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Old 04-26-2010, 06:44 AM   #391
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FINESPLINE,
If its a Ted Spehar car, I;m guessing Michigan, Ohio, Western Pennsylvania, and Western New York.
I think Jason was searching for photo's of his Uncles FoMoCo
64/65 car. I stumbled upon it somewhere awhile ago.
May have been pictured with with Louie Lucce's 'Special Formula' AWB out of Staten Island, NY.
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Old 05-17-2010, 09:32 AM   #392
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Mark J,
Stumbled upon one.
August 1968, SS/B Barracuda 'Private Enterprise'.
Ran at Suffolk, Virginia in S/S Eliminator Finals versus
Dave Stricklers 68' SS/F Z-28 Camaro.
The Cuda ran under the record, with a 10.79.
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Old 05-18-2010, 09:35 AM   #393
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R/T,
No way am I an expert on this stuff.
Mark J. is 'the Historian' on this stuff.
I can only fill in 'bit's-n-pieces'.
What I think, is that the first cars went out in March.
By printed facts, I think Dick Landy ran his Dart at the
Hot Rod Magazine Drags, last week of March 1968.
There are photo's of his car classed in SS/BA, but I don't think
he could run it legal-wise. NHRA didn't approve them yet. 50 were not
out there, or legitamized yet. He may have run A/MP or just Match-raced it at that event.
Several of the SS/B-SS/BA cars were running in S/S competition in
late-May 68'. The Springnationals were of course, in June.
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Old 05-20-2010, 08:15 AM   #394
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Roger,
The Dick Landy Dart at the 1968 Winternationals is not the SS/BA
LO23 Hemi Dart.
The Dart was a 1968 440 Dart. It ran in SS/EA at the Winternationals
and for the rest of 1968. I'm not sure if it was part of the Mr. Norm's
run of GSS 440 cars. Look closely at the hood, no scoop, the Dart had the power bulge hood with the chrome-stripe strips, with the engine nomenclatures.
I think Landy Enterprises had (4) cars there. The SS/EA 440 68' Dart,
a SS/F 440 68' Coronet R/T, a SS/D 68' Street-Hemi Charger, and the SS/DA 67' W/O Hemi Coronet R/T.
I don't think the 67' 440 R/T (1967 classed B/SA and/or SS/EA) car was there.
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Old 05-20-2010, 03:13 PM   #395
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Paul
I could be wrong, but I think then 69 darts had the engine size on the hood bulge inserts, the 68 just has a 4 stack arrangement trimmed in red on the inserts. The 68 383 and 440 had fender badges.
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Old 05-20-2010, 03:36 PM   #396
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Stewart,
You are correct. I forgot. The 68' Darts had the 4 inserts inside the
thin horizontal power bulge.
The 68' GSS 440 cars still had the 383 emblems on the fenders.
Nice to know, Dick Landy won the SS/EA class at the 1968
Winternationals, defeating Gas Ronda in the Russ Davis Ford factory-backed 68' Cobra-Jet Mustang. 12.01 @118.73.
Paul...Thank you for the correction..
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Old 05-22-2010, 11:57 AM   #397
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Roger,
I think the CC article was not correct.
And you are right, it is confusing as hell trying to figure out all
the cars.
Dick Landy won the 69' Winternationals Street/Eliminator in
B/MP with a 68' Charger. It had the full-grille (68' style) and a
small hood scoop. There were no R/T insignia emblems on that car. Later on, he changed the hood scoop to a low-profile one, just like the 65 A-990 Super/Stock cars. Hope that helps.
Paul

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Old 06-30-2010, 08:41 AM   #398
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Mark,
Saw a couple of photos of the Hemi Cuda Test Mule.
Perplexing question. That car wasn't set-up like the factory cars.
The Test Mule had under-coating all over the place.
The under-carriage wasn't even sand-blasted prior to testing.
Had to be a good 70 lbs. of extra sealant on the car.
There must have been a lot a paper calculations on just what that car would turn.
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Old 07-07-2010, 12:34 AM   #399
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If memory serves me correctly, I believe the prototype BO23 'Cuda started out as an 383 Barracuda Formula S model therefore the added 'baggage.'

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I just found this photo (online) tonight.



Any history?

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