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  1. goldmountain
    Joined: Jun 12, 2016
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    With this idle time, I was flipping through old magazines and discovered this. The Eddie Dye nose at the swap meet. What have you found during this crisis? Scan-200403-0001.jpg
     
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  2. I found my lost shaker of salt....
     
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  3. Deuces
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    Righteous!.....
     
  4. 41 GMC K-18
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    OK, I'll play.
    Back in the day, not very many, but a few dirt track, sprint cars, ran these engines. This is an easy one. Can you name the manufacturer of this engine?
    DSC_1253 (2).JPG DSC_1254 (2).JPG DSC_1255 (2).JPG
     
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  5. Brand Apart
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  6. 41 GMC K-18
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    No, that is incorrect, this is an inline 6, the Allison V-1710 was a V-12, guess again.
     
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  7. Pete Eastwood
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    from california

  8. 41 GMC K-18
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    Bingo, we have a winner, correct, that is a Ranger engine.
     
  9. What is it used in?Lotta engine.
     
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  10. Ranger?
    PS: Oops, I didn't see Pete's response, or see that he had already identified the engine. I never saw one in a sprint car, but when I was a teenager, a guy built a dragster using one. I never saw it perform.

    Bob
     
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  11. Mr48chev
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    I was digging in the shed looking for a part to take a photo of to show someone what the part should look like and found the box of slides dating back to 1968 when I was in Vietnam. Including some photos of the first helicopter I crashed in. I was flying observer in the left seat on that one.
    The pilot I was flying with that day ended up being the last pilot I flew a mission with when he flew through the top of a tree and we had branches in the skids when we landed. Scared me more that time than the time we crashed, I didn't have time to get scared then. I didn't find what I was hunting but also found my big cylinder hone that can be used to bore a cylinder next to the box of slides.
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  12. 41 GMC K-18
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    OK, round 2.
    This is a bit harder.
    Can you name the make and model of this automobile and what was the innovative addition to it that was the first ever used on an automobile. I will give you a hint, the time period is 1911.


    ray haroun 1911 (3).jpg
     
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  13. 41 GMC K-18
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    Hughes 500, V-tail, also known as the " Loche "
     
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  14. kabinenroller
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    It’s the first Indy 500 winner, Ray Haroon (spelling?)drove it.
    It had the first “rear view mirror” installed on the cowl. I have seen it a few times at the Indy museum and at the Concours of America.
     
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  15. 41 GMC K-18
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    Correct about the mirror, but you failed to answer the make and model of the car, so you get half credit. Bravo good try! It was a " Marmon WASP "
    ray haroun 1911 (2).jpg
     
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  16. 41 GMC K-18
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    This is a ranger powered sprint car, the engines were originally aircraft engines. ranger-powered-sprint-car-engine.jpg
     
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  17. kabinenroller
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    I guess I forgot to mention it was a Marmon Wasp. (I did not google this info!)
     
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  18. sliceddeuce
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    And Ray Harroun's riding mechanic was named.....?
     
  19. greybeard360
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  20. 41 GMC K-18
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    The car was a single seat car, so in that race in 1911, there was no mechanic riding with Ray harroun . As indicated by the information posted .
     
  21. sliceddeuce
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    No kidding?
     
  22. 41 GMC K-18
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    If you want to be technically correct, the engine shown here ( I know because I shot the photographs) is a ranger L-440, made by the ranger division of Fairchild aircraft corporation.
     
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  23. goldmountain
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    That is a snowmobile engine. IMG_0860.JPG
     

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