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Art & Inspiration WILD PIPES...cool and crazy headers picture thread

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Kiwi Kev, Mar 25, 2015.

  1. Stogy
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    I don't know much about racing classes but I'm glad someone had a camera to capture this beast...which kind of gives me a chuckle when I look at it.

    Why because of that saying purpose built... its not about looks...but I guess looks do matter apparently and I agree they do too...and whoever built this no doubt may have had this thought at least floating in their mind.
     
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  2. Gavin Tittle
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    Interesting perspective, in my mind, I enjoy the looks and aesthetics of the race cars that worked the best, e.i. The fighting Irish (beebe and mulligan) AA/FD with the nose paneling removed. given that we didn’t see a whole lot of stuff running around looking like that, makes me thing it didn’t work very well, and by extension makes me think it’s kinda ugly


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    All I know is I was tickled to be able to post it! :D
     
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    Fair enough! Sorry for sidelining the thread a bit

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    Always thought this car had a mean set of headers


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    Those are cool, I especially like the ones on the model A, would like to see more shots of them.
     
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    Wow, gives new meaning to "hang the fuck on". Lol
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    Finally finished my custom large radius tubes with hidden merge collector . Soon to be sprayed with white VHT


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    Pictures or it didn't happen.png
     
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    IMAG0041.jpg IMAG0041.jpg IMAG0041.jpg View attachment 4112191 My pipes have headlights mounted to them.was sitting looking at my car thinking where the heck should I put the headlights.here nah there nah on the exhaust sure...
     
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    Looks like the trumpet squad is hiding behind the car...

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    Jim Busby twin.
    Interesting story on how he acquired these engines.

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    I can’t hear the name Jim Busby without thinking of his grandest project, a twin-engined slingshot dragster that he and cousin Bob Burnand, along with driver Westmoreland, debuted at the 1971 Winternationals.

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    The car was powered by two 255-cid, four-cam Ford engines that Busby has purchased from three different Indy car teams after a USAC engine-block rule change had made them illegal. He bought five engines and spare parts for a paltry, fire-sale price of just $3,500. The Don Long chassis was an old Jr. Fuel chassis that Long front-halved for about $1,200, and the trio put maybe another $1,500 into getting car the car race-ready, making the car perhaps one of the least expensive Top Fuel cars ever built.

    [​IMG]The car easily won the Best Engineered Award at the event but only made one run, a half-track checkout pass of 8.27 at 186.12 mph, and was shut off on the line with a fuel leak on its second pass, and failed to qualify for the show.

    The Winternationals was the car’s one and only appearance because, shortly after the Winternationals, USAC reversed its stock-block-only rule and suddenly the little engines were in high demand. Busby sold the five engines to Leonard Fass of the King O’ Lawn Indy car team for $30,000 for a nifty profit of his initial investment. Busby, of course, went on to a successful career in sports-car racing and promotion.

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