Saturday, January 02, 2021
get your coffee and donuts ready, this 1969 Ural M63 restoration video has incredibly great cinematography! Thank you Andy! This is terrific!
the more trucks change over 20 years, the more the amount of space in the pickup bed remained the same
I didn't get out a tape measure, but they look like the same length truck beds to me
for a brief moment in time, the Atlas Bucron was the drag racing tire to use, as there was nothing getting much traction in the way of stock non-wrinkle wall tires.
Why did Atlas not capitalize and go into drag racing tires and fame and fortune for a decade or two? I don't know. Probably someone else had more motivation and assets to devote to making even better drag racing tires, like Goodyear, Firestone, M and H, Casler, etc.
Of the 491,000 Chevy Impalas built for 1961, only 142 were fitted with the 409 cubic inch engine.
These engines were rated at 360 HP and had a single four-barrel carburetor. Some racers purchased the engines seperately and installed them in 2-door Biscayne sedans. (when's the last time you heard of a Biscayne?)
This was permitted in 1961, factory installations were not required.
Two racers that went to this trouble in 1961 were established drag racers Frank Saunders out of Phoenix, Arizona and Dave Strickler from York, PA.
Frank Saunders won the S/S class at the 1961 NHRA Winternationals while Don Nicholson took the win in the Stock Eliminator category at the same event.
I don't think it's impossible to imagine that someone would decide to make a fun wagon, for getting kids to soccer practice, getting groceries, etc
I can still remember the smell of exhaust, the thrill of stalking the vehicle, the wild ride down the street, as far as we dared.
Mittens frozen to back bumpers.
Cannot thank you enough for saving (some of) my mental health! Stunning banners, research, etc. You have a gift, and when I can, I will do my best to encourage you more.
Until then, please consider me as one of your loyal admirers. Thank you for every single effort you make for us. Have a Happy, Healthy New Year. You, and every one you know.
Dang, that's real nice! Thank you Bill!
Jesse, you probably won't see this, but this is the best of the best year end review, and it is great!
Happy New Year sir. And continued success with all your endeavors.
Well, I'm glad you're happy with it, and thank you!
these would make very cool posters
Friday, January 01, 2021
dig the 1960s art on these RAC tune and test kits by R Jacks. Anyone know who that was? Or have a link to other art he did? They state that Dan Gurney endorsed RAC
I went looking online to see if I could find out what RAC is the anagram of "Rite Autotronics Corporation", and if the business is still making stuff.
that looks like some classic late 60s or early 70s Sears art work right thereRAC was founded in the early 1960s. It designed and built automotive tuning and testing equipment diagnostic equipment that was aimed at the shade-tree mechanic more than a working pro.
I was curious to compare the rpm the rev limiter on the MSD electronic ignition engages at, with a tachometer, so I went looking at the neat old stuff on the shelf of car guy garage tools.
Seems neither of these is going to get the job done, as I would need a tach that goes to 8000 rpm. Not that I'm going to test my engines ability to withstand 8000 rpm, but these are only good for up to 3000 and 8000 rpm. That's not going to get me where I need to go
But it does make for an interesting post about the neat stuff us car guys have held onto, and stored in our garages. After all, once you have something, it costs nothing to store it, but it takes a lot of effort to sell it for a good price, or find a good home for it with someone who will appreciate it and keep it, not just look at it as something they can sell to make some fast cash.
And it motivates me to ask you guys, what's the cool car guy stuff you have in your garage?