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Powerflite
Posted 2016-04-14 5:13 PM (#509407 - in reply to #509233)
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Those are some beefy Firestones on that '60 Dodge, Danny. I like it.
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Posted 2016-05-16 1:36 PM (#511731 - in reply to #509407)
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Posted 2016-05-17 12:36 PM (#511822 - in reply to #511731)
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Posted 2016-05-19 8:09 AM (#511945 - in reply to #178862)
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Posted 2016-06-01 8:57 AM (#512936 - in reply to #511945)
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Posted 2016-06-01 11:11 AM (#512945 - in reply to #511731)
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Goodwood, England, May 20016.

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Almost in the weeds. You are really pushing that Dodge to the limit. Cool picture.
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Posted 2016-06-06 12:57 PM (#513337 - in reply to #512945)
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hemidave
Posted 2016-07-11 8:21 AM (#516390 - in reply to #178862)
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Posted 2016-07-12 12:16 AM (#516477 - in reply to #178862)
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Posted 2016-07-12 12:17 AM (#516478 - in reply to #178862)
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Posted 2016-07-15 4:24 PM (#516777 - in reply to #516478)
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Posted 2016-07-27 7:09 AM (#517717 - in reply to #178862)
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That's a screenshot I took with my phone from a video on YouTube. Can't remember which video it was.
All I know is the 2 59 Plymouths crushed the 2 other cars
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Posted 2016-07-27 7:19 AM (#517719 - in reply to #511822)
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That Toad Wagon is Off its Guts!

Good timing with the pic, pectoral fins parallel wit the deck!



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Posted 2016-08-02 10:18 PM (#518268 - in reply to #517717)
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That's funny cuz I took the same screenshot !!!
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hemidave
Posted 2016-08-17 9:05 AM (#519203 - in reply to #178862)
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Matthew Keij
Posted 2016-08-18 11:37 PM (#519351 - in reply to #518268)
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Cool! We pretty much made the same screenshot then

Do you have the link to the vid? I lost all my stuff and can't remember which video it was
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hemidave
Posted 2016-08-28 9:55 AM (#520006 - in reply to #178862)
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Getting ready for the strip

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Posted 2016-08-29 6:58 AM (#520068 - in reply to #178862)
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Posted 2016-08-29 7:19 AM (#520070 - in reply to #178862)
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Old Neil would be spinning in his grave!

That is a good looking wedge mounted into that Dodge. What is the story with the intake manifold? What is that?

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Posted 2016-08-30 5:14 PM (#520182 - in reply to #178862)
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That's one of the Weiands with the removable cover for the plenum, which allows you to fit various carburettor combinations...
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hemidave
Posted 2016-09-09 11:27 AM (#520854 - in reply to #178862)
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Posted 2016-09-14 10:52 AM (#521231 - in reply to #178862)
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Posted 2016-09-29 9:19 AM (#522302 - in reply to #178862)
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Posted 2016-09-29 10:02 AM (#522304 - in reply to #178862)
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Posted 2016-09-29 4:04 PM (#522336 - in reply to #522302)
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That '59 Belvedere looks like it's in the Pike's Peak Hill Climb. Any other info on the pic?
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Posted 2016-09-29 5:37 PM (#522341 - in reply to #522336)
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Sonoramic60 - 2016-09-29 4:04 PM

Dave --
That '59 Belvedere looks like it's in the Pike's Peak Hill Climb. Any other info on the pic?
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I think it's at Pikes Peak, but I don't have any info on it.
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Ray Bell
Posted 2016-09-29 6:13 PM (#522343 - in reply to #522341)
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Pikes Peak it is, I would say about two miles up from the start...



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hemidave
Posted 2016-10-04 3:19 PM (#522636 - in reply to #178862)
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Posted 2016-11-04 9:03 AM (#525262 - in reply to #178862)
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Another Plymouth getting ready to race



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Posted 2016-12-01 7:57 AM (#527627 - in reply to #178862)
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Posted 2016-12-14 8:48 AM (#528644 - in reply to #178862)
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Posted 2016-12-14 4:01 PM (#528690 - in reply to #178862)
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Love that '61 Dodge photo! Very cool!

Here are two more fast FL'rs.
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Posted 2016-12-23 9:12 AM (#529604 - in reply to #178862)
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Posted 2017-01-06 9:10 AM (#530597 - in reply to #178862)
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Posted 2017-01-06 5:01 PM (#530655 - in reply to #178862)
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Posted 2017-01-17 9:23 AM (#531548 - in reply to #178862)
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Posted 2017-01-17 6:31 PM (#531607 - in reply to #531548)
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That looks like the '56 Fury that was quite a sensation at the 1956 Speed Week at Daytona. It wasn't absolutely stock, but with two four-barrel carbs, a special cam, headers, and 10-1 compression it hit an unofficial 149.124 MPH, which was faster than all the rest of the cars there, including the 300B at 139.4. In fact, it was said at the time that even a stock optioned Fury would catch a 300 if the latter just hiccuped!
Too bad Plymouth's brass wanted to project an image of a good family car as they never really publicized nor very intensely pursued the performance aspect. And "Fury" is such a great name for a performance car!
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Posted 2017-01-17 10:48 PM (#531628 - in reply to #531607)
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Here is "Ron" and his 55 Belvedere at the Gambler's Run road race out of Elko Nevada in 2005. The car was chopped with lots of owner build fiberglass, a 360, and 4 speed automatic. I think other than 170mph, it also ran a 10-something quarter mile. That is my 72 Charger parked next to it.



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Posted 2017-01-20 10:16 AM (#531857 - in reply to #178862)
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Here is something unusual in a dragster, a poly motor, with what appears to be an airplane cabin blower.



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Posted 2017-02-23 8:56 AM (#534569 - in reply to #178862)
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Posted 2017-04-09 9:33 AM (#537676 - in reply to #178862)
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At the drags, either racing or spectating



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Posted 2017-04-20 8:59 AM (#538447 - in reply to #178862)
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Posted 2017-04-21 12:04 PM (#538511 - in reply to #538447)
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I would like to know more about this (seems to be a Dayton Beach race? West Palm Beach??). I think Tim Flock is driving the 300 in the middle. Probably a 56 D500-1 on the left (Lee Petty?) but what is up with the 56 Wagon?



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Posted 2017-04-22 10:15 AM (#538577 - in reply to #178862)
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It looks like a different team because even though it is about the same color, the writing on it is different. In the background, behind the mercs are 2 other Dodges and a Chrysler 300
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Posted 2017-04-22 10:40 AM (#538584 - in reply to #178862)
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Could the wagon be some kind of official car?

Pace car?

All the other rows are two abreast, that row has three cars including the wagon. Lining up for a rolling start, perhaps?
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Posted 2017-04-22 10:44 AM (#538585 - in reply to #538577)
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It looks like a different team because even though it is about the same color, the writing on it is different. In the background, behind the mercs are 2 other Dodges and a Chrysler 300


Agree. The D500 on the left and the 300"A" in the middle are both Team Kiefhaefer. The wagon (?). The two Dodges in the background appear to be 55s based on the location of the Dodge medallion on the hood.



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Posted 2017-04-22 11:00 AM (#538589 - in reply to #538585)
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This is the best I could find. Tim Flock in "300A", Fonty Flock in "500B", Lee Petty 42 down there in 12th and Bill Blair in the Joe Blair Dodge (No. 5). This is the list of the cars that were running at the end of the race.

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Posted 2017-04-22 11:24 AM (#538591 - in reply to #538585)
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The wagon (?). The two Dodges in the background appear to be 55s based on the location of the Dodge medallion on the hood.


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55 Dodges have a single, centered "spike" on the hood trim. 56 had two, as seen
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Posted 2017-04-22 11:32 AM (#538592 - in reply to #538589)
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"These two pictures are from the 1955 Beach Race at Daytona. On the left is the pace lap, and on the right is lap one. Notice how smooth the sand is in the turns (that won't last long) and also what a big crowd they had. The pole sitter was Tim Flock alongside Lee Petty. They finished 1-2. They are followed here by Dick Rathman, Fireball Roberts, Dick Joslin, and Junior Johnson. At the checkers Ray Duhigg finished third, followed by Curtis Turner and Fonty Flock."

No wagon in the 1955 race.

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Posted 2017-04-23 4:00 PM (#538693 - in reply to #178862)
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A Nascar history buff thought that since the wagon has a NASCAR logo on the door, it was most likely a track vehicle used to keep the field of cars in place during only the "warm-up" laps.



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