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Old 10-09-2020, 06:45 PM   #521
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Thanks Steve , I have asked this question before on other sites and no one would answer for some reason . I had wondered if it was the Sox and Martin nostalgia car , mystery solved ! Where is it now ?
Chicago area last I knew. That's been about ten or so years though? I really quit keeping up on a lot of this stuff a few years ago.
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Old 10-12-2020, 09:05 PM   #522
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Did any of the A990 cars (or 1964 Hemi cars for that matter) race in NHRA with a SINGLE Quad Hemi?


Reason I ask is I'm trying to find a combo that would have fit the Wt/HP=7.00-7.49 class back then.


All the Hemi cars are too light, W/P=6.xx, and all the MaxWedge cars are too heavy, W/P=7.56 or more.


For example, McCandless won SS/D=7.00 class at 1969 Indy.
Drag News just says "64 Dodge", no detail. I thought his cars were 65's anyway.


Mancini 64 Dodge won SS/DA=7.00 class also at 69 Indy, with Wren as R/U, 64 Plymouth.


Then Costa won SS/CA=7.00 class at 71 Indy, says 65 Plymouth, again no detail.


The factored dual quad race hemi A990 cars are too light for this class, they ran a class up in the W/P=6.50 class, so I wondered what engine these guys had in there to run W/P=7.00 class.


See this other thread (pg 5, 8, 9, 10) for some relevant discussion:
http://classracer.com/classforum/sho...=20986&page=10

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Old 10-14-2020, 03:20 PM   #523
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Did any of the A990 cars (or 1964 Hemi cars for that matter) race in NHRA with a SINGLE Quad Hemi?
I think the confusion is coming because several years ago the NHRA started letting 65's (and I guess 64's) run with 1 4 bbl. And I believe this is in Stock. As far as I know, in the previous 45 or so years it was always Super Stock with 2 4 bbls on the crossram. I think Jim Hale has run the 1 4 bbl configuration. You could call him for an explanation. My hat is off to Jim. He's got to be 150 years old and still racing!
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Old 10-14-2020, 04:27 PM   #524
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It's legal in Super Stock as well. I believe Rick Johnson was running the single four combination on his '64 Dodge when he won Brainerd a few years back.

You're correct though, the single four "Nascar" deal is a newer addition...last 15 or so years?

Do you have Mr. Costa's first name? The name Costa is ringing a bell, but I'm drawing a blank. Could the year of the vehicle be a misprint? I know the '65 cars were running B in the early 70's, but were in C by the end of the decade.
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It's legal in Super Stock as well. I believe Rick Johnson was running the single four combination on his '64 Dodge when he won Brainerd a few years back.

You're correct though, the single four "Nascar" deal is a newer addition...last 15 or so years?

Do you have Mr. Costa's first name? The name Costa is ringing a bell, but I'm drawing a blank. Could the year of the vehicle be a misprint? I know the '65 cars were running B in the early 70's, but were in C by the end of the decade.


Steve,
Thanks again for your reply on the other thread here:
http://classracer.com/classforum/sho...=20986&page=10


Paul Costa won SS/CA=7.00 class at Sep 71 Indy.
Doesn't give city/state just 11.52 at 120.48mph
OK the other sheet in Drag News says
Paul Costa
Livonia, MI


Also, NO YEAR GIVEN on Costa car, I don't know why I guessed 65 but could easily be a 64 car. Maybe that solves the mystery.


The single quad setup sounds like a "new addition" so likely the cars running 1969-71 were all dual quads.


Maybe the bogus letter made them legal as of 1969 race year but not before that?

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Old 10-15-2020, 09:13 AM   #526
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Paul Costa had a '68 Road Runner. There's a photo of the car in the Petersen archive stuff. Plain color, no fancy paint, Super Tricks. The National Dragster results show him in a '68 Plymouth, with the car number, #1527.

As far as the cars made legal in 1969, correct, they were not legal before that. Now everything is legal...go figure. Want to build a '64 Polara 500 convertible with a Nascar Hemi? Have at it!
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Paul Costa had a '68 Road Runner. There's a photo of the car in the Petersen archive stuff. Plain color, no fancy paint, Super Tricks. The National Dragster results show him in a '68 Plymouth, with the car number, #1527.

As far as the cars made legal in 1969, correct, they were not legal before that. Now everything is legal...go figure. Want to build a '64 Polara 500 convertible with a Nascar Hemi? Have at it!

Steve,
Thanks again.
I found the picture
https://archive.petersen.org/pages/p...php?ref=405232


I don't have all the National Dragster sheets so the sheet I have doesn't have the make or year of car on it for 71 Indy results. Have had to track them down one by one.


I just spent $100 on the Drag News CD set, nice stuff but I thought it would have more nationals results in it. Not much.


Looking for the full results sheets from

69 Sprint TX Superstock
70 Spring TX SS & S
70 Summer PA SS & S
71 Pomona Superstock
71 Spring TX SS & S
71 Summer NJ SS & S
If anybody has those, Tom Kaasch has been very helpful posting some of the other years.
A long journey of history but trying to capture it from those that were there. My 1st 1/4 mile was 1975 and the era was over by then.

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