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  • Hey Phil... aka Grumpy...look what I found

    Posted up on Facebook
    Thought that car looked familiar

    Thom

    "The object is to keep your balls on the table and knock everybody else's off..."

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    Originally posted by Monk View Post
    Posted up on Facebook
    Thought that car looked familiar

    Thanks Monk, those were some fun days, that picture would have been taken at Edgewater Park over by Cincinnati, you could run Elimnator 4 times a weekend over in Ohio. The car held the class record a couple of times, I should have put someone in the car that could have driven it.
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      So what's the connection between you and Jenkins?
      Thom

      "The object is to keep your balls on the table and knock everybody else's off..."

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      • #4
        nice 210 and it would be oh so valuable today

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          Don Garlits paid To Have Bill Jenkin's online obit and guest book extended ..write in or view
          Both are /were truly great men
          http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/dai...30582&cid=full
          Tom Compton never heard of either
          Last edited by SpiderGearsMan; April 6, 2013, 05:11 PM.

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            I dig the front chrome reverse wheels
            Thom

            "The object is to keep your balls on the table and knock everybody else's off..."

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Monk View Post
              So what's the connection between you and Jenkins?
              He built the Motor for me $,$$$, it was all worth it, the first full throttle pass was under the record.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by SpiderGearsMan View Post
                nice 210 and it would be oh so valuable today
                The car is still around here and a local guy is going to try to buy it and he'll restore it, if he can't get it bought he said he'll clone it. I thought about it but I have enough projects and I don't like to go backwards anyway.
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                • #9
                  It's in the Champaign area?
                  Thom

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Monk View Post
                    It's in the Champaign area?
                    Yes Sir it is, I haven't seen the car in 40 years but there are sightings and people keep telling me about it, I'm sure the motor is long gone but it would be interesting to see it restored.
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                    • #11
                      I'm curious about the Jenkins motor in the '57........solid lifter, high compression?
                      Thom

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Monk View Post
                        I'm curious about the Jenkins motor in the '57........solid lifter, high compression?
                        No Sir, it had what was referred to as the "Power Pak" option on the 283" engine, going off of memory which isn't that great I believe the Factory specs. called for a 9,5 Compression ratio, had a small Carter carb but we were also allowed a Rochester, Hydraulic lifters/Cam and dual exhaust and it produced a whopping 220 factory horsepower and of course that was back before they dynoed every engine so I don't know what kind of Jenkins horsepower it produced.
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                          back then ..stock meant STOCK !!

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by SpiderGearsMan View Post
                            back then ..stock meant STOCK !!


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