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Today 05:21 PM
boothboy
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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
You are correct ,is is going on the block at Barrett Jackson ,,billed as the race car that never ran,
Shelby pulled it from the race because of a restrictor intake issue,
ask us one .


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SpeedwayRyan


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from Indianapolis, IN






Can't say where the Shelby cars are, but a little background on the second high-profile year of turbines at Indy (John Zink and a couple of other guys had tried turbines earlier, with none qualifying until '67).

Ken Wallis was the guy who designed the turbines for Andy Granatelli the previous year (in which Parnelli Jones led most of the race before a failed bearing caused him to drop out late in the event). Lotus teamed up with Andy and STP and brought 4 of their "wedge" turbines in '68, in addition to the turbines entered by Shelby, despite the new USAC rule limiting the inlet area on turbine-powered cars. Jimmy Clark, who was excited about driving the Lotus turbine, had died in April of '68 in an F2 event, so Chapman brought in Mike Spence to drive one of them. He died in practice, and apparently that, combined with the questionable legality of an air inlet that increased in size as speed increased, caused Shelby to pull his entries. Some say USAC asked him to leave because of the inlet issue, Shelby said that turbines needed more development after seeing Spence die...maybe it was a little of both. Parnelli Jones and Jackie Stewart were set to drive the turbines as well, but injuries (Stewart) and backing out thinking that the turbines wouldn't be fast enough (Jones) led to replacement drivers Joe Leonard and Art Pollard being signed.

There's more to the story and it's very interesting. Here's a link to the whole story and a ton of great pictures.

BB

http://www.sopwithmotorsports.com/bl...o-win-indy.htm
Today 03:22 PM
496CHEVY3100 You are correct ,is is going on the block at Barrett Jackson ,,billed as the race car that never ran,
Shelby pulled it from the race because of a restrictor intake issue,
ask us one .












SpeedwayRyan


Member

from Indianapolis, IN






Can't say where the Shelby cars are, but a little background on the second high-profile year of turbines at Indy (John Zink and a couple of other guys had tried turbines earlier, with none qualifying until '67).

Ken Wallis was the guy who designed the turbines for Andy Granatelli the previous year (in which Parnelli Jones led most of the race before a failed bearing caused him to drop out late in the event). Lotus teamed up with Andy and STP and brought 4 of their "wedge" turbines in '68, in addition to the turbines entered by Shelby, despite the new USAC rule limiting the inlet area on turbine-powered cars. Jimmy Clark, who was excited about driving the Lotus turbine, had died in April of '68 in an F2 event, so Chapman brought in Mike Spence to drive one of them. He died in practice, and apparently that, combined with the questionable legality of an air inlet that increased in size as speed increased, caused Shelby to pull his entries. Some say USAC asked him to leave because of the inlet issue, Shelby said that turbines needed more development after seeing Spence die...maybe it was a little of both. Parnelli Jones and Jackie Stewart were set to drive the turbines as well, but injuries (Stewart) and backing out thinking that the turbines wouldn't be fast enough (Jones) led to replacement drivers Joe Leonard and Art Pollard being signed.
Today 03:13 PM
bubba1955
Quote:
Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
Since it has been about 24 hrs I will try this one

What is it who built it ,I don't know the year,
Shelby Turbine Indy car. The year was 1968.
Today 03:02 PM
496CHEVY3100 Since it has been about 24 hrs I will try this one

What is it who built it ,I don't know the year,
Yesterday 07:02 PM
boothboy
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Originally Posted by Joe G View Post
An STV is a Suction Throttling Valve; an air conditioning component that varies the flow of refrigerant on the low side to maintain a constant temperature at the evaporator coil. If I had a stuck one I would try some percussive maintenance (tap on it with a small hammer), if that didn't work I would call my friend Terry at Auto Air & Accessories and buy one of his STV eliminator kits, which, if I recall correctly, replaces the STV system with an orifice tube and a cycling switch.

Yep.

I always used a large wrench.

BB
Yesterday 04:29 PM
MARTINSR

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7OWVM50sBw




Brian
Yesterday 04:18 PM
Joe G
Quote:
Originally Posted by boothboy View Post
No one's asking so here is a quick one.

Your working on a 1962 to 1965 Cadillac and you have a stuck STV . What is it and how do you fix it?
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BB
An STV is a Suction Throttling Valve; an air conditioning component that varies the flow of refrigerant on the low side to maintain a constant temperature at the evaporator coil. If I had a stuck one I would try some percussive maintenance (tap on it with a small hammer), if that didn't work I would call my friend Terry at Auto Air & Accessories and buy one of his STV eliminator kits, which, if I recall correctly, replaces the STV system with an orifice tube and a cycling switch.

Yesterday 09:09 AM
MARTINSR
Quote:
Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
This is not Googling LOL
LOLOL, I thought I had asked that question before! LOL

Brian
Yesterday 08:29 AM
bubba1955
Quote:
Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
yea I know just a joke.
I know..It was a good one!!..
Yesterday 08:23 AM
496CHEVY3100
Quote:
Originally Posted by bubba1955 View Post
LOL!!...You're thinking STD.
yea I know just a joke.
Yesterday 08:17 AM
bubba1955
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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
Penecillin,
LOL!!...You're thinking STD.
05-28-2015 09:44 PM
boothboy
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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
Penecillin,
Wouldn't fix it!

BB
05-28-2015 09:06 PM
496CHEVY3100 Penecillin,
05-28-2015 08:16 PM
boothboy No one's asking so here is a quick one.

Your working on a 1962 to 1965 Cadillac and you have a stuck STV . What is it and how do you fix it?
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BB
05-28-2015 06:53 PM
Dragonoake
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Originally Posted by bubba1955 View Post
LOL!!...I got 9 years on you..I've got a good memory, it's just short. LOL!!
First you hearing goes, then your memory, and then .... ummmm ....
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