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#1 Gator Bob

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 01:43 AM

This car Jenkins Competition outlaw 'Thrilled Me" when I got to see it run at Raceway Park's once famous Wednesday Night match race Program.

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So ... I'm taking someone's near 'epic paint/glue fail'

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and building this car. 

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I would like to thank MPC and Competition Resins for the P/S Snorkel base and F1-F5000 scoop parts. 

Car is going on the back burner for a while as there are more pressing Drag proxy x2, a Vintage re-creation, R&C proxy car x1, NJ Flexi racer x2, $100 racer x2 and Retro x1 maybe 2 builds on the list ahead of the Monza.

 

These old school hardbody drag cars ... Got to be real ...


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Posted 16 April 2014 - 04:33 PM

Wow Bob! Bet it was one awesome experience watching that baaad boy launch & race down the strip! :D Love the look & stance it has :dance3:

 

Like the fact the base car is standard with just massive rear boots & that huge scoop.... Priceless :good:

 

As for the kit you're reworking.... Good luck Sir, that was very much in need of saving :shok:


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Posted 18 April 2014 - 11:38 AM

Bob, that scoop is right on. Never saw that outlaw car before. I love Jenkins cars in all of their variations. I was lucky enough to see him shut down Sox & Martin in the finals at N.Y. National many years ago. The sky was just turning to twilight and the stands were insane with the Mopar fanatics talking trash to the Chevreligion boys. Only have the memory in my mind, as at that time I was too poor to afford even a cheap camera. Spent my money on more important things like admission and a few decals from the "Goodie Booth" A bunch of us tried to get Grump's autograph but he shunned us. He truly lived up to his name that day.


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Posted 18 April 2014 - 12:09 PM

The Match Race days were the best ever. Of course there was not near as many National Events at the time and these guys needed to generate revenue, somehow. There wasn't sponsor money thrown around near as much then....but GOOD TIMES to be a drag racing fan.....


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Posted 19 April 2014 - 07:25 AM

Grumpy did live up to his name, but to me, he was the "Smokey Yunick" of the Pro Stock world.  His thinking on certain things was outside the box.  He treated each cylinder as an individual motor.  Saw him pull the spark plugs out of a small block one day, looked them all over with his jewelers loup, then put them back in different cylinders according to how that cylinder was performing.  He would do this after every round, and his car kept getting faster in the heat of the day as the rounds progressed.

 

When you could get him to open up about anything and talk, it was like listening to a master empressario.  If he didn't feel like talking, you just stood and watched...and took notes.


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Posted 20 April 2014 - 12:17 PM

Bil got a nice weight break to allow the smallblock to run with the hemi's .

Nice that you are honoring him , he was an inspiration to me .



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Posted 01 May 2014 - 12:41 AM

Pretty much the whole field got the weight brake as the only one that was told to get fatter was the Hemi contingent.
 
The Outlaw Match Race cars didn't have the weight brake.
 
Bill's Monza in NHRA legal trim was power by a 331 CI SBC, the car you see above was a poked and stroked to 406 CI.
 
Dandy Dick was beating up on Da Grump ... so watch the Dart shift second gear after one turn of the tire and try to take the long way down the track. From the center of his lane to the wall and then to the cone at the big end.
It was all about the show for the fans so Dick gave the Chevy fans something to cheer about. Bill knew he got a free-bee and went and bitched out the starter like kicking the dog.


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Posted 25 September 2014 - 11:57 PM

OK,OK... I'm working on it ... I'm going to work on it .... :dash2:

 

So here is my Grandson at Raceway Park with the car .... :D

 

Wheels, Spoiler and hood scoop have been changed.... A re-creation?

I don't think I like the modern wing on the back   :bad: .... and going by the look, he doesn't either... :laugh2:

 

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Posted 02 December 2014 - 09:00 PM

Making some progress.

Going to switch over to Centerline style wheels.

Matching foam fronts would be nice.

Koford 518 x-12 power.

 

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Posted 03 December 2014 - 11:11 AM

That Monza looks real nice. I saw Jenkins race it at Atco Dragway in the early 70s. I was racing a D/FX 70 Nova at the time. How about a small block Buick Opal GT. A friend of mine, Bob Crow who helped me very much with my raceway in the early 90s, had one of these monsters in his garage. Driving that thing had to be almost like committing suicide and I told Bob as much. I don't know how many of those Opals where out there but you had to have a brass set to drive one.
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Posted 06 November 2015 - 09:28 PM

Bob finally finished this car and he wanted to share it with all his Slotblog buddies.

 

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Posted 07 November 2015 - 09:18 AM

No testing data? 


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Posted 01 December 2015 - 10:11 PM

Built for a .690  - 1/8th mile Index Class

 

First night out it ran:

 

1. - .691

2. - .693

3. - .691



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Posted 13 December 2015 - 01:03 AM

Nice to see it finished :D

Looks the part and by the numbers it runs well :good:





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