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History Old Dragster out for first time in 40 years

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by CruZer, Aug 16, 2010.

  1. CruZer
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    Attached are some pix of Conrad (Bearing Burner ) Halbergs Chassis Research dragster that ran at the Orange Airport back in the 60's. It ran in D/Dragster with the flathead either with the 3-2's or with Hillborn Fuel Injection.

    The car was built by Conrad and Ed (Ridge Runner) Purinton and the three of us are trying to get it ready to take it to the Orange Drags Reunion in Orange,Ma. in Sept.

    It'll be a static display because we're currently building a Lakester to go land speed racing and that is our number 1 priority but we thought it would be cool to drag the old girl out;clean it up and show what a dragster looked like back in the day.

    While I was shooting the dragster,I took some pix of Conrads old Belly Tank he and Ed ran at B'ville in 1970 and 71 with the same flathead.

    I'm sure both Conrad and Ed will chime in here to correct any mis-information I gave and to answer any questions.

    Glenn
     

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  2. rustdodger
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    thanks for posting this is the coolest thing I've seen in quite a while.
     
  3. 51box
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    That is really cool, sucks I can't make the orange reunion.
     
  4. TruckDrivingSOB
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    Way cool! Thanks for sharing i really enjoyed it!
     
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  5. x2!
     
  6. joee
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    Super kool...when men were men........!!!!!!! That old digger is scarier looking then my old front motored slingshot !!!!!
     
  7. Bloodandmotoroil
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    NICE! .. kinda makes me drool a bit.
     
  8. lockwoodkustoms
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    That is something I have on my wish list.
     
  9. Little Wing
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    Wow a LB-448P nice
     
  10. subdajj
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    Any pictures of the Dragster back in the day
     
  11. I SMELL SMOKE
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    very cool!! i love that belly tank!!! you got any more pics of it?
     
  12. LeadSledMerc
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    Cool, Glenn...thanks for sharing the pics and make sure you post any updates for us.:cool:
     
  13. I want to know more about the TANK!!
     
  14. 55chevr
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    Love the digger ... love the lakester ... historical hot rods
     
  15. CruZer
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    You can count on it,Keith. See you in Sept.

    Glenn
     
  16. TORR
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    I would love to hear about and see more pics of both!
     
  17. hotrodladycrusr
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    I'm looking forward to checking it out in person next month.:cool:
     
  18. HemiRambler
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  20. good save there....cool - it's still got it!
     
  21. fab32
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    WOW!! Talk about a traditional stash. Keep us informed as you do the restoration.

    Frank
     
  22. RidgeRunner
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    Previous owners ran tank at Speedweek in '65 with #260.

    Tank came to MA in '72 and taken to Speedweek that year with #365.

    Have a few old photos of both the dragster and tank from back in the day. Will give them to Glenn to get posted as I dig them out. I'm more than just a bit 'puter challenged :D

    Looking forward to seeing everyone that can make it to Orange, shapeing up to be a really good gathering.

    Ed Purinton
     
  23. cool as hell!
     
  24. kingpins
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    thats really cool! cant wait to see it done!
     
  25. That's so cool that he still has it.Looking forward to the old pics.
     
  26. Cool stuff! I like the belly tank.
     
  27. chickenshift
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    Now this is some good stuff!!!!--Keep us updated
     
  28. 47 ford
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    that's amazing.....
     
  29. CruZer
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    I hope this works. Attached are some .pdf files with old pictures of the dragster and belly tank that Ed and Conrad took back in the day.

    Again, they'll have to answer any questions you might have. I think that straw hat is the same one Conrad wears now.
    Enjoy !!!

    Glenn
     

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