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The Hurst Floor Shift Special

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by banjeaux bob, May 13, 2012.

  1. banjeaux bob
    Joined: Aug 31, 2008
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    banjeaux bob
    from alaska

    I thought about posting these in the Linda Vaughn thread......

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  2. striper
    Joined: Mar 22, 2005
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    Kinda cool...I think. I'm not sure I understand why though.
  3. cmyhtrod
    Joined: Nov 29, 2008
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    from ct

    Wasn't that built by Smokey Yunick?
  4. ecna
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  5. stuart in mn
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    stuart in mn

    The idea was to offset weight to the inside for taking the corners at Indianapolis. Probably not too safe, though...
  6. Rootie Kazoootie
    Joined: Nov 27, 2006
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    Rootie Kazoootie
    from Colorado

    Not really, it was more for aero. The insperation for Smokey was the P-38 fighter plane he saw during WW2.
    Stock car driver, Bobby Johns was the driver and was cutting good laps on the last day of qualifying until he backed it in the wall, probably would have made the show, but they didn't have time to fix it.
    Smokey had every intention to bring it back in 65, but after the Sachs-McDonald conflageration, USAC changed car construction rules to avoid that happening again. Tony Hulman really wanted Smokey to bring it back, and even took Tom Binford (USAC head man) down to Fla. to see if there was any way to get around the new rules, without Smokey having to redesign the car. Apparently nothing ever came of it, as it never turned another lap.

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  7. A23
    Joined: May 15, 2010
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    from Hollywood

    Not very traditional.
  8. what's NOT traditional about it? it doesn't have flat black paint and red wheels with spider webs?
  9. 40FordGuy
    Joined: Mar 24, 2008
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    Smokey Yunick,..."Traditional"????? From anything I read about him, he was anything but !!! Definitely an innovator, and genius, for sure .

  10. banjeaux bob
    Joined: Aug 31, 2008
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    banjeaux bob
    from alaska

    Marc image....

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  11. Yep Yunick special. I don't think it ever raced at indy but it is in the Indy museum from what i understand.

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