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Old 01-08-2019, 06:16 PM   #106
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Yep, it had to end - but I didn't want it to. I believe I've watched the whole series between 2-3 times. Simply good stuff!
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Old 01-10-2019, 03:03 PM   #107
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Little story from Don Garlits about him having to run the 426, he was not happy about it and loved his 392, here is how he got the 426 to finally run better then his 392! This was published in Hot Rod magazine.



“I’d figured out what I was going to do,” he says. “I was going to run the 426, blow it up, load it up, and go back to the 392. Walk away from the Dodge sponsorship, the whole mess. So the next day I put 40 degrees spark lead in the thing — we couldn’t run more than 34 in the 392 or they’d split the cylinder walls. Everyone knew that, so we all ran the 426 the same. My crew was sure I was going to blow it up. They had the backup engine in the truck, ready to go. Well, I make the run, and what do you think it runs? 214 mph! A new world record. We get it back to the pits and drop the pan, expecting to see damage, and it looks beautiful, we didn’t even change the oil! So I get the wrench on the magneto to try more, and the crew is begging me not to, saying ‘Big, it’s a nice engine! It just ran a world record! Don’t blow it up!’ but I got to know, so I go for 50 degrees, and it runs 219. That was it, that was the end of the 392 for me.”


Soon other racers figured out the secret and by the end of the decade the 426 Hemi was ruling racetracks in almost every configuration. The engine’s race rep followed it to the street, and it took a brave soul to line up at a stoplight against anything with a Hemi badge on the hood. Today street Hemi cars command sky-high prices, and it continues to be the engine architecture of choice in contemporary Top Fuel and Funny Car racing, a fact Garlits puts down to it being “the best tool for the job,” and Bill Weertman describes as “very flattering.”
So, yes, Tom Hoover, you should be proud.


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Old 05-19-2019, 03:29 PM   #108
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I’ll leave this here!


Bob has it running and got Mr. Jobe by his side!

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I wonder if that was the real Jeep Hampshire in the car?
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Old 05-19-2019, 04:07 PM   #110
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I wonder if that was the real Jeep Hampshire in the car?
John Strom I believe is who Bob said.

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Old 05-24-2019, 09:00 PM   #111
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Old 05-24-2019, 11:07 PM   #112
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That's a good looking drawing!
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Nice, very talented!

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https://youtu.be/FocGeooImgQ

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Thank you sir for that! The car that Bob built with his friends is the most accurate reproduction of the original car, even down to the parts that were identical to what was originally run, and he had the support of Tom Jobe! Those are the wheels that Tom made on the front of the car just like he did for the original back in the day!

I want to believe the original car still exists and some really sharp guy has it stored away in the rafters somewhere just waiting for the right time to reveal it and put it up for sale, it will be worth a ton to any oldtimer with money and will be the draw at any cacklefest!

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Thank you sir for that! The car that Bob built with his friends is the most accurate reproduction of the original car, even down to the parts that were identical to what was originally run, and he had the support of Tom Jobe! Those are the wheels that Tom made on the front of the car just like he did for the original back in the day!

I want to believe the original car still exists and some really sharp guy has it stored away in the rafters somewhere just waiting for the right time to reveal it and put it up for sale, it will be worth a ton to any oldtimer with money and will be the draw at any cacklefest!

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Not a problem. I’ve been following Bob and talked to him several time. He as a piece of Surfers art I want badly but just bought a house and the funds ain’t quite there yet. But it will go nicely in my collection.

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You can see the old guy in the background with the black T shirt on, he got a little too close to that 98% and knew he had to get the fuck out of there! Everyone behind the car was scrambling!

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I've been to the chrr a few times over the years and love the old cackle cars there when they are on nitro the sound and smell is something you need to see in person.those old guys that drove them had balls of steel.

i went to the march meet and i must say i missed the cackle cars not being there.
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What a difference between 98% in the Surfer re-creation and the WCM car in cackle condition! It must be just what was said back in the day, everyone was struggling to run 70% and the Surfers were at 98% or the whole can and doing it reliably!

Even then everyone said you could hear the Surfmobile over the other rails it was soooo nasty!


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SURFERS 51 EPISODE PLAYLIST OF THE INTERVIEWS THAT BILL PITTS PUT TOGETHER!

I did not make this, I found it and wanted to share it will all of you!

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...QqL2sHUAJIaUBu

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VIDEO TRIBUTE TO TOM JOBE:

https://www.hemmings.com/blog/2019/0...f-the-surfers/

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