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Old 03-22-2011, 07:53 PM
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Top Fuel Engines turn approximately 540 revolutions from light to light, 900 if you count the typical burnout.
dinger you get the prize.

Dave they get free oil, we always did any how. Enough for the race car, and all our daily drivers.

Dan it's your dance.

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Free Oil

I, too often got free oil when I was running a car in C/MP, but never when I was in SS/F

My point was that the oil has to create some drag from the oil pump and etc at a zillion RPM or so - and is just one more thing to screw up during the "between rounds" teardowns. And since there is not likely to be very many complete revolutions on it since the last build about a half hour ago - seems almost silly.

Yes, I said ALMOST silly - I'm sure if they could live sans the oil, they likely would - except for those sponsored by motor oils, (like a certain Funny Car with "CASTROL" written all over it) who have a vested interest in having the fans see them pour the stuff in.....
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The first automobile to ascend Mount Washington was
A. Make of car
B.Driver
C Year

Bob, what was the car you raced, I went to Brainerd a few times, around 69-72.
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Mount Washington

Would that be

Mount Washington, New Hampshire?
Mount Washington, Nevada?
Mount Washington, King Co, Wa?
Mount Washington, Mason Co, Wa?
Mount Washington, Ore?
Mount Washington, BC?



Answer may depend on WHICH Mt Washington you want to drive up!
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Would that be

Mount Washington, New Hampshire?
Mount Washington, Nevada?
Mount Washington, King Co, Wa?
Mount Washington, Mason Co, Wa?
Mount Washington, Ore?
Mount Washington, BC?



Answer may depend on WHICH Mt Washington you want to drive up!
I didn't know there were so many Mt. Washingtons! This one is in Maine.
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The first automobile to ascend Mount Washington was
A. Make of car
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Bob, what was the car you raced, I went to Brainerd a few times, around 69-72.
I worked with John Hagen, In 69 we would have had a 68 Cuda Pro Stock, Which started out to be a SS/A car. Then in 70 we went to a Duster. We were Plymouth Racers, Got a lot of parts, plus the car, from them. We weren't first tier, Guys like SOX and Martain, Plymouth factory car, the Motown Missle, Butch Leal, Dick Landy, They all got the good stuff first.
WJ used to be are cross town rival, Rod Anderson from Duluth would help us some. He raced a blown 40 Ford Coupe, His son Craig Anderson.
John got Killed the year after I quit, at Brainerd. I never went to a drag race for 20 years after that happened. Then "Wings" from NSRA, the one that plays the music, also does the big WOW shows, talked me in to going, I think he just wanted a place to stay as I only live a few miles from the track.LOL

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I didn't know there were so many Mt. Washingtons! This one is in Maine.
dinger, That one wasn't one of the choices.

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Mt Washington

Didn't know there was one in Maine - I had just looked up Mt Wash in a computerized on-line mapping program and found the ones I listed. USGS seems to have an incomplete list

My immediate response would have been accurate and timely, but based on data for Mt Washington Ski Resort on Vancouver Island, BC as that is the one I would have immediately related to. However, since I know that virtually everyone who poses a Q on here is mucho smarter than me, I look for the hidden meanings. So I thot - Hmmm - I wonder if he even KNOWS about Mt Wash on VanIsle - maybe I should see if there any others and sure enuff......
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I didn't know there were so many Mt. Washingtons! This one is in Maine.
dinger, Are you sure that the Mt Washington you are looking for is in Maine, as the one in NH. is right across the border from Maine, And when you call up the one in Maine, They end up talking about the one in NH. which is the tallest in the Northeast, and in the White Mountain range, which is in both states.

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From Google search. http://www.climbtotheclouds.com/history/
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Now billed as one of the oldest motor sports events in the United States, the Climb to the Clouds was first run in 1904, seven years before the first 500-mile race at the Brickyard in Indianapolis and 12 years prior to the inaugural Pikes Peak Hill-climb in Colorado. Run sporadically throughout the years, many famous race-car drivers and automobile manufacturers have competed in the event through its’ colorful history.

In 1904, the first year of the Mt. Washington Hill-climb, Freelan E. Stanley from Newton, Massachusetts, co-creator of the famous Stanley Steamer, drove his 6-horsepower, 800-pound steam-powered car to the summit of Mt. Washington only to be beaten by Harry Harkness from New York. Driving a 40-horsepower Mercedes that weighed 2,200 pounds, Harkness posted a winning time in 1904 of 24 minutes, 37 and 3/5 seconds.

Since that first year of competition, many well-known drivers have competed and won the Climb to the Clouds such as “Cannonball” Baker in 1928 & 1932 and the legendary Carroll Shelby in 1956. Driving a Franklin in 1928, Baker raced to an amazing time of 14:49.6 seconds. Carroll Shelby, driving a specially prepared Ferrari roadster in 1956, posted a record-setting run of 10:21.8 seconds on his way to victory.
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From Google search. http://www.climbtotheclouds.com/history/
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Now billed as one of the oldest motor sports events in the United States, the Climb to the Clouds was first run in 1904, seven years before the first 500-mile race at the Brickyard in Indianapolis and 12 years prior to the inaugural Pikes Peak Hill-climb in Colorado. Run sporadically throughout the years, many famous race-car drivers and automobile manufacturers have competed in the event through its� colorful history.

In 1904, the first year of the Mt. Washington Hill-climb, Freelan E. Stanley from Newton, Massachusetts, co-creator of the famous Stanley Steamer, drove his 6-horsepower, 800-pound steam-powered car to the summit of Mt. Washington only to be beaten by Harry Harkness from New York. Driving a 40-horsepower Mercedes that weighed 2,200 pounds, Harkness posted a winning time in 1904 of 24 minutes, 37 and 3/5 seconds.

Since that first year of competition, many well-known drivers have competed and won the Climb to the Clouds such as �Cannonball� Baker in 1928 & 1932 and the legendary Carroll Shelby in 1956. Driving a Franklin in 1928, Baker raced to an amazing time of 14:49.6 seconds. Carroll Shelby, driving a specially prepared Ferrari roadster in 1956, posted a record-setting run of 10:21.8 seconds on his way to victory.
Rich you are more than likely right, but this is in NH, not Maine.

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I believe Richard is correct, Mt Washington, NH, but dang, it should have been me and my trusty Ford, but I got halted at the half way point due to high winds and a snow storm in June. This is the place in the world that had the highest measured sustained wind at over 235mph. It's not a particularly tall mountain, but it does get some nasty weather. Maine - their tallest is Mt Katahdin, which is the Northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail.

Sorry, geography lesson....

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Hey guys, sorry about the confusion on the location, but the article i read didn't name a state. Richard got it, when I googled it trying to find the location it mentioned Sugarloaf. It's all yours, Rich.

Bob, I have met Rod and Greg Anderson, good people. Greg's uncle Les (he helps at every race) introduced me to Greg when he was Warren Johnsons pit chief, around 1990 IIRC. Tim Nelson, a friend of mine from those days, his Dad used to tune a lot of the top fuel guys from the area, Allen Nelson was his name. Tim introduced me to Les. Rod and Greg used to sell cars in Duluth til Greg hit the big time. A small world. I miss Minnesota at times, it's hard to beat for outdoors things to do. Right now i don't miss the snow. We have had 5 inches of rain the last 5 days, so much for the drought we've been in, it's over.
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Thank you Dave.
How many orange boxes are located on the centerline of a contemporary drag strip? Where are they located?
Rich

I never got anything but trophies running E/MP Pit crew whoever was around when it was time to leave for the track. Buddy Martin drove my car a couple times he liked it ( it could pull giant wheel stands 68RR) These times (era) were among the best time of my life.
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OK, here is a shot of memory at work. 60 Feet, 300 feet, 600 feet, 1000 feet for a 1320 full quarter mile strip.
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