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

  1. tommyd
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  4. Chuck Norton
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    According to this source: <https://www.allareacodes.com/270>, the area code 270 that I believe is visible on the sign in the background was not put into service until April, 1999. Area code 270 serves western Kentucky and since the facility looks very much like Bowling Green, I suspect that your question is well-founded.
     
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  5. Boss 302 Mustang
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    Since there is also a sign for MSD ignitions in the back as well as a Holley sign that is not an old logo, I suspect that it is not an old pic
     
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  6. NHRANUT
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    It sure is!!!
     
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  7. tommyd
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    Yep. It's gone now.
     
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  8. Rodshop57
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    Since the above mentioned Photo is gone now, I can only guess that it was the photo of my '57 Army Staff car that I aged via a phone app. It was taken at Bowling Green at this year's Tri-Five Nationals. Sorry for any confusion....Steve
     

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  9. saltflats
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    At least you were racing.;)
     
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  10. f.i.57chevynut
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    I can testify to that fact. I was in the other lane.
     
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  14. Jimbo17
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    Looks like Cecil County to me.
    Jimbo
     
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  18. Jimbo17
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    Just my opinion but some of the Best secrets in Junior Stock are still kept a highly guarded secret.

    All the cars looked alike but some ran a hell of a lot better then the others and that does not happen by accident!!!

    Jimbo
     
  19. loudbang
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    Behemoth

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    Racers work on a 1962 Dodge Dart in the pit at the NHRA Winternationals Drag Race.

    Racers work on a 1962 Dodge Dart in the pit at the NHRA Winternationals Drag Race..jpg
     
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  20. Chuck Norton
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    Bang, I've always admired that Winternationals photo. I didn't make it to Winternationals that year, partly because that was an especially rainy, cold winter, the first one I spent in California and I hadn't established any personal connections with active racers. I've rarely missed an edition of the Winternationals since then.

    Of particular note in that picture is the engine compartment of the red car nearest the camera. The fender lettering says "413" but the two four-barrel carburetors are in-line, alá the legendary 343 horsepower 383. Dual in-line AFB 413 combinations have not been all that common through the years. Also, the configuration of the exhaust manifolds resembles that of the stock, cast iron manifolds that were OEM on max wedge cars but with a coating of white paint? I'm asking some of my Mopar friends about that combination. It seems that there's always something new to think about!

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    I wondered about that and notice the fender is lettered XD-413 what is that all about.
     
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  22. Chuck Norton
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    One of my very knowledgeable Mopar friends identified that motor as the one currently in the Classification Guide for 1962 Dodge and Plymouth models rated at 394 horsepower. The specs on the motor are enumerated in the NHRA Classification Guide. That combination is still valid today!

    I further quizzed him about the origin of the combination and he stated that he believes the motor was lifted from the spec sheet of the Chrysler 300 of that era and transplanted into a Dodge Dart body for the purpose of competing in Super Stock Eliminator in 1962. We went through our collective memories in search of someone (anyone) that we've ever known who has run that combination in Stock Eliminator and came up blank. Between the two of us we represent about seventy-five years of racing experience in Stock/Super Stock so, if anyone ever ran it, they stayed below the radar and did so without leaving much of a trace.

    Thanks for the picture and the memories!

    c
     
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  23. earlymopar
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    Marvin Walker's Wagon.jpg Not sure which one was the first to use the name!

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  24. Jimbo17
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    Seems to be a very popular name for a car.
    Jimbo
     
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    At Sanford Maine sanford maine.JPG
     
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  26. Lyn Smith
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    Remember when every track had one of these?The last time I saw a official try to use one it did not work right as the car had a starter that cranked the engine too fast.They ended up pushing the car( it was a stick car) in gear to get a reading.LOL 20171023_201457_resized.jpg
     
  27. Jimbo17
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    I remember the company well. They made a number of tools made life easier for engine builders.

    Jimbo

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  28. alphabet soup
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    If I remember right there were two 413's with in-line 4's. A 385 horse (hyd. cam) and a 394 (solid cam). Chrysler and Dodge got them but Plymouth never did. Plymouth did get the 383-343. But now, for some reason I think NHRA lets you run the 413 in a Plymouth. Again, if I remember right, none of these came with the Max Wedge exhaust manifolds. Gene.
     
  29. tommyd
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    22851909_684258901780587_1016282668227123750_n.jpg I would race em' both!
     
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  30. Jimbo17
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    I remember when chrome reverse wheels were the hot ticket item for cars back in the early 60's and everyone wanted to buy them.
    Throw on a set of baby moons and it gave the car a low rider look and also a smooth look.
    Jimbo
     
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