The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Robert J. Palmer, Sep 10, 2016.
From Pauls' Swindlers run coverage.
Check out this shot.
My Daughter's '27 Roadster.
Not a car, but it was cool... was a quick dinosaur by the late '70s;
had a 2-speed v-drive with dog clutch;
I bought my '40 from a guy by the name of Garnett Dunn(sp) in Louisville KY back in '65. He had several 409s laying around his shop (Garnett's DX) and a couple installed in '32 Fords if I remember correctly. Ate, lived and breathed 409s. Don't know what ever happened to him, but thought by chance he or someone that knew him would be on the HAMB watching this thread.
Here's my Brookville 32 Roadster with help from Jim Tinsmith of Sellersville, PA.
Got a video with me paired up with this car. I had to red lite to even have a chance of being ahead.
There were a lot of W block cars at this years Dover Nostalgia drags, I only got pictures of these two. Both great running cars.
I got put on the trailer by that coupe at Bowling Green
Brian in the 61 had just ran 9.05 with that car
Here's my Dad's 50 Ford Coupe in about 1959. The flathead was tired, he seen an add for a Chevy V-8, expected a 265 or 283, instead it was a 348. Bought the engine and put it in. he said it was a quite a runner.
This is in the orange 32 I posted earlier. JW
Figured I would move this to the front to see if someone knew this guy. Just got interested.
the Galaxian from Japan
These two Chevys were the fastest 348 Chevys at Lions Dragstrip during 1959. They always put on a show for everyone. But, in the stock class elimination races, they dominated until the 409's started showing up. The 58 was a 315hp and the 59 was a 320hp. Sorry, forgot their names...57 years ago...
Cool video jnaki, and a real wild-ass interesting start! I know of the LeMans start. What do they call that one, leaving the beer-joint start?
For lack of a better name, the Lions staff/announcer always called it a LeMans start, like the racers running across the tarmac in France for the real big time racers. Of all of those races that we witnessed, there was never a collision or accident between the racers. It was just entertainment for keeping the spectators engaged between the final rounds of racing. (and to boost those famous hot dog and coke sales) Some of the other "events" they put on was a sprint/relay down the strip between two groups of racers. (national drag racing record trophy presentations, etc.) Don't forget, this was a time of 4 across racing in 1959-60 and drag racing was packed every weekend, but the competition for fans between 4 local race tracks was intense.
So nice to see a Willys that's not a pretend Gasser. JW
Car definitely runs
darn! I keep clicking on this post hoping to see a 348/409 sprint car! somebody must have tried it!
From Mid-West Fabrication
just one cool motor would like to have one for my 58 panel.
Vintage Drag Cars From 409.com
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