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Old 08-29-2009, 07:20 AM
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Kinda noticed that and was thinking along the same lines. I'd hate to see this thread die as I see it as a learning experience as well as entertainment. Maybe it just needs a rest while some new blood comes along.
When I was growing up, we didn't have this kind of communication in our town let alone the whole world.

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Old 08-29-2009, 09:49 PM
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Woulda thunkit that when were growing up, we would have been able to do this?
Is that the next question?

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I can't believe, that this thread is stopped!!!
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I can't believe, that this thread is stopped!!!

Post a question then to revive it - that is besides the one you just did (Preferably not about Zims/Gaz's or Lada's )
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See post 1559 for the last question.
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Old 09-12-2009, 11:32 AM
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Both USAC and CART have reserved the number 14 for A J Foyt and will retire it permanently when he leaves racing.


Why did AJ choose #14 in the first place?

Foyts words, not conjecture.
I searched and searched back when this was posted and coudn't come up with a thing, other than it was his first cars number as I remember. But nothing in Foyt's words.

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Same here.....I looked and looked and then I looked some more....still nothing.
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I couldn't find anything in Foyt's own words either. This is what I did find:

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Foyt selected the number 14 to run in 1967 following a disappointing 1966 season when he placed 13th in the standings and didn't win one race. Along with winning the 1967 Indianapolis 500, Foyt won the championship, earning the number 1 which he carried in 1968. He did not return to using the number 14 until 1973, again following a rough season in 1972 when injuries put himout of action for three months. Foyt never relinquished the number again despite winning two more Indy car titles.

Asked why he chose the number 14, A.J. Foyt said it had a good heritage having been campaigned in the past by the likes of Wilbur Shaw, Tony Bettenhausen and Bill Vukovich Sr. Foyt's fondness for the number may have stemmed too from the first time he ran a number 14 Indy car at Sacramento, California in October, 1962. Having switched rides with Bobby Marshman, Foyt won the event in the Thompson-Rotary 14 which began a 10-year association with Sheraton-Thompson.
Maybe that's the conjecture you were talking about.
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No conjecture there. It states "Foyt said"

Your floor, go for it.
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Aw c'mon now guys - lets keep this one going (its fun, and educational!)

Joe G - you're up - you ask the next question to try to stump the panel!

Joe? Joe? Where are you, Joe? You're up!
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Services will be Friday at 2:00. Killed by 3 little words.
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Oops, sorry fellas.

Next question:

What is this part? It's off a '52 GM car.

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That picture is kinda dark. Here's a better picture.



It's about 4" long and made of very thin sheet metal.
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Wow, that is an odd piece. My first thought is it helps to hold a rubber seal in place on the trunk, doors or hood.

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Wow, that is an odd piece. My first thought is it helps to hold a rubber seal in place on the trunk, doors or hood.

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Nope.

It's got nothing to do with weatherstrip or retention of any other part. Most GM cars of this era had them - 16 total per car. Some economy line cars did not have them.
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