock in 1967, prompted Doc Burgess,
    owner of the 'Black Arrow' 65' Plymouth (AWB car) to sell it at the end of 1967,
    and get into a 67' Oldsmobile 442 D/S in 1968.
    Doc pounded some good 12.60's in 1968, with the already prepped 67' car.
     
  27. LEW BECKER
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    Two more snap shots of the former musser bros. 61 corvette-while owned and raced by rotondas speed shop-these photos were sent to me by tony festa.
    Stand by for early snap shots of the musser bros. Corvette given to me by ernie musser.-a great guy!...banzaaaai!
     

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  28. 69tincanfairlane
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    Were batteries allowed to be relocated into the trunk in Junior Stock competition? Particularly in the 1969 to '71 seasons.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  29. Paul Ceasrine
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    Paul Ceasrine
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    Colesly,

    You did it again.
    Musser Brothers D/S, 61' Vette 283/270 HP dual-quad
    Dave Kempton C/SA, 62' Sport Fury 383/343 HP dual-quad

    (4) Carter carburetors were involved in that 66' Indy Final Championship run.
    AH!!!!!!!, your the best..

    Plymouth had a 1966 Junior Stock Class recommendation book out back then.
    Plymouth suggestions;
    C/SA 1962 Sport Fury 383/343 HP
    D/SA 1962 Sport Fury 361/305 HP
    E/SA 1962 Belvedere 2-Seat Station wagon 361/305 HP
     
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  30. Chuck Norton
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    Not unless the specific combination originally came with the battery in an alternate location.
     

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