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

  1. 1934coupe
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    Terry that's what I thought. I still remember some things real well and when I first went to the track in the summer of 62, the guy that took me had a new 62 Chevy 409/409 dual quads and 4spd. running Bucron tires and cut out exhaust. And at Westhampton they put him in S/S and I asked what and why, he said slicks and headers would be SS/S. I wasn't into the class designations that much for stockers. I went for the Gassers and the MG I would be pit boy for they ran BM/SP.

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  2. Boss 302 Mustang
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    I wonder what O/SA represented then??
     
  3. Kentuckian
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    In 1961 Optional Super Stock and Optional Super Stock Automatic classes were introduced by NHRA as a forerunner to Factory Experimental. Some places used the designation of O/SS and O/SSA while others used O/SA for the automatic class. That year Stock class designation only went down as far as K/Stock meaning O/SA did not conflict with anything else. The photo of the O/SA 1961 Ford Starliner from Ed Martin Ford was of a time run taken at the '61 Indianapolis Nationals. I am the one who found it in the National Dragster files on one of my early trips to Pomona to work the Winternationals. The late Les Lovett had allowed me access to the back room at National Dragster where all the photo files are kept. Yes I got to look at all the old photos taken by the National Dragster staff. That particular photo is the only one that Les developed for me after some pleading and explaining that I owned a 1961 Starliner myself.
     
  4. D. GLOVER
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  5. D. GLOVER
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    Yes, I remember Don Bowels he raced a yellow Mustang, "Coal Digger", SS/K. I also raced in SS/K, w / 1965
    Chevelle, I have no pics. All I know is if I broke, it was on the trailer, if he broke they would just slide another
    Jack Roush motor, and keep racing. But that was drag racing. MIR RACE CAR.jpg
     
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  6. Chuck Norton
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    Compare the yellow 150 wagon to Tom Neja's 210 wagon seen in post #15843. As everyone knows, Tom was runner-up in Stock Eliminator in that car to Tritak and Morgan's Plymouth wagon at the 1969 U.S. Nationals. That combination was highly competitive in the world of handicap racing. According to modern shipping weight specs, there is no difference between 210 and 150 models. That may not have been the case in 1969. I'm sure that the "Kentuckian" knows the facts. He probably watched that race in person!

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  7. Boss 302 Mustang
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  8. If you hadn't mentioned it, maybe no one would notice that it's Super Stocker, not a Jr. Stocker ;)
    Pic is from 1972 ( I might be in the other lane here)
     
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  9. 1320 Fan
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    There will be no more posts from me here.
     
  10. Okay then...

    BTW, it's up to each and everyone of us to keep this thread as pure as we can to make sure it remains in place.
    MY
     
  11. 56sedandelivery
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    Many of the early 70's and on Super Stock Class cars were mostly recycled Junior Stock Class cars, so it's really easy to confuse the two classes. It probably resulted in less breakage due to allowing for stronger rear ends and transmissions, plus many of the parts were recycled too. Who pulled your post 1320 Fan? It was a good looking 55.
    I am Butch/56sedandelivery.
     
  12. 31hotrodguy
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  13. Terry Bell
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  14. Terry Bell
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    Nothing really.....Just idiots who do not care about 1965 up to 1971 Jr. stock info !
     
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  15. Terry Bell
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  16. Terry Bell
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    To Gary Glover................I think Gary Glover misinterpreted what I wrote about 1320's reply. I Always agreed with you but I was posting my feelings about the so called rules about the "1964 cut off". It was NOTHING about anything 1320 said.
     
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  17. Uncle Albert
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  18. loudbang
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  19. I know this thread is full of guys that were there back in the day so I hope I could ask you all a quick question even if it's a little off topic and see if any of you remember the cars or the man. A friend of mine's now deceased grandfather ran several cars under the "Mr. Vicious" name back in the 60's and early 70's. There were three cars, Mr. Vicious #1 was a black 66 SS396 Chevelle, Mr. Vicious #2 was a black 68 SS 396/375 Chevy II, and the final Mr. Vicious III was a white 69 Zl-1 Camaro. Later with an iron 427 the car was a national record holder for a time. His name was Tony Guadagnino and he was from East Paterson NJ and ran mostly at Englishtown. He ran in B/Stock and later SS/D with a 4 speed. Any info or photos is greatly appreciated and I hope the mods would give me a break this one time while I just ask for a little help for a close friend. Anyone that has anything can PM me so we don't go off topic on this thread. Thank you in advance for your help.
     
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  22. JohnnyCASHcadillac
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    One of the times hanging at John’s house....
    He’s great!!


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    Pretty girls & '57 Chevys! ^
     
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  25. loudbang
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    posted by hemidav in the vintage thread

    Max Wedge Convertible

    hemidav 63 Dodge Max Wedge conv.jpg
     
  26. Uncle Albert
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  27. Kentuckian
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    I found this photo of the Strickler - Jenkins pit area at the 1963 Indianapolis Nationals. The 1959 Corvette entered in C/SP was driven by Vern Smith. By the classification of C/SP it was a 283/290 Fuel Injection 4-speed. Anyone know anything about the car?
     
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  28. loudbang
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  29. jimdillon
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    LB I only know pretty much was written above. A 290 horse fuelie that Smith wanted to drive, I suppose to see how he would do and he was eliminated early. I believe its racing career was short lived. If only we could know the VIN number of the car.
     
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  30. bowie
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    The front wheels look real familiar to me: AC76D379-B712-48F0-BB5F-E97B0D195AF5.jpeg
     
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