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  1. Rootie Kazoootie
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    Here's a couple of shots of interest. In the first, the fellow in the shop apron looks, to me, like Herb Porter and the fellow in the print shirt looks, to me, like Jim Travers. Not sure who the fellow on his left, in the second shot, is but he looks familiar.
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  2. xpletiv
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    What, has no one seen the guy in the space suit without a helmet?
     
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  4. loudbang
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    Got to get these up early today is FRIDAY fun with my distractions night :rolleyes:

    ABC racing team

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    Central Motor Supply at Wichita Falls

    Central Motor Supply DMP Wichita Falls.JPG

    Drag Masters Ford at Caddo Mills

    Drag Master Ford at Caddo Mills drag strip and STOCK.JPG

    Dragon Daddy

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    Ed Schartman

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    Accident at strip

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    I think these next ones are in Europe maybe the UK

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    europe maybe1.JPG

    europe maybe2.JPG
     
  5. Posing with a tall tree in Oregon
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    I have seen and learned more of old Oregon than a lot who live there now. Funny thing is, I've never stepped a foot in the state.
    Great job Maggie and the many others. Keep postin'! Thank you.

    Sent from my SM-G930V using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
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  7. KarnUtz
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    Beulah May Needham "Boots" Taylor.

    Picture is from the cover of "Los talleres de la vida" (The Workshops of Life) by Ricardo Elizondo

    While the book is a fictionalized account of life in Northern Mexico in the mid-20th century, it seems Taylor spent little time, if any, in Mexico
     
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    AFM stands for Alex Falkenhausen Motorenbau, but it seems difficult to find information on any "AFM-Fiat".
    The driver was Petermax Müller and there the mystery started to unwind.
    The car has nothing to do with AFM nor Fiat. (must be a mistake in the photo reference of above archieve)
    It is a lightweight special based on VW motor and base plate (thus the hub caps - I should have followed my instinct in the first place...)
    1100cc, obviously designed and built by Mr. Müller himself. He set some class records in 1949-50 with this very car.

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    http://www.petermaxrennen.org/2011/12/blog-post.html
    http://www.classicandsportscar.com/news/csc-features/müller-light-streamlined-beetle-special
     
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  11. indyrjc
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    As I remember it Travers stayed in California to work on the new Kurtis car while Frank Coon was sent to Italy to help finish the Ferrari that Howard Keck wanted to race.

    Your photo shows the first fuel injection setup on the Vukovich car. Note the tubes (or maybe molded hoses) that connect to the aluminum tubes sticking out through the bodywork. By 1953 those holes in the body were still visible but they were closed off. This was apparently when Stu Hilborn and Jim Travers had started using velocity stacks although this was kept secret from everyone else.

    It's too bad there's no steering box showing in the photos because that turned out to be the whole story in 1952.
     
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  12. Rootie Kazoootie
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    Here's a couple of shots showing the injector hose and steering box.
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  13. Rootie Kazoootie
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    It's hard to see in the photo but I believe either a roll pin or allen screw broke on the pitman arm mounting which caused Vukovich to lose the steering in 1952. I can't remember the manufacturer of the original steering box but by 1953 a Conze unit was in place.
     
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  15. Actually, it irritates me no end, but it was taken in the '70s when those cars were too expensive to feed, such a waste. The whole gas-crunch was a fraud.
     
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    That '57 Plymouth, about halfway down the second stack from the left, looks about the same condition as mine, lol.

    Rob
     
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    Not exactly

    Fords are Meteors, Mercurys are Monarchs in Canada.
     
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