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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by colesy, Aug 12, 2007.
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Looks like a push button shift with that type driveshaft connection.
Or a change of converters.
Did that a few times at the races, but never on asphalt. Haha
Used a "ball and trunnion" joint at the front of the propshaft instead of a u-joint. Used, at least on some models, up to '64-'65 or so?
posted by hemidav in the vintage thread
posted by hemidav in the vintage thread
See Mr Hale video on NHRA /Facebook from this past weekend.
For sure, old post but I had a 59 Biscayne 283/185 4 speed that ran on Atlas Bucrons and went 15.54 on a 15.24 record back in 1967
Fiores Shell was on Route 123 New Canaan Ave in Norwalk in the Broadriver area.
I'm trying to figure out the Galaxie behind it.
It looks like it says "1965 Springnationals Champion" on it, but also looks like A/S on the C-Pillar.
And I'm guessing this picture is 1966, so A/S=7.00 Wt/HP class.
From Doug Boyce's book, it implies Mike Schmitt won AA/SA=7.00 class at that 1st (1965) Bristol Springnationals, and Robert Borkes won AA/S=7.00 class.
The 1964 Lightweight Gal ran a glass bubble hood. The 427 HiRiser cleared just fine, but the clearance was needed for the cold air box and tubes that led to the grille. It made the same 425hp as the 427/425 LoRiser of 1963. Sure it did. NHRA factored it to 460-500hp, which was still low, so that put the 3750-lb car (hey, that was LIGHT for a Galaxie!) in the W/P=7.00 class. It was Ford's strongest stock class drag racing engine ever.
It looks like a Hemi behind the 64 Gal, also says A/S on it so my guess is this is 1966, and A/S=7.00 Wt/HP class, same class as AA/S=7.00 in 1965. So is that Borkes car? The big letters on the side look like they could say "ULREY BROS", a famous Ford team. Could that be it?
Here is a link that implies Mike Ulrey (RIP) ran a 1964 Lightweight Gal among many other cars.
Can anybody read the writing on that Gal better than me?
I would guess that the Ulrey Bros. won the A/Stock class trophy at Bristol in '65.
Yes I think you are right. I THINK I have posted another shot of that Ford and the style of the almost writing printing of the name is the same.
On the Hemi it looks like a large Stahl Headers sticker on the door and I have seen that car before but can't remember who it is.
That would be the man himself, Jere Stahl in his multi-event winning street hemi. I believe that is him bent over in the pic.
Here is their T Bolt with the same lettering. couldn't find more of the Galaxie
Early before Yoo Hoo Too?
posted by swi66 in the vintage thread
This is the type of car I had to run when I had not yet added a ram air hood to my cobrajet.
Was yours a 327/250hp?
How did it run? et/mph? Legal stocker?
There are a lot of those 327/250 cars in the NHRA records, although only one is a Chevelle so far.
There are NO 327/300hp in the NHRA records, except maybe for Wiley Cossey's early 1962 Impala 4-door 327/300, but I'm actually guessing at that combo, cant confirm it. Seems the 327/300 was overrated, kinda like Ford's 352/300 and 390/300.
I didn't have one I ran against them. They were not the best ones I ran against. F/stock in my area was not full of cars that was one of the reasons I went ram air to have more cars to run against in E/stock. In F/stock we were lucky to have 2-3 cars on a Sunday but in E/stock there was always 6-8 cars running.
That assumption was pretty much borne out on the track. In '65 the 327 250 horsepower version was blessed with larger valve heads than the '64 and earlier combination. That left the only difference between the two to be the larger AFB carburetor and matching manifold. Those factors didn't add up to 50 horsepower.
In the mid to late 70s at a Bradenton points meet we had a 69 CJ Torino with a bad C6 transmission and Marty Snowballs 69 CJ 4 speed Mustang with a bad engine. The owner locked us in over night in the track and we put the Torino engine in the Mustang and Marty won stock eliminator the next day. We were pretty damn proud of that too !
The 461X came on '61 315HP 283 Corvettes and all '62 and '63 300HP and up 327's. These heads only came with 1.94 intake valves and 1.5 exhaust valves. In 64 GM changed to the 461(no X) that was cast with more meat on the intake side of the combustion chamber to allow for a pocket cutter to relieve the chamber for the 2.02 intake valves. As a side note, when I bought my circle track car in the 80's it had 461X heads that had been relieved for 2.02 valves and both heads were cracked in that area.
GM made a superseded head for the 55 passenger and Corvette to replace the 523 casting. I don't remember the casting number but the end of the head have 2 cones on top of the bar at the deck. It wasn't that id was better but somewhere along the way in the head specs the combustion chamber volume was listed as 55.7cc's, the same as 56 and 57 hipo heads(762, 306 and 997). The original chamber was more like 67cc's, as listed for the 162HP engine, even though all 55 heads were originally 523 castings. So the 55 had the same combustion chamber spec as a 56 205HP. The racers never complained even though the heads had to be milled so much that the intake valve was slightly above the head deck. This was worth over a whole point of compression.
The 520 head came out with the '66 model year. The only difference from '57 to '65 power pack heads was the taper at the back of the chamber, which added a couple cc's to the volume but was corrected in the blueprinting process. Also the camel back heads, 462 and all succeeding 1.94 and 2.02 valve small chamber heads(291, 040, 186, 041, 942) had this same taper in the chamber, including over-the-counter turbo and bow tie heads.
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