The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by 35touring, Nov 18, 2010.
Does anyone remember Ike Ianaco(sp) used to run GMC 6 cyl at the drag strips back in the day.
Is this the car? It was at the Mooneyes Christmas meet at Irwindale.
THANKS R W OHIO do you have more pics of this car??
Sorry Scott, that is all that I have. Do you have a story for this car?
No story on the car, but John is my mentor.. I saw John/Ann back in 1990 with the altered they were running 9.0's. That's when I said I was going to run a inline 6 in my car and I've been running one ever since....
Arthur Irwin photo
Another Arthur Irwin photo
Just found an article on this Vega in Hot Rod Yearbook #11
and it said it was a Quartermaster 2 speed trans that is attached to the 3rd member.
WOW ! where are you coming up with these Art Irwin photos... Art wrote the New England news column for Drag News.
Thanks Junior. I still don't get it though - why it was even needed and to what advantage it might have been. It looks like a lotta lotta unsprung weight - something you don't want especially with a six. I guess the fact that they are not used any more speaks volumes. Just the same, my hat's off to anyone trying to get an advantage with something not in the mainstream.
If by post 448 you mean post 447 that is indeed Ann Peto, two-time IHRA Modified World Champion in their stock-headed 300 Ford.
Husband John would then go on to build his Mopar W6 headed 300 Fords before switching to a Rick Mudge Sprint-car based inline six. John's cars were always an engineering work of art.
Please pray for John. He is going through some very tough times health-wise right now.
Here's the desciption of the drive line.
"A B&M Turbo-Clutch transmission drives the wheels with a Hays clutch assembly. The '69 ford rear-end housing has been narrowed 6 ins. at each end, and is fitted with Quartermaster billit axles and Zoom 6.20:1 gears. Rear brakes are stock Ford units. A Quartermaster 2-speed trans is also utilized,being mounted directly in front of the third member. Leaving the line, Hope goes through the three "gears" in the Turbo, then shifts the 2-speed near the top end, ending with an overdrive ratio of 4.75:1.A B&M shifter is used on the trans, while a ?hurst shifter is used on the 2-speed."
Interesting approach. And todays high stall / high torque magnification converters obviate the need for that.
I found them on DRAG RacersReunion.
Unsprung weight isn't going to mean much to a dragster, not in the back anyway. Means a lot more for a street or road race car for handling.
The high stall converter wouldn't help on the top end like the two speed trans (well, basically a two speed rear axle). The engine is already up in rpm (above stall speed) when the two speed would shift. The high stall helps the bottom end (take-off) a lot, of course.
Hi SIX GUN,
Where did you get this picture, i have never seen it before ?
I help crew on this slingshot, the picture would have been taken at Avon Park (or Shakespere County Raceway as they now call it) I would guess the picture was taken at the Nostalgia Nats or the Hot Rod Drags.
The car is owned and driven by Sid Slattery.
Here's one l snapped at Bright 2011.
An 1960 "FB" Holden ,with a Grey motor ...
Here's a thread I came across on another forum, Cool Gasser for sure!
When time and the budget allows I'm tinkering on a 64 Dart with a Slant Six. Still need to plumb it and run the electric.
With my ace helper on board we took advantage of the nice Texas weather (10 FEB 13) to run some brake lines. Doing a project takes longer while breaking in a "new guy" but it's been worth every minute.
Great, get them started early. Let them start from the ground up. Keeps them bussy and out of trouble. The whole family thing is good for all.
That's awesome! Great for you and your boy. Will be doing the same with my boy too!
BTW-Building up my Slant 6 as well.
Please keep this Thread On Topic and keep the HAMB cut off date in mind.
Too many Vega's, Camaro's, Mustangs, etc...
Great Photo's and topic coverage in them old mags.I'd love to get copies of them.
here are a few from the 70's, I can't believe I have not seen any pics of the little red Anglia "Mr Crude" ran a Chevy 6 with a pair of cut down v8 heads on it in Div 3...............love this stuff. We used to run a 55 at Niagara in J/G called Canadian Six Pack, and then a Falcon Delivery in I/G
Davyj, Check out page 2 of this thread post #32. Also check page 10 post #183 and 193 for the 23T E/A Mister Crude. Hope you like it☺
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