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Posted 06 March 2015 - 12:38 PM


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Posted 06 March 2015 - 03:44 PM

Great stuff. I like the speed runs on the beach... Nerves of steel a requirement!
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Posted 06 March 2015 - 04:00 PM

That's what I call STOCK car racing!


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Posted 06 March 2015 - 04:23 PM

Great theme music! Corny but authentic commentary.
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Posted 06 March 2015 - 04:34 PM

Calling it "Sand Barrier" is corny, too.

But the next title is "The International Safety and Performance Trials" with a "NASCAR Sanctioned" logo.

Racing had a bad name in 1957, due to the Le Mans tragedy a few years earlier. It was also the year GM (and the AMA) got out of "factory racing" for a while.

This video is presented and formatted to de-emphasize the racing and danger parts as much as possible (not easy to do when part of the subject is a race), so as to be more "PC" for the times.

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Posted 06 March 2015 - 04:43 PM

That T-Bird (?) crashing was insane...
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Posted 06 March 2015 - 05:03 PM

Should get those guys to do tech inspection for un-modified motors.

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Posted 06 March 2015 - 07:23 PM

Some awesome racing! Great video.
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Posted 08 March 2015 - 07:45 PM

Thanks for posting this... very cool, hardcore grassroots (sandroots?) racing. I didn't know they did a flying and a standing mile. Bonneville atmosphere, nerves of steel... get a wheel shimmy and the car will fly like a bird...
 
Inspection and sealing. Check out the wire/lead crimp seal being installed and the bundle of wire seals hanging.

That is exactly the way and where my Wall Stadium built motors were sealed. The left front two manifold bolts had to have the hex heads cross drilled for the wire. The lead seal had a hole for the loose end and was crimped after running the wire through the holes.

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