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Old 11-21-2012, 07:15 AM
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An old friend of mine, The Late Joe Davis of the Davis and Ingram race team built a Record setting T altered , at one time had 4 records at the same time. , The Jewel T, picts and stories on the net. In the 70's Joe was one if not the first to use adjustable coil overs on the rear suspension, He also had the wheelie bars mounted so they did not follow the same place as the tire tracks. He coated the wheelie castors with white shoe polish, on launch the white polish laid a pattern on the track , He would go back and see if they were even, if not, then adjust the coil overs to get even pull from both rear tires.
If you google Jewel T drag car and watch the old video's on U tube , one of the launch shots shows the shoe polish being laid on the pavement. I don,t know what type of timing lights you use where you race, but Joe was able to jump the lights in the old days with offset and solid disc wheels. I have posted some info on the Hamb forums and so has Ingram's son about the team's Fiat altered , the first Funny car Mustang, Colt 45, and the Jewel T, they built and raced

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