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Old 09-02-2017, 02:02 PM
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I thought I was a good mechanic until I started racing stock cars. Those damned old red necks will make you humble, I didn't know nothing! Glad I did it, learned a bundle, wouldn't do it again. One of those 'Hot Horseshoe' things.
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Old 09-02-2017, 02:15 PM
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Thumbs up dad

dad in the O4 at elma's 3/8 track 1982 turn 3 going into 4.

those were some fun and great times with the whole family.

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The first turn was the wild one. If we made it through 1 & 2 without wadding everything up there was a race. I ran Monty Carlos a while then Firebirds. I was doing good to just run in the pack. About my best racing advantage was a 2 speed Powerglide with the torque convertor removed and making the low band a clutch with a pressure dump valve. Really made the car responsive, and easier to drive. There was a slight delay in the pressure release clutch that took some adjusting to. Removing the weight of the TC off the crank made it rev REAL quick. The first time I put it in I was winging the throttle in the shop and ate a valve. Ran around a 5.5-6.5 rear gear and it'd move in the pits in low, and ran the track in high. Started having sinus problems from the dust and fumes and quit it.
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Racing really made me a believer in seat belts!! I was not a very good driver and it was good night if I left by 'driving' the car on the trailer. I got major belt bruises more often than I'll admit. I can't see how the real old timers survived without them. A loose belt is almost as bad as no belt. The more I think about it, I probably shouldn't have raced--just such a redneck I couldn't help myself.
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we ran asphalt early 90's what was called hog class. supposed to be a stock car but we were stock one half a season the first one. after that we buzzed to track pretty hard, the pure stock and modified classes had a hard time with us if they were on the track with us on practice night. the crowds went crazy when the hogs took the track. i got some old pics i'll try to find. oh by the way they had to be big cars like impalas.
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The mid 70s Monty Carlos were the biggest cars I ran. They didn't turn well, and I never could get the 4 link coil spring rear figured out. Tough as nails though, could really take a lick and keep going. Almost a demolition derby car, and parts were everywhere. Good starter car.
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