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Sweet run. That baby just digs in and goes. :w
 

Tom Bryant

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Very impressive.:D
 

henny496

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Mikes 63

Hello
Mike got the body from Bears Fiberglass in BC Canada, I saw the car in his shop last winter, but I have yet seen it run
He is going to race it this weekend at an OSCA event in Cayuga Ontario. I want to see it run before the years is out,, but I am trying to get my own car done.....out of time again
take care
Tom
here are the specs on Mikes set up



509 bowtie block 12-1 comp 4"crank
merlin alum heads 2.300 int valve
637 lift crane cam 310 adv dur camshaft SR
Kinsler mechanical f.i. about 25 +years old

turbo 400 4500 stall, converter
withtransbrake.
456 gears 9" ford rearend
25-1E ce rt chassis good for 6.00
16 x 32 Mickey Thompson tires

8.93 at 145.8 mph with 36 degrees of timing and shifting at 6000 rpm 1.18 60
foot

on VP C - 12 fuel at 125 to 150 fuel psi
just check the oil level put fuel in it and don't touch it again.......
 

IH2LOSE

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1966,and a 1962 thats almost complete
YE HAH


Thats fast ,Looks straight as an arrow also I guess he spent allot of time getting it to run true.

What the latest on your are you going to be running those types of times also.

Man would I love to go on a ride like that

Notice I did not say drive a car like that I said ride in a car like that.

I dont react quick
enough to be safe
 

Tom Bryant

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Those Kinsler injections are good pieces. I think age just makes them better.
 

henny496

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I like the injection system on a BBC with the different length stacks
It looks like a pipe organ that makes the sweetest sound in the world.....LOL
take care
Tom
 

Tom Bryant

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I had some friends that ran a Kinsler on a 301 Chevy in a front motor C/Gas rail back in the early '70s. This was before back motor cars were popular in the lower classes. It really ran strong, especially on tune up passes in the housing addition. Boyd Knolson, Champion spark plug rep at the time, lived at the end of a T street. They would push the rail around the block then fire it up about 2 blocks from the house. They'd launch it and then shut down and coast into Boyd's garage. The neighbors loved it. Different times for sure.

I'm pretty sure that they used the same engine when they went to a back motor car. The other partner in the car was Don Gerardo who later became well known in NHRA top alchol racing. Haven't seen either one in years.
 

henny496

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1959 NHRA nationals

Hello
I know this is getting a little off topic of Corvettes, but with Tom's last post, I could not resist
I think a few of the guys on the forum will really like this...Tom, John Z for sure.....Fuelie as well
There are a couple of C-1's in here, so it is technically corvette related
Bring your coffee and a sandwich.....there are 3 parts to this

http://positiveapeindex.blogspot.com/2006/09/ingenuity-in-action.html

Tom, I love you last reply. Those kind of stories keep me smiling all day long
take care
Tom
 
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Hello
I know this is getting a little off topic of Corvettes, but with Tom's last post, I could not resist
I think a few of the guys on the forum will really like this...Tom, John Z for sure.....Fuelie as well
There are a couple of C-1's in here, so it is technically corvette related
Bring your coffee and a sandwich.....there are 3 parts to this

http://positiveapeindex.blogspot.com/2006/09/ingenuity-in-action.html

Tom, I love you last reply. Those kind of stories keep me smiling all day long
take care
Tom

Tom, that's fabulous! I ran regularly at Detroit Dragway in the late 50's, ran at the '60 Nationals in A/MSP, and in '61 I was running my AA/FD (at non-NHRA strips). "Ironcross" (Walt) will love it too! :D

The younger guys will wonder where the "tree" went, and what guy is doing with the flags!

:lou
 

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Tom Bryant

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Great video. Some familiar cars and names there.

Also thanks for the picture of the Kinsler unit Tyler. That would look fantastic on my '59. :D
 

Fuelie

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Love the video of the '63 drag vette. I have seen that car up close and it is a real beauty.

I really enjoyed the early drag movie, it sure brings back a lot of memories. I was very hooked on drag racing in my younger days.

Thanks for the trip down memory lane.

Take care,
Brian
 

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