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    maso
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      quote digger dave:

      it was built in california at a college as a project, i first drove it for rick arnold from newtown ct. it was originally blown and injected on nitro, 4-71 gmc and two port hilborn injection. we had the only roller cams built for a corvair, we had two sets made by chet herbert. the heads were custom made and only fit this car as was the intake. the blower was chain driven. it would rev over 13000 rpm. we had a tach out of a helcopter,it was the only tach we could find that read that high. it weighed less than a 1000 lbs. it had a full belly pan and sometimes thought it was an airplane.also it was a 3 speed standard shifted by hand. we had a robbery at my speed shop and they took the blower and manifold, we put a larger engine in it and ran it as a d/ dragster with an automatic trans

      Interesting college project…

      What does 13,000 blown RPM on nitro sound like…???

      How many cubic inches…

      What kind of time slips did you collect…?

      Where is it now… it should be in a museum display.

      3:44AM 😯 don’t you ever sleep?…edit-dino

      #13695
      vbob
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        Hey, when upstairs I found this puppy!!
        Could this be the first ????
        ‘V’Bob


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          quote Maso:

          quote digger dave:

          it was built in california at a college as a project, i first drove it for rick arnold from newtown ct. it was originally blown and injected on nitro, 4-71 gmc and two port hilborn injection. we had the only roller cams built for a corvair, we had two sets made by chet herbert. the heads were custom made and only fit this car as was the intake. the blower was chain driven. it would rev over 13000 rpm. we had a tach out of a helcopter,it was the only tach we could find that read that high. it weighed less than a 1000 lbs. it had a full belly pan and sometimes thought it was an airplane.also it was a 3 speed standard shifted by hand. we had a robbery at my speed shop and they took the blower and manifold, we put a larger engine in it and ran it as a d/ dragster with an automatic trans

          Interesting college project…

          What does 13,000 blown RPM on nitro sound like…???

          How many cubic inches…

          What kind of time slips did you collect…?

          Where is it now… it should be in a museum display.

          3:44AM 😯 don’t you ever sleep?…edit-dino

          #13712
          vbob
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            Hey, so which came first, the red car or white???

            ‘V’Bob

            #13714
            vbob
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              Hey, one more rear engine car from the attic stash!!!

              ‘V’Bob


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              dino
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                “V-BOB”… you holding out on us ! you always find “something More”….Do your prints have the month & year on the border?…we ought to see that. Getting so, I might have to have you, ship the whole “Attic stash ” to us to scan ,edit and load ” Already here …looks like a magizine article about “Early Rear engine Dragsters “! ANYBODY ADD info on Bobs great saves? Owner-motor-driver- city-st.-times -club affiliation.?…Need for Chapter II of history Page.

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