LOL- "If MXA didn’t do tech articles, there wouldn’t be any written anywhere."

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i cracked up when i read this one!! :laugh: :laugh: :rotfl:

"If MXA didn’t do tech articles, there wouldn’t be any written anywhere."
 
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Bruce - Who is the genius behind that pearl of wisdom?
 
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Jody has reset the POSER bar once again :)
 
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Rich

This has noting to do with the boisterous claims of MXA. Rather an acknowledgement and endorsement of your referencing a quote by Tom Hanna. I have seen his work over the years. Stuff was too pretty to be subjected to a racing enviromnent
 
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duke said:
Rather an acknowledgement and endorsement of your referencing a quote by Tom Hanna. I have seen his work over the years. Stuff was too pretty to be subjected to a racing enviromnent

Tom Hanna certainly defines the word "craftsman" :worship:
 
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Oh yea, can you say...Eagle Electric, Atlas Oil Tool Spl, Cretz, Greer, Coleman, et al
 
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For those who don't know what we are talking about check the following links. They pretty much sum up Tom Hanna and his work ;)

http://www.wediditforlove.com/Hanna.html

http://www.wediditforlove.com/Hanna-CHRR.html


.... notice how I'll take any excuse to steer a thread off of Jody the poser and the MXA chuckleheads, while directing it towards someone with REAL TALENT who lets his work speak for itself. ;) It's a gift. :laugh:
 
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Hey Rich,
Do you have any idea of what numbers that car ended up running in the 1/4 mile ? I never looked at an old style dragster before. Did you guys notice where your "boys" sit in relation to the differential :yikes:
 
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Your astute observations and estimation of possible severe injury is what prompted the racers to refine rear engined cars. More then a few guys became disemboweled from clutchs, axles, etc exploding in their lap. Fires in your face are a given
 
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A little blurb from the NHRA's Top 50 drivers profile of Don Garlits
http://www.nhra.com/50th/top50/


The 1970s opened badly for Garlits when a transmission explosion -- in the fatefully tagged Swamp Rat XIII -- in the final round of an AHRA national event in Long Beach, Calif., cut his car in half and took a portion of his right foot with it. That was the last straw for Garlits, who had been sitting behind the oil- and fire-spewing supercharged, nitro-burning engines for more than 10 years. Having already reached a speed of 240 mph two years before, Garlits was faced with quitting or making the novel rear-engine dragster design competitive. He chose the latter, resulting in his second major accomplishment.

Exactly one year later at the race where he was hobbled, Garlits took his rear-engine Swamp Rat XIV to the final again. Several weeks later, he became the first to win an NHRA national event with a rear-engine dragster when he set the Top Fuel class on a new course by winning the Winternationals. Within two years, the front-engine dragster was extinct. Garlits' first rear-engine dragster not only rejuvenated "the Old Man's" career -- he was 39 -- but revived the class at a time when the danger of the diggers and the surging popularity of the new Funny Cars had Top Fuel on the ropes.