a P 38 gas tank... the driver has his knees to his chest, and his elbows outside his legs. I doubt the tech inspectors will let you race like this anymore. You'd die in a roll over.
Al Jerauld and George Barber wanted to be different , everyone was going BIG , so they went small , small belly tank , small engine
In 1952 the car set the record for "O" class lakesters at Bonneville 115.53 Mph ( O class is 90 cid under) It had a destroked and sleeved V8/60 flathead , 88.75 cid with 80 base horse power , running Alcohol and Nitromethane
1954 it ran 4th in "A" Class lakesters at Bonneville ( not sure what "A class" engine displacement was back then or the MPH it ran) 1956 it ran 160 mph at Bonneville ( not sure what class) , 120 mph at Paradise Mesa Drag Strip and 152 at El Mirage dry lake