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  1. FORD vs. FurrrrRoy?

    Looks to be 4 weber carbs on that beast, correct SJ?
  2. FORD vs. FurrrrRoy?

    I THINK YOU'RE RIGHT SLIDEJOB. THERE IS A PIC IN THAT ARTICLE OF ONE OF THOSE MOTORS AND THAT SURE LOOKS LIKE A SET OF ALUMINUM HEADS ON IT. AGAIN, AS I SAID I TOOK ANOTHER LOOK AT THAT ARTICLE AND NOTICED THAT IT WAS INDEED PRODUCED FOR/BY "FORD PERFORMANCE". THINK ABOUT IT, WHY WOULD THEY MENTION A COMPONENT SUPPLIED BY A SUB-CONTRACTOR. SO, UPON FURTHER REVIEW, MY STATEMENT OF "DEBUNKING THE HOLMAN-MOODY RUMOR" IS HEREBY RETRACTED (THE CALL ON THE FIELD IS REVERSED.) AS THEY SAY. SOUNDS TO ME LIKE YOU'VE GOT SOMETHINE VERY PRECIOUS THERE. TAKE GOOD CARE OF THAT BABY !!!
  3. FORD vs. FurrrrRoy?

    How about ………… "BEFORE YOU TAKE ME HOME."
  4. nascar

    All of this is very interesting to some of you, I suppose. Personally, I couldn't really care less. We've talked on here before about "COOKIE CUTTER' tracks. Goodness knows for years the nascar rules have resulted in "COOKIE CUTTER" cars. Now it seems the corporate sponsor influences have resulted in even having "COOKIE CUTTER" drivers. Seems there are others besides me taking notice. Take a look at this. Its highlights from the recent race at Texas Motor Speedway. Look at the vid and stop it at 1 min. 52 seconds. That's all you need to see. Forget about what's happening on the track. Just look in the stands.
  5. FORD vs. FurrrrRoy?

    Got it. Read it. Good stuff H/T.
  6. FORD vs. FurrrrRoy?

    Ha, Ha, Ha, H/T, Yeah, me too. I was out at Speed-O-Rama in Austin back then every Friday night, unless of course I was out chasing girls. Even took a couple out there at times. But hey, it's all good. Anyone who had Farah Fawcett hanging out at their house couldn't be bad, even if she wasn't chasing you. Texasprd I finally got around to reading that article in your post. That was incredible for sure. I'd recommend for anyone interested in that era read that article. I guess that debunks the rumor of about Holman-Moody. Apparently their contract with Ford to build N-car 427s was just THAT. What I found most interesting after all they spent on all that R&D for those LeMans motors, simply reducing the compression ratio turned out to be the fix for durability they were looking for. Whoda thunk it? Huh.
  7. FORD vs. FurrrrRoy?

    You never know for sure what you can believe is true or just rumor, texasprd, but I remember back in the day reading somewhere that a company that prepared 427 Ford engines for NASCAR had a hand to some extent in preparing the engines for those cars. That company was named Holman-Moody. Their trade-mark was CP, which stood for "Competition Proven". Anyway, it's all fun and interesting, especially for someone like me who was around during that era. I look forward to seeing that movie.
  8. FORD vs. FurrrrRoy?

    Oh yeah H/T. '67 was the year I graduated from High School. I was all into all that stuff back then. In '66 they had one of those GT-40's on display in the SHOW ROOM at the local ford dealership in Austin. I remember going down to that dealership just to get a look at one of those things. Heck, they even let me sit in it. That was pretty cool for a teenager to get to do back then.
  9. FORD vs. FurrrrRoy?

    I keep seeing TV ads and promos for this new movie coming out soon. Saw one just this morning on TV. It reminded me of those great times in racing. Soooo, I got to looking around on YOUTUBE and came across this. It even has a couple of Texans in it you might recognize. If you plan on going to see the movie, maybe you best not look at this. On the other hand, if you do, you can say you first saw it here on LoneStarSpeedzone.
  10. be truthfull

    Not to worry H/T, I was just "RATTLIN' YOUR CAGE a little." Have a good day!
  11. be truthfull

    You mean like this? ----->
  12. Howdy there Nick. Hope you are feeling much better by now. H/T, you doing fine, I trust. We just returned from the OTHER northern coast ……… Seattle. Been up there for about 10 days, visiting my son and daughter-in-law and seeing a few of the sights around there. Day before we left, Thursday, twas 55 in the morning and inched up to 70 by late afternoon. Light coat weather for us. Didn't even get a bug bite. Driving home from the Austin airport I did however, run over a rattlesnake just before we turned in to our driveway. That was a nice welcome home.
  13. I'm sure I can speak for all on here. We genuinely hope you get to feeling much better real soon, Nick.
  14. Austin Racing History

    HI Rodney. Got your e-mail and read that article by Mr. Coffee (no, not the coffee maker, but rather the gentleman). Fascinating stuff for sure and I recognized just about all those names mentioned there. I attended my first race with my dad at Oak Hill Downs when I was 6 years old. That got me hooked on racing, still to this day. Yes, and I'm sure the author of that article is the same Mr. Coffee I am familiar with. You see, back in the early days of speed-o-rama, the stands were pretty well packed each and every Friday night and folks in the crowd tended to sit in more or less the same place each week. We would always sit on the top row just south of the press box. Mr. Coffee (that's all we ever knew him by) would sit every week four rows below us and about 15 seats south of us. His claim to fame there was every time the announcer mentioned Waldo Harper's name, Mr. Coffee would clasp his hands around his mouth in a megaphone fashion and shout out in either an authentic or contrived British accent, (we never knew for sure) the phrase "WELL, BULLY FOR WALDO!" We never tired of his antics at that and always had a good chuckle. Just another of the fond memories from that era.
  15. Austin Racing History

    Here is an action pic from Austin Speed-O-Rama from 1963 or possibly '64. It appears to me this may have been the first turn of a Trophy Dash, among the top four season points holders at the time. Those were all out, hammer down, 6 lap races to start out the evening of racing. These cars were the asphalt super-modifieds of their time. As you can see, there was no one prototype for those cars. All were of different designs. That made it all the more interesting. The 43 car sports a 343 Chrysler Hemi with three 2 bbl. carbs. The 2 car sports a 327 chevy with two 4 bbl. carbs. The Drivers were as follows: #43 driven by Johnnie Doyle, #3 driven by Ed Starr, #2 driven by Bill White, #11 high in the background driven by Buddy Jerkins. Those guys always put on a hell of a show week in and week out on Friday nights in Austin. It was no nonsense racing, fast, hard and very clean. Incidents as the one shown here were infrequent. There were just too many OPEN WHEELS flying around that little quarter mile track where contact could be disastrous. Those races were tremendously popular at the time. They usually raced before a packed house. ENJOY -----
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