cool as hell to see some of these old gals runnin' wide open around the track!
I'm not a Nascar fan, but would still love to see her running around the track. I have yet to get a chance to go to Infineon Raceway in Sonoma for the Nascar races. would love to see them turn right for a change.
Least i think its a 59 .. 60?.. I do know that it would have been a 348, they came out in 58 and bet the hp figures might be a bit higher than posted huh...laughing.. think stock the 348 was close to that..and that engine sure aint stock.. You forget how close to stock they were back then. Wife has an Impala and i bet thers not one piece that can be exchanged with the big boys.. least this "appeared" to be stock.
these older cars are unknown to ryo, demo ryo is big fan of Formula 1 racing and anytime you want chat about that ryo would honto be ready to accommodate you as ryo have study the engineering of these type race cars for many sai. even so, for some reason have never got into stock car racers engineering. btw, ryo finally got the pms you sent. arigato. also have post new mountain picture and it is of Hidden Peak. hope you like it. perhaps ryo could learn about stock car racers engineering from you neh. would like to learn new things about racing engines neh.
your friend alway,
I will give a complete read to your post tomorrow my friend, honto tired right now.. (I really do think that adjetive a lot now, and wonder how many others do as well) pls. read my post re: pic's, promise to read and respond tomorrow. Im more into motorcycle engines and primarily old HD stuff.. I never got into stock cars either, i followed F-1 and sports cars, this was back in the era of Moss, Hill, Surtees, Fangio, Gurney. I sorta lost intrest when i got into Motorcycles in the 70's. Height of tech in my era was going with over head cams, and more than two valves per cyl. This was even before fuel injection was popular.. a few of the race cars had it, but Weber was still the top of the line for induction..so while i know about the old iron, im POSITIVE you can take me to school on all thats new.
just have two name to mention to you. the easy one that most people know about in Formula racing is MacClaren, demo the one that is the most powerful of all and is the most interesting ryo have only one word to say and that is, Scorpion!
PS is ok about tonight and understand you are tire.
ford chevy or dodge.HEMI,427 Side Oiler,409 W motor,Mark IV 427,BOSS 429,389/421 Pontiac,AMC 401,Nailhead Buick,Rocket Olds,Hudsen Hornet,i can do this all nite.aint no steekin euro racin' here!
Not some limp wristed euro boy here pard, raised on 327, 348, 396, 409, and 454 chevys, 351,390,427and428 fords 421 nailheads, ...ok you got me with the hudson hornet...got me laughing to.
Company formula racing team and they name their 555 cubic inch, 670 hp fimps five racing engine after the team. and when it come to powerful, high tech racing engines, ryo will go all night with you too. btw, ever hear of Mitchel/Oppneheiser/King ka
indy/cart racing stuff.i do american made racing .circle track,sprint cars,boat racing,nascar,nhra,ahra,idra,scca,salt lake racing,etc.i appreciate the technology of the others but it is boorish at a certain point.besides,nascar cup motors make 750-800 HP on 360 cubic inches.top fuel dragsters make 5,000+ HP on 520 cubic inches. all on obsolete overhead valve,cam in block technology.non fuel infected.
we are not talking about Indy racing although the cars are little bit similar.
if i can, and post ...stand by for the geezer...hide the women..
ok got the pics on main computer, im on a lap top, cant bring up the mains email and cant find the file i put them in on the lap top, do i have to go to the main pc to do this, seems like i should be able to do it from the lap top..thougths on this, besides im a dumb sum b...
because of their history in circle track,and with the old fellers on this site someone may remember them in their heyday
I do remember seeing pics of them racing, if i remember right they were straight eights right like the original olds 88's. think NASCAR sorta lost me after Al let the rules change to be pure racing cars. I always did like the driver involvement. braking, cornering, whats done at the glen or riverside. The pic above was from the best period for me, close to stock, where it was straight guts out driving as opposed to the "restrictor plate" thing today.. Maybe im just old, but the that seemed a lot more pure to me. Hang on pard, i think i got them in a file i can get up now..
back when they used truck seats and leather helmets and lap belts for safety gear.back when you had to be a badass to man handle them iron bricks around a dirt or paved oval.no indy/cart racing can ever touch that.and i am well aware of the history of indy/cart type cars,but they were still purpose built race cars.not stripped down factory cars.and they really werent stripped down in the 50's and early 60's.